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Offline Jabba the Slug

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Your #1 Action Figure
« on: May 10, 2010, 10:52 PM »
Pretty much a simple question - which is your favorite action figure, that you own (in terms of favorite, articulation... etc.)? Feel free to write down 2nd, 3rd, and 4th places.

For me:
1. Lumiya (2010 CP) - really cool sculpt and design.
2. Plo Koon (2010 LC) - hey, I love this guy!
3. General Grievous (2009 TLC) - pretty impressive figure in terms of articulation and detail.
4. Darth Vader (2008 TLC) - nice removable helmet. ;)
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Re: Your #1 Action Figure
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2010, 07:44 AM »
My kneejerk reflex is to say VTSC Snowtrooper.  The figure is awesome.


But the Grievous and Vader you mentioned above are also in my top 20, along with Ephant Mon, Hermi Odle, Evolutions Jango, Nick Sant-style Biker Scout, Geonosis 2-pack Coleman Trebor, Talz Warrior, Preview Wookiee Warrior.  Probably all honorable mentions to the snowtrooper, but I'm on like 1/3rd of a cup of coffee here and just woke up.
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Re: Your #1 Action Figure
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2010, 10:02 AM »
Here's some of my favorites. The list changes a lot these days. :)

-TCW Nahdar Vebb
-TCW Thi-Sen
-TCW Whorm Loathsom
-TLC General Obi-Wan Kenobi (after head swap)
-Saga Ephant Mon
-TLC Ice Cream Maker Guy
-TLC Leesub Sirln
-VTSC Biker Scout
-VTAC Snowtrooper
-TSC Nabrun Leids (I know, old figure but still one of my favorites)
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Re: Your #1 Action Figure
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2010, 10:58 AM »
I really dig:

Legacy Gungan Warrior - he just looks like an excellent representation of the figure - also his articulation is so well done and well hidden.
VTAC Snowtrooper
Vintage Style Bossk
Vintage Style IG-88
HK-47/50 - they are also great representations of their figures imo

I am sure there are plenty more - these are the ones popping into my head right now.

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Re: Your #1 Action Figure
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2010, 11:53 PM »
Legacy Gungan Warrior - he just looks like an excellent representation of the figure - also his articulation is so well done and well hidden.

Very true: I'm impressed by the sculpt, except the paintjob. :( On my figure, the paint bleeds a lot onto other places.

As for my decisions, I grew up with the Prequel Trilogy (and Special Edition of the OTS), which really influenced my choices. I remember seeing Plo Koon as a kid and thinking how cool he looked.
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Re: Your #1 Action Figure
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2010, 12:01 AM »
VTSC IG-88 and VOTC/Early Bird Chewbacca figures...  To me, these two are probably the finest two basic figures in the modern line overall. 

I'd have to give honorable mention to the EU Dark Trooper Phase 1, and the BAD Dark Trooper. 

If I were to expand a bit and focus on the Empire, I'd go with the Spacetrooper and Black Pauldroned Sandtrooper (clean) as well...  Both make very good representations of the basic Stormtrooper, and the Sandtrooper one even includes everything you could want for the trooper's field gear short of extra ranks.  A close second and third for me would go to the VTSC Snowtrooper and the VTSC Biker Scout, as both are insanely accurate and detailed figures.

For the Rebel side of things, there isn't much, but I think the recent Pilot figures (Snowspeeder, A and B-Wingers, and X-Winger) are all great, as is the REbel Honor Guard which is not only obscure but very good.  Then the last one I'd mention for the Rebs is maybe my favorite, in the Hoth Rebel Soldier from last year.  It's fantastic, and such a shame we did not get the variation which was even better in terms of army building as it's generic.

From a purely aesthetic POV combined with "Wow that's a big figure", I'm always still impressed with Hermi Odle and Ephant Mon...  Outstanding individual figures if a little limited in poseability.
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Re: Your #1 Action Figure
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2010, 01:13 AM »
is just for the modern line ? or does vintage count also?
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Re: Your #1 Action Figure
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2010, 01:14 AM »
Nothing official to it, so I think it's whatever you want to say or what you like.
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Re: Your #1 Action Figure
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2010, 11:18 AM »
Hard too say. There are so many great one now a days. Can't pick just one.
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Re: Your #1 Action Figure
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2010, 02:03 PM »
Vader has always been a favorite character to me so I'd say TSC Vader with all the articulation. Second was VOTC Vader except for the swivel arms. I also like Dagobah VAder and Emperors' Wrath Vader for POTJ line. Good and intersting scupts though articulation was not as great as it is now. I'm also partial to Boba Fett (Fett evo) and Jango eventhough his jumpsuit is purple and not blue. I also Like VTSC IG-88, great sculpt, tons of articulation - unfortunately many broken parts due to softer plastic. Cant wait for the re-release of it. I like the Endor C-3P0 a  lot due to bendy knees (FINALLY) but the gold finish rubbed off but still a very cool 3P0. And I guess lastly I'd say VTSC Tusken Raider/Sandperson. Love the soft goods cloak and skirt. Very good articulation even with swivel albows.
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Re: Your #1 Action Figure
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2010, 05:44 PM »
Tough question but I went for my #1 favorite figure from each line.
I judged in terms of sculpt, detail, gear, features and how well they still stack up. So here goes:

Clone Wars
Muftak Chief

Legacy
K'Kruhk

TAC
Starkiller Hero

Saga2
Garindan

ROTS
Evolutions Palpatine

OTC
Chewbacca VOTC

Saga
Ephont Mon

POTJ
FX-7

EP1
Graxol Kelvyyn

POTF2
Pote Sniken

Vintage
Sy Snootles
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Re: Your #1 Action Figure
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2010, 10:09 PM »
I'll go based on a favorite from each line:

TLC RED
K'krukh


CLONE WARS RED
Thi-Sen


TLC BLUE
Obi-Wan Kenobi (ANH BD 34)


CLONE WARS BLUE
Jabba the Hutt


30AC
VTAC IG-88


TSC
VTSC Sand People


ROTS
Preview Wookiee Warrior


OTC
Luke Skywalker - Dagobah training


CLONE WARS
Saesee Tiin (Army of the Republic) w/ broken horn


SAGA
R1-G4


POTJ
FX-7


EPISODE I
TC-14


POTF2
R2-D2 w/ holo Leia

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Re: Your #1 Action Figure
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2010, 12:45 AM »
Man that is tough, but I really love how Ephant Mon turned out.   The VOTC Han Solo is fantastic.  The current Luke Snowspeeder Pilot is pretty slick as well.  I could go on and on. 

If I had to pick one it's Ephant Mon.  I know he means just about zilch as far as the saga goes but it's a great SW figure. 

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Re: Your #1 Action Figure
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2010, 02:10 PM »
Vintage Jedi Luke, just for nostalgia's sake. That was my go-to figure as a kid, and I still love how it looks.

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Re: Your #1 Action Figure
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2010, 05:07 PM »
Seeing that people narrowed their favorite figures by line, I'll do that too. ;D

LC Red - Plo Koon w/ removable mask
TCW Red - Aayla Secura
TLC Blue - Emperor Palpatine (ESB)
TCW Blue - Asajj Ventress
TAC - Evolutions Shirtless Darth Maul
TSC - VTSC Sand People
ROTS - Shaak Ti
OTC - ??
Saga - Quick-Draw Zam Wesell
POTJ - Dagobah Vader
POTF2 - Vader w/ removable helmet
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