We did get some cool aliens out of it. Even with the lack of articulation some aliens have good scultps.
Admiral Ackbar, Nien Nunb (although his vest kinda sucked), and Walrusman come to mind. Mon Mothma wasn't bad either, and she's human...
I can't really hate POTF2 at large because some of it was pretty decent when it was new, and the articulation was enough to make the figures playable and able to pull off a few different poses... I just hate certain horrible bits of sculpting, namely the super-mega-hyper-steroid buffness, and the occasional horrific action features like R5-D4 had.
The suckiness of a figure is in the eye of a beholder; I loved Buff Luke when I first got him, having never owned a Star Wars figure before. But the bottom-line suckiness, I think, is if it really failed to be what it could've been for the standards at the time. The Rebel Fleet Trooper didn't need to be Mr. Universe, R5 didn't need to expode and fire a titan missle from his core, Saga Deluxe Anakin with sliced Geonosian didn't need to exist
, VOTC C3PO didn't need to be worse
than several previous C3POs, and so on.
To continue the thread though, here's a picture of everybody's favorite $10 pal, with his horrible sculpt and articulation style straight from 1977:
And what's funny is, everybody's pal Rebelscum describes him as such: "This new version of C-3PO may not look like much, but it's got it where it counts. With improved details than any other version, this figure looks good translating languages, taking an oil bath, and even falling off a cliff! "
"Improved details than any other version", huh? Maybe they meant the paint or something?
In fact, I could swear that I read this description once and they uttered the phrase "The Ultimate version of C3PO," but I either imagined that or someone sensibly removed it.
But falling off a cliff is
about what he deserves
Oh, and speaking of Saga Deluxe/Ultra figures, here's another I love: he's grinning because he just learned the hadoken and
he's going surfing. He's one bad mutha!