OK my turn to play the game...Saga-053 Darth Maul (Sith Training)
... This POS is the easiest pass on the entire list I think. He was a nice statue in 2002 to sit and collect dust on the shelf but in 2006 he's no better nor worse, and since I got him for $2.99 I believe, I'll gladly pass. IIRC he's pretty easily found at the local Toy Show for about $2. Yeah, bigtime pass.Saga-054 Chewbacca (Cloud City)
... If it were the Early Bird Chewbacca, I'd be buying 2 anyway. If it's the now outdated Chewie, it's an easy pass.Saga-055 Kit Fisto
... I got one already so I'm not sure. Part of me thinks I may want a 2nd one to use for customs but at $7 I'll likely pass on this one.Saga-056 Holographic Commander Cody
... I'll pick him up. By shots, he almost appeared as though he had new legs and a neutral stance, so if that's the case it's appreciated. It looks like that anyway to me... I like holo figures at times, but I hate when Hasbro goes nuts with them like last year. They ultimately feel like you're paying a whole lot for a whole little, if that makes any sense. I liked the CC shots of this one, but I'm really hoping those legs are nice and neutral and that's it.Saga-057 Clone Trooper (442nd Siege Battalion)
... I like this figure myself. I'm ok with the "Production" repaints of the Clones since it's kind of a concept type deal but they're incorporating it into the line and trying to makei t part of the story... It may not be from the films but I enjoy stuff that could've been at other fronts or whatnot like this, and since they did pull from the early Clone Concepts I dig it a little more.Saga-058 R5-A1 Imperial Astromech Droid
... Love it. I hope they do more R5 repaints, namely the single R5 I want more than any other is Red Leader's which is a royal bitch to paint by hand. Please make that droid and the Pilot too.Saga-059 Clone Trooper (5th Fleet Security)
... See the above Clone Comments. I'll army build him if they're available.Saga-060 Clone Trooper Sergeant
... I could use more since there should be more Sarges than Commanders, Captains, and Lieutenant's. I will pick up a number of these then, though I won't be going ape**** army building this figure like I would've a plain white CW Clone had they given us that.Saga-061 Super Battle Droid
... I'm kind of ok with this figure. I'm curious more about the plastic being used than the figure itself and I dig the camo repaint. I could stand to see all green repaints as BD's appeared in green some comic art.Saga-062 Battle Droid 2-Pack
... Same as above, I'm more concerned with the plastic quality as to whether I pick these up or not more than their deco...
If they're a good plastic though I'm in for army building this set.Saga-063 Holographic Obi-Wan Kenobi
... Like I said, too many holographic figures starts to annoy me. You feel like you're getting a lot less toy for the money for some reason. I also feel two holo's in a row is really annoying... I'd have preferred both Holo figures were a Mustafar repaint of Pilot Obi and Evolutions Anakin. Better toys to me than holographic figures.Saga-064 Commander Appo
... I'll be army building galore.
I'm happy with the #6 sculpt 501st we got in the battlepack but this figure is fantastic.Saga-065 BARC Trooper
... A figure of much debate. I'm going to be picking him up because I actually don't mind it much despite sculpt inaccuracies. It's better to me than the Gree figure last year that faced a similar situation (very inaccurate), but that's just my opinion. I'll hope for a better SA Kashyyyk Trooper at some point though.Saga-066 Yareal Poof
... I'd have to see what he actually comes with and how much of an improvement, but I've got like 3 of him already so this is a likely pass at this point.Saga-067 Darth Vaderís Astromech Droid
... I love astromech repaints and I love the Jedi Fighter repaint for Vader too, so I'm all into this figure right now. Saga-068 Padme Amidala
... I've had this custom on my desk for a while so if Hasbro's going to do it for me then so be it.
I'll pick her up. It'd be cool if they gave her a nice softgoods cloak but oh well.Saga-069 Clone Trooper Engineer
... Same as other Clone repaints above. I'll buy it.Saga-070 Kitik Keedkak
... Depending on the paint quality, I may be picking her up because the 3-pack figure wasn't too accurate I believe. Saga-071 Nabrun Leeds and Kabe
... Paint again will be a big deciding factor for me as to whether I buy these or not... I recall in 2004 vowing I wouldn't buy the Sandperson or Jawas... I caved and bought them because of just a great paintjob.
What'll bug me is that Nabrun's outfit is so distinct, I kind of like displaying the repaints together as just buddies from the same species. I'm not sure I'll want Nabrun because of that.Saga-072 Labria
... The paintjob looked pretty sharp on this one, I may cave on him too.Saga-073 Aurra Sing
... The figure's a must-buy because of the differences.Saga-074 Mace Winduís Astromech Droid
... Like the other astro repaints I love this figure without even seeing it. Count me in.
And let me say that I agree that the fact Hasbro has an entire wave devoted to Wal-Mart is a huge faux pau on their part... Even if the company pushes them through distribution well, I think it's sad that they did this... Wal-Mart's support for the line is questionable to me, as is their distribution, but they do what they feel they have to I guess.
This just has disaster written all over it... I mean, while I found the twins sets and all the figs they were packed in with, I read a whole lot of people did not find these easily and it seems like our area was just the exception and not the rule.
My bigger fear though, is that this happens more routinely in the line. Not cool.