I finally got around to opening the figures from this wave. Overall impressions?
___ # 07/55 Clone Trooper (Training Gear) - Pretty cool. But the way the legs are posed he looks kind of crooked. The snap on armor is actually cool, and works much better than it did on the 2002/03 SAGA Deluxe Clone Trooper. It's a really cool figure, but not what I had totally been hoping for.
___ # 07/56 Padme Amidala (Fireside Gown) - I think facially it's one of the better Padme figures. Overall the figure looks cool, but it's essentially a statue. Nice, but flawed.
___ # 07/57 Jango Fett (w/ poncho) - WOW! This figure really impressed me in a big way! All of the accessories are very good, from the armor, to the helmet, to the holsters, blasters and poncho. Even the way the poncho is sewn is such that it's hiked up for Jango's right arm to get at his blaster. It comes across as very "Clint Eastwood" from "The Good, the bad & the ugly". And the figure itself? Very nice. It's a shame that most of the sculpt is hidden under the accessories. This is the true gem of wave 8.
___ # 07/58 Voolvif Monn (Clone Wars) - This is a decent figure, but compared to some of the other figures in the wave it doesn't measure up. Especially if you compare it to Jango Fett.
___ # 07/59 Destroyer Droid (with 1/2 shield) - I've been a fan of the Destroyer Droid figures since the first one came out in 1999. This one seems like the first to REALLY get the look of the droid down pat. In an ideal world it would be cool to get a transforming one, but the figure is done on too small of a scale to make that practical. And I see the shield as just gravy. I would have liked it to be a little more translucent, but I think it was a very cool add-on to the droid.
___ # 07/60 McQuarrie Signature Series - Concept Rebel Trooper - This is the one figure from the wave that I've yet to open. To be honest, this is one of the McQuarries that I'm the least impressed with. When I open it I'll post more of a review.