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Jaff
01-03-2003, 01:34 AM
I collect every 12 and 3 3/4, and some days I can't decide which I like better. Zuckuss, and Lando 12" just stun me every time I look at them. Then there is the 3 3/4 FX-7, Ephant, and Palpatine figs. The playability and diaroma opportunities for 3 scale is limitless, but the 12" detail is glorious. So hypothetically if you had to part with one of these two formats which would you pick 12 or 3 3/4? I want to say 12" (speeder bike and scout!!!), but my heart says 3 3/4". I have no intention of quiting either, I'm just wondering what your opinions are, right, wrong or profane! Sith opinions welcome!

stillakid
01-03-2003, 01:58 AM
In my opinion, the only 12" figure ever made that even remotely looked accurate was the Scout Trooper on his Speeder Bike. The rest had heads too big for their bodies and equally terrible clothing. A scant few of the aliens looked sort of okay, but on the whole the look of that line turned me off completely.

1 vote for 4".

2-1B
01-03-2003, 02:38 AM
I vote for 4" as well. :)

I've found I can do just as much with 4" as other collectors do with 12" ;)

Playability is DEFINATELY a big issue . . . there's usually so much more you can do with 4", while the 12" can sometimes be just too big and clumsy, taking up wayyy too much space. :)

jjreason
01-03-2003, 04:55 AM
Yep. Space is an issue for me, and Im happier looking at a crowd of 50 or 60 little figues, and one cool ship than I am at 6 or 7 12 inch figs. I did love my Luke with Wampa and Han with Tauntaun sets a lot, they looked amazing, but when the finances started shrieking for help I had no qualms ditching the 12 inch stuff. My heart's always been with the small figures.

JediTricks
01-03-2003, 08:02 AM
I too would go with 4".

BTW, I'm copying this thread to the 12" section, you can find that copy here: http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16835

187-Maul
01-03-2003, 09:49 AM
my vote goes to 4" too, I have never even bought a 12" starwars fig in my life cause I usualy think they look to bulky and the likeness and proportions aren't right
and they are way too expensive here in europe, if they weren't I would've maybe bought the new dooku which is the only 12inch fig till now that I really like

Mr. JabbaJohnL
01-03-2003, 12:28 PM
I prefer 3 3/4" to 12" by far. The small guys only cost $5, and the big'uns cost . . . erm . . . however much they cost, which ain't $5. I hardly have enough space for the 3 3/4" figures, let alone figures 4 times their size. I do have 12" versions of Jedi Luke and Electronic TC-14, both of which I like, but I like the 3 3/4" figures much better.:)

fourtwo
01-03-2003, 12:36 PM
the 12" line is too expensive. i only have one figure that was given to me so i vote for 3 3/4"

mtriv73
01-03-2003, 02:34 PM
I vote for 4" too. The 12" figures never looked as realistic (especially after Hasbro quit making the He-Man Lukes of the mid 90's.) Besides issues of space, cost, and realism I like the fact that there are so many more 3-3/4" figures than they will ever make in the 12" line.

Jaff
01-04-2003, 01:32 AM
Is there anyone out there who will advocate for 12"?

Rogue II
01-04-2003, 07:31 AM
I only collect 3 3/4" figures. The only reason I have a 12" figure is because my wife saw the 12" Pondo Baba on clearance somewhere and thought I'd might want it. He's sitting in a box somewhere in the closet.

Jargo
01-04-2003, 07:51 AM
Voodoo dollies don't interest me so i vote against the 12" figures. I much prefer to lavish my cash on the small figures and vehicles since i get much more for my money and they actually for the most part seem accurate depictions of the characters and seem to be proportioned more accurately. I was only almost tempted to buy the pit droid 2-pack and astro droids in 12" scale because as far as i can tell they seemed to be fairly accurate but i still passed in favor of the small figures.

Turbowars
01-04-2003, 10:30 AM
Hasbro please stop with the 12". Let Sideshow take over.

sith_killer_99
01-04-2003, 10:54 AM
I posted in the other thread, but I will say it again:

I prefer the Marmit 12 inch line over Hasbro any day. The only 12 inch Hasbro stuff I like are the droids and non-human Bounty Hunters (IG-88, Zuckuss, 4-LOM).

My vote goes to the 3.75 inch line.;)

Teeska Mon Eebon
01-06-2003, 07:45 PM
3 3/4 inch... like said above the heads look too big, playability and money issues I have about 2 though...

Jerjerrod
01-07-2003, 12:54 AM
3 3/4" is all I buy. They are the greatest like of star wars ever created.