View Poll Results: What kind of Deluxe Figure do you see the most value in?

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  • a Force-flipping action figure like Anakin or Dooku

    2 0.28%
  • an electronic, large figure like the Nexu

    95 13.49%
  • a figure with a playset like Yoda or C-3PO

    135 19.18%
  • a figure with accessories like the Clone Trooper speeder pilot

    391 55.54%
  • a figure with action features and a target figure, like Anakin or Mace

    23 3.27%
  • I dont like any of the Deluxe Figures

    58 8.24%
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    What kind of Deluxe Figure do you see the most value in?

    We've had 11 Deluxe Figures released now, as opposed to 3 from Episode One in 1999, and 4 from POTJ in 2001.

    In the past, figures came with giant accessories:

    1996: Han Solo w. Smuggler Flight Pack,

    Luke Skywalker w. Desert Sport Skiff,

    and Crowd Control Stormtrooper with riot control gear.

    Then in 1997, Deluxe Figures were redefined so as to please quite a lot of collectors:

    The Hoth Probe Droid

    Snowtrooper w. Tri-pod Laser Cannon

    Hoth Rebel Soldier w. Radar Dish Cannon

    and of course, Boba Fett got the '96 Look with a giant personal weapons array he wore like some kind of small plane attached to his back.

    1998 saw no deluxe figures, though FX figures and Complete Galaxy lines as well as Gunner Stations were going through their trials.

    1999 Deluxe Figures introduced action features we now find common on Saga Figures: lightsaber moves.

    Darth Maul
    Obi-Wan Kenobi
    Qui-Gon Jinn

    all had specific lightsaber moves triggered by removeable saber hilts you plugged into their backs to activate their moves by remote control.

    2000 saw no Deluxe once again, but 2001's POTJ line came forward with an interesting selection.

    There was Luke Bacta - almost a playset in its own right! Fans had wanted this figure for almost forever, and now it even had bubble action features and interacted with another figure, FX-7, foreshadowing a more interactive collection as a whole, like we see in the Saga collection now.

    Darth Maul was almost both an Unleashed Figure attempt, and a two-pack with his Sith training droid, but he had the extra bonus of actually appearing in a comic with these exact features - including his full chest and back body-tattoos exposed.

    Slave Leia came with a huge Sailbarge cannon accessory, movie-accurate, and reminiscient of the 1997 Deluxe Figures which included large - and useful - movie props with them.

    Amanaman rounded out the group. Slightly larger than your average figure, Amanaman featured a McFarlane approach to the character, complete with a decomposed corpse for him to carry around, along with his fully detailed headhunter staff. In spite of having less value added for a Deluxe, Amanaman was the 2nd Fans' Choice Figure, and claimed high demand.

    Today we have main characters and Jedi Knights, beasts and army builders, all displaying the widest variety of an interpretation for "a Deluxe Figure" in the new Saga Line.

    Which ones do you see the value in?

    Should they continue to make these?

    What kinds of Deluxe Figures would you like?

    Which one that they've done do you like the best?
    Last edited by Tycho; 10-15-2002 at 01:49 PM.
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