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Offline Darth Simmons

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Re: PLEASE DON'T REPACK: Worst Ideas For Repacks
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2007, 02:14 PM »
Actually I like the ball/socket joints Hasbro is using.

They make for a more natural looking pose if you're wanting the head tilted I think...  Much more versatile, and definitely simpler than injection-molded ball/socket joints like Dutch Vander's.  I don't think they all look bad, and actually I think very few have had  an awkward look to them really.  Usually I blame that on sculpt more than design.  VTSC Han was I believe more odd due to the head's excessive shrinkage, more than anything.

His articulation at the torso was a little overdone too, but I think the rest of the figure is pretty decent and iwth the vest on he's quite nice.  Take the arms/legs and sculpt up a new torso, and I'd be pretty happy I think.

The headball seems like it would make work easier for us customizers, but I just don't like 'em on nonmasked humans. It's not just Han, General Veers is another example of a bad head ball. He looks like he's doing a giraffe impersonation. When it comes to the VTSC Endor Han I could go on and on about how bad it was. (I'm a Han freak and I love to share my opinion). The vintage ROTJ Han was one of my favorite figures as a child so I had been waiting on a great looking ROTJ Han since POTF2 started up in '95. Hasbro has not produced one that I am happy with, which led me to customizing. I have a bigger problem with the articulation across the chest than the headball joints. Anyway, that's just my lil' opinion. (Oh and I definietly agree with you about the Rebel Trooper!)
Hasbro, ball jointed heads suck! They make figures look like they've been hung by a noose. Please use neck ball joints like the late 80's GI Joes.

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Re: PLEASE DON'T REPACK: Worst Ideas For Repacks
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2007, 02:51 PM »
i actually think the head ball joint is one of the best things hasbro has to offer on their figures. it adds for a lot better poses. and if you dont think it looks "realistic" enough for you..then go the gentle giant. :)
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Re: PLEASE DON'T REPACK: Worst Ideas For Repacks
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2007, 03:16 PM »
i actually think the head ball joint is one of the best things hasbro has to offer on their figures. it adds for a lot better poses. and if you dont think it looks "realistic" enough for you..then go the gentle giant. :)
Not cost effective... and as far as the headball joint goes, that's just my opinion. It doesn't mean I'm right.
Hasbro, ball jointed heads suck! They make figures look like they've been hung by a noose. Please use neck ball joints like the late 80's GI Joes.