With the new Sideshow figures coming out in full force it’s time for all 12” collectors to redefine their expectations. What Hasbro started was grand, to be sure, but now Sideshow is taking it to a much higher level. In the midst of these changes there are many of us out there with grand ideas of what we expect or wish from sideshow. After the announcement of Jabba it is clear that there is no limit to what they can make. That brings us to the purpose of this new thread.
This poll is a deliberate examination of what we want as collectors. It’s time for you to put in your voice to Sideshow. We will explore almost every character from the films and narrow down what 12” figures we wish to have made. By the end of the poll we will have two figs from each film as our most desired. The format for this thread will be of the same format as my 3 3/4 best/worst poll. Tagmac will also be running this thread with me, and by the end of every couple polls he will let us know who is winning the most votes. Please do not skip ahead in the voting polls, as we want to examine each group discussing varied ideas behind some of the 12” figs.
So without further delay let us begin the Sideshow 12” Poll!
There are so many characters in the Star Wars Universe that it is very hard to know where to start. Originally I thought of doing the thread scene by scene. However the truth is, it’s all about the core characters, so before we start looking at some background 12”, lets look at two of the core characters that started it all.
ANH: Luke Skywalker - (Tatooine with Poncho, floppy hat, blast helmet, Stormtrooper belt, blaster, lightsaber, headset, binoculars and desert rifle)
ANH: Luke Skywalker - (X-Wing Pilot with lightsaber, and blaster)
ANH: Princess Leia - (Organa with pistol, blaster, and death star plans)
ANH: Princess Leia - (Ceremonial Gown with medal)
ANH: Luke Skywalker - (Ceremonial Gown with medal)
ESB: Luke Skywalker - (Hoth with lightsaber, binoculars)
ESB: Luke Skywalker - (Bacta Chamber, face mask and medical robe)
ESB: Luke Skywalker - (Bespin/Dagobah with removable hand, backpack, lightsaber, blaster, Food case, lamp, and _____________)
ESB: Princess Leia - (Hoth/Bespin escape with blaster, and removable heads with different hairstyles)
ESB: Princess Liea - (Bespin Gown)
ROTJ: Luke Skywalker - (Jedi/Death Star II) - RELEASED
ROTJ: Luke Skywalker - (Endor with blaster, lightsaber)
ROTJ: Princess Leia - (Boussh) - RELEASED
ROTJ: Princess Leia - (Jabba’s Prisoner with chain)
ROTJ: Princess Leia - (Endor/General with pistol)
ROTJ: Princess Leia - (Ewok Celebration dress)
So which of these 12” for each film listed would you pick to be made?
ANH - Princess Leia Organa - I’m picking her because she has never quite looked right as a 12”. If anyone can do her justice it’s Sideshow. She has the potential of being a very nice figure.
For ESB this would be easy: Luke Skywalker with Bacta Chamber and Medical Robe with ease. Imagine seeing this realized in 12” form. I would like a nice Tatooine Luke, but all listed would pale in comparison to a Bacta Luke with Chamber.
ROTJ: Princess Leia - (Ewok Celebration dress) - This is a nice figure, and could make a nice 12” if she was fully realized.