Has anyone opened one up yet and checked it out? Worth $50 or $60? I'm thinking more like $40 myself, but since I never had one of these as a kid, I'm looking forward to it, regardless of price. Much like the Shuttle a couple years ago.
I cracked mine open just a few moments ago. I've been entirely negative on this thing from the get-go and I'm still not impressed.
On the positive side, the packaging rocks, and once you rip it out of the box the paint job is great. Really detailed and dirty. If you set the vehicle out by itself with nothing else for scale comparison, it looks perfect.
BUT. But, but, but. Pick it up, and you instantly notice how light it is, and applying a fractional amount of pressure to any of the panels reveals how flimsy it is. Flick it, and it sounds hollow, like if you tapped the side of a $1 plastic beach bucket. The treads are static. The droid tube is held in by a tension tab, that, when pressed, makes the tube drop out the bottom of the crawler... onto the floor.
It's pretty to look at but is a miserable toy. Flimsy build quality and no play features. And, as I've always said, it's scale is so far out of whack with the regular 3-3/4" line and figures it's a real misfit.
The figures are... bleh. The Jawas, well the new OTC paintjob smokes these guys, but whatever, they're cool. The RA-7 looks like its made out of that same iffy gold plastic that the Deluxe 3PO used. I dig that it's a smart repaint but he's not really top quality either.
So, worth 50 or 60 bucks? Not a chance. 29.99? Maybe.
I still think this thing sucks. But considering we'd never see a retooled and improved one, its going to have to do, whether I like it or not.