- Aug 6, 2003
- Reaction score
Back in the 80s, all SW action figures were 5 POA, so it wasn't an issue - the playability was the same for all characters. Hell, there was even 0 POA Ewok figures from the preschool line, and those worked fine as toys. What I'm referring to is the cost of the articulation on characters without action roles to save money - which is why 5 POA were brought back - a cost saving measure. The more POA, the higher the pricepoint. I'd rather Hasbro deliver a nicely sculpted 5 POA background character for $8 in the basic line, compared to the same character in the TVC 2 line, which is likely going to cost close to double. A prime example, one of my most wanted OT characters - Sim Aloo, I'd happily buy him in the basic line instead of the SA line, because he doesn't need to be dynamically posed. The SDCC presentation revealed a great Emperor figure in 5 POA which works perfectly well in my opinion, and satisfies my desire for sculpt over articulation.