« on: November 19, 2003, 04:06 PM »
Well, I respectfully disagree Spuffy. A new Bossk is not good news, IMO. This is one of the few POTF2 figures that was pretty good. And that self-same POTF2 figure was just re-issued in the Ultimate Bounty 4-pack. Not good planning, IMO.
If we were to get another Bounty Hunter in the Star Destroyer wave, I would have hoped for 4-LOM. That's one figure that was in need of resculpting, with it's wasp-like waist. The protocol droid sculpts have gotten much better in recent years (TC-14, K-3PO, Deluxe C-3PO, R-3PO), and 4-LOM's body is based on a protocol droid. Just hold your POTF2 4-LOM next to the SAGA Deluxe C-3PO and you'll understand where I'm coming from.
The other choices in the Star Destroyer wave are good by me. And with only 3 basic figures in the set, I think we might be in store for an Ultra figure for this wave. My guess is Darth Vader with meditation chamber.
The Battle of Yavin wave is definitely a hit with me. I like the sculpts and the character choices. Dodonna, IMO, should've been done as a vintage figure, but that's me. Antilles is my favorite of the bunch. I like the work they did, and with the custom I made of Antilles as well as casting my vote for him in the Fan's Choice poll, I'm a happy guy. Gold Leader is a good addition to this wave as well. He's got signifigant lines, and plays a small but important role in the attack on the Death Star. Plus, he was played by Rosie LaRose of Strange Brew! That makes him cool in my book just by virtue of that fact.
It looks like they may indeed have sculpted a new Rebel blaster for the three Rebels. A nice touch, since the one that came with the POTJ/SAGA Trooper was a little small.
The Imperial TIE Pilot seems a little odd, but to be expected from this wave. Who else would Hasbro use to represent the Imperials in this battle? Pilot Vader? Please, the POTF2 CommTech Vader serves that purpose perfectly. As for our TIE Pilot, It looks like it might be a different sculpt than the one that's been issued with the three recent TIE exclusives. The helmet looks slightly larger. It definitely bears further examination. The blaster looks like the smaller Imperial blaster that's been shipping since POTJ.
All in all, I like what I see, with the exception of the Bossk news.