Well I finally got these the other day... (No Luke yet)
Initial impressions are actually mixed... not so much on Han, but rather Leia and Obi-Wan. Well, actually none of the 3 are truly "perfect"... neither was the SA Clone, but dare I say that he and Deluxe Durge were slightly more so than these figures? Hmmm
-Han... The closest to perfection by far and away I'd say.... My only gripes are the holster and the vest really.
Sculpt's incredible really, the articulation's hidden perfectly, and he's truly super poseable, but... The holster's thigh-loop is awkward because it doesn''t hold the gun. I almost would have rather seen a sculpted pistol belt, but yet part of me is ecstatic with the separate holster too. This is a real catch 22 for me.
The other thing is the vest is molded on. I like the removable vests myself, and think it would've improved this figure had it been, considering they did the holster belt.
Not disappointed, just found a couple things I consider flaws...
-Leia... Disappointed in the articulation. The angle-cut joints at the elbows suck anymore, and it's an articulation style that's going the way of the do-do. Ball/socket's hide better and provide more range. That said though, HER cut joints are as good as it gets for that style so I'm not really upset with them.
Her knee joint I am disappointed in, to see she didn't get a ball/socket knee set like Han. Much better than the hinges. Her feet are sculpted in a way that a running pose is difficult for her. I've managed though, so again I'm not too disappointed, just a little.
No mini blaster? Sorta sad there... I'd loved to have had an accurate version of that gun for her to blast stormies with too... Stormie rifle's nice though, and she can hold it with 2 hands, but looks cool without it as well.
The lack of soft-goods hood. I'd have liked a hood to drape on her for both ANH modes... Oh well.
I'm still digging Leia... Best Leia yet I think, though the headsculpt's nowhere near the quality of Han's or Ben's. Still good though.
-Ben... Biggest letdown of the lot. his cloak is bulky and awkward, and this is coming from a Softgoods fan. We knew it would be, but nonetheless it's disappointing.
I'm also very disappointed, and this is probably the only thing I was very disappointed with other than a $10 pricetag, to see they skrimped 100% on his leg articulation. He has absolutely no knee or ankle joints, and Obi-Wan should considering his climactic duel. Very disaappointing to see he is just a basic figure, especially since they went to the effort of a soft goods skirt.
The other thing is that Obi-Wan does NOT have ball/socket elbows, and the lack of them is what makes his arms look atrocious without the cloak on. Really they don't look bad if you have them in the one pose they look decent in, but if you don't, well, lookout.
Ball/socket elbows, again, would've improved the physical looks of this figure, and allowed for a much greater range of motion than what he has. His arms are at such an acute angle that he really can be tough to get in "normal" poses.
I'm hoping a new cloak sewn up for him in a looser material will look cool though, and that I'll just be able to work around the other things.
So overall, only Obi's a letdown. Not bad...
But for $10, I wanted closer to perfection on at least Obi. Leia's not bad at all really.
The packaging is clearly where the $'s at in these figues... They're really just nice basic action figures though otherwise. Really
nice basic action figures.
The packaging is cool enough that I carefully slit open the bubbles to take the figures out. I'll keep it as a backdrop to each one I think... It's unique... As a non-carded collector though, I'd certainly have been happy with cheaper stuff. Even if there were no clamshell or whatnot, just something cheaper... $10's a lot for any action figure these days, unless they're larger than the 6" scale and pretty nicely done.