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Re: 2015 Hasbro 6" Fans' Choice Poll Discussion
« Reply #30 on: July 1, 2015, 01:43 PM »
What a waste of time and effort. I was reading comments on anotheR Site and they were basically "I don't care if ANH Luke (Insert other sure-thing OT character) is coming, I don't want to wait two years" and then the other half was all about Revan which is a boring, uninspired choice. 

Ahsoka is already coming and the only other top 10 character on the list I'd remotely be interested in buying is Asajj Ventress. After that we're way down to the AT-AT Driver and then at the bottom, Sabine and Talon. 

Of that list there are only 5 characters that I'd buy and only 2 in the top 10...and one of those is already on the way. And to be honest, I really feel like the only reason Revan won is because the 3.75" figure sells upwards of $100 on eBay sometimes.

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Re: 2015 Hasbro 6" Fans' Choice Poll Discussion
« Reply #31 on: July 1, 2015, 02:30 PM »
Someone pointed me to the JediBusiness 6" poll results - they have Revan (Reborn) at #3 and Revan (NOT Reborn) at #6.  I don't even know what that means... ???

Been a while since I've played KOTOR... this has to be in reference to the swerve, right? Masked Revan vs Unmasked Revan? Because we'll never get an unmasked Revan unless Hasbro does one of those "you sculpted as a figure" events again.
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Re: 2015 Hasbro 6" Fans' Choice Poll Discussion
« Reply #32 on: July 1, 2015, 03:07 PM »
Yeah I'm not bothered either way.  I never was with the old polls either though.  I think some are a foregone conclusion but I always say vote for what you really want not what someone tells you is likely to get done or not done.
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Re: 2015 Hasbro 6" Fans' Choice Poll Discussion
« Reply #33 on: July 1, 2015, 03:21 PM »
It's fan choice so it's hard to argue. I'm just glad those youngens voting for EU and PT are out there helping make sure the world of SW continues to be relevant. Without it what else would we complain about?
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Re: 2015 Hasbro 6" Fans' Choice Poll Discussion
« Reply #34 on: July 1, 2015, 03:26 PM »
Another set of results to add to the unofficial tally.
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Re: 2015 Hasbro 6" Fans' Choice Poll Discussion
« Reply #35 on: July 1, 2015, 04:21 PM »
I think that's a ridiculous choice but no one is forcing me to buy the stupid thing so whatever.

I just wish they had limited it to canonical characters.
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Re: 2015 Hasbro 6" Fans' Choice Poll Discussion
« Reply #36 on: July 1, 2015, 04:48 PM »
Hasbro isn't bound to make the top vote getter, are they?  In the past haven't they just used this as a form of input, and then selected the one they wanted off the list?

e.g. they could select the Gamorrean Guard and say he was a top request from fans?

I agree that Darth Revan wouldn't be in my top 100.  I'll take nearly any OT character over a PT or EU character any day. Although  I've got a soft spot for Star Wars Rebels, so I'd be pretty pumped about a Sabine figure.

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Re: 2015 Hasbro 6" Fans' Choice Poll Discussion
« Reply #37 on: July 1, 2015, 04:58 PM »
It'd be nice to see them do a nice box set of the Rebel figures in 6 inch, kinda like what Marvel does for Amazon and TRU.
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Re: 2015 Hasbro 6" Fans' Choice Poll Discussion
« Reply #38 on: July 1, 2015, 05:13 PM »
Hasbro isn't bound to make the top vote getter, are they?

According to the original press release, yeah - the winner of this 6" Fan Choice Poll gets a 6" figure in 2016.

The weighted top 6 from this fan site round will be posted on StarWars.com for voting round 2 starting tomorrow, July 2nd.  Round 2 voting lasts a week.  Then the winner of the StarWars.com round of voting will be announced at the Hasbro SDCC Panel and made into a 6" figure.

All of this subject to whatever Hasbro wants to do, of course.  Once the voting is back in Hasbro/SW.com hands, plenty of room for shenanigans to occur.  :-X
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Re: 2015 Hasbro 6" Fans' Choice Poll Discussion
« Reply #39 on: July 1, 2015, 05:25 PM »
Once the voting is back in Hasbro/SW.com hands...

Do we also include Disney in this as well?  They pretty much own all things Star Wars now so any figure in that would win a fan poll would have to get their blessing.  They were the ones that said they wanted to focus on the OT and scraped the EU, so I'd be surprised if Disney would say, "Yeah, go with this EU character that is no longer canon in our Disney Star Wars Universe."

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Re: 2015 Hasbro 6" Fans' Choice Poll Discussion
« Reply #40 on: July 1, 2015, 05:44 PM »
If that were the case, then it would have been a pretty dick move for Hasbro to include this in the original release:

"PLEASE NOTE: All STAR WARS characters are eligible for the poll, EXCEPT characters from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS."

Anyway, that "not Disney EU" may not apply to Revan anyway.  He is a big part of the current Star Wars: The Old Republic video game expansion, so you could make the argument that he  is Disney SW canon since the expansion came out after Disney. ;)
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Re: 2015 Hasbro 6" Fans' Choice Poll Discussion
« Reply #41 on: July 1, 2015, 06:04 PM »
I agree it would be a dick move if they said "No" to a bunch of votes since they didn't exclude them in their disclaimer.  If Revan is a part of the current canon EU, great!  It would be funny if, say, Thrawn (I'm assuming he's non-canonical) won.  I wonder how the suits at Disney would feel about that?  "Oh! The fans want a Star Wars figure that isn't considered Star Wars by us."

I guess I'll answer my own question by saying question, if it makes them money I doubt they'd care.


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Re: 2015 Hasbro 6" Fans' Choice Poll Discussion
« Reply #42 on: July 1, 2015, 08:19 PM »
SWAN results

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1: Sabine
2: Admiral Ackbar
3: Darth Talon
4: Gamorrean Guard
5: Asajj Ventress (Dark Disciple)
6: Jaxxon (and I was a bit embarrassed sending that one to Hasbro LOL)
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Re: 2015 Hasbro 6" Fans' Choice Poll Discussion
« Reply #43 on: July 1, 2015, 09:17 PM »
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Current totals (1st place vote = 6 points, 2nd = 5, etc):

72   Darth Revan
44   Gamorrean Guard
25   Snowtrooper
24   Starkiller
23   General Grievous
22.5   Asajj Ventress
21   Ben Kenobi (ANH)
17.5   Mara Jade
15.5   Lando Calrissian (ESB)
14   Emperor's Royal Guard
11   Zuckuss
10   Ahsoka Tano (CW)
8   4-LOM
8   Sabine Wren
7.5   Hammerhead
7   C-3PO
6   Anamaman
5.5   Bib Fortuna
5   Admiral Ackbar
5   Darth Talon
5   Grand Admiral Thrawn
4   Count Dooku
4   Dengar
4   Luke Skywalker (ANH)
4   Wedge Antilles
3   AT-AT Driver
3   Darth Maul (CW)
2.5   Gand Moff Tarkin
2   Cad Bane
2   Captain Rex
2   Jango Fett
2   Jawas
2   Padme Amidala (ROTS)
2   Princess Leia (ANH)
1   ARC Trooper Fives
1   Bo Katan
1   Dash Rendar
1   Jaxxon
1   Max Rebo
1   Qui-Gon Jinn

** Still need results from at least 5 more sites that seemed to be running polls too (thanks google search!) - Rebelscum, Creature Cantina, Fwoosh, ComicBook.com, Action Figure Fury. 

If you know of other sites/results, please share so we can update the totals. Thanks!
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Re: 2015 Hasbro 6" Fans' Choice Poll Discussion
« Reply #44 on: July 1, 2015, 10:54 PM »
Revan is one of those EU guys that now only older guys would vote for.

Kind of funny.  I mean I like Revan because I really liked KotOR and TOR.  It probably wouldn't get made without fans voting too so I guess that makes it fit the bill.  Whatever I guess.  Yay?
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