The angle cuts on some of the VOTC figures are disappointing.
So much for "Ultimate" versions... Close, but not quite.
Han's great though, and Yoda's about as good as Yoda can get I think...
Lando's REALLY good except those elbow joints... Ball/sockets are hidden better and allow a greater range of motion so that's a slight disappointment on him. The cape I can stomach because of having extras of the POTJ to swap with.
Leia I'm ok with except she appears to have the least articulation of all the figures I think, save perhaps Yoda.
Obi's legs are my biggest gripe... Soft-goods skirt and his knees don't bend? WTF is the deal there? His odd looking arms would be a close second, but I can stand them. The robe's puffy but I plan on seam-ripping a Pilot Obi robe and using it as a pattern to make my own Jedi robes from the material they used on Total Control Mace.
If you guys didn't get Mace, but have the opportunity to check one out, I highly recommend just checking out how great the softgoods are on it. Simply perfect!
Luke... I'm torn. Part of me thinks the idea/concept is interesting, and with how many POTF2 ones of him there are, and the fact you can make an almost "perfect" Luke with thse bits and pieces... I dunno, I kind of like this one then. The head's a little off, the robe's puffy, but a removable belt is COOL, and the fact he may have the best "shirtless" custom fodder torso ever is intriguing... I'm anxious to see how he looks without the cloak because he could be useless if his sculpt underneath is bad.
R2-D2, unless he's swiss-army R2, isn't going to be great... Unless this figure can open at damn near every panel with every known gadget he had, and has articulated ankles, retractable 3rd leg, etc., etc., etc... I just don't see this being a great one.
3PO... Same as above, but articulatin replaces the other stuff, and for some reason I'm thinking he's just going to pop apart to make an accurate "pull-apart" 3-PO... Call me crazy I guess. Or perhaps cynical is more the term.
Boba Fett... Short of possibly the Stormtrooper, THIS is the figure that's going to be in demand I think. Vader a maybe close 3rd, but Fett's going to dominate demand IMO. They'd better not cut corners on this guy. I want a side-arm, ROTJ paintjob, softgoods cape and wookiescalps, working holster, accurate blaster (if it pulled apart at the barrel, I'd simply worship this figure), and full use of ball/socket joints. Hasbro could even go the extra mile and give the double-jointed torso to Fett and it'd look totally cool. Here's to hoping.
Stormie... Army builder = selling well, at any price. I just hope he's not off-kilter as far as height goes next to the CT Stormie. I'm updating all my CT Stormies with a hand/blaster kit and I'll happily line them up with these new guys. The new guys will be the dominant ones in any diorama though, and I'd happily buy 100+ more of them if they look good with the CT figure.
Vader... The hottest with collectors behind Fett I think, because I know people who won't bother with VOTC who will still buy this and the last 2 figures just because. Vader's chain's awkward, and he seemingly had some articulation skimming too if I recall. Not total ball/socket joints!?
Vader with the double-jointed torso would've rocked too... What's the big deal? I'd have liked it.
Hell, Durge got the Double-jointed torso, yet some of these guys aren't? Blah! And Durge ranks, as weird as it sounds, as the #2 greatest Star Wars figure behind the CW Clone to me. Durge is so heavily articulated it boggles the mind. Makes me wish I was a kid again because I'd have Durge whipping the bejesus out of G.I. Joes as Cobra's newest "secret weapon" or merc.