I know not everyone likes resculpts but everyone does have to acknowledge the fact that some figures need a second chance at being great or at least better than they were before. After looking at my collection i have noticed that some major characters and some minor characters first figures well just plain suck...so if you as a collector had to chose 10 figures that need a modern update who would they be...why? What would you change about them from their previous offerings? Here's mine.
1.) Mon Mothma: I have a soft spot for this character, she's not exciting but when the POTF2 version was made i was in heaven and checked every store until i found her...i bought three of her...but after opening the figure i was greatly dissappointed.... She doesn't have legs...she's a glorified PVC figure which sucks...theres no action to this action figure. She needs to at least have legs...It would be great to have soft goods at least from the waste down, so she can sit down.
2.) Emperor Palaptine: Much like Mothma the POTF2 version was horrid. The chain lighting figure from the Episode one flashback was an improvement but not by much. The Sidious figure from Episode one was argueably the best version of this character to date on a single card, and thats not even the emperor. He needs soft good robes, articulation, a lightsaber, a cane, or at least a throne....
3.) Prince Xizor, resculpt Xizor with soft goods and articulation. The basic POTF2 figure has a good likeness but lacks movement, which hurts the figure.
4.) Luke Skywalker Snow Speeder pilot, this figure has alot of requests made for it. It was good for it's day, but needs an update or at least a repaint of the vintage version...he needsa removeable helmet, articulation, still have the gray gloves and a grenade to recreate the classic AT-AT duel.
5.) Obi Won Kenobi, not counting the obi pilot figure from ROTS there isn't a good obi figure. A new hope Kenobi has suffered more than any other version of this character. The vintage kenobi is good looking but has no knee articulation, which sucks though that is a great starting place to finally finish kenobi. He needs soft goods, but he also needs articulation more. I think a hybrid version between the pilot and the vintage is the way to go with this figure.
6.) Weeoquy skiff guard, he looks great, paint apps are awesome, but he's stuck in a scene specfic pose much the same as the kenner version. He needs some articulation.
7.) Ponda Bobba (Walrus Man) Soft goods jacket like vintage Greedo, Removeable hand to recreate the kenobi scene. Articulation would also be nice as well...no posed out PVC's like the cinama scene figure...A holster for his pistol would also be nice.
8.) Bespin Security Guard, we need the black repaint like the kenner days. The POTJ version was a great figure but he needs knee articulation and to have a black counterpart. Another head with facial hair like the kenner version would also be cool and welcomed.
9.) Jar Jar Binks, his TPM figures we okay for the times...but time has changed since then. Jar Jar needs to be modern with articulation and a removeable toungue like ROTS Mas Ameda.
10.) Princess Leia...not counting the vintage endor scout/poncho figure...just start over on Leia. She has yet to really get a good figure.