Although this set consists of rehashes of four characters that have all been released umpteen times in the past, I've been really looking forward to it ever since the pics revealed at SDCC. The main reason for this is that after 14 years of collecting the modern line, it looks like Hasbro have finally given us the definitive version of the classic farmboy Luke, arguably the most iconic image of the central hero of the OT.
Of course, he's still not perfect, but such anticipated figures rarely are, particularly figures of Luke... from the photos I've seen, it looks like the TAC body, with a new head and the VOTC legs, resulting in slightly mismatched proportions. Also, I've heard reports that the "skirt" portion of the tunic is too stiff to allow him to sit down.
Anyway, he appears to be a huge improvement over previous efforts, and I still can't wait to get him after all these years. I've already ordered the set online, and it's on its way to me, but I won't be able to actually see it until Christmas. What I'd really like to know is, has his head been cast in flesh-coloured plastic, or molded in a different colour and painted with flesh tones? (I've mentioned this many times before, but flesh-painted heads is probably my biggest pet hate in action figures, and could really ruin this one for me.)
Aside from that, I'd really like to hear any other comments, good or bad, about any of the figures in this set. For example, I understand that R2 has the rotating head / retracting leg feature (also well overdue imo) and 3PO is a dirtied up repaint of the Saga version (though I can't really see that from the pics)... anything else of note about these figures? And Obi-Wan - is he any different from the Legacy version? Have they fixed the floppy double-jointed neck?
Let's hear what everyone thinks about this set!