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favorite POTJ figure
« on: February 24, 2005, 06:37 PM »
I would have to say the security battle droid because I love to army build with battle droids.Plus they were perfect for my battle droid control ship diorama.I might have picked the scout trooper if he had better articulation.
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Re: favorite POTJ figure
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2005, 11:11 AM »
My favorite PotJ figure is still Bespin Han. 

Not the best articulation, but it was light years ahead of the PotF2 Bespin Han.  I loved the holster and the sculpt of his coat.  Definately my favorite PotJ figure.

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Re: favorite POTJ figure
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2005, 02:20 PM »
I agree with Jeff.  The "Bespin Capture" Han Solo was my favorite figure of the line.  There were a lot of great ones in POTJ, and really very few "stinkers" in the line overall. Being a Han/Chewie fan (and one of my favorite "versions" of Han - the Bespin version), along with the fact that my wife found and gave me this figure as a Christmas present...it is definitely my favorite.

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Re: favorite POTJ figure
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2005, 11:31 PM »
My choice is an odd one for me.  I'm not the biggest fan of Lando, but I think the POTJ Lando is just a fantastic figure.  It's a good likeness, the cape is great and I think the pose is really nice. 

R2-Q5 is always one of my faves as well.  300th Fett is cool too, but not a fair comparison given it was more of a deluxe figure. 
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Re: favorite POTJ figure
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2005, 01:22 AM »
The POTJ line-up was filled with great figures...  Some of my tops are:

-R4 droid (the green/white droid)
-R2-Q5
-FX-7 (best droid ever still I think)
-Jek Porkins
-Bacta Luke
-Amanaman
-Zutton
-Duros
-Bespin Guard (one of the best army builders ever)
-Teebo (Best Ewok ever)
-Mon Cal Officer/Crewman (Great generic army builder)
-K-3PO (Nice repaint, and needed, just needed a hideable damage feature)
-Sandtrooper (again, great army builder short of wrist articulation)
-Tessek (One of the best Jabba's Palace aliens still)

Hell, I even liked the EU guys like Snowbi Wan, and Qui Gon/Obi-Wan Jedi Training Gear figures.  The Mauls were just stale though.

And unfortunately POTJ was a sign of things to come with static poses...  Eeth Sloth was a great sculpt but an attrocious figure, and Bespin Leia, Bespin Lando, and DS Escape Han all exemplified figures that were nothing more than a statue you couldn't use outside of its one pose.  Those sucked to me for their static poses.

However, my favorite figure from POTJ was easily the...

Imperial Officer!

While I think it's been fairly well widdled down that these guys are actually gunnery crewman (IE: Gunners without the helmets like we're used to) after some photo evidence from ANH (or they could be pilots at rest too), the figure was nonetheless an incredible army builder.

Fairly generic, fairly plentiful (could've stood being moreso though, given that he was always the first to sell-out from the later waves he shipped in), and fairly poseable, he was a great figure overall for filling in any Imperial diorama.

The saga headsculpts just added to his coolness then, but he was a must have in multiples for me.  I still pick any of them up if I find them for $5 or less.  Just got a pile of all 3 head variants not long ago from someone at Scum actually.

The Imp. Officer gets my nod, though all the figures I listed were fantastic and hold up well even against the VOTC quality we're seeing now...  Let's just hope that new and better level of quality carries over to future waves of classic figures then though.  Even though POTJ was cool, VOTC showed just how much better things can be.
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Re: favorite POTJ figure
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2005, 11:05 AM »
Bespin capture Han and Jek.

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Re: favorite POTJ figure
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2005, 11:59 PM »
Thank you for all your opinions!So im the only one who likes the security battle droid?
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Re: favorite POTJ figure
« Reply #7 on: March 2, 2005, 03:11 AM »
I think the Security Battle Droid was light years ahead of the Battle Droids we got in the Ep. I line. Still a good figure.

My favorite POTJ figure is Plo Koon. That headsculpt is wicked, he's not stuck in one pose, and he had a funky lightsaber.

I didn't like the Saga version since it had that stupid pose and some of that Force **** that was so popular with Hasbro in those days.

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Queen Amidala in that red dress she wore at the beginning of TPM
Scout Trooper
Tessek
Amanaman
Luke w/ Bacta Chamber
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Re: favorite POTJ figure
« Reply #8 on: March 3, 2005, 11:34 AM »
Jek Porkins is my favorite!  ;) In fact, its the only one I bought from the POTJ line.

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Re: favorite POTJ figure
« Reply #9 on: April 4, 2005, 12:24 PM »
I liked the ANH Ben Kenobi...the scuplt was awesome on him.
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Re: favorite POTJ figure
« Reply #10 on: April 4, 2005, 04:55 PM »
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Re: favorite POTJ figure
« Reply #11 on: April 8, 2005, 02:29 PM »
I'm a big fan of the Bespin Han as well. Still a superb figure.
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Re: favorite POTJ figure
« Reply #12 on: May 1, 2005, 03:16 PM »
Jek Porkins.  Or possible the Security Battle Droid; I always thought that was a rather good sculpt.
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Re: favorite POTJ figure
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2005, 04:33 PM »
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Re: favorite POTJ figure
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2005, 05:38 PM »
POTJ was a spectacular line, and I really like 95% of them. Some great collector-oriented minor characters, and almost no retreads.

If I had to pick just a handful, it would be:

Battle Droid (Security)
Coruscant Guard
Mas Amedda
Tusken Raider (Desert Sniper)
Mon Calamari (Officer)
Plo Koon (Jedi Master)
Sandtrooper (Tatooine Patrol)
Imperial Officer
R4-M9 (with Mouse Droid)

Although I don't personally own all of these.
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