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Offline Diddly

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Best of the Best
« on: August 3, 2003, 04:02 PM »
I saw this thread over at RS, and decided to post it here.

In your opinion, what is the best modern figure (POTF2 - Saga) of each main character that Hasbro has made?

Here's my list:

Luke - I've always been a sucker for the POTF2 Bespin Luke, but I also like the POTJ Pilot version.
Leia - The POTF2 New Likeness Leia, (the new Saga Repack Leia).
Han - Commtech Han.
C-3PO - Removeable Limbs 3PO.
R2-D2 - Commtech R2.
Chewbacca - Saga Cloud City Chewie.
Lando - POTJ Bespin Escape.
Darth Vader - Vader included with the Saga TRU 4-pack.
Palpatine - I like most of the Emperor figures, but I have 3 favorites - Chancellor, POTF2 FF, and EP1 Sidious.
Darth Maul - Original EP1 Maul.
Count Dooku - 4/23 Version.
Yoda - 4/23 Version.
Mace Windu - Tie between EP1 fig, and Total Control fig.
Boba Fett - 300th.
Jango Fett - Kamino Escape.
Obi-Wan - POTJ Old Obi.
Padme - Droid Factory Chase.
Battle Droid - 4/23 White and Red.
Clonetrooper - Red Version.
Stormtrooper - Commtech version.

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Re: Best of the Best
« Reply #1 on: August 3, 2003, 11:30 PM »
hmm, interesting question.

Luke - they all pretty much suck ;)
Leia - POTJ general version
Han - Commtech Han.
C-3PO - Removeable Limbs 3PO.
R2-D2 - first Ep II - sure the lights in the wrong place...
Chewbacca - Saga Cloud City Chewie.
Lando - POTJ
Darth Vader - Dagobah
Palpatine - I like the electronic deluxe version
Darth Maul - MOTDS version (newest Saga)
Count Dooku - 1st
Yoda - I'm partial to the one with the real-fake hair (POTF2?)
Mace Windu - fan club mail away
Boba Fett - 300th agreed, but priced like a deluxe - recent Saga is good
Jango Fett - Final battle - gotta love that head-falling-off-schtick
Obi-Wan - flashback
Padme - Droid Factory Chase.
Battle Droid - they all suck, the plastic is too flimsy
Clonetrooper - clone pilot
Stormtrooper - Commtech
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Re: Best of the Best
« Reply #2 on: August 4, 2003, 01:17 AM »
i think this should stay at rebelscum...

the weekly showings of these pissed me off..

its one of the reasons i left.

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Re: Best of the Best
« Reply #3 on: August 4, 2003, 01:19 AM »
OK... here goes...

Luke - Saga Bespin
Leia - Leia Hoth
Han - POTJ Bespin
C-3PO - Millenium Coin version
R2-D2 - CommTech
Chewbacca - Cloud City Chewie.
Lando - POTJ
Darth Vader - Masters 2-pack version.. coming single soon
Palpatine - Flashback
Darth Maul - Sith Lord w/ soft goods skirt
Count Dooku - 1st
Yoda - Flashback
Mace Windu - Mailaway
Boba Fett - 300th
Jango Fett - Pilot version
Obi-Wan - Kamino deluxe
Padme - Droid Factory
Battle Droid - I agree w/ Morg.. but if just one I'd say Deluxe from 3-P0/BD set
Clonetrooper - Red Clone Trooper
Stormtrooper - CommTech of course
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Re: Best of the Best
« Reply #4 on: August 4, 2003, 01:29 AM »
Luke - Saga Bespin
Leia - POTF2 Boush?
Han - None (though I'd like to snag the one they've rehashed)
C-3PO - Removeable Limbs 3PO
R2-D2 - EP1 I think it was
Chewbacca - Saga Cloud City Chewie.
Lando - Skiff!
Darth Vader - Saga Bespin
Mace Windu - Ep1
Boba Fett - 300th (even though I don't got it)
Jango Fett - Kamino Escape (Pilot's head is by far the best)
Obi-Wan - POTJ Old Obi
Padme - Droid Factory Chase
Clonetrooper - Red Version.

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Re: Best of the Best
« Reply #5 on: August 4, 2003, 09:49 AM »
Luke - SAGA Bespin, POTJ X-Wing isn't too bad either, with the exception of the teeth painting.
Leia - POTJ Bespin Escape
Han - POTJ Bespin Capture (probably my all time favorite figure, due to the figure itself and Han is my fave character of the Saga), Commtech Han is great too.
C-3PO - only one I have from OT is the shiny gold one, I hear the MMC one is really well done.
R2-D2 - Commtech R2.
Chewbacca - Saga Cloud City Chewie.
Lando - POTJ Bespin Escape.
Darth Vader - POTJ Emperor's Wrath, SAGA Bespin one is good, flowing cape might be a bit much, and leaving the action feature out would be good too.
Palpatine - one from Episode 2 is really well sculpted, don't have a OT Emperor yet, waiting for the upcoming Saga one.
Darth Maul - Original EP1 Maul.
Count Dooku - Geonosian Escape, or 4/23, both are good.
Yoda - 4/23 (Jedi Master) Version.
Mace Windu - Episode I figure, Screen Scene one upcoming doesn't look too bad
Boba Fett - 300th.
Jango Fett - Kamino Escape.
Obi-Wan - POTJ Old Obi.
Padme - Droid Factory Chase.
Battle Droid - 4/23 White and Red.
Clonetrooper - Red Version.
Stormtrooper - Commtech version.

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Re: Best of the Best
« Reply #6 on: August 6, 2003, 05:38 PM »
Han Solo - POTJ Bespin capture
Chewie - POTJ 25th anniversary
Leia - POTF2 flashback
Luke - Saga Bespin
Vader - POTJ Masters of the Dark Side
R2-D2 - POTF2 Commtech version w/holo Leia
C-3PO - POTF2 Purchase of the Droids CS
Lando - vintage Skiff guard disguise
Obi-Wan - EP1 version w/soft goods
Qui-Gon - EP1 Naboo version
Yoda - vintage w/orange snake
Anakin - Secret Ceremony
Padme - POTJ Theed invasion
Mace - Saga deluxe
Maul - EP1 Tatooine Showdown CS
Dooku - Saga Geonosian escape
Emperor - POTF2 Final Jedi Duel CS
Boba Fett - POTJ 300th
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Re: Best of the Best
« Reply #7 on: August 7, 2003, 03:21 AM »
i think this should stay at rebelscum...

the weekly showings of these pissed me off..

its one of the reasons i left.

Well, since a lot of us don't even visit RS anymore (especially the Saga section), I think this one is fine to have here this time, since it's never been done here at JD yet.  I think it's a fun and interesting topic, but we certainly won't let it become a weekly (or even monthly) occurrence though, I assure you Andy...   ;)  We've got a real nifty little "merge" feature here, so if another thread like this pops up in the near future, it'll just get tacked right onto the end of this one.  No worries...   8)

That said, I'm going to have to wait until we move in a couple weeks, and unpack all the figures to have a looksee and determine who's the Top Gun of the figure world here...  But I'll tell you right now, the MMC C-3PO wins his category, hands down!  If only he had a bit more articulation...   :-\

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Re: Best of the Best
« Reply #8 on: August 7, 2003, 03:56 AM »
Luke Skywalker - I'm going to go with POTF2 Bespin (Saga was too posed to suit me, though you combine his articulation with POTF2's sculpt/pose and I'd be one happy campter).  

Han Solo - POTJ Bespin Capture version is AWESOME.  Articulation, sculpt, holster feature, and binders.

Princess Leia - I'm gonna go with POTJ Deluxe or POTJ Bespin Escape.  I'm not real keen on many of the Leia's though.

Chewie - Hands down Saga Cloud City Capture is the best...  Articulation, great accessories, great sculpt...  Just great.

Lando - Has to be POTJ Bespin Lando.  Just wish he had more articulation and I'd be content with him.

Obi-Wan Kenobi - I like Naboo Obi-Wan with his robes.  That's just me.  Nice Vanilla robed Obi...

Yoda - The Saga Yoda w/Youngling is great, but I'd like to see new Yoda's in every incarnation with soft goods accessories.

Darth Vader/Anakin - Right now I still am partial to the POTF2 removable helmet version but I'll make an "ultimate" one someday that will be better than anything Hasbro's done (But cobbled of their own parts).  What they should've done in the first place.

R2 - Easily POTF2 Commtech R2 wins hands down.  Awesome sculpt, deco, and articulation PLUS a great accessory.

3PO - While Matt's MMC 3PO is worthy, I have to say that Saga Deluxe 3PO takes the cake.  THAT is why Hasbro should be commended for their ability to do great sculpts.  Too bad they don't do great in the other areas.  It's the best scupted Saga figure IMO though.

Emperor/Palpatine - I'm going with Saga Chancellor Palpatine on this one.  Impressive sculpt, good articulation, interlocking fingers, liverspots, and a nice outfit.  He's a grand figure for a grand character.

Qui-Gon - I'm gonna say his "best" was the POTJ moisture farmer outfit figure, but I've yet to see a truly "great" one that can hold his sabre multiple ways and be well posed.  Too bad considering what a good character he was.

To me these are the only "main" characters really.  The rest strike me as secondary, and then background.  
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