This one is tough to break down, but I'm going to take a page out of Kenner's book for a couple of the figures:
Jedi Luke (Jabba's Palace version with cloak and one gloved hand, exactly like the vintage figure)
Leia Slave Girl (it was a toss up between this and her Boushh disguise, but this is the more iconic outfit, IMO)
Han Endor (make the vest removable so he can fill in for Carbonite Han in a pinch)
Lando Skiff Guard disguise
You're right on, BigB.
I think in a wave, especially of essential characters, you need to have:
heroes and villains (Rebels vs Imperials, or Republic vs Separatists)
aliens - especially from a movie's unique location: Tatooine, Naboo / Pod Race, Hoth / Bespin, Geonosis, Utopau, Jabba's / Endor.
Droids - if and when possible, if they're important like IG-88, not TC-14 or R1-G4 for example. (R2 and 3PO are main characters).
Jedi where applicable.
And balance it out that way for kids to play Star Wars.
That's Jawas, Tuskens, Gungans, Sebulba, Snowtroops, Cloud City personnel, Geonosians, Utai, Gamorreans, and Ewoks. And of course then you get into other specific locations like Kamino, the Galactic Senate, Kashyyyk, the Death Star, and Mustafar.
MSP is going to give us more choices in the later rounds.
*Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) - removable Tatooine garb, interchangeable right hand
*Princess Leia Organa (Boushh Disguise)
*Princess Leia Organa (Jabba's Prisoner)
*Han Solo (Carbonite)
*Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard Disguise)
*Emperor's Royal Guard
I had the same thought process, but went with Boushh because it is more fun and versatile as a figure. Plus, sometimes I think the fetishization of slave Leia has gone too far.
Originally Posted by bigbarada
Oh, it definitely goes too far, but that was one of the reasons I thought that a new toy company would focus on that version instead of the Boushh design, which doesn't appear very feminine at all. The Endor outfit is too dull and Leia's Ewok dress is too insignificant to the story.
Originally Posted by JediTricks
Also, we already have several versions of Boushh Leia, so people can use those while this new toy company gets around to producing another one. Or are we assuming that this toy company is not only rebooting the line, but coming to our homes and taking all the figures we've already bought? :Par:
Here are my votes for AOTC:
Super Battle Droid
Of those who have been voting, it looks like JediTricks and mtriv73 still have not voted in the AOTC round, so I will wait a couple days to close the voting on that one and move on to ROTS. For the ROTJ voting, only mtriv73 and myself have not voted. I will vote now, and leave the voting open a couple more days before moving onto the OT poll. My ROTJ votes:
Endor Rebel Soldier
My ROTS votes:
Bail Organa Senator (Palpatine's speech)
Padme Senator (same scene- she's supposed to be a senator)
Clone phase II
Grievous ' Bodyguard droid
I actually haven't opened up voting for ROTS. A couple on your list might make the AOTC list.
Originally Posted by Tycho
Whoops. It had said - oh " wait a couple of days before I close attack of the clones and move on 2 revenge of the sith. I guess I got excited. Do you want me to delete my votes? I think only the jedi (kit and saeser) stand to be voted on 2 attack of the clones
I will just ask you for any substitutes when the time comes, if necessary.
Originally Posted by Tycho