I know a lot of you here will but spread the word...vote early, vote often, vote Willrow
For those that don't know, yours truly started the whole Ice Cream Maker Guy push almost 4 years ago
I collected signatures at Comic Con (through the San Diego SW Club) for two straight years, I set up a website (which Brad and LandotheScoundrel helped me with) and the petition to get this guy made
Here's a little history as to why:
That summer the BHC (nee Rebelscum's teenage wasteland) was rife with newbie after newbie whining and crying about Attack of the Clones. I come to find out that Jedi Master Plo Koon through the good graces of the wonderful world of EU could project Ice
Being the sarcastic sonofagun I am, I started crafting the back story of one Ice Cream Maker Guy. Who had been dubbed "Willrow Hood" by Decipher.
Also at the time one Adam Pawlus of at the time Yakface was getting lots and lots of questions about Petitions. He said if he could get a petition with 100 signatures he'd post it on the front page of Yakface. So...The petition, site and thread were born
And I quickly got like 500 signatures
Petition: Bespin Ice Cream Maker Guy
June 20, 2002 | 2:04 AM EST | Adam
NOTE: Many of your emails seem to show that you believe we created this petition-- we didn't. Reader Scott set up the whole deal, the post below is just our announcing what he's created. Back to your regularly scheduled news.
When it comes to petitions, it's our policy to give a shout-out to those who manage to get at least 100 signatures. As we're true to our word, here's what reader Scott Pearson put together:
"Ice Cream Maker Guy
Bespin's frozen novelty specialist in all his glory...
Here is my Website giving some background on ICMG
And here is the petition which I started yesterday...
Thanks!!! And lets all hope someday soon Ice Cream
Maker Guy will be hanging on the pegs!"
Yakface.com is now working on revising its petition policy.
The whole thing was to say, lets get behind something as a community, lets get behind something funny and lets prove to Adam Pawlus that he's not the only one who can get something made. If you notice towards the end of the thread there, JediPadawan and the Coleman Kids start their own petition for Coleman Trebor
ANyway...its been 4 years, the petition is still active, there are like 1700 people who have signed. I see the fact that Willrow made the top 25 as a tip of the cap to the legacy I created. So I beg of you, vote for Willrow, make my dream come true
Don't waste it on some non canon piece of crap EU figure (no offense to those that want those
) I myself probably want Hermi and Yarna over Willrow too but in the end, it comes down to following my heart. And my heart really wants an Ice Cream Maker Guy, to prove Adam Pawlus wrong, to prove SirSteve wrong (who basically told me to buzz off at the time and Hasbro will never make this figure)
We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So letís start giving
Please vote, Willrow Hood when the Top 25 comes out, do it for me, do it for my family, do it for anyone you know who had a dream and was this close to having it come true.