comparing vehicles across the galoob lines
i got a few vehicles laying around my work surface, and decided to do a quick comparison of which vehicles from which line i like the best.
In comparing the vehicles across the micro machines lines, i am ignoring the functional features (as this would be unfair, cause with the exception of a few, none of the mmís have functional features), and concentrating solely on the appearance curb appeal.
1st release of the alpha red 3. This action fleet version wins hands down. The look is crisp, the white coloring around the engines, and the scarlet red paint scheme used for the striping makes this x-wing the leader of the pack!
action fleet version, although i fell that the mm versions paint scheme is closer to ďauthenticĒ the radar dish on mm, as well as the dc, and x-ray, is so clumsy, it takes away from the over all appearance.
mm all the way. The overall appearance in terms of scale is just right. The action fleet version is.....ahhhhh, well jeddah, you can probably answer better than anyone else what the faults are with the af version.
die cast! This one is soooooo cool! It even has the separated ring back part of the engine exhaust! Plus this ship feels so good in metal!
mm. The shape is accurate, unlike the af version. Iíd give it to the royal guard playset variant with the movable wings, except the wings donít fold beyond 90 degrees like they should. (Didnít i say something along the lines of not judging functional features....sheeesh)
die-cast. Everything about this version is perfect! The mm version is a close 2nd, but the die-cast version is truly a great toy!
toss up between die cast and mm. I love the overall shape of the die cast, but the color of the mm version (the greyer version) is great! Call it a draw.
Darth vader tie advanced
mm version, right scale, right color, right everything!
mm version, the af one is not bad, but the black cockpit on the mm, make this a truly menacing machine!
af is the clear winner here. from the paint scheme, down to the nitty gritty details, this is one incredible toy
Thatís all for now, when i git home, Iíll do more comparisons.
ooohhhhhhh i forgot about the fully painted jcp gift tie advanced
you are soooo right jt! that one does take the cake
How many different models for the same vehicle are there to make comparisons?
the title of this thread made me think about a question: Do you know how many different models of the same ship there are in the Micro Machines lines? :confused:
I didn't, so I checked out and these are the results (if I am correct). :eek:
I considered 7 different lines of products: Micro Machines (including SOTE and Epic Collections), Action Fleet (including Battle Packs and Mini Scenes), Die-Cast, X-Ray, Trilogy Gift Set (they are actually the X-Ray molds painted, but I considered them a separate product that can be compared with others), Podracing (they cannot be included in the Die-Cast because there is both a Die-Cast Sebulba's Podracer and a Podracing one, and there could also be a Die-Cast Anakin's Podracer if they had released the last wave of Die-Cast we are missing, sob!), AND Mini Micro Machines Special Edition Giveaway (they are just 3, but they deserve their own category, IMO).
I did not considered all the possible variations (battle damaged, playset exclusive, etc.).
Classic Trilogy is separated from Episode I because not all the categories are applicable to both Classic and Episode I vehicles.
Here are the Classic Trilogy results;
6 different models:
* Boba Fett's Slave I
* Millennium Falcon
5 different models:
* A-wing Starfighter
* Jawa Sandcrawler
* X-wing Starfighter
* Y-wing Starfighter
4 different models:
* Darth Vader's TIE Fighter
* Imperial AT-AT
* Imperial Shuttle Tydirium
* TIE Bomber
* TIE Fighter
3 different models:
* B-wing Starfighter
All the rest (other 44 vehicles) 2 or just 1 model.
Here are the Episode I results:
4 different models:
* Sebulba's Podracer
3 different models:
* Anakin's Podracer
* Droid Control Ship
* Mars Guo's Podracer
* Republic Cruiser
* Royal Starship
* Sith Infiltrator
* Trade Federation Droid Figther
* Trade Federation Tank
All the rest (other 17 vehicles) 2 or just 1 model.
There could be a lot of considerations about these results, but one is the most important: Do you think that the number of different models dedicated to one ship reflects the importance of the ship in the story or its beauty? Otherwise why they decided to make more models of one vehicle instead of another? :confused:
What do you think? ;)
(formerly known as Lord Fener)
P.S. If you are interested I could post the excel file with the complete results. Ciao!