Big Bad Toy Store has 3 other pre-orders for Acid Rain Laurel's up now, and I think this one may be up the Star Wars faithful's alley more!
There is a regular release Laurel Worker (black/yellow hazard markings... Kind of like the load lifter in Aliens), a "Ghost" all clear version Laurel (meh, not as cool to me but I may get one someday), and a "Dead" Laurel, rusted and with a corpse pilot to boot. Interesting on the last one... No hint of that being a regular release product, yet here it is. Also it has an arm-built cannon instead of a hand, which was only seen on other variant prototypes of this set.
Kind of bummed to see the prices are up/down on some of these. Considering first Laurel's price, I'd have appreciated seeing these come in a little cheaper. But such is life on import stuff. And these things are worth the price.
BBTS has pre-orders... Hoping EE puts up their own soon though!http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=ORI10022&mode=retailhttp://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=ORI10020&mode=retailhttp://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=ORI10021&mode=retail
The "worker" has been on my must have list since it was first teased eons ago. A basic, heavy construction mech. It fits in with Star Wars perfectly, to me. I could see the Empire having these in Kessel doing mining work, or on a Star Destroyer doing heavy lifting when needed. Just seems perfect. Star Wars figures do fit these well too, actually.
I've wanted something like that for a while now, and so I'm picking up two of that right out of the gate. The Ghost, meh... And while I like the idea of the "dead" one, the price may make me hesitant at that time of year. Knowing me though I'll probably still buy one. Love the line too much not to.
The Hiroshima Worker doesn't fit into Star Wars as well, but the colors are perfect if you can get past the font. :x Stuff like that just looks like the used "industrial" Star Wars look to it, and that it belongs in a different galaxy.