Welcome one and all to the Star Wars BEST/WORST figure poll. Once every three or four years I venture to do a complete listing of every figure ever made from the current line and take your votes on who you think the best and worst figures are. The poll usually takes at least six months to complete, so by the time this poll ends every figure even rumored to be released will have been in stores by the time we finish. I will post a new group of figures to vote on twice a week, and sometimes maybe three. Before I begin the poll there are some things I want you to know.
- First, I want you to know what figures will be constituted in this poll. Every figure whether blister, battle pack, Millennium coin, vehicle pack in, Deluxe, mail away, etc will be utilized. Repaints I consider new figs since most current astro droids are just that. I want every figure to have itís day in the sun so it can be cheered or jeered. Figure variations I will ignore such as Tan vested Luke, circle hand Boba, etc. Fixed figures that canít stand will not be included in this poll, for example: The 1995 Biker Scout, 2005 Wookie Warrior (Wookie flyer). A figure will be required to stand to be counted. For those of you not familiar of the BEST/WORST poll I start in 1995 and work my way up. Figures will be grouped by waves or types. Figures are listed by release date to keep everything completely fair and impartial, sometimes I might miss something. If I ever do, donít refrain yourself from pointing it out to me, after all there will be over 1,000 figs listed on the poll by itís end. The release date listing is also done so that every year worth of figs we will have a run off. For instance: Every figure released in 1997 will have one BEST and one WORST that can compete in the final vote for the BEST and WORST of all time.
- You only get one vote for your BEST and WORST with each group. You canít say that Yarna and Bane Malor are the best of the current wave because I canít pick the best out of your two picks. If this happens a vote for the best in such a posting will be ignored. You have to vote on groups currently or previously listed. For instance: If Iím posting the OTC wave of Myo (circa 2004), and you vote on the best fig out of the Saga Hermi Odle wave (2007) I will ignore that post because that listing is months away, and I am keeping track of current or previous polls only. The most common problem on a poll like this is when someone posts once and says that so-and-so is the greatest figure ever made, and then never post again. That kind of vote will never appear in any tally. Itís not required for you to vote in every poll, just make sure you vote on what is available to vote on at the time you vote.
- Iím a pretty open moderator when it comes to my poll so just have fun with it. My favorite posts are when people rant on about why they love or hate certain figs. I donít try to avoid criticizing or joking with others on their votes when it disagrees with mine, but just remember not to be overly critical. Remember, in the end, votes are what counts, not opinions.
With all this rambling done, letís just cut to the chase and start the poll.....