Thanks Jeff... Ya know, honestly, I'd not even considered the thought they took my gripe about the thigh-strap for the holsters into consideration and it's cool if it is the case... I'll gladly take credit for it because I am a jerk afterall.
It looks better I think too, and the holster wont' magically stay still while the thigh-strap moves all over the place when posing him. Fantastic! I just wish the Han's had gotten it as they are better articulated afterall.
STill, I love Garindan... To me, besides the Sandtrooper, which is pretty perfect IMO (I love the stick... It's not even accurate to the films is it? It's just like this nice bonus they gave us) I think that Garindan is the winner in the wave... R5's nice, Hammerhead's an improvement but he's hardly a step up in quality to me... Luke's poncho kicks much ass by the photos (looks like it sits just right) and the hope chest of Ben's is neat... Han blows.
Garindan and Sandtrooper steal the show, and to me the Sandie only wins based on articulation. If Garindan had knees, he'd be my number one...
A close 3rd to them is Hem Dazon... While he's been my most wanted Cantina alien, I'm disappointed in the articulation. It's really tough to see 3 Cantina guys (counting Garindan) like this when in 2004/05 we got the Cantina Wave of figures that ALL had angle-cut elbows, swivel wrists, ball/socket knees, and then the basics for articulation... Those were standard-setting actionf igures to me. NOt perfect, not super articulated, but the ultimate in a compromise between fans and Hasbro.
You got great articulated figures overall, and sure they didn't do much but stand around, but you got some good quality toy out of your cash you spent... Not statues. Momaw's complete lack of articulation and the lack of knee joints on the other two just bothers me a lot. Hasbro can do better and at this point for this price I think they owe it to us personally. It'd just be nice to see a standard like that set, and then subsequently maintained throughout the line's life.