Post by dippergames420 on Jan 7, 2018 21:00:15 GMT -6
I know this thread is a tad late, but I'd like to know which Figuarts figures you guys enjoyed out of 2017. If possible, could you give a valid reason as to why you enjoyed the figure you voted for (E.G, Not just because new is good, provide reasons as to why you enjoyed it), if not, that's fine. If I can, prior to the poll ending, I'll tell you the results.
Post by Majin Tomato on Jan 7, 2018 21:45:36 GMT -6
Nappa is my favorite so far this year. He's a character that's been teased for so long, to finally get him was so amazing.
As for the rest... wow, this was not the best year was it? I remember so much more coming out this year.
-Perfect Cell was nice, but he's a repaint of a much older figure that was only good in the sense it gave guys like me a chance to buy him for less than $200.
-I was excited for the Xenoverse figs, but tbh they existed more as custom figure fodder than anything to me. On their own... I like Trunks enough (probably the best paint job for his normal head so far) ans it's the one I have on my shelf, but that's because I'm a weirdo like that.
-The Kaioken Gokus are an affront to me. Beyond just the AWFUL gimmick and the fact that they stretched it to TWO convention exclusives, it doesn't even do it's ONE job well. If you look at the actual shots of Goku in Kaioken, his hair is red, his undershirt (and all his blue sections) are purple, and his gi is a much brighter red-orange color. It's a cheap repaint that fails at the one look it's going for, and it boggles me that they released it TWICE.
-Scouter Vegeta is a much needed upgrade to a figure with a ton of problems (loose scouter, bad hips that lead to falling over constantly, etc) that unfortunately comes with it's own issues with regard to the paint job. While I can 100% say it's the better figure, it's hard not to compare the shading on the original to the flat paint job they gave the newer figure. I personally prefer it because I feel the original is TOO shade heavy, but it's hard not to feel like they could have had something in the middle between the extremes.
-Nappa is Nappa. After years of waiting, the Pattycake champion is HERE. Gives me hope for certain OTHER characters they've prototyped for years and never FREAKING released.
-SSJ3 Goku is... fine. Not a fan of the form myself, but it looks good and the face is reasonably better than the original.
-SSJ God Goku is good, though it does unfortunately fall short of the previous prototype, which captured the lean look of the form much better.
-Shenron is a bit small to be strictly in scale with the figures, but it's a fun addition and the fact that they even got away with it is a testament to the line. Pain in the ass to put together though, I'll be honest.
-I barely qualify Yamcha, much less Tien, as this year because I *just* got my Yamcha a week or so ago, and Tien doesn't ship until end of Jan 2018. That said, they're both solid representations of fan favorites, though Chiaotzu's inability to be used in ANYTHING aside from the ONE pose definitely knocks the Tien figure down a peg for me. I don't mind a pack in designed for another figure (the Krillin head that came with 18 was pretty cool) but it should compliment the figure I'm BUYING.
However, technically (in terms of sculpt, paint, and character accuracy) Yamcha is probably the best of the year. I just rank Nappa higher *personally* because it's one I've wanted since I started collecting the figures.
For me my fav on a personal note was ssj3 Goku and PC Perfect Cell. Cells green pops and looks great with all the Cell saga figures around him. The older versions green just didnt do it for me. And personally ssj3 goku is my fav version of goku of all time. And missing out on his original release combined with him not having that god awful shading of the first release makes him one of my favs. Shenron is an amazing figure as well although i dnt have him i will probably pick him up for $75 on ebay.
So my list for 2017 would be: 1. Ssj3 Goku 2. PC Perfect Cell 3. Shenron
Runners up would be saiyan saga Nappa and saiyan saga vegeta 2.0