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plo koon 200
01-13-2005, 11:13 PM
This is it! This is my 1000th post! And, I hope that many of you find it to be a good one.

I have been meaning to start this thread for a while. Basically, how this is going to work out is that every day or so, I will present a new category with five or less figures in it e.g. best sculpt, best figure. And, we vote on what figure we feel best fits the category.

So far for category ideas I have, best droid, alien, VOTC, CW, Main Character, Background Character, Alien, Human, paint job, repaint, army builder, sceen scene, resculpt, accessories, vehicle, excluisve, sculpt, and best figure. If anyone else has ideas for categories please let me know.

Here is the first category. I did not count R1 becuase I found him at retail in '03

Best Droid
R2-D2 (Jabba's Sail Barge)

My vote goest to R2 Jabba's Sail Barge!

01-13-2005, 11:35 PM
My vote goes to Bar2-D2. For those of us who have the magazine ToyFare over the years you'll recall that in one of the first issues they made some figures jokingly and believe it or not 3 have been made. Blast Hole Greedo, Jek Porkins, and good ol' Bar2 here.

plo koon 200
01-13-2005, 11:49 PM
Actaully, in their very first issue, before they were numbered, they jokingly made a sliced in half Maul.

Slicker, thank you for voting.

01-13-2005, 11:50 PM
I will write in Dagobah R2 form OTC line.

plo koon 200
01-13-2005, 11:55 PM
Oh yah, I forgot about that one. I will fix that right away.

The new nominees for best droid are:
Dagobah R2-d2

Slicker, you can change your vote if you wish.

01-13-2005, 11:57 PM
Thanks but I'm still good with Bartender R2. And it's good to hear that someone else reads that nonsensical magazine.

01-14-2005, 12:39 AM
I am going to vote for VOTC R2-D2.


01-23-2005, 10:05 PM
Where are you Plo Koon? I was looking forward to voting some more! Come back! :)


Kyle Katarn
01-24-2005, 01:17 AM
Well I vote for Dagobah R2-d2...do I have to give reasons?? if yes..tell me to edit my message.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
01-24-2005, 12:56 PM
I'll say VOTC R2-D2. When compared to the Jabba's Sail Barge version, it totally blows it away! And the C-3PO sucks. The Dagobah one is okay, but I still like the VOTC one.

master J
01-24-2005, 07:25 PM
In regards to Slicker's post from back on 1/13... I did not know that a blast hole Greedo was made? Which card was this Greedo on? I have not opened all the Greedos that I own.

01-24-2005, 08:16 PM
The blast hole Greedo was the one carded with the Commtech Chip. If you peeled his vest to the side you could see a black scorch mark. It actually makes you laugh that Hasbro would do something like that.

01-25-2005, 07:16 PM
I'll vote for Dagobah Artoo also.

01-25-2005, 07:31 PM
VOTC R2 for me. I loved Bar2-D2, but The VOTC rocks, beside you can just do a little customizing and put the Drink tray and arm on the VOTC unit.

Fluke Skywalker
01-25-2005, 08:33 PM
I'll vote for OTC Dagobah R2. I think the mud paint application looks great.

plo koon 200
01-26-2005, 03:54 PM
And, the winner is,
Best Droid
Dagobah R2-D2.

plo koon 200
01-26-2005, 03:58 PM
Onto the next category,

The five nomiees are
Best Alien
Feltipern Trevagg
J'Quille/Tanus (becauseI an't decide which one to nominate over the other)

My vote goes to Feltipern.

Start voting everyone.

Fluke Skywalker
01-26-2005, 04:21 PM
I'll choose Bossk. I thought the POTF2 version was really good, but they topped it here. With the Unleashed too, it was a pretty good year for the old lizard.

01-26-2005, 04:23 PM
I'll put in my vote for J'Quille.

Kyle Katarn
01-26-2005, 05:50 PM
I vote for Bossk, the POTF one or the SAGA one, I like any of them.

01-26-2005, 05:52 PM
I loved the dagobah R2, so that gets my first vote.

As far as aliens go, I think feltipern inches out over myo. Although it is close, I think the detail was just better with trevagg.
I've stated my problems with Bossk before -- mainly, that hasbro keeps making him stuck in an incorrect right-handed pose. I was able to customize the otc version to be a lefty, but I don't understand how hasbro can keep making one of the only leftys in SW wrong.
Rapperwhatever was not in the SW movies I have, so it doesnt' get considered by this panel.

plo koon 200
01-26-2005, 06:45 PM
Rappertunie was in ROTJ.

01-26-2005, 10:19 PM
Are we voting on 04 figures only, if so Feltipern is 05. Either way my vote goes to Rappertunie.

01-27-2005, 04:09 PM

As cool as Bossk could be, Hasbro seems to put him in pretty static poses.

plo koon 200
01-27-2005, 08:48 PM
Kidhuman I got Trevagg in '04, so he counts as 'o4. But, yes we are voting on figures released in 2004.

plo koon 200
01-27-2005, 09:44 PM
Here are the results so far. People may feel free to still vote in a category that has a winner listed. In case someone new wishes to join this board.

Best Droid
Current Winner Dagobah R2-D2 (4 votes)
Votc R2-D2 (3 votes)
Bar2-D2 (2 votes)
Votc C-3PO (0 votes)

Best Alien
Three Way Tie
Feltipern Trevagg (2 votes)
Bossk (2 votes)
Rappertunnie (2 votes)
J'quille (1 vote)
Myo (o votes)

Here is the next category

And, the five nominess are
Han Solo
Darth Vader
Boba Fett

My pick goes to Vader because I love Vader action figures.

Start voting everyone and everyone who hasn't voted yet, don't forget to vote in the previous categories, especially best alien which is tied at the moment.

01-28-2005, 08:06 AM
Although I don't like him I'm gonna have to vote for Boba Fett. The figure is really well sculpted and looks great.

01-28-2005, 09:26 AM
Best droid - Dagobah R2-D2

although I'm curious as to why you didn't include R1-G4 and/or R-3P0??

Best alien - J'quille

I don't have the cantina ones yet nor rapertunnie so I'm not best placed to judge here. Was disappointed by Bossk though. I don't think it particularly needed redoing anyway but the new one still has the pose wrong and he can't hold his gun.

Best VOTC - Stormtrooper

Its the only one I have though. I'd like to get chewie and Fett because I want a neutral pose Boba and a good poseable chewie for dioramas. I have a feeling I'd like these figures perhaps more than the stormie which has the different whites problem. On the plus side the stormie sculpt is another step-up from the CT stormie.

01-28-2005, 10:45 AM
Best VOTC...


01-28-2005, 10:54 AM
Best VOTC - Stormtrooper.

01-28-2005, 11:38 AM
From what I've seen, Vader looked the best.

01-28-2005, 03:00 PM

I like Bar-2-D2 for Best Droid.

I like Feltipern Trevag for Best Alien. It was really close with him and the Elom.

I only bought Chewie from VOTC, but Boba Fett gets my vote - looks seriously good, with Han Solo's likeness giving me pause - another great figure - though all resculpts I didn't need.

01-28-2005, 03:49 PM
Boba Fett was a very close second to the stormtrooper. Both were excellent sculpts were lots of articulation. Each, in my opinion, is the best figure for their respective character to date. I was also very impressed with VOTC Lando. Also the best Lando to date.

I do not have VOTC Vader, but I think now I my have to find one.

Lazer Brain
01-28-2005, 05:34 PM
Best Driod- Votc R2
Best Alien- Bossk
Best Votc - Vader

All Other Figures Must Bow Down To Vader, He Rocks.

02-01-2005, 11:38 AM
VOTC Han was nothing special, but I'm a sucker for the smuggler. He gets my vote.

02-01-2005, 06:02 PM
My votes go to:
R2-D2 (VOTC)
Boba Fett (VOTC)

I too wonder why R-3P0 and R1-G4 were not included in the best droid category, as they were NEW characters and would have likely got my vote. I voted for Bossk because, well, he kicks butt. You didn't see Feltipern skoffing at Piett now did you?

02-01-2005, 06:54 PM
Alien...easy, Feltipern Trevag
VOTC...easy, DARTH VADER (of course) :D


02-01-2005, 07:33 PM
VOTC: BOBA FETT (Yes i am a fan but in all honestly this is one of the best figures they have ever cranked out)

Droid: VOTC R2-D2 (Crome or not it's the most accurate size and shape to date)

Alien: MYO If he counts (I say IF cause he was released so late in the year)
If Myo is out then Bossk gets the vote. He also gets my favorite unleasehed figure for this last year. Rappertunie would have gotten it. but his base is somewhat inaccurate and he's too big :( Still he gets the honerable mention for being damn good.

Kyle Katarn
02-02-2005, 02:09 AM
I vote for VOTC Stormtrooper