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There's definitely more that I would want from E7 and Tarkin is a great choice. I could live without the rest though, especially a young Jyn or the silly mind reading character. We didn't get Tarkin in the vintage line, nor did we get side characters like Owen, Beru, specific Imperial Officers, Rebel Leaders, Pilots, etc. My response was mainly to Darby's comparison of the original vintage line - I just don't think we've gone backwards since then. Sure, there is much more they could do, but for R1, I'm feeling pretty good about what they've done thus far.
I think you could make the case that we haven't gone backwards from the vintage line... but I think you could also make the case that we've gone backwards compared to what we got used to over the last 15 years or so - not just in quantity either...
So it's more like an arc that goes up and then comes back down, than some kind of steady line from 1977 until now.
And yeah, maybe a Jedda Pilgrim or the monster thing wouldn't be for everyone, but the thing that I enjoy the most with collecting is when something obscure or weird gets made. I've got a dozen different Tattooine Luke Skywalkers, but it's when they make something like Hermi Odle that collecting is fun to me.