It's fun, but I definitely would not be paying more than retail. I think Jared said so elsewhere - a lot of collection 1 (first 12) are pretty craptastic.
The clone is fine for what it is - an SA clone with no waist articulation and an action feature. A better one is coming but this one isn't so bad.
Vader fits the craptastic mode. The cape is nice, the action feature renders it completely unposeable
Chewie is huge. Small compared to the preview wookie warrior but he absolutely towers over the Mynock hunt Chewie. The paint is off and he's got toes
Mace - the more I look at this head sculpt, the more I like him. It's just got Jackson attitude
The action feature made me laugh and you can still kind of pose him. I'm happy to have this one.
The Emperor's action feature is innocuous enough. The head is removeable and the sculpt is nice. He's cool.
The battle droid, R2, Grievous and the bodyguard I'm pretty sure I'll return. I'm really torn here though - I have them in hand, why give them up? That's fighting with get them on clearance or loose down the road.
Anakin and Obi are tough - I think these are two figures kids (if there are any buying these) will want, so I'm not so sure whether these will make clearance or not.