I just looked through the last few waves of the Clone Wars '09 figures, and man does it look uneven. I've been on board with this line since the first wave, it's been a good balance of clones and characters, but now it seems like it's switched to a lot more clones and less new characters. After the Cad Bane wave, it feels to me like the line is going into freefall. Let's look at it:
- Luminara Unduli
- Captain Argyus
- Clone Commander Thire
- Battle Droid - AAT Driver
- Padme Adventure Gear
- Tank Gunner
- Ziro's Assassin Droid
- Clone Trooper Jek
- Commander Bly
- Aayla Secura
- Hondo Ohnaka
The only Jedi in 4th quarter '09 are 2 gals, 1 of which is super boring.
Then there are 6 trooper variations, 1 of them is a senate guard character but not that good a figure IMO, and there are no new accessories with any of them except Jek with some little bandolier, and Argyus's ridiculous helmet and missile launcher.
Then there's a whopping 1 CIS figure, it's an unnecessary repaint of a battle droid.
There's 2 bounty hunter type figures, 1 is a repaint of a major pegwarmer, the other is the only new exciting figure in the whole lot, a Weequay pirate.
And finally, there's Adventure Padme, the figure we were ALL waiting for, right?
There's so little in there that seems exciting. Most aren't even cool trooper variants. It seems like a real downer ending to the '09 lineup to me, and I wonder if Hasbro realized they were aiming to it.