I resisted and resisted. I just can't get into another collectible line...but...it's Star Wars...the quintessential collectible.
After almost four decades of 3 3/4" figures, Hasbro recently released their 6 inch versions. Series 1 includes X-Wing pilot Luke, R2D2, Sandtrooper and Darth Maul. The articulation and detailing are fantastic. The price point...a bit high at $20 a pop, but these are seen more as collectibles than toys for kids. To hell with it, they are toys for kids too.
I resisted due to the price point, but figured, hey....I'll get just one....Luke...see what the sculpting and articulation is like. Just one, right? Famous last words, right? Like getting hooked on crack, right?
I bought the rest, and Series 2 - Han Solo, Greedo, Boba Fett, and Slave Leia are on their way to my mailbox right now. Series 3 includes Stormtrooper, Bespin Luke, ROTS Obi Wan and Anakin Skywalker. I guess the only saving grace is the series size is only 4 spaced out every few months.
All the extra gear is pretty cool too. The Sandtrooper comes with three different weapons.
Yes, he is too short to be a Stormtrooper!
Damn straight these are the droids we're looking for.