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Re: Saga Legends "2008 Fan's Choice" Discussion
« Reply #120 on: September 3, 2007, 09:42 PM »
Here's my votes:

Bespin Guard (Black)
Chewbacca (Early Bird)
Han Solo (VOTC)
Stormtrooper (VOTC)
Shadow Stormtrooper

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Re: Saga Legends "2008 Fan's Choice" Discussion
« Reply #121 on: September 3, 2007, 09:45 PM »
I think I read something about how the Yularen supporters were hoping that Hasbro would fix the pants to the correct color if he was re-released. 

Something about he should have Black pants or something like that... ???


As for me, I think I've settled on the following for my top five:

- Bespin Guard (black ethnicity)
- Chewbacca (Early Bird kit)
- Gungan Warrior (Fambaa set exclusive)
- Stormtrooper (Vintage OTC)
- Zutton (Blue Snaggletooth)
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Re: Saga Legends "2008 Fan's Choice" Discussion
« Reply #122 on: September 3, 2007, 10:10 PM »
Here's my 5 since I don't have any or those.

1. Graxol Kelvyyn (Watto's Box)
2. Gungan Warrior (Fambaa set exclusive)
3. Zutton (Blue Snaggletooth)
4. Han Solo (Vintage OTC)
5. Chewbacca (Early Bird kit)


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Re: Saga Legends "2008 Fan's Choice" Discussion
« Reply #123 on: September 4, 2007, 10:56 PM »
I think I read something about how the Yularen supporters were hoping that Hasbro would fix the pants to the correct color if he was re-released. 

Something about he should have Black pants or something like that... ???


Well, if they're going by the scene that Yularen appears in, how would anyone know?  He's only shot from the waist up.

The only other reasoning I could see as to why Yularen *MIGHT* have black trousers is some of the other Imperial Security Bureau officers that are seen on the Death Star.  There are some that you see walking around with white tunics and black trousers.

I still don't see that as a good reason why we should get a figure re-released after it was out only a year ago.
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Re: Saga Legends "2008 Fan's Choice" Discussion
« Reply #124 on: September 4, 2007, 11:16 PM »
I still support Wulf Yularen, he's probably my third favorite out of the five I'll be voting for.
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Re: Saga Legends "2008 Fan's Choice" Discussion
« Reply #125 on: September 5, 2007, 01:34 AM »
3. Chewbacca (Early Bird kit)
6. Coleman Trebor (Saga)
7. Colonel Wulf Yalaren (Death Star Briefing Room 2006 exclusive)
8. Commander Neyo (Treachery on Saleucami 2007 exclusive)
17. Stormtrooper (Vintage OTC)

I think this is my list...  Some of the troopers made it into my top 10 or so...  I'd buy more Shadow Troops and things if I was given the chance, but ultimately I figure I'd rather have more Neyo's only, and of course VOTC Stormtroopers should be out in the line I think.

Chewie and Coleman Trebor would be cool to have more of...

I kept Yularen in there because I'm really REALLY hoping they fix his pants.  If they decoed him in all white though, it's disappointing.  I'd love to see some black pants though instead.  THAT would be worth purchasing in my book.

I almost left the black bespin guard, but really I'd rather a new guard get made than see teh POTJ again.  The sculpt's great, but articulation's lacking and the open jacket is inaccurate to the films pretty much, so I'd like to see a new figure with slightly better articulation and of course the closed coat.  Multiple ethnicities (asian with mustache, black, and a white guys too), would be ideal.
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Re: Saga Legends "2008 Fan's Choice" Discussion
« Reply #126 on: September 5, 2007, 09:08 AM »
Here's my top 5:

Chewbacca (Early Bird)
Han Solo (VOTC)
Stormtrooper (VOTC)
Shadow Stormtrooper
Bespin Guard (Black ethnicity)

There are a few others I wouldn't mind seeing (Blue Snag and Graxol), but these 5 would be great.

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Re: Saga Legends "2008 Fan's Choice" Discussion
« Reply #127 on: September 7, 2007, 02:31 PM »
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Re: Saga Legends "2008 Fan's Choice" Discussion
« Reply #128 on: September 7, 2007, 02:46 PM »
Hmmm...don't see VOTC Han Solo on the list anymore, that's disappointing.  It looks like he's been replaced by R3-A2, which is a good choice as well, but I'd really like to see that Han at retail again - I'd like a couple more :).  Plus, it is basically the "best Han ever", and should be out in the basic line more frequently.

UPDATE: I was just listening to the Force.net's podcast, and Curto confirms on there that the Bespin Guard will be the previous release (not African American, but the regular version from the POTJ line).  Also, if Blue Snag makes the top 5, he will likely be packed with the bar "straight" piece and stool.
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Re: Saga Legends "2008 Fan's Choice" Discussion
« Reply #129 on: September 7, 2007, 03:46 PM »
Since R3 is back in, I guess he'll replace my vinty Han.  :-\  :D

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Re: Saga Legends "2008 Fan's Choice" Discussion
« Reply #130 on: September 7, 2007, 03:51 PM »
Hmmm...don't see VOTC Han Solo on the list anymore, that's disappointing.  It looks like he's been replaced by R3-A2, which is a good choice as well, but I'd really like to see that Han at retail again

It's entirely possible that the reason they removed him is that he was slated to make it back to retail in some other way...


Also, if Blue Snag makes the top 5, he will likely be packed with the bar "straight" piece and stool.

That would be a nice bonus as Blue Snag is a relatively low-articulated figure.  Would be an easy way to get more bar pieces out there...


And, I guess I'm not surprised about the PotJ Bespin Dude.  I was interested if they were going to do an alternate head, but without a new head, he's a big time pass for me now.   :-\
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Re: Saga Legends "2008 Fan's Choice" Discussion
« Reply #131 on: September 7, 2007, 03:55 PM »
Hmmm...don't see VOTC Han Solo on the list anymore, that's disappointing.  It looks like he's been replaced by R3-A2, which is a good choice as well, but I'd really like to see that Han at retail again

It's entirely possible that the reason they removed him is that he was slated to make it back to retail in some other way...

Yeah, that's kind of what I'm hoping as well - since that seems to be the reason the other three were taken off the list.  Hopefully that's the reason why.  The Bespin Guard change is a little disappointing too, but I guess I'm not surprised since it wasn't originally released that way.  The changes definitely change my voting up though, as I'm guessing it does for some others - it will be curious to see what the final lineup is.  I'm just hoping it isn't all EU clones and Sio Bibble :P.

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Re: Saga Legends "2008 Fan's Choice" Discussion
« Reply #132 on: September 7, 2007, 06:11 PM »
Sounds to me like VOTC Han Solo might be slated for a re-release next year.  That's the only reason I can think of for why it might have been removed from the list.
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Re: Saga Legends "2008 Fan's Choice" Discussion
« Reply #133 on: September 7, 2007, 09:42 PM »
Here is the further clarification, straight from Hasbro:

There are TWO list changes from last week.  The major one is the removal of Han Solo (VOTC) from eligibility because there is a high likelihood that he will be used in another set and will not be available.  Instead, the next highest-rated figure, R3-A2 from the Battle of Hoth mullti-pack.  The Bespin Guard listing has been corrected - it is not possible to vote for "black ethnicity" since no such figure was released.  Instead, the listing will be corrected to say "Bespin Guard (Power of the Jedi)"

Voting will run for 14 days and the top 5 vote-getters will be used as the final wave of Saga Legends.
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Re: Saga Legends "2008 Fan's Choice" Discussion
« Reply #134 on: September 7, 2007, 09:52 PM »
I'm glad they included the R3 because that is a great figure and one people should get another crack at.  I really hope Chewie places.  I would buy LOADS of him.   :)