I'm going to keep this short and to the point. Minis look great except the Nameless One which looks terrible and is the most common rare. I got 3 in booster packs before buying the case because it was the only way to get the other rare minis it seemed. Once again I ended up missing 5 or 6 rare minis from the full case. I guess the rumors about getting at least one of every mini in a case are not true. On a side note there are soooo many doubles, triples and quadruples...yes quadruples that I'm sending more than half the minis back through the buy back program here. Which I think is great and pretty fair.
Pretty good mix of figures. I nearly got at least one of every figure except 5 of the alternate poses and only one invisible. I hope you like frost giants, though. The case I bought ended up with 8 frost giants in it. Other than that, you should end up with a reasonable mix and have duplicates where you'd probably want them, anyway.
Quality of figures is as good as it has been over the past 3-4 releases. The sizes of the figures are consistent. The paint jobs are acceptable for what they are. The poses aren't bad. Although I set the grey slaad next to the tiefling and suddenly disco started playing in my head because those two figures really look more like they're dancing than anything else. A few figures had some wonkiness to their weapons, but that's par for the course. Overall the entire case was in good shape and all were game-ready.
I really liked that they've added the stirges and mephits. There are a few cool new minis in here that I don't think have good representation elsewhere. WotC and WizKids now need to flesh out some of the other less used, but more interesting figures.
I didn't give this 5-stars all around because I reserve that for something special. This release is worth the cost. It'd have to be a steal to get a better rating from me, though.