I am very disappointed in the new Mara Jade Skywalker figure. Wanted th GREEN Outfit!
When the fans voted for a Mara Jade Skywalker figure, I assumed (as at least some people if not most) that it would be a new figure for Mara.
A completely different outfit.
Her HTTE debut outfit has been done TWICE.
1998 in the EU wave.
2007, she was much improved in the Comic 2-packs with an all-new crashed pilot Luke.
The head sculpt of the 2013 Mara is much improved and pretty tempting. I'll give Hasbro that.
She also hasn't been available on a single card for 14 years. OK. She'll sell.
But Mara is approximately 27 years old in this era.
I think people wanted a NJO figure of her, in sort of "Lord of the Rings" style or Corellian Jedi (though I don't think she's Corellian or even knows as she was taken as a child to be raised to serve the Dark Side - like in the Holocron Heist of Clone Wars - but obviously Palpatine tries (with or without Cad Bane) again after Anakin and Ahsoka foil his attempts on Mustafar, Naboo, Rodia (stopped by Obi-Wan) and Glee Ansom (or did they ever recover that child of Kit Fisto's species?).
Anyway, what I was looking for was Mara Skywalker, about 42 years old, as a Jedi Master in the NJO pre Darth Caedus (Jacen Solo's turn to the Dark Side).
There are pictures of Mara on book covers, wearing a deep and light green combination of lady's Jedi robes, and she looks great in action.
When will this figure be done?
As I said, the blue jumpsuit is her most iconic, recognizeable form, and it's been 14 years since she was single-carded. It's been only 5 years since that figure was available, new and improved, in the Comic 2-pack format.
In 2010 we saw the release of Jacen and Jaina as BAD ended. This year we got Nom Anor.
Single carding the Yuuzhan Vong would be worthwhile for army builders (especially a new sculpt of a generic warrior).
Also making sense would be Anakin Solo, Kyp Durron, and even more appealing, the older (40's-50's) versions of Han, Luke, and Leia - though Luke has been offered, but technically not that old, and not single-carded. What about Droma, or Lando in new digs (and older with some gray hair - though he probably colored it when he got older - and Lando would work in a 2-pack with a YVH droid, or make that a BAD with NJO figures only - several released over several months, in different waves, to keep collector interest through the whole year (until you could complete the droid after months and different waves - while other droids would have to satisfy instant gratification).
But anyway, your comments on Mara Skywalker?