Very cool all around... Hasbro's articulation jump has me pretty pumped to see that they're finally taking the line the proper direction. Took years for it to happen, but they're seeing the light.
I see the point about repetition with all the figures, but part of me is happy to see it too since I was never pleased with the pre-posed figures of E2's run. Just seeing Shaak Ti neutrally posed is great! Same with all the other Jedi, so I'll be gladly buying many of these.
Collection 1's nicer than E2's offerings, by far and away, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't hoping for Collection 2 versions of Obi, Ani, etc. I applaud the effort to HIDE the action features though.
I'd say the big stinker of Collection 1 though, ironically, is the Clone. Something not right about him... I too am hoping for one using the SA body and not utilizing any action features... I think that's what is giving it the odder "look" I'm noticing.
The articulation's outstanding on most of the Collection 2 (and many of the Collection 1 figures aren't shappy in this department either). The neutral stances are great... Just simply, "Wow!" at this point for me.
Even Mon Mothma looks interesting. That's incredible!
I too hope for a red guard variant of the Senate Guards, Scott. The figure's poseability has to be outstanding (Glad I didn't army build with that crappy POTJ sculpt) to warrant soft goods... A simple red cloth swap and a new helmet, and you could really have something impressive there.
The Battledroid looks "eh". I hope he doesn't turn out as pathetically flimsy as past attempts.
That cardback has the old Star Wars figure senses on overload, but it's good stuff. MUCH happier with E3's lineup than E2's. I think we'll see more diversity as time goes too, and many more new characters. I think the Jedi are just so important they're getting a push, and many of the Council will maybe be meeting prominent fates.... Thus the redos. Or maybe they're just trying to apologize for E2's?
Man, I wanna see Luminara and Barris Collection 2 figures now after seeing Shaak Ti. OOOOOoooo Nifty. And Aayla Secura with a normal stance and good articulation!