I had high hopes for the Persia figs, and LEGO easily met those expectations then decided to add a few extra dashes of awesome to top it off:
- Spectacular update to the headwrap
- Some truly nice torso and leg designs
- Camel and Ostrich
As for Toy Story, not as much usable there for more general building as far as I can tell, but then the green army men have me truly intrigued. If those figs are build rather than a solid piece (and if we're talking System, I'm willing to bet they are), that means we can look forward to a fairly accurate LEGO military helmet (based on the US M1 for folks playing at home). That's very, very interesting, not only for the fact it means a great new minifig accessory, but also for another fairly good example of LEGO toeing the modern combat line (DIno Attack, Agents, Indy) in an interesting and thematically-appropriate way. Folks inclined towards military building have always said a generic military line could work, and you can get more generic than classic army men!
Each time I think LEGO might be peaking, they turn around and raise the bar just a bit higher. Kudos to you, TLC!