View Full Version : Worst vintage figure

01-13-2002, 08:49 PM
Just what the title says, who is the worst of all vintage figures?

I pick Luke Stormtrooper. Terrible sculpt, especially after the excellence of the ROTJ line. In fact many of the POTF figures where a step down in quality from what we saw in the ROTJ line. Luke Endor, Barada, Han Carbonite; but Luke Stormtrooper was the worst. If this figure wasn't so rare I doubt there would be much hype surrounding him at all.

01-14-2002, 12:45 AM
I never liked the Stormtroopers myself. I never understood why you couldn't move their head.

01-14-2002, 08:37 AM
Yeah... I'd have to agree, too. The Stormtrooper was a mainstay throughout the entire line, so my vote would have to go with the Stormtrooper. I agree that the LUKE Stormtrooper was pretty bad, too, but it had such a limited release that I really could ignore that one.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-14-2002, 10:21 AM
Worst figure I actually used to play with: Death Star Droid (no gripping hands, tarnished easily)

Worst loose figure I bought as a collector: Han Carbonite (wrong position inside freezing block, goofy neck)

Worst carded figure I've never actually touched: Imperial Dignitary (no playabilty at all)


01-14-2002, 12:56 PM
You are free to do this list however you wish! :o :D

01-14-2002, 04:42 PM
Han Carbonite and Luke Stormtrooper would get my vote also.

01-14-2002, 10:24 PM
I'm very forgiving of the original SW action figures, since the idea of making 3 3/4" figures was still pretty new back then and there was only so much detail that could be done in 1978.

However, Kenner re-releasing them consistently until 1985 without change always irked me. This was back when I was a kid and dreamed about resculpts (if I had only known what a plague they would become).

Nonetheless, Luke Stormtrooper still gets my vote for worst figure since, after 8 years of advancements, his helmet still managed to look worse than the 1978 Stormtrooper head!

Bel-Cam Jos
01-15-2002, 06:51 PM
See, now when I saw the back of my POTF Lando General, the three figures I drooled over ("Mmm... rare collectibles..." ) were Han Carbonite, Imperial Gunner, and Luke Trooper. I still have to hold back on opening my carded Luke. I don't see him as a negative at all! He'd be in my top 20 definately. Han Carbonite's just disappointing, not really awful.

Other "Not so good, Al" level figures:
FX-7 (yawn)
Dengar (is DengarsBackpack registered here still?)
Ben Kenobi (it's the goofy-looking legs!)
Anakin Skywalker (see Imperial Dignitary)
Klaatu Skiff Guard (can't hold his weapon well, and ahrd to turn his head)

01-19-2002, 06:02 PM
I'd have to pick Walrusman. Why did Lucas make such a stink about Snaggletooth's accuracy then let this day-glo monstrosity slip through the cracks?

darth chuck
01-21-2002, 10:34 PM
I agree with Bel-Cam, Death Star Droid was my least favorite as a kid and still is. Basically, I bought this figure to complete the collection and then left it in the DV collector case - and the finish still wore off.

Also, the imperial dignitary was pretty boring, along with Anakin Skywalker - although I wouldn't mind having more of each now!

02-04-2002, 11:05 PM
My votes for the B-wing or A-wing pilot. If you didn't have the vehicles (which I didn't) their playable is pretty low. Other bads ones were Ben and Tusken Raider (bad legs) and FX-7 (the arms).

Emperor Howdy
02-05-2002, 12:06 AM
Hmm....well, back then it wasn't so bad...but just look at Chewbacca now. No.....I mean reeeeeeally look at him. Now do something totally unfair and hold him up to the 25th Anniversary Chewy........and finally, look at him again and stop laughing.

Lando Jefferson blows.

Hoth Luke and Han's face are ridiculous.

Hammerhead's turquoise one-piece is disturbing.

............and Bespin Leia's legs are too thin.

02-05-2002, 01:01 AM
it's definitely that BIG HEADED original Han Solo! ACK...Sputtttt....ooogggg

Thank the maker I have the small headed one!

02-15-2002, 06:10 AM
Han Solo w/ big head. I think it is just a horrible figure.

Rollo Tomassi
02-16-2002, 03:24 AM
Frumpy Hoth Leia


Pudgy TIE pilot (did Porkins switch sides?)

Stickers for bodies R2 and R5-D4

Big Headed Han

Hoth Han with his big furry hood up and his goofy hand pose

The retractable sword trio of Ben, Luke and Vader (what a goofy gimmick)

bULL nECK Han in Carbonite

Cruise Missile Trooper (it sucks so bad it transcends toy lines!!)

02-16-2002, 12:21 PM
Originally posted by Rollo Tomassi

Cruise Missile Trooper (it sucks so bad it transcends toy lines!!)

What WAS that monstrosity anyhow? What on earth was Hasbro/Kenner thinking when they made that thing? And is it even part of the expanded universe?