« on: November 2, 2003, 10:07 AM »
I'll reserve my judgements of this figure until I have a hardcopy in hand. It seems premature, in my opinion, to critique a figure that nobody has in hand at this time. Photos can only tell you so much.
I've seen the figure in Chicago first hand, and the sculpt looks pretty good. It looks like a decent step forward from the POTF2 version. I wasn't able to see what points of articulation there were, but Hasbro has done a fairly decent job of camoflaging those points in recent years.
One interesting sidenote: the face of this Hoth Rebel Trooper appears to be slightly similar to that of a Hasbro design team member. This seems to be something of a trend/inside joke that's been going on. The first time was with both of the SAGA Endor Rebel Soldiers. Both of them resemble two members of the Hasbro-Star Wars team. A more recent instance is the human Jedi in the Clone Wars 3-pack who resembles a long time designer at Hasbro. Now, this one resembles one of the panelists who gave part of the Star Wars roundtable discussion at Wizard World in Chicago. It's kind of funny, because if you've ever met these guys you'd see the resemblance pretty quickly.