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    Angry Worst vintage figure

    Just what the title says, who is the worst of all vintage figures?

    I pick Luke Stormtrooper. Terrible sculpt, especially after the excellence of the ROTJ line. In fact many of the POTF figures where a step down in quality from what we saw in the ROTJ line. Luke Endor, Barada, Han Carbonite; but Luke Stormtrooper was the worst. If this figure wasn't so rare I doubt there would be much hype surrounding him at all.

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    I never liked the Stormtroopers myself. I never understood why you couldn't move their head.

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    Those white guys...

    Yeah... I'd have to agree, too. The Stormtrooper was a mainstay throughout the entire line, so my vote would have to go with the Stormtrooper. I agree that the LUKE Stormtrooper was pretty bad, too, but it had such a limited release that I really could ignore that one.
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    Post Gotta sub-divide this list!

    Worst figure I actually used to play with: Death Star Droid (no gripping hands, tarnished easily)

    Worst loose figure I bought as a collector: Han Carbonite (wrong position inside freezing block, goofy neck)

    Worst carded figure I've never actually touched: Imperial Dignitary (no playabilty at all)

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    You are free to do this list however you wish!
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    Han Carbonite and Luke Stormtrooper would get my vote also.
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    I'm very forgiving of the original SW action figures, since the idea of making 3 3/4" figures was still pretty new back then and there was only so much detail that could be done in 1978.

    However, Kenner re-releasing them consistently until 1985 without change always irked me. This was back when I was a kid and dreamed about resculpts (if I had only known what a plague they would become).

    Nonetheless, Luke Stormtrooper still gets my vote for worst figure since, after 8 years of advancements, his helmet still managed to look worse than the 1978 Stormtrooper head!

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    Lightbulb Hmmm...

    See, now when I saw the back of my POTF Lando General, the three figures I drooled over ("Mmm... rare collectibles..." ) were Han Carbonite, Imperial Gunner, and Luke Trooper. I still have to hold back on opening my carded Luke. I don't see him as a negative at all! He'd be in my top 20 definately. Han Carbonite's just disappointing, not really awful.

    Other "Not so good, Al" level figures:
    FX-7 (yawn)
    Dengar (is DengarsBackpack registered here still?)
    Ben Kenobi (it's the goofy-looking legs!)
    Anakin Skywalker (see Imperial Dignitary)
    Klaatu Skiff Guard (can't hold his weapon well, and ahrd to turn his head)
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    I'd have to pick Walrusman. Why did Lucas make such a stink about Snaggletooth's accuracy then let this day-glo monstrosity slip through the cracks?

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    I agree with Bel-Cam, Death Star Droid was my least favorite as a kid and still is. Basically, I bought this figure to complete the collection and then left it in the DV collector case - and the finish still wore off.

    Also, the imperial dignitary was pretty boring, along with Anakin Skywalker - although I wouldn't mind having more of each now!


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