I'm honestly very surprised that these EU characters make the cut ahead of things like the Gamorrean Guard, Lando, Royal Guard, etc.
OK, two things - 1) Hasbro embargo'd me from saying anything until after the SDCC panel and 2) I was on vacation last week and didn't have much time to say anything anyway.
When I sent in our 6" poll results, the Hasbro PR team let me know that there was a good chance a lot of the JD top six wan't going to make the final cut because Hasbro felt "it was important to make sure the top 6 candidates gave voters the chance to choose a truly new and incremental figure".
Basically anything that was already in development (like Qui-Gon, Hera, Lando, Tusken, and Royal Guard) or anything on the parking lot / short list (like 4-LOM and Zuckuss) were tossed out.
A little late I know, but I just thought I'd share that little nugget. Doesn't mean that 4-LOM and Zuckuss are officially 'confirmed' or anything, but they are definitely on the short list for the next year or two.