: Cloud Car Pilot... Simply a nicely articulated army builder, removable helmet, working holster, neat accessories, easily found, and fleshing out the vintage figures on top of it all. In the end you can't ask for much more.
: Not counting the rehashed stuff, I'm gonna actually slap Dagobah Luke with this title... The lack of poseable arms killed this figure for me. Not to say it's a nice figure for what it is, as Leia Bespin, Dagobah R2, Spirit Ben, etc. are all good for what they are, but Dagobah Luke's arms should've had ONE set poseable and one pre-posed. That was a major detractor. Still a nice sculpt and a nice looking figure in general, especially with Yoda on his back.VOTC Deluxe:
: Tie between Chewbacca and Stormtrooper (With Han, and Fett in close 2nd)... Simply the PERFECT figures we've all wanted and finally got, even if at an unfairly inflated price. The figure's are incredible. Chewbacca edges out the Stormtrooper in overall quality I think, but the Stormtrooper gains on Chewie because of the fact he's the army builder to end all army builders. Even at $10 a pop this is a figure people have numbering in the 20's and 30's in their collection. That says something GOOD about that figure.
Hats off to Hasbro... Now do all that figure goodness for $5 or $6 and available readily, and I'll not have a gripe in the world at that.
: Tie between Luke and Obi-Wan... While I'd vote R2 and 3PO as a close 2nd here, I vote Luke and Obi-Wan just because they're more important (to me) for NEEDING perfect versions of them in these outfits. Obi's puffy cloak, lack of detail on his skirt piece (one layer, and no robe ties or anything? sheesh!), and his HORRIBLE lack of articulation, all gain him a spot on this crap list. Luke's inaccurately tiny height, his sort of goofy face, and his softgoods shirt (completely unnecessary and perplexing) earn him his spot. Both figures still need that definitive version IMO.Saga Basic:
: Captain Antilles... My favorite for the year in the Saga range was the "apology for the RFT" figure, Antilles. The helmet, the holster, the swappable parts with Dodonna (not intended I don't believe, but nice), the reversable arms (again not intended I don't think, but nice), the decent articulation... I think Antilles is a nice figure, and while not hard to get, in my neck of the woods he's sold steadily since his release and what was a potential pegwarmer is becoming increasingly tough to find. That all equates figure goodness to me... Not to mention he makes a nice army builder/customizing fodder. Nice!
I will say there were quite a few figures in the late part of Saga that were equally good to Antilles though... Or close anyway.
: Hoth Rebel Soldier... He's an '03/'04 figure since he started shipping right around X-mas last year, but he's horrid nonetheless and he's a plague upon the pegs. He's entirely too short, he's lacking any articulation beyond the 6 basic POTF2 points, his sculpt is still pushing the "buffness" (even if it is more crisp, it's still a tiny waist, wide stance, skinnier legs, and broad shoulders/chest... Terrible), he's got a holster that doesn't work (at this point, a feature that should be standard), and I'm just gonna reiterate it, but he lacks articulation... He should be sporting super articulation or darn close to it.
To top it off, he's one of the biggest pegwarmers of the past year, and isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Blah! Saga Deluxe:
: Ewok w/Glider... I think getting a nice glider, with creative use of translucent plastic, lots of parts, and including a pretty kick ass generic ewok figure with it, all makes for a pretty good figure worthy of $10.
: Jabba the Hutt... Again, another '03/'04 figure, but I just never was as happy with him being slapped on a $10 card using an old sculpt. This should've been a $20 figure that gave you something more at least. It felt "empty" and for a figure like Jabba, who the collecting community as a whole was asking for a new ROTJ one, I think Hasbro shafted them some... No Dais, etc. Just not up to snuff.