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Your personal favourite underrated figure

Postby Crumm » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:22 am

Hi all.

Do you have a favourite figure that you consider underrated by collectors, or even by your friends when you were a kid?

Mine are Bossk and Zuckuss.

I have soft spot for Bossk simply because of his mirthful and rather cheeky reptilian smile, it makes ME smile :D

Zuckuss I just think is a solid all round figure, everything about him is good.
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Re: Your personal favourite underrated figure

Postby subzero » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:44 am

Black Bespin Guard which is a childhood fave, I love that golliwog . :lol:
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Re: Your personal favourite underrated figure

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:55 am

I have a soft spot for a couple of Jabba’s goons and even a couple of the ewoks, Teebo and Logray, but the one I really like is the Rebel Soldier. And if you can get the white legged POCH variant or the dark brown PBP variant he’s way cooler.
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Re: Your personal favourite underrated figure

Postby lejackal » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:22 pm

I quite like Madine, used to pilot CAP-2 for me :oops:

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Re: Your personal favourite underrated figure

Postby peekaygee73 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:41 pm

It has to be the Cloud Car Pilot for me. I like that the pose is a bit different, I think the colour scheme is really distinctive, and I even like that bloody communicator! Even when I was a kid there was something about him that made him stand out and just appear really cool.

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Re: Your personal favourite underrated figure

Postby Dr_Ball_MD » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:27 pm

Zuckuss for me, first figure I owned as a child so started a fockuss on him :D
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Re: Your personal favourite underrated figure

Postby chipsteak » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:31 pm

I'm quite fond of the often ridiculed ones.

I like Lobot. A cyborg with cool headphones from Cloud City. Sounds good to me. I even like the Dignitary but I can see why a pensioner with a purple loaf of bread for a hat isn't popular.

More sensible suggestions: Zuckuss, 4LOM, Cloud Car Pilot.

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Re: Your personal favourite underrated figure

Postby Mini99 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:46 pm

Cloud Car Pilot for all the above reasons.
I like the uniform and the colour scheme, mind you the card back art is awful!

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Re: Your personal favourite underrated figure

Postby Snaketibe » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:53 pm

I also genuinely like the Imperial Dignitary (don't laugh!). I accept it would have made a pretty rubbish toy for a child, but I never owned one back then. As an adult collector however, I like the fact it's one of the background characters and I am as surprised as I am pleased that it was made at all... I'm also helped by the fact that it's purple, which is one of my favourite colours :-D

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Re: Your personal favourite underrated figure

Postby SAVORY100 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:29 pm

Squid Head and Bib Fortuna are two of my favourites in the whole line and they rarely get anywhere in the Forum Figure of the Year polls. I love the sculpt on both, they both have capes/clothes, a belt and both have a weapon on top of all that!
Such amazing value and to my eye a real statement of quality and diversity of design both in the film itself and in the range of figures.

Not so underrated, but never a contender; Boushh and Lando Skiff. Loved a removable disguise as a kid and still do today
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Re: Your personal favourite underrated figure

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:38 pm

Dr_Ball_MD wrote:Zuckuss for me, first figure I owned as a child so started a fockuss on him :D

I see what you did there, a bit of hockuss pockuss on the word fockuss :lol:

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Re: Your personal favourite underrated figure

Postby Crumm » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:11 pm

SAVORY100 wrote:Squid Head and Bib Fortuna are two of my favourites in the whole line and they rarely get anywhere in the Forum Figure of the Year polls. I love the sculpt on both, they both have capes/clothes, a belt and both have a weapon on top of all that!
Such amazing value and to my eye a real statement of quality and diversity of design both in the film itself and in the range of figures.

Not so underrated, but never a contender; Boushh and Lando Skiff. Loved a removable disguise as a kid and still do today


Squid head is another great one...Good choice, great figure!
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Re: Your personal favourite underrated figure

Postby Clarkspie&chips » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:23 pm

8D8 was a favourite when I was a kid. His detachable legs came in handy during all sorts of adventures and you could fold him in half and pretend he was a spaceship (if you imagined hard enough!)

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Re: Your personal favourite underrated figure

Postby subzero » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:00 pm

Clarkspie&chips wrote:8D8 was a favourite when I was a kid. His detachable legs came in handy during all sorts of adventures and you could fold him in half and pretend he was a spaceship (if you imagined hard enough!)


Detachable legs?, like actual intentional removable legs? :?
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Re: Your personal favourite underrated figure

Postby choffialoopa » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:25 pm

AT-ST driver. He was often the Boss on the dark side, when dividing my bed into two camps with movable borders.
Sunglasses and loading him up with two guns and a cape and you got a real killer.

Second is Leia with her removable helmet. The light side Fett..


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