« on: July 3, 2015, 08:52 AM »
The Revan interest is something of a head scratcher. I mean, how many years has it been since Knights Of The Old Republic was released? I think it's at least 12 years since the game came out. I was definitely a fan of it, and I've heard it regarded by some as one of the best Star Wars games of all time. But Darth Revan had this weird status since you were playing the game as a character who becomes a Jedi while being unaware of his past as a fallen Jedi turned Sith Lord.
Despite the RPG weirdness involved in Revan the character has endured. I know that he wound up popping up in The Old Republic. And I can't help but think that the design for Kylo Ren's character in The Force Awakens was influenced in part by the character design of Darth Revan. I also get the feeling that the current generation of SW fans interest is grounded in the more current movies and media like KOTOR. Plus, time and attrition seems to have whittled down the ranks of the old school OT generation of fans. We may just be outnumbered by the more current generation of fans who grew up on the PT and games.
All of that being said, I think Revan is an interesting character. Not one that I would have immediately considered for the poll. I'm actually a little surprised that I didn't consider him for my own list, or Darth Malak for that matter. But I think Revan would be an interesting companion piece to the 6" Kylo Ren figure that we know is already in the works.
As for the rest of the list? I had Ben Kenobi (ANH) on my own list, purely out of my own fandom for the character. He does seem like an inevitable choice for the line. But I'd like to add him to the mix sooner rather than later. I also had Lando Calrissian on my list, but I wanted him as the ROTJ General. I just prefer that redeemed, less sleazy Lando than the TESB version. Sabine Wren is an interesting choice for fans. I would have thought that Kanan, Ezra or the Inquisitor would be more obvious choices for REBELS characters. And while Sabine is interesting I don't think the character has been fleshed out to earn that kind of support. I am a little surprised to see the Gamorrean Guard in the mix. A Gamorrean would be a cool companion piece for the Jabba 6" figure, but there's so little else from Jabba's Palace in this line that I have to wonder why you would start with a Gamorrean. The Snowtrooper is a pretty obvious choice on the part of the army builder fans. As for General Grievous? I put him on my own list, despite any rumors that he might be on the way. He's a significant villain for the PT era, so I get that.
But right now it looks like Revan's just running away with this thing.