To the people who said Luke is just a repaint, not important, not worth buying... You're nuts.
And I don't mean that to be a dick, but you really are nuts and must get this figure...
I opened my Luke and Padme tonight.
Padme, she's good... She's very crisp, good detail, and beside the elbow pin being **** (absolutely, totally, BS), she is truly an awesome figure. Great articulation, love the Droid blaster and wish I could buy packs of these alone, and I thought the deco was pretty spot on but that one pin... But she isn't the wave winner like some are saying.
Luke is the wave's winner at this point. Here's why.
-The sculpt is far more new than first thought. The head of course is, but so is the upper and lower torso. They're more crisp, and the shirt's FAR more detailed. The coat is maybe based on the previous figure, but far more crisply detailed. It came out of the molds just much better looking.
Likewise the holster is all new, and far more detailed than the previous figure. Truly, this shocked me how much nicer it is. Hasbro really needs to get its **** together on sculpting separate holsters with thigh-straps like this again. Totally appreciate that kind of detail. Plus it doesn't hinder the leg movement, at all.
Adding in that they gave a nice new left hand (probably both, but left one I'm sure is new) with separately sculpted index and middle fingers... Minor? Sure, but life-like improvements like that are what always set the bar, and this figure has them.
-New accessories... The pistol and medal are both new, and far more detailed than their previous incarnations. Totally worthy updates to both. I love seeing the details on the medal. This makes me very ahppy to get a 2nd of this figure in a later case. I want another of that medal.
-The deco blows the 30AC figure away... not just the skin tone though. The weird badge thing on the coat, the striping accuracy on the caot and pants, the gloss on teh boots, the color and wash of the hair... It's pretty damn perfect.
-Luke's expression alone... totally worth it. It's not so specific it's odd or out of place in other poses, but if you're like me this figure will largely be posed holding his hands behind his back and ready to get his medal... Well, let me say, this face sculpt has that "satisfied" grin, but still with the look of seriousness, that Luke had in that scene... It's classic, and really maybe the finest Luke likeness Hasbro ever has done.
Sure, there's no ankle articulation... The legs appear to be pure re-release. But they were accurate in the first place, and the ankle joints are the single joint I think can be cut across the board on all figures, and I don't believe it will impact any figure who has flat, neutral sculpted feet/ankles... IE: Not like the Clone Recruit from the 30AC line with his pre-posed "walking" ankles.
Really though, I thought I'd just give my $.02 on this Luke figure... I'd seen some folks passing on it, and I don't think they realize how improved it is. Some of it takes some examination, but this one's far better than I thought as well. May be my current favorite Luke in my collection now.