Santa Yoda was better, but at least now the Force is closer to being balanced and isn’t that what Life Day is all about? Maul’s a pretty popular guy right now, so I can see the appeal in giving him the starring role in this year’s calendar. If I can put in my order for next year now, how about a red Santa Vader building a Snow 3PO? Pretty sweet right? Or how about a Luke and Leia as elves building a Snow Vader? Either way, this year is now complete and it’s time to look to 2013 and all the good things the theme will (hopefully) have in store for us. First though, a quickie recap.
What I liked: Sticking with generic figures and festive unique ones is the way to go and that snowman R2 is the belle of the ball imo. On the Micro side, offerings like the Naboo starfighter and Vulture droid are not only clever and well thought out, but make for a lot of swooshable fun for the young at heart (or hopelessly immature).
What I didn’t like: Micros like the MTT, Sith Infiltrator and Nubian just didn’t cut the mustard and illustrate that there are just some vehicles that should be avoided at that scale.
Verdict: I said at the begining to buy it and I stick by that. It’s a pretty good assortment of generic figs to build an army or entertain the younglings and the inclusion of a handful of stand out models and a couple great unique figs make it worth picking up on the sweet sales it saw before Christmas hit full swing. I can’t wait to get a new display case and begin to display my astromechs, just to see the snowdroid more often.
I hope everyone has a fantastic Christmas and a great holiday season overall. See you next year!