Weird wave... Nabboo/E1 are a bad memory to a lot so I think the "desire" for new figures in this film's catalogue isn't as high as other films... Still, there's a lot to like there as well.
-Pod Racers... I'm not a HUGE fan of the pod racers myself. The PR didn't have the staying power with me like the Cantina or JP did, and the aliens were very cartoony for my tastes... That said, TWO pod racers in one pack isn't bad. That feels "worth it". I'm not "excited" about these two but I'm happy to get something new...
-Rep Been... I honestly couldn't give a **** about this guy,a nd I'm amazed any time I see these guys on people's wishlists to tell you the truth. It's new... it'll look ok by Boss Ass I guess, but that's about it. I'm really disinterested in this guy. The irony though? I'll buy a couple because I recall more than one of this guy standing around. I'm a moron.
-Holo Maul... OOOOOOK Bad pose since he stood with his arms all folded in a huff (ala the first holo Maul figure they made) so I dunno, but whatever... Holo figures aren't overly interesting to me so I hate to see more than one or two a year at most. They're too easy to overdo and they always feel like a rip-off on some level. That figure should be $2, not $7.
-Gragra... Coolest of the wave, Gragra is one of the only interesting figures from E1 (other than resculpts) that I can think of myself... The articulation looks good, the sculpt looks fantastic, the accessories look spot-on... Does the pez dispenser have Gragra's stand and all? If so I may need to get that just for the sort of little diorama to go with the figure... Love this one.
-Naboo Ground Crew/Tech... These guys were EVERYWHERE when Amidala evacuated as well as when she returned to Naboo and formed all the resistance fighters together... That's reason enough to buy a lot of this figure. The fact that Hasbro gave it pretty good looking articulation, and a removable helmet, is making me love what they did... Guy's got a pinhead but other than that I think he's pretty cool looking.
Isn't it sort of pathetic though that the best army builder from the battle of Naboo is the flight crewman? Neither Naboo soldier/royal guard was particularly good, nor was Panaka... I want resculpts dammit.
-Obi-Wan... It looks like he has poseable wrists there so I'm wondering what's up with the arms. It'd be really nice if Hasbro put a LITTLE extra effort into this one by using more recent Jedi parts to form Obi-Wan's body under that robe. More poseable stuff from the Col. 2 Jedi from 2005... I could deal with the less than stellar headsculpt for that. If it's ANY of the E1 Obi sculpts in their entirety under there though, they're all pretty shabby really.