The Ewoks are appealing but what's with the use of the AT-ST again? That tooling (along with the speeder bike) really have seen better days and now it's in two Battle Packs at the same time.
I really don't see the collector or parent plunking down the cash for both...
What, really? I'm all over this action. Might even get 2 of each. If it is indeed $50 for...
- Scout Troopers x 2 ($14 retail)
- Stormtrooper ($7 retail)
- Han Solo ($7 retail)
- Chewbacca ($7 retail)
- Ewok repaints x 2 (let's split the difference and say $8.50 retail)
- AT-ST ($20 retail)
- Speederbike x 2 (let's go with $15 retail for the pair)
- Log action (two bucks?)
I'd buy the AT-ST, ewoks, and "grassy" troopers anyway. I figure those are worth at least $40 right there. I could take or leave Chewie, but a coatless Endor Han... OK, sounds good. Even if I were to chuck Han and Chewie into a wood chipper I feel like I'm getting my money's worth, as the DO WANT stuff is close enough to the asking price that the DO NOT WANT stuff is inconsequential.
I paid $25 for a black Scout Trooper with a black bike. Obviously, I am not too smart. However, $50 for two troopers, two bikes, and other stuff? Good other stuff I actually want? YES PLEASE. I hope they do more with this concept going forward and include slightly more new stuff. Not that I expect my Endor Dream Box with Sanyassan Marauders, Duloks, blurrgs, baga/bordok/whatever, Wilford Brimley, and so forth to happen... but I am nothing if not stupidly hopeful.
Seriously though, it's better than I'd expect for the price. It's roughly $80 worth of product in a $50 box, and some of that product is pretty gosh darn enticing. Plus... EWOK REPAINTS. Finally. (And no I'm not being facetious.) The only way this thing could be better is if they included a third log and some sort of platform to make a makeshift Ewok Village out of it.
Here's hoping just enough people are turned off by this so I can easily get one of my own, and by one, I mean two. (And by two, I mean like seven on clearance if it goes that far. At which point I'll probably trade away the AT-STs...)