My most anticipated figure of the new wave was Bail Organa. I couldn't wait to get my hands on a Jimmy Smits politician. When I saw the Imperial Dignitary and Obi-Wan I actually liked these more than Bail, and I was surprised at that. Don't get me wrong Bail is a very nice figure. The outfit detail is great, but he has the normal SAGA problem which means the figure cannot stand without a base. The legs are pretty solid, and it is hard to move them to get his feet into a flat standing position. The stance itself causes the figure to lean forward a bit too much, but he is still cool after you get him standing on a base (he doesn't actually fit nicely onto his own stand).
The real reason why I don't go ga-ga over this figure is the face. Looking at it up close he looks like a sad fat faced Jimmy Smit's want-to-be. I really can't see any features that resemble Jimmy Smits in the sculpt. Sure there's the goatee and brows, but the fig just doesn't hit the mark.
With that said the fig is great. I like it allot, but it could have been one of the best figs of the year had it not been for those two points. I'm glad to have it, and it is the third best fig in this wave. So the recap is as follows:
Obi-Wan Kenobi Outlander Nightclub Encounter (the best in wave)
Imperial Dignitary (2nd best, great in every way)
Bail Organa (3rd very nice, but could have done better)
Padme Amidalla Lars' Homestead (4th, nice sculpt and detail)
Elan Sleazebaggano (5th, dissapointing, really poor face detail)
Ayy Vida (6th, not worthy of being in this wave, a suppreme disappointment)
McQuarrie Concept Stormtrooper (passed on it, just looks terrible)