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Defender Wishlists 2006: Empire Strike Back
« on: April 20, 2006, 11:56 PM »


For the last couple of years we ran an informal poll with your 10 most wanted characters from the current Star Wars Films.  Continuing the tradition and trying to finish up before Comic Con 2006, I thought it would be a good time to revisit those lists. Here's how it works: You send your Wish List for 10[/i] 3 3/4" Figures to me or post them here, be it new figures, resculpts or even re-releases and I'll tally the votes.  After four weeks of list taking I'll publish the results and we will move on to the next movie.  Fan favorite The Empire Strikes Back is currently on deck.   If you need help coming up with names check out the Official Sites Databank:  Episode V.  Have fun and thanks for sending in your lists (remember to limit it to ten)!

Previous Top 10 List (2 for 10, 1 rumored)

#1 General Veers
#2 Major Bren Derlin
#3 Bespin Guard
#4 Ice Cream Maker Guy
#5 Zev Senesca (RUMORED PACK-IN)
#6 Luke Skywalker (Medical Frigate)
#7 Captain Needa
#8 Torryn Farr
#9 Lando Calrissian (Smuggler)
#10 Princess Leia (Medical Frigate)



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Re: Defender Wishlists 2006: Empire Strike Back
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2006, 12:00 AM »
This is a real tough one, I'd love some main character updates here, with most of the major background figures done (EXCEPT 1)



#01 Hoth Rebel Soldier (Echo Base troop garb)
#02 Ice Cream Maker Guy
#03 Han Solo Bespin VOTC Style
#04 Han Solo Hoth VOTC Style
#05 Black and White Bespin Guards (Head and Paint Variants)
#06 Luke Medical Frigate
#07 Leia Medical Frigate
#08 Lando Smuggler
#09 Princess Leia Hoth VOTC Style
#10 Bespin Luke VOTC Style
« Last Edit: April 21, 2006, 12:08 AM by Scott »

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Re: Defender Wishlists 2006: Empire Strike Back
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2006, 12:07 AM »
01. Bespin Luke
02. Snowtrooper
03. ICMG
04. Bespin Han
05. Probe Droid
06. Hoth Han
07. Luke Snowspeeder
08. Frigate Luke
09. Frigid Leia
10. Smuggler Lando

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Re: Defender Wishlists 2006: Empire Strike Back
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2006, 12:25 AM »
This is probably the easiest out of all the wishlists:

1. SA Snowtrooper as good or better as the VTSC Scout
2. SA Wedge Snowspeeder
3. Hoth Leia
4. Torryn Farr
5. Luke Medical Frigate
6. Leia Medical Frigate
7. SA Bespin Luke
8. SA Hoth Rebel Soldier
9. SA Luke Snowspeeder
10. SA Hoth Han Solo

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Re: Defender Wishlists 2006: Empire Strike Back
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2006, 01:26 AM »
This is probably the easiest out of all the wishlists

Easily the easiest--at least out of the OT, anyway.

Unlike the other two, there's no big "creature scene" to have to choose characters from, and we spend a huge chunk of the movie with just a handful of characters: Luke, Artoo, and Yoda on Dagobah and Bespin Han, Chewie, Hoth Leia, and Threepio on the Falcon.  And a few of the waves over the last couple of years have knocked a bunch of the other characters out, too.

Empire's really getting to be pretty tapped-out as far as figures go, I think.  Just a handful of minor background characters left, along with some much-needed resculpts of the main guys (Bespin Han and Bespin Luke, for example: Kick-ass figures when they came out in 2000 and 2002, respectively--but they're really lacking when compared with what Hasbro's done in the last couple of years.)  And those outfits the main characters wear for five seconds at the end of the flick. . .  Years ago, I thought it was really silly that anyone in their right mind would actually want a Lando Smuggler figure, and now here he is in my Top Ten.

Contrast this with Star Wars and Jedi--I could pick totally different Top Tens for both of those and be equally as happy with them. . .

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Re: Defender Wishlists 2006: Empire Strike Back
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2006, 02:00 AM »
My ESB list ;D

1. SA Snowtrooper (please!!  ;D)
2. Torryn Farr
3. Hoth Leia
4. SA Wedge (Snowspeeder)
5. SA Luke (Snowspeeder)
6. Luke Medial Frigate
7. SA Bespin Luke
8. SA Hoth Luke
9. SA Hoth Han Solo
10. SA 4-LOM & SA Zuckuss

After that that completes ESB for me.
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Re: Defender Wishlists 2006: Empire Strike Back
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2006, 09:57 AM »
  1.  SA Snowtrooper
  2.  Medical Frigate Luke
  3.  Medical Frigate Leia
  4.  Lando Smuggler
  5.  E-3PO
  6.  Luke Snowspeeder
  7.  SA Hoth Soldier
  8.  Captain Needa
  9.  Bespin Snivian (Blue Snaggletooth)
10.  Dack Snowspeeder

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Re: Defender Wishlists 2006: Empire Strike Back
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2006, 10:06 AM »
Yeah, I agree with what a lot of the other folks have said - Empire wish lists are tougher because it's been covered so well over the past 10 years.  Here's my list from last time:

The Empire Strikes Back
1. Derek "Hobbie" Klivian (Snowspeeder Pilot Gear)
2. Maj. Bren Derlin (Echo Base Officer)
3. General Veers (Imperial Officer) - aka no armor
4. Zev Senesca (Snowspeeder Pilot Gear)
5. Lt. Wes Janson (Snowspeeder Pilot Gear)
6. Captain Lorth Needa ("Apology accepted, Capt. Needa"  ;))
7. Black Bespin Guards (PotJ Head Variant)
8. Cal Alder (Echo Base Officer)
9. 4-LOM (resculpt)
10. Ice Cream Maker Guy - for Scott  :-*

Looks like I got two off my list - Veers & Derlin.  My updated list is below...


The Empire Strikes Back
1. Derek "Hobbie" Klivian (Snowspeeder Pilot Gear)
2. Zev Senesca (Snowspeeder Pilot Gear)
3. Lt. Wes Janson (Snowspeeder Pilot Gear)
4. Captain Lorth Needa ("Apology accepted, Capt. Needa"  ;))
5. Black Bespin Guard (PotJ Head Variant is fine)
6. Cal Alder (Echo Base Officer)
7. 4-LOM (resculpt)
8. Ice Cream Maker Guy - for Scott  :-*
9. SA Snowtrooper
10. SA Hoth Han Solo
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Re: Defender Wishlists 2006: Empire Strike Back
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2006, 10:23 AM »
Old list
1.  Major Bren Derlin, who knows everyone's name on Hoth
2.  Toryn Farr
3.  General Veers pre-Hoth invasion
4.  Han Solo with torture chair
5.  Ice Cream Maker Guy, just for you Scott
6.  Hobbie
7.  Treva Horme, although I've never this alien in the movie this list would be mighty boring without her.
8.  Utris M'Toc, the Star Trek wannabe.  See #7 for comments
9.  Zev
10. Lee Phenets, the human ugnaunt

New List - screw 7, 8 and 10.  They're never getting made, so I'll change my votes for some SA figures.
1.  SA Hoth rebel soldier
2.  Toryn Farr
3.  SA Bespin Luke
4.  Han Solo with torture chair
5.  Ice Cream Maker Guy
6.  Hobbie
7.  SA Bespin Han
8.  SA Snowtrooper
9.  Zev
10. SA Hoth Han
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Re: Defender Wishlists 2006: Empire Strike Back
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2006, 10:33 AM »
I agree, Empire has been covered fairly well, but I'm always anxious to see more.  I'd like to see a lot of resculpted/SA main characters mixed in with some remaining background figures.

1.  VOTC/SA Snowtrooper
2.  VOTC/SA Han Solo - Bespin
3.  VOTC/SA Han Solo - Hoth
4.  VOTC/SA Luke Skywalker - Bespin
5.  Lando Calrissian - Smuggler's Gear
6.  VOTC/SA Hoth Rebel Soldier
7.  VOTC/SA Princess Leia - Hoth
8.  Luke - Medical Frigate
9.  Leia - Medical Frigate
10.  Ice Cream Maker Guy

I wouldn't mind seeing a SA Luke - Snowspeeder, other Snowspeeder pilots, the Bespin Guards, and a few other resculpts (4-LOM/Zuckuss/Ugnaughts/etc) as well.  But, I would be happy if we got the 10 above.

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Re: Defender Wishlists 2006: Empire Strike Back
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2006, 10:35 AM »
1. SA Snowtrooper
2. SA Imperial Probe Droid w/ Hyperspace Pod (that it can actually fit in) and clear plastic stand to display the droid on.
3. Darth Vader - Hoth Hologram
4. New 2-1B w/ light up eyes and stomach.
5. FX-7 rerelease
6. Imperial Captain Lennox
7. Imperial Lieutenant Sheckil
8. SA TIE Fighter Pilot
9. SA Hoth Rebel Soldier
10. Torryn Farr
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Re: Defender Wishlists 2006: Empire Strike Back
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2006, 01:39 PM »
1. SA Snowtrooper
2. SA Bespin Luke

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Re: Defender Wishlists 2006: Empire Strike Back
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2006, 01:42 PM »
Theres not alot left that hasnt already been made, but here goes.

1. Bespin Guard (black)
2. SA Snowtrooper
3. Lando Smuggler
3. Luke Medical
4. Leia Medical
5. Torryn Far
6. Luke Hoth Flight suit
7. Captain Needa
8. accurate blow apart C-3P0
9. Wedge Hoth flight suit
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Re: Defender Wishlists 2006: Empire Strike Back
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2006, 02:02 PM »
My suggestions are pretty much in line with everybody else with the addition of a new Yoda - one that looks exactly like this:


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Re: Defender Wishlists 2006: Empire Strike Back
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2006, 03:59 PM »
1.SA Bespin Han Solo
2.SA Bespin Luke Skywalker
3.SA Captain Needa
4.SA Snowtrooper
5.SA Hoth Leia Organa
6.SA Yoda (Make the sculpt look right like the ROTS # 3! )
7.SA Smuggler Lando Calrissian
8.Holo Emporer Head (Ian McDiarmaid)
9.Ice Cream Maker Guy (Even thoe I don't want him to win the fan's choice I want him)
10.E-Chu-Ta! Protocol Droid
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