Greetings all! I am not sure if my entire post fits into the Saga 2 category, but I figured this would be the best place for it. So here we go!
I was in my local TRU this afternoon, and as I was wandering around the little section they have for ROTS toys, not only did I see the Jedi vs. Sith battlepack, but I also saw the Assault on Hoth battlepack. I also stumbled upon the ultimate lightsaber as well. I know wow right? Wrong!
The only figure that was worth attention was Ventress. I mean it is a rather impressive figure, considering that she only saw screentime as a cartoon character. The way the figure was presented looks as if though Ventress had screentime in ROTS. The Grevious figure was in a goofy pose, and the rest of the figures were all repacks from previous lines. I was disappointed.
Upon taking a further look at the Assault on Hoth battlepack I was even more disappointed, cause not a single figure in that assortment was by any means new. The snowtroopers, the probe droid, and the snowtrooper with the e-web blaster were all repacks of the basic and deluxe versions from the POTF2 line. The General Veers figure is the same one that was packed in with the AT-AT walker. Once I saw that, I had to put the thing back on the shelf and walk away.
Finally I came upon the ultimate lightsaber kit. Yawn! I mean if you want to build your own lightsaber thats fine...as long as you don't mind using kit-bashed pieces from Vader's, Maul's, Kenobi's, Windu's, or Yoda's lightsabers. The only cool thing about this kit was that it gave you the capability to make your own double sided lightsaber. This is definately not worth the $35 price tag that TRU had on it. This is one of those things that you might consider buying when it is on the clearance racks for like $20.
If this is what we have to look foward to from Hasbeen, then we are all in for a lot of disappointment, and Hasbeen is gonna be out of collectors and kids to make Star Wars toys for, no matter how sucessful the tv show is. I ask you guys what you all think about this. Also if any of you have seen the things that I saw at my local TRU, feel free to fill in any of the gaps that I might have missed.
See you all on the flip side!