- Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:59 pm
I really dig the Naboo Pilot and wouldn't want him to be replaced by another figure, but I *do* think that Yoda, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan were wastes of slots in the assortment. I'd have replaced them with Sio Bibble, another one of the Queen's handmaidens, Chancellor Valorum, a new Nute Gunray or someone else along those lines. We need a new Senator Palpatine because the last one dates back to 1999 and really pales in comparison to much better Chancellor Palpatines from Episodes II and III. Heck, I would have taken a repaint of Watto. Any of the six characters I just mentioned would have been much more preferable than uninspired and unpopular Jedi repacks. The DTF figures are a frustrating mix of totally awesome and completely illogical. I love the assortment, but looking at those unwanted Yodas, Obi-Wans and Qui-Gons makes me wonder what could have been if Hasbro had been just a tad more creative and original.
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