I haven't kept up with the project like I should've... Mostly via my brother really. What are the Pirates looking like? Is there a Roberto Clemente figure?
I was allowed to narf a skeleton and again, I say, probably the most finely engineered action figure, any line, any scale, I've ever seen in my life. Proportionally it's incredible, and it's got articulation for days. Even the wrists are ball-jointed... on a SKELETON. There's no room to work there but they make it work, and it looks perfect. I guess some people aren't even realizing the wrists are ball jointed, it's so finely hidden.
I'm going to order up skeletons and do some deadies here and there. Perfect figures for an Uncle Owen/Beru burned custom if you're so morbidly inclined too.
And to boot, the skeletons have these clear plastic bits so the armor and things fit them well, and not all loose/sloppy. Also, a clear foot sleeve thing so the figure has a peghole to stand on a stand too. Just awesomely designed, and the thought/effort is extremely intricate and mindful. "Love" went into these.
I'm not much for ******** on Hasbro... They're a big company with big problems. And they can't do stuff like this anymore. Not in China at least, and not for the pricepoints they are forced to hit by big retail. The days of GOOD cheap figures may be over I guess. But the days of GOOD figures are far from gone. You can get them, you just have to pay now I suppose.
I wish there was something akin to this for Star Wars. There's the inability to reuse parts and things, so that's sorta where this hits a roadblock IMO, but man, they'd make some nice figures. It'd cost way too much and would price out most people though. I think it's clear it could happen, but it couldn't happen under Hasbro I'm afraid.