Another figure I wasn't as wild about, but who somehow wound up in my GI Joe collection as a Cobra thing... Weird.
I didn't care for IG-88 as a kid though, and yet as an adult now I look back and think the vintage figure was probably one of the finer sculpts of the vintage line that held up... so much so it confused people if the new ones were re-used vintage molds or not, at least back when IG-88 came out in a 2-pack in the modern line.
But, flash forward to the latest IG-88, and I'm all smiles... It was one of the latter figures I reviewed for the site, and the VTSC IG-88 is, without a doubt, one of the finest modern figures in existance. Hasbro sculptors/designers went balls out with this one, from separately sculpted wiring, to the removable mines on the bandoleir (though they're difficult to remove due to being glued on, so be careful with that!).
My only gripe(s) on the last IG-88 are that his stance is a tad wide (he's a figure that would benefit from a ball-jointed hip if it could be hidden), and the holster for his sidearm Imperial blaster wasn't sculpted to fit the blaster properly, or it shrank during production.
The VTSC IG-88 has the deco, the sculpt, the accessory count (it's amazing), and a ton of solid, sturdy articulation points. It's one of my favorite figures in my collection, and it may well be the finest figure Hasbro has ever made IMO. Right up there with gems like VOTC/EB Chewbacca and the like. Hasbro makes lots of great figures too, but IG-88 was almost a work of art, so hats off to Pawtucket on that one.
Now, I wouldn't turn my nose at a couple small upgrades here and there, to at least fix the holster if nothing else, but really if they never did another thing on that one, I'd be totally content with what we got.