« on: July 10, 2006, 01:10 PM »
I've always been a fan of the 3.75" scale because of a lot of reasons mentioned previously in this thread; the ability to have vehicles, playsets and multiple accessories. Plus I grew up with Fisher Price Adventure People, SW and GI Joe RAH.
Although I still like my 3.75" figures I'm also a fan of 12" because of the cloth outfits and the ability for more detail than at the smaller scale. The Sideshow SW figures are a perfect example. I'm a big 12" Joe fan and have some Action Man, 21st Century, bbi, Dragon and Max Steele items as well as Hasbro SW items.
I'd love to see a 12" scale line with $10 figures and various accessory packs similar to how Joe ran in the '60's and '70's and Barbie does now. It won't really happen though. Even Barbie is hurting these days. Kids, and parents, just want to drop cash on one box and have everything included for that toy (not counting vehicles).
It's a shame, really, that the way kids play today has changed so much since the late '70's/early '80's when a lot of us were growing up. Nobody has an imagination any more.
I may be wrong but just based on what I see in local neighborhoods and the apartment complex where I live, kids don't play with toys any more. When I was a kid on a Saturday you could find me and my friends with SW and/or Joe figures spread out over two or three front lawns. Now I see kids walking around with their iPod in their ears and their PSP in their hands.
Eh...sorry for the rant. Anyway, 3.75" is my favorite scale with 12" running a very close second.