So I’ve begun testing the waters of 6 inch (1/12 scale) action figures over the last year. It’s a fun scale that can capture really good detail that sometimes rivals the 1/6 (12 inch) figures, but at at fraction of the cost and required shelf space. Plus, the modern 6 inch figures tend to be some of the best articulated figures ever made in the history of toys.
Anyway, I’ve got a few of the Hasbro Black series. I’ve been very selective, but it was the 40th Anniversary Darth Vader that sucked me in. It is a total home run and arguably one of the best Darth Vader figures ever made. I’ve also got a bandai 1/12 Stormtrooper model that is fantastic, but I haven’t had time to build it yet… I eventually want to get at least a second Stormtrooper and a bandai Death trooper kit to complement the Hasbro death trooper. Finally, I’ve got the Medicom Mafex ROTJ Boba Fett. It’s another total home run. One of the coolest ection figures I’ve ever owned. The obsessive nerd in me desperately wants to get the mafex ESB Fett as well now. I’ve also been getting some of the mafex DC superheroes like Batman and Wonder Woman and they are just too cool.