I was pleasantly suprised how much I like all of these figures. I had a preconcieved notion that I would hate all of them but all of them have some redeeming qualities (even R2)
I love Boba's blast effect and the paint scheme. His articulation could be better, the 300th Fett rules but this is an adequate rerelease
Anakin is awesome IMO, I agree the robe is a little off and could have been better executed but the articulation more than makes up for his shortcomings. I also like the look of his metal hand. We need Mace and Obi Wan from Episode 2 just like this!
Mace while having a horrid cloth cape and funny face expression is like you said SilverZed3 is actually pretty fun to play with. The fact that we don't have a decent Mace from EpII yet is the reason so many people are ticked about this guy. A felt cape covering the rubber arms might have had better execution. Which brings up why can't the capes be made like the Vintage ones which are vastly superior to anything Hasbro has put out yet!
R2 is again not the greatest but he actually is OK for what he is supposed to be. If kids need an R2 this will be perfect for them to play with, I have many R2's with Holo Leia's and R2's with tools to customize and fill dioramas. THis one really is for completionists and diorama builders only to try and recreate the C-3PO & R2 Arena scene!
I'll reiterate that I found these figures to be not as bad as I thought they would be.
The action features could have been implemented a lot better, ala the '03 Darth Tyranus who has a leg squeeze or the Obi Wan who has a pseudo hidden button. If anyone remembers the old Super Powers line, that is how action features should be implemented into 3 3/4" action figures. If you are wondering then, I'd buy Anakin and Boba for sure. And maybe buy R2 and Mace, if you already have some older versions which are all superior to these two versions, then go ahead and pass!