Well... Anatomically correct minifigs would also be
about properly portraying licensed figures as well...
Not in the Lego minifig world. If these were 12in. GIJoes,
sure. Make them more physically accurate. However,
there is no way in Hades that Lego minifigs represent
anything near "anatomically correct". That would be
very difficult to do using minifig design parameters.
The skin color however, is entirely different. It's simply
a color of plastic, to more accurately portray whoever
it is. Color can be easily dealt with, as opposed to
correct body parts.
If I could only count the number of times that
someone said -
"Well, Lando was played by a black guy, so his minifig
should be brown."
I couldn't agree more, however...since when was Luke
yellow? Another statement of color interest -
"If I have 100 minifigs on a table, how would I tell which
one is Lando if he wasn't brown?"
Hmmm...how indeed? Tell me, how exactly would you
tell where Luke is in that sea of minifigs? It certainly
wouldn't be from his color, would it? No. It would be
by recognizing the overall minifig, or his costume.
My only concern is for the licensed characters , of course.
There's no need to "color" generic themes because yellow
has always worked for no-name(not based on any real
And again - having the option to use yellow or colors
on your minifigs, sounds like the better way to at least
to please everyone.