- May 9, 2005
- Reaction score
Guess I'm the only one who thinks that open mouth bit looks absurd.
To be fair, Ackbar does literally two things in TFA: (1) talk and (2) stand there. In that sense Hasbro has given the figure all the truly "meaningful" articulation it needs.No, you're not alone. Instead of articulation where is really counts (elbows, shoulders, wrists, i.e.) we get ridiculous jaw articulation.
I have more creativity than that. I don't buy/collect/display my action figures in the EXACT way the character is represented in its respective media.To be fair, Ackbar does literally two things in TFA: (1) talk and (2) stand there. In that sense Hasbro has given the figure all the truly "meaningful" articulation it needs.
I can think of a few others that weren't basic carded releases or might be considered beasts or monsters rather than figures, but there's at least one more that springs to mind immediately from the 3.75" collection:Sometimes I wonder if people ever look at their figures.
I'm sure there are more.
The difference between these figures and Ackbar is that the moveable lower jaw looks much more natural and aesthetically pleasing and is integrated nicely into the overall sculpt. Having the top of Ackbar's head flip up makes him look like a pez dispenser or happy meal toy and detracts from an otherwise relatively decent sculpt. But even the sculpt pales in comparison to Ephant and Hermi, which is just sad.These two are still amazing! I miss the days of these....
I hated that you couldn't find a Jango Fett without a magnetic breakaway head for the longest time. I swear, I think i have like 3 of those figures.Gimmicky but easy to ignore...and actually looks kinda fun. I just hope we don't get AOTC style action features. Those were annoying.
14 years since Attack of the Clones.I'm actually a little surprised looking back that they made magnetic removable heads on toys. Maybe because it was just the bucket they didn't worry about marketing it, but I bet it would cause a media circus if they tried that today and it's only been 14 years.
I never had that version. I had the sneak preview version with the awful stance, the pilot version with the quick draw action and the grappling hook threaded through his gauntlet. By the time magnetic head showed up I was burnt out on the figure.I hated that you couldn't find a Jango Fett without a magnetic breakaway head for the longest time. I swear, I think i have like 3 of those figures.
And that was the second release of that outfit. Remember the spring arm debacle?Yeah the only properly articulated figure was Padme because she happened to be running.
I'd say that's the majority of people's gripe with Hasbro.All of the AOTC figures I had all seemed like they were trying to be more than just action figures. Including all sorts of "added play value" like ropes, rockets, missiles, magnets, plastic flames, and accessories. The era where there was almost too much in a single figure's package. And they cost less than a single TFA 5POA figure. So weird.