Call it nostalgia or call it reality, but I like my old Star Wars figures better. Yeah I was thrilled when they started putting out new figures in 1997, but now that a decade has passed (sheesh), I'm able to be more objective about it. Sure new technology made the 1997 figures more detailed, but like all post Super Powers superhero figures, newer does not mean better (although Justice League Unlimited comes pretty damn close). Something gets lost in translation as the simplistic designs of yesteryear get replaced by "better" designs. Just look at McFarlane and his super-duper detailed figures. It's true that they're uber detailed with complex paint schemes, but I wouldn't touch one with the shit end of a stick. I like my old Star Wars figures better.