I started a thread like this after I got the Deluxe Jango Fett. I talked about my disappoinment with the figure.
My question here is what, exactly, makes a deluxe figure deluxe? What attributes should a deluxe figure have? I'm thinking extra features not found on a basic figure and/or a significant accessory.
I'll elaborate by using some of the deluxe figures as examples, though I don't really intend for this to be a review of the deluxe figures, but rather, a discussion of what sort of things they should have.
C3PO - Not bad. Comes with a battle droid, conveyor, and crane. Limbs and heads interchange. However, droid's limbs don't bend and C3PO looks like a cheap knock-off.
Jango Fett - Not so good. Limited articulation. Snap-on armor is only breastplate and cuffs. Overly-large rocket pack and hokey super-soaker gun. The basic Jangos were better.
Clone Trooper - I don't have this one, but nearly everyone seems to love it. Has removeable helmet and armor (something I wished for with the basic troopers) and a speeder bike (hopefully, this one doesn't 'explode' at the slightes touch like the POTF ones).
Force Flippers - Uhg!. Limited articulation and lightsaber molded to the hand! Seldom land on their feet. Need I say more? Makes a great refrigerator magnet, though!
Geonosian - Not bad, but how much better than a basic figure is this? It just comes with wing-flapping action and a different weapon. What's with the pod? It looks like the dung-heap from Jurassic Park.
Anyway, my point is that the deluxe figures should have more/better features than the basics (more articulation, weapons, removeable armor, etc) and an interesting accessory like a vehicle or a second figure and they shouldn't look scaled-down or cheap!