Seems to be that since you complained about Eeth Koth being in an action pose, while in E1 all he did was sit in a chair. Shouldn't the opposite be true with E2, that if the charecter is in a fighting stance most of their time on camera, would you really want them to be looking like they are waiting in line for a bus?
Sure, there is an obvious middle ground here, more articulation would allow both normal stances, and action poses, but not on all figures. Take Shaak Ti for instance, when she's fighting her cloak would be swirling with her while she's moving. Same with the other jedi's and the bottoms of their tunics. For all of you shouting cloth, remember something. Cloth doesn't hang properly on small figures. So, even if they articulated her legs, you would still have the action posed plastic cloak.
Also, All the jedi's and sith fight with a slightly bow-legged stance, which would be difficult to give every figure complex leg articulation necissary to go into a combat stance. Isn't better to release main action posed charecters like Anakin, Dooku, Obi-Wan, etc. And then, since you're going to do re-sculpts anyway, give people a basic stance? Look at the POTJ and E1 lines for example, we already have basic stance figures of Plo Koon, Seasee Tiin, Mace Windu, Yoda, Ki-Adi-Mundi, and Adi Galla.
Now look at Jango, he actually fights Obi-Wan in that stance in the film. I don't see a easy way of multiple leg joints so that you could get his leg into that position. Same with the Clone Trooper, sure you could load the leg up with multiple complex articulation points, but then the figure can become weak in the joints and won't stand anyway. I for one prefer the battle stance version, and then a later regular at attention, multi-posable figure.
Again, since there is tons of action in E2, lay off a bit and look on the bright side. We know hasbro does re-sculpts, they may as well put them in a different pose entirely then the first versions, or do you want re-sculpts where every figure is in the same exact cookie cutter stance? Hope this gave you all a few things to consider, Its an honor to make this my 200th post.
Hey Sir Steve, if you happen to be reading I would love to hear you as well as others opinions on what I'm saying here. Please post a commnt if ya get a few moments. I really wanna hear what everyone thoughts on things.
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