« on: July 5, 2005, 09:35 PM »
And ROTS Mas Ameda makes for some damn fine "Senator" standard articulation, though I think the odd softgoods guy with longrobes would be nice. I dunno about you guys but I'd be all for a Red Robed Palpatine w/softgoods robes just so we could have the fightin' Palps in poseable fashion.
Anyway though, I really dislike the waist joints on Hasbro's G.I. Joe line, and I think it's entirely too noticeable for Star Wars... For Joe's it's cool, it's their "thing", but for Star Wars it would really stick out like a sore thumb, especially against the other nicely sculpted figures.
For instance, the Senators would look a bit awkward when next to them is a figure with the hips and waist of a G.I. Joe figure... It's something I'm not a huge fan of in customizing even (using select GIJ parts). To me, SA Clones are damn near perfect. They're the balance of poseability and aesthetics that the line should be delivering. GIJ it seems like they don't care much about a balance since thier 3.75" line has had the same articulation, basically, since 1983 when swivel-arms were introduced. It's more or less uniform for that line. Star Wars changing to GIJ style articulation would almost be as bad as a scale change to me, as far as the way the line looks all together. (I stress almost)
Right now, I'm cool with the increases in articulation that are well hidden. There's better balance there.