Aside from repacks, case assortments, and other issues that so many of the toylines seem to suffer from nowadays, which toy line do you think combines aspects such as sculpt, articulation, accessories, packaging, and overall price point into the best "bang for your buck" if you will? I'm not familiar with each and every toyline, mainly paying attention to Star Wars and a little bit of Marvel and Lord of the Rings, but while looking through the toy aisles this past weekend, this question popped into my head. For example, if you look at the new offerings in the Star Wars line this year, the sculpts have been pretty spiffy I think (especially for the smaller scale), accessories have been hit and miss depending on the character, but not too bad overall, and articulation is definitely hit and miss, although better than it has been. To me, although I'd always take them cheaper, I think $4-5 isn't too bad for these figures, especially remembering the $7-8ish days of Episode I and POTJ while unpacking some things this past weekend.
On the other hand, since the new Trilogy line of LOTR figures has come out, it has been even tougher to leave these on the pegs. They are bigger, so you're already getting more plastic (although for me, I like the 3 3/4" scale, and have a tough time displaying the bigger figures), usually pretty good accessories, great articulation (even if it becomes loose after awhile), as well as great sculpts more often than not. All this for around $5 to 6 from what I have seen (closer to $6).
The same holds true for Marvel Legends. Although they are somewhat limited, not seeing quite as many releases throughout the year (which is ok sometimes), you have overall good sculpts, articulation above and beyond most other lines, some pretty neat characters, usually a comic book included (depending on your neck of the woods), and a decent sized base in most cases. Accessories are somewhat limited on many characters outside of the book/base though. These seem to be in the $6-8 price range, usually on the lower end depending on store.
Otherwise, those are the lines I am most familiar with off-hand, and really they aren't too bad of values on any of them to me. Like I said, I'll always take them cheaper, but the prices aren't too bad (especially considering most were higher priced before). There are other action figure lines which approach the $10 range per figure, some that have "packs" where the price is spread out (minimates are $2ish per figure in the 4 to 5 packs, but much smaller figures for $2 a piece as well). Anyways, I guess I was just curious which line or lines out there right now are a good "value" in your opinion?