Taking a look over yonder at GH's preview, I noticed a few things...
-Leia... I'm overall pretty happy, and while the attempt at "sheer" spacey fabric is different I'm not really disappointed with it. The figur'es what it should be to me... Simple, effective... Accurate headsculpt. A softgoods skirt with bendable knees might've been nice just so she could sit, but she's cool nonetheless.
-Lobot... Pretty great really. I rank him in there as being similar to a Senator figure. No need for flashy articulation, no need for goofy gimmicks... no need for any pose really. Just a nice vanilla cyborg. His implant thing coming out is weird, but I assume it's not intended to. The accessories rock and Hasbro gets an A for creativity in designing some "just off-screen" doo-dads for him. Nice figure, and nice apology for POTF2 version.
Now, the figure I actually had a problem with is the one I was hoping I'd love the most...
-Cloud Car Pilot... Not that he's bad by any means, but what the hell is up with Hasbro insisting on making "leaning" action figures? That lean doesn't totally ruin him, but it sure as **** detracts from an otherwise PERFECT action figure.
I don't get it... Why would they do this? Why'd they do it to Ach Med Beq, Lt. Faytonni, and the Clone Pilot as well? Is there some odd sculptor at Hasbro who specializes in figures who lean? Does this sculptor perhaps have a condition where he himself is constantly leaning to one side so when he sculpts figures they lean as well?
I want answers to these questions because I'm tired of leaning figures. Hasbro's new craptacular trend!
Don't do stuff like this...
Faytonni and Beq would be ultimate Custom Fodder if they didn't lean. CCP would be a simply amazing figure if he didn't lean. Other figures in the past were "ruined" by a lean that kept them from being truly great!
STOP IT! JUST STOP IT!
There... Said my peace. Whoever did that sculpt's a real jag-off for doing that.
Really nice accessories though... Love the belt/holster thing. The blaster and communicator are cool nods to the vintage figure too, and the helmet's see-through visor rocks as well.
Just wish that sculpt were NOT leaning.