Well, here he is...
And I have to say I'm pretty disappointed... This isn't much of an army builder given what Hasbro's completely capable of at this stage of the game.
-The rifle, obviously, will be a gummy plastic and bent much like the Endor soldier's rifles....
-The torso may very well be a reused POTF2 body judging by how broad shouldered it appears... Not a sharp looking job there if it's a new sculpt.
-The headsculpt's mediocre... It's a generic rebel trooper with his goggles up which is nice in a way, but it's not the swiftest looking sculpt either.
-The bowed legs are a big let down for any army builder... If you're not going to articulate them, at least don't make them spread apart like that. Not to mention they appear to be very awkwardly unproportionate just as the POTF2 figure's were (Too skinny, etc...)
-And the final, and to me the most disappointing aspect of this figure, is the articulation... A basic 6 point figure? Sheesh...
Why no arm articulation to hold his blaster rifle properly?
This guy's really nothing special right now... his only redeeming feature is the skirt piece with a holster (Which MAY be functional). If that's the case, that's good, but right now there's too much "bad" circling this figure than good.
A nice posable army builder is what we should've gotten for this, a figure who desperately needed resculpting from the POTF2 days. Much like the Snowtrooper, I think the Hoth Rebel Soldier still is in need of yet another resculpt, even after this Saga figure... Nice poseable versions of both army builders would be very welcome to me, and I'm sure many other collectors.
Unfortunately, this is a dark spot on the recent photos we got from Hasbro that were pretty sharp. It was expected with this figure for me, but I really am disappointed that this one got the shaft from Hasbro... I know I'd have bought a ton of this figure if it were worth it... Now I'll just nab the "one" for my collection I guess.
A truly wasted opportunity I think, on Hasbro's part.