RogPalmerUK – I am a huge Star Wars fan and for me the entire series is a huge hit as I plan on picking up a case of these in Disneyland Paris next month (fingers crossed). There are some fantastic figures in this set including the awesome Snowtrooper figure with the excellent gun and I also think both Han Solo and Luke Skywalker look impressive, especially compared to their previous Empire Strikes Back outing in the first Star Wars series. I am also a big fan of the Luke Skywalker variant which makes so much sense in relation to the movie and anything with a little blood on it can’t be bad, especially in a world of cute looking things. Other hits for me include the Wampa chaser and the R2-D2 which is another impressive figure.
WDWRobert – Tauntaun: I am very happy to have this guy added to the Star Wars Vinylmation collection. Good use of color combos help give the Tauntaun a realistic look. Snowtrooper: All I can say is it’s about time a Snowtrooper has made it into the series. Nice detail on the front and nice blaster. Also love the use of background snow on the ears! Hoth Luke & Han: At first I was not happy with the addition on Hoth Luke & Han but they look great and really compliment the series as a whole. Once again love the use of background snow on the ears! Dagobah R2-D2: He looks great and love that he is all dirty like he was in the movie. Bounty Hunters: 4-Lom, Bossk, Dengar & Zuckuss Though I am glad they added these guys and the all look great in Vinylmation form. But I must ask where is Zuckuss’s gun?
BigThunder – I might not be a big Star Wars fan but even I love the little R2-D2 and the Storm Trooper. Fingers crossed when my Disneystore.com order arrives, one of those are in it, but if I got Han, Luke or Leia I wouldn’t be too disappointed.
Robert – They included some nice weapon accessories with the bounty hunters that hadn’t been done before (Zuckuss got left out of a weapon?), with the snow troopers being well done. I really liked the Dagobah r2-d2, felt like it was a nice way to include him in the set without just doing another r2. Wampa as a chaser is very nice and the creatures in general are always done well.
RogPalmerUK – There are a few figures in this set which look a little weak and had this series been reduced to the smaller case size, they probably wouldn’t have made the cut. I could have done without another Leia figure as this one doesn’t stand out against the others and while the bounty hunters aren’t major characters, I do remember having action figures of these guys as a kid including the little pig guy.
WDWRobert – Besbin Leia: She looks all right but would of love to see here in her Hoth outfit.
April – Usual miss for me, new Vinylmation series not being released in stores, or in Canada
BigThunder – I’m not a huge Star Wars fan so too many of these figures just don’t make any sense to me, so with half the figures being misses to me, its a little too risky to buy too many blind boxes though I did order a couple of Disneystore.com.
Robert – No ig-88. Really wish the Taun Taun had been done slightly differently. Most creatures are done very well, but this one just looks “off.” The Luke variant was a nice touch, but felt like there should of been a Han variant with the different colored jacket.
Kati – Wish they would have included IG-88 with the rest of the bounty hunters. I feel like I have an incomplete set now. Hoping they somehow incorporate him into a future series or do a special release since he’s the only bounty hunter that hasn’t been done.
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