I was gonna complain that the bike won't fit the scout like it should, but screw it I know I want a new Speederbike.
The old sculpt is so oversized and gangly... They need a new one with a clear stand for it to "hover" on. Sculpt it to-scale to the VOTC Scout... I'd gladly buy this beast. I'd buy dozens actually if the price wasn't outrageous on it.
Anyway, on the new photos...
My opinions are pretty much all positive based on the early photos we've seen. There is stellar articulation on each figure. It appears to me they all got spared the Hasbro Quality Axe as I call it, which is a first for 2006.
I mean, a whole wave of hits? How can you NOT love that?
The Sandperson looks like you can work with his softgoods, Han just looks good in that pic. That really is a nice job done on that coat. The Greedo is cool enough I guess but it does appear to indicate their continuation of this line... Personally I preferred VOTC but that's me.
Luke, fantastic... Scout, fantastic... Han's my favorite right now though. That's everything I ever wanted in a Han Endor figure. Count me in for several.
I gotta get a case pre-ordered on these now, it's without a doubt a pile of stuff I want.
I wish they would offer us these at a lower price. $8, and I'd be happy. I seriously wouldn't complain about buying armies at $8, I would buy customizing bits at $8, i'd even keep the packaging at $8... $10+, especially if they're really gonna keep this going, is gonna be hard. I mean, $10 ewoks are hard to justify... Same with Ugnaughts, Jawas, various astromechs... Even the aliens it gets tough to deal with financially.
The case ratio of 2x each figure really makes one wonder... Will these reship in different mixes or is this it? I want more Scouts and Sandies... Finding them will be a bitch.
Hasbro's gotta get it in their thick heads at some point that some of this crap sells steadily no matter how many you put out. #41's sold steadily even though they backed up. AT-RT Drivers sold steadily... They can't keep an AT-AT Driver on pegs around me, even at the $7 price. I just can't believe they'd sink the $ into molding/tooling up a figure like that Scout then limit it in some ways...
The mold toolings are fixed costs that you only are able to limit through increased production and sales. Granted some things are risky choices to recirculate in the line, but Stormtroopers and Scouts? The way to drop those fixed costs is to put them back out there... Same with the Evolutions Sandtrooper. VOTC Han over Cantina Han... It's the smart choice, and they're the figures more appealing to all buyers too... Hell I'd buy another VOTC Han if I saw it on a basic card... Paint his hands grey and put a headset in and I'm sold on that figure just for that little difference. I could use it for customs even if nothing else.