Everyone collects different things. Thats why there are different types if collectibles. Saying one collection is better or worse is silly.Absolutely spot on 100%. Very well-put and that's why I tried to explain my situation and why I made my choices. But we're essentially discussing the merits of two different markets. Or apples and oranges as someone else said.
I prefer action figures because I like to pose then. Statues can offer better detail, but action figures offer the option of changing poses and adding personality to a display.
Yes, we have seen the bodies of the DST stuff many times now. However, DST at least made 4 different bodies and used those for the same characters. There are difference between the 4 main GB figures, unlike what Mattel did.
As for variants, it all depends on what you want. Some change out their displays. For example, I will have the gray suit GBs with santa hats out during the holidays, but for now they sit in a box. I display the marshmallow mess figures on my NECA street scene as if they just finished with Gozer. If we ever get an in scale ecto 1 they will be displayed near it. The RGB figures are currently in front of the firehouse, where the gray suits will be come november. Its all relative.
I have a lot of variants, but all that does is give me display options. So for the 800 or so dollars spent over the last few 3 or 4 years, I have many different displays that I can switch out. If I spent roughly the same on the new RGB statues, I have just one display option. However, statues are generally accepted by most adults as being appropriate to display. Action figures are still seen as just toys.
I'm absolutely not trying to bash action-figure collectors, the community or even DST (well, a little), I'm just in the market for higher quality statues more than amassing a larger collection of action figures, so I want the community to embrace them so we have more products in future ... but this is the DST thread, so I'll stop Walter Peck-ing up the place and let people enjoy their DST discussion.