Wow... i'm seriously underwhelmed. However, to be fair i did feel luke warm about series 2 aswell and only upon seeing them up close ended up loving them all, as much as if not more so than series 1. So maybe (hopefully) the same will happen here, and i will love these too, but i can't help but feel some of these are very ugly looking minis, like a child has mixed up lots of elements at random. The cyborg (?) and alien are extremely disappointing.
There was also a lovely colour balance across series 2 when placed together that isn't present here, and the execution seems lacklustre - example: the sumo man should have a large yellow belly (done like how a breastplate piece works) - same with the Gorrilla costume, they could have used the same big belly-mould, but coloured it black & grey.
There's also a heavy slant towards sport in this set, tennis, baseball, snowboard, motor race, fishing (perhaps), sumo... this may be a good thing for some, and as much as i too like a few of them, i 'd happily have sacrificed one or two to increase the count of 'international' figures, like Canadian Mountie or British Royal Guard or British Bobby, (or whatever).
Anyway... exciting stuff as ever. Looking forward...