I have to admit the Republic Officer figures are looking sharp. Remember, these guys are the building blocks of the Imperial Officer corps someday. Why, Lt. Faytonni could very well be a fleet Admiral by the time of ANH even.
The Vader sorta P's me off because he's trashed by an action feature... The head is great though, and since an "ultimate Vader" has been on my to-do list, and since I have most of the parts I want to use already, the new/improved head will be great!
The Waitress droid isn't exactly interesting, but is one sharp looking figure. Kinda like those archive droids were about as interesting as butterless toast, but still came out as nice figures for what they were.
The Luke doesn't even deserve negative comments, it sucks that bad that wasting your breath on it is a travesty. Of course look for my review of it which I'm sure will be vicious!
I do see 2 redeeming features though. The sabre looks awesome, and the base looks pretty neat. What a bogus figure though.
The Emperor is weird... Does he have a complete headsculpt under that hood? I mean, what a neat customizing idea then. A hood down Emperor Palpatine, or a bitchin' Palpatine with soft goods. I mean, the dood has to shower and stuff sometimes and take that hood down once in a while you'd think. Or he's got the dark side all over... Even his smell.
I kinda dig the Emperor though mostly because we have a walking Emperor, a sitting Emperor, and now a couple lightning Emperors... I'd still like one really nicely poseable one with soft-goods though. It's yet another "to-do" list custom figure I guess because his likelihood of Hasbro doing him lessens with every year.