Collectibles => The Vintage Collection => Collect All 92! => Topic started by: Scott on May 3, 2012, 05:05 PM

Title: General Madine
Post by: Scott on May 3, 2012, 05:05 PM
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Title: Re: General Madine
Post by: Jayson on May 3, 2012, 07:35 PM
I always had a soft spot for my Vintage Madine. I think is was the oddly sculpted "pointy" head which ironically is closer to the movie than the Saga version. Good stuff.

Anyone else think the Vintage figure looks like Steve Sansweet?  :P

Title: Re: General Madine
Post by: JediJman on May 3, 2012, 08:34 PM
I always thought he looked a bit like Cary Elwes...
Title: Re: General Madine
Post by: Matt_Fury on May 3, 2012, 08:47 PM
Not the most exciting figure when I was a kid, but he filled out the Rebel Leadership nicely.  I also liked the level in the Dark Forces video game where you had to break him out of prison.
Title: Re: General Madine
Post by: Paul on May 3, 2012, 09:37 PM
So in need of a good resculpt. 

By the time he came out in the vintage line I was into GI Joes a bit more, wish I would have had him then.
Title: Re: General Madine
Post by: Nicklab on May 3, 2012, 09:43 PM
Wow.  The modern General Madine came out in 2003/04?!?!  I agree that it could stand to be resculpted.
Title: Re: General Madine
Post by: Jesse James on May 10, 2012, 01:14 AM
I never owned the Vintage figure when I was a kid...  He looked like my Uncle Grady too much too, which kind of weirded me out.  Having action figures of your family is just strange...  how do you incorporate that into your play patterns then, if you aren't into the figure itself?  The guys I liked always lived, and the guys I didn't like died.  I didn't dig Madine's look but he looked like my Uncle, so it was a real rock and a hard place.

His overly grey hair also was a bit of a downer...  His action figure looked completely inept as a man of action.

Add in that this guy's accessory was a stick...  WTF?

Figures need guns.  It's a formula that shouldn't be broken.  Even dumb guys like Lushros Dofine in his bath robe...  He got a gun and he was a little cooler.  Well, ok, not really.

Give Madine a Han Solo pistol so he looks like he could at least do more than point at a chalkboard for goodness sake.

Anyway, flash forward...

He didn't really improve and his head is less cone shaped.  Accuracy be damned, the cone shape bugs me and looks more like his one picture just looked bad than the guy had a conehead right?  Someone back me up on that, for Madine's sake!

The new figure had some coolness...  Namely, a neutral sculpt, and good army articulation.  Some of you guys are picking on him, but at the time he was practically state of the art.  Seriously.  Whoever the idgit is that decided, again, to not give him a pistol... fire that dude.

But the paintjob...  eh, at the time it wasn't the worst, wasn't the best.  That badge, man that's a ball dropped isn't it?

The figure's sculpt is nice though, generic...  I buy them cheap sometimes for head swapping purposes.  It's a shame really that he was a breath of fresh air in the line.  In the post ROTS world he's a downer, but at the same time I'd probably NOT cry if he wasn't remade.

Is it blasphemy for me to say that?  Well, I'm looking at it from the perspective that the line's pricey and I'm picky...  I just would put a lot of figures far higher on the resculpt list than him.  If he gets redone though, yeah, I'll probably be in line to pick him up.

Better have a damn pistol though.  Guys can't kill people with high-tech chalkboard sticks Hasbro.  Learn it.  Live it.  Love it.
Title: Re: General Madine
Post by: P-Siddy on May 10, 2012, 08:06 AM
Jesse, maybe he has a baton for leading the marching band into the fray while playing the Star Wars theme? 
Title: Re: General Madine
Post by: Jesse James on May 10, 2012, 02:07 PM
Good point...  Like a Piper in the Blackwatch.  He's all man because he doesn't need a weapon.

Come to think of it...  the beard...  Chuck Norris is bearded...  he's the Chuck Norris of Star Wars?  Hmmmm, it's possible.