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POLL: Which Qualities Are Most Important in a Figure?


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Does no one else care about a range of figures containing a range of poses?


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
historical accuracy
272
11%
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sculpting quality
382
16%
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durability
84
4%
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versatility
41
2%
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uniqueness
29
1%
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paintability
199
8%
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availability
86
4%
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cost
224
9%
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stability
16
1%
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X-factor
21
1%
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correct proportions
174
7%
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consistency throughout the line
139
6%
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part of a complete range
90
4%
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casting quality
278
12%
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suitable poses
175
7%
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ease of assembly
48
2%
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designed to fit popular base sizes
14
1%
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detail
82
3%
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other (explain)
11
0%
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no opinion
2
0%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Muah ha ha Inactive Member wonders...

What qualities are most important in a figure?

Historical Accuracy: For the button counters.

Sculpting Quality: Figure should be on the level of Michelangelo's David.

Durability: I want it to be able to survive a fall from the table.

Versatility: I want it to be useful in many games, and possibly multiple genres.

Uniqueness: That a word? I want the eye-catching piece that nobody else has.

Paintability: I want to be able to easily put a nice paint job on it, not agonize over it.

These are a list of the qualities I look for. However, durability and versatility far outweigh anything else. When I paint an army, I want it to last, and to get used in a lot of games.

Strangely enough, the quality of the sculpt has never really been an issue with me, though I put it up there because I know many of you find it important. I am perfectly happy gaming with Heritage fantasy figs from the 80s, and still do. To me, even a halfway decent paint job covers a multitude of sins on a so-so figure, while the best sculpt still looks like Bleeped text under a bad paint job.

(Poll options come from this pre-poll discussion.)