Squeaking in under the wire it's the Super articulated Clone.
This figure proves Hasbro is capable of much MUCH more with their modern line then they have been putting out, and hopefully the Super articulated Clone is a sign of good things to come for "action figures" in this line.
Close second are the Imperial Officer Head variants. I love thems army builders.3.75" Deluxe/Ultra:
I'm going with the General Riekean figure on this one... Not because of any great attributes to the figure itself, and honestly I think this could've been a regular carded figure for all the more you get, but I am just happy to get Riekean and his tactical screen finally. I mean, I'd buy t he screen alone in bulk I think. $10's pricey but for something you REALLY want it's worth it. Even if it's not even an eye-popping figure or accessory.Vehicle:
Easily the A-Wing Fighter... This Target Exclusive came in at a low $20 pricetag, and it was made WIDELY available initially as an online exclusive throught Target.com, and later released to mass retail. A smart move by Target as they were able to estimate their needs better on this toy.
To top it off, the ship is a wonderful EU repaint, and it accentuates one of the few vintage molds that truly held up over time as accurate. It's one of the only to-scale vehicles in the entire line, and that's not shabby for a 20-ish year old mold.
The pack-in even added variety to our pilot ranks, and this was a no-brainer to buy. I got 3 myself and will buy a 4th or 5th if I see them drop in price.3.75" Basic:
Jedi Throne Room Duel Luke... Good God, this thing is everything WRONG with Saga's early incarnation all rolled up into one craptastic figure.
-Terrible action feature that DOES ruin the figure
-Terrible action pose that equally helps ruin the figure
-Terrible face sculpt that takes its share in ruining this figure
-Terrible accessory (the base) that doesn't work, typical of the features of the Saga line
His only redeeming feature was a nifty metal Jedi Luke sabre. That's it.
Not a whole lotta Deluxe's out really, but I'm going with the Escape Pod C-3PO.
The Pod sucks because it's so underscaled, and an item this size really should have just been done properly scaled and pay the extra $5 it would've taken to make it that way. I'm not fond of underscaled things, and the pod 3PO comes with is just way too small.
3PO himself is also a rehash, and while I like that sculpt, I think for $10 you should get a little better than a rehash they couldn't vac metalize due to the plastic used, and an escape pod accessory that sucks.
Bacta Tank Luke is how to do an ultra accessory. The Escape pod however, is not.Vehicle
Hmmm, t his one's tough since not that many vehicles have been put out really.
I'm going to go with the re-release of the Republic Gunship and Jedi Fighter though. Even with the popularity of Clone Wars, this re=release duo suck. Both still sit stagnant, though the fighter moves somewhat.
They just weren't needed so soon after their original incarnations shipped and some even sat on clearance still in stores like KB (I can still get their exclusive Obi/Fighter set for like $10 there I think).
A close second though is the TIE Fighter. A true kick to the collective balls of the Star Wars fans, this fighter featured a corrected cockpit rear-end, but the solar panels were left untouched (The one thing most everyone WAS asking to see changed).
Sure, we wanted a cockpit change too, but WTF was up with screwing us on the solar panel issue? And now ANOTHER TIE is rumored? WTF again!? Bit of a crappy deal on that one.
Hell, I'd almost put that TIE above the Clone Wars rehashes now that I think about it.