Some cool stuff coming in from Rebelscum there....
houghts so far are:
-Screen Scenes... That's a hell of a lot of 3-packs there. Granted, the base isn't costing them anything to make practically and I wouldn't doubt that half those figures are rehashes rather than resculpts. Still, it's a LOT of figures it seems. I dunno where I'm gonna display this thing because it's gonna be big ultimately.
I hope the figures are "up to snuff" as it were. poseable, soft goods, hopefully with lightsabres, and decent articulation. I was a little disapopinted with some of the figures in the previous two sets. The Mace needed some work for sure.
-Toy Fair/Convention figure... Ugh.
The thought alone is depressing. I just hope the Fan Club offers it. I think a 3PO or Stormtrooper makes sense, vac-metalized and all. W
-Sandcrawler... Eh, I guess I'm the guy that just isn't interested. I could've never seen this released and I wouldn't have cared either way. It's way underscaled (obviously) and just not interesting to me. I'd rather droids from it be focused on, or a nice playset of the interior with interchangeable droid parts, ala the vintage Droid Factory. To me that would've been much cooler. A working "vacuum" tube to suck droids up would have been a neat action feature on it... I'd dig that. A massively underscaled toy of the entire vehicle just doesn't appeal to me much on any level really though.
-TIE FIghter with new Wings & Pilot... Freakin' finally! The annoying thing though, is Hasbro eeked that LITTLE extra out by basically screwing Kay Bee over in offering their craptacular exclusive last year. And to me they jerked the consumer around too some.
If they DON'T include the accurate pod with this TIE, then it's a blatant attempt at Hasbro getting you to buy two to make one decent one. That would suck, but I wouldn't put it past them, and it's the type of thing that warrants massive organized negative feedback to the company if you ask me.
-Y-Wing... I'm hoping for a new sculpt... A whole new scale ship. It could be done easily enough. One with pop-off nacells would rock too! Imagine a "battle damage" effect like the TIE fighters have had? Anyone else thinking that'd be cool for this ship. I mean, Y-Wings dropped like flies in the movies, so I'd dig a new to-scale version of the ship with pop-off nacells. It'd make it look normal parked next to a Y-Wing and the new X-Wings too.
-Slave I... Well, I can't say I care much about this either. Unless the Fett's an impressively poseable figure, I'm disinterested in this. I'm sure they'll not create a new larger sculpt and likely will just use the E2 one. I'll only be picking this up if the figure's any good then.
A more poseable pilot Boba may be cool though, so we'll see. I think a Boba was listed on the Vintage OTC list though, so that will likely be a better version anyway. May just go with that instead.
-Naboo Final Conflict 4-pack... Eh, ok... I wonder if it'll be kitbashed armybuilders like Panaka, Royal Guard, Footsoldier, and Ric Olie? Or what? I could squeeze more than 4 figures into this pack, but none of those figures really seems all that exciting. And what large accessory could they possibly pack in there that we don't know of yet? Or haven't already gotten. I'm curious, but the way the 4-packs have steadily declined in quality, I'm not really drooling with anticipation. Could be cool if Hasbro went the extra mile and did some retooling instead of just repackaging, but what's the likelihood of that at this point? Slim to none, and I think I just saw Slim with his thumb out along the freeway.