After seeing the success of Jaff's thread on the regular figures, I decided to start up this poll on the original 12" figures. This poll will include the following: Single-boxed figures, Exclusives (beasts, multi-packs, & vehicle packs). I will not be including any re-hashes of figures released in multi-packs that were later re-released as single figures (or vice-versa, as in the case of the Hoth 4-pack & the Japanese exclusives). Minor variants within the same wave (i.e, Luke's hair, Obi-Wan's belt buckle & the dark blue/light blue inserts) will not be included (with the exception of the Tusken Raider). However, if a figure was re-released in a separate wave with minor changes, I will include them. (Chewbacca and Jedi Luke come to mind). Also, the Sideshow figures will not be included in this poll.
Only vote for the figures within each wave. Each list should be smaller than with the 3 3/4" figures, so there should be little confusion. I will try to update every other day, although expect a delay this weekend.
The initial wave of 12" figures hits stores. A poor case-packing decision leads to a popular figure being short-packed, and becomes a boon to the growing scalper "industry" of the time.
Luke Skywalker - A pretty decent likeness of a young Mark Hamill, complete with cloth outfit and removable accessories marked a huge upgrade form the vintage 12" figures.
Han Solo - While the likeness wasn't that great, the outfit on this figure made for the best Han Solo figure up to that point, although the blaster was a bit small.
Darth Vader - Although the height on this figure wasn't to scale just yet, this was an excellent likeness of the Dark Lord. Only complaint here was the lack of a removable saber hilt for poeseability.
Ben Kenobi - A pretty good likeness of Alec Guiness, coupled with layered robes and a cool-looking lightsaber made this figure even more sought-after than it already was for being ridiculously short-packed.
Best: Ben Kenobi, hands down.
Worst: Han Solo (not a bad figure at all, as all were pretty good, but the likeness and the small blaster cost it points)