I think the 3.75" Black Series is the ONLY way we'd ever get Leia in this outfit from TFA, so I'm kinda glad she got a slot. I'm definitely glad she got a slot instead of a 3.75" SA rendition of a character like General Hux.
This I just completely disagree with, haha. Sorry Pete... I'd take SA Gen Hux over any Leia outside of an ANH resculpt, any day at this point. Maybe not a "general duds" Leia from TFA maybe. She was more important in that outfit I think, for that film.
I liked Ceremony Leia for what she was, but honestly I can't say I'd ever have cared if they never updated her at all either. To me, SA slots are precious few right now, and Leia (old Leia) really sucks to get one. That said, if it were her in her General's uniform and not this goofy outfit she wore briefly, I'd have much rather had THAT figure made, but at the same time, neither one is as interesting to me as an SA Resistance Trooper (so Stormies have some kinda targets to aim at poorly), or some random alien even from Maz's. Or the cool droid there for that matter.
Han I love, but I'd take Han in any outfit from any film in the SA line. Speaking of, was his coat blue in the movie? I can't recall. If it was, cool nod to the vinty figure.
The "new" droid is a cool deco, but man, $13 for a droid repaint blows. That said, I like droid repaints and just paid $70 for 7 of them soooooo I guess I was already down that rabbit hole for the most part anyway.
On Phasma, I know she didn't do jack in the movie really, but neither did Boba Fett or Jango (much) so I just am glad to have a SA version of her because I really just want to be able to pose her like she IS doing cool ****. I envision that she has done quite a bit, and figure she's a badass ultimately, and so getting that SA version (was gonna make one, now won't) is quite awesome to me.
TFA didn't have a TON of memorable figures oddly enough... I'd like to have seen better articulation on some of the aliens we've gotten, but Maz's was kind of a brief alien bit that was glossed over. Outside of Resistance Pilots/Troopers/officers, and First Order pilots/troopers/officers, I feel like there just is a few main guys in outfits to wish for with this quality level.
SA Poe in Resistance Pilot Ground duds, and then a "tortured" deco variant?
I'd buy both. One can wish. A SA Finn in trooper duds. An SA General Leia would be cool for me, and an SA Han in the outfit he appeared in 90% of the film in would be amazingly awesome and my top TFA want I'm sure (saw the 5POA and it's not a bad sculpt but not poseable kills it for me).
So yeah... Ceremony Leia, and this Leia, they just don't have the umph for $13, to me. I think if Maz can get a figure, any Leia can... Maz is an alien, sure, but at her character's core she seemed just like a little old lady too. And hell, Hux as a basic 5POA figure? Did kids really care about him either? I think anything's possible, even in the "aimed at kids" line.
But an SA Hux... That'd actually be kinda cool to me.