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Defender Wishlists 2012 Discussion
« on: January 30, 2012, 05:08 PM »
Hey all...Toy Fair is right around the corner and with it (hopefully) a new round of confirmations.  I have started updating my spreadsheet today and we'll kick off voting in a couple of weeks.

I have all of our votes back to 2004...want to hear something cool (I'll use 2005 in this since we didn't vote for ROTS in 2004)

2005 Votes

TPM
Unique Characters Voted For  46
Number Made since 2004 24
% Made =  52%
Top Ten Made = 8/10 (Tey How and Kitster/Wald)

AOTC
Unique Characters Voted For  25
Number Made since 2004 11
% Made =  44%
Top Ten Made = 6/10 (Cliegg Lars, Jocasta Nu, Padme Rainbow Gown and Toonbuck Toora)

ROTS
Unique Characters Voted For  40
Number Made since 2004 30
% Made =  75%
Top Ten Made = 9/10 (Padme Buns)

ANH
Unique Characters Voted For  47
Number Made since 2004 36
% Made =  77%
Top Ten Made = 9/10 (Tonnika Sisters)

ESB
Unique Characters Voted For  39
Number Made since 2004 32
% Made =  82%
Top Ten Made = 9/10 (Torryn Farr)

ROTJ
Unique Characters Voted For  43
Number Made since 2004 35
% Made =  81%
Top Ten Made = 8/10 (Sgt Doallyn and Sim Aloo)

Some of those OT numbers are absolutely shocking...8 out of 10 of everyones list has been made in some shape or form since then.  So, for a long time, they have been really listening to what we want.

Another thing I noticed...this last year  has been the first year where there has not been lots and lots of stuff taken off the list.  In fact, with the recent confirmation of the Vintage Nikto, outside of TPM where we got lots and lots and lots of stuff there were 0 confirmations of any other Top 10 vote getters. That is really sad and really telling of where things are at...hopefully Toyfiar brings us something to wish for anew, otherwise this might be a boring year of wishlists :-\

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Re: Defender Wishlists 2012 Discussion
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2012, 08:11 PM »
It's kind of clearly at a point where, what one wishes for is getting difficult.  It's branching out into obscurity and stuff...  I'm really down to more resculpts than new I know, and less PT than ever and more OT than ever.  Or EU.
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Re: Defender Wishlists 2012 Discussion
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012, 08:40 PM »
Just looking through my own votes from last year, I got a few figures from my own wishlists confirmed:

EPISODE I:  3/10
1 - Queen Amidala - Post Senate
3 - Naboo Royal Guard
9 - Mawhonic


EPISODE II:  0/10


CLONE WARS:  3/10
Seperatist Spider Assassin Droid
Chewbacca
Even Piell


EPISODE III:  0/10


EPISODE IV:  0/10


EPISODE V:  0/10


EPISODE VI:  0/10


EXPANDED UNIVERSE:  0/10



So I did well on Episode I & Clone Wars, but got a big goose egg on everything else.  ::)
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Re: Defender Wishlists 2012 Discussion
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2012, 08:59 PM »
Yeah, we've sort of discussed it on here before, but we're really reaching the bottom for a lot of the choices anymore.  I'm sort of like Jesse, where I'm more up for resculpts in many cases - and finishing out the whole "modern versions of the vintage lineup" thing.  I'm always up for new characters as well, but tend to lean more towards the OT now as well.  For all the complaints the line gets from time to time, when you step back to look at it, we've really gotten a heck of a lot of characters (many that I wouldn't have dreamed we would get) throughout the course of the line.  I know I have to often look at a number of other people's lists to remember all the options left, otherwise I don't think I could come up with 10 from each movie.

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Re: Defender Wishlists 2012 Discussion
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2012, 09:42 PM »
I can't honestly think of a new PT character I'd care about, at all.  Not one.

I can think of some obscure background stuff from Jabba's palace or the Cantina, some "troopers" like the Echo Base Technians/Taun Taun wranlgers, or whatnot...  But yeah, I'm kind of figured out.  Truly "new" is not easy to come up with now.
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Re: Defender Wishlists 2012 Discussion
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2012, 11:00 PM »
only 3 more of Episode 1 on my list Padme (Handmaiden), R5-X2, Trade Federation PK Droids   :)
 
 
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Re: Defender Wishlists 2012 Discussion
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2012, 11:01 PM »
I am still in the process of convincing myself that I am OT only but I'd still like to see a Cliegg Lars and Palpatine Office Duel but there really isn't much else...

OT wise I'd love the three or four Vintage updates and a complete Jabba and Cantina scene.  One thing I've been thinking of is why there never was a SW club like Joe  has...perfect for figs like Fozec, Garouf and Yerka Mig

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Re: Defender Wishlists 2012 Discussion
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2012, 10:48 AM »
episode 1, we really need new sculpts for Panaka and Jar Jar.  Last I knew we will be getting a Vintage version of Jar Jar this year.  Otherwise AOTC I can't think of anything I would need/love to have.  ROTS, get me a Merumeru and new Tarful and I would be happy.

As for OT?  I would take anything Ewok or Jabba related Hasbro will throw at me.  TV Movie Ewoks would be awesome too.  Where is Chukha Trok?!?!?

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Re: Defender Wishlists 2012 Discussion
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2012, 10:52 AM »
Where is Chukha Trok?!?!?

I really hope they found a home for the Ewok Multi-Pack(s) they have hinted at for a few years...Kneesa, Lumat, Chukha Trok, Wompus etc, and they announce it at Toy Fair

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Re: Defender Wishlists 2012 Discussion
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2012, 10:53 PM »
I'm not OT only yet Scott, but I'm definnitely down to resculpt only on the PT.  Office Duel Palpy would be up there for me too, probably #1 PT figure I want.
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Re: Defender Wishlists 2012 Discussion
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2012, 10:53 PM »
Looking at  the TPM wishlists for ideas for my list...  who or what is an "Aerrley Rue"? ???
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Re: Defender Wishlists 2012 Discussion
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2012, 10:56 PM »
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Aehrrley_Rue

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Re: Defender Wishlists 2012 Discussion
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2012, 10:58 PM »
Ah, I was missing an H in my websearching... thanks Scott!
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Re: Defender Wishlists 2012 Discussion
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2012, 08:31 AM »
I know that Podracing Ani and C-3PO are out this year, but aren't they just repacks of the E1 sculpt? If it's not, then I'll change my vote.
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Re: Defender Wishlists 2012 Discussion
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2012, 01:23 PM »
I know that Podracing Ani and C-3PO are out this year, but aren't they just repacks of the E1 sculpt? If it's not, then I'll change my vote.
Yes the ones in the battlepack are just repaints. The Anakin in MH line is new but it actually has less articulation than the last one we got in 2000.