The title pretty much says what this thread's about, talkin' about the actors from Star Wars that Hasbro can't sculpt right pretty much ever.
Mark Hamill - why is it that the only Luke figures that look like Luke are from ROTJ? This was true of Hasbro's 12" line too. But I would say the only Lukes from the first 2 that look like him are the POTJ X-wing figure, WM Early Bird Kit Luke, and vaguely OTC Dagobah Luke (they all have non-yellow hair paint too, that may have more to do with it, though the first 2 go too far with the brown).
Harrison Ford - they've come pretty close at times recently, but when they get it wrong they get it SOOOOO wrong.
Carrie Fisher - I can count the number of accurate Leia figures on 1 hand, starting with POTJ Bespin Leia and probably ending there too. Lately the failings have been about her coloring rather than her sculpts, but there's also the weird proportional problems on the VOTC figure where the likeness is there in the details but doesn't translate for crap.
Alec Guinness - I know this one is controversial since a lot of folks feel the headsculpt on the POTJ Ben figure is spot-on, but I think it's pretty far off. I suspect the problem is that Hasbro sculpts the head in proportion to the beard but that changes shapes from square to pointy throughout ANH. Their 12" line had the likeness down better though.
Ewan McGregor - I'd say it's the facial hair here too, I know TPM Obi-Wan's are no good as well but Ep 1 figures were the last gasp of POTF2-style sculpting which was lackluster by today's standards. The first Saga Obi-Wan had the eyes and mouth right, but the hair and paint and lack of scale killed it. ROTS Pilot Obi-Wan brought home the bacon in terms of essence even if it isn't dead-on, but there are so many lesser entries for this actor. Strangely, 12" Ep 1 Obi-Wan is chubby but otherwise accurate while Ep 2 Obi-Wan misses the mark.
I'm going to say that the absolute worst of the bunch, the one Hasbro can't get right to save their lives is: Hayden Christensen. Pawlus found 1 figure that's halfway decent, but it's an unusable Battle Arena figure: http://www.galactichunter.com/absolu...6271&zoneid=20
It's "funny" how Hasbro touted the hell out of using Realscan for Ep 2, the movie where Hayden was brought on board, yet none of the Ep 2 Anakin figures look a damn thing like the actor, the best we could hope for was that they didn't look as much like Michael Rapaport as the second 12" Ani figure.
There's a bunch others that could probably go on this list, Padme, Jango, even poor Mace who started decent and continued downhill even as it got more accurate, but I'll leave those to the next posts to hash out.