This is more of a gripe than anything, and I want everyones opinion on the matter. I have been a Star Wars fan my entire life. I even went along with the special editions in '97 without any complaints. I remember back in '95 when the Power of the Force was released and I snagged every figure I could. I could care less that Luke looked as if he could bench press artoo, or that R-5 had a secret proton launcher that was revealed by splitting the droid in half. Man, has the toy line came a long way.
Now its the end of 2007. I remember thinking that this year will be it with Star wars figures. With the McFigures and the amount of accesories, and the fact that the pictures looked good before each wave was released. But through out the year, with each wave I became dissappointed. Take for example R2-D2 with Capture net. Why did Hasbro use the mold of the Vintage Wave 1 when they had a perfect mold that was used for Obi's droid, and Mace, and Vaders. They even used that mold for flying artoo and it turned out decent, but it wasn't the defentitive artoo that I have been waiting for. Han with torture rack is a joke. Don't even get me started with Jedi Luke, wich is more of a failure than the prior one. So I have been purchasing less, and less, as I bit my tongue waiting for the perfect wave. Then I became excited when I the pics of wave 1 2008. But when I learned that vader and Obi were not new sculpts, I erealized I probably going to buy troops only. Commander Gree looks good. When all hope was loss, I picked up two new figures. Buy now, it has been so long since I purchased a toy for myself, that I felt weird. But the two figures were no SW but G.I. Joe at a local Wal-Mart. It was Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow version 2. Sure, these were not perfect, but they were dang good. 32 figures later, I can say that the Star Wars toy line lost me. Stand Duke side be side with Jedi Luke and tell me that what I am saying is untrue. Yes, they used a mold severel times for several characters, but I also understand that Hasbro is trying to push a new line of toys real fast, but Hasbro cannot use the same excuse for Star Wars. Better yet, G.I. Joe is getting better with each wave. Sculpting and accessories are improving, and most of all playability. You cannot say the same about the Star Wars line. And if you disagree, stand Torture rack Han to Iron Grenadier Destro and tell me what you think.