I love your 2006 graphics . As someone who was also a Graphic Designer at that time your style is reflective of that period. I know pieces I did back then look very similar. But it is a very informative article and good read! I felt the Unleashed line really took off when they started doing the beautiful illustrations of the figures for card backs. Then they felt like true artistic representations.
I loved going through all the pages and graphics though, like a time machine to how AWESOME those figures were! I now want the female figures and tubed figures from that line again LOL.
I also agree, I think XM are the adult versions of Unleashed figures for us now that were still in our 20s (barely) back during the Unleashed days.
Thanks. To be honest, there's some work I did back then, I look at it now and I'm not too happy about it Unleashed card backs had indeed beautiful illustrations, and the whole presentation of the figures, encased in those blisters was something I found it to be a lot more attractive than the giant cylinders they offered them in towards the end of the line. I'm not sure if it was you I was talking to about it, but I mentioned to someone recently after selling my complete Hasbro collection (1995-2010), Unleashed were/are the only figures I kept. I don't even have them displayed, but like my complete Action Fleet vehicles, I think Hasbro did a fantastic job with those pieces and they are part of my "toy" collecting years that as a collector, I won't let go. As for XM, I really wish I had the room for the Snowspeeder Luke they made. When I saw the one that Ben bought, I was instantly impressed by it and was going to buy one myself, but then I realized I have no room for a 22" tall statue, which is really a downer. Besides Fett and Luke, I also think their Darth Maul is a very impressive sculpt.