I got to open my sets tonight... Thanks to my buddy Jim picking me up a full set by the way, but I don't think finding these will be tough. My TRU had several full sets just chilling. $40 is too much on these, I'm afraid.
That said, they're nice... but easily something you should wait to get for BOGO50%Off at least.
I like getting filler Jedi... They're an overlooked "army builder" because they're not generic, but years back I said, "Boy I'd like more Jedi army builders even if they just slapped new heads on some of these good Jedi sculpts!", and that's exactly what they've done with these.
In some cases it works... others, not so much.
The big drawbacks are the skirt pieces inhibit leg articulation on several... I am a huge fan of either very flexible plastic or fabric used here, and in this case they really used neither. I'd say some of the paintjobs are suspect as well... I have several lightsabers where the hilts aren't painted totally for instance, and several figures the hair isn't quite perfectly painted.
MOst seem to have good eye paint though, and other small details seem done right, but it's largely hair paint that's just not quite there on everyone.
Another gripe, easy to make too, is a lack of saber hilts... ALL Jedi figures should have hilt accessories. No excuses. One could argue a cloak is required too but I'm ok without everyone getting a nice cloak... The hilts though, that bites.
The headsculpts are all nice, but some of the body choices are kind of odd... For instance the Asian male Jedi uses a recent Nikto Jedi sculpt... The neck's a tad oddly thick in that case, but not too distracting. Just slightly off, and makes his head sit lower on the shoulders.
I like picking out what the bodies are they used... They seem, mostly anyway, to be re-used. I can't tell if any are new honestly. They all seem old except possibly the Weequay Jedi's. I can't place his.
The Clones... These are the bone of contention, but to me this figure was considered the pinnacle of this line for so long, and I think it's still a great sculpt. I found the paint on them to be crisp and vibrant... I liked the binocs as a nice extra new bit. Sure I'd rather had 2 more Jedi but 2 Clones isn't hurting me either.
I took my 2 sets back to the store... I had 2 $5 off $25 coupons and 3 $3 off $3 coupons... So the woman who waited on me at first was hesitant because it was over a week on one set I believe, but she wound up doing it without any prodding. She took the initial $14 off one set and used my other $5 off $25 coupon on the 2nd set, so I got $19 back and that was cool. That made this far more worthy in my eyes... These are definitely closer to $60 for both than $80. And as always, TRU has them priced perfectly to sell them for about that on all their sales.
So yeah, wait... I won't say that often, but on these and most of TRU's stuff, yeah just wait.
But I'd probably be up for one more set of these if Hasbro wanted to... That'd give us some more generic Jedi goodness. You have to have the guys laying around dead after the battle.