The name's funny and I guess Jayson beat me to the joke I had all worked up for this thread... Good to know I wasn't the only one with priest jokes lined up. But the figure's pretty nifty looking, even if it's basically a repaint of the first figure with maybe a different head.
Some other tooling/accessory changes as well, but well, it's not like I've seen the final final production figures yet-- so there should be some nifty differences between the two.
I think the oddest point of this whole set is the fact that EE states "14 never-before-made action figures" and I see 3 repaints. What is the deal with that? That "never-before-made" says to me that they are all new with no repack/repaint and they have made that figure before.
There's a whole big issue of "what constitutes new?" I bring up every now and again in my column, because it seems to vary depending on who you ask. I'm going by the definition of new character = new figure, even if existing tooling is used. If (***IF***) this set had a Jango Fett in it, to be a never-before-made figure, he'd need to use new tooling. If (again, ***IF***) Jango was in this set and just a repack, that's not necessarily a new figure. ***IF*** the set has an astromech droid in it, and it has a different name than a previous droid, and is in new colors, then I would count that as a new figure. (If it had Anakin in it, and it switched heads with another Anakin, no, I don't think we'd call that new. I would personally consider it new in my collection [like the 2005 Battle Pack head swaps] but I wouldn't market it as such.)
It's not quite like discussing what the definition of "is" is, but for the sake of what *I* consider new, these figures qualify. New names, new squads, new armor, sure. New hat, not so much.
Anyone know the average shipping charge to CA? Thanks
Yes! Canada or California? Either way, you can find a full list of rates here
. It's based on the price of the order, not weight, so you can pretty much figure it out exactly.