I never owned the Vintage figure when I was a kid... He looked like my Uncle Grady too much too, which kind of weirded me out. Having action figures of your family is just strange... how do you incorporate that into your play patterns then, if you aren't into the figure itself? The guys I liked always lived, and the guys I didn't like died. I didn't dig Madine's look but he looked like my Uncle, so it was a real rock and a hard place.
His overly grey hair also was a bit of a downer... His action figure looked completely inept as a man of action.
Add in that this guy's accessory was a stick... WTF?
Figures need guns. It's a formula that shouldn't be broken. Even dumb guys like Lushros Dofine in his bath robe... He got a gun and he was a little cooler. Well, ok, not really.
Give Madine a Han Solo pistol so he looks like he could at least do more than point at a chalkboard for goodness sake.
Anyway, flash forward...
He didn't really improve and his head is less cone shaped. Accuracy be damned, the cone shape bugs me and looks more like his one picture just looked bad than the guy had a conehead right? Someone back me up on that, for Madine's sake!
The new figure had some coolness... Namely, a neutral sculpt, and good army articulation. Some of you guys are picking on him, but at the time he was practically state of the art. Seriously. Whoever the idgit is that decided, again, to not give him a pistol... fire that dude.
But the paintjob... eh, at the time it wasn't the worst, wasn't the best. That badge, man that's a ball dropped isn't it?
The figure's sculpt is nice though, generic... I buy them cheap sometimes for head swapping purposes. It's a shame really that he was a breath of fresh air in the line. In the post ROTS world he's a downer, but at the same time I'd probably NOT cry if he wasn't remade.
Is it blasphemy for me to say that? Well, I'm looking at it from the perspective that the line's pricey and I'm picky... I just would put a lot of figures far higher on the resculpt list than him. If he gets redone though, yeah, I'll probably be in line to pick him up.
Better have a damn pistol though. Guys can't kill people with high-tech chalkboard sticks Hasbro. Learn it. Live it. Love it.