Star Wars Crotch (T-Crotch) needs to DIE!!!!!

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  1. Shin-Gouki

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    Enough already! Hasbro you proved in 1982 that better leg articulation can be done. You and Mattel and everyone else needs to finally abandon this archaic figure construction technique that should have died over 25 years ago!

    Sorry, I just had to get that out, I HATE that construction and it bugs me that it still exists when it can be done so much better for about the same price.
     
  2. Creaky

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    I don't have that many star wars figs. Any pics? I have a feeling I know what you're talking about, but I'm not sure.
     
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    While I can understand why the Clone Wars figures have it, I agree, they need to put more articulation in the hips. I have the new Commander Gree and Clone Armour Obi-Wan, and while it's not perfect it's still useful for posing and playing. Like that other Obi-Wan, it did it better.
     
  4. Shin-Gouki

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    I know what you mean, that's the reason why I'm turned off from the DC Universe Inifinity line entirely, I hate those t crotches, they look awful and ruin the look of a figure.
     
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    AGREE 200%

    I mean cmon, it's 2009, they should've upgraded this long ago.

    I get the arguement that ball joints etc... can take away from the overall realistic look, but let the statue-ette stuff worry about perfection when it comes to looks, and let the action figs be poseable.
    Atleast DC adds some joints in their tcrotches for side kickin'

    Im also hoping Hasbro would add some elbow joints to the 25th Joes.
    The Marvel Super Hero Showdowns had them, but they were cheaply made.
    Im loving the knee cap upgrades

    The SW Clones need them badly, people are tooping up with so many, but are stuck with limited poses for them all. And those poor Jedi figs doing justice in constipated poses......
     
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  7. MEGAMAN X FAN

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    as long as people keep buying the stuff it wont change so lets distribute anti t crotch pamplets in stores and online to reduce sales so hasbro mattel and any other companies will have to change or else lose money,
     
  8. Creaky

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    Ah I see. And now I see, I agree. Lots. +9000


    There's too much lazy design in toys.
     
  9. MEGAMAN X FAN

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    its pretty bad when a figure from 2009 has practically the same articulation as one from the early 90's [​IMG] picture credit goes to ravenxl7
     
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    Yup, I'm in this boat. That's why I don't buy SW figs anymore.
     
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    Damn that batman figure is just painfull to look at.
     
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    he'd be better if his mask was one colour and if they got rid of the stupid eyebrows
     
  13. Shin-Gouki

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    I'll one up you. 32 years later and the only articulation improvement between the two is straight arm elbow. something Hasbro abandoned for GI Joe in 83!

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    I think DCU Classics gets the T-Crotch right with the extended side articulation of the hips. Otherwise, yeah time for T-Crotchs to go bye-bye.
     
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    i like the dcuc model. t-crotch doesn't bother me for SW or kids toys though. t crotch hold the sculpt a lot better than ball joints and on smaller scale figures it just doesn't bother me. though if they could fit dcuc hips on SW figs that would rock. i didn't really care for the few ball jointed ones to come out.

    Also ball jointed thighs are hard to manipulate. If i was little and got a marvel legends and had to figure out that i need to bend the joint and rotate it a few ways to get wolverine to sit id be pissed. forward and back movement shouldn't be a struggle.
     
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    I agree. The sadder part is they do such a good job for the new Joes, so why not Star Wars too. It sucks when they still put figures out with cut elbows and no leg articulation to boot.
     
  17. Shin-Gouki

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    The compromise I will make is the hip design they used in S6. That worked pretty well.
     
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    Looking at the two examples I dont really get your point.

    The new brave and the bold toys are meant for 4 and 5 year old kids. Also The toys are designed to have different backpacks and such plugged in on so the simplified joints make the able to take the wait. But basically these toys are designed to be like 1 baby step above preschool toys.

    As far as Star Wars, Hasbro has stated many many times that multijointed hyper articulated figures is just something they are not interested in doing. They dont like the look of the joints on the figures. Instead they try to have the figures sculpt look as accurate to their onscreen versions as possible. Also the lack of joints keeps the cost down and probably helps offset the cost of those huge licensing fees
     
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    It also keeps me from buying many of them. Poor Chewbacca can't even be posed, without looking like he's doing the pee-pee dance.
     
  20. Shin Densetsu

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    I'd love to see ball joint hips on SW figures so long as they are the same as the joe hips. The ball jointed hips on the select few SW figures from these past 2 years all bend at angles, and it doesn't look right.
     

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