Well we're starting to see more and more from Toy Fair 2006. Talk about the law of diminishing returns. This year's crop looks especially poor. Hasbro might as well hang up a sign saying, "Star Wars nerds will buy anything no matter how ill-conceived or executed". What follows is a bunch of (mostly) crap.
I want to like this "extra expensive" Greedo, but I don't. His vest looks cheap and I'm not into his extra-long fingers. How in the world does he brush his teeth or do other unmentionables?
I've always loved the Biker Scout design. I know, I know, Octopunk, you've never been taken with it. But you also own the Black Bespin Guard so what do you know?
I mean, look at this figure!
It's Han in a new hat, er, I mean coat!
Look it's Luke in X-Wing Pilot gear! Oh who am I kidding, that's about as exciting as a fart in an elevator.
What the heck were they thinking? This is one of the "special more expensive" figures. Are we supposed to be excited by this morbidly obese Tuskin Raider? The only cool thing is his weapon, which I'm sure is as solid as a piece of liquorice.
Here we get Mace's ship from the Clone Wars cartoons. Of course, this is just the same ship already put out twice, but now it's purple bitch! Hmmmmmm, I might have to pick that up. It's purple!
And finally, just when I was lamenting that we never get cool mail-a-ways anymore comes this incredibly narcissistic offering. Look kids, after you spend $50 on "exclusive" resculpts, you'll be able to send away for this very special stormtrooper." He only wishes he were that thin.