With the recent release of the 4184 Black Pearl
set, and @sidersdd
still dripping photos from this discussion: http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/1792/black-pearl-4184-minifigs#Item_3
. What is/are your G.O.A.T. minifig choices?
I know there are those who love the classics, and others who lean toward the modern. There is the whole yellow vs. flesh debate as well. But ignoring those points, of all the figs TLG has ever produced, which would be up at the top of the list?
It is very hard for me to decide. I lean toward the more modern figures because of the creativity and diversity and detail that is put into them. The more classic figures look a little too simplistic for the most part. I must say, though that the Davy Jones is right near the top. He has a completely new and unique beard/octupus, and crab claw hand, plus a peg leg in a new color and a hat that is a different color but same mold as Blackbeard.
Here are some qualities that will automatically propel a fig toward the top of the list:
Detail - things like leg printing, arm printing, creative designs/colors, etc.
Uniqueness - Unique molds/parts only used in that figure.
Versatility - can parts of the figure be used in other figures well, can other figures' accessories be used with this figure and look good?
Backstory - is there a great story with the figure. This is of course more subjective, but licensed figures have a big boost here, they are usually associated with movies/characters we already know.
So I would say my top ten in no particular order are:
1. Cloud city Boba Fett
. Printed arms and legs, which wasn't being done near as much in 2003 as today, unique jetpack/helmet, incredible backstory, extremely unique. It isn't very versatile, but sure makes up for it.
2. Imperial Royal guard
. All red, with a cape, and that awesome helmet that is only for those figs. They are actually quite versatile, too. The way they used the black head and space in the helmet to emulate the black visor is awesome.
3. Davy Jones
. See above
from City of Atlantis
5. Mola Ram
. Awesome Indy fig. Very unique.
6. Gold Knight
. My favorite helm design, but this guy wins it because of full armor and it is the only one in gold. Awesome.
. Personally, I loved the knights kingdom series, and wish I had more, despite the rainbow of colors for the knights. Vladek always was the favorite.
8. CMF 3 Space Villian
. All around awesome figure. The mechanical arm, new helmet, face design, etc. The only one who can nudge classic blacktron aside. Although the AC aliens are growing on me. If he hadn't come out, classic blacktron would be in his place.
9. I absoultely love love love all the Ninjago figures. I can't get enough of them. The skeletons are my favorite, and although it is tough, I would have to go with Wyplash
, mostly because of his removable hat.
. Captain of the Black Seas Barracuda, how could he not be on the list. He introduced us to the hook and peg leg. Win.
Man, do you know how hard it is to narrow this down to ten?? I could do a top twenty, easy. At first I was going to rank them, but couldn't decide, so no particular order. I would love to hear what others have to say about it.
To preempt the exclusion of such figures as the Spartan, Zombie, classic space, etc. I am not saying I don't love those, just if I had to grab only ten figures on my way out of my burning house, I would grab these...if I could find them. ;-) You know what I am talking about.