To each his own but I have to defend Legacy which is the core SW line that will live long after the animated line. I will be picking up the animated Aayla Secura and the occasional figure for the accessories. I picked Yularen for the Table, Plo Koon for the sabers, Gren Clon for the Gattling gun but ditched the figures. Gha Nuckeet, Cad, Magna Droids, IG droids and that Death Star looking droid. Droids seem to be the easiest crossovers that pass as realistic enough. Hasbro is doing a good job on everything in my opinion. The only aspects they have been sucking Bantha Balls on is the price & product delivery.
BTW - Welcome to JD!
Fair enough, bro. It takes all types! I always feel similarly obligated to defend the CW line that frankly, is propping up the franchise right now, IMHO. I read A LOT of comments from fans in online forums that are critical of the CW stuff. I just don't get the disdain. This line is aimed every bit as much at collectors as kids, I think.
I have been collecting since the very first figures were release in the 70's, so yes, I have a personal fondness for the Kenner line. But I just think the figures were better quality back then. The same way that I feel that animation was much better before computers came along. (Bugs Bunny still KILLS any of this CGI junk) As a toy designer, I'm sure you're well aware of the production process differences today as opposed to 30 years ago. I really do not think increased articulation is a great enhancement though. To me, it offends the eye seeing all those exposed joints. It destroys the visual continuity and realism of the figure. Kenner had the right idea starting out - 5 points is enough.
I fully agree Hasbro is an utter disgrace when it comes to product delivery. I can't even imagine how much simpler and happier my life would be if they would simply announce a release date and I could walk into a store knowing it would be there on that day to purchase. If they can do it with DVD's, they can absolutely do it with toys.
Thanks for the welcome! This is one of the more robust forums I have joined recently - I love that!
Rupert - great to hear I am not alone! Keep flying the CW flag high!