Anyone else UPSET? I don't know whether to be angry or elated. MAC has mismanaged this license so poorly that cancelling it may be seen as a mercy killing. A cursory glance of their forums will show you they never encountered the words 'public' and 'relations' in the same sentence. I'm upset that the Willow figures I've been looking forward to are doomed. And Tara, and Anya, and...
I really hope someone else picks up this license when it expires, and does this property justice.
I really like it. These are all figures (with the exception of Luke) that could use some retooling, but nothing to warrant a resculpt (Chewie and Leia). Hoth Luke however needs redone head to toe, like Hoth Han.
I've always been more into Marvel as well, on the superhero end of it. Most of what I read comes from Vertigo. Those are some of the best comics out there. The only superhero titles I read are Ultimate Spidey and Jim Lee's Batman.
I voted for Riekken too, but this is a nice figure. I'm glad we're getting him, but not over a figure like Riekken. I'm sure we'll get that figure eventually anyhow. The CS looks nice. I think my favorite bit is the shield. If the Stormies on Endor had some of those, they may have been able to deflect a couple rocks thrown their way.
Hasbro has fulfilled a long held dream by completeing the E1 Jedi Council. These are fantastic figures. It's a crime distribution sucks right now, because these are some of the best work Hasbro has ever done. I just hope these make it to the shelves. Me, I'm not going to wait. The second they go up for preorder at NewForce, they're mine.
I'm a longtime comic reader myself who also took a 'breather' in the 90's mostly because I was poor. I always kept an eye on comics and started reading them again in 2001. I'd also definitely recommend Ultimate Spider-Man, which one of the two best superhero titles out there, the other being Batman.