OK, so I picked up two tonight...
I'd loved to have bought a John Connor, but oddly enough he's nowhere to be foudn in wave 1. Go figure...
I did get a T-700 and a human resistance guy...
The resistance guy is pretty sub-par, especially for $7 (TRU's price). The articulation is ok, but the poor engineering in the sculpt hampers the poseability somewhat. T here's very little to speak of in the way of accessories though, and that's disappointing. You get a very poorly sculpted gun of some sort, and an even poorer sculpt of a pistol. There's no working holsters, no removable headgear... Just not much.
The paint isn't anything to write home about either. It's simple, not much in the way of washes or efforts to dirty up the character. The bio on the card is pretty generic and the character has a name (which I cannot recall now) but he's not really listed on the card as anyone of importance.
Between the weapons and such, this figure is fairly lame... Knowing what I know now, I'll be cautious with future purchases.
The T-700 is better... But not by a ton. The articulation is less on the T-700 as he lacks any neck or wrist articulation. VERY disappointing on a figure that should've been super articulated. The "angle iron" accessory is fairly cool though and he also comes with a rifle.
The paintjob and sculpt are a little more interesting on the T-700 though, and despite the articulation issue, I totally can see some T's in my Star Wars fodder bin, or even one just chilling in Jabba's palace or with the droids on the Jawa shelf. He stands ok enough, but his knees are essentially just hinge joints and the lacking points of articulation at the torso, neck and wrists are all a nuisance for sure. Again, at $7 you should get more... I point to the military figures out there and you get a LOT more in those for $5 in every way imagineable.
The Terminators seem to be the winners so far, but really these are in a line I think will be doomed unless they seriously improve soon.
I will say, I'm hoping for cheap terminators for customs... I see hope there. I think had they made a little more effort, this line could've had really big legs that carried it for a couple years or so. As it stands though, I think it'll be seeing clearance. At $7 per figure though, it's doomed.