compared to the 25th aniv. versions, these are horrible quality.
I'd say the 25th are horrible in size. As for quality, the previous "New Sculpt" continues the original construct which is similar to ARAH. Though both the New Sculpt and ARAH are obviously different, the overall construction has the same theme- which partly defines to GIJOE figures to me. Aside from that, I miss the weight the previous figures had in this 25th line. People complain about the proportions, like V-chests etc, but I don't mind.
In support of the line though, I will agree that most of the 25th figures look fantastic. The detail and accesories are indeed far superior to the previous "New Sculpt" DTC/VV figures and Hasbro has finally realized the importance of not dismissing their original classic looks to define the characters. Modern renditions are also cool too. Unfortunately, these guys are scaled too big in appearance for the vehicles even though they are retooled to "fit". If they blew it with the figures, starting out too big, don't be cheap and retool, make some dang new ones like the Millenium Falcon.
I still like the previous "New Sculpt" figures though. To me, they are updated ARAH in overall appearence, but obviously not in traditonal character depiction. They are just simply modern, like the comics (DDP). If the contruction continued, perhaps we may have seen the long awaited classic depictions in "New Sculpt" with the love and detail of the 25th.