Second wave of clone wars single carded figures hit shelves in Pittsburgh last night!
I found all four.
The best part is they were found at Wal Mart AND they were on sale for $3.87 each! It was like- Buy 3 get one FREE! (That wasn't the sale that's just what it felt like to me. They were indiviually priced at $3.87!)
Reviews (BTW none of these have been opened yet, read on and you'll know why):
Obi-wan: Not bad. His head is a bit skinny though. It doesn't look proportional to the rest of his body. Either that or his shoulders are to big. Rating 3 of 5 (average)
Mace: Nice new color sheme for Jedi robes adds some vitality to this figure. however he has a very quirky smirk on his face. I've known that his head is a ball joint as opposed to the normal type. Since this is still in the package I can't tell yet if I like it or not (the ball joint that is). Not a bad figure either. Rating 3 of 5.
Durge: Hmm, the very anticipated Durge. Well the figure looks pretty goodm but doesn't look like it has alot of articulation. he's pretty big though. The more I see him the more I question his presence in the SW Universe. In his bio on the back of the card it says he's a 2,000 year old bounty hunter. I don't like that personally. I guess I'm biased for Yoda. I like him being the oldest character in SW. (sure there's others but they are EU, just as Durge) Also, curiously on the insert card in the bubble of the package it says Durge is the Commander of the Seperatist forces. That's bunk. He's a hired gun. He joined the seperatists because he hates Mandolorians and the Clones are of Mandolorian blood. About 100 years before the Clone wars, Durge went into hibernation to heal from wounds and torture suffer at the hands of the Mandolorians. When he awoke a century later, he found the Mandolorians to be near extinction. With the advent of the clones however, he had an avenue to exact his revenge. Okay with that- Rating 4 of 5.
Asaaj Ventress: I have really been waiting for this figure. Just the thought of having a truly evil woman in the SW universe is intriging (sp?). Now the figure itself looks pretty good. decent enough articulation. Only gripe so far is that again on the insert card Hasbro calls her a Sith Apprentice. If the "Rule of Two" is in place AND IT IS! Then there can be only two Sith. Sidious is the Master and Dooku the Apprentice. Asaaj has been touted for months to be a Dark Jedi and yet on the back of the card it says she was never trained as a Jedi. What gives? Oh well, the toy is still cool and I can call her what I want, so I my mind she's a Jedi gone bad. Rating 4.5 of 5 (The eyes on mine were a little off and that's been the case of all of the pictures I've seen of this figure to date as well.)
Okay now as to why i haven't opened them yet...
There will be,according to a local toy department manager here in Pittsburgh, (he's a collector as well), another bonus pack of CW figures, but with second wave figures instead of Anakin/Yoda/ARC. Dont' know yet as to what figures will go with which bonus ones.
He showed me a manifest, (I think that's what it's called, that showed new bonus packs), pointing out a different number from the previous set.
So I think this is on the up and up.
Right now as mentioned it only a guess as to what the assortment is though.
But if I had to guess, I'd say
Green clone (Haven't seen him yet and it woud be cool to have all of the colors in that sculpt variation)
white clone (We need more white ones don't we? Rhetorical question there, of coruse we do!)
Yellow command Red Battle droid (Nice touch if it happens. Afterall there was one in EPII so it's not off the beaten path for Hasbro to make.)
With the rumored RED ARC trooper being out, it's possible that that figure could be used as either the main packin or the bonus. Again though these are just guesses so take them with a grain of salt.