Well Pittsburgh seems to finally be getting this wave in some sort of quantity. The locals reported finding those pre-pack displays the last couple weeks, and I found 1 complete wave of ESB2.0 with an almost complete wave alongside them (no R2-X2). Basically I found 2 of everyone but R2-X2 then I guess. I think there may have only been one Concept Snowtrooper too.
Anyway, going over this wave...
-Bespin Guard is great except for two things... his height (he's a quite tall fellow) and his hat isn't deep enough to fit his head well. I think the POTJ figure's hat may even look better on him. Otherwise I'm ecstatic and hope they give us a mustached vintage asian/white guy, mustached vintage black guy, and I'd like a generic looking white dude with no facial hair. I'm not hopeful for any of that, but it'd be cool regardless in a battlepack or something that had maybe those two "head variants" looking guys, a repacked Boba Fett maybe, and perhaps a "floating" Han in Carbonite block repaint of the Saga carbonite block with some kind of clear stand for it. I can dream.
-R2-X2... Nice paintjob. That's about all I can say.
-Zuckus... I'm disappointed he doesn't have a removable pack/webbing and full cloth coat, but otherwise he's a long overdue improvement.
-Concept Snowie... Not my favorite design. Well done figure for what it is, but I liked the one we got in the 30AC line, so I just got Johnson's design for completist's sake of the concept stuff.
-Snowspeeder Luke... Oofah is that a nice figure. I'm getting a 2nd at some point I think to have a non-hood Luke to display too since when he's out of the speeder he doesn't have the hood on ever. Otherwise my hat's off to Hasbro for a pretty near perfect figure. I can't figure out where the clip to his grapple gun goes, but in the meantime it's just tucked under his coat skirt piece.
-Wilrow Hood... I bought my 2nd Willrow and left one behind. I may nab another one if I'm out and see this wave again though in the future. THe only flaw Willrow has is that they didn't put "Scott Approved" on the package or something.
Good fodder, and hopefully I can use him to put together a Rebel without flight gear on if I find a good torso for something like that. It's a great figure.
-AT-AT Driver... I already had him, but the figure seems ok to me. His helmet's big, but AT-AT Drivers had big helmets by every photo I've seen. Also people commented that it doesn't cover the back of his head, but I think they need to push it down a little harder because my figure's helmet totally covers his head, front and back. I'll buy a 2nd AT-AT Driver at some point, and probably a 3rd to pull apart.
At this point, I'm actually caught up, and that feels good...
till the EU wave.
I'm glad to be caught up... This wave's pretty cool. Much cooler than the ROTS wave which really left me bored.