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Title: Fan's Choice Returns - 2006 ToyFare Poll
Post by: Brian on December 13, 2005, 03:02 PM
According to this post (http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/Hasbro_Star_Wars_Fans_Choice_Returns_96229.asp) over at RS, the Fan's Choice Poll will be returning in 2006.  According to the article, starting December 14th, fans will be able to vote at WizardUniverse.com for the figure they want.  This seems to be a collaboration between Hasbro and ToyFare, and the voting is unlimited...anyone from any aspect of the Star Wars Universe is fair game.  The "top 25" will be published in issue 105 of ToyFare, then those 25 will be voted on as well.  More info at the linky.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Gatillo on December 13, 2005, 03:05 PM
This actually sounds promising. ;D
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jayson on December 13, 2005, 03:07 PM
let the speculation begin, will it be…

PT or OT?
Canon or EU
Male or Female
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 13, 2005, 03:09 PM
Very cool idea I must say.  Now I just have the figure out only ONE figure that I've always wanted. ;)

Here's the letter from Zach Oat:

Starting December 14 at www.wizarduniverse.com, Star Wars fans will be able to nominate their choice for the next Fan's Choice Figure. Hasbro and ToyFare wanted to make sure that the voting wasn't limited in any way, so fans will now be able to nominate any character from any aspect of the Star Wars Universe, as long as the figure will fit on a 3¾-inch-scale blister card.

If the character is referred to by his proper name, and any additional information is given in the proper format, all nominations at that size will be counted. (If you don¹t know the character's name, we recommend visiting the Databank at StarWars.com.)

Once we have all of the nominations in, we will tabulate the top 25 nominees, based on how many people nominated them. Those 25 will be revealed in issue 105 of ToyFare, and fans will then be able to go to the Website again to vote on their choice.

Good luck, and may the choice be with you. (Get it?) - Zach Oat, Editor, ToyFare.


Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jayson on December 13, 2005, 03:19 PM
How 'bout a VOTC-style George Lucas circa 1977 ;)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: SilverZ on December 13, 2005, 03:25 PM
Time to fire up the Tonnika Sisters votes.  :)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nathan on December 13, 2005, 03:28 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y151/ValinKenobi/Forums/freakin_sweet.jpg)

Very cool idea I must say.  Now I just have the figure out only ONE figure that I've always wanted. ;)

Indeed. :-\

I hope once it comes to the 25, they do a few elimination rounds first, instead of having to straight-up choose one single favorite from that many.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 13, 2005, 03:29 PM

Time to fire up the Tonnika Sisters votes. :)


Hasbro said they want a figure that can fit in a 3 3/4" bubble, but with those big TSC bubbles, they could easily fit both Sisters in there.  :)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darby on December 13, 2005, 03:43 PM
Well, you all know who I'm going to pick.  (Dorme).  This is a great idea for us to get some seriously obscure stuff, and also for hasbro to get the temperature of a lot of potential figures.  That top 25, if it's full of Dorme's and Beru's and Toryn Farr's etc. could lead to some interesting stuff.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nathan on December 13, 2005, 03:53 PM
Indeed... and I foresee Quinlan Vos making a strong showing as well....
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jeff on December 13, 2005, 03:56 PM
I know who I'm voting for...

(http://red6.home.insightbb.com/Aliens/Cloud/hood.jpg)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jayson on December 13, 2005, 04:08 PM
Blue box with a question mark… good choice ;)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 13, 2005, 04:11 PM
I know who I'm voting for...

(http://www.geocities.com/ocb75/ICMG.jpg)


Damn, the ICMG looks awfully strange as a red X.   :-*
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jeff on December 13, 2005, 04:12 PM
Blue box with a question mark… good choice ;)

OK, maybe the new linky works...  >:( 
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jayson on December 13, 2005, 04:13 PM
Is that Tookie?
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 13, 2005, 04:18 PM
And if you guys need the name of an obscure character that you just can't remember, check out Red6.com (http://red6.home.insightbb.com/).

Thanks Jeff, I used your new pic to get that website name.  :)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: SilverZ on December 13, 2005, 04:50 PM
Is that Tookie?

Not any more. ;)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Diddly on December 13, 2005, 05:44 PM
Sounds cool. I think I'm going to vote for either an SA Dash Rendar or Prince Xizor. ;)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jayson on December 13, 2005, 05:45 PM
Sounds cool. I think I'm going to vote for either an SA Dash Rendar or Prince Xizor. ;)

I vote for Cantina Han  ;D
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Reid on December 13, 2005, 06:07 PM
I'm voting for a Imperial Seatrooper (http://www.starwars.com/databank/organization/seatroopers/index.html).
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 13, 2005, 06:10 PM

I vote for Cantina Han  ;D


Don't even joke about that!   >:(

 ;)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Rune Haako on December 13, 2005, 07:16 PM
Burly Southern Mustafarian!

(http://www.starwars.com/databank/species/mustafarian/img/eu_bg.jpg)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: MetalJedi on December 13, 2005, 07:24 PM
Indeed... and I foresee Quinlan Vos making a strong showing as well....

You better believe Im gonna make sure of that.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Broem on December 13, 2005, 08:41 PM
Oh wow so many to choose from. 
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Famine on December 13, 2005, 09:48 PM
Quinlan Vos, lets do this.

Kevin
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: TheBlackDog65 on December 14, 2005, 12:00 AM
I really think I will be voting for a SA Jar Jar!











Ok, to be serious, Quinlan would be cool. If they do more then one I would really like to see a true SA soft goods Qui Gon similiar to the Clone Pilot Obi Wan. 
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: DSJ™ on December 14, 2005, 12:11 AM
Yarna D'al Gargan.  :P

(http://starwars.wikicities.com/images/8/81/Aska.jpg)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Angry Ewok on December 14, 2005, 01:36 AM
I'm gonna have to break this down by the OT movies...

Hem Dazon, in Mos Eisley Cantina.

The Ice Cream Maker Guy, from Cloud City.

Sgt. Doallyn, from Jabba's Palace. He's the guy with the black helmet that Chewbacca tosses down Jabba's stairs. Luke bitch slaps him on the skiff, too, I think.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 14, 2005, 01:42 AM
I'm going to have to go with Hermi Odle - he'd look great side by side with Ephant Mon.

(http://red6.home.insightbb.com/Aliens/Jabba/hermi.jpg)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darby on December 14, 2005, 01:43 AM
(http://aaron.toponcefamily.com/starwars/images/Dorme.jpg)

Dorme, all the way.   :)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on December 14, 2005, 02:56 AM
Lots of figures I want...

SA Fleet, Hoth, and Endor Trooper...
Hermi Odle
SA Death Star Trooper
Sgt. Doallyn
New SA Kyle Katarn

I've got tons I want, but Hermi Odle's probably the single weirdest figure I want at this point
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Ryan on December 14, 2005, 03:25 AM
Lots of figures I want...

SA Fleet Trooper...

It'll still suck... ;)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Tedious on December 14, 2005, 07:40 AM
After all the pleading over the years for the Tonnika's and ICMG, if they were ever made they would rival Shmee Skywalker's peg warming skills.   :-\
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on December 14, 2005, 09:31 AM
My guess is that either CZ-3, Hermi or Yarna will win...I just hope ICMG makes the top 25!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 14, 2005, 09:44 AM
I'm glad the fan choice is back, but given the scope of voting for any character is pretty daunting.

I'd vote for any uproduced vintage character.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Brian on December 14, 2005, 10:13 AM
Quote
My guess is that either CZ-3, Hermi or Yarna will win...I just hope ICMG makes the top 25!

That's what I would expect too.  It is hard to choose just one, when there are "no limits" so to speak with character selection.  So many figures we'd like to see, from super articulated troopers and main characters, to supporting characters, to "blink and you'll miss them" type figures.  I guess we have to probably go with "weird" or figures that probably wouldn't get a chance otherwise.  I mean, of course I want a SA Biker Scout, SA Snowtrooper, SA Endor Han, etc., etc....but you have to figure they at least have a chance of being made anyways.  I think I'm leaning towards either Hermi or the ICMG, but there are a lot of great choices out there.  It would be nice to see ICMG just make a good showing, for Scott and for our whole community here at JD :).
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jim on December 14, 2005, 10:37 AM
Its too bad we dont definitely know what else is showing up, so we could rule any of these out.  Its going to suck that a lot of votes may be wasted for figures already scheduled to come out. 

Hermi is my Most Wanted, but i'm hearing that this is going to come out anyways.  I always feel that figs that have no shot in hell of being made should be concentrated for these polls.  Wioslea would be interesting I think as well.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on December 14, 2005, 03:21 PM
I voted for Quinlin Vos.

 :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jeff on December 14, 2005, 03:23 PM
Clicky here to vote (http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazines/toyfare/TF20051214-tf_poll.cfm)

I cast my vote for ICMG.  It needs to happen so my pal Scotty can see his dream realized...  ;D

(http://red6.home.insightbb.com/Aliens/Cloud/hood.jpg)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Diddly on December 14, 2005, 04:10 PM
I voted for Dash Rendar.  ;D

But who says I may not sneak in another vote for ICMG? ;)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Tedious on December 14, 2005, 04:24 PM
I want to vote for CZ-3 but with that GREEN DOME DROID from ANH as a pack-in.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/Tedious1/CZ-3wGDD.jpg)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Reid on December 14, 2005, 04:31 PM
I voted for Noa (http://http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/noa/).
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JediMAC on December 14, 2005, 05:03 PM
I guess I'm one of the few who doesn't love the format of this new Fan's Choice Poll.  It just seems overly-broad to me, and not nearly focused enough to work well.  That includes the second/final round too, where there will be a whopping 25 figures to choose from, as opposed to the usual five.

I'm guessing Hasbro may be using this as more than just an average Fan Poll though, and that they may be trying to gauge the interest in many new figures for the line overall, and not just one Fan Poll figure.  If I'm correct in that theory, then this would be a much better tool than I'm currently thinking it is.  I'd love it if they gave us the winning figure as a Fan's Choice figure, but then tried to (subtly) get us some of the other popular figures in the top 25 as part of the regular line, without necessarily saying they used this poll to pick them.  So that'd certainly be cool if they wised up and used this poll for even more.

That said, I voted for Yarna D'al Gargan, or however the hell you spell her name.  I think she's my #1 choice left at this point, though Hermi Odle, CZ-3, and a few of the remaining Cantina aliens would follow closely behind.  So hopefully one of those wins, but then Hasbro also decides to pimp us the rest of them too, after seeing where they wind up in the overall poll.

One thing though, based on what Darth Tedious just mentioned, I'm not sure how well they'll accept "2-pack" nominations, so you may run the risk of having your vote rejected if you do something like that.  I dunno.  I know it's fun to include those in our informal polls on the fan sites and stuff, since you've got nothing to lose, but Hasbro may say - nope, that's 2 figures there, so that vote doesn't count.  So choose cautiously...  ;)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on December 14, 2005, 05:10 PM
I do agree that it's very broad... and I do think this is a bit of a market research ploy by them to see what other characters people are interested in.  I think that when they start seeing a trend going, for a character like Quinlin Vos, Noa, Graga, or whoever, that might add in a handful of characters that they didn't think people would want and we might get more characters in late 2006 or early 2007 that aren't necessarily dubbed as "fan choices" but are influenced by the votes.

 :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Angry Ewok on December 14, 2005, 05:52 PM
Since I was one of the first 30 or so people to sign the ICMG petition, I decided it was only right to go ahead and submit my vote for WILLROW HOOD, aka, Ice Cream Maker Guy.

Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jim on December 14, 2005, 07:30 PM
Im in the minority here probably but wished they left out all the EU, ewok films, cartoons,  comics, etc.  Call me a purist.  I think it should of been limited to the 6 films.

Im with Matt and picked Yarna Gargan.  It was between her and Wioslea.  I dont think either will ever be made except through some type of poll :-\

Also, voting can be rigged just like it seemed to be for some of the other polls.  Some people may vote multiple times using various email accounts ???
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: MetalJedi on December 14, 2005, 07:47 PM
Voted for Quinlan Vos.  ;D
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Famine on December 14, 2005, 09:43 PM
Voted for Quinlan Vos.  ;D

So did I. We love Quinlan!

Kevin
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darby on December 14, 2005, 11:46 PM
The top 25 does seem designed to provide them with ammunition going foward, which is why I'd like to see Dorme place.  Competition will be fierce.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on December 15, 2005, 03:28 AM
I'm going to be hitting every random IP I can to vote for my character(s) I believe. :)

But yeah, the voting is on...  I wonder who will make the top 25?  Should be interesting.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: darthgreg on December 15, 2005, 09:58 PM
I agree that the "25 top picks" thing produces a lot of marketing data.  And headaches for the tabulators.  And tons and tons of anticipation for the fans.  It's all going to get crazier once they announce the 25.  We fans will go even more nuts.

I had thought of Dorme too, maybe with a Smoldering Hair! action feature.  But then I cut her, along with some others who: A) Were too easy for Hasbro to make (Imperial commanders or blonde Rebel on Tantive IV); B) Would be better with the company of other overlooked figures (any of the Lars family from the prequels); C) Might be on Hasbro's to-do list anyway (Commander Neyo); D) Are boring (Although a U-3PO would take the piss out of the eBay poachers selling TC-14); or E) Are Quinlan Vos or obscure-a*s aliens.  Obscure-a*s aliens do not concern me, and QV will get plenty of votes.

Anyway, here is my shortlist:

 - MCQUARRIE CONCEPT VADER
 - GENERAL TAGGE
 - BASTILA SHAN (KOTOR)
 - DARTH REVAN (KOTOR)
 - FX-6 (OTHER ROTS MEDICAL DROID)
 - ICE CREAM MAKER GUY (http://www.geocities.com/ocb75/)
 - BIGGS DARKLIGHTER (ACADEMY UNIFORM)

Any thoughts?  Is anyone else supporting these?

P.S. Kelly MacDonald makes my heart melt.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on December 16, 2005, 12:00 AM
My thoughts are all over the place.  I've yet to vote...  Right now in my mind I have:

-Kyle Katarn (Jedi Knight)
-Super Art. Rebel Fleet Trooper
-Super Art. Hoth Rebel Soldier
-Hermi Odle (gotta love the anti-Odle dips who just can't leave a thread alone and be civil)
-West End Games Space"Storm"Trooper

And I have to admit a Concept Vader's been on my mind but I doubt I go for that...  Other things are too important to me whereas Vader I'd live without if it didn't happen.  Cool if it did, but if it doesn't I'll live.

Other figures pop in but those are some of my all-time wants really.  Figures that, if the line ended (short of the Spacetrooper really though) I'd probably be upset without them ever happening on some level...

There's a couple mains on my wants list too, but word is the ones i want the most very well may happen so I dunno.  Main characters always just strike me as such likely choices to happen...  It's the army builders that have been shafted over the years the most to me, and Katarn just NEEDS a good figure.  He's an EU Icon to me and his figure is cool to have but doesn't do him any justice as an action figure.

Lots and lots of choices and it's killing me.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: echo1441 on December 16, 2005, 02:14 AM
Im with Matt and picked Yarna Gargan.  It was between her and Wioslea.  I dont think either will ever be made except through some type of poll :-\


Those were the two that I originally though about. But the more I though about them, the more it seemed to me that Hasbro will eventually make those. I finally settled on Grizz Frix, the black rebel pilot from who dies at Endor. I really can't him being made without this kind of support
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: darthgreg on December 16, 2005, 07:23 AM
I had never heard of him.  Thanks for the tip!  Chances are slim, though.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on December 16, 2005, 09:13 AM
(http://red6.home.insightbb.com/Aliens/Cloud/hood.jpg)

I really really hope ole Willrow makes the Top 25.

My other top 10 would be:

1. ICMG
2. Klaatu (Jabba's Palace)
3. Hermi Odle
4. Yarna D'al Gargan
5. CZ-3
6. Bom Vimdin
7. Sergeant Doallyn
8. Wioslea
9. Tonnika Sisters
10. Romba/Wumpus Two Pack
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Angry Ewok on December 16, 2005, 10:26 AM
Jesse, I think our only chance for the SA troops is if Hasbro made a Rebel Evolution with the Fleet, Hoth, and Endor troopers.

My Prediction of the top 5* :

1. Yarna D'al Gargan 
2. Quinlan Vos
3. Hermi Odle
4. ICMG
5. Sgt. Doallyn

* I'm also predicting the Tonnika Sisters will be suspiciously absent from the finals.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: darthgreg on December 16, 2005, 10:27 AM
Yeah!  I even have shelf space for Ice Cream Maker Guy, right behind all the other ESB characters.  I can't say that abt most of the others I WOULD like.

So I voted for ICE CREAM MAKER GUY, and got a friend to put in for MCQUARRIE CONCEPT DARTH VADER.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on December 16, 2005, 01:52 PM
I voted for Bom Vimdin. I don't expect him to be able to stand against Quinlan or ICMG, but I'm hoping he at least makes it on the final list somewhere.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nathan on December 19, 2005, 08:37 PM
I have three active email addresses (four if you count the one I don't use any more, and five if you count the school-issue addy I set to forward to one of my others). Clearly it's unethical to vote multiple times for the same character, but just how unethical would it be to cast three votes for three separate characters? I'm conflicted ... please advise.... (http://media.ign.com/boardfaces/33.gif) (http://media.ign.com/boardfaces/15.gif)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Famine on December 19, 2005, 08:41 PM
Use the remaining three to vote for Vos.

Vote fequently. Vote often.

Kevin
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Broem on December 19, 2005, 10:05 PM
I ended up voting for the Tonnika Sisters.  They are not my number one pick so to speak but I heard Hermi Odle, CZ-3, and some other were supposed to be coming in late 2006 regardless.  I still have no idea if the Tonnika Sisters are really on tap or not.   I would like to see them made so I picked them instead.  I could easily vote for 15-20 differnt figures though. 
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: speedermike on December 19, 2005, 10:30 PM
I went for Biggs in his Academy uniform.  It's a figure I've wanted since back in 1978, and I feel that it has a slim chnace of ever being made.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nirvana on December 20, 2005, 01:53 PM
How do you vote for this? I've been on WU but  it's a little confusing to me.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 28, 2005, 01:34 AM
Has everyone submitted their votes? (http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazines/toyfare/TF20051214-tf.cfm) 

I was originally going to vote for Hermi Odle, but I may change my mind to Captain Needa, "Apology accepted, Captain Needa."   ;).

Or the McQuarrie Concept Vader, it would be such a scary looking figure.

(http://www.golgo73.com/images/mcquarrie02.jpg) (http://www.golgo73.com/images/mcquarrie01.jpg)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jeff on December 28, 2005, 11:34 AM
I've voted twice now...  both times for the same guy:

(http://red6.home.insightbb.com/Aliens/Cloud/hood.jpg)

Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: SilverZ on December 28, 2005, 03:59 PM
I put my vote in from the work ip for Academy Dress Biggs. I want that figure not only because I think all of the characters from that cut scene should be made, but also because the head can be used to create a new removable helmet Xwing Pilot Biggs.

I haven't decided who I'll vote for from home.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nathan on December 30, 2005, 10:42 PM
I voted ICMG from this, my home computer (and email address #1).

Haven't yet voted from school and public library (using emails #2 and 3).
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on December 31, 2005, 12:14 AM
I have NOT voted yet.  When's this ending?
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on January 12, 2006, 11:39 PM
I hate that they won't reveal running tallys of the freaking votes >:(

When does Issue 105 come out?
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on January 13, 2006, 12:23 AM
Still have not voted...  I guess I should, eh?

I hate this too Scott, because I'd like to throw my weight to something worthwhile.  I mean, sure I'd vote for a Hoth Rebel SA or SA Fleet Trooper, but what are my chances so many others are gonna say the same thing? 

I feel like throwing my weight behind some things is futile.  I figure Hermi Odle will be made, I figure Bom Vimdin will be made, I figure SA Snowtroopers, Scouts, and other "Clone-ish" figures will be made... 

Maybe I will just vote for Willrow.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darby on January 13, 2006, 01:59 AM
Vote for Dorme!   :)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Reid on January 13, 2006, 07:38 AM
Vote for Noa!

(http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/noa/img/eu_bg.jpg)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: evenflow on January 13, 2006, 09:08 AM
SO when do the finals start?
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: MetalJedi on January 17, 2006, 12:19 AM
Vote For Quinlan Vos!



(http://www.jedidirectory.com/QuinlanVos001.jpg)

Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Famine on January 17, 2006, 12:23 AM
I second that motion!

VOS IS BOSS!

Kevin
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on January 17, 2006, 09:21 PM
I threw my vote in for a new Hoth Rebel Soldier...  Other stuff's cool, but to me at this point this whole thing's a big mess and without seeing some running results it's just a mess.  You could be voting for something NOBODY wants but you, or you could be voting for something everyone wants, or I've seen some peopel voting for **** we're getting. 

Commander Cody!?  WTF!?  Who'd do that?  But whatever.

Scott'll be pleased to hear that Curto threw his vote behind Wilrow Hood I believe...  I was browsing elsewhere and read that.  The ICMG has his support, I'd love tos ee him make the top whatever list.  If he does, and I doubt anything i really REALLY want does, then I'm all about voting for ICMG.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nathan on January 25, 2006, 09:53 PM
I voted ICMG from this, my home computer (and email address #1).

Haven't yet voted from school and public library (using emails #2 and 3).

OK, from the school computer I just voted for Sharad Hett, from the Outlander arc of the Republic comic.

Something like this (http://riseofnobility.com/gallery2/albums/userpics/10001/normal_sharad.jpeg) or this (http://www.bobafettish.de/hett.htm).
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on February 12, 2006, 05:03 PM
I got the latest ToyFare yesterday and it says that the next issue will be out on March 15th, 2006.  It also says "Find out which never before made character will be made in 2006"

I thought this was just a preliminary round of voting?
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on February 13, 2006, 07:40 AM
Yeah, that doesn't quite make sense...  Unless they're talking about something else totally, like they know something nobody else does, and that isn't necessarilly about the vote... 
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jeff on February 13, 2006, 10:51 AM
Yeah, I agree with Jesse.

When they say "Find out which never before made character will be made in 2006" they could just mean someone like Moff Jerjerrod or Arcona or Scorch or Sun Fac or any of those "new" figures from 2006 that they haven't already previewed in the mag yet.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on February 13, 2006, 06:07 PM
I'm almost positive it's about the vote though since the results are due in that issue :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on February 14, 2006, 03:08 AM
ya know that'd be funny if they just basically tanked the whole thing, it was too much of a headache and they just said screw this and tallied what they have and say that's the new figure.  That'd be priceless really.

Some goofy obscure thing will come out the winner as some kind of accident.  it'd be great. :)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Reid on March 5, 2006, 09:11 PM
So when are the results due?
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 5, 2006, 09:43 PM
http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazines/toyfare/TF20051214-tf.cfm

Once we have all of the votes in, we will tabulate the top 25 vote-getters. Those 25 will be revealed in issue 105 of ToyFare, and fans will then be able to go to the Website again to vote again on the condensed list. (This way, even if your nominee doesn’t make it to the final round, you can throw your support behind one of the finalists.)

I think issue 104 is out right now, so we should find out within a month or so.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on March 5, 2006, 11:45 PM
Results should be out this week or early next I'd say...issue 105 is due on March 15th ;)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on March 9, 2006, 11:34 PM
So...who do you think will be there in the Top 25?

The person with the most right gets a no-prize!

#01 Tonnika Sisters
#02 Biggs Academy
#03 CZ-3
#04 Bom Vimdin
#05 General Tagge
#06 Ice Cream Maker Guy
#07 Torryn Farr
#08 Yarna D'al Gargan
#09 Hermi Odle
#10 Sergeant Doallyn
#11 Klaatu (Palace)
#12 Tey How
#13 Ratts Tyrell
#14 Cliegg Lars
#15 Owen Lars
#16 Beru Whitesun Lars
#17 Airborne Clonetrooper
#18 BARC Trooper
#19 Mygeeto Snowtrooper
#20 Quinlin Vos
#21 Crap Jedi #1
#22 Crap Jedi #2
#23 **** Lord #1
#24 **** Lord #2
#25 Clonetrooper Crap #1
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on March 10, 2006, 06:14 AM
I'm gonna have to think on that one Scott, but it's a good little contest. :)  I'll throw my hat in this weekend if I get a moment.

Right off the bat I'd say the Tonika sisters will get a nod though, and I think Jedi Duel Luke might too.  Gotta ponder this though.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jim on March 10, 2006, 08:27 AM
My picks (in no order):

  1.  Yarna Gargan
  2.  Hermi Odle
  3.  Luke Stormtrooper
  4.  Han Stormtrooper
  5.  Barc Trooper
  6.  Mygeeto Stormtrooper
  7.  CZ-3
  8.  Tonnika Sister
  9.  Commander Neyo
10.  Quinlan Vos
11.  Commander Fox
12.  Wulf Valaren
13.  Wioslea
14.  Uncle Owen (OT)
15.  Biggs (Academy cut scene)
16.  Sim Aloo
17.  Ak-rev
18.  Leia Endor
19.  Luke Endor
20.  Bannis Keeg
21.  Anakin Spirit (Christen Haydensen)
22.  Padme E3 Outfit
23.  Ewok 2-pack
24.  Dack Ralter
25.  E-3PO
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Broem on March 10, 2006, 10:06 AM
I guess it is my own personal hope list for the top 25:  I am sure I am forgetting some of course. 

Tonnika Sister(s)
Hermi Odle
Klaatu Palace
Ishi Tib Palace
Quinlan Vos (not mine but he'll be in it)
Wulf Yularen
Chief Bast
Saurin
Wioslea
CZ-3
Bom Vimdim
Mother Ewok and baby
Sgt Doallyn
Bane Malor
Torryn Farr
Owen Lars - young/older
Beru Lars
Cliegg Lars
FX-9 Medical Droid from ROTS
Padme - Any outfits not done previously
Spacetrooper from ANH Death Star
Jocasta Nu
Po Nudo
Tey How
Brainiac or other Cantina Aliens

Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Famine on March 10, 2006, 10:34 AM
1-25, Quinlan Vos.

Kevin
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on March 10, 2006, 10:44 AM
See #21 or #22 on my list :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Rune Haako on March 10, 2006, 09:41 PM
Here's the list,



1. Anakin Solo
2. Bastila Shan
3. Clone Commander (Galactic Marine pictured)
4. Commander Neyo
5. Corran Horn
6. Darth Malak
7. Darth Maul (Why?!?)
8. Darth Nihilus
9. Darth Revan
10. Exar Kun
11. Hermi Odle
12. HK-47
13. Jacen Solo
14. Jaina Solo
15. Kir Kanos
16. Kyle Katarn (Jedi)
17. Luke Skywalker (ROTJ)
18. Mara Jade Skywalker
19. Nom Anor
20. Padme Amidala (snowsuit)
21. Padme Amidala (AOTC black dress)
22. Padme Amidala (ROTS funeral)
23. Quinlan Vos (who woulda thunk it?)
24. Willrow Hood (Ice Cream Maker Man)
25. Yarna D'al Gargan (6-breasted dancer)

From Rebelscum (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=saga2006&Number=1724465&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=1&fpart=3).

None that I want, or will be voting for. >:(
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jeff on March 10, 2006, 09:50 PM
Well, if that list turns out to be the real deal, I'll be casting my vote(s) for:

24. Willrow Hood (Ice Cream Maker Man)

And man, how disappointing that stuff like RotJ Luke and Darth Maul wasted some spots...  ::)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: MetalJedi on March 10, 2006, 10:16 PM
And don't forget the Snow Bunny Padme which we are getting already.  ::)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Reid on March 10, 2006, 10:37 PM
I'll be voting for Bastila. If #3 or #4 win, I'll be pissed off big-time. For that matter, if a non-EU character wins I'll be pissed off big time. Why the **** did Maul make the list? If he wins I'm feeding my left testicle to a sea turtle.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Diddly on March 10, 2006, 11:12 PM
Wilrow Hood making the top 25 is awesome. Why did they allow ROTJ Luke and Darth Maul in there? We already have them! And I believe we're in the process of getting the clones and Snow Bunny Padme.

Lots of Knights of the Old Republic stuff on there. That, along with Katarn, is tempting, but ICMG has my full support (Q Vos is 2nd, just to make Kev happy).
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: SilverZ on March 11, 2006, 12:49 AM
That reads like a Top 25 Potential Pegwarmers of All Time list with a few exceptions.  I guess I just don't have much love for EU, and probably never will. If I bother to vote I'll vote for ICMG or Y'arna.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on March 11, 2006, 05:06 AM
Jedi Knight Kyle Katarn is probably my top want on that list.  It's a figure LONG overdue IMO.  It's so much more iconic than the Kyle we got.

I also am loving that Wilrow Hood made the list...  I like Hermi Odle too but I'm sort of on the list that assume he'll get a figure some day.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Paul on March 11, 2006, 09:10 AM
Is that Corran Horn as a Rogue Squadron member or as Corsec or as SNORE a Jedi...

I guess I am very out of touch with the Star Wars collecting community.  Only 2 of the 25 would have even made my top 50.

And to me Darth VADER is the only Darth and HAN Solo is the only Solo..I don't even know who that cast of Breakfast Cereal Characters are...

Thats okay, I have Tuskie, so the world is right.

I'm just not sure how my vote for "Third Rebel Fleet trooper from the left in the Tantive IV who is kneeling on his left knee, but would come fully articulated with multiple heads sculpts and interchangable hands" didn't get into the top 25, I was pretty sure everybody was gonna suggest that one...
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Reid on March 11, 2006, 12:28 PM
Here's the list,



1. Anakin Solo
2. Bastila Shan
3. Clone Commander (Galactic Marine pictured)
4. Commander Neyo
5. Corran Horn
6. Darth Malak
7. Darth Maul (Why?!?)
8. Darth Nihilus
9. Darth Revan
10. Exar Kun
11. Hermi Odle
12. HK-47
13. Jacen Solo
14. Jaina Solo
15. Kir Kanos
16. Kyle Katarn (Jedi)
17. Luke Skywalker (ROTJ)
18. Mara Jade Skywalker
19. Nom Anor
20. Padme Amidala (snowsuit)
21. Padme Amidala (AOTC black dress)
22. Padme Amidala (ROTS funeral)
23. Quinlan Vos (who woulda thunk it?)
24. Willrow Hood (Ice Cream Maker Man)
25. Yarna D'al Gargan (6-breasted dancer)



My most-wanted top 5 from that list are:
1. Bastila Shan
2. Darth Malak
3. Kyle Katarn
4. Darth Revan
5. Nom Amor
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: MasterGrievous on March 11, 2006, 02:55 PM
Im voting for Nom Anor.Thats who I voted for last time. ;D
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Sentinel on March 11, 2006, 03:35 PM
I'm glad the Galactic Marine supposedly made it.  But I don't think I'll be buying many others besides the Darth Malak and Darth Revan and Kir Kanos, and Cmd. Neyo.  But that's it. ;D
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Famine on March 11, 2006, 07:56 PM
...That's a ****** up list.

Quinaln Vos.

Kevin
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Mikey D on March 11, 2006, 08:10 PM
That is one shitastic list.  Only 8 choices from the movies and the rest are EU (and five of those are from a ******* video game)?  I like some EU and wouldn't mind figures of some characters, but not at the expense of movie characters.  With that said, I'll be voting for ICMG.  Unfortunately, I think he's going to need all the support he can get.  Other movie characters like the Galactic Marine, Neyo and Hermi have a good shot at being made without the help of a voting process.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jim on March 12, 2006, 10:21 AM
The list sucks.  If this is the future of collecting then I will gladly let it dry up.  Yarna will get my vote again.  Only 2 figs on that list that I even care for (Yarna and Hermi).  I'm sure it was somehow rigged with fans voting insane numbers to get some of those EU choices.  Personally I have not even heard of alot of them.  But I also dont follow the EU storylines.   
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: evenflow on March 12, 2006, 04:18 PM
Man, I hope Yarna wins. I have been wanting her and petitioning for her for so long now. I hope she does it.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on March 13, 2006, 04:18 AM
Is that Corran Horn as a Rogue Squadron member or as Corsec or as SNORE a Jedi...

I guess I am very out of touch with the Star Wars collecting community.  Only 2 of the 25 would have even made my top 50.

And to me Darth VADER is the only Darth and HAN Solo is the only Solo..I don't even know who that cast of Breakfast Cereal Characters are...

Thats okay, I have Tuskie, so the world is right.

I'm just not sure how my vote for "Third Rebel Fleet trooper from the left in the Tantive IV who is kneeling on his left knee, but would come fully articulated with multiple heads sculpts and interchangable hands" didn't get into the top 25, I was pretty sure everybody was gonna suggest that one...

I did.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nathan on March 13, 2006, 11:55 AM
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1. Anakin Solo
2. Bastila Shan
3. Clone Commander (Galactic Marine pictured)
4. Commander Neyo
5. Corran Horn
6. Darth Malak
7. Darth Maul (Why?!?)
8. Darth Nihilus
9. Darth Revan
10. Exar Kun
11. Hermi Odle
12. HK-47
13. Jacen Solo
14. Jaina Solo
15. Kir Kanos
16. Kyle Katarn (Jedi)
17. Luke Skywalker (ROTJ)
18. Mara Jade Skywalker
19. Nom Anor
20. Padme Amidala (snowsuit)
21. Padme Amidala (AOTC black dress)
22. Padme Amidala (ROTS funeral)
23. Quinlan Vos (who woulda thunk it?)
24. Willrow Hood (Ice Cream Maker Man)
25. Yarna D'al Gargan (6-breasted dancer)

That list is garbage. >:(

(NOT because there's so much EU--I'm glad to see EU making a good showing in this poll. Let's face it, that's the only way most of these have any chance of ever being made, so I wish the movie purists would lighten up and be happy with their 60+ figures per year.)

But because the EU choices suck ass. This seriously seems fishy to me. Anakin Solo above Mara Jade? Quinlan Vos at 23? Come on.

The two ROTS clones will be made eventually, as will the Padmes most likely. Kir Kanos would be cool, but the Royal Guards I already have are close enough for me. Which leaves Exar Kun, Willrow, Quinlan, Corran, and Kyle, in that order. (http://media.ign.com/boardfaces/33.gif)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Brian on March 13, 2006, 12:04 PM
I'm a little surprised at some of the choices on the list as well, and there really is a lot of EU characters.  There's quite a few I'd like to see (SA Luke Jedi, Hermi Odle, Yarna, and the clones), but I think most of those (maybe outside of Yarna) have a pretty good chance of getting made anyways.  I really hope that Willrow Hood has a chance of winning, and he'll be getting my vote.  He's OT, and the ongoing plight of Scott alone makes him worth for me.  Definitely some interesting choices on this list though, if it turns out to be true.  It does look that they aren't listed in any particular order, aside from alphabetical, at this point though.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jeff on March 13, 2006, 12:18 PM
This seriously seems fishy to me. Anakin Solo above Mara Jade? Quinlan Vos at 23? Come on.

Um, the list is in alphabetical order... those numbers are NOT how they stand at the moment.  You will notice in the magazine that there is no order associated with the picks so far...

Thanks to JD Forum Member Zodach for the scans... 

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/3-06/FansChoice1.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/3-06/FansChoice2.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/3-06/FansChoice3.jpg)


After writing this up for the front page, I had to stop and ask:
- four EU Sith Lords in the top 25?
- NO figure from ANH?
- only one figure from ESB?
- only three figures from RotJ?  And one of those 3 was a Luke?

 >:(
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nathan on March 13, 2006, 12:24 PM
(http://media.ign.com/boardfaces/34.gif) Excellent point, Brian and Jeff. D'oh!

It makes a little more sense now. (http://cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/konfus/c022.gif)

And as I said in the ICMG thread, I really think the reason the OT did so "poorly" in the poll is because after 29 years, most of the good figures from it have already been made. Think about it--besides "Imperial Flunkey #36" or "Ass-forehead Alien #9", what's left to make? I'm not saying I don't want to see those types of figures, because I do. But when it comes down to it, I'd rather have important PT and EU characters that have never been made over something that saw 2 seconds of screentime in the OT. Yes, I'm an OT fan too, but I have a different perspective since I've "only" been a fan for about 11 years instead of 20+.

And hang on ... there's 1 figure from TPM, 1 from AOTC, and 3 from ROTS. So if you consider solely the movie figures, the PT and OT are pretty evenly matched here.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jayson on March 13, 2006, 12:26 PM
ICMG all the way baby
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on March 13, 2006, 12:30 PM
I don't really understand why the complaining about so many few OT figures on the list... maybe it's because we've gotten hundreds of OT figures already?  Some EU stuff is nice to see too.

 :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jeff on March 13, 2006, 12:50 PM
Because I've got 30+ shelves and four display tables in my Star Wars room set up with figures and scenes from Star Wars movies; I've got 1 shelf set up for the cartoon figures; and I've got half a shelf where I dump the EU figures Hasbro has made.

I can take an ICMG and display him in my Bespin Cloud City set-up.  I can take Yarna or Hermi and put them in my Jabba's Palace set-up.  Plus, I know who they are.  If I get stuck with Darth Revan, he'll just end up with the other EU rejects like PotJ "Snowjob" Obi-Wan or "Crab-Armor" Maul.

Now, if they made a whole line of KOTOR figures, I wouldn't have a problem with that.  I just think it's kind of dumb to get 1 KOTOR figure and then not the rest - you either make a line of KOTOR figures or you don't.  I don't like the idea of getting them 1 at a time from polls like this.  Same goes for the Solo kids.  I have NO interest in getting "just" Anakin without Jacen and Jaina.  I guess my point is, having a single EU figure from a source is kind of silly to me.  I'd much rather have a whole wave of Young Jedi from NJO than just get one of them in this poll.

Some of those EU figures would be OK since you could display them with figures we already have.  For example:
- Quinlin can be added to an Ep1 Mos Espa scene or something
- Kyle Katarn can go with the other Rebel Kyle and Darktrooper
- a Talon Karrde would have been cool to go with the existing HTTE figures we have - Mara and Thrawn


So, the reason this guy is grousing about the EU figures on the poll is that, for the majority of them, it seems silly to get just one of them when we should be getting a whole line/wave of them.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: AdamSolo on March 13, 2006, 02:30 PM
Ugh, why is Anakin going to be based off of the young version? He had no charactor back then, it wasn't until NJO that he started to really take off... I guess I'll be voting for either Jaina or Mara.   :-\

Thanks for the news JD!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on March 13, 2006, 03:28 PM
Jeff, you can also mix in figures in assorted dioramas though, there's nothing wrong with maybe throwing Karrde into an Outlander Club diorama or something.  Or Mara Jade.  She looks pretty good in my Outlander Club diorama.  Also on the Snowbiwan, I've used several of them as Hoth Rebels.  Mixing these into the regular movie line has never posed a problem for me. 

If anything it adds in more realism to me, - what was just around the corner on Coruscant that you didn't see in the film?  Or who was in that spectator crowd at the Boonta Eve Podrace that you didn't see?  See what I mean?  It's just fun to get a few surprise figures once in a while.  Lots of those I put in a podrace crowd in a diorama.  Works for me even though they might not necessarily be characters you see on screen.  And that's probably the customizer in me talking.

(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/cook/112805PodraceFour.jpg)

(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/cook/112805PodraceFive.jpg)

(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/cook/112805PodraceSix.jpg)

(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/cook/112805PodraceThree.jpg)

I understand though that to some people that might be dumb, but to me Star Wars is about imagination and your own interpretation.  So if you don't want an EU figure made, then that's fine.  Are those same people complaining then that Scorch was made?

 :P

Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on March 13, 2006, 03:34 PM
I'd much rather have a BARC Trooper or Galactic Marine than Scorch, to me that is a waste of a figure slot that could have went to an actual canon figure
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on March 13, 2006, 03:40 PM
I'd like to have a Galactic Marine or Kashyyyk Trooper too, but I don't see anything wrong with Scorch being made.  It's a damn popular figure.  If you see any you don't want, please let me know.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Famine on March 13, 2006, 03:45 PM
Quinlan Vos get's my vote. He's become my favorite SW charachter easily. Past Kyp Durron, past Anakin Skywalker (pre-deep fryer accident), and past any Clone Trooper.

It's cool that Scott's ICGM made the list, and I'm proud to see that, but I don't see a need for a figure of him, versus such an estableshed charachter like Quinlan Vos.

Kevin
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on March 13, 2006, 03:51 PM
Kevin do you have a Quinlan Vos custom yet?  I might be making another one, if so then you'll be first on my list if you want this one -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/fh9.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jeff on March 13, 2006, 03:56 PM
Jeff, you can also mix in figures in assorted dioramas though, there's nothing wrong with maybe throwing Karrde into an Outlander Club diorama or something. 

Yeah, you could just stick "Darth Revan" in an Outlander Club diorama or something, I know that. 

My point was that I prefer to get things in groups - I'd rather see a whole wave of NJO Jedi or a whole wave of KOTOR figures that I can display together rather than getting a one-off figure that I have to just stick in someplace because he doesn't really fit in anywhere else.

For example, Scorch is a good figure.  I have no problem that they made him.  But, I would have rather had a wave of Republic Commando figures or a box set of all 4 figures rather than buying the solo Scorch now and waiting for he rest of his squad.  I mean, he looks fine in my Arena scene, but he'd look ever better posed with the rest of his squad.  ;)


Same goes for a number of these figures in this poll... another example:

Why waste a pick on Jaina Solo if we don't know for sure that we'd ever get Jacen and Anakin to go with her?  I could just stick her in my Arena (if she's a Jedi) or my Rogue Squadron (if they do the pilot version), but I'd much rather have the rest of the NJO figures to display with her.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on March 13, 2006, 04:00 PM
That makes sense Jeff.  Thanks for the explanation.  I'd like to see full waves of them too.  Really I think the whole Fans Choice thing is pretty silly though.  Just make the darn figures.  Keep the theme waves going, and every now and then throw out a wave of EU figures.  Those that don't want them can pass.

 :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Dhivael on March 13, 2006, 05:04 PM
Im rather excited by some of the options, my favorties include:
2. Bastila Shan
3. Clone Commander (Galactic Marine pictured)
18. Mara Jade Skywalker
21. Padme Amidala (AOTC black dress)

the one thing that confuses me is why figures that are supposed to be released as exclusives this year are  on this finals list?
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on March 13, 2006, 06:35 PM
I beg to differ Jeff, Scorch is not a good figure. ;)  I'm still fuming over the lameass articulation on his legs.  So close yet so far.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Morgbug on March 13, 2006, 08:16 PM
I beg to differ Jeff, Scorch is not a good figure. ;)  I'm still fuming over the lameass articulation on his legs.  So close yet so far.

That's the problem with JD, no love, so harsh, just all around cranky.  I'd rate it a 9.4-9.6, at least.

I think there's some interesting stuff on the list and I'm not nearly so anti-EU, but I think Jeff makes some great points.  I'd also like to see the fans do to Hasbro what Hasbro has done to us so often - stick it to 'em. 

We get tons of figures so close, yet so far.  We get more than enough POS figures as well and rehashes that could be really nice if done properly, but seldom are. 

No, I'd like to really mess with them and make a figure that most casual collectors wouldn't really want made.  I like the ICMG figure idea for lots of reasons:
- the petition was started by a friend of mine
- the petition has a considerable number of signatories considering the utter irrelevance of the character
- the figure won't be made any other way - a pile of those figures will get made otherwise, Hasbro has the license until 2018 or some nonsense like that (I think as they milk the license they'll do exactly what Jeff would like to see), Quinlan Vos, Padme galore, any and all of the clones, Yarna, etc. will all be done
- my vote would go to Mara Jade were it not for Willrow, but wait, I actually already have a Mara figure I like :-X

- most importantly Hasbro would get the shaft by making the next version of Lobot, stuck on the pegs for quite some time. 

Now I don't happen to think there's any honesty or integrity in this process at all, so poor Willrow will never see the light of day.  This thing will be as fixed as fixed can be, so something with Darth or Clone will be in the title of the eventual winner ::)

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I have no problem that they made him.  But, I would have rather had a wave of Republic Commando figures or a box set of all 4 figures rather than buying the solo Scorch now and waiting for he rest of his squad.  I mean, he looks fine in my Arena scene, but he'd look ever better posed with the rest of his squad.

Can you smeeeeeeeeeeelllllllllllllllllllllllll the EE exclusive? :-X  You know it's coming.  Be here by Christmas.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on March 13, 2006, 09:48 PM
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I'd rate it a 9.4-9.6, at least.

There's times this has made me want to just thud my head off a wall. :)

I agree about Jeff's point on EU and doing "one" here and maybe never another...  If you display like Jeff that's a solid reason for not liking those random EU figures.  Snowbi-Wan's a prime example as that figure really stands out as an oddball on the shelf.  Same with training Maul too (either of them).

I'm all for EU waves really but I'm not a big EU detractor.  I like most of it...  I think the McTrooper would look a lot better with other Concepts like Vader, and I'd love a Chewbacca at some point in that style.  Hell that's one I'd buy a couple of.

But like KOTOR is a good example of, if you don't have a number of figures from it then it displays poorly.  Especially the Sith.  It'd be a much cooler group of EU figures if there were a number of them.  The Solos Jeff pointed out are a good example too as it sucks if you only had Jaina and not Jacen or (to a lesser extent) Anakin Solo... 

Troopers I think are the only EU that "fit" better...  The black Stormtrooper, the Shadowtrooper Clone...  Those seem to fit better into just any old set up.

From a customizing standpoint I'm ok with most anything new, but from my collecting standpoint I loathe getting one here and there from various sources instead of doing waves.  I think the line has life enough to support waves of EU, but Hasbro fears any level of risk and they eat out of my butt.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Delicious on March 14, 2006, 01:50 AM
Voted for Quinlan Vos.  ;D

Me too. As I will continue to vote in the top 25.

-DD
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Lestat on March 14, 2006, 09:49 AM
Ultimately I think we would all be more satisfied if the waves were more consistent as far as the EU. Obviously a whole EU wave wouldn't sell but, as someone suggested, they could commit to tossing in an EU figure where it fit (much like Scorch, sort of). If instead of making the themes around certain battles but planets of significance they could do 5 Canon and one EU (or whatever) every wave. And they could toss in PT character also. Think about it, Mara Jade, Quigonn and Darth Maul could have all been in a Tatooine wave, Coruscant could have had just about every one from the PT to the EU (we could get all of the solo kids, it would have to be multiple waves). Yavin could have Kyp Durron, Exar Kun, Biggs Darklighter, Crix Madine, Jedi Master Luke, etc. etc. It's a pipe dream I know, but it would be nice.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Slothus on March 14, 2006, 12:13 PM
Bottom line is we'll get screwed with whoever wins. Not enough of these were annotated as SA-so we'll probably get it, but then it will be limited art. like sora :(.

I agree- we should have made Hasblow have to work harder and annotated SA in front of everything. The way it is now, they're not necessarily inclined to do it.

I feel it's dumb that there's so many figs in the 25 that are HIGHLY likely to be released anyway in the coming years as Hasbro starts running out of SW ideas. We should be voting for/submitting ballots for characters that were NOT likely to be made. Some folks, however want it now. I really would like a Quinlan Vos but I feel it's a really popular character that was due to be made anyway eventually- and I CAN wait. 
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 14, 2006, 06:34 PM
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1. Anakin Solo
2. Bastila Shan
3. Clone Commander (Galactic Marine pictured)
4. Commander Neyo
5. Corran Horn
6. Darth Malak
7. Darth Maul (Why?!?)
8. Darth Nihilus
9. Darth Revan
10. Exar Kun
11. Hermi Odle
12. HK-47
13. Jacen Solo
14. Jaina Solo
15. Kir Kanos
16. Kyle Katarn (Jedi)
17. Luke Skywalker (ROTJ)
18. Mara Jade Skywalker
19. Nom Anor
20. Padme Amidala (snowsuit)
21. Padme Amidala (AOTC black dress)
22. Padme Amidala (ROTS funeral)
23. Quinlan Vos (who woulda thunk it?)
24. Willrow Hood (Ice Cream Maker Man)
25. Yarna D'al Gargan (6-breasted dancer)

I'd like ... a figure that most casual collectors wouldn't really want made.

Tough call here.  I like the idea of ICMG as the Fan Choice for the reason of obscurity - this is basically the only way a character like this would get released.  On the other hand, despite having little interest in most EU, Quinlan Vos was one of the most compelling characters in recent years, including the prequels.  Perhaps he would get made anyway, but seeing him specifically as a Fan Choice figure somehow makes it more impressive or important to me.

Like I said, tough call.  My reasons for voting for each character are completely different.  I'll be thinking this one over for a while.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Famine on March 14, 2006, 07:35 PM
Kevin do you have a Quinlan Vos custom yet?  I might be making another one, if so then you'll be first on my list if you want this one -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/fh9.jpg)

 :P

I will love you forever if I can buy that.

You hear me?

Forever.

Kevin
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Delicious on March 14, 2006, 08:33 PM
I agree with JesseVader that seeing Vos with that "Fan's Choice" figure is fitting somehow.

What I don't get is the love for the ICMG, Willrow Hood. He's just some guy running through the background, he isn't even vuisually interesting. I think there's something about that Ice Cream machine that makes everyone fixated on him. Would you want him if he DIDN'T have an ice cream machine? Why not just make an ice cream machine in a Bespin Accessory Pack?   ;)

I certainly wouldn't want to see him before Hermi Odle or even Yarna. Hell, I don't want to see him made before Cantina Barmaid Bea Arthur.  ;D

-DD
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nathan on March 14, 2006, 08:39 PM
I view it as more a symbolic thing, really--an exercise in rallying the fan community around a completely useless character, to see if we can pressure Hasbro to make it "just because" (a.k.a. "Well ... why not?" 8)).
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Matt on March 15, 2006, 12:30 PM
Voting's up!

http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazines/toyfare/TF20060313-tf_poll.cfm
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jeff on March 15, 2006, 12:43 PM
Well, that's one vote for ICMG.   ;)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Morgbug on March 15, 2006, 12:47 PM
That's about right, it's getting Hasbro to do something they otherwise wouldn't.  Thinking about the fans choice selections thus far are there really any huge surprises?  

Ellors Madak - they made a Cantina alien, I'm shocked.
Amanaman - they made an alien from Jabba's palace, I'm shocked.
Ephant Mon - they made an alien from Jabba's palace, I'm shocked.

I look at the top 25, I think about another 12 years of Hasbro licensing and I think what won't get made in that time.  I don't think ooh, ooh, ooh, I really want to get this figure now and I can't possibly wait 2 years until they make it ::) :P

3. Clone Commander (Galactic Marine pictured)
4. Commander Neyo

Yeah, they won't possibly make those without the fans clamoring for them ::)

1. Anakin Solo
2. Bastila Shan
5. Corran Horn
13. Jacen Solo
14. Jaina Solo
16. Kyle Katarn (Jedi)
17. Luke Skywalker (ROTJ)
18. Mara Jade Skywalker
23. Quinlan Vos

Ooh, Jedi Knights, those are a fairly rare commodity, aren't they ::)  Never mind we have Luke, Mara and Kyle already.  Leaving the rest for an eventual EU wave/subline makes waaaaaaay too much sense.  Yeah, I understand the appeal of Quinlan Vos and Corran Horn.  Hell, I love the character of Mara Jade, but gee, I already have one (two actually, loose and carded) so why rush another one out?

Along that note

7. Darth Maul

Shake your head kiddies.  He died, get over it.  You want a good one, but the damn evolution pack with him in it ::)

And speaking of Darths or maybe just Sith/bad dudes in general...

6. Darth Malak
8. Darth Nihilus
9. Darth Revan
10. Exar Kun
19. Nom Anor

Hey, let's make a subline of Sith Lords to sell from the EU, after all, fans are clamoring for them :-X

Moving on...
11. Hermi Odle
25. Yarna D'al Gargan

See my early comments above.  Someone say something about seconds of screen time?  Nah, never mind.  I'd buy these anyway but something from Jabba's palace won't get made unless the fans demand it?

Padme can't get no love (well, the pregnant toy might disprove that notion) at least that's what the fanboys shout...
20. Padme Amidala (snowsuit)
21. Padme Amidala (AOTC black dress)
22. Padme Amidala (ROTS funeral)

Twelve.  Years.  You don't think those won't get made?  

Who'd I leave out?

12. HK-47 -  what, we can't come up with a KOTOR wave in 12 years?
15. Kir Kanos - well he's sort of lonely, isn't he?

And oh!!11! ::)  That leaves us with ICMG.  
He's a guaranteed peg warmer.
He's had milliseconds of screen time and is otherwise unremarkable (hey wait, doesn't that ensure he should be made?)

But wait...
A fan started the whole notion.
There's a pretty good petition out there.
There's no video game to support the fanboy syndrome for him.
There's no comic appearances to support him.  
It'll really stick it to Hasbro if he wins, they'll have to be dishonest and say he didn't win and make something else, probably with the prefix Darth attached to it ::)

If you want to fire your vote off onto a figure that's going to eventually be made (12 years!), go right ahead.  If you can't see Hasbro exploiting the potential for this poll and are desperate to see some EU figure (which I'm going to go out on a limb and say the EU figure and/or waves will peg warm as well) then go for it.  Vote for someone that would have been made anyway (Quinlan Vos/Hermi Odle/Yarna D'al Gargan).  Be my guest.  Be a good little sheep, just like Hasbro wants you to.   :-*

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Like I said, tough call.  My reasons for voting for each character are completely different.  I'll be thinking this one over for a while.
I thought you dropped the majority of the 3.75" line save your Vader focus? :-* ;)

Fight the machine baby :-X
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Morgbug on March 15, 2006, 12:47 PM
Voting's up!

http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazines/toyfare/TF20060313-tf_poll.cfm

Putting it on the next page after my rant...

Two votes ICMG (3? 4?...)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Matt on March 15, 2006, 12:50 PM
Two ICMG votes here--myself's, and a friend of mine.  :)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jayson on March 15, 2006, 12:59 PM
One more for the ICMG...
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Angry Ewok on March 15, 2006, 01:12 PM
Me and my woman voted for ICMG...
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Brian on March 15, 2006, 01:32 PM
One more for Willrow :).
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Rune Haako on March 15, 2006, 01:35 PM
Commander Neyo got my vote.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Mikey D on March 15, 2006, 01:39 PM
One more for ICMG and one more when I get home.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jayson on March 15, 2006, 01:46 PM
Commander Neyo got my vote.

For shame...  ;)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Morgbug on March 15, 2006, 01:55 PM
Commander Neyo got my vote.

For shame...  ;)

Yeah, cuz Hasbro would NEVER make him without the fans asking in a formal poll. ::) :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: ruiner on March 15, 2006, 02:06 PM
Exactly.

My gut told me to vote for Neyo or the red snow trooper, but then I realized that Hasbro will most likely do these guys without the fans telling them to.

You have to vote for the most obscure character - ICMG fits the bill quite well.

Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Famine on March 15, 2006, 02:07 PM
I came home from work to Vote on this.

VOS IS BOSS IN 06!

Quinlan Vos, do me proud!

Kevin
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Slothus on March 15, 2006, 02:12 PM
Commander Neyo got my vote.

For shame...  ;)

Yeah, cuz Hasbro would NEVER make him without the fans asking in a formal poll. ::) :P

" but I want it nowwww!!! :'(" right Brent?
Yeah they'll never make a Vos either ::)- Like Brent said earlier I think that's definately the fig they're gonna make instead when ICMG wins(instead of a darth)

burn the conspiracy of Hasbro!!

5 votes from family for I C M G..Yes!!!!!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Slothus on March 15, 2006, 02:19 PM
Sorry for the DP

Just wondering if Fan Choice figure really works....

Thinking about going on every PC at work and voting for ICMG-wow that's 50 PC's!

......probably some fatso would probably tattle tale on me though and tell toy fair the voting was corrupted ::)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Gatillo on March 15, 2006, 02:59 PM
I voted in all five PCs in my lab with no problems. ;D
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darby on March 15, 2006, 03:26 PM
Voted for ICMG.   ;D  Solidarity is power!!!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on March 15, 2006, 03:30 PM
I had to vote for Yarna D'al Gargan.  Sorry, ICMG is just too easy of a custom for me if I really want the figure.  Yarna is not and deserves a figure IMO.  At least I voted for an OT character.  Hell, I can still rememeber in 1983 seeing ROTJ in the theatre and thinking to myself, Who in the hell is that ugly chick??  ICMG wasn't a character that meant anything to me or that I remember seeing when I was that young.  So I'm going for something I remember from my childhood here, though I do think the whole poll thing is probably rigged.

 :P


Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Mikey D on March 15, 2006, 03:51 PM
I'm surprised Yarna hasn't been made yet.  She came close to having a figure back in the vintage days.  If she was almost worth a figure back then, she should have certainly been worth one by now.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Morgbug on March 15, 2006, 04:04 PM
3. Clone Commander (Galactic Marine pictured)
4. Commander Neyo
5. Corran Horn
7. Darth Maul (Why?!?)
11. Hermi Odle
15. Kir Kanos
16. Kyle Katarn (Jedi)
17. Luke Skywalker (ROTJ)
18. Mara Jade Skywalker
20. Padme Amidala (snowsuit)
21. Padme Amidala (AOTC black dress)
22. Padme Amidala (ROTS funeral)
23. Quinlan Vos (who woulda thunk it?)
25. Yarna D'al Gargan (6-breasted dancer)

Just to be clear, I understand that people really want a figure and I'd like to see all of the above.  I also don't think I need to use a vote on anything listed above to see it made over the next couple of years. 

I'll also clarify I spend little time on EU stuff, so if I had half a clue who many of the EU Darths were, I might want those too.  But I just can't stop thinking that if THAT MUCH EU stuff made the list, Hasbro's not just going to ignore it, especially as we move further out from the movies.  I can see EU-related waves fairly soon, around 2007.  All those Solos, Katarn, Darth whatever.  They'll come, just wait and see. 

As for making a custom figure of ICMG, sure, go ahead.  But I don't do customizing.  I'm lazy, I have other things that take up my time, whatever the reason, the only way I'm going to get an ICMG is to do it through this process.  And Hasbro gets annoyed too.  Sorry, but that's worth passing on figures I may really rather see made. 

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though I do think the whole poll thing is probably rigged.
Ayup, and that's another good reason to vote ICMG, just to prove it's really rigged.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Stim on March 15, 2006, 04:15 PM
I'm a big fan of ice cream, as well as those who make it.  So he's got my vote. 
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on March 15, 2006, 04:53 PM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/lobotsdup/ICMG_02.jpg)  (http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazines/toyfare/TF20060313-tf_poll.cfm)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on March 15, 2006, 05:58 PM
It looks like you can vote more than once from your PC?

Maybe for the EU category, they could add in Rykrof Enloe for the next one.   :-*

Great advertisement Scott, it should make the front page here.  Jayson did that for Yakface.  ;)

 :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jayson on March 15, 2006, 06:07 PM
If you can vote more than once from the same PC/Terminal, doesn't that lead you to believe the poll is fixed?  :-\

(http://www.yakface.com/jayson/hood.jpg)  ;D
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on March 15, 2006, 06:12 PM
Yeah it probably is... if Scott can push his political agenda with ICMG, I'm sure there are many others doing the same thing lurking in the shadows.   ;D

 :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: MetalJedi on March 15, 2006, 07:03 PM
Voted for Quinlan.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Broem on March 15, 2006, 07:23 PM
I ended up voting for Hermi Odle.  I just want him more than Yarna and ICMG.  I don't really buy into rumors we're getting him quite yet.  I heard that about the Tonnika Sisters to and still don't see anything concrete.  It's all vague info. 
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Famine on March 15, 2006, 07:29 PM
Voted for Quinlan.

 :-*

Kevin
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Gamboa on March 15, 2006, 08:01 PM
I  checked  out  the  list  and  I  voted  on  what  I  would  like  to  own  the  most;

Padme,  in  black  gown

Good  luck  for  Hood,  though,  and  sorry,  I  think  Yarna  would  be  the  biggest  peg-warmer  ever,  cuz  after  we  all  have  ours  the  kids  aren't  gonna  pick  up  the  rest.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on March 15, 2006, 08:21 PM
I'll gladly buy 4-5 Yarna figures for customs, would love to have a group of obese women for custom fodder.

 :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: McCusto on March 15, 2006, 08:38 PM
Good  luck  for  Hood,  though,  and  sorry,  I  think  Yarna  would  be  the  biggest  peg-warmer  ever,  cuz  after  we  all  have  ours  the  kids  aren't  gonna  pick  up  the  rest.

I 100% agree with that.

Looks like we are going to get another round of people we see in the movie for 5 seconds again for this years fan choice.....


I don't know about you, but I voted for Luke Skywalker because he is a figure we actually need improvement and a new sculpt for. Not the fat 6-boob lady or that stupid ice cream guy.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Slothus on March 15, 2006, 10:22 PM
I think if you vote more than once from your PC it cancels all votes from that IP adress- there's a warning like that at the top. So I voted on 20 different PC's today ;D( for ICMG) ;D.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: IndianaVader on March 16, 2006, 03:30 AM
Thank goodness for IP address reset on my laptop. ;D

I already said this on 'Scum, but I might as well make my statement here as well.

I made the SMART decision: Bastila Shan.

Here is my reasoning, for those EU haters out there:

All SAGA figures- I can automatically exclude these as I'm sure if Hasbro continues the frenzy they're on they will make all figures listed in the 25 at one time or another. We may never get a chance for EU again, so this automatically sways me to vote for the interesting choices.

NJO- I will be honest in saying I never gave this a chance, but as far as an action figure goes, they just don't look visually appealing.

Kir Kanos- Easily customizable. I'll pass.

Quinlan Vos- Same thing. Easily customizable, and really a static character in the Star Wars universe. I never really understood his appeal and usually found myself more interested in his oh so attractive apprentice. 

Exar Kun- It'd be cool to see him in figure form, and I wouldn't be disappointed if I saw him made. I'd pick him up.

Kyle Katarn- Although Kyle Katarn almost got my vote just because I LOVE the Jedi Knight game series, I had to vote KOTOR. We may never get another chance. But I will definately pick up a Kyle if he wins.

Willrow Hood- As others have said, he was good entertainment, but honestly a joke. No one will buy him. I would, but not nearly enough people would to keep him off the pegs.

So then it comes down to KOTOR. Oh, how I've been waiting for this opportunity. I hope Hasbro realizes the popularity in a line of KOTOR figures. 1/5 of the choices are KOTOR. So I have to lean towards the coolest looking to really give KOTOR a good first impression. For me personally, that's either Malak or Bastila. And let's be honest here-- with a form fitting outfit, British accent, double-bladed yellow lightsaber, and the visage of Kate Beckinsale herself-- how can you go wrong?

So that's my vote. If you don't vote KOTOR, then you obviously haven't played the game. For those who haven't, I strongly suggest you play for 1 hour and tell me you're not hooked.

I say, let's vote BASTILA for 2006!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v121/Med21B/Bastila.jpg)

I see at least 4 excellent reasons to vote for Bastila just from that picture. ;)

_Max
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JediMAC on March 16, 2006, 08:03 AM
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1. Anakin Solo
2. Bastila Shan
3. Clone Commander (Galactic Marine pictured)
4. Commander Neyo
5. Corran Horn
6. Darth Malak
7. Darth Maul
8. Darth Nihilus
9. Darth Revan
10. Exar Kun
11. Hermi Odle
12. HK-47
13. Jacen Solo
14. Jaina Solo
15. Kir Kanos
16. Kyle Katarn (Jedi)
17. Luke Skywalker (ROTJ)
18. Mara Jade Skywalker
19. Nom Anor
20. Padme Amidala (snowsuit)
21. Padme Amidala (AOTC black dress)
22. Padme Amidala (ROTS funeral)
23. Quinlan Vos
24. Willrow Hood (Ice Cream Maker Man)
25. Yarna D'al Gargan (6-breasted dancer)

Man, I think this list is going to make me puke.  There's still a bunch of actual movie-related figures that I'd much prefer seeing before all this EU stuff eventually hits the pegs.  Definitely a number of Cantina and Jabba's Palace aliens I'd prefer over anything else at this point (and ICMG, of course).  Can't believe the ever-popular Tonnika Sisters didn't even make the cut!  Plenty of Padme and other PT characters I'd go for after that.  Lastly, I'd take some EU.  In fact, I think that Hasbro should just run a seperate EU subline, like they did back around '98, and just put out a handful of the more popular aforementioned EU figures in that, rather than making them in place of some of the actual Saga characters that have yet to be incarnated in plastic still.

That said, I voted for Yarna (sorry Scott).  Hermi would be my second choice, though I'm quite certain Hasbro will eventually make him, so he probably doesn't need votes.  ICMG third (which I'll drop a vote or two for later).  After that, I'd like the Padme figures, and I guess Quinlan (who's actually in one of the movies now).  But I could easily live without all that EU stuff at this point.  Folks interested in all of those should just start collecting the WOTC miniatures line, as most of them are/will be represented in that...
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Ithorian Clergy on March 16, 2006, 08:36 AM
Except for #3 the Galactic Marine, I'd take the Tonnika Sisters, Hermi Odle, and a SA Kashyyyk BARC trooper over every single entry on this list, especially the EU entries.  And for the record, none of Yarna's 6 breasts excite me.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: speedermike on March 16, 2006, 01:42 PM
When I saw the final list I felt very, very old and very out of it.  Not only did I not know who half the charcters are, I really don't care. I don't follow EU or games or anything non-movie. (Love Clone Wars though...)

This list just shows how diverse the fan base is, and Hasbro will have a very hard time making everyone happy.

My advice is stick to the films, once the characters are all represented in plastic, then go to other sources.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jim on March 16, 2006, 01:55 PM

My advice is stick to the films, once the characters are all represented in plastic, then go to other sources.

This was my setiment when this rigged poll started.  No disrespect for EU fans.   I have no interest in EU and dont consider any of it cannon. 

Now if they had a seperate poll for EU to create one fig I can buy into that. 

Or if they would have a small subline like Hasbro did with SOTE, Clone Wars and EU, I would welcome that.  To make just one fig from a game or book just seems out of place in the scheme of things.  And yeah Mike we are getting old.  Seems to be more Prequel and EU fans nowadays then fans of the OT. 
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: SilverZ on March 16, 2006, 04:29 PM
I think that the KOTOR results do make it clear that a game subline makes some sense. But, take a look at other game related lines, like the McFarlane Metal Gear or Bandai Final Fantasy figures. Those move slowly at major B&Ms, and go quickly at game retailers -- but game retailers order a fraction of the amount of product, and the lines are meant to have a shelf life similar to the game they're licensed from.

I think any character that wins the poll is going to be a retail dud. The only ones that make sense on that list don't need to be part of the poll. So why bother with a poll if all you can really do with the results is make something destined to bite it when it comes time to sell it?

I'd actually be more impressed with Hasbro if they did this sort of thing once a year and didn't elect a winner from it. I'd be happy to know that the poll illustrated where thier collector marketing was heading. And it seems obvious that we want clones, a varied EU subline, and super articulated core characters.

There's a ******* newsflash.

Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Slothus on March 16, 2006, 05:32 PM
I think that the KOTOR results do make it clear that a game subline makes some sense. But, take a look at other game related lines, like the McFarlane Metal Gear or Bandai Final Fantasy figures. Those move slowly at major B&Ms, and go quickly at game retailers -- but game retailers order a fraction of the amount of product, and the lines are meant to have a shelf life similar to the game they're licensed from.

I think any character that wins the poll is going to be a retail dud. The only ones that make sense on that list don't need to be part of the poll. So why bother with a poll if all you can really do with the results is make something destined to bite it when it comes time to sell it?

I'd actually be more impressed with Hasbro if they did this sort of thing once a year and didn't elect a winner from it. I'd be happy to know that the poll illustrated where thier collector marketing was heading. And it seems obvious that we want clones, a varied EU subline, and super articulated core characters.

There's a ******* newsflash.  


Yep, questions/requests on those figs typically dodged at toy conventions by Hasbro the last 3 years ::)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: evenflow on March 16, 2006, 11:40 PM
I voted for Yarna, and I hope you all do the same.  ;D
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on March 17, 2006, 12:26 AM
Yarna's my pick as well.

 :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nathan on March 17, 2006, 12:32 AM
Youse guys do realize that voting 15 times for the same character is cheating, right?

I mean, I can see picking your top 2-3 characters and voting once each, but voting over and over for the same character just isn't cool. Not to mention it gives Hasbro a ready-made reason to throw out the results.

The Eagle Scout in me is honestly disappointed in you collectively ... I thought the JD crowd was classier than that. :-\


Anyway, I will be voting for either ICMG or Exar Kun.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Famine on March 17, 2006, 12:41 AM
Youse guys do realize that voting 15 times for the same character is cheating, right?

No, it's OK as long as it's for ICGM.  :P

I just send people the link to the poll, who aren't as rabid fans as I am, explain my cause and hope they vote Vos. 'Cause a vote for ICGM means the terrorists win.

Kevin
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Morgbug on March 17, 2006, 01:11 AM
Youse guys do realize that voting 15 times for the same character is cheating, right?



Is it cheating or is it leveling the playing field?  Do you really think that the Quinlan Vos fans of the world aren't doing the same thing? 

Besides, read the header at the top of the vote thank you page, multiple votes are discarded or whatever it says.  Don't take this too seriously, it's fixed at the source anyway.

 
Youse guys do realize that voting 15 times for the same character is cheating, right?

No, it's OK as long as it's for ICGM. :P

I just send people the link to the poll, who aren't as rabid fans as I am, explain my cause and hope they vote Vos. 'Cause a vote for ICGM means the terrorists win.

Kevin

 ::)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nathan on March 17, 2006, 01:33 AM
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Do you really think that the Quinlan Vos fans of the world aren't doing the same thing?

True enough. However, there is such a thing as taking the high road.

Is it cheating or is it leveling the playing field?

Well, when viewed in that light, it's both.

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Besides, read the header at the top of the vote thank you page, multiple votes are discarded or whatever it says.

Not if you vote from multiple computers....

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Don't take this too seriously, it's fixed at the source anyway.

Yeah, I would feel much better about the whole thing if you had to enter an email addy to vote. The fact that you don't does lead me to, let's say, question the poll's veracity. It'll be interesting to see how it all shakes out.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on March 17, 2006, 05:38 AM
The thing is, comparing EU from Star Wars with other action figure lines is tough...  It's still STar Wars, ultimately.  The Metal Gear figures sold like ****, but they don't have a film line supporting them that has 10+ years of popularity either...

I think that EU has legs...  I think it should have LIMITED legs though.  SHort of the TV shows (The old Clone Wars toon included, as I think it is still popular and should be getting figures and ships routinely in the line), I think small "2 or 3" figure spurts of EU should be teh way to mix EU in there... 

KOTOR gets 3 in a wave...  Jedi Knight gets Kyle, Jan, and Jerec in a wave maybe...  And not back-to-back...  Just like a couple times a year.  If the line's supposedly gonna go on and on and on like Hasbro says, then they could make people happy by doing EU that way and not tread on the film's wealth of choices (new and resculpt) left to be done.

Hell, above anything on that list or off it I'd like the 3 Rebel Soldier types done super articulated.  If they were made in abundance tomorrow, I'd be happy if the line collapsed in on itself tomorrow.  ;D
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Morgbug on March 17, 2006, 10:14 AM
Quote
True enough. However, there is such a thing as taking the high road.

Is it the high road or is it conceding defeat before even starting the battle? :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jim on March 17, 2006, 10:51 AM
Quote
True enough. However, there is such a thing as taking the high road.

Is it the high road or is it conceding defeat before even starting the battle? :P

I agree that this is already set up.  Would'nt it be a pisser if Maul won :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Slothus on March 17, 2006, 11:13 AM
No doubt

They'll 'make' the winner out of who they were gonna make anyway ::)
Title: Re: Please Vote Willrow Hood
Post by: Nicklab on March 19, 2006, 10:51 AM
I finally made my choice, and I chose Darth Malak.  This was a tough poll, because I think there were a number of good choices.  Here's my methodology...

The Clones - Both of these Clones are bound to be made.  Hasbro has come to recognize just how much of a market there is for Clone Troopers, so I think that both Commander Neyo and the Galactic Marine are bound to be made by Hasbro within at least the next couple of years.

Luke Throne Room Duel - This figure has got to be in the pipeline.  There's been enough whining and complaining about it that it's bound to be made in a form that's similar to that of the VOTC line.  Just give it some time.

Ultimate Darth Maul - This figure's already been done.  You know, in the Sith Lords Evolution set.

Kir Kanos - The rumors have been around since last year that this is going to be an Entertainment Earth exclusive.  Why waste the vote?

Quinlan Vos - Out of all of the EU figures, I think this one has the best likelihood of being made.

Clone Wars Padme - I think the Clone Wars animated line has some legs.  The demand for the WalMart 3-packs was pretty serious.  There are bound to be some more Clone Wars animated figures at some point, and I think Padme is bound to be part of that.

Padme in black leather - Uhhhh... why does this sound like a fanboy's disgusting little fantasy?  Just the seediness of this makes me turn away from it.

Dead Padme - Yeah, this is what we need.  An action figure of a CORPSE.  An action figure of a woman who died in childbirth.  How pleasant.   ::)

The NJO characters - I hate to lump them all together, but I really have no connection with the NJO characters.  As such I can't invest the vote with these characters.

Kyle Katarn - We already have a Kyle Katarn.  Do we really need another?

Mara Jade Skywalker - Same deal as Kyle Katarn.  I'd rather have an all new figure than another version of a character that I don't read that much about.

Corran Horn - I seriously thought about voting for Horn.  I've heard the name over and over again, but the thing is, I haven't read a single thing featuring Corran Horn.  Haven't read about you, not voting for you.  Sorry dude.

Hermi Odle - This figure very nearly got my vote.  I think that a fan poll would put this figure over the top.  In fact, I think this one may win the poll, or at the very least get some serious consideration from Hasbro at some point in time.  I decided to invest my vote otherwise.

Yarna d'al Gargan - There have been a lot of calls for this figure over the years.  Why, I don't know.  This is quite possibly the ugliest character ever in the Star Wars universe.  And franky, I don't want to get that vomit taste in my mouth when I look at my Jabba's palace diorama.

Ice Cream Maker Guy - I know there's been a buzz about this guy from a number of collectors on a number of forums.  But you know what?  It's not even a choice for me.  It's kitschy and weird, but seriously, this is like having a Marvel Avengers or Fantastic Four toy line and having a Willie Lumpkin (the mailman) figure.  It's become an inside joke and just isn't that funny, just as most inside jokes aren't funny.

The KOTOR characters - This is where I decided to invest my vote.  I weighed the choices pretty well.  There's Darth Nihilus.  He's an incredibly cool looking character.  But he doesn't seem that important in the grand scheme of KOTOR II.  Darth Sion seems like a better choice, but he didn't even make the finals.  HK-47 is cool, but definitely an ancillary character.  Bastilla is cool, but not as important a character as the two Sith lords in this game.  Revan?  You ARE Revan if you've ever played KOTOR.  Thing is you just don't know it until late in the game, and the character isn't readily identifiable since there are a number of variables you can choose in building your player character.  The only option is to choose Revan as his Dark Lord persona with a mask.  You only get to see that in flashbacks.  With all of that in mind, I chose Darth Malak.  He seems like the most identifiable of the KOTOR characters.  Here's hoping that he wins.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Famine on March 19, 2006, 02:22 PM
(http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/quinlanvos/img/bts_bg.jpg)

Quinlan Vos lets people work through their problems.

(http://www.starwars.jp/character/image/willrow_hood.jpg)

Willrow Hood runs away from his problems.

VOS IS BOSS IN '06!


Kevin
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on March 19, 2006, 03:56 PM
(http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/quinlanvos/img/bts_bg.jpg)

Quinlan Vos lets people work through their problems.

(http://www.starwars.jp/character/image/willrow_hood.jpg)

Willrow Hood runs away from his problems.

VOS IS BOSS IN '06!


Kevin

Funnier than hell.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 19, 2006, 04:01 PM

Quinlan Vos lets people work through their problems.


A person of nobility and worthy of selection of Fan's Choice would have saved poor stupid Jar Jar from Sebulba instead of just sitting and watching.  You should be ashamed Kevin.  >:(
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Slothus on March 19, 2006, 04:07 PM
(http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/quinlanvos/img/bts_bg.jpg)

Quinlan Vos lets people work through their problems.

(http://www.starwars.jp/character/image/willrow_hood.jpg)

Willrow Hood runs away from his problems.

VOS IS BOSS IN '06!


Kevin

Yeah , that's a fair logical comparison....
" the empire is taking over the city you should evacuate immediately"
...really ICMG shouldn't run..he should face his problems and face the empire with his ICM and commit guaranteed suicide ::)

Meanwhile..with jediskills and a lightsaber..Vos can pretty much choose what he wants to do...including finish off his subway's sandwitch :P

Are you as big as an ******* in the real world as you are here?

Seriously. Try and come off as less of a dick

That analogy was illogical and unneeded
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on March 19, 2006, 04:11 PM
Oh come on, people are taking this WAY to seriously.  Kevin's joking... it's a JOKE.  Why are people getting so offended and calling each other names over this?  I really think some people need to quit the name calling and take things a little more light hearted.

What a shame.

 :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 19, 2006, 04:16 PM

Quinlan Vos lets people work through their problems.


A person of nobility and worthy of selection of Fan's Choice would have saved poor stupid Jar Jar from Sebulba instead of just sitting and watching.  You should be ashamed Kevin.  >:(

Perhaps I should have added one of these at the end of my post -  ;).  All in good fun.

Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on March 19, 2006, 04:22 PM
Jesse, my comment wasn't directed at you.  I know well enough to know you're joking around and a "mad smiley" is no big deal.

I just don't see why some other people are calling members names over the whole fans choice deal and are showing such hate for someone because they have a differnet opinion (or have a sense of humor). 

It's happened in two threads about this now in the past 24 hours, here towards Kevin and in another towards me.    I'm wondering if I should just stay in the customizing section maybe where I usually do, because I'm close to saying some things I probably shouldn't and don't want to offend anyone.

 :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: obi-dad on March 19, 2006, 04:26 PM
Holy Cr@p, Batman!  I don't think Chewie's reply was to your comment Jesse.  I was going to stay out of all the various forums for a simple fan choice figure.  Darth Slothus, you can't be serious here???  Sorry to call you out, but your post was totally out of line for someone that has been around long enough to post 1200+ posts.  Kevin's post was all in good fun and I found it amusing.  I'm not using my vote for EU, cuz that's just not me, but I understand why any EU fan would.  If I was creative enough and one of the choices stood out enough for me to rally support, I'd hope I could come up with something like that for my "candidate".
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Matt on March 19, 2006, 04:28 PM
It's happened in two threads about this now in the past 24 hours, here towards Kevin and in another towards me.

I didn't call you any names.  I said you were being dense, which you were. 

:P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Famine on March 19, 2006, 04:29 PM
I think Justins comment was more directed at Slothus just below you.

I'll glady reply in a civilized manner:

Quote
Yeah , that's a fair logical comparison....
" the empire is taking over the city you should evacuate immediately"
...really ICMG shouldn't run..he should face his problems and face the empire with his ICM and commit guaranteed suicide

Meanwhile..with jediskills and a lightsaber..Vos can pretty much choose what he wants to do...including finish off his subway's sandwitch

Are you as big as an ******* in the real world as you are here?

Seriously. Try and come off as less of a dick

That analogy was illogical and unneeded

Oh, gee. You got me. You used my favorite character, and brought up my business without actually mentioning it, and oh, ****, the misspelling of "Sandwich" on my business' sign. Plus you tried to use my own words against me. Good play.

Thank you obi-dad, Jesse, and Justin for having a God damned sense of humor. Matt, thanks for clearing up that about not name calling, as well, so I didn't need to. Urb, thank you for proving me right.

Kevin
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Slothus on March 19, 2006, 04:31 PM
your words kev
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Slothus on March 19, 2006, 04:35 PM
Jesse, my comment wasn't directed at you.  I know well enough to know you're joking around and a "mad smiley" is no big deal.

I just don't see why some other people are calling members names over the whole fans choice deal and are showing such hate for someone because they have a differnet opinion (or have a sense of humor). 

It's happened in two threads about this now in the past 24 hours, here towards Kevin and in another towards me.    I'm wondering if I should just stay in the customizing section maybe where I usually do, because I'm close to saying some things I probably shouldn't and don't want to offend anyone.

 :P

Please read my explanation before judgement..those bad,bad, words are from a poster of higher post count then mine thrown back in HIS face. Where were you about the name calling then?
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Gatillo on March 19, 2006, 04:39 PM
Does not matter what figure wins and gets made, I cannot buy it, it will bring back bad memories  :o
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on March 19, 2006, 04:40 PM
Does not matter what figure wins and gets made, I cannot buy it, it will bring back bad memories  :o

I think I agree with you Gatillo.  This bickering is pointless. 

If anyone has a problem with me, please take it to PM.

 :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 19, 2006, 04:43 PM
Sigh.  I've tried to return fun to this thread but that doesn't seem possible.  I'm going to lock it for a couple hours and PM the offenders.   :(

... edit ... I'll unlock this for now - let's just have fun, OK guys?
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Matt on March 19, 2006, 08:06 PM
Sigh.  I've tried to return fun to this thread but that doesn't seem possible.  I'm going to lock it for a couple hours and PM the offenders.   :(

... edit ... I'll unlock this for now - let's just have fun, OK guys?

Still waiting for my PM. . .

 :-\
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Artoo on March 19, 2006, 08:57 PM
Voted Neyo.Sorry,but ICMG & Yarna might out pegwarm the Nemodian Warrior.*everyone looks shocked*......unless they are produced in small numbers.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Ithorian Clergy on March 19, 2006, 09:04 PM
Voted Neyo.Sorry,but ICMG & Yarna might out pegwarm the Nemodian Warrior.*everyone looks shocked*......unless they are produced in small numbers.

The Neimodian Warrior actually moved pretty good here, Darth Vader, Mas Amedda, and Polis Massan actually far out-pegwarmed the Neimodian...at least he was an army builder, I own about 8 myself.

ICMG, I'd buy one I guess, it'd make a good background character for a Bespin diorama.  I'm not excited about it though, but I'm not part of the inside joke around here.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Reid on March 19, 2006, 09:06 PM
Voted for Malak. If Yarna wins I'll be pissed. A six-breasted ugly fat dancer. Great toy. Little Billy will just love to play with a six-breasted ugly fat dancer. And why would anyone want Padme Funeral? A figure of a corpse. Little Billy will just love it.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Artoo on March 19, 2006, 09:10 PM
Voted Neyo.Sorry,but ICMG & Yarna might out pegwarm the Nemodian Warrior.*everyone looks shocked*......unless they are produced in small numbers.

The Neimodian Warrior actually moved pretty good here, Darth Vader, Mas Amedda, and Polis Massan actually far out-pegwarmed the Neimodian...at least he was an army builder, I own about 8 myself.

ICMG, I'd buy one I guess, it'd make a good background character for a Bespin diorama.  I'm not excited about it though, but I'm not part of the inside joke around here.
It did here,or maybe it was my misfortune to come across alot.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Paul on March 19, 2006, 09:28 PM
Voted for ICMG.

Go Willrow!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 19, 2006, 11:31 PM
Sigh.  I've tried to return fun to this thread but that doesn't seem possible.  I'm going to lock it for a couple hours and PM the offenders.   :(

... edit ... I'll unlock this for now - let's just have fun, OK guys?

Still waiting for my PM. . .

 :-\

PM sent.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CorranHorn on March 19, 2006, 11:33 PM
If you haven't decided yet on who to vote for or just don't really care who wins, don't forget then that Corran Horn would make an excellent choice. So many possibilities for this guy, CorSec Officer, Rogue Pilot, Keiran Halcyon, Jedi Knight, you name it, Hasbro could make it. It's all up to you...

(http://www.ffurg.com/images/CHVOTE.gif)

The preceding was brought to you by the Foundation to Support Rogue Squadron Action Figures.  ;D
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 19, 2006, 11:37 PM
I've heard the FtSRSAF is a growing movement.  ;)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: obi-dad on March 19, 2006, 11:45 PM
If Yarna wins I'll be pissed. A six-breasted ugly fat dancer. Great toy. Little Billy will just love to play with a six-breasted ugly fat dancer. And why would anyone want Padme Funeral? A figure of a corpse. Little Billy will just love it.

Personally, I voted for Yarna.  If people were all that concerned that fat and ugly figures not get made, we'd never have a Jabba or Rancor keeper figure.  As far as I'm concerned, I hope they all get made.  I won't buy a single EU figure myself, but if it keeps the line alive and the figures don't peg-warm, then I'm all for that.  I've forgotten most of the list, but the only figure I'm really excited to see is Hermi.  I'd much rather see any of the top 10 from  the three 2004 Defender Wishlists for the OT movies get made than at least 90% of the figures on the poll.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CorranHorn on March 19, 2006, 11:46 PM
I've heard the FtSRSAF is a growing movement.  ;)

we're a grass roots movement, if ya know what I mean ;)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Artoo on March 19, 2006, 11:48 PM
If Yarna wins I'll be pissed. A six-breasted ugly fat dancer. Great toy. Little Billy will just love to play with a six-breasted ugly fat dancer. And why would anyone want Padme Funeral? A figure of a corpse. Little Billy will just love it.

Personally, I voted for Yarna.  If people were all that concerned that fat and ugly figures not get made, we'd never have a Jabba or Rancor keeper figure.  As far as I'm concerned, I hope they all get made.  I won't buy a single EU figure myself, but if it keeps the line alive and the figures don't peg-warm, then I'm all for that.  I've forgotten most of the list, but the only figure I'm really excited to see is Hermi.  I'd much rather see any of the top 10 from  the three 2004 Defender Wishlists for the OT movies get made than at least 90% of the figures on the poll.
Yes,but Jabba & the Rancor Keeper don't have 6 boobs & kids like Jabba. :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on March 19, 2006, 11:53 PM
I'm with you obi-dad, I'd much rather have most of the eventual top 30 of the OT portion of the Wishlists over 20 of the top 25 figures.

I totally do not understand the utter disdain people have for Willrow Hood though.  He's a background filler (see any Jabba's or Cantina Alien, Prequel Senator etc), he's human (see Lobot, Wuher, the Tonnika Sisters, BoShek etc) he didn't speak (see almost all of the above)

He's from ESB which needs more figures, as Jeff points out, he may be the key to getting cool new Bespin figures like a new Han, Luke or Ugnaught and he has the coolest accessory in the Trilogy

I don't care if you don't vote for him, I myself personally will not be upset if Yarna or Hermi or any of the 3 Padme's win, but stop with the "He doesn't even belong on the list"  "Who the hell voted for him"  "These people flooded the list to begin with"

Show me another figure out there with as much cult support or a petition with over 1000 signatures asking for it to be made.  There isn't one...stop the hate, is all I ask
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on March 19, 2006, 11:57 PM
I don't hate him one bit Scott.  I am for an ICMG figure, he's just not my top choice.  I'm a Yarna fan myself.  Yes she's ugly, and fat.  But I remember seeing the character in theatres when I was 6 years old in 1983, and looked at Toy Chest (old St. Louis toy store) for her figure when I was a youngling.  So I have a fond memory there.

But I agree, quit bashing the character, or other characters someone wants made.  And don't bash each other over this.  Have some fun with this.

 :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Famine on March 20, 2006, 12:06 AM
(http://www.jedidirectory.com/QuinlanVos001.jpg)

Quinlan Vos packs a lightsaber, capable of cutting down any competition that gets in his way. He fought in several battles, emerging victoriously.

(http://www.starwars.jp/character/image/willrow_hood.jpg)

Willrow Hood runs away from competition.

VOS IS BOSS in '06!

Kevin
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Matt on March 20, 2006, 12:09 AM
Is it supposed to be funnier the second time?

 ???
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on March 20, 2006, 12:11 AM
Kevin's post is in good fun, and I find it funny.  If anyone can make any that build up ICMG and diss Vos, those would be fun too.  If I have time I'll try and make one pro/con for a few characters.  Just don't get offended when someone throws out some harmless fun.

 :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Matt on March 20, 2006, 12:12 AM
Not offended, CHEWIE, just wondering where the funny is. 

 :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Ithorian Clergy on March 20, 2006, 12:27 AM
Not offended, CHEWIE, just wondering where the funny is. 

 :P

Look at this picture:

(http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/quinlanvos/img/bts_bg.jpg)

Look how Quinlan Vos sits there so majestically presiding over the battle unfolding before him between 2 such deadly combatants.  Look how he bides his time calmly, even in the face of such danger to his own life.  You can't teach majesty and bravery like that, and Quinlan Vos just has it.


Now look at this ****.  Just look at it:

(http://www.starwars.jp/character/image/willrow_hood.jpg)

Willrow running scared for his life in the face of far less dangerous enemies than Sebulba and Jar Jar.  And he still didn't have the courage to stand and hurl Soft Serve at Imperials as they approach.

Where is the humor Bill Cosby asks?  Well, I think we all know the answer now.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Matt on March 20, 2006, 12:35 AM
See, the first time was hilarious.

The second time?  Not so much.

(Oh, and I think a post of mine's gone missing. . .)   :-\
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Famine on March 20, 2006, 12:38 AM
If you don't find it funny Matt, thats your deal.

So long as one person other than myself finds humor in it, my job is done.

Vote for Vos.

Kevin
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Matt on March 20, 2006, 12:42 AM
But, it's like the same joke!  It's the forum equivalent of Weekend at Bernie's 2.

Bag on Willrow all you want, if you must--all I ask is that you just change it up a little.  You know, keep it fresh, original.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Famine on March 20, 2006, 12:46 AM
But, it's like the same joke!  It's the forum equivalent of Weekend at Bernie's 2.

Bag on Willrow all you want, if you must--all I ask is that you just change it up a little.  You know, keep it fresh, original.

Fine. Next one involves VD, so it should be a good one.

Vote for Vos!

Kevin
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Artoo on March 20, 2006, 01:06 AM
I'd much rather have ICMG over Yarna,in fact I probally wouldn't buy yarna.As long as ICMG has a chair & a table,he'd be okay with me so I can display him giving ice cream to the cast of the whole saga. :P
*fast voice*This message brought to you by vote for Commander Neyo or someone who is not Yarna becuase she'd be a total pegwarming waste of plastic.This message was not produced by Commander Neyo,but by a clone commander freak no offense taken to anyone who likes Yarna *Commercial add changes* :D
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Gatillo on March 20, 2006, 10:32 AM
I like Kevin ads for fan choice figure.  Even though I like both characters for very different reasons, I find the ads funny.

At the end of the day the facts are the facts and they cannot be disputed.  One character is a badass jedi while the other runs for his life from the Empire.

I do not know what I like the most, the possibility of these characters being made into plastic or the fact that people are bickering over toys. :o
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Artoo on March 20, 2006, 01:28 PM
I'd go with the characters might be made into plastic becuase people bicker over toys alot.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Broem on March 20, 2006, 01:53 PM
Wow!  I had not read this thread lately.  Who would thought Willrow would have stirred up so much?    Vos versus Hood for the vote of the century.  Who would have guessed? 

It looks to me like we have a choice between a long haired Jedi who sits on his rear end while a brawl breaks out right in front of his eyes and he litterally does nothing to solve it.  Even though he is a Jedi who I assume is a peacemaker if he's followed the Jedi code and is a skilled negotiator as Jedi are supposed to be. Instead he would have let Sebulba (a known bully) pound Jar-Jar (an obvious innocent) into "orange goo".  Sigh.   

Or we have a man who obeys his Administrator and takes action when he is told to leave the city immediately since the evil Empire has arrived.  He only has time to pick up one belonging his ice cream maker and makes a mad dash to save his life.  At least he did what he was told to do unlike someone who does  not do anything when faced with a situation that he is trained to help with.

You can choose between a man of action like Willrow Hood.  Or a man of inaction like Quinlan "sit on my bootie and do nothing" Vos. 

I think the choice is simple my friends. 

Yes, I am just trying to have some fun with this.  I don't really mind who wins the entire poll.  Although since I opted for Hermi Odle I hope he makes it!!!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on March 20, 2006, 02:35 PM
Hermie Odle would be fine with me, I would love for them to finally make that figure.

One thing though about Vos, I believe that really isn't supposed to be Vos in EPI.  Just a guy sitting there and that design was later used to create the character of Quinlan.

 :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nathan on March 20, 2006, 04:53 PM
One thing though about Vos, I believe that really isn't supposed to be Vos in EPI.  Just a guy sitting there and that design was later used to create the character of Quinlan.

You are correct that the character of Vos was based on the look of that EpI extra. However, since his first comic it's been well established that the EpI dude IS Vos on Tatooine, not just someone who looks similar to him.

Although it wasn't the case that Vos was purposely inserted into EpI as an EU reference, since the character wasn't even created until after the film.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Ook on March 20, 2006, 05:06 PM
My write-in vote was for Skorr, the bounty hunter Solo said they "ran into on Ord Mantell". I looked over the finalists the other day, and pretty quickly eliminated EU characters. I skipped the ones I figre would definitely get made eventually anyway, and anyone I didn't care for ... then ended up voting for Yarna.

There are 9 or 10 I'd like to see made, though.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: tonphanan on March 20, 2006, 05:46 PM
I voted for Corran Horn at the begining and voted for him again. Will he get made?? Probably not. Will ICMG, maybe in a couple of years. Yarna (say it with me) Pegwarmer..

No, I beleive the voting is just a scam by Hasbro. They are sitting on Vos' already produced and packaged, it's all about timing. Voting ends figure with released date are annouced and *poof* Vos wins and shows up shortpacked in the cases towards the end of the year.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on March 21, 2006, 12:21 AM
I see Adam Pawlus is now ripping on ICMG

Quote
FIN

Originally here I had this big long thing about Fan's Choice, but as I already have no sense of humor about the notion of voting in a joke character-- unless you really want to buy it-- why bother?

Wasn't this the same guy who made a big joke out of BoShek and got him made?  And what should magically appear in the lastest EE exclusive, but BoShek's droid!

Wow, talk about condescending

Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Famine on March 21, 2006, 12:28 AM
And what should magically appear in the lastest EE exclusive, but BoShek's droid!

Elaborate please, Scott?

Kevin
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Ryan on March 21, 2006, 12:37 AM
R4-E1 the red astromech is supposedly BoShek's droid according to the little bio on the back of the 2nd boxed set.

Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on March 21, 2006, 12:42 AM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Collectibles/Modern/The_Saga_Collection/Exclusives/Astromech_Droid_Pack_Series_II/R4-E1/tn_tsc_ads2_r4e1_f2.jpg)

This is BoShek's droid according to EU...Adam Pawlus got to make this exclusive and included BoShek's droid

His whole schtick back in the day is that he basically got BoShek made because he kept saying it would never happen.  Sort of a "I dare you to make this figure I want to see made"

Me, having much less pull and no ear of the company can't pull the same trick, and so I resort to humor and petitions (which he helped start BTW as I pointed out in Page 1 of the Vote for Willrow thread)

I just find the attitude condescending, sort of a "I'm the only one who can get an obscure figure made" sort of a deal
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Famine on March 21, 2006, 12:46 AM
I see.

Don't vote for Adam Pawlus. Vote for Quinlan Vos instead.

VOS IS BOSS in '06!

Kevin
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Broem on March 21, 2006, 09:20 AM
I see Adam Pawlus is now ripping on ICMG

Quote
FIN

Originally here I had this big long thing about Fan's Choice, but as I already have no sense of humor about the notion of voting in a joke character-- unless you really want to buy it-- why bother?

Wasn't this the same guy who made a big joke out of BoShek and got him made?  And what should magically appear in the lastest EE exclusive, but BoShek's droid!

Wow, talk about condescending



Yeah, that is kind of interesting.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Matt R. on March 21, 2006, 02:49 PM
I voted for Iium Padme, I didn't vote for ICMG because I know he is going to win by a landslide.  Nobody will vote for Darth Maul.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: IndianaVader on March 21, 2006, 07:46 PM
Well, out of boredom I made this little banner supporting the character I want made.  Feel free to use in your posts, websites, etc.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v121/Med21B/VoteBastila2.jpg)

Vote Bastila: The Ultimate JILF. ;)

_Max
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Morgbug on March 21, 2006, 10:14 PM
Vote for Vos, a figure already being tooled by Hasbro.  Be a good sheep. 
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: MetalJedi on March 21, 2006, 10:19 PM
Vote for Vos, a figure already being tooled by Hasbro.  Be a good sheep. 

Baaa!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth_Ice on March 21, 2006, 10:50 PM
My vote goes Padme Amidal in her funeral dress, with floating casket.  I think a future pick would be Darth Plagues the Wise!!!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Daigo-Bah on March 24, 2006, 08:14 PM
This bitter old OT purist hopes ICMG or Hermi Odle win.  Vos is so "non-SW" to me it's not funny.  Of course, a lot of the PT is non-SW to me too :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on March 27, 2006, 06:43 PM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Collectibles/Modern/The_Saga_Collection/Exclusives/Astromech_Droid_Pack_Series_II/R4-E1/tn_tsc_ads2_r4e1_f2.jpg)

This is BoShek's droid according to EU...Adam Pawlus got to make this exclusive and included BoShek's droid

His whole schtick back in the day is that he basically got BoShek made because he kept saying it would never happen.  Sort of a "I dare you to make this figure I want to see made"

Me, having much less pull and no ear of the company can't pull the same trick, and so I resort to humor and petitions (which he helped start BTW as I pointed out in Page 1 of the Vote for Willrow thread)

I just find the attitude condescending, sort of a "I'm the only one who can get an obscure figure made" sort of a deal


Thanks, as always.  I feel the love.

The droid was half "tee hee, BoShek" and half "well, there's only so many R4 repaints out there."   Actually, that's about all that were on Astromech.net when I was doing research, him and the droid Lucasfilm would eventually name R4-A22.

Did I ask Hasbro to make BoShek?  No.  Quite the opposite.  But the droid?  Yes, I asked for that, and yes, the fact it was BoShek's droid made it funny to include in the set for me.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nathan on March 27, 2006, 07:21 PM
I voted for Exar Kun, narrowly edging out ICMG. Sorry Scott. But I'll have you know that if ICMG is made, I'm on board all the way.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Sentinel on March 29, 2006, 02:53 PM
I voted Clone Commander (Galactic Marine), and I think that whoever votes for Yarna is throwing away a vote, because that's just disgusting. :x
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Matt on March 29, 2006, 04:15 PM
I voted Clone Commander (Galactic Marine), and I think that whoever votes for Yarna is throwing away a vote, because that's just disgusting. :x

I agree whole-heartedly with you. 

Hasbro has made way too many action figures of six-breasted whores over the years, while the various clones have been virtually ignored.

Everybody else is wasting their votes on characters like Gargan and the ICMG, and ten years from now, when they're both rotting away on the pegs, and we still won't have a Galactic Marine, who wants to bet those same people will be the ones throwing a fit about it right here on these very boards?

"Where's my Galactic Marine figure, Hasbro?!" they'll say. 

And I'll reply "Don't come crying to me, buddy--you had your chance for a Galactic Marine back in 2006, but you decided to vote for that silly Roseanne Barr-gan figure instead."
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Broem on March 30, 2006, 01:33 PM
I voted Clone Commander (Galactic Marine), and I think that whoever votes for Yarna is throwing away a vote, because that's just disgusting. :x

"She ain't pretty, but she's got it where it counts...."  :)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Sentinel on March 30, 2006, 03:23 PM
OMG.  That's disgusting. 
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Broem on March 30, 2006, 09:29 PM
OMG.  That's disgusting. 

What?
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CorranHorn on April 1, 2006, 05:41 PM
(http://www.ffurg.com/images/CHVOTE.gif)

A reminder from "The Friends of a Green Universe"
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Famine on April 12, 2006, 10:58 AM
Just a friendly reminder for everyone to get to a computer and vote*!

Kevin




*For Quinlan Vos.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nathan on April 13, 2006, 04:14 PM
(http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/exarkun/img/bts_bg.jpg)

EXAR KUN in '06!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Rob on April 21, 2006, 12:05 PM
Please God no EU when Yarna and Hermie and ICMG are on the table.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: MetalJedi on April 21, 2006, 07:32 PM
Please God no EU when Yarna and Hermie and ICMG are on the table.

Please God no more I was in the movie for 2 seconds  characters in plastic form.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: ROTJLuke on April 22, 2006, 11:09 PM
Please God no EU when Yarna and Hermie and ICMG are on the table.

Please God no more I was in the movie for 2 seconds  characters in plastic form.




I find that funny since the character design for Vos came from the character who was in the movie for 2 seconds.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: MetalJedi on April 22, 2006, 11:11 PM
Please God no EU when Yarna and Hermie and ICMG are on the table.

Please God no more I was in the movie for 2 seconds  characters in plastic form.




I find that funny since the character design for Vos came from the character who was in the movie for 2 seconds.

The design came from him but he wasn't the actual character.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Broem on April 23, 2006, 09:11 PM
So, he was not even in the films at all then.  He did finally get a mention in ROTS at least.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: tonphanan on April 23, 2006, 09:41 PM
He got mention in the movie and killed in the comic adaptation of the movie. Will Vos win? Probably, Why? Not sure, I got bored with him in the comics and would not buy any that he was on the cover of.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on April 23, 2006, 10:43 PM
I hope a KOTOR character will be made...



GET RID OF YARNA D'AL GARGAN AND THAT FREAKIN' ICE CREAM GUY.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Reid on April 24, 2006, 02:46 PM


GET RID OF YARNA D'AL GARGAN AND THAT FREAKIN' ICE CREAM GUY.

Get rid of Yarna, oh yes. I don't get the obsession with this fat six boobed "dancer". But ICMG, I wouldn't mind if he won. I'd buy him.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on April 25, 2006, 02:55 AM
I'm gonna buy him...  ICMG's gonna win.  :)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nathan on April 25, 2006, 05:38 PM
So, he was not even in the films at all then.  He did finally get a mention in ROTS at least.

Yes, technically he WAS in the films--although at the time he hadn't "become" Vos yet.

The character seen in TPM IS Quinlan Vos. He was originally just a random extra, but the character design was spun off into Vos in the comics. Vos' backstory has always included the TPM appearance, as far back as his debut in Twilight. It's much like the way Momaw Nadon's backstory was expanded from the "Hammerhead" background character in ANH.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: obi-dad on April 26, 2006, 08:53 PM
Common... what's happened to this lively thread?   I'm not going to buy the winner, whatever it is.  All the ideas are stupid and I can't believe any inteligent person is voting for any of these!!!

Let's continue to spread the hate people!    Don't tell me this is dying out?

;D ;D :o :o ;D ;D
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Gatillo on April 26, 2006, 10:18 PM
You know what, I am going to buy the winner just so I can spend five dollars in gas running it over with my car >:(

If a KOTOR character is made I am taking a dump in the toy aisle.  So that the figure can smell like the piece of crap it is.


Is that better obi-dad? :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: obi-dad on April 27, 2006, 01:40 AM
You know what, I am going to buy the winner just so I can spend five dollars in gas running it over with my car >:(

If a KOTOR character is made I am taking a dump in the toy aisle.  So that the figure can smell like the piece of crap it is.


Is that better obi-dad? :P

That's more like it.  It was getting hard for me to read through all this stuff for a while, but I had to keep coming back out of morbid curiousity to see how bent out of shape people were getting over a simple figure.    Anyway, good luck to all... I'm really not all that excited about any of the choices, but I would buy any of the OT figures if they won.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Smartypants1635 on May 2, 2006, 10:37 PM
so when do we hear the resukts?
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Sentinel on May 2, 2006, 10:51 PM
I hope it's more clones, can't do without them. ;D
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Morgbug on May 3, 2006, 10:41 PM
I hope it's more clones, can't do without them. ;D

 >:(

Yeah, they'll never make more clones, let's use our votes on that :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Famine on May 3, 2006, 11:00 PM
I hope it's more clones, can't do without them. ;D

 >:(

Yeah, they'll never make more clones, let's use our votes on that :P

Thank you, Brent.

Kevin
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CorranHorn on May 8, 2006, 06:00 PM
Promotional Consideration Paid For By The Following...

(http://www.ffurg.com/images/CHVOTE.gif)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Slothus on May 8, 2006, 10:53 PM
Phew! At least he won't be made as a FCF ;D
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Ryan on May 9, 2006, 11:17 PM
Phew! At least he won't be made as a FCF ;D

Say what?
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 10, 2006, 05:15 PM
I'm gonna buy him...  ICMG's gonna win.  :)


Right on brother!
While KOTOR is cool all of the other EU on the list are really lame!
Here is my take:

Kir Kanos (He will be made by EE) - waste of a vote :-\
Corny-ran Horn - zzzzzz...a real waste of a vote :-X
SA Darth Maul (Evolutions anyone? We got him already!) - waste of a vote ???
SA Luke Duel (Great, but he will get his day) - waste of a vote ???
Solo Brats - zzzzzz.....- a real waste of a vote :-X
Clones - Be patient ,we will get them all - waste of a vote ::)
Mara Jade, Ehh..ok that would be a ok vote :-\
YARNA D'AL GARGAN - C'mon you would never get this character  othewise - great vote! :D
Hermie - C'mon you would never get this character othewise - great vote! :D
ICMG - The supreme canadate how else will you get him! ;D
Kyle Katarn - Beardo! - a real waste of a vote :-X

I say lets keep this to the 6 films, not the books!
They did not really happen anyway....from a certain points of view.....
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Reid on May 10, 2006, 05:20 PM
I'm gonna buy him...  ICMG's gonna win.  :)




Kir Kanos (He will be made by EE)

That's just a rumor.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: MetalJedi on May 10, 2006, 06:07 PM
YARNA D'AL GARGAN - C'mon you would never get this character  othewise -

Which is a good thing.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Sentinel on May 10, 2006, 06:18 PM
My thoughts exactly MetalJedi.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 10, 2006, 11:11 PM
YARNA D'AL GARGAN - C'mon you would never get this character  othewise -

Which is a good thing.

C'mon, if 2 boobs are nice, 6 must be better.  Right?  :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Famine on May 10, 2006, 11:31 PM
Don't tell Dale. :P

Kevin
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: DSJ™ on May 10, 2006, 11:33 PM
Don't tell Dale. :P

Kevin

I won't tell.  :-*
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Famine on May 11, 2006, 12:21 AM
Speak his name and he appears.

He's like the wind.

Kevin
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 11, 2006, 06:33 PM
Kir Kanos (He will be made by EE)
Quote

That's just a rumor.
Quote

He will be unveiled at SDCC. Forcevision told me so......... ;)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 11, 2006, 06:36 PM
My thoughts exactly MetalJedi.

While she is not on the top of my list I will take her over the make believe EU's.
I want to complete my Jabba diorama and so do many others.

She is crusty and saggy with 6 Boobs whats there not to like? :-X
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: MetalJedi on May 11, 2006, 09:44 PM
My thoughts exactly MetalJedi.

While she is not on the top of my list I will take her over the make believe EU's.


Ah the postings of one with no imagination. I would gladly take a "make believe" figure over a nasty 6 breasted drag queen, anyday.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 11, 2006, 11:10 PM
My thoughts exactly MetalJedi.

While she is not on the top of my list I will take her over the make believe EU's.


Ah the postings of one with no imagination. I would gladly take a "make believe" figure over a nasty 6 breasted drag queen, anyday.

Ah the posting of one that takes it a little too seriously. I do nto think all EU is bad. I like all the KOTOR guys. That whole Yuuzhan Vong not touched by the force nonsense is so horriblly bad.

FYI - My number one choice of the list is ICMG.
The Solo kids :-X Corran Nom :-X Exar :-X
Yeah, as I said earlier I would take the Ugly 6 Boobie background scrub anyday of the weak over that lame ass lineup.
KOTOR I would buy, HK-47 is such a cool character.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: MetalJedi on May 11, 2006, 11:17 PM
My thoughts exactly MetalJedi.

While she is not on the top of my list I will take her over the make believe EU's.


Ah the postings of one with no imagination. I would gladly take a "make believe" figure over a nasty 6 breasted drag queen, anyday.

Ah the posting of one that takes it too seriously. I like all the KOTOR guys

FYI - My number one choice of the list is ICMG.
The Solo kids :-X Corran Nom :-X Exar :-X
Yeah, I would take the Ugly 6 Boobie background scrub anyday of the weak over that lame ass lineup.

LOL! Now who's taking it seriously? Im glad your so active with your choices and who you think is a waste of a vote. By the way it's spelled week not weak.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Slothus on May 12, 2006, 12:02 AM
Kir Kanos (He will be made by EE)
Quote

That's just a rumor.
Quote

He will be unveiled at SDCC. Forcevision told me so......... ;)


LOL- so I'm telling you bigfoot is real...Do you believe that?

Who cares...whatever gets made will get made. If it's 6 booby girl... well, then, Hasbro could easily just 'stack' 3 upper torsos and make the mold that way. If it's Kanos, well- I don't even have to explain how easy that would be.

For me anyway, whoever the FF figure is I'm sure I'll be dissappointed because not often does Hasbro get the first make of a figure correct anyway. Sadly, to go with that, I'll have to buy anyway ::).

You know if they make a Yarna with SAC chest with '6 moving flapjacks' then, I might actually be impressed-Think about it..you could actually play out her dance scene?! :P :-X
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 12, 2006, 08:54 PM
Kir Kanos (He will be made by EE)
Quote

That's just a rumor.
Quote

He will be unveiled at SDCC. Forcevision told me so......... ;)


LOL- so I'm telling you bigfoot is real...Do you believe that?

Who cares...whatever gets made will get made. If it's 6 booby girl... well, then, Hasbro could easily just 'stack' 3 upper torsos and make the mold that way. If it's Kanos, well- I don't even have to explain how easy that would be.

For me anyway, whoever the FF figure is I'm sure I'll be dissappointed because not often does Hasbro get the first make of a figure correct anyway. Sadly, to go with that, I'll have to buy anyway ::).

You know if they make a Yarna with SAC chest with '6 moving flapjacks' then, I might actually be impressed-Think about it..you could actually play out her dance scene?! :P :-X

Actually, I work in the Toy indusrty as a designer. I worked at Matt-Hell for 5yrs and now work at RC2. I have connections throughout the industry. So an old ex Hasbro friend of mine...you get the idea.

Nice flapjack concept, I see it working like the LOTR screaming Uruk.

Got to run, I have plans with bigfoot to get a beer. ;)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Angry Ewok on May 16, 2006, 11:40 PM
Cloud City gon' be a chocolate city... ICMG IS GONNA WIN!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 19, 2006, 03:16 PM
Cloud City gon' be a chocolate city... ICMG IS GONNA WIN!

In the words of Cameo: "Word up!"
IMCG has was it takes to be the next fans choice!
Bespin Berry Blast cannon accessory and all!

Go Willrow!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: MetalJedi on May 19, 2006, 07:15 PM
Yes Go Willrow, Go Away!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 19, 2006, 08:03 PM
Yes Go Willrow, Go Away!

LOL
Admit he is growing on you......
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on May 20, 2006, 01:03 AM
Willrow is one thing, but that dang Gargan CAN'T win!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: evenflow on May 20, 2006, 09:18 AM
I don't think i will ever get a Yarna figure  :-[
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Angry Ewok on May 20, 2006, 09:26 AM
I don't understand why people are actually saying don't make a figure... Blows my mind.

Edit -

I'd like to add that I'm pretty disapointed that a Baron Fel was out of the question. I wouldn't have voted for a TIE Pilot with a little stripe and a removable helmet, either... but I'd really like if Hasbro just randomly did it on their own.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on May 20, 2006, 05:55 PM
I don't think i will ever get a Yarna figure  :-[

It's okay, buddy...
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 25, 2006, 12:15 PM
I don't think i will ever get a Yarna figure  :-[

Dont give up, Believe in the 6 pancake tittie women! She is slowly climbing the list each year with fans choice. There is a lot of hating for Yarna and ICMG but I would welcome both in a heartbeat! Lets see how this years vote goes.

By the way, when are they announcing the winner?
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Artoo on May 25, 2006, 03:39 PM
I'll but Willwrow to get him off the pegs.  :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on May 26, 2006, 05:09 PM
By the way, when are they announcing the winner?

I thought the final 5 were supposed to be a announced around May...what happened?
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 26, 2006, 06:21 PM
Kir Kanos (He will be made by EE)
Quote

That's just a rumor.
Quote

He will be unveiled at SDCC. Forcevision told me so......... ;)


LOL- so I'm telling you bigfoot is real...Do you believe that?

Who cares...whatever gets made will get made. If it's 6 booby girl... well, then, Hasbro could easily just 'stack' 3 upper torsos and make the mold that way. If it's Kanos, well- I don't even have to explain how easy that would be.

For me anyway, whoever the FF figure is I'm sure I'll be dissappointed because not often does Hasbro get the first make of a figure correct anyway. Sadly, to go with that, I'll have to buy anyway ::).

You know if they make a Yarna with SAC chest with '6 moving flapjacks' then, I might actually be impressed-Think about it..you could actually play out her dance scene?! :P :-X

Bigfoot says to send his regards to you. ;)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on May 26, 2006, 08:26 PM
Could be Chewbacca instead of bigfoot...  Damn squashsnatch or squishsquash or whatever those are.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 27, 2006, 01:12 AM
Could be Chewbacca instead of bigfoot...  Damn squashsnatch or squishsquash or whatever those are.

Any 70's type simian will do.
Did you ever notice that the 70's were obsessed with monkeys?
BJ and the Bandit, Bigfoot, Bionic bigfoot, Smokey and the Bandit, Chewbacca, Planet of the Apes, 70's Kong, Bigfoot and Wildboy.

Monkeys really do make everything more fun!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on May 29, 2006, 11:23 AM
Over at RS, some info has been leaked...


The winner is NOT any of the following:
Jedi Luke
Padme
Kir Kanos (duh)



Those were pretty expectable.


My projected top 5:
Ice Cream Maker Guy
Yarna (BLECH!!)
Bastila Shan
Darth Malak
Quinlan Vos


If that really is the top 5, my vote goes to Quinlan Vos, no questions asked.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 30, 2006, 06:53 PM

My projected top 5:
Ice Cream Maker Guy
Yarna (BLECH!!)
Bastila Shan
Darth Malak
Quinlan Vos


If that really is the top 5, my vote goes to Quinlan Vos, no questions asked.


I would also add SA Darth Maul to the not getting made list. We got one already and he is great.

I agree with your top 5 most likely to see plastic, good job!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: evenflow on May 30, 2006, 08:08 PM
YARNA  ;D YARNA  ;D YARNA  ;D YARNA  ;D

I really hope its her but i am not getting my hopes up.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on May 30, 2006, 09:13 PM
Nah, she won't win. Not in a million years :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CaptainYoda on May 31, 2006, 11:37 AM
Could be Chewbacca instead of bigfoot...  Damn squashsnatch or squishsquash or whatever those are.

Any 70's type simian will do.
Did you ever notice that the 70's were obsessed with monkeys?
BJ and the Bandit, Bigfoot, Bionic bigfoot, Smokey and the Bandit, Chewbacca, Planet of the Apes, 70's Kong, Bigfoot and Wildboy.

Monkeys really do make everything more fun!


What monkey was in Smokey and the Bandit???? There was the orangutan in Every which Way But Loose.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jayson on May 31, 2006, 11:41 AM
Any 70's type simian will do.
Did you ever notice that the 70's were obsessed with monkeys?
BJ and the Bandit, Bigfoot, Bionic bigfoot, Smokey and the Bandit, Chewbacca, Planet of the Apes, 70's Kong, Bigfoot and Wildboy.

Monkeys really do make everything more fun!

Also it was "BJ and the Bear" get your monkey references straight! ;D
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Sentinel on June 1, 2006, 05:43 PM
Nah, she won't win. Not in a million years :P

Well, here's for hoping... :(
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: tonphanan on June 1, 2006, 10:59 PM
I'd take Darth Malak over Vos. We are always in need of another sith, but 3 out of the projected five are non movie characters. will hasbro take a page from the concept trooper and give people a figure that was not directly movie related but close enough to the movie that people will recognize it. If so than Vos is a shoe in since he was mentioned in E3 and has a healthy following in the comic world.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Rob on June 3, 2006, 02:19 AM
Hasbro should just do a fan's-choice wave.  Narrow it down to 5, and make them all.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Famine on June 3, 2006, 01:11 PM
Hasbro should just do a fan's-choice wave.  Narrow it down to 5, and make them all.

Thats quite the concept.

Kevin
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 4, 2006, 03:17 PM
Any 70's type simian will do.
Did you ever notice that the 70's were obsessed with monkeys?
BJ and the Bandit, Bigfoot, Bionic bigfoot, Smokey and the Bandit, Chewbacca, Planet of the Apes, 70's Kong, Bigfoot and Wildboy.

Monkeys really do make everything more fun!

Also it was "BJ and the Bear" get your monkey references straight! ;D


Dont get your panties in a Banana bunch.

The references may have been a little confused but my point still came across:
70's = Monkey Flicks.   Monkeys = Fun.

So, if I offended any other rabid BJ and the Bear fans my humble apologies. ;)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth_Ennis on June 9, 2006, 11:53 PM
Im still hoping for Nom Anor. I think hes going to be the sleeper hit. ;D
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Dark Empire Luke on June 11, 2006, 10:27 PM
Hasbro should just do a fan's-choice wave.  Narrow it down to 5, and make them all.

Thats quite the concept.

Kevin
Has merit though. ;)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on June 11, 2006, 10:46 PM
Hasbro should just do a fan's-choice wave.  Narrow it down to 5, and make them all.

I agree.  Besides, I'm sick of these fans choices... just make the figures Hasbro.

 :)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Dark Empire Luke on June 11, 2006, 11:34 PM
Hasbro should just do a fan's-choice wave.  Narrow it down to 5, and make them all.

I agree.  Besides, I'm sick of these fans choices... just make the figures Hasbro.

 :)
Exactly.We shouldn't need to vote on who should be a figure,Hasbro should make them by now. ::)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Artoo on June 11, 2006, 11:37 PM
I hope Neyo wins & when are we going to hear who wins?
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on June 12, 2006, 12:05 AM
Probably about July 2009
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Smartypants1635 on June 12, 2006, 12:21 AM
Dude you have no Idea, so don't say things you dont know anything about, someone may be stupid enough to listen to you. ::)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on June 12, 2006, 12:22 AM
Ok, I'd hope that everyone understands that the results will come before July 2009. Sheesh.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on June 12, 2006, 12:29 AM
Fight nice kids...

Seriously though I dont' think Roton7's joke was going to ruin lives so I wouldn't be concerned with it.  It's been a while but it'll be in Toy Fare at some point (and somewhere else prior to that I'm sure), so since we know it's on the way soon it doesn't really matter.  They're maybe saving this for SDCC for all we know.

And I'm still an Ice Cream Maker Guy kind of voter...  :)  Wilrow Hood!  Yeah baby!

Neyo's a cool Clone and a figure I want (w/bike) but a vote for a Clone is a vote thrown away I'm afraid.  The odds of us getting Neyo in some form at some point are very likely...  Hasbro's too savy not to milk Clones for all they can.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on June 12, 2006, 12:31 AM
nevermind
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Artoo on June 13, 2006, 03:07 AM
Probably about July 2009
More like 2018. :-\
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Slothus on June 13, 2006, 11:32 AM
a vote for a Clone is a vote thrown away


YES!! Finally SOMEONE understands!!

Amazing Roton....Do you realize how long ago this thread started? Did you read it? MANY folks outlined why not to vote for popular figures(including any clones) that would likely be made by Hasbro anyway and, thus, wasted votes. It's been stated many times since the thread started by MANY folks--before you even signed up to JD.

Or maybe is it that you're talking about yourself(SOMEONE?) being a little slow for finally understanding this concept after MANY have mentioned it?

Half your posts you make I wanna throw something at you :-X. C'mon man, you trying to take away my title :-X?

DS
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Smartypants1635 on June 13, 2006, 02:47 PM

Half your posts you make I wanna throw something at you:-X. C'mon man, you trying to take away my title :-X?

DS
That made me laugh out loud. :)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Matt on June 15, 2006, 01:19 PM
Just some tidbits on the results from Rebelscum's Dan Curto:

Results will be announced in Issue #109, in July

The winner is not:


Which leaves:

   Bastila Shan
   Clone Commander/Galactic Marine
   Commander Neyo
   Corran Horn
   Darth Malak
   Darth Maul
   Darth Nihilus
   Darth Revan
   Exar Kun
   Hermi Odle
   HK-47
   Jacen Solo
   Jaina Solo
   Mara Jade Skywalker
   Nom Anor
   Quinlan Vos
   Willrow Hood (''Ice Cream Maker Guy'')
   Yarna D'al Gargan
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on June 15, 2006, 03:45 PM
Go Bastila!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Slothus on June 16, 2006, 12:56 AM
thx for the info G. T.

I was in a bookstore today and looked in Toyfare(or is it toyfair?) it said it was a July issue....but I didn't see any thing about the contest...actually that issue is devoid of anything SW this time :(. I did thumb through it quickly so..who knows. :-\
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on June 16, 2006, 01:23 AM
It's Toy Fare Jon, but the two are confused a lot for sure... 

No Katarn is slightly bummer to me.  Only had wished he'd made the top 5 or something for my own reasons.  The man Wilrow "Clitoral" Hood is still there though!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Matt on June 16, 2006, 02:05 AM
It's Toy Fare Jon, but the two are confused a lot for sure...

**** that; I still can't believe Lucasfilm hired SirSteve Sansweet, of all people!

 >:(

 
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on June 16, 2006, 02:44 AM
There's a name I haven't heard in a long time...  a long time.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: evenflow on June 19, 2006, 01:50 PM
Just looking over the new GH Q&A and his hunch is that a Clone is going to win. I really hope not. I have the feeling alot of people are not going to be happy with the results.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jim on June 19, 2006, 02:29 PM
Just looking over the new GH Q&A and his hunch is that a Clone is going to win. I really hope not. I have the feeling alot of people are not going to be happy with the results.

Why am I not surprised.  If they would of mentioned Maul as the winner I would believe it. 
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on June 19, 2006, 04:38 PM
I'd believe a Clone based simply on the number of people I've seen go nuts over the possibility of one...  And the number of people who just don't seem to get that Hasbro KNOWS those are a cashcow and can sell them till our collection rooms are overflowing with them.

A Clone will be a disappointment simply because it'll be a wasted effort on the "fan's" part.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: MetalJedi on June 19, 2006, 04:42 PM
If it is a clone Im sure it'll be the Airborne clone. They already have the mold for it now due to the Mace Windu's Squad BP. I sure hope it's not though, that would be a waste of a Fan's Choice poll.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on June 21, 2006, 10:18 PM
Anyone seen the Creature Cantina main page lately? Scroll down a little bit to find some "vital" fan's choice info.

NOT!



Jerks. >:(
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Smartypants1635 on June 22, 2006, 11:53 AM
CC is always like that, thats what makes it funny. ;D

anyway urrgghhh stupid people look at this (http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2006/FCFannouncement.jpg&text=Which%20one%20of%20these%20characters%20will%20join%20the%20Fan's%20Choice%20Figure%20ranks?%3Cbr%3E(Added%20bonus:%20currrent%20status%20of%20several%20characters%20are%20shown)) They have 2 figures on there that are already being made or have been confirmed for next year.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jayson on June 22, 2006, 12:11 PM
According to RS, the winner will be revealed in Toyfare #109
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on June 22, 2006, 12:52 PM
And when will that be coming out?
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Reid on June 22, 2006, 01:13 PM
July, 12th of the month.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Famine on June 22, 2006, 01:34 PM
So we should know a day or two before that date.

Kevin
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Smartypants1635 on June 22, 2006, 07:02 PM
Wait doesn't Toyfair 109 narrow it down to top 5, and we vote from that, or is it going to tell us the final results.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on June 22, 2006, 07:08 PM
Final Results. It's different this year.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: evenflow on June 22, 2006, 07:55 PM
I am not getting my hopes up but i cant wait to get the issue.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: roron corobb on June 22, 2006, 10:40 PM
I'd believe a Clone based simply on the number of people I've seen go nuts over the possibility of one...  And the number of people who just don't seem to get that Hasbro KNOWS those are a cashcow and can sell them till our collection rooms are overflowing with them.

A Clone will be a disappointment simply because it'll be a wasted effort on the "fan's" part.

That is like the Imperial Scan Crew member, right? That was a big waste. It might have been different if Hasbro would have given us a new sculpt, but a repack for a Fan Choice is ridiculous. If a clone wins, it only shows that the fans (general public) don't have a clue on what is going on.
roron corobb
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: evenflow on June 23, 2006, 12:26 PM
I'd believe a Clone based simply on the number of people I've seen go nuts over the possibility of one...  And the number of people who just don't seem to get that Hasbro KNOWS those are a cashcow and can sell them till our collection rooms are overflowing with them.

A Clone will be a disappointment simply because it'll be a wasted effort on the "fan's" part.

That is like the Imperial Scan Crew member, right? That was a big waste. It might have been different if Hasbro would have given us a new sculpt, but a repack for a Fan Choice is ridiculous. If a clone wins, it only shows that the fans (general public) don't have a clue on what is going on.
roron corobb

My thoughts exactly. I fear that whoever wins, would have beena  figure we would have gotten eventually. As much as i want Yarna to win, if she were not to win and the ice cream maker guy did, at least it wopul dbe a figure that would never be made other wise. I really believe that Yarna and Willrow probably got the highest votes. Doesnt mean they will be declared winners.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jim on June 23, 2006, 03:30 PM
Since Toyfare is being released in a couple weeks, when would they start printing this magazine?  You would think the answer would leak within a day of the magazine being printed ???
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Morgbug on June 23, 2006, 03:38 PM
I'd believe a Clone based simply on the number of people I've seen go nuts over the possibility of one...  And the number of people who just don't seem to get that Hasbro KNOWS those are a cashcow and can sell them till our collection rooms are overflowing with them.

A Clone will be a disappointment simply because it'll be a wasted effort on the "fan's" part.

That is like the Imperial Scan Crew member, right? That was a big waste. It might have been different if Hasbro would have given us a new sculpt, but a repack for a Fan Choice is ridiculous. If a clone wins, it only shows that the fans (general public) don't have a clue on what is going on.
roron corobb

My thoughts exactly. I fear that whoever wins, would have beena  figure we would have gotten eventually. As much as i want Yarna to win, if she were not to win and the ice cream maker guy did, at least it wopul dbe a figure that would never be made other wise. I really believe that Yarna and Willrow probably got the highest votes. Doesnt mean they will be declared winners.

Amen.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Artoo on June 23, 2006, 10:10 PM
Eh,I'm starting think the next choice will be either Yarna or Willwrow....Pegwarmer galore!If Mual whens,I'll be disapointed.Now that I think of it my vote was a waste(for Neyo). :-\
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on June 24, 2006, 12:29 AM
Maul didn't win. Dan Curto has been hinting who didn't win for a few weeks now, and Maul is one of those that he mentioned.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Artoo on July 1, 2006, 04:56 PM
Who else?
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on July 1, 2006, 06:00 PM
I don't remember all of them, but I do remember he said Maul, DS2 Luke, Any Padme, and Kir Kanos.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 3, 2006, 03:59 PM
Eh,I'm starting think the next choice will be either Yarna or Willwrow....Pegwarmer galore!If Mual whens,I'll be disapointed.Now that I think of it my vote was a waste(for Neyo). :-\

I would buy 6 Willrow's and 2 Yarna's. I want my Willrow!
He will be great for customs too! So he may not warm pegs as bad as you might think.....even Gummy Mundi, Derlins and Lushros move eventually.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on July 3, 2006, 05:12 PM
even Gummy Mundi, Derlins and Lushros move eventually.


No, Derlins never move. EVER.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on July 3, 2006, 09:07 PM
I personally think Derlin's fate was dealt him more because Hasbro decided to make a figure that not only had a bit of dullness to him but he also just didn't "wow" you out of $7 when you look at him.  Case in point, he shipped seemingly equally well with General Veers...  Veers is equally boring though, let's face facts.  However, somehow Veers outsells Derlin...  I think while fans want both figures for different reasons that drive collectors to buy all the time, Veers was the better POP sell than Derlin was...  Veers came with "stuff".  Derlin came with a gun that's so small you could barely make it out in the packaging. 

Both are equal figures but obviously Veers outmatched Derlin by a hefty margin for "stuff".  And as such it seems Derlin sits and Veers sold slowly but steadily.  We had walls of Veers till the TRU sale...  After that he sold steadily everywhere else too.  Now I don't think I've seen one in quite a bit actually.  Derlin I see, but not to the extent I used to, and I'd say only at Target too...  He's long gone everywhere else.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: spec_spidey on July 3, 2006, 09:55 PM
My closest Walmart has nothing but Derlin and Veers. It is all they have had for like the past month. There is like 15 or so of each of them!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: roron corobb on July 3, 2006, 10:51 PM
That is odd, because I haven't seen a Derlin in about three or so months and about twice as long for a Veers. The biggest pegwarmer in my area is Dofine with about 2 1/2 pegs of nothing but him. The other one is about half that with one peg of holo Mundi. If I were to take a guess at numbers I would say that about 35 Dofine and about 15 holo Mundi in every store I go into. The other figure come and go with them waiting for clearance and I wonder how much they will be cut until they move? I might get a few Dofine for fodder when the do.
roron corobb
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Artoo on July 5, 2006, 01:08 AM
The major warmer is Bib,he is warming Targets like hell!Bren is only at 1 Target & no Walmarts.You guys have bad luck.Dofines are only at Walmarts.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: spec_spidey on July 5, 2006, 07:45 PM
The next closest Walmart is filled with just two figures as well. They have nothing but Poggle and Sun Fac. It just stinks. I have never seen any of the Corusant wave or anything at these two stores. I gotta drive 25+ miles to get to a Walmart with any newer figures. :'(
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Daigo-Bah on July 5, 2006, 09:23 PM
It's a shame about Derlin's pegwarminess because I personally bought 3 for various dioramas/customs.  I just hope they don't let his performance influence whether or not they make Echo base troops. 
As for the fan choice, I voted for Yarna and hope she wins.  But I would certainly take Willrow because a (once) obscure Cloud City denizen is not likely to be made otherwise.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: roron corobb on July 6, 2006, 01:15 AM
I think the Derlin problem was little articulation and one accessory that killed him. With a troop builder, Hasbro needs to wise up and add articulation for maximum poseability and extra accessories don't hurt ether. I hope they use the knowledge of Derlin and remedy the problems in a Echo Base Trooper.

I hope for an EU character more, but it looks like it will be Yarna or Willrow winning. Just my guess.
roron corobb
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on July 6, 2006, 01:36 AM
I wonder, had Derlin come with say the Hoth tactical screen, would people have bought more of him?

I'd have been enticed to because I want more of that screen.  It's collapsable and would've fit on the cardback too...  I only bought extras on the Major after TRU's sale started...  I think I nabbed two for customizing.

A second head on this figure and maybe a slight tweak to painting it and I think Hasbro could've also beefed up sales on him a bit.  Little extra effort maybe would've helped it.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: roron corobb on July 6, 2006, 02:27 AM
Might have Jesse, but I think the main reason was the articulation. Unlike Veers it didn't matter as much, because you see more Imperial Officers standing. If he had better elbow joints and knees (maybe ball-joint shoulders) I think he would have sold better that Veers even with his dinky blaster.
roron corobb
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nicklab on July 6, 2006, 08:29 PM
shameless plug (http://thejawa.com/nuke/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2030)  :-[

further in-depth shameless plug (http://www.thejawa.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=5283.60)  ;D
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Reid on July 6, 2006, 08:52 PM
Gimme a M! Gimme a A! Gimme a L! Gimme a A! Gimme a K!

What's that spell? MALAK!

Glad he's still in the running, I hope he wins.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: evenflow on July 6, 2006, 08:58 PM
Well, I still want Yarna, I voted for her and will always want her. Hermi Odle woul dhave been nice as well if she was #1 and he was #2, but according to your last post that isnt happening. I still have hope Yarna is number #1. You have to figure that the news of who is the winner would leak already.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Angry Ewok on July 6, 2006, 09:05 PM
Nick:
Quote
Zach also added that  "The voters were overwhelmingly in favor of the expanded universe characters, and not the minor characters from the original trilogy. Hermi Odle, for instance? Not a winner."  Sorry to rain on the parade of all the stalwart Ice Cream Maker Guy supporters.

Overwhelmingly? That's a surprise... No OT winners, then? I'll be disapointed if this is true.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nicklab on July 6, 2006, 09:08 PM
Nick:
Quote
Zach also added that  "The voters were overwhelmingly in favor of the expanded universe characters, and not the minor characters from the original trilogy. Hermi Odle, for instance? Not a winner."  Sorry to rain on the parade of all the stalwart Ice Cream Maker Guy supporters.

Overwhelmingly? That's a surprise... No OT winners, then? I'll be disapointed if this is true.

And no PT winners either.  I was genuinely surprised to see that it was such an EU lovefest.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 6, 2006, 09:10 PM
I wonder, had Derlin come with say the Hoth tactical screen, would people have bought more of him?

I'd have been enticed to because I want more of that screen.  It's collapsable and would've fit on the cardback too...  I only bought extras on the Major after TRU's sale started...  I think I nabbed two for customizing.

A second head on this figure and maybe a slight tweak to painting it and I think Hasbro could've also beefed up sales on him a bit.  Little extra effort maybe would've helped it.

He was too bare in the areas of articulation and accesories. A second head would have spiked sales for him, but he or rather they would have still slagged behind on pegs.
Its a shame he is that grey area hes not bad and hes not great. He is simply background fodder.

No ICMG!
He will not get made any other way, c'mon with most is a EU CRAPFEST! (Yeah I like some of them but I want "REAL" movie characters)
Is this true??????
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Broem on July 6, 2006, 09:40 PM
Do not get me wrong but there really is not an OT character to truly get behind anymore.  I want a Hermi Odle, Yarna, Tonnika Sisters, and even ICMG but they do not have broad appeal like a main character from a popular video game or comic book story that kids or teens have grown up with.

I was surprised at first but when you think about it this does make sense.  This is their chance to show Hasbro that they want to see those types of characters is made.  We should be happy really because now Hasbro can put more figures out there that will probably sell better than just background cantina and palace figures.  Yet still keep peppering those into the main line. 
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nicklab on July 6, 2006, 10:31 PM
Uh-oh.  Seems that the natives are restless at anotherR (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=saga2006&Number=1974303&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=4) site.  And what amazes me more is that some of those people seem to think that it's an opinion piece.


Do not get me wrong but there really is not an OT character to truly get behind anymore.  I want a Hermi Odle, Yarna, Tonnika Sisters, and even ICMG but they do not have broad appeal like a main character from a popular video game or comic book story that kids or teens have grown up with.

I was surprised at first but when you think about it this does make sense.  This is their chance to show Hasbro that they want to see those types of characters is made.  We should be happy really because now Hasbro can put more figures out there that will probably sell better than just background cantina and palace figures.  Yet still keep peppering those into the main line. 

I actually think you're spot on with this, Darth Broem.  The polls have always seemed geared towards a character that's never been made before.  So in that respect, the OT is really devoid of any bigtime characters to touch upon. 

The OT's core characters have been done ad nauseum.  I don't think that the average collector is going to vote for a Super Articulated version of a character they already have in this type of poll.  So then we get to secondary characters like the lesser bounty hunters, Imperials and Rebels with numerous lines, and iconic looking characters.  And almost all of them have been done, too.  So then we start getting to the third tier characters.  And when you get there I see the pack getting divided in a big way.  You get into which cult character do you want, or which Imperial does he think is worthy, or which cantina patron would she like to see.  The pack gets divided and it leads to something of a mess if things are left wide open.

We're in pretty much a similar scenario with the PT.  All of the core characters have been touched upon, but there's the matter of ultimate figures once again.  Not something that a mass of collectors/fans are going to get behind.  As for the secondary and background characters?  We've actually gotten a lot.  There are really only a couple of glaring absences, but apparently the mass of collectors don't think we need a BARC Trooper at this time.

So that brings us to the EU.  And there I think we've got some fertile territory for a lot of fans to get behind characters.  My gut is telling me that we're getting Vos for the Dark Horse fans and one of the KOTOR characters for the video game fans.  Because there are definitely a lot of comic fans out there, and I would say even more video game fans.  And when you factor in just how hot a video game KOTOR and it's sequel have been?  I think there might be some serious numbers of fans behind these characters.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: MetalJedi on July 7, 2006, 03:29 AM
Overwhelmingly? That's a surprise... No OT winners, then? I'll be disapointed if this is true.

Why? Besides the McQuarrie Stormie (which you could still consider OT), all the winner's of the fan's choice in the past has been OT.

Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JediMAC on July 7, 2006, 05:31 AM
I'm pretty surprised that Yarna and Hermi didn't even get a sniff of the action.  Really goes to show you who spent the time to go vote in this poll.  Doesn't look like too many of the "older collector" type did (like we have around here), 'cause I'm sure most here would still like to get a few more of those cool background Cantina and Jabba's Palace aliens before the onslaught of EU begins.  Not that I'm vehemently opposed to EU, mind you, but I'd prefer the remaining OT (and even PT) figures get made first.  But perhaps Brian's on to something there, and suggesting that the EU message has been sent loud and clear to Hasbro, so it's unavoidable for them to keep dodging those characters any longer, but that they'll likely be sprinkling in plenty more of the regular movie figures that continue to be MIA.  I'd be fine with that, I suppose...

As for the EU figures, I'd prefer some of the more popular and long-standing ones, like a new/better Kyle and Mara, and Quinlan Vos, of course.  Sounds like the latter is already on tap though, based on that recent RS list, and I'd be surprised if Mara and Kyle are popular with the current younger gaming generation anymore.  So I'd guess it's gonna be that Bastilla chick (whatever her name is), and one of the Darths (preferably Nihilus).  We'll see.  Whoever they wind up being, I'm not overly excited for them all that much, but I'll take 'em anyway, as always.

Bummer for ICMG though...  :-\
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Brian on July 7, 2006, 09:59 AM
I'm kind of disappointed that it sounds like the OT characters didn't make a big showing, but I do see the point being made that so many characters from both the OT and PT have been made.  Don't get me wrong, there are several that we still want - and I'll take every last background alien they make from the Cantina/Jabba's Palace - or any OT character in general - but we really have seen a ton of characters over the years, several I would have never dreamed we would see.  I was really starting to hold out hope that ICMG had a chance, it will be interesting to see where he finishes.

With this info of big EU support, and that the #1 and #2 figures will both be made, I'm wondering if these might somehow fit into the new EU two packs that are rumored for next year.  They could make it a "Fan's Choice" pack with both characters, or maybe split them up in seperate ones.  Or, maybe I'm way off and they'll just be in the main line.  I'm not as familiar with some of the EU as others, but I'll agree with Matt - I'd sooner see some of the more popular and long-standing ones like Kyle, Mara, Vos, etc. get made first, the ones I actually know of.  Looking forward to the results next week.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on July 7, 2006, 10:53 AM
Judging by Scums informal poll though, it looks like the Star Wars on-line contingent of the fandom didn't help EU win the poll

I'd say the voting was open to a larger audience than normal thanks to the magazine.  Collecting changed around the time of AOTC and then again at ROTS.  There are a lot more kids who were introduced to the Saga via the prequels and video games than there were a few years ago.  Also casual toy collectors outside of the usual boards (Spawn, Fwoosh TNI etc) that actually read ToyFare probably know more about the comics and video games than 2 second wonders seen in the OT

Its good to see who the OT figures were because that will probably mean they will get made in the next couple of years, the downside is that we'll have to wait to see them

I am also extremely interested to see how all of this EU stuff will sell.  Things like Gummi Adi and the Neimodian Pilot are just as obscure as Quinlan Vos or Mara Jade to casual Mom or Dad.  Why would they want to buy any EU figure?  Also as I said before, the Clone Wars stuff for the most part was pretty hit and miss, the first two waves were clearanced at Targets around here and you can still find the animated figures around in some stores.  That is with main character EU.  Why is secondary characters going to sell any better???
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Slothus on July 7, 2006, 11:34 AM
Controversy, I smell it. It appears that this is going to turn out just the way I thought with an expanded universe (2?) fig being made because ' what? ICMG? we can't dare make him!'. All likely predetermined with Hasbro. Think about it... Expanded universe 2 packs already coming that we heard about ::). With little imagination it fits right in ..look, see- 2 figs are being made(sounds like they're EX. Universe too)... A fan choice Ex. universe 2 pack in the works :P, lame. Preplanned, I fear, the winner(s) were. A Jaina and Jacen 2 pack? I felt all along Q. Voss or another Ex Univ. would be made. My 58 votes for ICMG(from different IP's) are wasted, though I wonder that if only a handful of folks could get that many votes for him on their own or more how the results came to be :-\.

I guess it's suspiciously coincidentaly? easier since Hasbro already as Ex universe plans coming up anyway. Hmmmm

I really hope sadistically that a Mara/Katarn 2 pack gets made...figs that we've already gotten, that would be fun!

The DS
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Artoo on July 9, 2006, 04:00 PM
Cool!....Aaak!That 6 boob lady is likely to win! :-\
I hope some EU character wins (one of the Solos would be sweet as well as Mara & that droid).
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on July 9, 2006, 07:42 PM
If Yarna wins, I will be furious. She will be the ultimate pegwarmer of ALL TIME. The Neimoidian Warrior will seem like Commander Cody as far as rare-ness compared to Yarna!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Diddly on July 9, 2006, 08:26 PM
Personally, I'm not believeing anything until I see the magazine or see a scan of the magazine that says who wins. I'm not trying to rag on TheJawa, or any other site, but any website can make a post saying they have connections to the editor and know who will and won't be made.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on July 9, 2006, 08:44 PM
Well, Mr. Curto really does have connections, and he has leaked some info here and there, so you just never know!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: evenflow on July 9, 2006, 11:09 PM
If Yarna wins, I will be furious. She will be the ultimate pegwarmer of ALL TIME. The Neimoidian Warrior will seem like Commander Cody as far as rare-ness compared to Yarna!

She would sell just as well as the previous fan choice winner. 
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Rune Haako on July 9, 2006, 11:13 PM
Vos won, but since they're already making him, they chose the 2nd place winner which was Darth Revan according to here, (3rd reply up from the bottom)

http://adctalk.com/index.php?showtopic=2017919&st=25 (http://adctalk.com/index.php?showtopic=2017919&st=25)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: evenflow on July 9, 2006, 11:31 PM
Vos won, but since they're already making him, they chose the 2nd place winner which was Darth Revan according to here, (3rd reply up from the bottom)

http://adctalk.com/index.php?showtopic=2017919&st=25 (http://adctalk.com/index.php?showtopic=2017919&st=25)

Damn you beat me to it, they also mentioned Carnor Jax is revealed to be the mystery figure.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Angry Ewok on July 9, 2006, 11:32 PM
Overwhelmingly? That's a surprise... No OT winners, then? I'll be disapointed if this is true.

Why? Besides the McQuarrie Stormie (which you could still consider OT), all the winner's of the fan's choice in the past has been OT.


Uh... yea, that's exactly my point.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on July 9, 2006, 11:48 PM
Yes! I'm so glad a KOTOR character won!

Now maybe they'll make a KOTOR line to go with Revan. 8)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on July 9, 2006, 11:55 PM
While Revan certainly looks cool I can't help but notice not many people voted for him...I smell something fishy as well
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nicklab on July 10, 2006, 12:01 AM
Personally, I'm not believeing anything until I see the magazine or see a scan of the magazine that says who wins. I'm not trying to rag on TheJawa, or any other site, but any website can make a post saying they have connections to the editor and know who will and won't be made.

Considering the fact that you're now being answered by the person who wrote the article for The Jawa (http://thejawa.com/nuke/), perhaps I can offer some insights to you.  

If you bothered to read THE ARTICLE (http://thejawa.com/nuke/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2030), you would note that the information in that piece is directly attributed to Zach Oat, the Managing Editor of ToyFare magazine.  ToyFare is the chief body that is running the current Fan's Choice Poll.  

You'll also notice that there are direct quotes attributed to the aforementioned Mr. Oat.  Now, if you're questioning the veracity of the piece, by all means, please PM me and I'll supply you with his email address and you can ask him if he really said those things.  I'm sure that if you choose to pursue that, it'll be the source of many a laugh when I see him at a party next weekend.   ;D

Well, Mr. Curto really does have connections, and he has leaked some info here and there, so you just never know!

I've actually been in contact with Dan regarding this story.  He has the same sources I do.  Not going to trust him?


I'm not trying to rag on TheJawa, or any other site

You know, when people say this or write this, MAYBE there is the intention not to rag on someone....but if a person needs to preface their statement with those words, then they're doing just that.  Have a nice day.  ;D
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nicklab on July 10, 2006, 12:06 AM
Saw the post at TNI.  I'm not prone to believing it just because of the source.  I actually know who that guy is.  He's a known scalper in my area and a known liar.  I'll reserve my judgement until I actually see a hardcopy or a scan of the issue.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: roron corobb on July 10, 2006, 01:54 AM
I really hope that is the case, because Revan IMO needs to have a customizable figure made of him/her. At least a male and female body version, but I would like the different head variations (15 each or something like that) too. That is the only way Hasbro will make me happy with this character. Ball-joint articulation is a must and many accessories too.
roron corobb
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jim on July 10, 2006, 07:47 AM
Darth Revan ???  Never heard of him.  I wonder how fixed the voting was for this?
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: evenflow on July 10, 2006, 08:07 AM
Well regardless of who the guy over at TNI is saying who won, i will continue to hope for Yarna until i see the issue.  ;D
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on July 10, 2006, 09:33 AM
Well the article at TheJawa said there was an overhwelmingly amount of EU votes over OT votes, so maybe, just MAYBE, my dreams will come true and Bastila Shan will win! :D
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Reid on July 10, 2006, 11:29 AM
so maybe, just MAYBE, my dreams will come true and Bastila Shan will win! :D

Here here! I'm all for KOTOR figures. But I hope Darth Malak will win, although Bastila would be cool.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Smartypants1635 on July 10, 2006, 12:00 PM
Revan if any kotor guy is made.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on July 10, 2006, 12:52 PM
I'll just settle it and say that either Bastila, Nihilus, Revan, or Malak should win ;)




But remember what they said at TheJawa, both the 1st and 2nd place winners will be made. Imagine if it was Bastila and Revan!! :D
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Rune Haako on July 10, 2006, 01:29 PM
Imagine if it was Commander Neyo and the Galactic Marine! :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on July 10, 2006, 01:33 PM
I would have to kill someone!!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on July 10, 2006, 08:13 PM
This is just too confusing. Now some guy at SSG that has been there a long time (therefore he is considered "reliable") has stated that he got the magazine early, and said everything that the "scalper" over at TNI said.


If this is true, I'm still happy!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Famine on July 10, 2006, 08:24 PM
Nicklab, go away.

Vos is boss.

Kevin
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on July 10, 2006, 08:29 PM
Nicklab, go away.

Huh?
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on July 10, 2006, 08:34 PM
OK, I'll ask the question, can someone somewhere show me someone who said they voted for Darth Revan
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: roron corobb on July 10, 2006, 08:50 PM
I voted for Malak, because I didn't think Hasbro could or would do Raven right. By right I mean with a male/female version with many head variations for both. Revan can't be done right with out those points peroid. So I will hope if it is true that Hasbro will do Revan right.
roron corobb
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Reid on July 10, 2006, 08:53 PM
I voted for Malak

Right on!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Slothus on July 10, 2006, 09:12 PM
Well..I didn't vote for Revan, Scott. I, like you, voted for ICMG ALOT! This is a fixed result as We guessed at the beginning of this. At only our site..I don't remember a post asking for Revan as their first pick..do you?

Couple this with Hasbro's lean toward the Ex. Universe 2 packs coming and the poll does look fixed. I posted about this a couple days ago--I think it's a fake poll.

I don't buy into the 'expanded audience through the magazine' reason for the ex. universe figures dominating this poll either. So, if ex. universe is so huge, then why isn't there huge dominating sections in SW websites for it? If EU was so big that there is a trend toward it to warrant Hasbro's direction then why havn't I heard MAJOR Dominating discussion about it at the sites? I do like/ am interested in EU I just don't understand how Revan gets picked first(if this were true anyway) out of the EU characters available.

As I said before Hasblow had a deal with Toyfare to make this fig.(winner) anyway regardless of poll result...= fixed.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on July 10, 2006, 09:18 PM
Just because ICMG didn't win, it doesn't mean this whole thing was a fix. Do you think the only voters came from JD or something? The only people I have heard of that voted for ICMG are people here. At all other sites, people are bashing him. Altogether, whether anyone likes it or not, ICMG isn't the #1 figure that everyone wants.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Broem on July 10, 2006, 09:44 PM
The thing is though there is a big upswing for EU.  I just don't think we all realized it on this website because it's mainly "oldtimers" that grew up with the OT or ones that grew up on it via the VCR age.   If you look at Rebelscum there are plenty of people clamoring for EU figures.  Again, is there really an OT character that we can all get behind now for this kind of poll? I do not think so because all of the figures we could all get behind are basically done or we know that some are so big that Hasbro will make them eventually like Captain Neyo and the Galactic Marine and Jedi Knight Luke SA.   

 I love Scott's petition for ICMG but that character will not get nearly as much support as a main character from a very popular video game, comic book, or novel or even a clonetrooper in a video game.  I am sure there are plenty of people that have never heard of ICMG, Yarna, Hermi Odle, Tonnika Sisters and whatever other obscure OT or PT Trilogy character there is yet to be made.  Hell those guys are just background set pieces if you think about.  I want them made of course but the masses probably do not.  But for EU stuff we are talking main characters for the most part that apparently are very visible to younger fans or fans of those EU items.  They want them more than a background character in a 25 year old film series. 

I am not that surprised really that EU is doing that well.  Even if you do care to vote for an OT background character the vote will be split between them all.  I want a Yarna, ICMG, Tonnika Sisters, and Hermi Odle almost equally.  Whereas fans of this EU can all rally more around a main character just like OT fans could rally around a Grand Moff Tarkin, Slave Leia, Luke Dagobah.   

Sorry OT fans I'm with you but EU is probably going to be as popular as these background guys if not more so.  Personally I hope they do well because it means the continuation of the Star Wars line as whole which can not stand alone on those obscure background figures alone IMO.  We have to get used it in a way with the upcoming TV series and 3-D animated stuff. 



Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on July 10, 2006, 09:49 PM
Personally I hope they do well because it means the continuation of the Star Wars line as whole which can not stand alone on those obscure background figures alone IMO.  We have to get used it in a way with the upcoming TV series and 3-D animated stuff. 

Hear hear!


IMO, Hasbro needs to focus more on EU because that is the future of Star Wars. There is no more canon material unless you count the TV series. So that means everyone (and that includes the OT purists) needs to get into the swing if seeing figures in the pegs that you may not have even heard of before. So far 2007 seems to be a great start to the EU-era of Star Wars, and I am very happy!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Rob on July 10, 2006, 10:39 PM
Expanded universe won't do well for the same reason it never does well.  The fan base isn't there.  Hell, I've read almost all of the books and played most of the video games, and I'm not even interested in EU toys.  Kids who haven't read the books certainly won't be interested.  So you're starting off with only half of your customer base - and then subtract non-collectors like myself... it's a niche market at best.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on July 10, 2006, 10:47 PM
I'm not mad ICMG didn't win, I thought for sure Yarna or Hermi would beat him but my question remains...show me someone somewhere who said they voted for Revan.  I read other sites too and I didn't see a lot of people asking for it to be made

Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: roron corobb on July 10, 2006, 10:51 PM
There is one other thing that is odd about this whole poll though. If the winner is KOTOR, I would have guess it would be Bastila. She was the only KOTOR character to have a big lead on the others. I believe she had more votes than Revan and Malak put together on most forums. I don't know, but this whole poll thing is screwy with all the people voting 50 some odd times and such. If this was what the fans want, Hasbro would make the top five of a poll like this. I don't think that will happen in my life time though.
roron corobb
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on July 10, 2006, 10:54 PM
There is one other thing that is odd about this whole poll though. If the winner is KOTOR, I would have guess it would be Bastila. She was the only KOTOR character to have a big lead on the others. I believe she had more votes than Revan and Malak put together on most forums. I don't know, but this whole poll thing is screwy with all the people voting 50 some odd times and such. If this was what the fans want, Hasbro would make the top five of a poll like this. I don't think that will happen in my life time though.
roron corobb
Exactly roron, I've seen lots more people saying they voted for Bastilla or Malak than they voted for Revan.  That is what smells overly fishy about the whole thing.  I believe Vos won, I really do and its a figure I can throw in the Mos Espa scene or something. 
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Rob on July 10, 2006, 10:58 PM
Exactly roron, I've seen lots more people saying they voted for Bastilla or Malak than they voted for Revan.  That is what smells overly fishy about the whole thing.  I believe Vos won, I really do and its a figure I can throw in the Mos Espa scene or something. 

Are you suggesting that a Star Wars fan voting event could be anything less than completely honest and valid!?  I'm shocked! (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=11641.360)   ???
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nicklab on July 10, 2006, 11:30 PM
Nicklab, go away.

Vos is boss.

Kevin

Famine, bite me.

Nicklab

Seriously, I think Vos could be the winner.  But I know the guy who posted that info over at TNI.  He is the lowest form of life in this area.  He has lied to me and a lot of people I know.  I see him out whenever I make a toy run, and he hoards HTF figures of all lines and sells them on ePay.  So when I say that the guy lacks credibility, I know precisely what I'm talking about.  Could he be telling the truth this time?   Possibly.  But he's cried wolf too many times in the past ever to be trusted again.


I've seen lots more people saying they voted for Bastilla or Malak than they voted for Revan.  That is what smells overly fishy about the whole thing.  I believe Vos won, I really do and its a figure I can throw in the Mos Espa scene or something. 

I think we (the Star Wars collecting message board community) are totally discounting the rest of Star Wars fandom here.  KOTOR is not just one of the biggest Star Wars games ever, it's one of the most popular titles for video games in the past few years, period!  Factor in those video game fans.  Because when you do, those numbers dwarf the regulars who are posting in SW collecting boards.

A lot of ToyFare's readership is from that video game audience.  And a lot of the ToyFare readers are also general toy collectors.  I can see a fan of KOTOR going either for Malak or Revan.  Bastila turned into an ancillary character after a point.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nirvana on July 11, 2006, 12:24 AM
It's confirmed with scans from RS forum member DSIILuke...Number 1 was Quinlan Vos, who is already confirmed in an EU 2-pack, so the Number 2 pick will be produced..........Darth Revan! For those who want a link:

Fan Choice Scans (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=2006919&Main=1974303#Post2006919)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: MetalJedi on July 11, 2006, 01:10 AM
Awesome! It's about time! Its cool to see the Carnor Jax figure as well.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Rob on July 11, 2006, 01:24 AM
It's confirmed with scans from RS forum member DSIILuke...Number 1 was Quinlan Vos, who is already confirmed in an EU 2-pack, so the Number 2 pick will be produced..........Darth Revan! For those who want a link:

Fan Choice Scans (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=2006919&Main=1974303#Post2006919)

Given all of the available choices, that Darth Revan (who I'd never heard of until today (yes, because I wasn't paying attention to this fanchoice poll and haven't played the game he's in)) is the winner tells me one of two things:

1)  This contest is also rigged
or...

Nope, that's all it tells me.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Delicious on July 11, 2006, 01:30 AM
Well, personally I voted for Vos, but I had a few friends who voted for Revan, and two who voted for Bastila, so this sounds about right. Carnor Jax isn't a surprise by any means, but I welcome him anyway. I'm glad to see the EU getting some major play rather than another line of Tatooine Luke, Cantina Han, and Vader. It'll sell as well as any SW line does in a non-movie year.

Let's face it, there's plenty of movie figures warming the pegs as we speak. The majority of kids have moved on until the next SW event rekindles their interest, so it's the collectors time now.

As for not doing Revan right by not offering multiple heads...it's Revan hidden by the Sith armor. If you want to make Revan match your game character, start customizing! I know I will be.

The whole Dustin thing seems like a real controversy, but since I haven'y followed any of it, I don't really have anything to add...

Vos rules!

-DD
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Morgbug on July 11, 2006, 02:12 AM
Well, personally I voted for Vos, but I had a few friends who voted for Revan, and two who voted for Bastila, so this sounds about right. Carnor Jax isn't a surprise by any means, but I welcome him anyway. I'm glad to see the EU getting some major play rather than another line of Tatooine Luke, Cantina Han, and Vader. It'll sell as well as any SW line does in a non-movie year.


Not to nitpick, but I didn't see Luke, Han or Vader amongst the choices :P 

Quote
Let's face it, there's plenty of movie figures warming the pegs as we speak. The majority of kids have moved on until the next SW event rekindles their interest, so it's the collectors time now.

Which strikes me as a correct statement, but I still see EU as a stretch, amongst the collecting core.  I'm not into it, but I'm not bothered by the fact they're making some.  Frankly I don't understand why they aren't just making all 25 figures anyway.  If EU, as suggested by various "news" sources suggest, is so dang popular, make 2-3 waves of the stuff and be done with it for the time being.  You speak of pegwarming, well I don't think any of those non-collecting kids that drove the ROTS sales are going to be picking up Darth Revan any time soon, because like the old farts, they won't have a hot clue who it is. 

I see peg-warmers a comin', unless this all ends up as EE exclusives. 
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Delicious on July 11, 2006, 02:42 AM
I don't know, Morgbug...you make a valid point, but I think it goes both ways. A lot of kids either play the games or have older siblings who do, so some of the harder core SW kids will probably be into Revan, as well as some who don't know who he is exactly, but like him because he's a bad guy with a lightsaber.

The best example I can offer is a lot of kids who buy from a friend of mine were pretty hot for Scorch when he came out, and he hooked them up as long as they opened it right there and proved they were going to play with the toy, which is, of course, what it's meant for. (Shocking to some, I'm sure...)

Granted, kids dig clones, but as my friends kids will attest, Jedi and Sith are equally play-worthy. Hell, my nephew runs around with the Jedi figures in his hand like it's the handle of his own saber, making swooshing sounds the whole time.

Besides, since Star Wars won't be hot next year, the figures should be plentiful and the scalpers should move back to Sports and Hot Wheels, right?  ;)

Bottom line though, I agree with you that all 25 should be given serious consideration. After all, they are the 25 all of fandom voted for...

-DD
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: roron corobb on July 11, 2006, 02:51 AM
As for not doing Revan right by not offering multiple heads...it's Revan hidden by the Sith armor. If you want to make Revan match your game character, start customizing! I know I will be.

-DD

I do customize, but Darth Revan or Revan was the player character in the game period. With that you had a choice with the character and the figure should reflect that no matter what uniform the put Revan in IMO. At least I hope they have 2 versions of the character (male/female) even if they don't include the interchangeable heads.
roron corobb
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jim on July 11, 2006, 07:38 AM
I said it before and I will say it again.  Darth who?  Poll was rigged. 
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jayson on July 11, 2006, 07:49 AM
I'm disappointed as well that the honorable Willrow Hood didn't make it. As someone who pays zero attention to EU stuff, making someone like Darth Revan doesn't make me any more interested either. But for those who do like the EU, this is a good way to get their characters made albeit once in a bluemoon. ::)

Save the basic line for the real Star Wars characters.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on July 11, 2006, 08:22 AM
I've seen lots more people saying they voted for Bastilla or Malak than they voted for Revan.  That is what smells overly fishy about the whole thing.  I believe Vos won, I really do and its a figure I can throw in the Mos Espa scene or something. 

I think we (the Star Wars collecting message board community) are totally discounting the rest of Star Wars fandom here.  KOTOR is not just one of the biggest Star Wars games ever, it's one of the most popular titles for video games in the past few years, period!  Factor in those video game fans.  Because when you do, those numbers dwarf the regulars who are posting in SW collecting boards.

A lot of ToyFare's readership is from that video game audience.  And a lot of the ToyFare readers are also general toy collectors.  I can see a fan of KOTOR going either for Malak or Revan.  Bastila turned into an ancillary character after a point.

I agree which is what I said yesterday, the problem I see in that is that casual toy buyer helped get Revan made, will casual toy buyer follow through and buy it?  I also find it hard to believe that casual toy buyer outnumbers or would care enough to vote in the poll.

I can believe Vos did win, I've seen plenty of support here, there and everywhere, I just have a hard time trying to believe 2nd place went to a character that I didn't see a whole lot of support for
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: evenflow on July 11, 2006, 08:56 AM
I can totally believe Vos winning. I don't ahve a problem with that. I have always been fro the EU figures and am very happy they are finally going to be made. With that said, I still find it hard to believe Yarna or Hermi didnt win.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Brian on July 11, 2006, 09:15 AM
Quote
I can believe Vos did win, I've seen plenty of support here, there and everywhere, I just have a hard time trying to believe 2nd place went to a character that I didn't see a whole lot of support for

This is exactly how I feel as well.  I'm not surprised at all that Vos won, but the Revan finishing 2nd (or, essentially, 1st) is more surprising.  I'll admit I have no idea who this character is, or who a number of the EU characters are, but I go by what people here say about them (who do know).  I'll agree with what Scott mentioned earlier, I just didn't see that much support for this particular EU character throughout the wait for the voting and results of this poll.  Malak, Bastila, obviously Vos, and others were mentioned a number of times - but I don't remember seeing much about Revan.  I don't mind seeing some EU in the line, just for a variety, as long as it isn't more prevalent than the movie figures.  The two packs could be a great idea, and a nice way to add in EU and maybe generate more interest in it from new collectors/kids.  That said, for all the complaints about "another Han, Luke, Vader", I think I'd be more excited if we had news of all new, "ultimate" super articulated figures of characters like Stormtrooper or Hoth Han, Stormtrooper or Jedi Luke, Mace Windu, Qui Gon, etc.  Granted, we will hopefully/likely see those eventually, but I think I'd personally be more excited about those figures than most of the EU stuff.  I don't have a problem with it getting made though, and I'm happy for fans of KOTOR that one of the main characters is getting made.  I might have to try and learn who it is now :).
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Deanpaul on July 11, 2006, 09:24 AM
No. *******. Way.

Darth who? I wonder how many of Hasbro's target market for this particular figure have played/know much about KOTOR. Sure, he got the second most number of votes, but what percentage of the market do those votes represent?

I've seen KOTOR on the shelf, but never played it. I don't know the story, nor am I interested in this EU character. Even though I don't consider myself a movies-only kind of guy, I just don't support this choice, and I won't be buying it.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nicklab on July 11, 2006, 09:36 AM
Glad to see the real news.  I just couldn't trust that piece of crap who posted in the TNI forums.

Vos is definitely a good choice.  He's really developed into a fan favorite through the Dark Horse comics.  So much so that he got mention in ROTS and was considered for an Order 66 killing.  I'm a little curious about the look Vos will have as a figure (Jedi robes or other costume).

Revan is a great choice as well.  KOTOR is such a huge game, and it makes sense for the main character to get the support of video game fans.  The sticking point of course is that as the main character, you can design Revan's look.  And with KOTOR, you can make Revan male or female, and there are about a dozen likenesses you can choose for Revan after you choose your player character's gender.  In that respect it makes sense for Hasbro to go with Revan's Sith look since it's the only consistent look for Revan over the course of the game.  

It's actually because of the flexible nature of Revan as a character that led me to vote for another KOTOR character....Darth Malak.  But overall I think this is a big victory for the EU.  It just seems that there aren't any PT or OT characters that fan's could really get behind uniformly, so they tossed their support behind EU characters.  And with the announcement of these figures, I hope that there could be a subline of KOTOR figures coming in the near future.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: ddschneider1972 on July 11, 2006, 10:54 AM
I am not sure about Revan...I heard too many people mention other figures, especially the other Darths (Nihilus, Bane, Malak)....I am thinking Darth Revan's middle initial is an "L"....watch, they'll make a removable helmet Darth Revan with the new Fan Club President's head!!!! After all Revan was a character that you could create in the game as male/female and give it any look you choose...they may choose the look of a smug A-hole!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on July 11, 2006, 11:12 AM
I'm pretty glad Vos is being made, now I don't have to try and make a custom of him for Famine.   ;)

Really though this is a great selection I think, but I think it's crazy he hasn't been made yet.  He should have been in the Clone Wars line I think.  But a couple years have passed so now the quality will hopefully be better than a couple years ago.

On the Revan, I'm surprised but am looking forward to it.

 :)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Reid on July 11, 2006, 11:12 AM
REVAN WINS!!!!

Sweet! I voted for Malak, but another KOTOR character is welcome too.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Sprry75 on July 11, 2006, 11:15 AM
I'll plunk down for both Vos and Revan.  I've failed at customizing Vos three or four times, and KOTOR kicked my ass, so I'm happy about Revan.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Morgbug on July 11, 2006, 12:39 PM
The best example I can offer is a lot of kids who buy from a friend of mine were pretty hot for Scorch when he came out, and he hooked them up as long as they opened it right there and proved they were going to play with the toy, which is, of course, what it's meant for. (Shocking to some, I'm sure...)

Granted, kids dig clones, but as my friends kids will attest, Jedi and Sith are equally play-worthy. Hell, my nephew runs around with the Jedi figures in his hand like it's the handle of his own saber, making swooshing sounds the whole time.

Yeah, I see your point, but I'm still not confident of the sales.  Scorch was a clone, as you point out, and that seals the deal right there.  Darth Revan?  Might be cool looking, as you say, a lightsaber might clinch the deal.  Call me a cynic, but I'll wait and see. 

I'm just not buying the accuracy of certain announced events yesterday.  I'm fine with EU winning, as many pointed out the stuff is popular.  What I don't buy is a total domination by the EU side of things.  And no, I'm not talking about how I think ICMG should have won.  I'm talking about Yarna and the more common movie characters (common being loosely applied here). 

As Nicklab said, great, this huge base of gamers voted for EU stuff.  Are those what even Hasbro considers as the core collecting market?  I doubt it, they aren't buying the crappy little Yoda rehashes at every turn.  They probably aren't even buying all the types of clones.  Having a figure poll decided by gamers?  Oops, that might backfire on ya. 

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Besides, since Star Wars won't be hot next year, the figures should be plentiful and the scalpers should move back to Sports and Hot Wheels, right?
That all depends on what Hasbro does with it's items.  If they bring back UGH stuff, then no, they won't move on at all and that would be unfortunate.  What's really sad is they haven't looked at the end result of McFarlane's sportspick chase figures.  Yeah, there was tremendous buzz for a while, but now guys won't buy regulars until they go on clearance, an early death knell for  the line if there ever was one. 
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Slothus on July 11, 2006, 12:42 PM
I DID do my research throughout this contest ..I visited at least 5 sites and lurked about in the discussions for the FF should be. I noted that most sites (3) picked Voss(which wasn't surprising to me) but there seemed to be a certain gap between OT and EU with OT being in front overall. Certainly Revan was in the bottom percentile of discussion(I think he was mentioned once or twice elsewhere, didn't notice him mentioned here). I would be curious to know how many polls are being done out there right now to ask folks at their websites how they felt about the FF pick. We could do one here? Ask 1. Satisfied with the winner and will buy, 2. Not satisfied with the winner, but will buy 3. Not satisfied with the winner, will NOT buy, 4. Satisfied with the winner but will not buy....ect.

Certainly would be curious to see those results..with votes by username only counted once ::).
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on July 11, 2006, 12:55 PM
Well I wouldn't be surprised if it was rigged either.   ::)  All the more reason why I think the fan polls are just stupid.  It seems if a figure comes in third place, they are considered a loser and aren't even made.  Just make the damn figures Hasbro... but if you're gonna do a poll, do it on a big new vehicle or big new playset so we finally get one made!

As for Vos and Revan, if it is accurate, I'm not surprised with Vos at all.  Revan - yeah a bit.  But at least both are interesting characters.  While I'd still buy Yarna and ICMG, Vos and Revan area lot more intersting to me.

 :)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on July 11, 2006, 01:02 PM
Historically though, losers in the FC are made, I'd like to see the ranking 1-25 and see where the OT figures fell
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on July 11, 2006, 01:13 PM
OCB, are you planning on using the upcoming Flight Crew for a new type of ICMG custom?  I've been thinking about a Monthly Customizing Challenge based on Bespin Citizens sometime and he'd be a great figure to make for it.

 :)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nicklab on July 11, 2006, 01:16 PM
Historically though, losers in the FC are made, I'd like to see the ranking 1-25 and see where the OT figures fell

Very true.  Many of the poll candidate who didn't win have been made.  Adam Pawlus did a good article about the Fan's Choice Poll history.  I've also got some analysis on the history of the poll HERE (http://www.thejawa.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=5603.0).
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on July 11, 2006, 01:18 PM
Well I see that they eventually get made, but it sometimes seems to take a couple years...

 :)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: TheBlackDog65 on July 11, 2006, 01:22 PM
I'll pick up Vos, but the other one, nope, only if my son wants it which I don't think he will. He has moved to where he is very selective about which figures he wants now.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Holographic Elvis on July 11, 2006, 01:39 PM
Darth Revan!  Awesome.  I had told Matt and the boys at one of our So Cal meets that Hasbro needed to a do a KOTOR line, similar to the Expanded Universe line from a few years ago.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Famine on July 11, 2006, 05:36 PM
I'm pretty glad Vos is being made, now I don't have to try and make a custom of him for Famine. 

WRONG!

Kevin
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Sprry75 on July 11, 2006, 05:57 PM
Who will be making the official "Don't Blame Me, I Voted For Willrow!" T-shirts?
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: jediraven82 on July 11, 2006, 08:11 PM
It is a GLORIOUS day!!!  Suck on that ICMG.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Morgbug on July 11, 2006, 08:13 PM
School out for summer? ::)



 :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on July 11, 2006, 08:26 PM
Anything made in ANY quantity will pegwarm (It's just a matter of will it have appeal to sell slowly or not), so I expect absolutely nothing less of Revan.  If too many get out, he'll sit...

I think he has some appeal any other film character does...  Film characters aren't ending all together in the line either, so it's not like we won't likely see some of the film ones on the list.  I have some hope for ICMG getting made still and I'm trying to be positive about that even though I'm obviously disappointed he lost.

Part of me is happy to get Revan as I really was ok buying anything off the list (more or less, a couple I could live without)...  EU's not something that bothers me though if it's from material I enjoy.  There's a lot of EU I loathe of course.  That Imp. Sentinel figure blew goats for instance...  I'm ok with Revan, as KOTOR was a good game...  Part of me actually now hopes for more KOTOR figures though, as I can't imagine JUST having Revan...  That was a good complaint before.  Revan without anyone else from the game really sucks.  Revan with even just 2 people from the game will suck actually.   :-\  That was a game with a LOT of characters...  It could be a line unto itself.  Unfortunately I'm wagering Revan may be one of only a few from KOTOR to ever see the light of day, and in that case I'm disappointed in it for anything other than custom fodder.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Broem on July 11, 2006, 09:38 PM
I could be wrong but has there ever actually been an EU item pegwarm besides those McQuarrie concept vehicles?  I mean everyone at the time was busting a nut to acquire Darktrooper, Clone Emperor, Dark Empire Leia, Mara Jade, Kyle Katarn, Scorch, and some others.  Nobody could find the McQuarrie Concept Stormtrooper either although that is more cannon than EU I suppose. 

I think these EU figures are going to perform as well as any other SW figure out there that is 2nd tier figure or lower.  I am not into EU either but I don't think they will do that badly.  Some are acting likes it going to be a Neimodian Guard type of pegwarmer.  It can't be any worse than all the damn Vader's sitting around now.  Again I can't see them doing worse than ICMG, Yarna, Tonnika Sisters, Hermi Odle, CZ-3, etc. 
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 11, 2006, 09:56 PM
Who will be making the official "Don't Blame Me, I Voted For Willrow!" T-shirts?

I will take 2 of those please..................
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on July 11, 2006, 10:34 PM
I could be wrong but has there ever actually been an EU item pegwarm besides those McQuarrie concept vehicles?  I mean everyone at the time was busting a nut to acquire Darktrooper, Clone Emperor, Dark Empire Leia, Mara Jade, Kyle Katarn, Scorch, and some others.  Nobody could find the McQuarrie Concept Stormtrooper either although that is more cannon than EU I suppose. 

Did you collect during Shadows of the Empire DB?  That was pegwarm city

Lots of stuff from the Clone Wars (including Animated) was clearanced at Target.  However, like Jesse said, its all a matter of how much gets made.  Pack Willrow or Yarna at one per case and they are scalper targets, pack them at 2 per case and they are Pegwarmers
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on July 11, 2006, 11:47 PM
SOTE was definitely the choice that came to my mind first too OCB...  Tons of stuff that basically replaced the basic line for a time, and for a failed multi-media event...  The comic, game, and novels weren't ever really hot for SOTE when they were out and the toy line failed with them I think...

Clone Wars I think had better legs personally.  The first Wave definitely sat, as Anakin and Yoda really pegwarmed for a while.  The vehicles seemed to move ok as did the deluxe...  The one Deluxe that screwed the pooch was the Destroyer pack...

The 2nd wave of CW did better, at least in my area, and while it wasn't hard to find it wasn't OVERLY abundant.  The third wave of CW though was a bitch to find for me and I've never seen Durge on the pegs to this day save for the Deluxe one.  I think had the CW line come out more in-line with the cartoon, and had it been more  realistic to the cartoon (not cartoon style mind you, but just that like maybe Yoda came with his mount and looked as he did in the toon, and Obi-Wan came out with General's Armor on, and Anakin came out with removable robes for his Yavin IV duel and such), that the line would've definitely done better...  It seemed too far off the mark I guess.

I think EU has its place, but I definitely think it loses steam when it starts replacing the film figures...  I'm surprised they're doing such secondary characters first instead of trying like a "Luke in...." outfit.  Like NJO Luke perhaps, or some such.  EU that's still got an OT tie-in or some such, but what do I know?
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Matt on July 11, 2006, 11:50 PM
Did you collect during Shadows of the Empire DB?  That was pegwarm city

I still get the occasional "flipping through peg after peg of nothing but Prince Xizor" flashback, every once in a while. . .

That ****'s burned into my brain.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nathan on July 12, 2006, 01:19 AM
Well, I never really wanted a Revan figure, but I'll have to buy him just to show support for the EU toys so someday I can get the ones I do want. (That being said, I would have held no ill will toward ICMG and would have bought him if produced. :))

I'm happy that an EU figure won. Granted, Revan is an odd choice out of all the EU that has been produced to date, but no amount of griping and bitching from oldtimers is going to change the fact that EU is the wave of the future. Toy-wise, the OT is played out and the PT is getting there. People want EU figures. Some of you guys like Rob and Brent do have legitimate points about the size of the market, but at the same time, I can't see how such figures can fare any worse than some of the ultra-obscure background alien pegwarmer crap we've seen over the years.

People act like this is the end of the world. It's not like all the OT figures in production are going to be pulled and replaced with characters from the Ewok cartoon! You'll still get your precious Tatooine Lukes and your Han Solo re-re-repacks and your obscure Imperial flunkeys and your rubber-masked extras that were glimpsed in the deep background for 3 seconds. Be happy with your 60-80 figures per year, and don't begrudge us a handful of characters WE want to see.

I think anyone who believes someone like, say, the Tonnika Sisters will sell better than Revan (I mean on the normal retail market as a whole) is just kidding themselves. Even some kid who doesn't recognize either character is going to go for the armored dude with the lightsaber instead of the space whores in avocado pajamas with beehive hairdos. And It seems like even in the collecting community, very few people really want Hermi and Yarna.

And yes Slothus, EU is a HUGE force in online fandom. I don't intend to be at all harsh when I say this, for I state simple fact: anyone who doesn't see it is simply not visiting the right sites. There are scores of entire sites devoted to EU--for example, TheForce.net's Literature forum is a huge gathering place of EU fans, as are DarkHorse Comics' boards and TOS's Books Comics and TV forum, then there's The Unofficial SW Encyclopedia, Wookieepedia, CloneWarz.com, various New Jedi Order pages, the list goes on and on. We just don't come to collecting sites to talk EU, so that why those who only visit collecting sites just aren't getting the full picture of the fandom. These sites really are like echo chambers sometimes. :)

I'm not doubting those horror stories from SOTE, but remember that that was a full ten years ago, so using it as a predictor of 2007 success is shaky at best. It's 2006 and there's a LOT more to SW fandom than the 35-year-olds who grew up with the OT. You carried the torch in the '90s, but face it--you guys aren't the only ones anymore. The majority of today's children weren't born yet, many of today's teenagers were just toddlers, and half of today's adult collectors probably weren't collecting yet either. And anyone who got into SW in the last 10 or 5 or even the last year, is just as valid as someone who's been here since the '80s. Hardcore collectors who post on boards such as this aren't even representative of all SW collectors or all message board posters, let alone the fandom as a whole.

Not to mention the 1997-98 EU figures remain some of the rarest and most coveted SW figures today. The concept-art vehicles were pretty cool, and really aren't EU in any event. I never saw the Clone Wars Durge and Asajj Ventress figures--who were faithfully lifted straight from the comics and TV show--and they remain relatively tough to find 3 years later. And a good portion of the Clone Wars stuff was not even based on "real" EU at all--for example, Bandito Yoda bears zero resemblance to anything seen in the comics or games, and is really just something cooked up for the toy line. My personal opinions aside, KOTOR is one of the most popular SW games EVER, one of the most acclaimed and popular video games, period, from the last few years, and was successful enough to spawn a spinoff comic series and (so far) one sequel. Toys are the next logical extension.

EU is the future. Get over it. And neither OT nor PT figures are going anywhere, anyways, so don't act like EU is going to singlehandedly kill all your chances of getting those Holy Grail background figures (who were probably never seriously in the running at all).

I hope some of you dinosaurs enjoy your sour grapes while we whippersnappers that are destroying the hobby are having fun playing with our Kir Kanoses and Quinlan Voses and Mara Jades. :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Matt on July 12, 2006, 02:43 AM
Not to mention the 1997-98 EU figures remain some of the rarest and most coveted SW figures today.

. . .But only because they were shipped in a very-limited basis.  They were difficult to find even back then, and they haven't been re-done yet, so of course they're gonna be some of the most-coveted items around.  I remember seeing the Darktrooper and Steroid-Trooper a total of one time in stores.  Had one of them in my hands, even, and gave it to some other guy who was there, and never saw any of them again. 

But I'm glad to hear about all the EU crap they're making next year.  That's just that much less stuff I have to buy.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: MetalJedi on July 12, 2006, 02:46 AM
I hope some of you dinosaurs enjoy your sour grapes while we whippersnappers that are destroying the hobby are having fun playing with our Kir Kanoses and Quinlan Voses and Mara Jades. :P

Not all of us dinosaurs hate the EU.  ;D
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Broem on July 12, 2006, 09:18 AM
Okay, I stand corrected on the SOTE.  Forgot all about that disaster. 
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Slothus on July 12, 2006, 12:08 PM
EU is the future. Get over it. And neither OT nor PT figures are going anywhere, anyways, so don't act like EU is going to singlehandedly kill all your chances of getting those Holy Grail background figures (who were probably never seriously in the running at all).

I hope some of you dinosaurs enjoy your sour grapes while we whippersnappers that are destroying the hobby are having fun playing with our Kir Kanoses and Quinlan Voses and Mara Jades. :P

Heheh

Well, I'm not personally getting over the contest result. I believe Vos won(A character I DO like as well as many different SW comics-EU related) but I feel Revan is BS. I don't consider background characters the 'holy grail', but having them would be nice ;). I never felt EU was going to harm my chances of future OT fig releases. Hasbro's contract is long so I'm not worried. I disagree about the Eu future though. and though I can't see the future I feel Hasbro's gonna 'overguage' the EU market again and retail's gonna get pissed they can't sell several x3 to a case EU figs that the 'millions' EU folks wanted that are pegwarming--way I see it coming anyway. Aside from the Age comments and some of the other 'jokes?' a well put together argument, Valin K..  8)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: evenflow on July 13, 2006, 09:22 AM
I wish that we could get a break down of what percentage of votes each character got.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 13, 2006, 12:59 PM
SOTE was definitely the choice that came to my mind first too OCB...  Tons of stuff that basically replaced the basic line for a time, and for a failed multi-media event...  The comic, game, and novels weren't ever really hot for SOTE when they were out and the toy line failed with them I think...

I think EU has its place, but I definitely think it loses steam when it starts replacing the film figures...  I'm surprised they're doing such secondary characters first instead of trying like a "Luke in...." outfit.  Like NJO Luke perhaps, or some such.  EU that's still got an OT tie-in or some such, but what do I know?

I am a dinosaur and I  think that this dinosaur has a better argument. If they go overboard with the EU stuff (I am not at all opposed to a lite sprinkle of EU) it will SOTE all over again.
Valin, you were 8 when SOTE came out so you did not see the Havoc it wrecked on pegs and that was when demand was high, the line was still new.

With the marvel 2 packs being more OT movie based thats a good thing, pleases even the diehards. Vos way cool I am in. Too many characters like the Youvon Zong or however its spelled, is not good for the pegs.

As you get older you will learn the sad unfortunate truth that history repeats itself. The only smart thing with Hasbro's EU strategy has in place is they are doing most of the EU stuff in 2 packs seperate from the standard line. So if it fails that SKU will go away.

Lastly, like the Star Trek franchise spinoffs, EU is not the absolute future. EU will always be a pale but sometimes complimentry carbon copy of the original.
People will always flock to the original real thing.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on July 13, 2006, 01:12 PM
Not sure if this has been said yet, but a lot of people think that EU won't sell because SOTE didn't sell. Well, this year we got 2 EU figures. One of them was probably the hardest to find figure out of the entire TSC, and the other was stil pretty rare. Some people have been saying at other forums how they are just now finding Foul Moudama!

So don't base how well 2007 EU will sell compared to how 1996 SOTE sold, because everything back then didn't sell well.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nicklab on July 13, 2006, 02:51 PM
Not sure if this has been said yet, but everyone thinks that EU won't sell because SOTE didn't sell. Well, this year we got 2 EU figures. One of them was probably the hardest to find figure out of the entire TSC, and the other was stil pretty rare. Some people have been saying at other forums how they are just now finding Foul Moudama!

So don't base how well 2007 EU will sell compared to how 1998 EU sold, because everything back then didn't sell well.

Agreed.  The sales have been good on EU items in the past 3 years.  I see a lot of very selective memory at work regarding Hasbro and the EU in this thread.  There's a lot of mention of SOTE but not so much mention of the POTF2 EU line.  I know there are a number of members of this board that are still actively seeking Space Troopers and Dark Troopers from that line.

And what about Clone Wars?  Clone Wars was the biggest EU cross-promotional event that we've seen.  I don't recall seeing that much from the Clone Wars line pegwarming.  In fact, some of the Clone Wars pieces are among the hottest items on the secondary market.  Try getting the Clone Wars Command Gunship now.  Some of the only poor sellers in the line were just poorly designed toys, like the Destroyer Droid launcher and el bandito Yoda.  ;D  But everything else appears to have sold quite well.  Especially the core characters and the EU characters that were introduced through this line.  There's also the matter of Clone Wars supporting not one, but two different figure line.  Fans gobbled up both the movie and animated lines.

Also, add in the fact that Clone Wars has been successful with licensees other than Hasbro.  Gentle Giant has done especially well with Clone Wars, and one of the most sought after pieces that Gentle Giant has ever released is a Clone Wars Padme.

There are also bound to be offerings for both of the television projects that are slated.  More Expanded Universe from the mind of Uncle George.  Hasbro has already stated that they're looking at those projects, but naturally things are still in a state of flux because of the nature of the productions and their estimated release dates.

I think Clone Wars has proven that Hasbro can make the EU work within the whole of the Hasbro Star Wars line.  There's no doubt in my mind that the Star Wars line will continue to be anchored by the movies.  The movies are the foundation of all that is Star Wars.  But as time rolls on and we move further and further past the movies, there's going to be a greater need to call upon the EU to supplement the releases from the Saga.  And if you're not down with that, then vote with your dollars and don't buy the EU releases.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Matt on July 13, 2006, 02:56 PM
Not sure if this has been said yet, but everyone thinks that EU won't sell because SOTE didn't sell. Well, this year we got 2 EU figures. One of them was probably the hardest to find figure out of the entire TSC, and the other was stil pretty rare. Some people have been saying at other forums how they are just now finding Foul Moudama!

So don't base how well 2007 EU will sell compared to how 1998 EU sold, because everything back then didn't sell well.

Just to clarify:

SOTE: Fall 1996 - clogged the pegs for months

EU: Fall 1998 - sold well, but were shipped in low quantities.  There's no telling what would have happened if they were shipped in SOTE-like numbers
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on July 13, 2006, 02:59 PM
Ok, my bad, I meant 1996 ;)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nicklab on July 13, 2006, 03:01 PM
Ok, my bad, I meant 1996 ;)

1996?  That was Kenner IIRC.  We've got a whole new regime in place now.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Slothus on July 13, 2006, 03:09 PM
Not sure if this has been said yet, but everyone thinks that EU won't sell because SOTE didn't sell. Well, this year we got 2 EU figures. One of them was probably the hardest to find figure out of the entire TSC, and the other was stil pretty rare. Some people have been saying at other forums how they are just now finding Foul Moudama!

So don't base how well 2007 EU will sell compared to how 1998 EU sold, because everything back then didn't sell well.

Hmmm I don't know about EVERYONE saying THAT. What I read entailed that it depended
on distribution quantites that IF they were like SOTE's then we're in for it. So, that is a conditional-based guess- not a concrete statement and not at all like what you just mentioned ;). Of course there were many pro-EU folks who have stated here and in other forums that they feel the EU line will do well. Still using words like everyone?...sigh*.

As for the Foul...at least in my area  he was slightly difficult to get when the wave first hit(typical) but, since the 2nd 3rd 4th shipments he's seriously pegwarming STILL at 8 retail stores in my area. I can go down to several WM's at least now and get 6,7 if I wanted. Can you, then imagine that if 'Foul' was some other EU character say... ahhh... Revan shipped like Foul minimum 4 shipments and each case ass. has 3 in it(and Foul wasn't even that many to a case)??!Think about what that would be like distribution-wise across the US. Would the tens of thousands of people that wanted him all buy it? That's going to be hundreds of thousands Revans shipped worldwide. We have enough 'video gamers' (that buy action figures) that are gonna buy it?...or will it pegwarm?....hmmmm. Well, all I can do is hope they don't pack him 3 or maybe even 2 to a case so I don't see him for 6 months at the stores. ::)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: roron corobb on July 13, 2006, 03:12 PM
Foul Moudama was a pegwarmer in my area. Not as bad as Holo Ki-Adi-Mundi or Lushros Dofine, but is still see him on the pegs. You can't add Scorch to the mix of how EU sells, because he is a Clone. Plus you could put a Clone in a tu-tu and he would sell well. Not to mention Hasbro stort packed him in cases. Unlike the Utapau Clone which pegwarmed in so areas, because he wasn't short packed. I think the only way the EU line will take off is if Hasbro doesn't cut corners like that have in the past. They need great articulation (ball-joint perfered over angle-cut) and many accessories. With those two items the line will live and grow. Without them I don't see the line moving very fast IMO.
momaw nadon
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on July 13, 2006, 03:17 PM
Still using words like everyone?...sigh*.

Ok, using the word "everyone" is just a habit of mine. I'll...uh...edit my post. :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Slothus on July 13, 2006, 03:24 PM

And what about Clone Wars?  Clone Wars was the biggest EU cross-promotional event that we've seen.  I don't recall seeing that much from the Clone Wars line pegwarming. 
I think Clone Wars has proven that Hasbro can make the EU work  within the whole of the Hasbro Star Wars line. 

Good point... Clone Wars.....

My experience with that? HUGE PEGWARMING DISASTER. For the basic figs? Overshipped/distributed first 2 waves..3rd wave actually did well (low distribution quantity.
I could argue with the Cartoon figs OR the reg. CW figs. It took many, many months for Annakin, Obi, yoda and company to leave the shelf. The deluxe line only the droid pack as (mentioned several times) pegwarmed...why? low distribution quantities on the jedi pack and clone 3 packs. I take this acknowledgement from 3 different areas geographically in the US during this time. I think all the CW releases DID PROVE was that if you don't overproduce it then it won't pegwarm- it has nothing to prove anything about how EU future releases will do ( IMO ;)).

I guess we'll just have to wait to see HOW MUCH Hasbro's produces/distributes the EU future products. It relies in HOW much they can get retail to 'buy-in' to signing a contract with higher quantites....that said, I hope retail doesn't 'splurge' on this.

Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Roton7 on July 13, 2006, 03:28 PM
I actually never saw the Animated Yoda on the shelves. Ever.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Slothus on July 13, 2006, 03:32 PM
Yes, of course there are exceptions.....I meant the non-animated one. It is difficult to speak of CW comparisons to how future EU will sell without describing the animated/non-animated version. However, I saw SO MUCH pegwarming from both that I adressed his comment considering both. ;)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nicklab on July 13, 2006, 04:06 PM

Good point... Clone Wars.....

My experience with that? HUGE PEGWARMING DISASTER. For the basic figs? Overshipped/distributed first 2 waves..3rd wave actually did well (low distribution quantity.

I could counter this that your evidence is based on your own experience.  I would agree on wave 1 being overshipped.  As for the subsequent two waves?  Those were relatively more scarce.

The deluxe line only the droid pack as (mentioned several times) pegwarmed...why? low distribution quantities on the jedi pack and clone 3 packs.

I think that the Droid pack didn't pegwarm so much as the Clone 3-packs and even the Jedi 3-packs were hoarded.  The droid 3-packs just proved to be less desirable when compared with the other sets.  The same goes for the Destroyer Droid launcher.  All of the deluxe pieces (Speeder bikes and Swoops included) were quite popular compared to those two pieces.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Slothus on July 13, 2006, 04:57 PM
I could counter this that your evidence is based on your own experience.  I would agree on wave 1 being overshipped.  As for the subsequent two waves?  Those were relatively more scarce.


So your initial and follow on statements weren't based on your personal experience? Or  are you assuming information from others/nationwide?

I'm sure the clone 3 packs were hoarded by army builders...but I was able to easily find the ROTS ones several times in stores (all types). Which is why I think the CW clone 3 packs never sat because they weren't shipped enough...which in turn is key for items not pegwarming...popularity counts (any type of clones related to an EU success argument probably shouldn't have been mentioned) but distribution quantity is vital.

The problem I(IMO) have here is that there is really nothing to this date(no prior EU line- without argument) that indicates how well a future EU line will do. Only thing certain to me is that results of a future line divebombing or succeeding are unpredictable at best. I think 1 valid point here said over and over is ..how much? How much retail will want/Hasbro produces will determine the shelf life be it wanted or unwanted. Since we cannot know this as of now..then can we really say how well an EU line or any other(OT) line will do in the future?

By The DS 
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on July 13, 2006, 05:32 PM
It's pretty simple when you think about why some Clone Wars stuff did well and others didn't.  First off, look at the basic figures -

(http://www.rebelscum.com/clonewars/CWstands.jpg)

Anakin - sucked
ARC Trooper - sucked
Yoda - sucked
Obi Wan - sucked
Durge - ok
Ventress - ok
Windu - sucked
Kit Fisto - ok
Clone Trooper - awesome
Saesee Tiin - good

The first wave were some of the worst figures made in recent memory, just about as bad as any POTF2 red carded junk.  Hasbro did a terrible job on the designs and on most of the figures themselves.  Not a good character selection either in the massively overproduced first wave. 

After that the next waves were better, but if they were smart, but the SA Clone should have been in each wave and at 3-4 per case. 

EU, if given attention to detail with realistic designs and good articulation (and no stupid Jedi armor) will do fine.  Just make the figures look believable with designs you might see in the movies instead of trying to morph them with Power Rangers.

 :)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nicklab on July 13, 2006, 05:52 PM
I could counter this that your evidence is based on your own experience.  I would agree on wave 1 being overshipped.  As for the subsequent two waves?  Those were relatively more scarce.


So your initial and follow on statements weren't based on your personal experience? Or  are you assuming information from others/nationwide?

This is based on a couple of factors.  First, there's the secondary market demand at this time.  I see a limited ammount of Clone Wars product on the convention circuit, and when I do the prices are somewhat high ($15 - $20 range for Basic Figures).  I hit conventions throughout the Northeast as well as some of the midwest.  Also factor in online secondary market prices, and Clone Wars is still rather high in demand.

Additionally, some of my evidence is personal, anecdotal evidence.  However, I will offer that since I am in one of the largest population centers in the country, that what I've seen at retail is probably closer to the national statistical average.  It's all about the sample size.  The fact is that there are more retail outlets and more consumers involved in Star Wars in the NY metropolitan area.  Statistical studies will show you that the more data you have to compare, the closer you are to the statistical mean.

I'm sure the clone 3 packs were hoarded by army builders...but I was able to easily find the ROTS ones several times in stores (all types). Which is why I think the CW clone 3 packs never sat because they weren't shipped enough...which in turn is key for items not pegwarming...popularity counts (any type of clones related to an EU success argument probably shouldn't have been mentioned) but distribution quantity is vital.

I can't agree with your methodology here, because you're making an assumption that doesn't take into account the state of things in 2003/04.  I will agree that the CW Clone Trooper 3-packs were hoarded.  One of the main reasons?  The lack of other good AOTC Clone Troopers on the market at that time.  Here's what collectors had at their disposal in terms of Clone Troopers when these came out:

POTJ Sneak Preview Clone Trooper
SAGA Clone Trooper (red deco)
SAGA Deluxe Clone Trooper w/ speeder bike
SAGA Clone Trooper Pilot

And during the run of the Clone Wars line there were also the Mega-Buy 2-packs, the ARC Trooper, the SA Clone (VHTF) and the CW Deluxe Clone w/ speeder bike.  The CW Clone 3-packs were the only pieces to offer AOTC Clones in all of the ranking colors at that point.  That was a selling point for these sets.  It's the state of army building at the time that led the Clone Wars 3-packs to be as hot as they were.  They shipped, and they were bought up FAST!

Now fast forward to 2005.  There were a lot more offerings in terms of Clone Troopers in the ROTS Basic Figure line.  Plus we had also gotten the EE exclusive SA Clone Trooper 4-packs.  Those had raised the expectations of collectors, and as a result the Clone Trooper 3-packs in the ROTS Deluxe line weren't as widely hailed by collectors.  Especially when there were figures like the ROTS #41 Clone out there.  And the unit markings seemed less important this time around.  These shipped almost as much as the CW 3-packs, but frankly they came across as shoddy and I didn't see as many people army building with them in '05.  Circumstances were definitely very different.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on July 13, 2006, 08:54 PM
I agree, circumstances were very different with the Clone Wars Clone 3-pks versus the ROTS Clone 3-pks.

 :)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on July 13, 2006, 09:00 PM
http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=2829.0

Pegwarming was pretty rampant all over the country during the Clone Wars line, I know Anakin and Yoda and the Anakin fighter were clearanced in abundance as were most of the three packs etc

This is MAIN CHARACTER EU at that, something the kids should have at least been interested in.  Now if kids aren't going to buy them and Movie Purists won't buy them, who is going to buy them?  Video Gamers?
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Dark Empire Luke on July 13, 2006, 09:05 PM
Not sure if this has been said yet, but everyone thinks that EU won't sell because SOTE didn't sell. Well, this year we got 2 EU figures. One of them was probably the hardest to find figure out of the entire TSC, and the other was stil pretty rare. Some people have been saying at other forums how they are just now finding Foul Moudama!

So don't base how well 2007 EU will sell compared to how 1998 EU sold, because everything back then didn't sell well.

Agreed.  The sales have been good on EU items in the past 3 years.  I see a lot of very selective memory at work regarding Hasbro and the EU in this thread.  There's a lot of mention of SOTE but not so much mention of the POTF2 EU line.  I know there are a number of members of this board that are still actively seeking Space Troopers and Dark Troopers from that line.

And what about Clone Wars?  Clone Wars was the biggest EU cross-promotional event that we've seen.  I don't recall seeing that much from the Clone Wars line pegwarming.  In fact, some of the Clone Wars pieces are among the hottest items on the secondary market.  Try getting the Clone Wars Command Gunship now.  Some of the only poor sellers in the line were just poorly designed toys, like the Destroyer Droid launcher and el bandito Yoda.  ;D  But everything else appears to have sold quite well.  Especially the core characters and the EU characters that were introduced through this line.  There's also the matter of Clone Wars supporting not one, but two different figure line.  Fans gobbled up both the movie and animated lines.

Also, add in the fact that Clone Wars has been successful with licensees other than Hasbro.  Gentle Giant has done especially well with Clone Wars, and one of the most sought after pieces that Gentle Giant has ever released is a Clone Wars Padme.

There are also bound to be offerings for both of the television projects that are slated.  More Expanded Universe from the mind of Uncle George.  Hasbro has already stated that they're looking at those projects, but naturally things are still in a state of flux because of the nature of the productions and their estimated release dates.

I think Clone Wars has proven that Hasbro can make the EU work within the whole of the Hasbro Star Wars line.  There's no doubt in my mind that the Star Wars line will continue to be anchored by the movies.  The movies are the foundation of all that is Star Wars.  But as time rolls on and we move further and further past the movies, there's going to be a greater need to call upon the EU to supplement the releases from the Saga.  And if you're not down with that, then vote with your dollars and don't buy the EU releases.
Agreed.I saw very few CW Figures in my local stores,never did find Durge.EU Wave hit near me,but I always missed them.I had to pay $20 each just for both Luke Skywalker(DE) and the Clone Emperor,and those are cheap compared to what they go for when you bid on them.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on July 13, 2006, 09:58 PM
http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=2829.0

Pegwarming was pretty rampant all over the country during the Clone Wars line, I know Anakin and Yoda and the Anakin fighter were clearanced in abundance as were most of the three packs etc

This is MAIN CHARACTER EU at that, something the kids should have at least been interested in.  Now if kids aren't going to buy them and Movie Purists won't buy them, who is going to buy them?  Video Gamers?

The quality of the figures didn't help.  Also the first wave was massively overproduced and really was one of the worst waves of figures I've ever seen.  Take into account as well that in the main like there were only two bad guys.  That's pretty damn lame!

Hasbro was just dumb as a goat when they thought this line out.  Even their packaging was lame, and I'm a loose collector.

Let's suppose instead, that Hasbro had done something a little more creative with the Clone Wars line...


Wave 1

- SA Quinlan Vos x 3
- SA Clonetrooper x 3
- Snowbunny Padme x 2
- Dark Jedi Sora Bulq x 2
- Red Battle Droid x 2


Wave 2

- SA ARC Trooper w/ removable helmet x 3
- SA Asajj Ventress x 3
- Roron Corob x 2
- Kit Fisto x 2
- IG Lancer Droid x 2


Wave 3

- Anakin Skywalker x 3
- Durge x 3
- Mace Windu x 2
- Chameleon Droid x 2
- SA Clone Trooper x 1
- SA ARC Trooper w/ removable helmet x 1


Call me crazy, but I think if those figures were given good sculpts and articulation, the line would have been a huge hit.

 :)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Famine on July 13, 2006, 10:01 PM
Crazy.

What the hell is a chamelion droid?

Kevin
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Reid on July 13, 2006, 10:14 PM
What the hell is a chamelion droid?


(http://www.starwars.com/databank/droid/chameleondroid/img/eu_bg.jpg)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Morgbug on July 13, 2006, 10:25 PM
Not sure if this has been said yet, but everyone thinks that EU won't sell because SOTE didn't sell. Well, this year we got 2 EU figures. One of them was probably the hardest to find figure out of the entire TSC, and the other was stil pretty rare. Some people have been saying at other forums how they are just now finding Foul Moudama!

So don't base how well 2007 EU will sell compared to how 1998 EU sold, because everything back then didn't sell well.

Just to clarify:

SOTE: Fall 1996 - clogged the pegs for months

EU: Fall 1998 - sold well, but were shipped in low quantities.  There's no telling what would have happened if they were shipped in SOTE-like numbers

Additional EU clarification: it never shipped widely and wasn't found in many retail stores.  For a lot of us we ordered from the fan club directly and I recall (probably erroneously) that it was supposed to be the only way to get them.  If so, then only dregs made it to retail and straight to clearance pricing on top of that. 

For Clone Wars, it did so well up here we didn't even get wave two of the animated stuff.  I can still find all but the clones from the animated first wave in stores tomorrow if I want to.  I'll grant you it arrived up here later than in the US, but when were these released?  Sorry, around here those rank right up there with Lobot, Mon Mothma and Ketwol. 
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CorranHorn on July 13, 2006, 10:45 PM
Additional EU clarification: it never shipped widely and wasn't found in many retail stores.  For a lot of us we ordered from the fan club directly and I recall (probably erroneously) that it was supposed to be the only way to get them.  If so, then only dregs made it to retail and straight to clearance pricing on top of that. 

Brent,

To add to that, EU was intended primarily for retail, unfortunately the figures shipped in the same assortment cases as several notorious pegwarmers - notably Rancor Keeper - and also had the same SKU attached to previous pegwarming asst's. This caused retail to shun the assortments with the EU figures and ordered in very low amounts. That in turn resulted in a large number of the EU assortments to go to non-retail outlets such as the Fan Club. This is primarily the same reason why the Death Star Trooper and Ree-Yees only appeared at retail in the States for a very short time before getting pushed to the Fan Club.

I remember it like it was yesterday actually, all excited to fine the Dark Empire figures, then weeks went by and I couldn't find any other EU figures. I had to order from the Fan Club where they sold the figures in sets of 2 at something like $17/$18. It wasn't until the massive clearances of 2000 at TRU and KB that I saw any other EU figures at retail and that was Thrawn and Imperial Sentinel which had shipped as part of a case with Ugnaughts and 8D8.

As far as the Fan Choice vote goes. Though I've never played KOTOR, I'm looking forward to Darth Revan, he/she/it looks to have a cool and unique armor design which I'm hoping Hasbro can translate well to plastic.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: CHEWIE on July 13, 2006, 11:42 PM
Morbug, I think it goes without saying that the Animated stuff sucks.   ;D

 :)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: spec_spidey on July 14, 2006, 09:33 AM
I wasn't collecting during the Clone Wars line. Had other priorities at the time, but I really liked where Hasbro was going with some of these figures for the most part other than the animated figures.

Anakin ~ was a turd
ARC Trooper ~ good idea poorly executed
Yoda ~ decent figure could of been better
Obi Wan ~ was pop a.k.a. piece of poop
Durge ~ great details, cool design too steroid induced though for me
Asajj ~ awesome details & design, but the head doesn't look right
Mace ~ love this one! leave the arm guards off and IMHO this is a great Mace
Kit ~ terrific sculpt, love the muscle detail & the primal vibe I get from it
Clone ~ SA and I just love this era of clone helmets wish I had more of them
Saesee ~ another great sculpt, don't care for the armor pieces though

Even the figures I don't care for had detail to the sculpts. I really think this line was the beginning of the high detail sculpting.

I think the EU items success will depend on 2 things, detail of sculpts and articulation. If the figures look good and have articulation for playability, they will sell.

Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: evenflow on July 14, 2006, 11:42 AM
I actually enjoyed Shadows of the Empire. I wanted more of them. I hope that Hasbro revisits the line and gives us the remaining characters such as Guri, Leebo, and maybe even Spero  ;D
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Slothus on July 14, 2006, 12:47 PM
I think that the 'pro- EU in future assortements is going to do well claimers' are proving my point over and over here. In their claims I hear reduntantly EG-' Wave 1 CW was overproduced' ::) just reinforces what I said about Hasbro and retail getting future EU lines to survive or fail(pegwarm). It's still all about distribution quantity and case assortment. Which guarantees that we CANNOT know how well future lines will do.

From Nicklab--
"However, I will offer that since I am in one of the largest population centers in the country, that what I've seen at retail is probably closer to the national statistical average.  It's all about the sample size.  The fact is that there are more retail outlets and more consumers involved in Star Wars in the NY metropolitan area.  Statistical studies will show you that the more data you have to compare, the closer you are to the statistical mean."

--Thanks for offering that...wow, my numbers then must NOT be reflecting anything than... being that during the CW time of release I collected in 1 county of over a million folks then another county of over 8 million  :P. "statistical studies"?? I won't claim to know that my 'sampling areas' have the largest national population PERCENTAGE of collectors either... I won't be naive like that.   Statistical Studies-Really?...I didn't have time to look at those.. I didn't realize I could waste my day looking for this...so there a statistical study of how well the CW line did on the internet somewhere for me to view? I Guess my areas' numbers weren't high enough to formulate an OPINION on this ::)

Basically I think that argument is weak...all your revealing is what you think you know about the NY metro area and not the rest of the US. Did you do a poll in your area to find out how many SW fans you have...then compared that with the nation? How many responed to it? It's factual or debateable? EX: the US population isn't built from 1 large metro area...that's a FACT and I'm sure you knew this which is why I wonder about your logic and why you placed it. Oh well..


Chewie- I saw alot in your posts about IF's. IF hasbro could do this IF hasbro does that..ect. gereally how an EU line would be successful IF. Let's be realistic....Hasbro's already said they won't SAC a whole line for us in their Qand A by giving us BS reasons like resources lacking ect. An EU line will be done like all other lines in the past...Hasbro will SAC some things like now and dissappoint us with others..why? It's not about their resources rather they can milk more money out of us this way by getting us to purchase ******** versions now then later releasing ultimate SAC version. Let's not reach and claim an EU line will succeed IF....We're fans and we know our toy manufacturers' ways..c'mon Chewie! ;)

As for  a future EU line..I hope it is shipped in low quantities so it can 'succeed'(not pegwarm)

The DS
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Morgbug on July 14, 2006, 02:53 PM


Brent,

To add to that, EU was intended primarily for retail, unfortunately the figures shipped in the same assortment cases as several notorious pegwarmers - notably Rancor Keeper - and also had the same SKU attached to previous pegwarming asst's. This caused retail to shun the assortments with the EU figures and ordered in very low amounts. That in turn resulted in a large number of the EU assortments to go to non-retail outlets such as the Fan Club. This is primarily the same reason why the Death Star Trooper and Ree-Yees only appeared at retail in the States for a very short time before getting pushed to the Fan Club.

I remember it like it was yesterday actually, all excited to fine the Dark Empire figures, then weeks went by and I couldn't find any other EU figures. I had to order from the Fan Club where they sold the figures in sets of 2 at something like $17/$18. It wasn't until the massive clearances of 2000 at TRU and KB that I saw any other EU figures at retail and that was Thrawn and Imperial Sentinel which had shipped as part of a case with Ugnaughts and 8D8.

As far as the Fan Choice vote goes. Though I've never played KOTOR, I'm looking forward to Darth Revan, he/she/it looks to have a cool and unique armor design which I'm hoping Hasbro can translate well to plastic.

Cheers!

Thanks Jason.  I didn't know they were originally in retail cases, or planned to be.  Man, it sucks so bad up here.  I had a hard time justifying buying all the figures from the Fan Club because of those prices - $17 per figure :o  On top of that the Canadian dollar sucked (it sucks less now) and shipping was pretty high, so I only bought four EU figs at the time. 

I'm forever baffled as to why they don't just release all of the 25 figures.  The common movie figures will be released (Luke/Maul) in time, but just release a couple of waves of EU and a wave of OT with Yarna, Hermi, ICMG and whomever else was in there.  Then do a KOTOR wave, a Solo wave, a Darth wave or whatever else it takes. 
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Artoo on July 16, 2006, 04:18 PM
Like that Mara,that Sith & Vos are getting made,not intrested in pre-TPM era stuff,but the sith looks cool.Sort of like a Mandalorian sith.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on July 16, 2006, 04:53 PM
Trying to convince myself that people know what they are talking about, I decided to go and try and buy KOTOR.  Then I find out it is only for XBox.  WTF!  So, they are making Revan for people who played a game on a system that not everyone even has?!?  Unbelievable
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Resurrection Bob on July 16, 2006, 05:13 PM
It was also released for PC, I would look at Gamestop or EB or something to see if they still have a copy lying around.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Gatillo on July 16, 2006, 05:28 PM
Trying to convince myself that people know what they are talking about, I decided to go and try and buy KOTOR.  Then I find out it is only for XBox.  WTF!  So, they are making Revan for people who played a game on a system that not everyone even has?!?  Unbelievable

I rarely see them anymore but Target and Best Buy has it for 20.  They have KOTOR for 30, I think.  I just got Battlefront 2 for 20 at Target.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on July 16, 2006, 05:43 PM
I realize I could play the PC version, but I'm not really set up to do that on the home PC, and...since I don't have an XBox, looks like I'll not be playing KOTOR
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Artoo on July 16, 2006, 06:23 PM
Trying to convince myself that people know what they are talking about, I decided to go and try and buy KOTOR.  Then I find out it is only for XBox.  WTF!  So, they are making Revan for people who played a game on a system that not everyone even has?!?  Unbelievable
ASame happened to me when Scorch came out,I wanted to play RC,I have a PS2. :-\
I then found the books! :)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Diddly on July 16, 2006, 06:59 PM
Trying to convince myself that people know what they are talking about, I decided to go and try and buy KOTOR.  Then I find out it is only for XBox.  WTF!  So, they are making Revan for people who played a game on a system that not everyone even has?!?  Unbelievable

Don't worry, it's a long, long game. I doubt you'd have the time to complete it and find out all about Revan.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: DoctorPadawan on July 16, 2006, 08:51 PM
Further clarification on the EU wave from 1998:

As previously mentioned, the Expanded Universe assortment of 9 figures was included in the Collection 2 assortment.  At the time, Kenner/Hasbro was still obsessed with their 3 Collection case shipping method, meaning that even though a large variety of figures was at retail at once, there was also an equally large (if not larger) number of pegwarming figures.  And, as they've always done, Hasbro split up the figures into waves, saving the army builders that everyone would have bought multiples of until the last wave.

The first wave was released in September of 1998 and included Luke, Thrawn, and the Sentinel, along with Ugnaughts, 8D8, and even more Admiral Ackbars and Rancor Keepers.  From what I saw personally, Wal-Marts never got this particular case assortment, and it was around that time that they started their 2 dollar off sticker sale due to the huge backlog of, well, Rancor Keepers.  TRU was doing this sale at the same time, and not a lot of the first EU wave hit there because of TRUs backlog of Bossk. 

The second wave came out in October, and included Katarn, Mara, Leia, and Kyle, along with Luke, Thrawn, and the Sentinel.  Again, the 2 dollar off sale was taking place at both WM and TRU, and I only personally saw one case of these figures show up at WM around that time.  And, of course, there were more Ugnaughts and 8D8.

The third wave either never showed up at all, showed up at Targets on one occasion, or showed up during TRUs massive clearance sales in dump bins.  It took me longer to find a Dark Trooper than any other figure in my collection, and I only got a Spacetrooper because a friend happened to get both of the two out of the one case his Wisconsin Target got and sent one to me.  By that point, WM had sent all non-Flashback figures to the clearance aisle where not even the 2 dollar off sticker was helping them move the army of Rancor Keepers.

For those of you who weren't around back in 1998 when the sticker sales and glut of Rancor Keepers was going on, retail, believe it or not, told Hasbro ENOUGH with the three SKUs they had been milking since late 1996 and that had clogged their shelves with unwanted product for the last year.  Because of retail's refusal to order any more figures under those SKUs, the final wave of POTF2 that year (DSD, AT-AT Driver, Hoth Leia, and Pote Snitkin) were dumped at the Fan Club and even they were blown out at ridiculous prices at TRU's clearance sales.

I don't think that, at that time, the EU could be held responsible for clogging shelves, as the pre-EU product (particularly the Collection 2 cases of which they were a part) was doing a bang-up job of that on its own without the EU.  The other EU products (the Concept Vehicles, in particular) did stink up the shelves, and other attempts to expand that failed miserably too (the Episode I mini-vehicles that didn't hit retail at normal prices after Jar Jar's Amazing Cannon). 

My opinion is that the EU is all well and good, but they need to watch it and not overdo it, which I'm afraid is what is going to end up happening.  The EU stuff this year has had some memorable tie-ins (the CW cartoon and Republic Commando), but if Hasbro starts throwing out Hoobjibs or Ken Palpatine or the Yuuzhan whatevers and expecting people to just fall in love with it, I think they're in for a rude awakening.  I mean, Vos, as much as people want him in collector's circles, is an unknown entity to the non-EU reading SW fan (other than the brief mention in ROTS), and instead of putting him in a, you know, JEDI outfit, they're seemingly going the mercenary route and including the annoying Devaronian with him.

I could be wrong (and I hope I am) in terms of Vos' costume, but I think Hasbro needs to be conscious of how much of a niche market the EU can be.  Sure, I'll buy the rest of Delta Squad because I love the game, but I have no interest in the Vong or anything that comes out of the post-ROTJ era.  I'm sure some people feel the same, and others will be the opposite.  What it comes down to is that the EU is different things to different people, and it's figures like this that have no presence in the 6 films that will draw a firm line between a completist completist and a film completist.

I still think that, by this time next year, we'll be complaining about seeing so many Yuuzhan Vong things on the shelves.   ???

Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on July 16, 2006, 10:21 PM
Trying to convince myself that people know what they are talking about, I decided to go and try and buy KOTOR.  Then I find out it is only for XBox.  WTF!  So, they are making Revan for people who played a game on a system that not everyone even has?!?  Unbelievable
ASame happened to me when Scorch came out,I wanted to play RC,I have a PS2. :-\
I then found the books! :)
I've sworn off all books after reading Darth Vader Dark Lord or whatever it was.  I'm just surprised that KOTOR is even more of a niche group than what I thought it was
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Artoo on July 16, 2006, 11:23 PM
If you like clones enough to read about clones you might change your mind. ;)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Tracy on August 4, 2006, 07:46 AM
I'd like to see the ranking 1-25 and see where the OT figures fell

Here ya go ;)  I was checking something else out on the official site and the was on the front page in the Blogs.......

1. Quinlan Vos* (11.4%)
2. Darth Revan* (8.1%)
3. Yarna D'al Gargan (6.7%)
4. Darth Nihilus (6.6%)
5. Bastila Shan (6.5%)
6. Clone Commander (5.7%)
7. HK-47 (5%)
8. Willrow Hood (5%)
9. Hermi Odle (4.3%)
10. Mara Jade Skywalker* (4%)
11. Commander Neyo (3%)
12. Darth Malak (3%)
13. Padme Amidala (Funeral) (3%)
14. Corran Horn (2.8%)
15. Luke Skywalker (2.6%)
16. Padme Amidala (Clone Wars) (2.6%)
17. Kyle Katarn (2.2%)
18. Exar Kun (2%)
19. Padme Amidala II (black dinner dress) (2%)
20. Nom Anor (2%)
21. Kir Kanos* (1.5%)
22. Darth Maul (1.4%)
23. Jaina Solo (1.3%)
24. Anakin Solo (.8%)
25. Jacen Solo (.8%)

* Figure is being made.
 
Toy Fair Article (http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazine/toyfare/001185622.cfm)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jeff on August 4, 2006, 09:58 AM
Wow, very cool to see some numbers there.

Good old ICMG came in 8th?   :-\

Yarna was 3rd!   :o

So, if Kir Kanos (#21) and Mara Jade (#10) can get figures in 2007, then why the hell can't the #3 and #8 choices get figures?   >:(
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Diddly on August 4, 2006, 12:33 PM
Who the hell is Darth Nihilus? ???

ICMG was 8th and Yarna was 3rd? That's great news to me, but after Hasbro's "joke", I have a feeling that when they make the Top 10 figures, they'll replace Yarna and ICMG with Maul and Luke. ::)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Gatillo on August 4, 2006, 02:39 PM
Who the hell is Darth Nihilus? ???

Tell me about it.  There are around 5 names in the list that I no clue what they were so I did some googleing.  Turns out him and a few others are video game characters, how sad. :-\
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Reid on August 4, 2006, 04:13 PM
Who the hell is Darth Nihilus? ???


(http://starwars.wikia.com/images/thumb/c/c1/DarthNihilus.jpg/250px-DarthNihilus.jpg)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: MetalJedi on August 4, 2006, 06:08 PM
Turns out him and a few others are video game characters, how sad. :-\

What's sad is that people voted more for dead Padme than a living Padme.  ???
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: evenflow on August 4, 2006, 07:10 PM
I am very surpirsed they released these numbers. I can't believe Yarna was so close to being made. I hope that this poll meant soemthing and that she is on eof the 10 who get made.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Angry Ewok on August 4, 2006, 07:16 PM
Couple of gripes here...

Is anyone else irritated that characters that were already slated for production were left on the lists to be voted on? It just seems to me like the outcome would have been significantly different had people not been throwing their votes to a figure that's already on it's way. I can't help but wonder where that 15% would have gone.

Perhaps I'm miscounting, but it looks like 30% of the total votes were cast for videogame characters... I'm still blown away by that.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nicklab on August 5, 2006, 02:23 PM
I'm glad to see the numbers released.  Especially in light of claims from around the collecting community that there was some measure of manipulation of the poll by hacking or some other dubious influence.

I do have mixed feelings about the characters who were left on the list that were set to be produced.  The only reasonable thing that I can come up with is this:  the characters who were set to be produced had probably not been finalized by the time that ToyFare went to press with the Top 25. 

From talking with people at Hasbro at various cons, it seems that some things in their line can change due to varying curcumstances.  Then factor in ToyFare's print deadlines and their own constraints in preparing for the poll.  I think that may account for why four candidates (Vos, Mara Jade, Clone Commander aka Galactic Marine and Kir Kanos) were left on the ballot. 

Plus, I think you've got to account for Hasbro being in something of a precarious situation with ToyFare.  They may not want to leak info about figures that are in the pipeline to ToyFare because it may be tantamount to an official announcement.  So hypothetically, say Hasbro tells ToyFare in March that "Oh, you can eliminate the Clone Commander/Galactic Marine from the poll since we have him slated for next January".  But then what if something happens and the Galactic Marine gets pushed back?  Say there's a problem with the tooling and they're going to eliminate the figure from that wave and put it in a Battle Pack in Q3 of '07.  It seems like Hasbro likes to have all of their ducks in a row business wise before they make these kinds of announcements, and that could have been at play in this instance.  Lord knows that while they've got a loyal customer base, that clientele is equally critical, so I can appreciate some caution on Hasbro's part.

As for the KOTOR figures making a strong showing?  I'm not really surprised.  I knew that the video game industry was huge.  So I did a little searching around the 'net and found THIS ARTICLE (http://today.reuters.com/news/articleinvesting.aspx?type=marketsNews&storyID=2006-08-03T212659Z_01_N83440587_RTRIDST_0_MEDIA-ACTIVISION-EARNS-UPDATE-2.XML).  It's a report on the earnings of the 2nd biggest video game publisher in the US, Activision.  Their projected earnings for the current fiscal year?  $1.1 billion.  And that's just one company.  EA, another of the major game producers had quarterly earnings of nearly $200 million.  These are just the game producers, and not the companies that are making the hardware.  But the numbers themselves are truly staggering, and with that in mind it gives me a better understanding of why the KOTOR characters polled as well as they did.  The video game industry is just a monster!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth Broem on August 5, 2006, 02:45 PM
Well I am excited to see how well Yarna did actually.  Willrow actually did fairly well.  It was kind of humorous to see how close the voting was really.  I mean the winner only got 11% of the vote.  Interesting stuff.  I don't really know if that is good or bad though? 

You got one camp that hates the OT background characters and saying nobody should be interested in them.  Yet they did as well as all the supposed clamoring for EU figures did if not better.  And vice versa of course. 
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Artoo on August 5, 2006, 02:49 PM
Wow, very cool to see some numbers there.

Good old ICMG came in 8th?   :-\

Yarna was 3rd!   :o

So, if Kir Kanos (#21) and Mara Jade (#10) can get figures in 2007, then why the hell can't the #3 and #8 choices get figures?   >:(
Kir Kanos was already planned last year/early this year. I think Hasbro must of thought that it was time for another Jade since she's an important EU character.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: jediraven82 on August 5, 2006, 08:29 PM
I'm surprised Darth Maul didn't finish last.  Hell, I'm more surprised he even tallied votes.

Did Hasbro say they were making the top 10 on the list? 

As for Darth Nihilus, he looks cool but he was basically the only lame thing in either Knights of the Old Republic games.  He wasn't written into the second game well.  I'm disappointed he finished with more votes than Darth Malak.  Malak is a much better villain.  I recommend picking up the games.  They've been out for Xbox and PC for awhile now so you can get them cheap.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nicklab on August 6, 2006, 01:35 AM

Did Hasbro say they were making the top 10 on the list? 


At Comic Con Hasbro said that they would be making 10 of the top 25.  But they wouldn't specify all of the ones that were set to be produced.  I think that at this time we know 5 of the ten...

Quinlan Vos
Darth Revan
Battlefront II Clone Commander (Galactic Marine)
Mara Jade
Kir Kanos

IIRC, Kir Kanos was actually pretty low in the poll rankings, so that would rule out Hasbro going with the top 10.  But the one stat that puzzles me?  Dead Padme ranking so high.  I don't know why, but I just get utterly repulsed by the idea of a figure of a dead person.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Angry Ewok on August 6, 2006, 02:37 AM
I put the three that I REALLY want in bold...

1. Quinlan Vos
2. Darth Revan
3. Yarna D'al Gargan
4. Darth Nihilus
5. Bastila Shan
6. Clone Commander
7. HK-47
8. Willrow Hood
9. Hermi Odle

10. Mara Jade Skywalker
11. Commander Neyo
12. Darth Malak
13. Padme Amidala (Funeral)
14. Corran Horn
15. Luke Skywalker
16. Padme Amidala (Clone Wars)
17. Kyle Katarn
18. Exar Kun
19. Padme Amidala II (black dinner dress)
20. Nom Anor
21. Kir Kanos
22. Darth Maul
23. Jaina Solo
24. Anakin Solo
25. Jacen Solo

Keep in mind that Hasbro said they WERE going to make ICMG.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Daigo-Bah on August 6, 2006, 04:34 PM
Indulge the bitter old purist for a second...  as I said at RS, I can't believe only 4 of the 25 are from the OT.  Just a few years ago, all 25 would have been from the OT.  Does it hurt me that EU figs are produced?  No, not really, but it can be looked at as that many more OT figs that would have been produced instead.  Well, if it keeps the line going, that's fine with me.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on August 6, 2006, 07:57 PM
I'll say it for the 10th time probably, but show me someone somewhere on a board anywhere that said they voted for Darth Revan.  I just don't believe that he/she got that many votes.  I get the whole Video Game thing but I also don't think non-collectors would care enough to vote for something that real collectors didn't really support on any boards I saw.  I really don't care that they are saying Revan got #2 because I think the 4 OT characters are pretty much a lock at some point in the next two years, it just seems royally fishy to me
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nicklab on August 6, 2006, 08:34 PM
Indulge the bitter old purist for a second...  as I said at RS, I can't believe only 4 of the 25 are from the OT.  Just a few years ago, all 25 would have been from the OT.  Does it hurt me that EU figs are produced?  No, not really, but it can be looked at as that many more OT figs that would have been produced instead.  Well, if it keeps the line going, that's fine with me.

That's kind of the way I see it.  We really have gotten so many OT characters at this point that we're really starting to grasp for characters that will be made into figures for the first time.  I think it's also kind of telling that we only had 6 PT characters in the poll (and that's if you include Clone Wars Padme).  I think the line has just gotten so much bigger in the modern era that character selection has become something of an issue.  Just how many first time figures can we get every year?  Especially with lines consisting of 70+ figures a year like this year, or even if the line were to consist of 50 figures?

With that in mind, it seems like the EU is going to be the wave of the future for Star Wars figures.  Because eventually I think we're going to run out of Cantina aliens and Jabba's Palace aliens.

As for the votes for Revan?  I stand by my statement that with KOTOR being one of the hottest games of the past 5 years that there was a big fanbase waiting to be tapped.  As for them having to make a concerted effort to vote for Revan?  I don't think it was a big deal for people to cast their votes.  Actually, ToyFare made it pretty easy to vote.  I think that a lot of the votes for Revan came from people who are more casual collectors and might hang out at board like TNI, Figures.com, ToyFare's forums and even video game boards.  Just because those people aren't hanging out at dedicated SW boards doesn't mean that their votes should count any less.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Ryan on August 6, 2006, 10:13 PM
I'll say it for the 10th time probably, but show me someone somewhere on a board anywhere that said they voted for Darth Revan. I just don't believe that he/she got that many votes. I get the whole Video Game thing but I also don't think non-collectors would care enough to vote for something that real collectors didn't really support on any boards I saw. I really don't care that they are saying Revan got #2 because I think the 4 OT characters are pretty much a lock at some point in the next two years, it just seems royally fishy to me

I have to admit I did actually vote for Revan. Normally I'd want to see movie figures, mainly OT stuff, before we get EU figures. For me KOTOR seems to be the exception. I'd have loved to have see a subline of KOTOR characters. Personally I'd love for them to finish up KOTOR and finish up the other charcters. I'll be happy buying Revan.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Gatillo on August 7, 2006, 09:51 AM
Perhaps I'm miscounting, but it looks like 30% of the total votes were cast for videogame characters... I'm still blown away by that.

That is my single and absolute most biggest gripe about this whole thing.

Don't get me wrong I love video games as much as the next guy and I hit battlefront II hard every few days but video games characters (solely from video games) do nothing for me.  I like to display figures in dioramas or true to the movie displays.  A video game figure would just collect dust in a box somewhere in my basement.

I love Kotor, not so much Kotor2, but not that much.

To me it is just more figures I will not be buying, unless they make good customizing fodder.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on April 26, 2008, 11:23 PM
1. Over the past 2 years, you guys have really been going to town on the characters from the ToyFare 2006 Fan Choice Poll. Over half of the “Top 25” finalists from that poll have been made into figures, with a few more rumored for 2009. Sounds like it’s time for a new poll, don’t you think? ?

** Yes indeed, yes indeed. We have to say that poll was a great way to get the pulse of what resonates with fans, and it has been a great inspiration as we have planned out the line. At our current count, by the end of 2009, we will have released 18 of the 25 choices with another 3-4 likely in the 2010 line. We do think it's time for a new poll (perhaps with a retrospective) and will talk with Toy Fare about the possibilities. Stay tuned!

Made (by 2009)

#1 (1.) Quinlan Vos* (11.4%)
#2 (2.) Darth Revan* (8.1%)
#3 (3.) Yarna D'al Gargan* (6.7%)
#4 (4.) Darth Nihilus* (6.6%)
#5 (6.) Clone Commander* (5.7%)
#6 (8.) Willrow Hood* (5%)
#7 (9.) Hermi Odle (4.3%)
#8 (10.) Mara Jade Skywalker* (4%)
#9 (11.) Commander Neyo (3%)
#10 (12.) Darth Malak (3%)
#11 (15.) Luke Skywalker (2.6%)
#12 (16.) Padme Amidala (Clone Wars) (2.6%)
#13 (17.) Kyle Katarn (2.2%)
#14 (18.) Exar Kun (2%)
#15 (19.) Padme Amidala II (black dinner dress) (2%)
#16 (21.) Kir Kanos* (1.5%)
#17 (22.) Darth Maul (1.4%)

RUMORED:

7. HK-47 (5%)

Not Yet Made:

5. Bastila Shan (6.5%)
13. Padme Amidala (Funeral) (3%)
14. Corran Horn (2.8%)
20. Nom Anor (2%)
23. Jaina Solo (1.3%)
24. Anakin Solo (.8%)
25. Jacen Solo (.8%)

* Figure is being made.
 
Toy Fair Article (http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazine/toyfare/001185622.cfm)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: evenflow on April 27, 2008, 08:44 AM
I have always loved fan choice polls. This tiem around it seems like Hasbro really listened to the fans, i hope the next one turns out as good.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 27, 2008, 09:47 AM
Not to sure about the ones that haven't been made, but I'd definitely like to see a new list of possibilities.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: David on April 27, 2008, 02:36 PM
Maybe the winner will end up being a figure Hasbro planned on making anyway again. ;D
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Scott on April 27, 2008, 03:04 PM
I'm still a tad surprised that the list was soooo PT and EU heavy, I thought for sure the Tonnika Sisters would have made it.  I realize this was put out by Wizard and there a lot of ties to the comics and novels due to that association, it was just surprising.  Glad to see them listening though too...

Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on April 27, 2008, 03:55 PM
I'd bet we see Bastilla, and some of those Solo kids before long off that list.  I welcome any of them really, but Bastilla's my favorite of the not-mades (HK-47 rumor aside).
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth_Ice on April 29, 2008, 05:37 PM
"If" they do this again, anyone that votes for more dam Clones, I will hunt them down..and make they watch a star trek marathon or something nasty like that...
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JangoTat on April 29, 2008, 07:36 PM
"If" they do this again, anyone that votes for more dam Clones, I will hunt them down..and make they watch a star trek marathon or something nasty like that...

coming from the guy with a clone for his avatar lol.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: evenflow on April 29, 2008, 07:38 PM
Anyone willing to support Vlix?
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: DSJ™ on April 29, 2008, 07:42 PM
Vlix, hell yeah!  ;)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JangoTat on April 29, 2008, 07:42 PM
Anyone willing to support Vlix?

who is Vlix?
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: DSJ™ on April 29, 2008, 07:51 PM
The Vlix (http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=42049) is from the Droids TV series 1985-1986 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088510/).

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Vlix.jpg)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on April 29, 2008, 07:55 PM
My vintage heart says yes, but my modern desires say no.  :'(  I've never much been a fan of the Droids Cartoon actually so I'd probably vote more in favor of something else unfortunately.  You know clones are going to dominate it again somehow though.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jeff on April 29, 2008, 08:06 PM
who is Vlix?

And that is why Vlix would never win.   :P

Still, I'd bet if you organized something, you could get him in the top ten...  with that said though, I'd agree with JJ.  I'm not much into modernizing the Droids stuff, so I'd probably waste my vote on something else.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: evenflow on April 29, 2008, 09:16 PM
Hey i took a shot, i am thinking he will be my vote though.  ;D
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: iFett on April 29, 2008, 10:44 PM
The Vlix (http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=42049) is from the Droids TV series 1985-1986 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088510/).

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Vlix.jpg)

I never even watched Ewoks or the Droids toons back when I was a kid because I thought everything about it was lame and I still do to this day.  I was busy watching Transformers & G.I. Joe.  I also don't care for any of these figures.  I really don't care for a fat blue guy in my collection....oh wait!  I already have one!  Sorry he's not in his makeup.   :-\

(http://www.starwars.com/community/event/celebration/f20050419/img/p17_1_sm.jpg)
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: David on April 29, 2008, 10:52 PM
I know who I'm backing...Geezum (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Geezum)!

(http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/0/04/Snivvian.jpg)

For some reason I just really want to see him made. He's an obscure OT character that doesn't have much of a backstory. Those are the kinds of characters I'd like to see do well in these contests! Characters that wouldn't have a chance to be made otherwise! I'm not sure how much support I can get for him, but this is who I will be voting for.  :)

GO GEEZUM!!!!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on April 29, 2008, 11:14 PM
Geezum's cool and nobody I would pass on...  I'd probably put my vote to Bom Vimdin if it were an alien though.  I think maybe I'd like to vote for a specific Rebel Trooper of some kind though this time.  Nik Sant the blonde (he ain't old and really grey/white haired) bearded Rebel would make a good figure I think (non-Scout Trooper version).
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Daigo-Bah on April 29, 2008, 11:50 PM
My greatest figure wants are human rebels or Imperials, but I think they are the most likely to be made anyway, so I'd probably vote for an obscure character.  My nomination would probably go to a human background character like Danz Borin, Yerka Mig, or Fozec among others.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on April 30, 2008, 01:01 AM
Good call.

There's no love for Jabba's human goons from the SE, and the swoop rider from the SE.  Those are guys I'd love to see made though, and you know you'd dig 'em too.  Come on, the guy with the hat isn't as freaky as an alien to ya?  You know he is!
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 30, 2008, 01:38 AM
Shall we create a complicated 17 step procedure to decide who should be the JD fan's choice figure?  :P
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jesse James on April 30, 2008, 01:50 AM
I think if we did that it'd be so frustrating we'd just throw our hands up in the air and quit the whole thing.  I think that's what would happen.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: evenflow on April 30, 2008, 08:17 AM
I wonder if they would honor Jabba the Hutt votes.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 30, 2008, 09:28 AM
I wonder if they would honor Jabba the Hutt votes.

If there was enough support, they should do something.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Nicklab on April 30, 2008, 09:34 AM
This is definitely a cool thread.  I've really had a good time keeping up with how the Fan's Choice Polls have gone over the years.  It looks like Scott handled the most recent Toyfare poll pretty well.  I actually wrote something up for another site that chronicles the previous Fan's Choice Polls as well.  I'm just gonna quote myself on that.

Quote
Fan's Choice Figure Poll #1
The Contestants
Ellors Madak - Duros - A New Hope POLL WINNER!

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 was issued at the tail end of the POTJ line.  Teemto Pagalies was issued in the first SAGA line.  Amanaman actually went on the win the next Fan's Choice poll.  The only character from this poll that has yet to be produced is Bom Vimdim, from the Mos Eisley cantina.


Fan's Choice Figure Poll #2
The Contestants
Amanaman - Return Of The Jedi WINNER!

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.

The other characters in this round of voting have done pretty well over time.  Out of a total of five characters in this poll, four have been produced.  Obviously there was the winner.  But going down the list you can see that Yarael Poof was part of the SAGA Screen Scene line.  Major Bren Derlin is among the newest additions to the line, having come out as part of this year's SAGA line.  Admiral Ozzel was part of the SAGA gold card line.  The only holdout at this point remains pod racer Ben Quadinaros.  However, rumors point that he may be part of this year's Battle of Naboo wave in the SAGA line.


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

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.

But it seems that once again the Fan's Choice polls were the source of good figure ideas for Hasbro.  Once again, 4 out of 5 of the contestants have eventually gotten their figures made.  General Riekkan was immortalized in plastic for the SAGA gold line's Ultra figure assortment, being packaged with a tactical display screen.  R1-G4 came out in the SAGA gold card line as well, but in the Basic Figure assortment.  Even Piell made it into the Screen Scene assortment, being issued as part of a Jedi Council 3-pack.  The lone holdout now is the Twi'lek masseuse.


Fan's Choice Figure Poll #4
The Contestants
McQuarrie concept Stormtrooper - WINNER!

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.

The other contestants this time around haven't fared as well.  Only 3 out of 5 of these contestants have been produced.  The Imperial Dignitary was in the SAGA gold card line, and General Riekkan made his second poll appearance here, but as mentioned in the previous poll's analysis, he was part of the SAGA Ultra figure line.  Captain Nym and the Rebel Commando in Scout Trooper disguise have yet to be tapped, but don't count them out yet.


Fan's Choice Figure Poll #5
The Contestants
Captain Antilles - A New Hope - CO-WINNER!

General Jan Dodonna - A New Hope - CO-WINNER!

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.

Yet again there are 4 out of 5 poll candidates that have been made!  The winners got made in the SAGA gold card line.  Rabe and Yarua were pretty much in the same wave, both as part of the end of the OTC line, or what some call the Post OTC line.  But don't forget about Ben Quadrinaros!  This is his second time around in the polls, but once again there are rumors that he might be coming out later this year.

It's kind of amazing that after the 5 polls, only a few of the contestant remain unmade.  Those being:

-Bom Vimdim
-Ben Quadrinaros
-Twi'lek Masseuses Ann & Tan Gella
-Captain Nym
-Rebel Commando in Scout Trooper disguise

So it definitely seems that the polls have been fertile ground for figure ideas.
Title: Re: Fan's Choice Returns
Post by: Jeff on January 28, 2011, 03:02 PM
All this talk of Nom Anor prompted me to bump this classic back up to the top...

Made (by 2009)
#1 (1.) Quinlan Vos* (11.4%)
#2 (2.) Darth Revan* (8.1%)
#3 (3.) Yarna D'al Gargan* (6.7%)
#4 (4.) Darth Nihilus* (6.6%)
#5 (6.) Clone Commander* (5.7%)
#6 (8.) Willrow Hood* (5%)
#7 (9.) Hermi Odle (4.3%)
#8 (10.) Mara Jade Skywalker* (4%)
#9 (11.) Commander Neyo (3%)
#10 (12.) Darth Malak (3%)
#11 (15.) Luke Skywalker (2.6%)
#12 (16.) Padme Amidala (Clone Wars) (2.6%)
#13 (17.) Kyle Katarn (2.2%)
#14 (18.) Exar Kun (2%)
#15 (19.) Padme Amidala II (black dinner dress) (2%)
#16 (21.) Kir Kanos* (1.5%)
#17 (22.) Darth Maul (1.4%)

RUMORED:
7. HK-47 (5%)

Not Yet Made:
5. Bastila Shan (6.5%)
13. Padme Amidala (Funeral) (3%)
14. Corran Horn (2.8%)
20. Nom Anor (2%)
23. Jaina Solo (1.3%)
24. Anakin Solo (.8%)
25. Jacen Solo (.8%)

From the previous "Rumored" and "Not Yet Made" sections, we now have...

Made by 2010:
7. HK-47 (5%)
14. Corran Horn (2.8%)
23. Jaina Solo (1.3%)
25. Jacen Solo (.8%)

Planned for 2011:
5. Bastila Shan (6.5%)
20. Nom Anor (2%)

And that just leaves these two for them to have hit all 25 from the 2005/6 poll...
13. Padme Amidala (Funeral) (3%)
24. Anakin Solo (.8%)

Wow.  now to dig out that 2009 poll and see how they are doing on that one. ;)