Sponsor Entertainment Earth started shipping Star Wars: The Black Series Wave 4 sets and cases this week. We'll be looking at these next week in more detail, as is the way of our people. As far as I know, major brick and mortar stores haven't put these out yet. Click here to pre-order yours for a future shipment, if you haven't already. (Order a case, get two full sets and free shipping! Order a set, and get the set.) Quick impressions after the jump.
Quick notes? Sure. Have these for now, I'll ramble at length next week.
Dagobah Luke is easily the most ambitious 3 3/4-inch Star Wars figure of all time, as each arm has 6 joints and swappable double-jointed hands. The eyes are good, better than some early sample photos but not perfect. Despite a couple of shortcomings - like flesh-colored hip joints - this is an ambitious figure showing great promise for the future of this line and scale.
Yoda is short for $10, but a pretty good sculpt and looks good in Luke's backpack. Luke's backpack fits well with great straps and a belt, but is comically oversized.
Toryn Farr is the wave's sole all-new character. She's great. The headphones are removable and fit well.
The Snowtrooper Commander is lovely, and you will want one. The Han Solo blaster fits in a holster, and the hands pop off very easily.
Toryn Farr and Dak Ralter are reissues of older Vintage figures with the usual margin of error of barely-visible changes. If you missed them, get these - save yourself some money as they're close enough for any but the hardcore "is this a real variant?" fans to enjoy. Just look on the bright side - it's cheap for anyone looking to have an open sample of these two.