OK, here's a question I've been wanting to ask for a while but never got around to. And this post could probably go in a number of forums, but I figure here's as good as anything.
I'm wondering how others define points of articulation when it comes to dual-movement joints. As an example, I'm looking at an Iron Man figure from the MU line. Here's how I figure it:
Head - ball joint, so one point.
Shoulders - swivel + hinge, so two points each.
Elbow - swivel + hinge, so two points each.
Wrists/gauntlets - swivel, one point each.
Torso - ball joint, one point
Hips - ball joint, one point each
Knees - swivel + joint, two points each
Ankles - swivel + joint, two points each
So if I'm figuring right, I'd say the MU Iron Man figures (Stealth, Silver, etc) have 22 points of articulation. I guess my primary question is, if it's a swivel-hinge do you consider it one point or two points?