Got mine today... I got 2 Torryn Farr figures, two Snowtrooper Officers, Luke, and Yoda.
-Torryn Farr... A great figure, if not simply a headswap. Hasbro going the removable earmuff route is really a nice nod from them, and the kind of thing that makes a collector figure special.
I am planning a headswap, hopefully, and may buy more to do other swaps.
If there is a gripe, it's the badge has a sort of sloppier paintjob to it, and who knows how accurate, or not, it may be. It is a minor quibble. Some may cite ankle articulation lacking... On a $10-$11 figure, I would agree on that point but at this stage I'd rather see no (or rare) ankle joints to save money and improve paint apps. Speaking of, her hair has a nice wash giving it multiple colors and really stands out in a time when Hasbro doesn't do nice washes on figures. Her eyes and lips are also painted really nicely, giving her a nice but simple expression.
-Luke Dagobah... Everything I wanted. I personally would've preferred ball jointed elbows, but I appreciate where Hasbro was going with the double-hinged elbow, and for what it is, it does perfectly hold the straps of the backpack Yoda comes with. OTC exists so people don't have to gripe like this figure is the end of their world. I get what I want, and others long ago got what they wanted, and so I'm pretty pleased.
If there are gripes, it's paint apps and the elbow joints obviously. The joints are visible. Ball joints COULD have achieved this with the right design behind them, but the effect is really good the way they accomplished it IMO. Again there's another Luke without these, and most of us own it. I'd say Luke could've used a paint wash on the hair as well. Mine has perfect hair and eyes though, and a heavy wash on the shirt costume. I just feel the hair could use a little to give a less mono-chromatic (right use?) of the hair color. Luke's hair wasn't dark so the lack of wash stands out even more on him than say on Han Solo or Leia's darker hair.
I'd tack a minor gripe on the light saber hilt NOT clipping to the belt as well. A doable thing they overlooked and which I'll fix with a quick custom bit but which would've been nice had Hasbro done it in the first place.
Oh, one more gripe, almost forgot it despite it being my biggest about this figure... The "flesh" colored pins on his hips are distractingly noticeable, and I'd say his upper leg portion was part of the same mold the arms were molded in because the ankles are molded in the proper color. Those hip pins are really noticeable though. Fixable with the right paint, but that's tricky and a friction point so wear is an issue unless you're good at bonding paint to plastic. I find that far more annoying than any other issue, elbows included, and would re-buy this figure in a heartbeat if it had the pins fixed.
-Snowtrooper Commander... They're Lieutenants IIRC, but yeah anyway they're ok. I like everything about both my samples from paint to articulation, EXCEPT two points.
Point one is the plastic skirt... At this stage of the game, why would you go that route and not cloth? It's a collector figure, and the plastic obviously negates the usefulness of the leg articluation. The TVC Snowtrooper was outstandingly well done and featured cloth that looked just spiffy fine. I'm disappointed hasbro did an about-face here and opted not to use cloth.
And Point two would be that both my samples have right hands that fall off easily. This is a design flaw, contrary to popular online opinion that all figures with posable hands have this issue. If the ball inside the hand's post were larger, it would plug into the socket on the forearm, and would not pop out easily. That's disappointing, and something that shouldn't occur.
-Yoda... OK, so I came into this wanting to hate this figure, yet I can't. People online are whining up a storm about him, and I wasn't pleased about the articulation cuts either. That said, here's my view...
My sample's paint is flawless and detailed. The eyes are great, the hair is perfect, the nails are all applied well, all of it... The sculpt is simply perfect, with the best possible expression chosen. It is miles superior to all other Yoda's on the market in that regard. Plus his costume under the robes is exactly what you'd expect even though you don't see it ever.
His accessories are plentiful... Aside from a snake, how can you not like the cane and the perfectly sized removable belt? The backpack is a bit too big and I agree with that complaint, however I've heard NOTHING about the buckle in the front that actually works, nor the awesomely accurate blue striping along the pack itself! I'll be shrinking the pack down eventually by seam ripping it and resewing it a little more snug. Easy peasy fix if you know how to sew at all... If not, eh, sorry? Lastly the flute is cool, fits him well (not too large or small), is decoed... Great.
The obvious gripe is articulation. And that some folks want super articulation, which I actually disagree with on this figure. I agree he needed more than he got. Namely, elbow joints and wrist joints. With just those two (4 total) points added to the figure, I'd have been over the moon and he'd be my top figure of the wave. His legs are fine as is, and he's an example of, for once, me saying a figure did NOT need knee articulation, nor ankle articulation. This figure's fine and friggin' dandy without it. Elbows and wrists I feel are legitimate complaints, and my honest to god only complaint on an otherwise flawless figure.
Frankly I'm shocked at this point at the complaints being as strong as they are from the folks who already got theirs. I love mine.
I didn't get Dak yet, and I didn't get anyone else... I don't need Bastilla Shan or anything like that. I'd like Daks but not for $10. Anyone selling Daks for less, I'm all ears.
I'm going to wind up probably buying two more Lukes and possibly another Yoda or two as well. I like custom bits to be around. I also may get more Torryn Farr, and ironically I'm done on Snowtrooper Commanders. For my money he's the weakest of a great wave (him included. He's a solid figure, just not perfect which he could've been).
Luke, I could see doing quite a few customs of/with. I have a quasi-pattern for a coat, and I'd like to see him with that on.