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Re: Toyfare 2009 Fan's Choice Voting
« Reply #150 on: January 14, 2010, 09:21 PM »
2011 Rebel Fleet Trooper Gets My Seal Of Approval!  But Where's The Friggin' Holster On Him!?
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Re: Toyfare 2009 Fan's Choice Voting
« Reply #151 on: January 15, 2010, 07:19 AM »
Aha! The winner is all D&D aesthetics given a sc-fi nip and tuck - but people like her and to them i say "Well done sir!" (as i repeatedly bash my head against the net book.)  :)

Edit - even if people have voted for OT instead of EU they are still voting outside bets eg Evazan and Vimdin lower than Flyhead.

Best way to understand the poll.
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Re: Toyfare 2009 Fan's Choice Voting
« Reply #152 on: January 17, 2010, 12:41 AM »
Especially Tzizvvt, which I think was the biggest waste of poll space and should never even appear on Hasbro's radar.

Speak for yourself.  I love the fact Tzizvvt made it and I'd prefer ANY Cantina Alien, even the most obscure, "only in the photo stills/holiday special and not actually in the movie" type ones over any video game character, prequel queen, handmaiden, or Jedi librarian types.  Different strokes for different folks and all that I guess.     :)

Agreed. Any OT, even crap like Willrow Hood is better than Jaxxon. Good think I'm not a completist, if that **** get's made I'll skip it on clearance.

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Re: Toyfare 2009 Fan's Choice Voting
« Reply #153 on: January 18, 2010, 02:03 AM »
Them's fightin' words 'round these parts.
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Re: Toyfare 2009 Fan's Choice Voting
« Reply #154 on: January 18, 2010, 01:18 PM »
Agreed. Any OT, even crap like Willrow Hood is better than Jaxxon. Good think I'm not a completist, if that **** get's made I'll skip it on clearance.

Crap?  I will take a character who was actually on screen and has a fun fan-based back story to his character over some goofy rabbit any day of the week and twice on Sundays.   >:(  Even if you don't like the figure/character, it's great to see Hasbro going all out to support the collectors on something like this versus some arbitrary poll with no safeguards for tampering.
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Re: Toyfare 2009 Fan's Choice Voting
« Reply #155 on: January 18, 2010, 01:20 PM »
Even if you don't like the figure/character, it's great to see Hasbro begrudgingly going all out to support the collectors on something like this versus some arbitrary poll with no safeguards for tampering.

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Re: Toyfare 2009 Fan's Choice Voting
« Reply #156 on: January 20, 2010, 09:42 AM »
Even if you don't like the figure/character, it's great to see Hasbro begrudgingly going all out to support the collectors on something like this versus some arbitrary poll with no safeguards for tampering.

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Re: Toyfare 2009 Fan's Choice Voting
« Reply #157 on: January 28, 2011, 03:15 PM »
In the spirit of "who did we get from poll X results?", it's time for an update...

Done (0 of 30):
- none-

Planned for 2011 (6 of 30):
1) Bastila Shan 10.6%
10) Bariss Offee 3.5%
11) Weequay Skiff Master  3.5%
16) Rebel Fleet Trooper  2.4%
17) Bom Vimdin  2.4%
28) Dr. Evazan  1%

Yet to be Made (24 of 30):
2) Jocasta Nu 10%
3) Darth Caedus  8%
4) Darth Plageuis  7.9%
5) Jaxxon  4%
6) Admiral Pellaeon  3.7%
7) Dash Rendar  3.7%
8 ) Guri  3.6%
9) Dorme  3.5%
12) Tzizvvt  2.9%
13) Kittster and Wald 2.8%
14) Toryn Farr  2.6%
15) Cane Adiss  2.4%
18) Cliegg Lars  2.3%
19) Joruus C’Baoth  2.3%
20) Grand Moff Torkin  2.1%
21) Ben-Quadinaros  2.1%
22) Darth Sidious  1.9%
23) Queen Apailana  1.8%
24) Tey How  1.8%
25) Sim Aloo  1.7%
26) Sgt. Doallyn  1.5%
27) Taym Dren-Garen  1.3%
29) Corde  0.8%
30) Queen Jamilla  0.7%


So, 6 planned for 2011 and 24 yet to go... of course, it should be noted that quite a few of those remaining 24 have been rumored for 2011/12 as well (Tarkin, Toryn, Quadrinaros, Kister/Wald).
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Re: Toyfare 2009 Fan's Choice Voting
« Reply #158 on: March 1, 2011, 09:57 PM »
I'd like someone to ask Hasbro what their plans are with this...took a while to even get the stuff we are getting this year and they don't seem too hip on the rest.

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Re: Toyfare 2009 Fan's Choice Voting
« Reply #159 on: August 9, 2023, 11:29 AM »
Something about the fan interaction with Hasbro in the current Haslab campaign jogged my memory about the past Fan Choice Figure Polls.  And it's interesting to see where we are now with all of the characters that were candidates in the polls over the years.  Copying my previous work and elaborating a bit here:



Fan's Choice Figure Poll #1 - 2000
The Contestants
Ellors Madak - Duros - A New Hope POLL WINNER! - POWER OF THE JEDI - 2001
Amanaman - Return Of The Jedi
Bom Vimdim - A New Hope
Eeth Koth - The Phantom Menace, Attack Of The Clones
Teemto Pagalies - The Phantom Menace

ANALYSIS - As you can see, Ellors Madak was the winner.  He was issued as part of the Power Of The Jedi line.  This was actually one of the first figures to feature a functional weapon holster.

The other contestant actually fared pretty well:
-Eeth Koth - POWER OF THE JEDI - 2001
-Teemto Pagalies - SAGA - 2002
-Amanaman - POWER OF THE JEDI deluxe figure & Fan's Choice Figure Poll # 2 winner - 2001
-Bom Vimdim - THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 1.0 - 2011



Fan's Choice Figure Poll #2 - 2001
The Contestants
Amanaman - Return Of The Jedi WINNER! - POWER OF THE JEDI deluxe figure - 2001

Yarael Poof - The Phantom Menace
Major Bren Derlin - The Empire Strikes Back
Admiral Ozzel - The Empire Strikes Back
Ben Quadrinaros - The Phantom Menace

ANALYSIS - The second round of the Fan's Choice Poll was very much a reactionary response to the first poll.  Rumors of hacking the first time around were rampant, especially with Amanaman having a late surge in votes.  That may have given Amanaman an edge going into this round of voting, and he came out the victor in the second poll.  However, Amanaman was a little too large for a basic figure card, and was issued as part of Power Of The Jedi's Deluxe figure line.

Here's how the others performed over time:
-Yarael Poof - SAGA - Jedi Council #2 3-pack - 2003
-Major Bren Derlin - THE SAGA COLLECTION - 2006
-Admiral Ozzel - SAGA - 2004
-Ben Quadrinaros - THE VINTAGE COLLECTION - 2012





Fan's Choice Figure Poll #3 - 2001
The Contestants
Ephant Mon - Return Of The Jedi - WINNER - SAGA 2002!

General Carlist Riekkan - The Empire Strikes Back
R1-G4 - A New Hope
Twi'lek Masseuse - The Phantom Menace
Even Piell - The Phantom Menace, Attack Of The Clones

ANALYSIS - Ephant Mon came out the winner this time, although this poll was once again mired with accusations of hacking.  Votes mysteriously kept going to the Twi'lek masseuse much to the chagrin of many a fanboy.  Ephant Mon eventually came out as part of the SAGA line's basic figure assortment in 2002.  It "weighed in" as quite possibly the heaviest basic figure to ever be part of the line.  It was also probably among the most HTF figures in the SAGA line, but also in the history of the Fan's Choice Poll.  Word is that Hasbro actually took a loss on producing this figure.  As for the other candidates?

General Carlist Riekkan - SAGA Ultra Figure - 2004
R1-G4 - SAGA - 2004
Twi'lek Masseuse - The Phantom Menace - NEVER PRODUCED!
Even Piell - SAGA Jedi Council 3-pack # 1 - 2003





Fan's Choice Figure Poll #4 - 2002
The Contestants
McQuarrie concept Stormtrooper - WINNER - SAGA 2003
Imperial Dignitary - Return Of The Jedi
General Carlist Riekkan - The Empire Strikes Back
Captain Nym - The Battle For Naboo video game
Rebel Commando in Scout Trooper disguise - Return Of The Jedi

ANALYSIS - The Ralph McQuarrie concept Stormtrooper was the winner this time around.  His victory was a first for Star Wars figures, being the first figure to be based off concept sketches and not having appeared in the movies or TV shows.  This figure was issued as part of the SAGA line during the gold card phase.  Two variations of this figure exist, with one having the lightsaber held high, and the other with the lightsaber held low.  Here's how everyone else fared:

Imperial Dignitary - SAGA - 2003
General Carlist Riekkan - SAGA Ultra Figure - 2004
Captain Nym - The Battle For Naboo video game - NEVER PRODUCED
Rebel Commando in Scout Trooper disguise - LEGACY COLLECTION - 2008, THE VINTAGE COLLECTION - 2023





Fan's Choice Figure Poll #5 - 2003
The Contestants
Captain Antilles - A New Hope - CO-WINNER - SAGA - 2004
General Jan Dodonna - A New Hope - CO-WINNER - SAGA - 2004

Rabe - The Phantom Menace
Yarua - The Phantom Menace
Ben Quadrinaros - The Phantom Menace

ANALYSIS - On this occassion the voting was so close that Hasbro deemed that both Captain Antilles and General Dodonna were co-winners.  However it was only Captain Antilles that bore the Fan's Choice winner designation on the packaging.  Both of these figures were issued on the SAGA gold cards.  As for the others:

Rabe - Post-OTC - 2005
Yarua - Post-OTC - 2005
Ben Quadrinaros - THE VINTAGE COLLECTION - 2012




Fan's Choice Figure Poll #6 - 2006
This poll was conducted in partnership with ToyFare magazine.  Fan Sites were polled for their selections, and then the voting was conducted in a partnership between the Star Wars official site, Hasbro and ToyFare.  The contestants:

-Quinlan Vos - CO-WINNER
-Darth Revan - CO-WINNER
-Yarna D'al Gargan
-Darth Nihilus
-Bastila Shan
-Clone Commander* (Battlefront - Actually the ROTS Galactic Marine)
-HK-47
-Willrow Hood
-Hermi Odle
-Mara Jade Skywalker
-Commander Neyo
-Darth Malak
-Padme Amidala (Funeral)
-Corran Horn
-Luke Skywalker (Heir to the Empire?)
-Padme Amidala (Clone Wars)
-Kyle Katarn
-Exar Kun
-Padme Amidala II (black dinner dress)
-Nom Anor
-Kir Kanos*
-Darth Maul (Training?)
-Jaina Solo
-Anakin Solo
-Jacen Solo

ANALYSIS - Quinlan Vos was technically the winner of the poll, but had already been in the works.  Darth Revan was the runner-up, and in light of Hasbro's plans to release Vos anyway they deemed Darth Revan the winner.  This is how things went for all of the candidates:

-Quinlan Vos - CO-WINNER - 30AC COMIC PACK, LEGACY COLLECTION COMIC PACK, THE VINTAGE COLLECTION
-Darth Revan - CO-WINNER - 30th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION - 2007
-Yarna D'al Gargan - LEGACY COLLECTION - 2008
-Darth Nihilus - THE LEGACY COLLECTION - 2009
-Bastila Shan - THE VINTAGE COLLECTION - 2011
-Clone Commander* (Battlefront - Actually the ROTS Galactic Marine) - 30th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION - 2007
-HK-47 - LEGACY COLLECTION B-A-D - 2008
-Willrow Hood - LEGACY COLLECTION - 2009
-Hermi Odle - 30th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION - 2007
-Mara Jade Skywalker - 3.75" BLACK SERIES - 2014
-Commander Neyo - 30th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION, 30AC SAGA LEGENDS, 3.75" BLACK SERIES - 2007, 2014
-Darth Malak - 30th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION - 2007
-Padme Amidala (Funeral) - NEVER PRODUCED
-Corran Horn - LEGACY COLLECTION Droid Factory 2-pack (X-Wing pilot) - 2009
-Luke Skywalker (Heir to the Empire?) - 30AC Comic 2-pack - 2007
-Padme Amidala (Clone Wars - Snowbunny) - 30AC Battle Pack -2007
-Kyle Katarn - LEGACY COLLECTION - Comic 2-pack - 2009
-Exar Kun - THE LEGACY COLLECTION - Comic 2-pack - 2009
-Padme Amidala II (black dinner dress) - 30th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION - 2007
-Nom Anor - THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 2012
-Kir Kanos - 30th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION - Comic 2-pack - 2007
-Darth Maul (Training?) - THE LEGACY COLLECTION - 2009
-Jaina Solo - THE LEGACY COLLECTION - 2009
-Anakin Solo - NEVER PRODUCED
-Jacen Solo - THE LEGACY COLLECTION - 2009






Fan's Choice Figure Poll #7 - Saga Legends - 2007
This poll asked the Star Wars collecting community to pick a number of existing figures for possible reissues in the 30th Anniversary Collection subline - SAGA LEGENDS.  Collecting sites were asked to conduct their own polls, and to submit their top ten figure reissue candidates to Hasbro.  Hasbro distilled that list down to 20 figures for the community to pick from.  Here were the contestants:

-ARC Trooper (red & blue versions) - CLONE WARS - 2003
-Bespin Guard (Cloud City Security) - POTJ - 2001
-Chewbacca (Early Bird kit) - THE SAGA COLLECTION - 2005
-Clone Trooper (Treachery on Saleucami) - 30AC - 2007
-Clone Trooper Pilot (w/ball turret) - SAGA - 2002
-Coleman Trebor - SAGA - 2003
-Colonel Wulf Yalaren (Death Star Briefing Room) - THE SAGA COLLECTION - 2006
-Commander Neyo (Treachery on Saleucami) - 30AC - 2007
-Covert Ops Clone Trooper - ROTS - 2005
-Ephant Mon - SAGA - 2002
-Graxol Kelvyyn (Watto's Box) - EPISODE I - 1999
-Gungan Warrior (Fambaa set exclusive) - EPISODE I - 1999
-Pablo-Jill - Post-OTC - 2005
-R3-A2 (The Battle of Hoth) - SAGA - 2003
-Shadow Stormtrooper - THE SAGA COLLECTION - 2006
-Sio Bibble - EPISODE I - 1999
-Stormtrooper (Vintage OTC) - VOTC - 2004
-Utapau Shadow Trooper - ROTS - 2005
-Zev Senesca (Snowspeeder Pilot) - THE SAGA COLLECTION -2006
-Zutton (Blue Snaggletooth) - OTC - 2004

WINNERS
-Shadow Stormtrooper
-Clone Commander Neyo
-Covert Ops Clone Trooper
-Utapau Shadow Trooper
-Zev Senesca

OTHERS - The Chewbacca in the poll has been reissued in a couple of later releases.  Some of the characters have seen later releases, but as new figures and not reissues of the contestants in this poll.





Fan's Choice Figure Poll #8 - 2009
This was the second Fan Choice Poll conducted in partnership with ToyFare / Wizard.  Here are the candidates:

-Admiral Pellaeon
-Bariss Offee
-Balista Shan -  WINNER!
-Ben Quadrinaros
-Bom Vimdin
-Cane Adiss
-Clieg Lars
-Cordé
-Darth Caedus
-Darth Plagueis
-Darth Sidious (Senate Duel)
-Dash Rendar
-Dormé
-Dr. Evazan
-Grand Moff Tarkin (A NEW HOPE)
-Guri (SOTE: Evolutions)
-Jaxxon
-Jocasta Nu
-Joruus C'Baoth
-Kister and Wald (2-Pack)
-Queen Apailana
-Queen Jamillia
-Rebel Fleet Trooper
-Sgt. Doallyn
-Sim Aloo
-Taym Dren-Garen
-Tey How
-Toryn Farr
-Tzizvvt
-Weequay Skiff Master

ANALYSIS - Bastila Shan took the top spot.  And many of these characters have been made since this poll ran in 2009.  Here's how that breaks down:

TOP 5 RANKED:
-Balista Shan -  WINNER - THE VINTAGE COLLECTION - 2011
-Jocasta Nu - THE VINTAGE COLLECTION - 2012
-Darth Caedus - NEVER PRODUCED
-Darth Plagueis - 3.75" BLACK SERIES - 2014
-Jaxxon - NEVER PRODUCED IN 3.75"

THE REMAINDER
-Admiral Pellaeon - NEVER PRODUCED
-Bariss Offee - THE VINTAGE COLLECTION - 2011
-Ben Quadrinaros - THE VINTAGE COLLECTION - 2012
-Bom Vimdin - THE VINTAGE COLLECTION - 2011
-Cane Adiss - NEVER PRODUCED
-Clieg Lars - NEVER PRODUCED
-Cordé - NEVER PRODUCED
-Darth Sidious (Senate Duel) - THE VINTAGE COLLECTION - 2010
-Dash Rendar - NOT PRODUCED FOLLOWING THIS POLL
-Dormé - NEVER PRODUCED
-Dr. Evazan - THE VINTAGE COLLECTION - 2011
-Grand Moff Tarkin (A NEW HOPE) - THE VINTAGE COLLECTION - 2012
-Guri (SOTE: Evolutions) - NEVER PRODUCED
-Joruus C'Baoth - NEVER PRODUCED
-Kister and Wald (2-Pack) - NEVER PRODUCED
-Queen Apailana - NEVER PRODUCED
-Queen Jamillia - NEVER PRODUCED
-Rebel Fleet Trooper - THE VINTAGE COLLECTION - 2011
-Sgt. Doallyn - 3.75" BLACK SERIES, THE VINTAGE COLLECTION - 2013,
-Sim Aloo - NEVER PRODUCED
-Taym Dren-Garen - THE VINTAGE COLLECTION - COMING IN 2023
-Tey How - NEVER PRODUCED
-Toryn Farr - 3.75" BLACK SERIES - 2013
-Tzizvvt - NEVER PRODUCED
-Weequay Skiff Master - THE VINTAGE COLLECTION - 2011




All told, through 8+ years of polls (skipping the Saga Legends Poll) here are the 18 characters that remain unproduced at this time:

-Twi'lek Masseuse
-Captain Nym
-Padme Amidala (Funeral)
-Anakin Solo
-Admiral Pellaeon
-Cane Adiss
-Cliegg Lars
-Corde
-Dash Rendar * (this would have been a new version of a character that already had a figure produced)
-Dorme
-Guri
-Joruus C'baoth
-Kitster & Wald
-Queen Apailana
-Queen Jamilla
-Sim Aloo
-Tey How
-Tzizvvt
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Re: Toyfare 2009 Fan's Choice Voting
« Reply #160 on: August 9, 2023, 12:05 PM »
-Twi'lek Masseuse
-Captain Nym
-Padme Amidala (Funeral)
-Anakin Solo
-Admiral Pellaeon
-Cane Adiss
-Cliegg Lars
-Corde
-Dash Rendar * (this would have been a new version of a character that already had a figure produced)
-Dorme
-Guri
-Joruus C'baoth
-Kitster & Wald
-Queen Apailana
-Queen Jamilla
-Sim Aloo
-Tey How
-Tzizvvt

Interesting to see that most things eventually got made over the years.  Thanks for going through all that, Nick.

Out of this list, Admiral Pellaeon might finally have a shot thanks to his appearance in Rebels, then turning up in holo-form in The Mandalorian, and definitely possible for the Ahsoka show.  Helps that he's basically just a new headsculpt for their new Imp Officer buck too.

The rest of the list... woof.  Not impossible but would take a lot to get any of them made.  I sure would like to get Tzizvvt made though I know that's a steep ask too these days since he'd need so much new tooling.
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Re: Toyfare 2009 Fan's Choice Voting
« Reply #161 on: August 9, 2023, 12:55 PM »
I was stunned to see the progress through all of those lists.  Almost EVERY candidate in the polls up until 2006 had been made except for 5 of them. I'm not holding out hope for the Twi'lek masseuse(s) and Captain Nym - they were both a product of their times!  It was also funny to see how many times Ben Quadrinaros was in the running and lost.  Hasbro finally took pity on him and released him in TVC, albeit in the wave that was credited for being the beginning of the end of TVC 1.0.

The 2009 poll has the most gaps, and I agree - woof indeed!  The chances of most of those being made are extremely slim.  But I agree that Pelleaon is a point of hope in light of where stories are going in the Mandoverse.  It was also cool to see that we just got one of those candidates knocked off of the list in Taym Dren-Garen.  And I think there's still some hope for Sim Aloo.
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