« on: August 7, 2014, 07:37 PM »
Get two... An AT-AT theoretically (EU nerding here) rocked two Lt.'s leading two groups. Just a thought.
On Farr's headphones I very much disagree Darb... the ones I have actually almost lock onto the ears. Look on the inside, they're sculpted to sort of fit snug, so you may want to fiddle with it some.
In my reviews of yesteryear I always hashed things out with PRO and CON columns... I never saw a perfect figure ever, but some damn close ones. The RFT lacked a holster and the sculpted on vest hinders it some, but it's pretty great. The Legacy onward Hoth Rebels were pretty great aside from maybe the stance being a little wide. A pilot used a short body. IG-88 TVC had a wider stance than he should and sticky joints (but goddam that's a good figure)... Nobody's perfect.
This wave's that way... Paint in general is an issue in the line. It's one that for the price, really it shouldn't be going on anywhere... Even the 5POA line costs enough that paint shouldn't hurt them. That said, all these figures have a flaw here and there, but their PRO column greatly outweighs it to me.
For my money, Yoda's pack is a little too large and his arms aren't articulated. The pack is fixable with even fabric glue, and the arms are my only real heavy gripe with him. Otherwise that's a really nice looking figure. Like, surprisingly nice. Sometimes I think the hyper detailed photos that surface, actually hinder early opinion on a figure. It's cool seeing detail, but when a camera's showing flaws your eyes won't see that's kind of a bummer. I was set to hate Yoda, but when I opened him I was pleasantly surprised.
Now, make no mistake... I wanted a better articulated figure too, and that's a bad Hasbro moment. Likewise I wanted a better deco and would've preferred ball joint elbows on Dagobah Luke... But that didn't diminish how fun he was to pose on my desk, and how I'll now buy at least 3 of him, if not more.
Not everything is the "My world is over" moment it can sometimes appear to be from some site opinions is all.
We're still getting better figures than we were in 2003, basically.
I would like to see Hasbro step up quality on paint apps... That alone would silence most of the incessant bitching.
I've long been the guy who's impossible to please, and I still am... I am happy to point out flaws. I'm also happy to see a toy for what it is though. I said that eons ago when softgoods came into play and some hated them. I love them. Are they perfect model-level quality in appearance? No. Do I expect it? No. I want the poseability. It's a trade-off.
Holsters are usually oversized... almost always, actually. A real leather holster that a blaster fits and it forms around is going to be much thinner and smaller. Very few, if any, of Hasbro's sculpted holsters "fit that mold" (no pun). You never hear people bitch about it though. Why? It's a flaw... But it's one that when it functions it's great right? It's a feature people seem to universally love and would rather have than not have.
So why is a sewn backpack that's a little too large, but functions in every way (down to the friggin' clip working!), such a flaw?
Focus anger where it's warranted... Those arms needed articulated. The legs didn't though, and I'm the guy who thinks everything should be SA or bust generally! Give me elbows and wrists, and every other flaw Yoda may be perceived to have would've washed away. Elbows and wrists were the only real flaw on him honestly. Everything else was just inconsequential bitching for bitching's sake I think. Call it a pile-on I guess. I just don't see it nearly as bad as others seemed to... and trust me, I wanted to.
Luke's arms didn't bother me either, so maybe I'm #easytoplease or perhaps just easier than I realized.