Well they're opened now, and I'm having my cigarette.
Someone asked about the Mon Cal pilot having a head you could swap with it, and man oh man, you've really got nothing here. The neckpeg on the Mon Cal pilot is really just designed for that head, so yeah, not cool for swaps. DB put Jerjerrod on but he's got the hat on and all, so not really a great option either. Some work and you could do a headswap but nothing simple by any means. Kind of disappointed there.
The Pilot is pretty great otherwise... The details are nice, pretty good paint aps. I like pilot diversity too, and he definitely gives you that, so my hat is off to Hasbro on that. The inability to really re-use the body is a bummer though... It'll take work if you want to really make it useful ultimately.
(Mc)Cracken is pretty cool... I was looking forward to him, but I have some nits to pick on him too. I first find the the lack of gear with him disappointing... He has his helmet on in scenes, so the least they could do is give you the helmet for the guy. He's half re-used parts too it seems, so why not give you the friggin' helmet. Hell, for this price give you the headset too. Be nice.
He's sculpted to either have a bit of a stomach, or "poof" to his costume... It comes off weird because the belt is so recessed underneath the overlap there. Oh, and once again a Trooper with a belt and holster. Thanks for that on that Fleet Trooper Hasbro.
But it's a good holster on (Mc)Cracken and it's functional and so that's good at least.
One big disappointment on the Colonel though... The pins on his shoulders. I rarely cite this as something I'm upset about, but on Cracken it really REALLY shows. They're bright tan on the darker brown vest. Really horrible looking and a shame because the sculpt is pretty fantastic overall, but marred by this.
Back to accessories (Mc)Cracken comes with, the big gun is perplexing... It reminds me of the Jabba's Nikto with the big deck gun. WTF was that thing designed to go with!? Well, Col. McCracken has an equally perplexing accessory with his bazooka weapon that has two plugs on it that look like it maybe was intended to go with some vehicle or something. Weird. Not very detailed either, kind of cheap looking. It seems like a weapon from another era almost.
The best figures in the wave are the mains... Leia is mostly re-used, and I didn't buy her, but she has a lot going for her since the body was fantastic and the head is new. The robes are nice, she has removable goggles... It's a nice figure regardless of the re-used parts.
The Lando is the home run... Great sculpt, great likeness, great articulation, pretty good paint aps, great accessories right down to his gameboy. Really a great figure. Best of the wave actually.
He has the working holster, goggles, 2 separate robes, the gameboy, a pistol... He's just great, and a figure that I think everyone will want 2 of. Like Zam Wessel's last figure sort of, I think people will want to display him both ways, and with Lando's proven failure at retail, it's probably a good idea Hasbro delivered a double buy figure here.
Another plus in Lando's column is he's basically the only totally new figure in the wave. Everyone else re-uses parts, and as far as I'm aware Lando doesn't. I didn't compare him closely to General Lando, but I'm pretty sure his headsculpt is new as it looks better to me. This is definitely the wave winner and you're gonna want more than one.
Luke is nice too... He's a nice Jedi Luke but it's a little downer to me that you can't put his saber hilt in his belt somehow. He does stash it when he and Leia are going for their escape. Again, re-used parts... couldn't Hasbro give us a "shot" hand too?
I see people disappointed in the cloak on Luke and I can't blame them I guess, but to me softgoods are something that anyone with some time and a sewing machine can remedy. Find a Vinty Luke cloak and use it as a pattern... I just don't get too annoyed by things I can fix myself with some ease. It's not like painting something, or sculpting.
Otherwise though, Luke's rocking everything he should... A solid sculpt, hyper articulation with the ball jointed wrists and hips, a nice wind-swept hair to his new headsculpt... Not sure if you can swap heads with the nicely combed Duel Luke, but if you can that's pretty awesome.
His saber parts are neat, so you can have him sort of building the tools of his trade, but overall he's really just a solid Jedi Luke that could be re-used repeatedly. Again, my only gripe on Luke is the lack of an extra "shot" hand.
An overall commentary on the wave though...
This wave re-used so many parts, it's not even funny. Other than Lando, everyone re-used major components like the legs/lower torso of an older figure, or arms, or an entire sculpt except the head... I'm not against that, but it's just fun to point it out in this day and age, how money's saved pretty routinely in this line.
Oh, and by the way...
Luke's belt.... what's up with that?
When did he wear this?