Well as long as this thread has been pulled up from the dregs I may as well throw my two cents in,
While I love, love, love my POTJ IG-88, ...
I even made solid sterling silver struts to keep his legs extended.
I mean he rules and all, and is probably the best 12 incher ever put out by Hasblow, but the competition was never that fierce for best Hasbro 12 inch.
It's odd The Marmit Stormtrooper has not come up in this thread, it's been around since 1999 and I have always had to say it was the best Star Wars 12 inch. I'm a big fan of the Marmit Stormie - I bought four.
But, after having my Marmit Stormies standing around for six years in basically exact same pose, I found the Medicom Stormies to be a breath of fresh air, even if they do look a little small and their helmets are weird.
Medicom Stormtrooper, my pick for best out of the box 12 Inch, I mean they can do this:
Medicom Vader was a disappointment with his small stature. If he was properly scaled he would win no question. Look at him on his own, he's awesome:
But he is too small.
Sorry Medicom Vader. You don't win.
But he is lightyears above my pick for worst 12 inch:
I'm only picking on this lump of crap over all the other atrocities Hasbro pooped out, because this one got by me. I had it on display loose for like a year before I put it out of sight and eventually gave it to a five year old to play to death, stupid helmet, hockey gloves and all.