They're an interesting mix but I keep hoping you're right Spuffy about them being potentially from another era of quality. Not to say they're bad at all, I love Derlin and Veers overall, but I'm still have some gripes... Namely, the knee joints kill me. The Cantina wave was SO perfect, they should have just made htis a standard... Especially when you know Veers is going to be as good as an army builder to many. Same with Derlin. I know I already want a bunch to put new heads onto him. I'm also disappointed in Veers' hat not being removable. I'm more irked about that because of the customizing potential it would have given me though. At the end of the day it's a flaw in my eyes though but the knees are a much larger issue to me.
The holsters rock though (even though Veers' holster is not correct since he didn't wear it without the armor)... Not sure why, but Derlin seems to have that pathetic pea shooter that the POTJ Fleet Trooper had... Why reuse that sculpt? I'm confused by that, but whatever... I have the good ones around here to re-equip him with I just hope they fit the holster.
R2's different... Vader's worth buying to have basically an opened 500th Vader... The Gonk is my favorite, I don't know why. I just love those droids and it's nice getting another one. Veers is great custom fodder despite the leg articulation and hat, and Derlin's great despite the leg articulation and pistol.... Those knee joints just kill me though, and I hope that this isn't a sign of the way things will be across the board.
The AT-AT Driver's the clear-cut winner though of course. Great figure... Not one I wanted particularly, but great figure overall. He's what the standard ought to be for 85% of the line's new sculpts. I'm glad he doesn't look like he'll put the old sculpt AT-AT drivers to shame too much either, so I won't really have that urge to retire them like I do my TIE Pilots. That's a plus.