Wow, what an unusual turn of events. This figure will have to be pricy just because it's got to have several types of exotic materials used for the complicated outfit, I suspect this one will have the look that justifies its pricetag. I doubt I'll be buying him only because I don't really have enough connection to the character, it was ok to buy a $10 figure but a $150-ish figure on a character I've only seen in ads for a game, I can't afford it. It'll be cool to see in person at Comic-Con though, no question.
Initially, he looks great. But there are so many other main movie characters sideshow could develop instead.
Part of me says you're right, still no Luke X-wing, no Han Hoth, no Leia Bespin escape/Hoth, no Biker Scout, no Jango Fett or probably other prequel jerks. But without new expressions of new ideas, the line would become stagnate. I feel like if they hadn't been so focused on clones the last little bit, there wouldn't be as much cause for such backlash.
Yes, the clone obsession along with the escalating prices have been a black eye on sideshow. My real concern is, who do you display him with? It would be nice if they did a two pack with a Sith solider or Shae Vizla, just to get the Old Republic line out there. Of course a $350 box set would scare people off...
Interesting point, what do you display him with? He's from an entirely different era, I hadn't thought about that. I just thought of him as a cool thing on his own, which I would assume is the point since TOR is not really taking off the way it was expected to, but having him standing around with crazy eyes and a lightsaber isn't all he could be. I say just stick him with some clones, there's plenty to go around.
I finished season II a few days ago, pretty good. Where are you at in the series Tycho?
The League Season VII, decent but it ran out of steam a few years earlier imho.
The Frozen Chosen ~ A documentary about sturgeon spearing
Its cool to see the respect she has been getting in the national media (and deserved imho). I read a story how she was watching the UT men's team practice
Currently at 12 to go.
I'd say it should start soon, say 10 to go. I'd assume they'll pop in live when he is up to bat with 2,999.
Work, run, food, sleep, work.
Mid 70's, sun and a breeze. Not too shabby.
That's the same thing for my maternal GM; it happened much faster (within one year) for my paternal GM.
Humid (don't know the percent, but easily over 40% from the 18% it had been) and hot (stretch of 100 or more over almost a week now). In the 5-day forecast:
Death Star in a Box. I like that.