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    Dear Hasbro, please stop using V-shoulder articulation

    For those of you not familiar with V-crotch articulation, it's the type of crotch piece where it's shaped like a V and the legs splay outwards when you move them forward or back. This style of articulation is most noticable on Playmates' Star Trek figures and the POTJ Aurra Sing figure.

    However, what I'm begging Hasbro to stop using is the shoulder version of this articulation - I hate it! Whenever I move Anakin Hangar Duel's arms up, they don't just go out in front of him, they also move outwards, the more you raise the arms, the further out they go. This renders the figure somewhat useless for the Anakin speeder since his arms absolutely cannot be in front of him at the same time.

    Please stop doing this, it may work aesthetically, but IMO it doesn't work for the toy itself.
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    i agree, that gets so anoying
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    I think all figures from here on out should have ball-socket shoulders.
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    My figures do not need to do the "Y" in Y-M-C-A. Well, some of the figues can't even raise their arms, like the new Endor Rebel Trooper(I guess he won't be surrendering). But, I agree, with using the ball-socket shoulders.
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    Yes to ball socket joints.

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    Yeah, I don't like it either. For the arms or the legs.
    I have a display of Jabba's Palace, and I can't have Leia sitting down (she has to stand up) because her legs are like that. And you're right about Anakin HD - it's the same thing with his arms.

    Why can't Hasbro just have some normal, decent articulation for otherwise decent figures?

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    Because they are "worried" about the costs.

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    I think they should have copied or borrowed what the old GI Joes had. Moved at the elbow, the shoulders swivled, body swivled by means of a rubber band, legs were on a hook or rubber band, and knees bent. I remember all sort of death poses for my dead Joes back in the days. They were much easier to play with, but the down side was the costumes or plastic robes would cause a slight problem...hey go with cloth...

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    The CommTech Stormie also has this V-crotch problem. Luckily i don't have seen any figs with V-shoulders yet. How bad does it looks on Anakin Hangar Duel?

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    Anakin HD is definitely puts the "Y" in "YMCA".

    I'd go for ball-jointed shoulders!
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