I never wanted to start collecting another Star Wars line. I was in for a penny and in for a Ponda Baba in the 3 3/4" as well as the 12" before I knew it. Then 1998 saw me buying the Star Wars "Buddies" during the height of the Beanie Baby craze. Fair enough, they were cute. When that line faded into distant memory in the archives of Star Wars product release dates, I thought I was back to basics for good. But 2002 saw me chasing down the Playskool Junior Line as well as one of my new favorites, Star Wars "Unleashed!"
I resisted getting the first 2 offerings, Jango Fett and Darth Maul, until I saw what they were doing with Anakin Skywalker, who's probably still my favorite to this date. Darth Vader was also done just too well. Eager to add them to my collection, I picked up everything that had been released thus far, and later found Master Windu and Darth Tyranus. Now I just can't get enough of the "Unleashed" and find myself hoping for more and more offerings.
This year we'll see Princess Leia (Jabba's Prisoner), Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight), Darth Vader (Visage Revealed),Obi-Wan Kenobi (Arena Battle), and if we are lucky, there will soon be pictures of Master Yoda (Hanger Duel), Han Solo, and Boba Fett.
Most of the Unleashed thus far have dealt with Attack of the Clones, given its popularity with Star Wars fans. We're about to poll all of you on which characters you'd like to see Unleashed next, but I appologize in advance for offering only a dozen characters to choose from. I tried to pick most of the main characters that had not been planned yet, and add some icon images from all of the films to make your choice list.
I hope something suits your taste, and go on now and pick which ever you think would be great.
So which Star Wars character would you want to see "Unleashed" next?