Well, I can give you the lowdown on the new one at least.
The markings on the ship are all painted, no stickers to peel.
The muck all comes off, making the ship look clean with a few "weathered" paint aps.
The storage behind his seat is still there.
The dragonsnake qualifies as an action figure- it has articulation at the shoulders, neck, and a tail that is hinged so it can "swim." In 2006 this almost qualifies as "super aticulated"
Luke has 8: shoulders, neck, wrists, waist, and legs.
I like electronics, but the voice sounds on the 1998 version left something to be desired in my book. I would put this at the top, and say that this, the re-done falcon, and the OTC Slave 1 all will work for me as the definitive "toy" version of those ships.