now that h'bros horrible foray into the re-release of action fleet is all but complete, i got to thinking, what was the last really satisfying toy that was released under the micro machines toy line?
as for micro machines themselves, i would have to say that episode mm pack XI, the one which contained the republic cruiser was the last (and quite frankly one of the best of all the mm packs ever released), satisfying star wars mm to find. the republic cruiser was presented in mm scale flawlessly. really well produced from color selection to overall detailing.
mm playsets would have to go to the royal starship repair set. a fabulous cross section toy of the rss, complete with a ton of figures including three new droid units (red blue, and gold), not to mention the inclusion of a darth maul on his sith speeder to boot. possibly the last truely value packed item to be released under the mm line.
action fleet, i'd have to say it's a toss up between the alpha naboo fighter, and the non alpha sith infiltrator. both ships come with a ton of "action features (something other than a display stand ), with ovderall detailing and color application handled really nicely. if i was to give a nod to either one, it would have to be the alpha naboo, mainly because the diecast size non-alpha fighter, is the best representation of the bravo one in any of the galoob lines.
die-cast, once again i would have to say it's the infiltrator. a complete reproduction of all the action fleet version into a smaller, very saitisfying to hold and play with, die-cast version.
as the last of these, the alpha naboo, cmae out in 2000, all's i can say, it's amazing that we still show up here on a semi regular basis, as quite frankly there's not been a hell of lot for us to talk about.
sigh, i do miss galoob, and the excitement that used to be a major part of my life when it came to tracking down micro needs.