Very nice surprise to see these pictures today. I'm hoping we get some loose shots at Toy Fair this weekend, then we'll have an even better idea. Overall though, I'm quite happy. I'm just glad that we're seeing this line continue. A few less than stellar figures aside (from the first wave), the overall line is probably one of my favorite parts of my collection...and I hope that this wave does well enough that we'll continue to see more of these in the future. Sure, I'm not crazy about the likely $10 pricepoint either, but if we get really nice figures, I'd rather have them that way than not at all. I'm one that wouldn't mind seeing the majority of the vintage line made in this fashion too, even though it could/would get pricey. Anyways..the figures:
Luke (X-Wing) - One of the best of the bunch, and I can't wait to get him. The sculpt, articulation, and accessories all look great and worlds better than the POTJ version.
Han (Endor) - This was my favorite figure as a kid, and I've really been looking forward to a new version. I think it will be great, and probably articulated just as much as the first VOTC version. The trenchcoat might look slightly large in the bubble, but as many have said, its hard to judge figures like this one carded. A loose shot will give us a better idea. Either way, I'm really looking forward to it.
Biker Scout - Wow. What else can be said that hasn't been already? It looks great, and I'm sure its going to be hellacious to get a hold of. Hopefully everyone can find what they are looking for. I'd like to get 5 or so of them, but I wanted a lot more than the 2 VOTC Stormies I have too
. Hopefully he can sit on a speeder bike...about time for Hasbro to put one of those out alongside these, isn't it? The figure looks great to me though.
Tusken Raider - It looks pretty good to me. Again, we'll have to see about the soft goods. It looks sort of poofy, but it might not be as bad loose. I know that the VOTC Obi-Wan looked that way on the card, but mine looks fine standing loose. I've always kind of liked soft goods where appropriate anyways, so I'm optimistic. Hopefully he's well articulated as well, which I would think he would be.
Greedo - Not too bad of a figure really, but I'm not overly excited. The "felt" vest seems kind of unnecessary, but I guess its something different if nothing else. I'll pick one up, but I'm guessing this is the definite pegwarmer of the wave.
Overall they look great to me, and I'm glad to see this line continue. Hopefully we'll have another wave or something later in the year, with some Empire Strikes Back figures (or even POTF). The $10 price does kind of stink, but like I said, I'd rather have them this way than not at all. Heck, if the line scaled back someday to just being 20 or so of these type of figures each year, it wouldn't be so bad. Hopefully we'll see more at Toy Fair.