It's really interesting to see the wide variety of choices in the poll so far:
1) Figures never on a basic card before from more expensive sets (Blue Snag, R3-A2, Zev, Wulf, EB Chewie, Paploo, etc.)
2) Army builders (VOTC Stormie, Biker Scout, Clones, etc.)
3) Hard to find figures (Sio, POTC, Ephant, etc.)
4) Pegwarmers "that I just never bought before" (the only poor choices in the lists, IMO)
As for me, I have plenty of every figure ever made on a basic card, so I have no need whatsoever for any more of those. What primarily interests me, however, is getting "new" carded Legends
figures that weren't ever available on basic cards before, whether they were in more expensive multi-packs (Blue Snag, R3-A2, Evazan, Wulf, EB Chewie
, etc.), vehicle pack-ins (Zev, Dagobah Luke
), or boxed/deluxe figures (Oola, Muftak, Amanaman
). In fact, those are my 10 choices right there, which unfortunately left no room for the OT army builders in the Tin sets that I'd also like to get a few more of for cheap.
But with the exception of #4 above, I can certainly understand and appreciate everyone's reasoning in their picks, whether they're trying to track down older, expensive HTF figures, or build up their armies some more, or just get some "all-new" carded figures that were formerly packed into older sets. I definitely don't expect everyone to have the same tastes as me though, especially those who open all their figures and don't give a crap about adding a "new" carded figure to their collection. But questioning people wanting to get former $20 - $45 exclusive pack-in figures for around $7 seems a bit odd to me, since many openers and
carded collectors alike would dig getting many of those types of older figures on a $6-7 card for the first time ever. FYI: Loose blue Snaggletooths from the K-mart Cantina set have been ending between $7 to $11 on eBay over the past few weeks (boxed ones are even more). Add the ridiculous customary $5 shipping, and you're looking at a pretty good deal if you got one carded for just $7 in the Legends
Considering the high volume of re-releases Hasbro has pumped into their line in recent years though, hopefully they'll take a few additional hints out of these polls beyond just the 5 to 6 figures that win the Legends
poll, and mix some more of these (intelligent) ideas into the basic carded line later on in the future.
EDIT: I guess I'll throw some visual lobbying in here as well, since the clear-domed R3-A2
from TRU's Hoth multi-pack isn't a household name like some of the other contestants: