With all the lip service Hasbro gives about caring about its customers and the quality of the Star Wars products, why can't they make 12" figures of the same quality that the Japanese company Marmit is able to produce? If nothing else, why can't Hasbro find a way to import these things so we can get one for under $100?
For those of you unfamiliar with Marmit 12" Star Wars figure kits, they are basically figures that you assemble yourself and they come with super accurate outfits and super poseable bodies. They are only made in Japan and they retail over there for about $70. You can find them in the states but will usually have to pay $120-$150 per figure kit.
Here is a comparison pic of the full assembled Marmit Stormtrooper figure compared against Hasbro/Kenner's 1997 12" Stormtrooper figure. The shot of the Marmit doll is the actual toy, not a lifesize prop. Click the picture to see what a joke Hasbro's line of 12" figures is.