As poor as the chases seem to be, I am still pretty jazzed by the basic 6. And I agree with the comment made earlier that if Antilles had been a chase, we would all be dropping $300 to get him. The TIE pilot is such a good throwback to the vintage figure. Leia is a big improvement over the toilet paper dress version from the early bird set. Vader looks supremely retro and will be great with the dx3 Ben. And antilles is a great addition, sort of the Garindan of this wave. The Dignitary is pretty cool too, and again, I'm glad he didn't end up being the chase- he would have gone for insane prices as well.
Maybe it's my nature, but I just have to disagree. I'm glad you guys are fired up and looking at this stuff as positive. To me however I'm seeing Hasbro deja vu all over again.
Leia is better, but I think the early bird set is fine and while yeah, an improvement is welcome, it's not really necessary.
Another Vader? Really? Cuz we were all hoping for it? I'm sort of ok with it if it's a more vintage-y version but I still don't find it necessary.
Another Tie Pilot? ****, I still have five from the previous release I never moved. We complain about $10-11 Hasbro figures for rehashes but because it's from Japan $14 is ok? Not for me.
R2? Yawn should cover it because we only have how many of him/it?
I'm good with Antilles (though not a figure I could personally care about owning) and the Dignitary though but I can wait for a $60 set some time down the road. The chases? They suck. 'Nuff said.
Some good points, but I still say the pemican and AT-ST driver are making you focus on the bitter tastes.
My first reaction to the vinyl/vintage re-does was an eye roll. But Ben is great, and I look forward to a vader to match. Honestly, the line can't survive on characters only seen for .7 seconds or that made it on to a CCG card. At least they have found a way to bring the main characters back in to the fold with some creativity (retro), rather than repacks (R2 has no business here though), unless he came with a holo leia, or something else unique (at least DX2 gave him a prop shot glass set).
What we want is often based on what we already have, but the series would dry up if they only let themselves try to make something that hasn't been made before. And we would (and) have cried foul at repacks, as many of us shelled out big bucks for things like han/luke stormie, etc.
I may not buy them all anymore, but I still find this line far more interesting than Hasbro's generally regurgitated and vomited offerings (CW being the exception for me).