...if Hasbro doesn't improve their quality control.
I saw several of the new ANH-themed sets last night, and they were almost without exception HORRIBLY PAINTED.
This line has had issues since the get-go with paint apps, though the Kashyyk wave was very, very good (you can see the whites of the Wookiees' eyes, and they are miraculously not cross-eyed); but several waves later, things are not getting better: they are getting worse. The stormtrooper and rebel blockade trooper sets are especially bad. This is unfortunate, since the "pure trooper" sets are to me the most attractive and desirable, and the most likely to sell.
I mean, it's one thing for a figure to have a bit of paint slop here, a black dot of paint there... but nearly all the stormies I saw had the black mouth lines painted below the actual sculpted mouth line. (The AT-AT Driver of last year's Hoth wave had this same issue.) There's really no excuse for this. For the rebels, well, it's more of the same wild-eyed, elfin stuff I've seen with the humans of the Hoth and Order 66 packs.
Don't get me wrong: the Wookiees and Snowtroopers of last year were fantastic. I'm really holding out hope that the upcoming Sandtrooper, Sandpeople, and Jawa sets are going to be all right. But at this rate, nobody is going to want to buy sets that increasingly seem to be hand-painted by howler monkeys, the sets are going to be clearanced, retailers won't order any more, and the line will die. It is destined to die, anyway, probably, but it is still viable if Hasbro will get with the program -- QUICKLY -- and address this issue.