Got more... I picked up a pile last night, including the 2 DAK Troopers that simply rock.
Anyway, here's what I got...
-D-Day German Infantryman... Guy with camo helmet. He's about as good a generic German infantryman as they've made ever, pretty cool other than his oblong head... Paintjobs on these are iffy on the skin, but the bodies are pretty nicely painted. It's just odd how they cast the parts in white and painted on the flesh tones and such instead of casting in color.
This figure came with a removable black coat (open I think) and it rocks... The coat's not right according to Paul, I wasn't really sure though. It looks cool on him though, but no good rifle hands for the poseable coat arms unfortunately. If you don't use it, remember me because it's great customizing fodder, haha.
-D-Day German Officer... Weak in that he comes with less "stuff" but he too has the cool removable black coat. His is buttoned though. He did disappoint me that he didn't come with a Luger, a map case, etc. It would've been great to have gotten actually this guy's legs on a smocked camo body with an MP44 and pouches, but that's me. He's cool nonetheless, but getting his hat on isn't any small feat.
-Afrika Korps Officer... Cool figure, and works as an officer or a regular Joe... The figure seemingly lacks the holes for his map pouch and his ammo packets though, but the fact he comes with two hats is nice, and I LOVE the removable field caps on the Germans. I have him as a regular schmuck... Again, like all figures in this wave the paintjobs are so-so at best. The body is fine, but the arms being bare really show the sloppy paint. My Officer looks like he has a big scar on his right forearm.
-Afrika Korps Rifleman... Two heads, one with goggles down, makes this a great army builder, however the hats are molded on and that blows. Still, this is probably one of the best "generic" German infantryman ever made. I now want Brits and Americans to fight him!
-U.S. Bazooka Man... Pretty cool "generic" D-Day figure. If you've got extra gear it would go great with him as a regular infantryman, as he comes with no rifle, but he does have a pistol and some random gear... I'm loving the D-Day vests, if for no other reason than my own personal customizing selfishness. They're just simply ideal vests for Star Wars figures. Same ****** skin paintjobs.
This guy comes with 2 unique tipped rockets too. Dunno which is which but I assume one's anti-armor and one isn't. I'm unsure though.
-U.S. Rifleman... Same as above. A lot to love but the paint. One of these guys didn't have the vest and I can't recall who... I think the rifleman and the Bazooka guy (I may be in error on him) didn't come with the vest now that I think of it. I handed some off to BBI D-Day guys.
-U.S. BAR Gunner... I KNOW he had a vest with him and he rocks. His pouches seem odd though, but still a great figure in general with a modified headsculpt it seems (new hair on an existing head I'm thinking). Same ****** paint.
I'd say all the U.S. guys are fantastic though, and really I like this entire wave for the most part...
One disappointment was the headsculpt on the guy with the M1 Carbine which I got earlier... He can't have a helmet on him because his hair is too spiffy. Disappointing to say the least. I have him as a guy running up the beaches after falling and losing his helmet.
Another disappointment is that, instead of new heads all around, some of the heads are re-used between Americans and Germans, also it seems like some heads are simple modifications to past headsculpts. Youc an usually tell a modded head because it lacks the ball/socket joint that the new sculpts have. That's a little disappointing.
Anyway, so far the tankers are the slow movers... duh. Though the odd thing is, with some work and extra heads/helmets the tankers would make outstanding infantry for either D-Day or Bastogne (most of them have mackinaws, which rocks). I haven't seen either Pvt. Hodges or Lt. Richards, I can't remember which, yet. I think it's the Lt. though.
All these figures lack proper rank to their cardbacks by the way. The BAR Gunner figure is a Sgt. but listed as a private (would a Sgt. be given the BAR? I'm thinking no on that, but I'm not sure now). The 4 tankers are cool but just lack the umph of the others. If all of them had removable headgear I think they'd do better for simply being better fodder.
Someone needs to start making WW2 accessories... helmets and rifles in particular are in demand at this point. I'd buy some actually if cast in color.
Good stuff though, this wave is my favorite to-date due to the beefed up articulation... Which speaking of, the 2 DAK figures are lacking ball/socket shoulders indicating to me they are a hold-over from a cancelled wave of DAK at one point. I think they were made at some point and not released, maybe intended for TRU at one point and held over till now and mixed in. Disappointing on the shoudlers but still they're SA otherwise.