The only thing I can say disappointed me about this news is no Hermi Odle, who was the one Jabba's Palace character I truly was interested in.
Not that the others are BAD announcements. They'll be great additions to the gang of uglies already produced. I just wanted Hermi Odle more than anything else from JP.
The pictures shown are amazing, though I'd like to have seen Luke without the cloak too (I love the cloth cloak by the way! FINALLY some Soft Goods stuff so our figures can be posed!), but it's looking nice even with the cloak on.
Nice touch on the blaster too. I wonder if we'll get a Gammorean with working holster some day? Wouldn't that be a dandy extra to put the blaster in, and recreate the scene all together?
The R2's definitely got signs of greatness. The 3rd ankle appears articulated as do his outer ankles, which is a good sign (His just having a retractible 3rd leg is a good sign). My worries lie in the tray and serving spout. What's left on his dome if the spout is removeable? And does the tray come off even (If it does that's a really tight fit). If there's only a tiny pinhole on top of his dome, and the tray removes then I agree that this could very well be the finest R2 ever.
It would be the R2 that the Flying Saga R2 SHOULD have been, with removeable accessories and a heavily articulated astromech body underneath. We'll just have to wait and see if Hasbro thought this figure out properly.
The R1 droid, tied with Luke, was the highlight image to me... I've seen Luke before so I wasn't so gaga over that, but that R1 is just sweet. I wonder if it'll be a single carded figure or what he could come with? Kind of bland for an individual figure just the way they've been packaging things of late. Still, it's a new droid that looks amazing.
Isn't it ironic that we'll get an R1 droid before we received a decent R5-D4 figure?
I would've never predicted that one personally.
And the list of figures was just great! A truly "A list" of characters I think that MANY collectors wanted (Even if my Hermi wasn't on it). Bubo's probably my favorite announcement cuz he bites at people, but the whiphid iisn't a bad choice either, and just the # of people who've made a custom of him s hould warrant Hasbro to make an "official" one.
Now I hope next time they go to the skiffs and crank out some new goons, and Hermi Odle of course from the palace. The skiffs could use some "new" guys though, like Sgt. Doalynn, a Human guard, the cackling Nikto, Weequay Skiffmaster, etc...