« on: August 10, 2004, 01:11 AM »
For every plus Luke has, there's a negative. It acutally seems that Ben's more "winner" than Luke overall.
The thing about Luke is that there's such a slew of him in this outfit, he's somewhat passable as at least different.
Still, I'd rather have seen:
-Sculpted Shirt... I don't get Hasbro's DESIRE to articulate his torso like this really, and the coat's so rigid on him that the torso's only cool with the shirt off. This is an instance I wholeheartedly think Hasbro went overboard with softgoods.
-Improved Height... TOTALLY agree here. I've seen people mention his height being accurate, but I think Hammil's about 5'8" or so? Unsure exactly, but he's definitely not this small. He's short though... But this figure's a washout. So is Pilot Luke in height.
PERFECT Luke height is Saga Jabba's Palace Luke. In comparison, this LUke's a good half a head + shorter, and in 3.75" terms that means a LOTTA midget going on.
-Better Headsculpt... I think, had this figure seen all the above improvements, that he'd not be bad enough to warrant a complaint on the head, but at this point he is.
-Personal Beef... Notice the part of his lower torso with a ridge? I'm really not sure what the deal is, but his torso below his waist is pretty ugly. A nicely sculpted piece here would've really helped the torso look a lot better in my opinion. Minor, under the shirt, but important to me. With him being shirtless and all... Or the option there.
Some great pluses though...
The leg articulation, and really the articulation overall, are outstanding. Equaled by Han so far only.
The ball/socket hip though, indeed, would rock on a biker scout, Endor Leia, Endor Luke, EU Rebel Biker Scout (just throwing in a personal want), Dooku on Bike, Anakin on Swoop, etc...
Great figure possibiliites, and Hasbro's now gone the extra mile and proven they CAN ball/socket a hip joint without it looking like a G.I. Joe. NO Company has done that this well in this scale. To that end, my hats off to the innovator there.
I personally (tooting my own horn) was pondering this EXACT execution for customizing. They need only have the post, on the inside, have a rounded edge so it's a little more "fluid" when posed. It kind of locks into place now as it is, which his awkward when posting him.
Again, this articulation boggles my mind why they even did it, but they did it better than one could have even hoped for.
Too bad the SA Clone and other figures in VOTC DON'T have this joint too. It's amazing.