I wrangled a set of these tonight...
Seems to me the
$6.99 butt reeming
, err, I mean the $6.99 price hike is hurting these new figures because these were put out Monday and there were two full sets of them this evening still at the same store (know a guy who works at the store).
I think they're not as good an Ebay investment now perhaps.
Well, Scott's already got them so I'm not breaking new ground for him...
On Dannik Jerriko, the gaping holes in his face, to me, don't look as bad in person, but they're still unsightly, unnecessary, and I'd say they're generally unwanted. Not cool..
That said, Dannik's bong holster rocks, and his bong itself is incredibly cool. His holster holds his blaster snugly I feel (I've heard some complaints the holsters don't hold them, but to me I think the holster's just a tighter fit... If you push the blaster fits in though). I love the detail... Lots of good paint applications here. The figure could've stood either ball/socket shoulders, or ball/socket elbows... Ankles wouldn't have hurt either, especially for the $7 hike. Still he's cool.
Myo's pretty neat and has the best "drinking" pose.
I love that. His mug looks like his drink has a nice head of foam on it too. I dig his colors of his space suit... They included some neat poutch sculpts on his outfit too. His holster also snuggly holds his blaster, however his hand isn't sculpted so the trigger finger fits his blaster. That sucks. Again I think ball/socket shoulders woulda done this figure a lot of positive bonus.
Feltripern (whatever) is neat too. really nice and coloful, and probably the best headsculpt of the 3. That's no small feat given that all 3 are nice. The Gotal's not got a holster though, could use the same articulation the other two could, and his blaster's pretty warped (Run your hot water in the bathroom sink a while, then fill a dixie cup some and drop it in... It should take its natural shape back... Word to the wise guys!). Gotal has a neat drinking pose too, but he can't hold his gun right... Almost holds it drunk.
Anyway, a mini overview from me... I'm havin' fun just playign with these right now... Or, uhm, I mean I'm "posing" them for accurate recreations of Star Wars adventures... And giggling while I do so.
The figure's neatness makes the $7 reeming less painful... Some complimentary lube on the shelf might've helped though.
I think had this been the OTHER POTC figures, that I would've only gotten Yarna and Pablo while leaving the rest.
$7's pushing the envelope of what I can justify. I mean, $23 about, for 3 figures. Sheesh.