I've decided to make a little room on a shelf for some of the 6" figures.
I passed on Sand Trooper to much of my friends' dismay, but I plan on trying to snag a Storm Trooper anyway, and I like the crisp design of the normal trooper better. The sand trooper is the only rare one around me. Target always has three of them all but this one. They will never have more than one Sand Trooper, and he doesn't sit long.
I bought Darth Maul first. The two character designs I love from episode one are Darth, and the queens wardrobe (which I guess accounts for more than one design, but I'd only get one if they released her).
I then grabbed Luke, and he is def my fav now. I bought R2 just as an accessory to Luke, hoping for a C3PO later so they can chill together. Otherwise I have enough R2s kicking around. My first Luke had a melted ankle joint, so I had to return him, but they had another so it was an easy swap-out. That was a little concerning, as far as the quality of these figures, but it seems to be an isolated incident.
I'll grab Boba from wave two, and Stormy from three if I can find them. But this is a very small shelf, so that's all I have plans for until further release info.
I'd be looking to get a nice Leia (Hoth, Boushh, or NH), Vader of course, Tie Pilot, Royal Guard, and the non-Dengar bounty hunters are a must, plus maybe a few odds and ends if they present themselves. Some droids or something. Not looking to get a ton of the heroes. I'll be displaying these next to my loose vintage (I don't own anything carded) and my twelvies. So it's not like the whole cast needs to be represented. So I'm just going for my favorite designs, and the Jedi and most other heroes can't compare to the villains, droids and aliens in that regard.
I was wanting to get Slave Leia, but I'm not sold on her just yet. ~If~ she turns out anything like the first Luke though, I might cave.
I'm sold though. The last time I was into Star Wars I was a completest, and the product wasn't amazing (POTF2 though Episode 01 and POTJ stuff). This time, the figures are much nicer, not coming out as often, and I'm only planning on grabbing what most interest me. So that makes it pretty legit for my needs. Kind of like the TMNT classics. Very slow pace, great figures. Why not get 'em!