« on: July 25, 2014, 09:09 PM »
A pretty good SDCC, but a bit of a mixed bag as well. Not that anything shown looks bad necessarily, but I was hoping for a little bit more news in the 3 3/4" Black Series. I guess when we were given the teasers about "change your underwear exciting" and this massive 12 figure wave that they were referring to this line and we'd see a little more. Maybe they will sneak in another 2-3 figures throughout the weekend in the case which they often do, but even some of the ones shown (Leia for example) have place cards that say Jan 2015. That doesn't leave a whole lot on the way for the rest of the year for that line either. I can kind of see putting Chewie out there again (I've always felt the EB one was pretty much "good forever"), and the new head is a nice spin on it. Aside from the Mission Series, Chewie actually doesn't seem to hit the pegs all that often anymore. I'm in for the OT offerings, and kind of like those clones as well (totally missed the Doom thing before as well, but that is cool).
I do collect the 6" line (the OT ones at least), and that stuff looks pretty amazing. I can't wait for those Hoth deluxe sets, always a big fan of the Taun Taun. The others like Bossk, TIE Pilot, and Han Stormie all look nice as well. Like others have said, there is so much potential for this line since they can go and re-do all the big guns (and everyone else) for the first time. I plan to stick with the OT ones going forward, they look nice.
I'm more excited than I thought for the Rebels stuff, particularly the vehicles. I'm definitely down for that Transport. Although I didn't have the vintage one, I had a good friend that did, and always thought it was pretty cool. I'm on the fence with the figures. I thought this time around I'd sit the toys out, and just enjoy the show, but we'll see if I can resist. Decent prices with the 5 POA stuff, so it might be more tempting.
Overall, I'm pretty excited for what's on the horizon, but I just wish there was more 3 3/4" goodness (Black Series). Not only for now, but it concerns me a little about Episode VII. We may see the whole line switch to the 5 POA stuff, since there doesn't seem to be a lot of priority for the 3 3/4" articulated stuff right now.