I was reading some conversation on this elsewhere...
A point was brought up that, "you can't fault 2-1B because the original figure was made during POTF2 and they didn't care about scale back then", which really isn't a good point in the slightest... Here's why.
These folks are citing a figure's possible "inaccuracy" based on the timeframe he was released, not the "facts" on what a to-scale 2-1B figure would look like compared to other figures in the line... Essentially they are using the argument that anything prior to, let's say 1999, is inaccurate because Hasbro didn't focus on accurate figure sizes at that time...
Wouldn't it be smarter though, to say that 2-1B's POTF2 figure could easily be to-scale compared to a VOTC Han, or SA Clonetrooper because the actual droid prop from Empire Strikes back isn't a dinky little thing compared to a normal person?
The prop's on tour with the Science Meets Imagination tour (In Philly this upcoming month I do believe)... Saw it in person in Columbus myself. I'm 5'10", not short and not tall, and this wasn't a SMALL piece of prop, let me tell you. It wasn't big either, but 2-1B seemed to be an average-sized man to me...
I dunno, it just seemed very silly to me that people would so quickly discount POTF2 figures just because, well, they're POTF2 figures... So clearly they mustn't be the right heigh, eh?
But whatever it takes to "accept" the figure's diminutive size, that's fine by me. I don't honestly consider this droid to be the same model that was in Empire Strikes Back, actually. To me they were in the same family, but not the same model... Kind of like an R1 and R2 unit. So with that, I am not terribly bothered by the height at all with the droid. So 2-1B's ok to me, if not a little smaller than I would've preferred.
On the Clone, the height difference isn't as bad, but still... A clone is a clone. He's shorter than Gree, and I'd guess he's shorter than the basic Clone sculpts like the SA one, or #6 clone, or the AOTC SA one... That's a little annoying to me, and just a quality oversight on Hasbro's part. It annoys me with Cody too. I believe the argument for people to be happy about that issue is that "you can't compare him to the original 41st figure, blah blah blah", but really... That figure's "average" height, so yeah, you sorta can... It comes up short, and that's that.
I guess for many it's just easier to cover for Hasbro when they do something wrong because they make the thing you like, so people get "personally offended" or something when you cite there's something wrong with it, but it just seems silly. Like burrying your head in the sand on it just so you can't see its faults or something. To each his own of course.
The 41st's such a great figure overall it seems (even removable pouches!), that the height thing really sticks out like a sore thumb more to me now. They came real close on that one for sure though.