View Poll Results: Which Is Hasbro's Strongest Trait with Basic SW Figures?

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  • Pose

    15 4.34%
  • Sculpt

    106 30.64%
  • Likeness

    68 19.65%
  • Paint

    12 3.47%
  • Articulation

    25 7.23%
  • Packaging

    68 19.65%
  • Accessories

    10 2.89%
  • Scale

    42 12.14%
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  1. #11

    Re: Which Is Hasbro's Strongest Trait with SW Figures?

    I chose likeness, although I consider sculpt to be a similar term. From the initial wave in 1995, I think the modern figures are a pretty decent representation of the characters in the films. I actually now prefer the modern line to the vintage one, even though I grew up playing with the latter.

  2. #12

    Re: Which Is Hasbro's Strongest Trait with SW Figures?

    Stilla, "Likeness" is about accuracy and recognizability of the look, especially of the face, while "Sculpt" is about the quality of detail whether it's accurate or not.
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  3. #13

    Re: Which Is Hasbro's Strongest Trait with SW Figures?

    Likeness and sculpt seem like the same thing to me too. Since a good sculpt is essential to a good likeness I'd consider them equally important.

    EDIT: Funny I posted at the exact same time as your explanation.
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  4. #14

    Re: Which Is Hasbro's Strongest Trait with SW Figures?

    I love a great card, but Sculpting gets my vote.
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  5. #15

    Re: Which Is Hasbro's Strongest Trait with SW Figures?

    Even though they still haven't made a figure that actually looks like Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Dr Evazan, and AOTC Ewan & Hayden,to name a few, overall, the characters really look like the characters, and that's the important thing. The good sculpts/likenesses outway the bad by a wide margin. Admiral Motti, Grand Moff Tarkin, Sio Bibble, Orn Free Taa, the recent Saga Lando's, the over released commtech Han, have all been incredible.

    Except for the animated Clone Wars, I've found the packaging to be the weakest aspect of the SW line. The cards have always been really dull and uninteresting all around. Even the OTC cards, when seen in person, aren't that great. With all the glare on the bubble insert and the bubble itself, it's hard to even see the backdrop in most cases. Greedo came off the best so far. The classic black and silver design does look best with the vehicles and multi-packs. The vehicle packaging has been really strong for a while IMO.

    I'm an opener, so I don't really care about the cards anyway.

  6. #16

    Re: Which Is Hasbro's Strongest Trait with SW Figures?

    Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks
    Stilla, "Likeness" is about accuracy and recognizability of the look, especially of the face, while "Sculpt" is about the quality of detail whether it's accurate or not.

    I still don't see the difference. You used the word "accurate" in both explanations. I suppose if you are suggesting that, say, a Han Solo figure didn't look a thing like Harrison but for what it was, it was "sculpted" very well, then I see the point. So you're equating "sculpt" with the artistic and technical prowess of the toy makers and leaving the "likeness" issue out of it entirely. But isn't a top notch "likeness" also a top notch "sculpt" by default? Is it possible to have an A+ likeness but a D- sculpt?

  7. #17

    Re: Which Is Hasbro's Strongest Trait with SW Figures?

    Quote Originally Posted by stillakid
    Is it possible to have an A+ likeness but a D- sculpt?

    Not my question to answer, but since it was posted I'll take a shot. I say you CAN have a good likeness, but a crappy sculpt. I can think of one figure that stands out to me personally... the latest Emperor figure (not the holo emp.) has a great face, really showing the detail and anger of the movie character and it looks a ton like him (likeness)... however the sculptors blew it with the hood (sculpt) that would translate into fabric that would be about four inches thick on a 6 foot tall person. Good likeness, bad sculpt.

    This is one example, but I can't think of a lot more, so I am guessing a lot of the votes in those two categories are leaning toward the same thoughts as Stilla has.

    On the flip side, many figures may have a great sculpt, but they are not movie accurate. Sometimes due to the fact you can't see the whole character on screen (think Tanus and J-Quille). This is the easier side of the argument to see b/c getting faces to look right is more difficult than getting arms, legs and torsos right... you would assume.
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  8. #18

    Re: Which Is Hasbro's Strongest Trait with SW Figures?

    I say packaging, becuase I am a "carded" collector I look how does the card looks like, and how will it look in my collection.
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  9. #19

    Re: Which Is Hasbro's Strongest Trait with SW Figures?

    I too chose packaging. I've said it before in many a post and I'll say it again, I love how a well displayed carded collection looks.
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  10. #20

    Re: Which Is Hasbro's Strongest Trait with SW Figures?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slicker
    I too chose packaging. I've said it before in many a post and I'll say it again, I love how a well displayed carded collection looks.
    I've often visited the local Toys R Us just to sit and look at how lovely those displays look. Like the Grand Canyon, it's best if you take the time to see how the light actually changes how a carded collection appears throughout the day. It's quite specatular...the flourescents glinting off the bubbles like that...the array of dazzling colors reflecting from the rows and rows of Snaggletooths. And secretly, I've tried taking snapshots but pictures never really capture the essence of a carded display. There's nothing like actually being there, ya know?

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