Wal-mart had a whole endcap of these today - in the back of the toy section behind the baby toys. What the what??? Odd location. Anyway, I bought one and cut my thumb severely with scissors taking off the paper bindings holding it to the backer.
The figure is a snore, I don't really like the Han Solo figure and this one is the same with a different head. Oddly, this head seems to be the basis for the new Imperial Scanning Trooper I just got, and boy do I wish it had that head and body instead of this awful mess of a body. Hard to believe something with such poor articulation could have been released only 5 years ago. The figure comes with a standard Imperial blaster, but it's clear-banded into his hand so tight that the handle and butt of the gun are HEAVILY warped.
The vehicle is awesome though, and really feels like you're getting your money's worth at $45. The whole thing is new top to bottom, and tons of details sculpted everywhere. The legs are very articulated yet very strong. The cockpit holds 2 figures, and is well detailed; it has 4 pre-applied stickers on the walls for some of the detail, but I don't think it detracts from the toy, especially since I didn't have to put them in place.
The top hatch opens, and the whole top roof hinges up too. And it's not just blank underneath, there's sculpted detail inside the roof and on the interior covered sections as well. The "eye" viewports open up and have sculpting inside. The head rotates at the neck. The "chin" rotates a little side to side, and has a great range of motion up and down as well. Each leg is jointed in 5 different locations and all are strong ratchets, though some of the ratchet stops are a little far apart for my tastes, but there are still lots of good poses, just takes more work to find the little ones. The vehicle can stand extremely tall or squat down, even fold up. It stands with good footing if you don't go wild with the pose, it wobbles a bit while it's standing there but it doesn't fall down, just like the real mccoy.
Paint is mild, kind of a simple dusty look here and there. There's also some dark gray accent painting on the rear section, and other details around the "engine" area. It looks good, very accurate.
The movie style chin comes off and can be replaced with a twin-missile-firing one which is inspired by the original design but bigger. The hinge there is different and has less range, is also too weak to really hold itself up beyond default, but it's pretty decent. 1 button fires both missiles at the same time. It was a really good thing they included this, adds play value for kids (and Tycho).
One oddity, the neck comes off the body fairly easily when you lift by the head, nothing's broken, it's just the lock tabs aren't that secure. Without the head, the body loses its balance point since the head was so heavy that it was designed to only balance under load.
A buddy of mine asked if it smashes in to go with the logs, and no, it doesn't. It also doesn't do the chicken dance. No loss.
All in all, this is a real win item and I'm quite happy to have it. It's also the first Legacy Collection vehicle, much less the first OT vehicle, since the BMF, and it definitely is a good follow-up.