-Vader = near perfection
... Short of a removable 3-piece helmet, removable hand with visible wiring stump, and a real chain for the cloak, I couldn't think of him being better in the slightest. Just GREAT figure.
-C-3PO = Eh
... This figure hasn't got any redeeming feature to make me say "Oh yeah!". No extra articulation, no pull-apart feature even (and he's packaged on ESB card, what gives?). Sadly his counterpart is just about as interesting. And the search for an articulated 3PO goes on, and on, and on.
-R2-D2 = Eh
... Just like 3PO, R2's pretty bland. What he DOES have going for him is a nice datalink and buzzsaw, and they do look like spiffy sculpts. His dome's chrome though, which isn't exactly accurate considering his helmet's a duller silver color. He's a basic R2 though... I guess that's cool, but better for $5 than $10.
-Boba Fett = Where's the rest of him
He seems like he's missing smething... Wookie Scalps and his rangefinder! Hmmm... I dig him, though I really hpe for real braided hair wookie scalps. If that's the case, he's pretty darn near perfect in my eyes judging by the articulation. He's everything POC Fett isn't. What's cool though is POC Fett's blast effect is going to rock with this Fett, and POC Fett's a little better purchase now with his action pose, now that I know something more universal is coming. Bring on an ESB version withs ome slight retooling and a pistol holster.
-Stormtrooper = Awesome
!!! Everyone must be disillussioned with the hobby, or by the $10 price, to not be going ga-ga over what everyone's asked for for ages! A finally, truly, super articulated Stormtrooper! Even at $10 I want at least a handful. At $5 I'll take an ass-load, and if they do a 4-pack for under $20 I'll take what I can afford and just go on one hell of a diet for a while.
This should be a figure that sees SUPER wide release for the life of the line. Period.
If Hasbro came to me tomorrow and said, "Jesse, you'll only ever get figures this good if we package them in these special cards, clamshells, and bubbles, and you'll always have to pay $10 for them... But we're willing to do every main character in every "action" outfit they wore as well as army builders", then I'd say I'd pay the $10.
The level of quality on the Han is just that good... I'd take it. I'd gripe about the $10, but I'd take it.