View Full Version : Rooted hair - yay or nay?

07-02-2002, 03:58 AM
Something I was thining about yesterday was the necessity of rooted hair on some 12" Star Wars figures. For those who don't know, rooted hair is that "real" hair that's plugged into the figure's head rather than plastic hair sculpted as part of the head. Most female SW 12" figures have rooted hair, as does 12" Qui-Gon.

So how do you feel about the use of rooted hair on your Star Wars figures' heads? Are you for it or against it, and why?

07-02-2002, 05:39 AM
i wished they would just do a better sculptun the hair instead of using those hair plugs or make the head solid like the 12 inch mc farlane stuff.

07-02-2002, 06:47 AM
No preposed figures and no preposed (long) hair please.

07-02-2002, 07:31 AM
I agree, however the female figures might look funny without the fake hair. But plastic for everyone else!

07-02-2002, 08:57 AM
My Episode I Qui-Gon's rooted hair is terrible. It gets all scruffy and unkempt, and some of it has fallen out--so his hair is short on one side and long on the other! He should have been more careful with that lightsaber! :D

07-02-2002, 09:59 AM
For those who prefer plastic: Do you want it like that (Hasbro JLA-line)

Super Serg
07-02-2002, 11:56 AM
No more rooted hair on male figs, & sure keep it like the JLA fig
BUT with better detail. It's all in the sculpt.
Like So:


If ONLY I could design a S.W. fig.


07-02-2002, 12:36 PM
Now thats how it should be done! Excellent work. :)


07-02-2002, 03:03 PM
That looks pretty cool! I would love it if they did the hair that way!! I have to say I LOVE my Qui-Gon Tatooine. I put his hair up in Leia-Buns and he looks quite happy with it!

07-02-2002, 07:42 PM
i vote for molded hair, on males and females, if done properly, like blue box has done.:)

hey super serg, welcome to sir steve's!:)

you should of shown them this android duo.:)

Exhaust Port
07-02-2002, 07:53 PM
I vote for hair plugs on female figures with long hair such as the FAO Prisoner Leia. Molded for the rest.

Super Serg
07-02-2002, 08:20 PM
Awe Derek,
You lucky 1/6er you. I wanted the Time Wave Zero Hunter BUT
didn't wanna go that high in price....

Guess i'll have to make my own hunter uni.....
*double sigh*

Btw, whats your name on the WF & are there that many of us here?


07-02-2002, 09:06 PM
Certain things are okay done with rooted hair, like the Padawan little side tail. However the big plug on the back of AOTC Anakin's head looks cheesy. I'd rather they go with molded if at all possible, it could even look better on the women with certain hair styles. I think Leia's buns would be better molded and quite a few of Padme's hairstyles as well.

07-03-2002, 02:44 AM
Originally posted by DeadEye
My Episode I Qui-Gon's rooted hair is terrible. It gets all scruffy and unkempt, and some of it has fallen out--so his hair is short on one side and long on the other! ALL my 12" SW figs with rooted hair get like that after a while, that's part of why I hate rooted hair!

N-2PF, good question. I'd rather have figures with hair that doesn't look like it's full of styling mousse. :D Plus the sculpting on Aquaman's hair is pretty poor, even if it weren't preposed it'd still be subquality.

Super Serg, good pics! That's believable plastic hair.

dstephan, you're probably right, some female figures do need rooted hair, but some like Amidala Theed (I don't know it's "doll" name :D) and ANH Leia would benefit from molded hair.

07-03-2002, 08:00 AM
Now I too vote for molded hair on males--but how well could Hasbro mass-produce something with that kind of detail? And think how much their price would raise! Didn't Hasbro have similar problems with the 300th edition Boba Fett?