View Full Version : Final Thoughts on POTJ?
Lowly Bantha Cleaner
05-22-2002, 09:56 PM
Now that the Power of the Jedi line has been retired, what do you guys think of the quality (or lack thereof) for the line? Was it Hasbro's best? Were the figures easily obtainable? Do you have any comments or beefs with certain figures, with the deluxe line or with the vehicles? Did you mind the price?
For me I'd rate the quality of the line a step above what Hasbro dished out for Episode 1. A lot of the figures were must haves for me (FX-7, R2-Q5, the Sandtroopers). The price was certainly better than the way overpriced Episode 1 line (although I don't know why Wal-Mart jacked up the prices halfway through the line). I got most of the vehicles with the exception of the Tie Bomber. I am still hoping to hunt one down. I skipped the Super Deformed line and I am still waiting for 2 25th Anniversary sets to go to clearance before I finally complete my collection. Overall I was satisified with the improvement Hasbro made after the Ep1 debacle.
05-23-2002, 09:23 AM
I think my favorite thing about this line was that there were VERY FEW main characters......
mostly it was new characters, droids, aliens, and others.....
we got three new Jedi, Bounty Hunters, Droids galore, and many other background guys.....and there were a few neat surprises too.......
we even got a few nice Army Builders....
and the Main Characters they DID DO, were nice additions to the collection as well........the two Vaders are really good........
05-23-2002, 09:50 AM
I loved this line. There was so much detail. Removeable helmets, weapons fit in holseters, wonderful background droids, and the army builders. Some even had good articulation.
And the grand finalle....AT/ST package, preview figures, and the 25th anniversary figures.
05-23-2002, 10:56 AM
This has been my fave line of all. The detailing, articulation and scale is fantastic. The Sandtroopers are awesome, and I love all the droids. And the 25th Anniversary sets were a real treat. Availability for this line was also pretty good considering it wasn't a "movie year".
My only gripe is the exclusiveness of some of the vehicles, i.e. the WM ones. The TRU and Target vehicles were readily available for a time, but I never saw the WM vehicles in the stores at all. Had to get a TIE Bomber off eBay, and may have to do the same for the Snowspeeder.
Other than that, I've been very pleased with POTJ.
05-23-2002, 11:05 AM
My WM had the Bomber and Speeder for the longest time, then they just disappeared......
probably some scalper with a fat wallet......
Final thought? What is this? Springer? :D
I loved the POTJ line.
Many great figures!
And it seemed like I had very little trouble fidning them all.
I also think that there are going to be about 8 million Zuttons clogging shelves for a while.
05-23-2002, 12:06 PM
This was the best line in my opinion. I have a majority of the Vintage figures, (all loose), some POTF2 (some loose), most of the E1 figures (some loose), and all but the Clean Scout Trooper of the POTJ line, (also some loose) and none compare to the POTJ figures.
The best detail and sculpting are on the POTJ figures. The accesories are all very good. They are not steroid enhanced, and look loke the people/aliens/things they represent. The new production techniques give figures from scenes I've always wanted, (EW Vader). And they have relativley nice packaging. Most have relatively neutral poses, and can be used in a number of vehicles or scenes. The best thing is that I found each one at retail, eventually.
I'm not a fan of Eeth Koth's pose, but at least he doesn't have Dooku legs.
My favorites are Bespin guard, EW and Dagobah Vader, and BoShek.
I wish Hasbro would have kept this line going, but it was not to be. I do think the Saga Idea is a good one, just loose the gimmicks.
05-23-2002, 09:02 PM
I'm only really starting to buy many POTJ figs now that they have gone on clearance. Very impressed with them. Aurra Sing having to be my favorite of the ones I have. TRU where I live are selling POTJ series 2 figs for 11.99 !! Will have to wait a little bit before I delv into those :)
Lowly Bantha Cleaner
05-23-2002, 10:35 PM
You don't think Wal-Mart will be getting in anymore Tie Bombers?
I remember when TRU got the intereptors in late last year. The store in my area got an initial batch in September (a small batch at that). They disappeared for a while and by November they had tons of them that sat on the shelves for weeks.
I do hope they show up, seeing the fact that I really want this vehicle, and I missed out on getting one when the Episode II merchandise first hit the shelves. ) :
05-24-2002, 01:16 AM
I liked the figures but we never got them at retail stores here in Mexico... All in all, Hasbro showed great improvement on faces, weapons and hands...
Some of the figures had a weird scale though like Leia, and there were some others i thought were useless.
The one thing i didn't like was the change they made to lightsabers, that "flame" will always bug me.
05-24-2002, 01:29 AM
I thought this line was way better than TPM line, better pricing, better articulation and not alot of the same characters. All and all a vast improvement.
05-24-2002, 01:51 AM
i liked the set, nice detail, i also liked all the "unknown" characters, except jek porkins...i hated him...oh well, all in all the figures were good
Sean the Hutt
05-24-2002, 03:03 AM
I will miss the line, destined to be classic. Chewie d'jaric game...these were geared for us and It was great! I don't know about the new figs and all their gimmicks...hmmmm
05-24-2002, 07:00 PM
I thought POTJ was a terrific line . I have to agree with some of the others and say I like the way they made a lot of the unpopular characters. I get sick of seeing all the main character figures all the time. The prices were fairly good.
05-24-2002, 07:37 PM
As with every line- it had its winners and losers. I have to say my favorite is the new Luke Pilot- awesome. The lamest was the Han Death Star Escape. It is terrible compared to the articulated one in the POTF2 line. Overall, the better figs were ones that had not been done before- Bespin Leia, Ellors Madak, or ones that were a great improvement- the new Chewies, Darth Vaders, etc. The lame ones were the Ep I remakes Maul, Qui Gonn and Obi Wann- useless!
05-25-2002, 11:57 AM
I like the line a lot. The figures looked great. I am glad that they did a few of the main characters from the originally trilogy because they looked so good compared to older figures. I LOVED the variety of droids and aliens that were offered.
I have two complaints. Is it just me or did some of the figures look smaller than they should have. Especially the Leia figure and Ellorrs Madok. Second, did we really need another Anakin, Obi wan (jedi knight), and Darth Maul? I do admit that the break away feature is cool, but should have been done with on of the Episode 1 versions.
05-26-2002, 08:17 PM
I am sorry to see this line end. I loved nearly all the figures, and had no problems finding any of them at retail (eventually!). Loved the droids and the Bespin Lando, Bespin Leia, Bespin Han, Chewie Mechanic, X-Wing Luke, Luke Bacta, 300th Boba, all Imperial army builders, Cantina patrons...even Jek gets 2 thumbs up from me!
The Target exclusives were a disappointment. I had to pay nearl $40 for the Y-wing (now one is lucky to get it for that price!) and never got the B-Wing. But the TIE Bomber is fantastic, and with Wal-Mart as distributor it has made its way into more collector's hands than the Target ships, probably.
All in all, the POTJ line may end up being a sort of 'Golden Age' of Star Wars figure collecting, I think.
jedi master sal
05-28-2002, 08:53 AM
I'd break it down as from:
1977-1985 Golden age of SW collecting
1985-1995 The Dark Times
1995-2002 (end of POTJ line) Silver age
2002-present Saga age
I'll miss the POTJ line but the saga has started to grow on me. it still needs improvements but I'm sure that will occur. Only one can hope.
05-30-2002, 05:26 AM
I love my Jek Porkins,he's really cool!
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