Holy bajeezus! We're going to be getting a General Dodonna and
a Captain Antilles
! That is unbelievably awesome - especially for us "old schoolers"! I think it was an incredibly cool move on Hasbro's part to decide to issue both of these ANH Rebels, even though technically Antilles won by 9 votes.If
there indeed were some type of voting irregularities, which I still contend was likely the case despite Hasbro's explanation, all I've got to say is GOOD JOB to the fella who calculated out a virtual TIE, and I wish you all the best in future polls as well. I saw someone mention this elsewhere - perhaps next time we can get a five way tie at 20% each and get ALL 5 of the choices!
If the poll was legit, then a big high five to all of the fellow fans and collectors out there who caused this "miracle of figure birth" to come about! Though I wanted Dodonna to win and voted for him, I really wanted both of these figures to be made, so I'm in heaven right now!
The question is whether they'll be released together in a 2-pack, or on separate cards. I tend to think that Hasbro might find a way of putting them in a "Rebel Heroes" 2-pack, just to keep the "Fan Choice Figure(s)" award label in one place. And just as an FYI, these two characters wear virtually identical outfits in ANH, other than their coats and helmet, so there shouldn't be any RFT rehashes here.
I'm curious which coat Dodonna will come with - the long trenchcoat from the end ceremony scene, or the more regular looking flight jacket that he's got on throughout the final battle scene (don't recall which he was wearing in the planning scene). I'd prefer the trenchcoat myself, especially since it will differentiate him a little more from the Antilles figure.
Well, however the whole thing went down, I'm one happy dude 'cause I got the best of both worlds! Unfortunately, now we've got to play the waiting game for well over a year before we get these two, but I suppose I can be patient. At least we'll get that cool looking Concept Stormtrooper in the meantime to tide us over...