Tbh, McFarlane's in-house counsel and licensing dept should not have gotten to the stage of announcing an item, only to announce its cancellation months later. No big changes occurred in the relevant legislation, so they should have steered clear of such items well before that point. It's not like there was some big development that just tilted the whole legislative landscape overnight. So McFarlane should have seen these issues from a mile away -- it's not like they're a newbie in the toy biz.
I still think the demand just isn't there for something like that at big box retail. Unless it's a Star Wars thing and blasters can sell in whatever color, including a Russian flag pattern.
Yeah, it was a solid effort. The actors inhabited their roles well, Lando just about stole the show, and the rest of the cast was well chosen as well.
The main issue, a recurring one in all the latest Star Wars and Star Trek films, is the insane pacing (for the Adderall generation) compared to the original trilogy. Then people complain that these movies feel different and that they don't have enough time to take in the actors and the scenery. Well, when every second is either filled with dialogue or stuff exploding, it's hard to appreciate the sights and the feel of the universe. It's like watching an older Star Wars film on VHS set to fast forward.
Another thing is that (and hardly anyone ever points this out) is that the recent Star Wars films are not that rewatchable. The original trilogy could be watched again and again, just to hang out with the characters, but the latest films don't quite have that quality. They're too frenetic, too explody. I didn't see The Last Jedi a second time (and don't want to), but I watch ESB and ROTJ like 10 times a year each.
The Saavik figure is a major favorite -- they absolutely knocked it out of the park. I swapped it out with something else on my list, but it would have been there as well. It's like that one hint of what a proper TOS movies figure line could have been, but instead we got a ton of characters in TMP pajamas. (Nothing against those, per se, they're rare by themselves but hardly an iconic look).
DS9 Worf is pretty cool too, I have to say. I have very fond memories of this point in time in Trek toy history, and I remember getting this figure. The head sculpt is pretty rad and the unique body is well-executed too. If only they had kept going with the late season figures like Eddington, Weyoun, Martok, etc. They had become very skittish of losing money after 1997.
The head sculpts on Voyager were pretty damn good, esp Doc and Janeway I thought.
I have a couple of hundred in packaging (usually rare packaging or rare figures) and then another couple of hundred loose.