Ever since the 12" line started up again in 1996, I have been pumped for these 12" figures. Ever since I was a kid, I wanted all of the major charcters in 12" scale, but actually had very few. Then, with the resurgence of interest in all things Star Wars, not only do we get 12" figures of all the characters which were made in the vintage 12" line, but obscure characters like Grand Moff Tarkin, Death Star Gunner, Bib Fortuna, Greedo, etc. Very, very nice.
And when Hasbro couldn't find a way to mass-produce them, they created them as exclusives so that they would be made in some form - good stuff!
The only complaint I would have with these toys is that many of the exclusives were difficult to find, and that some of the human faces (early Lukes, Princess Leia, etc.) could look better. But the aliens and helmeted characters (Fett, Stormtrooper, etc.) for the most part are very cool.
Anyone else agree that 12" figures are some of the best SW collectibles out there?