My support for this is obvious... Certain figures just deserve the super articulated treatment. Actually, army builders are highest on my list for what I'd like to see in this line before it's run dry.
My list goes:
-SA Rebel Fleet Trooper... POTF2 was a joke, and POTJ was an improvement in sculpt but its articulation is limiting to what you can do with poses, and with the pre-posed "caved in" chest sculpt it's just not a pretty figure if its arms are down... With a removable helmet and working holster along with super articulation (or really REALLY close to it) this would be the perfect rebel trooper to build a force to match my Stormtrooper army with!
-SA Endor Rebel Commando... Same as above, except neither sculpt of this figure has ever been that great really. POTF2 was nice to look at with barely any articulation. Saga Endor Commando was a step in the right direction but pre-posed sculpt and articulation was once again limited. Nice helmet though. Hasbro can deliver a Super ARticulated Commando to us with a removable helmet (hell they have the helmet sculpt now all ready to go, just like the Fleet Trooper helmet), and that'd be a great new figure to add to the army.
-SA Hoth Rebel Soldier... Do I really need to go into the previous incarnations of this Rebel Trooper? All Hoth Troopers have been dismal so far. The Saga Hoth Trooper was laughably bad and arguably one of the worst figures that we saw that year. A good super articulated Hoth Rebel Foot soldier is in desperate need in the line I think. So is his target the Snowtrooper though!
-Imperial Naval/Death Star Trooper... One sculpt exists and it's in a constant walking/running pose that barely is able to stand. This should have been one of the priority resculpts at Hasbro I think. Super articulate it and put it out in droves.
-Scout Trooper... He's getting the royal treatment it seems but at a premium. I don't know many collectors that wouldn't buy this or the Stormtrooper in bulk if they were offered to the public. HOpefully Hasbro keeps the price down though as those Clone 4-packs have just been too expensive to buy like army builders want to do. If you can offer 4-packs for $20 - $25 a piece at retail, you can sell TONS of these figures.
-Snowtrooper... POTF2 figure is weak... Saga figure is weak... Combining the POTF2 and Saga figures to make the Saga 2006 Snowtrooper is INCREDIBLY lame, so we still desperately need a Super Articulated Snowtrooper in the line.
While I'd love Super Articulated figures across the board for the above troopers, I'm also a flexible person too and realize that giving them:
-2 ball/socket shoulders
-2 ball/socket elbows or angle-cut elbows (No angle-cut on the armored troopers though)
-2 standard wrist joints
-2 standard hip joints
-2 ball/socket knee joints
-1 ball/socket neck joint
-1 standard waist joint
For a 12 points of articulation format, that's not bad for these figures or any figure. It omits the complex ball/socket torso which I love but which isn't always a necessity, and it also omits the ankle joints which I also love but which the figures CAN deal without.
Knee joints, elbow joints, wrist joints, and all the standard points of articulation... These are what the army builder figures require at a MINIMUM. Anything less is a letdown. It's why Major Derlin is not as cool as he could be. he's an army builder really, but lacks the knee articulation I wish he had for buying extras to put out in my trenches leading the troops.
Anyway, Army Builder figures should at least be that articulated, and if they're armor-clad (Clones, Snowtrooper, etc.) they really should be sporting the ball/socket elbows beyond the angle-cut joints. I'd love for the Rebel soldiers to all have ball/socket elbow joints too though, as I think it just is a generally better point of articulation entirely.
Hasbro, please don't let us down on articulation, you've got my financial support if you don't. I'll go broke buying all those figures if they're super articulated. It'd be a long while before I ate well, I know that much.
I'd be a happy collector though, that's for certain.