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Defender Wishlists 2010: The Empire Strikes Back
« on: May 28, 2010, 10:38 AM »


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 2010, 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)!

Defender Wishlists 2009: The Empire Strikes Back




#01 Hoth Rebel Soldier (Echo Base)
#02 Han Solo (Bespin Super Articulated Resculpt) Confirmed 2011
#03 Torryn Farr
#04 Bespin Guard (Super Articulated Resculpt) Confirmed 2009
#05 Princess Leia (Hoth Super Articulated Resculpt) Confirmed 2010
#06 Dak Ralter (Super Articulated Resculpt) Confirmed 2010
#07 Luke Skywalker (Hoth Super Articulated Resculpt)
#08 Wedge Antilles (Snowspeeder Super Articulated Resculpt)
#09 Captain Piett (Super Articulated Resculpt)
#10 Lt Sheckil

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Re: Defender Wishlists 2010: The Empire Strikes Back
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2010, 11:00 AM »
1. Cal Alder/Echo Base Hoth Rebel
2. Toryn Farr
3. Wedge Antilles (Snowspeeder Pilot)
4. Luke Skywalker (Hoth)
5. Captain Piett
6. white IG-88
7. Obi-Wan (Hoth Spirit)
8. Lieutenant Ardan (Executor Bridge Crewman)
9. Treva Horme
10. Han Solo (Bespin)
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Re: Defender Wishlists 2010: The Empire Strikes Back
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2010, 11:06 AM »
5 of 10! I'm finding this one's starting to scrape the barrel after some updates on major characters and Hoth background characters.

1. Wedge Antilles (Snowspeeder Pilot, Removable Helmet, Balaclava)
2. Luke Skywalker (Hoth)
3. Tauntaun Handler
4. Torryn Farr
5. Cal Alder/Hoth Rebel Trooper (Echo Base with swappable heads)
6. Han Solo (Bespin)
7. White IG-88
8. Lt. Sheckil
9. Luke Skywalker (Battle-damaged, torn Bespin fatigues)
10. Captain/Admiral Piett (with swappable rank badges)
« Last Edit: May 28, 2010, 11:06 AM by P-Siddy »

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Re: Defender Wishlists 2010: The Empire Strikes Back
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2010, 12:01 PM »
Even though Han Bespin is my most wanted since he is confirmed I will not add him to my list.

1. Luke Skywalker (Hoth)
2. Leia Bespin Gown
3. SA Lando Bespin with Removable Cape
4. Brown Vest Echo Base Hoth Rebel
5. Captain Piett
6. Luke Skywalker (SA, Dagobah Training)
7. White IG-88
8. Hooded Spirit Ben Kenobi
9. Toryn Farr
10. A real Black Bespin Guard with the Mustache (The one who was behind Lando when the Falcon Landed)
« Last Edit: May 28, 2010, 03:17 PM by JACKOFTRADZE »
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Re: Defender Wishlists 2010: The Empire Strikes Back
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2010, 12:15 PM »
Han Bespin is also my most wanted resculpt, but I'll keep him off my list (even though he's been on every one of my resculpt/ESB lists for the past several years)

1. Hoth Rebel soldier (alternate headsculpt with rifle)
2. Captain Piett
3. Toryn Farr
4. Luke Skywalker (SA, Hoth)
5. Luke Skywalker (SA, Dagobah Training)
6. Bespin Guard (One more headsculpt, for variety)
7. 2-1B (the ROTS one is not ESB accurate)
8. Obi-Wan spirit (done like the spirit of Anakin from a few years ago)
9. Pre-Carbon Freeze Han Solo, with new Carbonite Block
10. New Imperial Probe Droid (SA)
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Re: Defender Wishlists 2010: The Empire Strikes Back
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2010, 12:32 PM »
Two years in a row I got 4!

#01 Hoth Rebel Soldier (Echo Base troop garb)
#02 Captain Piett
#03 Luke Skywalker (Hoth) SA
#04 IG-88 White
#05 Obi-Wan (Spirit Hoth)
#06 Wedge Antilles Zev Style
#07 Lando Calrissian SA Resculpt with removable cape
#08 Lee Phenets
#09 Wiorkettle
#10 Treva Horme

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Re: Defender Wishlists 2010: The Empire Strikes Back
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2010, 01:56 PM »
1. Captain/Admiral Piett
2. Snowspeeder Wedge
3. Luke Hoth Gear
4. WhIteG-88
5. Yoda (SA, properly sized head, PROPER ESB COLORS)
6. Bespin Lando resculpt (new arms, new head, removable cape)
7. Toryn Farr
8. Lt. Sheckil
9. Wampa (SA resculpt)
10. Dagobah Luke (SA with jacket from when he pouts because he can't lift the X-Wing)

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Re: Defender Wishlists 2010: The Empire Strikes Back
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2010, 02:30 PM »
SA Cliff Clavin
SA Bespin gown Leia
SA Hoth Luke
SA Brown vest Hoth Rebel trooper
SA Hoth Wedge
SA Yoda with soft goods
SA Lando with soft goods cape
White IG 88
SA Hoth Commander white like vintage
SA Han with carbonite block

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Re: Defender Wishlists 2010: The Empire Strikes Back
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2010, 02:55 PM »
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:

1.Torryn Farr
2.Treva Horme
3.Wiorkettle
4.Lt. Sheckil
5.Lee Phenets (Human Ugnaught)
6.Tian chyler (female bespin citizen)
7.Albino IG-88
8.White, silver, and maroon R5 unit (Echobase)
9.R3-P5/yellow & grey astro (Echobase Control room)
10.Yellow & Black R2 unit (Echobase hangar)


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Re: Defender Wishlists 2010: The Empire Strikes Back
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2010, 03:44 PM »
ESB is a bore. I couldnt come up with 10 figures I actually want either.

1. Wampa
2. Taun Taun
3. Rebel Soldier
4. Toryn Farr
5. Wiorkettle
6. Treva Horme
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Re: Defender Wishlists 2010: The Empire Strikes Back
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2010, 04:43 PM »
1. Wedge Antilles Snow Speeder
2. Hoth Rebel Soldier (Echo Base)
3. Toyrn Farr
4. Snowtrooper Officer
5. Any unmade Echo Base Astro Mech
6. Hoth Luke
7. Bespin Han

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Re: Defender Wishlists 2010: The Empire Strikes Back
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2010, 05:15 PM »
I wound up doing okay with some of my choices from last year.  Three figures got knocked off of my own list:  Hoth Leia, Dack Ralter & the Bespin Guard.



-Hoth Spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi



-Wedge Antilles - Snowspeeder Pilot gear



-Hoth Rebel Trooper (Echo Base) - Super-articulated  



-Toryn Farr



-Han Solo - Bespin gear



-Han Solo - pre-carbonite w/ block




-Treva Horme



-Wiorkettle



-Lt. Sheckil



-Asteroid Victim Imperial Officer



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Re: Defender Wishlists 2010: The Empire Strikes Back
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2010, 10:26 AM »
1. Lt. Sheckil
2. Toryn Farr
3. Han Solo Carbonite
4. Wampa
5. Probe Droid
6. Snow Trooper Lieutenant
7. Yoda
8. Spirit Obi-Wan
9. Lando
10. Bad skin Ugnaught

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Re: Defender Wishlists 2010: The Empire Strikes Back
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2010, 12:57 PM »
Woo-hoo!  I was 5 out of 10 last year! :)

01.  SA Luke Skywalker in Hoth Gear
02.  SA Han Solo in Bespin Fatigues
03.  SA Admiral Piett (resculpt)
04.  Imperial Probe Droid (new sculpt)
05.  Spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi (TLC ANH Obi-Wan done 30AC Spirit Anakin style)
06.  SA Han Solo (Bespin Prisoner) with Carbonite Block
07.  SA Hoth Rebel Trooper (Brown Vest)
08.  SA Yoda
09.  SA Lando Calrissian (new arms on the vintage version, at least, with a removable cape)
10.  SA Wedge Antilles (Snowspeeder Pilot Gear)

While Empire's my favorite film, there really isn't a lot left to do, so I went with doing already-existing stuff better.  :)

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Re: Defender Wishlists 2010: The Empire Strikes Back
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2010, 02:32 PM »
1. SA Cal Alder/Echo Base Hoth Rebel
2. SA Toryn Farr
3. SA Wedge Antilles (Snowspeeder Pilot)
4. SA Luke Skywalker (Hoth)
5. SA Captain Piett
6. SA Yoda Resculpt
7. SA Obi-Wan (Hoth Spirit)
8. SA Lieutenant Ardan (Executor Bridge Crewman)
9. SA Dagobah Luke Resculpt
10. SA Lando Bespin Resculpt

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