Sep 21, '11, 12:26 PM
Articulation wise? Joe
Aesthetic wise? SW
Plastic and metal rivets, however, don't go hand in hand. Causes friction and ends up making the plastic smooth and loose. Plastic rivets may work but break easily. :(
Modern G.I. Joe or Marvel Universe (that is to say, the good figures from Marvel Universe usually more like their movie lines, such as Iron Man or Captain America).
Joes. Articulation is a big selling factor in toys today. You won't be taken seriously by a huge sect of collectors without an ample number of points.
I don't necessarily think that's always the case, especially when you're talking about retro styled figures aimed at collectors. Sometimes I think it would be best if the figures are designed like they would have been back in the 70's or early 80's, especially if they're for a property that never had action figures during that time.
Originally Posted by ODBJBG
I think this is the approach that the small scale Venture Bros figures are taking. At least I hope so.
i liked the articulation of the 80's Joes, once they added the ball neck and swivel arm bicep
My vote is for the vintage star wars style.
Sep 22, '11, 11:50 PM
I guess it depends on who you're trying to sell them too. But I'd bank on more articulation than less, because that's one of the number one complaints I hear about any line. Even retro lines. Vintage Star Wars figures are only worth money because they're vintage. If you're making something new, it needs to be as up to date with the times as possible or you're going to count a lot of people out. This is why Star Wars figures from even a few years ago are worthless today.
Originally Posted by ZICA
I rarely if ever hear "It's got too much articulation", but I hear on a near daily basis people listing lack of articulation for why they opted not to purchase certain items. Case in point the 4 Horsemen's "Outer Space Men" line. I think their sales would be double, perhaps triple what it was if the articulation model was more modern. It was the #1 reason most listed as to why they skipped the line. It was a retro line too, mind you.
I'm not an articulation junkie myself, but if I was investing cash in a project, I'd go for the more points than the fewer. Just my .2, your mileage may vary.
I think Space 1999 could have had more 3.34" figures than just the ones that came with the Eagle 1 transport .
I like 80's Joe or even the 25th Anniversary Joe. But 80's Joe is best.