Found this guy, along with Chewbacca, Han Stormtrooper and the TIE Pilot at Walmart last week. Picked up Bossk and he's actually a very impressive toy in person.
Some quick photos from my iPhone:
Last month, I started working at the same Walmart that I used to work at and I saw this wave show up in the Star Wars aisle the other day. Nothing has been restocked in that Star Wars section for months and nothing else has shown up since these guys appeared, so it seems almost like a fluke that these figures showed up in my area at all. I waited a full day, because I didn't really have the money to spare when I saw them, but they were all still there the next evening when I got off work. So I bought Bossk and, last I checked, Han, Chewie and the TIE Pilot were still there.
When I made the decision to buy Bossk, I decided to wait until the end of my shift that day; but I work within visual distance of the toy aisle (in the electronics department), so I was watching that area like a hawk for most of the night. I saw a few people moving in and out of the aisle, even a few standing in front of the Star Wars section taking pictures or looking up stuff on their phones. My guess is that they were checking eBay prices for the 6" figures or maybe they were simply responding to a text message and I was just being paranoid.
Anyways, it's been a while since I've felt this "possessive" of a figure I didn't even own yet, so I guess that means that I really did want Bossk, despite all of my attempts to convince myself that I didn't like the way he turned out (based on the Hasbro "hi-res" photos).
In hand, it's an even more impressive figure. Hasbro really went all out (like they used to for every figure) on the paint apps. The hinged jaw isn't really that functional on my figure, but at least it doesn't compromise the headsculpt too much. Also, some of the joints don't have a great range of motion, but I'm more concerned about the sculpt and the joints don't really interfere with the sculpt that much. Maybe a bit on the insides of his elbows. Also, I've never been a fan of the style of hip articulation that they use for these figures, but the straps on Bossk's costume do a good job of concealing those ugly joints.
Another neat little detail is that the strap on Bossk's rifle is a separate piece of plastic and it's actually removable. Which is good because I've never been a fan of plastic molded straps and am considering replacing it with a cloth strap that will actually hang from the rifle the way a real strap would.
Some thoughts on the other figures. Chewie looked pretty good and I would seriously consider buying him if he hadn't been painted with crossed-eyes. As big and impressive as the figure it, there's no way I'm spending $20 on such a major paint screw up.
Han Stormtrooper looks pretty terrible to me. Especially that removable helmet which appears warped and elongated and more like one of those cheap Rubies vinyl helmets than something we would have seen onscreen during Star Wars. Sure, nobody's going to be displaying Han Stormtrooper with his helmet on, but if Hasbro wants $20 for what is essentially a kit-bashed toy, then he should be able to blend seamlessly into the ranks of the Stormtroopers.
Either way, this wasn't a version of Han that I really cared about one way or the other, so if Hasbro's corners-cutting is what allowed them to allocate more money to the tooling and paint apps on Bossk, then I'm fine with it. Still, I won't be buying Han Stormtrooper anytime soon.