« on: October 9, 2014, 09:06 PM »
Overall, I'm pretty happy with what was shown at NYCC. Not a huge showing, once again, but it really hasn't been for awhile now. Honestly, it almost seemed like as much was shown here as was at SDCC. The 3 3/4" Black Series stuff is really nice, I'm especially excited for the new Carbonite Han. The Leia Boussh looks really nice too, although I was pretty happy with the TSC version. The Jawas are cool, as well as 3PO, and of course Mosep.
The 6" stuff had a nice showing again, with the IG-88, Boussh Leia, Luke/Han Stormie, Emperor, etc. all looking pretty nice. Nothing else shown for the deluxe sets, but we do already know about the Taun Taun and Wampa sets.
Honestly, what I was sort of surprised by was the Mission Series and Saga Legends stuff. Now, like most, I'd prefer more articulation than what these offer, but I thought the new stuff looked kind of cool. I have picked up all the OT based ones so far, and will continue to I think, and the new stuff looked neat. Bespin Han, the Luke/Leia set, the Hoth set, and Yoda/R2 all looked nice. Like it was already mentioned, I think that Yoda might almost look better than the recent Black Series release (although we haven't seen a final copy yet). I often think, if this is what came out with the POTF2 release in 1995, people would have been blown away.
I knew we likely wouldn't get any Ep7 reveals yet, but I am a little curious about the future. I noticed in the little Avengers preview for the next movie, they seem to be taking the same 6" collectors figures and 2.5" figure and vehicle line approach they did with Guardians. Since Hasbro often likes to cookie cutter the lines a bit, I sure hope we don't see that approach with the new SW movies. The 6" figures are great, but 3 3/4" is always the bread and butter for SW I think. Even if they go with the 5 POA style (which I hope we get more than that), at least it would continue that scale.