Hey readers! I’ve been wanting to post this for a bit now, but this week has been crazy (when isn’t it?). Today, I’m going to talk about my top three Minifigures. As you can probably tell by the image above, they are all IP characters. My choices were Homecoming Spider-man (Marvel), FO Flametrooper and FO Stormtrooper (Star Wars). I’m going to compare their printing, complexity, and accessories and rate them each for that. Without further ado, let’s get started!
Flametrooper: The Minifigure compared to the source is fantastic! My favorite part is the legs, which are printed pretty accurately. The only real complaint I have (which is minor) is that the arms are just white. It would have been cool to see some black detail on them, although again, just a minor thing.
Spider-man: This is the definitely best Spider-people I own (compared to Scarlet Spider, Spider- girl, Iron spider, and two other Spider-man variants). I like the dark blue versus the normal bright one, but my favorite part are the arms. While they aren’t perfect (virtually nothing is), they are near- perfect. I’m especially fond of the red printing on the navy blue arms. There’s nothing I can really see wrong with the printing.
Stormtrooper: In my opinion, the printing on this is just as good as the Flametrooper. Again, maybe a bit of arm printing, plus some more black. However, I am very fond of this Minifigure. My favorite printings are the belt and the helmet.
Flametrooper: I quite like the complexity of this Minifigure. The more complicated they are, the better I like them as they give a better building experience. This is the second best of my figures in this category, next to Doctor Octopus. While the gun could stand to be more parts, which would allow for more accuracy and the tube connecting it to the pack, it works fine. I especially enjoyed building the twin tanks on the back.
Spider-man: On the scale of complexity, this Minfigure lacks. I don’t think this is a problem, as the suit really doesn’t need anything other than legs, a torso, and a head. Still, this is the simplest standard minifigure possible.
Stormtrooper: This is basically the same level as Spider-man, just with a helmet. Nothing special- but that helmet is pretty sweet.
Flametrooper: While I do really like the Flametrooper’s gun, it isn’t really accurate to the pictures I found, as it’s missing a tube and the color of the barrel is wrong. Still, it’s pretty decent compared to how hard that would be.
UPDATE: While I was working on building an updated flamethrower, I discovered that the original was really white. I searched it so many times when I wrote this, it’s not even funny that I got it wrong (yet my brother rubs it in my face). Sorry!
Spider-man: The only accessory for this figure is a white power blast. However, I do enjoy the piece, and the way it works is both fantastic and genius. It would have been nice to see him with a web like the ones from the Bridge Battle or even just a web- string, but it isn’t necessary.
Stormtrooper: This is my least favorite accessory of the bunch. The gun works fine, but it’s just a normal Star Wars gun. Compared to the source material, it’s semi- accurate, though some white would be nice. However, I understand that printing white on to the gun would be difficult, and the gun is the best piece to use without having to make a new mold.
Below I posted some other shots as well.
Also, some honorable mentions are Scarlet-spider, Collectible Minifigure Birthday Party Boy, and the Bridge Battle Green Goblin.
What are your three favorite minifigures you own? Comment below!