I don't think so; they look swivel to me.The astromech R4-P17 looks to have almost no articulation. The legs look molded to the body in the pics I've seen.
This has been covered ad nauseam: The increased number of parts equal way more plastic and assembly time, thus driving up the cost. They needed a low cost solution for kids.Don't understand the logic of making an inferior sculpt for characters they already have better sculpts of. Is it still really cheaper to make a new less articulated sculpt instead of reusing older better ones?
Because either Lucasfilm decreed it or the market dried up. And they're not movie figures, which is (and always has been) the main engine for the brand.Then why quit making CW figs those had to be cheaper than these.
But none of them will be EU!Because either Lucasfilm decreed it or the market dried up. And they're not movie figures, which is (and always has been) the main engine for the brand.
But, none of this matter to adult collector who articulation fans - the Black Series 3 3/4" will charge ahead and there will not be a single repack after Wave 2.Either all new figures or retooled existing figures to make them more screen accurate. These are the Hasbro quotes from today, paraphrased.
I don't think so; they look swivel to me.
Also, there are two redeeming qualities about these figures: the low price, and the fact that their headsculpt resembles the characters almost none, so these figures are perfect for slap-on-a-paint-job-and-done customs.
At least they don't have stupid swivel Elbows. This is much perferable to me.OMG
Figures look so bad without elbows......
Not the worst thing in the world. I'm definitely grabbing a few SBDs. I get the appeal of Kenner-style articulation, but I'm probably going to pass on the rest of these. Now, are these meant to be in pegs for major retailers alongside the Black Series, or are they meant for bargain places like Family Dollar? I can see the "low cost kid appeal" strategy backfiring if you have these right next to higher quality figures on the pegs.
I would LOVE to see a plain Stormtrooper in this line, with the accurate sculpting and that neutral standing pose. That would be pretty awesome.Please Hasbro, throw in something OT - ANH Leia, some type of Luke, Han, something from the movies that matter. Only then could I get behind this line.
Considering that they've consistently pegwarmed in nearly every incarnation since 2005, that may be an understatement. It's going to be especially weird this year, because by the time these hit stores ROTS will be eight years old. It would've been justified by ROTS 3D but that's been cancelled (and it looks like Hasbro is going to be left holding the bag on this one), so who exactly is going to buy these?I get the feeling even kids are sick of Anakin and Obi Wan by now.
I am certain that will happen. I wouldn't be surprised if we see a wave or two of OT Legends 5 POAs at SDCC. Farmboy Luke could be fun.I would LOVE to see a plain Stormtrooper in this line, with the accurate sculpting and that neutral standing pose. That would be pretty awesome.
Yeah, I would actually love to see the original 12 all remade in this new style.I am certain that will happen. I wouldn't be surprised if we see a wave or two of OT Legends 5 POAs at SDCC. Farmboy Luke could be fun.
One of the best ways to reduce the price is to reduce the articulation. Fewer parts equals fewer molds and shorter assembly times, thus cheaper production costs.I am for a lower price point line.
I am for a homage to Kenner figures
I am not for a running line that has 5 POA. This line won't get kids excited because without elbows and knees it is going to make it harder for kids to get excited for this. Plenty of kids were upset with the crap that was going into TCW line towards the end, this is even worse than those were
I am not arguing with that. However, weren't we at 14 points of articulation in figures now? So why not leave it to arms/legs/elbows/knees? Sure it's 8 points but at least those are more playable since they are supposed to be for kids and not just statutesOne of the best ways to reduce the price is to reduce the articulation. Fewer parts equals fewer molds and shorter assembly times, thus cheaper production costs.