This is really tough...
-Best Figure... I'm at such a loss on this one because the figures almost all had huge qualities, and minor flaws. Since I'm biased, I'm going with a tie between the Echo Base Trooper and Rebel Fleet Trooper though (would it have been any other way for me?)
They both have what I consider one major drawback, and basically some minor flaws, but otherwise were pretty perfect figures.
The Echo Base Rebel's only drawback to me was his lack of a removable hat... Having Hasbro prove they can do not one, not two, but three functional and aesthetically pleasing removable Hoth Hats, and then to just not do one on this figure, kind of blew. the sculpt was outstanding though, articulation is good as always, the paint aps were nice, and the character was LONG overdue... One could bitch up a storm about price and availability, but both could be said for many (or every) figure.
The Rebel Fleet Trooper is my guilty pleasure, and so I had to list him. The sculpt's outstanding, and besides his lack of a holster, he's pretty much perfect. Hasbro went overboard on accessories, to the point I wish a couple were left out for the f'n holster, but his articulation was great, sculpt was sharp, paint aps were great... Again, minor gripes and then one one "biggie" in his lack of a holster. In viewing the Blu Rays, it's pretty clear that these guys almost all had holsters at both Yavin IV and on the Tantive IV. Oh well.
-Runner Up Figure... Zam Wessel... Long overdue, great sculpt... Other than her hair color being "off", I liked this one a lot and happily bought several of a figure just to display her in a variety of ways.
-Best Vehicle... I didn't buy any vehicles this year, but I'd go with the Clone Cannon ultimately. It has play features galore ultimately, it utlizies the "kids love Clones" mantra, and it's nice to see something less vehicle,a nd more fixed artillery. They're a rarity ultimately.
-Runner Up Vehicle... Nothing. I really felt Hasbro dropped it on vehicles this year. I'd have rebought the Snowspeeder with a better deco, and I'd have rebought the V-19 with a new deco... In general, decoes are non-existant on 90% of the Star Wars vehicles, so just getting a paint variation is welcomed... Hell, even if it's just dirtying up the "clean" decoed ship, I'd probably rebuy it.
-Best Exclusive... This one was tougher. I have to go with a late-comer to the party though,a nd something I guess Hasbro wasn't really involved with, in the Starspeeder 1000. To me, it was a kick in Hasbro's sack, telling them what they need to start doing more of with what they make. A decent price on a big ship, with tons of play features. How that Republic Shuttle was priced so much more is beyond me because the Starspeeder is twice the toy at a lower price, and a piece only sold at a couple friggin' places on the planet! Hasbro, you got some splainin' to do.
-Runner-Up Exclusive... Search For Luke. $25 for 2 figures and a sweet Taun Taun? Plus they get you that cool little phantom accessory? The saddest thing about it all was the $25 Taun-Taun next to it with, well, nothing.
-Best Multipack... Attack on the Cornet. It's an exclusive too, but I considered it more "figures" and less a set like the Search for Luke set. To me, this was the best one of the year, and the only one I considered purchasing even. All Battlepacks were basically a waste, and this was all I was interested in.
I cheated some by throwing in runner-ups but I wanted to at least point out some cool stuff I thought about other things that didn't make the cut.
In general though, I have to say, I'm kind of down on Star Wars collecting these days... I look around at what Lego does, or Sideshow, and I just feel they deliver you more value for the price. I feel Star Wars is in a weird place with Hasbro right now, and that's a big reason we're seeing a line shift to "action featurey" stuff. Sure there's the collector line, but the collector line had issues this year that far transcend perceived distribution issues. There's a lot more going on there that highlighted problems within the line's current direction.
IMO if it doesn't change in 2012, there may be major shifts in the line in some form or another. At this point though, I just sometimes don't get the thrill about this that I once did. I'm not interested like I used to be. Maybe it's because the RFT is here that I wanted and now I don't care? Regardless though, I'm disappointed in the hobby in general right now, and I don't foresee a big rebound for my feelings about collecting anytime soon. Unless something really cool/positive happens for collectors here, pretty soon.