They're finally here! http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87923
I just got mine. Interestingly, there's slightly better than I expected-- there's more to them than initially proposed.
I should note that the human heads for the Stormtroopers are GREAT. They're molded in a good flesh color that isn't translucent (like the PX Crimson Empire heads), so you should like these. I do. The exception is Jes Gistang, more below. (She still looks good.) And the holsters still don't work, just like the recent Han/Luke figures.
WOW. Includes lightsaber (new!), a whip (can be broken apart), and removable robe with wire around the neck and the base that drags on the floor. As hoods go, this one is easier to position and isn't too huge that you can't make it look decent. The whip splits in two, so there's a knotted piece of string inside the grip rather than hanging out of the bottom. This is the best figure in the set. One of my recent favorites, period, but I'm a sucker for Legacy too.
Her head was molded in flesh color, but her face was painted over and given make-up. She looks a little more doll-like, but it's a very expressive face. Helmet's a little snug, body seems to be either 100% new or just new except for the legs. She has a 2008 copyright on the legs, the rest are 2005. Her giant gun is indeed a reuse of an older G.I. Joe weapon. I approve. Does not have a holster.
Usual body, new head, AOTC-ish (movie/Gentle Giant) colored stripes. Helmet is VERY snug, but that's just as well because as far as I can tell we never saw him with his helmet in the comics.
Usual male body, new head. Blaster, GI Joe 25th Anniversary Cobra Trooper knife (you're welcome), Stormtrooper helmet. While he does look a little like Luke, I should point out it's NOT the same head and he totally has a mullet. The hair goes down long enough to stick out of the back of the helmet, which you will either find obnoxious or delightful. I think it's awesome. He will cutchoo, man.
It's a bald trooper. It looks good but it's basically a bald trooper. So the helmet fits just fine, and I'm not 100% sure if it is or isn't a repainted Basso head. Even if it is, it looks perfect.
Bowl haircut looks like Skafish from some shots. Basically looks like the guy from the comic-- helmet fits perfectly.
- The 4 male troopers have white plastic holsters for the blasters. The weapons don't really fit, so it's just like the rest of the figures based on this body type.
- All troopers have a Stormtrooper blaster, the same size we've seen since about 2001 with mini Bespin Leia.
- It's a big box of stormtroopers with some new tooling and a (as far as I can tell) completely new Sith Lord.
- And yeah, I work at EE and am totally biased.
So yeah, there you go. It be out, finally.