What’s this? What’s this then?
Mandalorian Troopers? With hips that do NOT suck? Oh em gosh!
My only concern here is that everyone’s right arm is posed with the elbow bent, and if you know Mandalorians, you know that they are especially suckass because they tend to have a permanently bent arm. However, I reckon’ in this case, it’s just a coinkidink they were all posed like that. Looks like this is all new sculpting, so no reason not to give them elbows.
I am quite stoked about this. I’m not sure, but they have swivel thighs as well? If so, these might exceed G.I. Joe and Ironman II as THE 3.75″ figure line.
These Mando Troops seem to be rare exceptions though. Apparently, some SW figures are starting to get new and improved hips, but it’s a relatively new thing. Hopefully, Hasbro’s SW team/department/whatever will forge ahead with this, thus bringing the SW toy line out of the late 80s/early 90s.
My other concern is the cost. If Star Wars become “not crappy”, they’re gonna end up as another major drain on my revenue. I’m totally getting the Mando Trooper pack, fer instance. Their accessories seem trim, but hey, excellent troop builders and worth it if they don’t suck. Especially at a SRP of 23.99. Hopefully they’ll stay around that price once they hit my shores.