Luke was a miss but Dengar and the CC Pilots are hits?
The CC Pilot lacks pretty much any arm articulation but the shoulder, Dengar lacked any leg articulation but the hips (and I know my Dengar is a little unsteady and wants to fall forward).
Luke was off on the headsculpt, but the rest of the figure was a "miss" too, requiring a resculpt?
I like the updated Luke, don't get me wrong. I'm really excited for the updated likeness but also the ball-jointed hips. I just don't put him above Dengar or the CC Pilot either. I can't say any of the 3 were high on my resculpt list either except maybe Dengar... Again, a "bounty hunter", sort of action-oriented (though not on-screen obviously, but still it's a toy so the articulation is a help I think)...
I kind of rate all 3 figures the same, and for Luke I'd have been totally happy had they just updated the headsculpt... I'm ecstatic that they're going an extra step with the hips though. It's definitely more about the odd character choices to me though, than anything. Hasbro's going to these because they feel they're the most eye-catching way to give a wide/interesting collection of stuff for the core collector (myself included) I guess.
I love all 3 then ultimately, but I can't see how one can say, "That was good enough" on a figure that lacked much of any useful articulation for posing or simply standing properly (Dengar) when at the same time saying it's a great update to Bespin Luke who was super articulated already, and really just needed a likeness tweak and maybe a deco change to go up in just about everyone's books.
Different strokes for different folks I guess. But don't get me wrong, I'm right with you on Luke too, I just guess I like Dengar and Cloud Car Pilot just as much even though they're secondary characters.
I'm more curious now to see if the resculpting trend stays true for a lot of the vintage line... I'm betting it will a bit.