I'm a tad surprised nobody's mentioned these over here, so I figure I'll make a post on it...
The 3-packs of droids, droideka shooter, and posed clones are up over at www.galactichunter.com
for your viewing pleasure.
Lots of great shots of each figure are available, which is always appreciated.
My response to these hasn't changed a lot personally... I don't see $10 as a BAD price per say, but it's not the end-all-be-all deal of the century either like some are claiming it to be.
It's "alright" is all... I still say Hasbro needs to get off their duff and make a fully poseable clone with a natural "neutral" pose. Mass market that in the white deco and THEN I'll buy a ton... As a completist, I may just get one set of 3 white clones... I may pass on the color rank variations. Not sure (one side says to buy them, another says no).
The droid's are dummed down too, if you didn't know, and aren't as poseable it seems... A real waste considering the molds for these were already produced. I feel that's the REAL disapointment, as I sort of assumed the clones weren't going to be good for much of anything.
I had hopes for the droids, but that appears to be for not. The red droid looks goofy standing there with its gun and its arms out. A boil/freeze may work for the red droid at least. I'm just kind of disappointed that I'll get an unposeable SBD and Droideka as well though.
I mean, I can boil/freeze 3 red BD's to look cool enough (and they did make them "break-apart" which is an improvement IMO), but what am I gonna do with the other 2 unposeable droids?
Seems a bit silly to me.
I think the set should've been 1 SBD, and 2 red BD's. Then the Droideka set separate...
The Droideka shooter is ok... Nothing amazing, but I'll knock those cheap-@$$ clones around with the rolling Droideka, you bet your sweet bippy on that.
Since the prequals aren't a cutsomizing focus for me, and aren't likely to be anytime soon, I'll just have to wait and see what they maybe work on for a GREAT basic poseable clone. Maybe someday... maybe someday.
PS: The paint aps are NOT good on these... Dare I say they appear to be as shoddy as the recent Imperial 4-packs, and possibly worse. The droids looked a little better than the clones though.
Maybe it's the white/black uniforms that make the poor paintjobs stand out, who knows?