OK, now... As most of you who know me have realized, I'm a huge champion of the articulation factor. I have found the Star Wars line has been a quagmire of under-acheivers because of lacking articulation. Not a good thing...
Then visions of the E3 line have shown up... Pretty articulated figures we've been seeing, and the Collection 2 ones sporting the super articulation we all know and I'd say the majority of us love. Collection 1 itself, while laden with action features, appears to be a nice attempt at articulation itself and hiding said features.
So my question to you... We see heavy articulation here, so what do you think of the articulation issue now?
My stance remains the same on this issue... Articulation makes the toy, so the more the better, however I do see that Hasbro's dropping their traditional style they've used on ball/socket joints on some figures for a hinged piece with a swivel to it. Still retails the same motion, but is more noticeable.
The articulation on Collection 1 is definitely more noticeable than that on the C2 figures or the VOTC for instance. Is that a big enough problem to require "griping" though? Again, to me I would rather have a poseable Mace than one stuck in a pre-pose... So no. I do believe the articulation could be better hidden since they managed on the VOTC so well.
Myself, I'm happy as a clam (so far) with the images from E3's Collection 1 and 2 figures. They're unique, and show a stronger effort from this company than they have ever shown before. C1's still not perfect, but some of those C2 figures were really impressive to me. I'm really anxious to see the rest of the opening E3 line-up though because so far this looks like the best effort for a film release that Hasbro has ever made.