Let's face the beginning. A long long time ago Kenner produces 5-point articulated figures the "ancient-egypt-style". Our playing brought the live into them. They fit perfectly together and in their vehicles and play sets. The clean plastic gets dirty, while we were playing with them.
I remember the first time I read Kenner will do Star Wars again. The question of the article was: Will they reach the quality of the old line?
No, they made it much better this time. In a "greek-style" they've produced figures with pre-("living") poses. No need for articulation - but they still have articulation (some more, some less, some not) Pre-dirted with pre-dirted vehicles. Very good to display - not to play. And there is a need, to do multiple resculpts, each of them catching one single moment more specific than before in plastic.
This is no playing stuff. This is for the collectors.
The first time I saw the new 3 3/4 inch line, I hated them and decided never to buy any of it.
And I did. But I be thankful to the ones who collect them for defeating Pokemon.
And to Hasbro for that 12"-line that I love.