Jedi Defender.... I love the polls you run every spring leading up to ComicCon... but in the case of ESB, at this late date the format of your polling begins to suffer. Truth be told, ESB has been thoroughly
covered by Kenner?Hasbro.
Being a collector who typically favors new releases far more than resculpts, I fear your poll format--in the case of ESB at least (probably ROTS also)--tends to favor resculpts simply because there is so little left to do.
Seriously, I couldnt actually come up with ten new releases for ESB. The R2 units I listed below? Im not sure they were even in the move--but someone else voted for them a year ag0--and since Im always interested in new droids I listed them. But the point is: there are virtually no meaningful new releases left for ESB (and again, ROTS is almost there too).
For this reason, I wonder if in future years you may want to consider changing the categories. Instead of voting by movie, perhaps by army builders, and aliens, and droids, etc. Or something like that.
I recognize Hasbro tends to release in movie based waves... but perhaps a major fan site like yourselves mixing things up might lead to Hasbro eventually doing the same.
Guaranteeing ten slots in the final voting to ESB guarantees too many rescupts in the mix over new releases. And this, I fear, may further alter Hasbros perspective on what many collectors want.
In my case--that is NOT resculpts.
Anyway... consider yourselves 2 cents richer. Here are my votes:
And I'm going to respectfully disagree that most collectors want just all new figures.
#1 For a while now, Hasbro has done themed waves
#2 Most of the resculpts being voted for are very much needed updates of POTF2 era figures
#3 Past uber wishlist results have consistently put a lot of OT resculpts at the top of the lists, take the top 10 of last years Tournament of Champions:
6 of the top 10 are resculpts.
I personally would much rather have a new ultimate Han Bespin or Hoth Luke over pretty much every character that was on any of the PT lists
#4 Coming up next is ROTJ a film chock full of unmade stuff...that list will be chock full of resculpts mainly because of the reasons stated above