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. #1

    Which Is Hasbro's Strongest Trait with SW Figures?

    There are many different facets to the modern Star Wars figures that Hasbro produces which entice collectors and casual fans alike. A lot of work goes into each one of these figures from all sorts of areas, everywhere from packaging to sculpt to accessories is taken into consideration. Some fans are drawn to the line because of the likenesses while others are most impressed by the look of the packaging or the dynamic poses, some are even into the 3" figures because of their small accessories. With which one trait do you think Hasbro consistantly shows their best work?

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

    This was an easy one, because my primary focus is card variations.
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    Re: Which Is Hasbro's Strongest Trait with SW Figures?

    I chose packaging becuase there are alot of figures that dont look like the characters. Since I am an MOC collector, that is what matters to me. If they nuetrally posed figures, then that would be for me.
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    Re: Which Is Hasbro's Strongest Trait with SW Figures?

    I had to say likeness. I mean, if we're talking about what they're producing now as opposed to what was coming out back in the 70's/80's, these figures look more like the characters compared to the impressionist stylings from days of yore.

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  5. #5

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

    Likeness. Though I notice that it's neck and neck with "sculpt" and I don't understand what the difference between those two is. But likeness is numero uno on the list. No matter how great the gimmick or packaging or accessories are, if the basic figure doesn't look like what it's supposed to look like, there is no point to it. And Hasbro has been consistent in doing that well.

  6. #6

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

    Packaging. They've been too hit and miss with every other category, although scale is much better than it used to be.
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    Re: Which Is Hasbro's Strongest Trait with SW Figures?

    I chose likeness because ultimately that's why I buy the figures. Now I do recognize that most of the major characters still have not gotten a really good head sculpt but since licensing was not one of the options it was the next accurate option.
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    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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  9. #9

    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?

  10. #10

    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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