When I first saw these 6" toys, I was really excited for them. But as the weeks have passed, my enthusiasm for them has waned. I am still a little underwhelmed with the character selection for the initial wave. From my stump, I would say that an initial wave should really WOW the collector in terms of character selection; and I gotta say that the selection here is a little...ho hum. Although Hasbro stated to the contrary, Pilot Luke is not what I would call iconic. Well, in all fairness, I guess it is; but it certainly is not the first one to come to mind when I think of Luke in an "action" sequence. If you watch the OT, all Luke ever does while wearing that suit is sit in his vehicle. Granted, he's in a couple dogfights in A New Hope while wearing that suit, and he blows up the Death Star; but no lightsaber fights or blaster shoot-outs. He just drives a vehicle. If it were up to me to decide which Luke to start the line with, I would have gone with an outfit that invoked more physical action, such as his Bespin fatigues, or his black outfit in Return of the Jedi. There, you could pose him with his lightsaber, or have him draw his blaster, and it would invoke more of what he actually looked like when he did that stuff in the movies.
And the Sandtrooper? I know that a lot of collectors get some major wood over this character; but I only think of one thing: "Look, sir: droids!" These are the guys who just walked around Mos Eisley looking for droids.
R2-D2 is what I would expect from an initial wave; and he's loaded to the gills with accessories. He makes sense for an initial wave. And the Darth Maul figure is also a good choice for an initial wave. I just wish that the figure looked more like the character from the film. Oh well.
Like some of you here, I might just wait to see how these sell, and perhaps pick them up on sale.