They were the sole reason I didn't sub that year. I paid $70 shipped for SW and a few bucks over for the vintage for that year so I think not subbing was a better choice. They were just awful.
Why are they "awful?"
It's fine if you don't care for them, but that doesn't make them awful.
It's always 5 or 6 people complaining about the Star Sisters.
They aren't the item up on Gilt.com or showing up in Walmart.
Characters like Man-E-Faces and Roboto are in that lot.
It's a fun set. They would have been a lot cooler in vintage toy/proto colors but they are what they are: stereo space-agey.
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I also took a huge loss when I sold them. Sucked.
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I really love the Star Sisters to! 3 awesome figures!! Tallstar is one of my favorite figures in MotuC. She got one of the best faces and hair!! The only bad thing are the terrible crotch pieces but overall the figures are fantastic!!
When I first saw this thread today, it did not occur to me that the time that it was an old thread that was bumped. I thought, "Wow, that sure did take awhile."
People thought they were "bad" for many reasons including: not having the vintage prototype decos, production decos not matching the prototypes, the "granny panties" on Tallstar, the lack of accessories including extra "extension" parts for Tallstar, the lack of boot cuts on the legs...that's more than enough reasons for anyone to say they are "awful."
It's actually the other way around. It's always the same 5 or 6 mega-POP fans who keep defending them.
The fact that those few fans keep defending doesn't and isn't going to change the overwhelmingly vast majority's opinion of them. They don't like them and never will.
They were one shot cartoon characters who had less than 4 lines total of script in that one episode and didn't even contribute anything to the episode. They were basically just Bow's groupies when he's showing off the wand he stole. Heck, all of the Filmation Sub figures had bigger roles in the MOTU mythos than them. Icer Batros, and Shotoki all had bigger parts in their episodes.
The SS had prototypes made but they were never released and were in the comic, once. You can't really expect people to "want" and "like" characters that most didn't even know existed. I hear the same kind of complaints about characters like Vikor and Vykron who some fans have no nostalgia for.
They have great facial sculpts, but their paint jobs are horribly bland. Also, I never got them as 'fan demanded', it was more like Mattel finishing old 80s business.
They also don't have any history outside of being in a She-Ra episode, so I never know where to put them with my other figures. They are pretty much part of the Z-List MOTUC characters:
I really don't understand why some fans complain or even, hate Star Sisters ???
I remember SS (and even FFM) were always remembered in wish lists here...when the three girls were released, a lot of people hated them...
They were never produced in vintage POP toy line and I am sure they enrich our MOTUC collections...
Actually, it's the same 12 of you. The majority of us just took them into our collections and didn't waste time & energy railing against or defending them.
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