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    SSG's Fans Choice Figure Poll 2011 - the culling!

    It's that time of decade again, time for Hasbro to let the fans decide what figure absolutely must be done. The last fans choice poll was back in 2009, and this one is somewhat similar: Hasbro is polling select fan sites to get a top 10 list of figures their readers want to see, then mashing all those sites' lists together to create a final top 20 poll on the Star Wars Insider website, with its final results to be announced at Toy Fair next February, and the figure will be released in time for ROTJ's 30th anniversary in 2013. Since we already have a fairly well-rounded list of characters from 2009, we'll start with them and move forward.

    Thus, we enter... the culling!

    Hasbro has given us a new stipulation: any characters selected from the current STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS animated series would be done in a realistic style. (that is the opposite from the last poll, so now TCW figures will be realistic.)

    Although we haven't gotten word yet officially for this poll, we're going to keep the same limitations from the last poll. Here are the figures which were off-limits as per Lucasfilm demand, so we will not be including:

    • Tonnika Sisters (either)
    • any character based on George Lucas himself.
    • Grebleips (the ET senators)
    • Tyvokka
    • any live-action character from the Holiday Special

    We believe everything else is fair game so long as it can fit on a basic The Vintage Collection figure card.

    Please choose and rank your top 10 (ten) from any of these sources (write-ins are allowed):

    TPM
    Aldar Beedo
    Ann or Tan Gella
    Ark "Bumpy" Roose
    Battle Droid pilot (blue)
    Boles Roor
    Captain Panaka
    Ebe Endocott
    Edcel Bar Gane
    Eirtaé - Naboo battle – Blonde Handmaiden
    Elan Mak (aka Kam Nale)
    Erdan
    Jira
    Kitster
    Maoi Madakor
    Naboo Pilot in trenchcoat
    PK worker droid
    Queen Amidala Naboo Battle (Ascension Gun)
    R5-X2
    Tey How
    Tikkes (TPM)
    Wald
    Wan Sandage

    AOTC
    Anakin Jedi Robes (AOTC)
    COO-2180
    Cliegg Lars
    Cordé
    Denaria Kee
    Dormé
    FA-4
    Gilramos Libkath (aka AOTC's not-really Rune Haako)
    Hermione Bagwa
    Jar Jar Binks (Senator - Emergency Powers Speech)
    Jar Jar Binks (Senator - Padme's Apartment Robes)
    Jocasta Nu
    Naboo Holy Man
    Nyrat Agira
    Onaconda Farr
    Padmé Geonosis Arena
    Padmé Lake Gown
    Padmé Nightgown
    Padmé Palpatine's Office
    Padmé Poncho (aka Lars Garage Dress)
    Padmé Yellow Picnic Dress
    Padmé packing to leave
    Poggle the Lesser
    Queen Jamillia
    RIC-920
    Rogwa Wodrata
    San Hill
    Sar Labooda
    Sarrissa Jeng (aka "hiyaa!" Jedi)
    Tikkes (AOTC)
    Toonbuck Toora
    Youngling J.K. Burtola
    Youngling Liam

    ROTS
    BD-3000 luxury droid
    Bail Organa airspeeder pilot
    Beru Lars (ROTS)
    Cin Drallig
    Coleman Kcaj
    Eeusu Estornii
    Lampay Fay
    Maneeli Tuun
    Medical Droid GH-7
    Midwife Droid
    Mon Calamari Dancer
    Nute Gunray (ROTS)
    Owen Lars (ROTS)
    Padmé Funeral
    Padmé Green Gown
    Padmé Hosptial Gown
    Padmé Senate Empire Declared
    Padmé after Anakin turns
    Padmé with hair buns
    Palpatine red - Super Articulated
    Polis Massan (bulkier, with helmet)
    Queen Apailana
    Rune Haako (ROTS)
    Rute Gunnay
    Senator Tundra Dowmeia
    Sors Bandeam
    Tarfful
    Tikkes (ROTS)
    Utai (2nd version that Hasbro prototyped)
    Veedaaz Awmetth

    ANH
    Arleil Schous
    Baniss Keeg
    Boelo
    Cantina Band Member (redesign)
    Commander Praji
    Commander Willard
    Danz Borin
    Davish "Pops" Krail - Gold 5
    Garouf Lafoe
    Imperial Officer (grey uniform)
    Imperial Security Bureau Officer
    Kal'Falnl C'ndros
    Kintan Strider (from the Dejarik game)
    Lt. Pello Scrambas
    Mantellian Savrip (from the Dejarik game)
    Melas
    Mosep Binneed
    Reegesk
    Rycar Ryjerd
    Solomahal
    Swilla Corey
    Tiree - Gold 2
    Tzizvvt
    Uncle Owen
    WED-9 M1 Bantha droid
    Zutton (aka blue Snaggletooth)

    ESB
    Bespin Guard – mustache
    Captain / Admiral Piett
    Holo Imperial Officer
    Imperial Navy Crewman
    Lando Calrissian (ESB, redesign)
    Leia Bespin Escape
    Leia Bespin Gown
    Lennox
    Luke Orange jumpsuit (conversation with 2-1B)
    Merril
    Obi-Wan spirit with hood up (Hoth)
    Probe Droid
    Sheckil
    Toryn Farr
    Treva Horme
    Wedge Snowspeeder
    Wiorkettle
    Yoda (ESB)

    ROTJ
    Anakin Spirit (Sebastian Shaw version)
    Anakin Spirit (Hayden Christensen version, POTF2 blue style)
    Attark
    Barada
    Cane Adiss
    Emperor Palpatine (ROTJ, soft goods robe)
    Ewok formerly known as Lumat
    Fozec
    Geezum
    Han Solo Carbonite (Resculpt)
    Jess
    Klaatu green/gray outfit w/ crossed bandoliers (never made previously, used to be nameless, after 7-5-11 named "Yotts Oren", the only Klaatu who appears on a skiff)
    Klaatu "in skiff guard outfit" from Kenner vintage line (until July 5th was known as Yotts Oren, now LFL says name is "Klaatu", never actually appears on a skiff but is on sail barge)
    Laudica
    Loje Nella
    Nien Nunb Millennium Falcon
    Nik Sant
    Nikto Skiff (unnamed, Kenner's original "Nikto", expected to be named "Lathe" soon)
    Ree Yees
    Sgt. Doallyn
    Shasa Tiel
    Sim Aloo
    Taym Dren-garen
    Teebo
    Tessek (aka Squidhead)
    TT-8L
    Vedain
    Velken Tezeri
    Worrt
    Yoda Spirit
    Yoxgit

    The Clone Wars (realistic)
    Ahsoka Tano (Season 3 outfit)
    Barb Mentir, Weequay Pirate
    Cad Bane
    Captain Rex (clone, not droid)
    Chancellor Palpatine
    Commander Fox
    Commander Stone
    Dr. Nuvo Vindi
    General Lok Durd
    Jar Jar in containment suit
    King Katuunko of Toydaria
    Numa
    Padme in containment suit
    Peppi Bow
    Pre Vizsla
    Senator Riyo Chuchi
    TB-2 medical droid
    Tactical Droid
    Tee Watt Kaa
    Thi-Sen (Talz)
    Turk Falso, Weequay Pirate
    Weequay Pirate (generic)

    EU
    8t88
    Admiral Daala
    Anakin Solo
    Anakin Solo (Myrkr Strike Team Leader)
    ARC Pilot from Hypori Rescue
    ARC Trooper Lieutenant of the Muunilinst 10 from Hypori Rescue
    Ben Skywalker
    Boc Aseca
    Bollux and Blue Max
    Bomo Greenbark
    Cade Skywalker (without coat)
    Canderous Ordo (KOTOR)
    Canderous Ordo in Mandalorian Armor (aka Mandalore the Preserver)
    Carth Onasi
    Cassus Fett
    Celeste Morne
    Chukha-Trok
    Clone Advisor
    Corran Horn (Jedi Master)
    Darth Caedus
    Darth Krayt resurrected (Legacy: War)
    Darth Maladi
    Darth Plagueis
    Darth Wyrrlok
    Dash Rendar
    Dass Jennir
    Demagol
    Dulok Scout
    Emperor Roan Fel
    Guri
    Han Solo older
    IMP-22 (aka Imperial military protocol droid)
    Jan Ors
    Jann Tosh
    Jaxxon
    Jerec
    Jolee Bindo
    Joruus C'baoth
    Kaink (more accurate sculpting, including sculpted hood)
    Kal Skirata in Mandalorian armor
    Kazdan Paratus
    Kea Moll
    King Terak
    Kyp Durron
    Latara
    Leebo
    Leia Organa Solo older
    Lowbacca
    Malani
    Mandalorian Neo Crusader
    Mara Jade Skywalker
    Marasiah Fel
    Marn "Gryph" Hierogryph
    Maw
    Montross
    Morag
    Mungo Baobab
    Nelvaanian Warrior
    Noa Briqualon
    Noghri
    Nomi Sunrider
    Pellaeon
    Princess Kneesaa
    Quinlan Vos (Jedi Robes)
    Republic Trooper (TOR trailer, fought Darth Malgus)
    Revwien
    Rukh
    Sariss
    SD-7 (aka Imperial communications droid)
    Serra Keto
    Siri Tachi
    Sith Trooper (KOTOR)
    Starkiller, clone of Galen Marek (TFU2 cover art costume)
    Starkiller, clone of Galen Marek pilot outfit
    T3-M4
    Tahiri Veila
    Tenel Ka Djo
    Thall Joben
    Tig Fromm
    Tsavong Lah
    Vestara Khai
    Visas Marr
    Winter
    Yun
    Zayne Carrick
    Zekk


    Vote now, and thanks for participating! Voting will end on September 27th.

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    Write-ins are allowed, and encouraged, and even added to the master list if you make sure to mark clearly that you are adding a new character to the poll. A few notes about adding new characters:

    - For adding Padmé characters, it would be helpful to use the outfit names listed on http://www.rebelshaven.com/SWFFAQ/. Or try these:
    http://www.padawansguide.com/amidala.shtml
    http://www.padawansguide.com/padme.shtml
    http://www.padawansguide.com/padme3.shtml

    - On some characters it might be helpful to list the name first, such as Han Solo Bespin and Luke Jedi as opposed to Bespin Han Solo or Jedi Luke. That will make it a little easier for us to group the figures.

    - Pictures or links might be useful on some more obscure background or EU figures. If we plug your vote into the Wookieepedia search field and can't find what you are referring to, or come across multiple possibilities, then we may not know what exactly you are voting for.
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    Quick questions: Tyvokka is off-limits, which I assume is due to the stupid "no Jedi Wookiees, despite what I allowed in the past" rule. I'm going to guess this affects Lowbacca as well, correct?

    Also, what was the rule last time on live-action Holiday Special characters who appeared in other media? (I believe this would be Chewie's family, Ackmena, and, weirdly enough, Gormaanda.)

    Seriously, as stupid as it sounds, I'd give my left you-know-what for a figure of Harvey Korman in drag as a four-armed alien who derives a bit too much pleasure from cooking.

    Also, I see Jaxxon is not on the list despite usually performing well. Is he explicitly off-limits, or just not on your list? (He was blown off by Hasbro, but so was Jocasta Nu, and she's up there.) Same question regarding Ewok movie characters.

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    Sorry, but it's time for me to be annoying again and ask for some further culling.

    *G8-R3 is coming in the Walmart exclusive Vintage wave next year.
    *Palpatine from duel with Yoda was in the TVC ROTS wave.
    *Pello Scrambas has more or less been made as the gray-haired TVC Rebel Fleet Trooper.
    *Rebel Soldier Hoth Battle Gear is coming this year as Rebel Soldier (Echo Base Battle Gear).
    *Leia Bespin Gown has been confirmed by Jeff for TVC at some point.
    *Kithaba is in the delayed TVC wave (alongside Dr. Evazan, Aayla Secura, etc.).
    *Warok was released in the Battle for Endor battle pack and named as such on the back of the box.
    *A new Weequay (based on the vintage/POTF2 character) has been confirmed in the Q&A.

    And do we need to base realistic Clone Wars selections off of those characters? They make more sense in the animated line, as they were originally asked for there (and Commander Fox, Tactical Droid, and Thi-Sen have all been made in the animated line).
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    1. Guri
    2. Joruus C'baoth
    3. Pellaeon
    4. Admiral Daala
    5. Leebo
    6. Anakin Solo
    7. Noghri
    8. Mara Jade Skywalker
    9. Dash Rendar
    10. Commander Praji

    with an honorary mention to:
    11. Wicket with movable eyelids.
    Nowhere in your incoherent ramblings did you come anywhere close to the answer. Thanks to you, everyone in this room is now stupider having heard you. I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul. -Billy Madison-

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter View Post
    Quick questions: Tyvokka is off-limits, which I assume is due to the stupid "no Jedi Wookiees, despite what I allowed in the past" rule. I'm going to guess this affects Lowbacca as well, correct?
    Not to my knowledge.


    Also, what was the rule last time on live-action Holiday Special characters who appeared in other media? (I believe this would be Chewie's family, Ackmena, and, weirdly enough, Gormaanda.)

    Seriously, as stupid as it sounds, I'd give my left you-know-what for a figure of Harvey Korman in drag as a four-armed alien who derives a bit too much pleasure from cooking.
    IIRC, the characters are ok, but actors are not.

    Also, I see Jaxxon is not on the list despite usually performing well. Is he explicitly off-limits, or just not on your list? (He was blown off by Hasbro, but so was Jocasta Nu, and she's up there.) Same question regarding Ewok movie characters.
    Jaxxon is allowed, I'll add him. Not sure why he wasn't on the list in the previous FC poll, but I have the feeling there was a reason related to Q&A.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. JabbaJohnL View Post
    Sorry, but it's time for me to be annoying again and ask for some further culling.

    *G8-R3 is coming in the Walmart exclusive Vintage wave next year.
    *Palpatine from duel with Yoda was in the TVC ROTS wave.
    *Pello Scrambas has more or less been made as the gray-haired TVC Rebel Fleet Trooper.
    *Rebel Soldier Hoth Battle Gear is coming this year as Rebel Soldier (Echo Base Battle Gear).
    *Leia Bespin Gown has been confirmed by Jeff for TVC at some point.
    *Kithaba is in the delayed TVC wave (alongside Dr. Evazan, Aayla Secura, etc.).
    *Warok was released in the Battle for Endor battle pack and named as such on the back of the box.
    *A new Weequay (based on the vintage/POTF2 character) has been confirmed in the Q&A.

    And do we need to base realistic Clone Wars selections off of those characters? They make more sense in the animated line, as they were originally asked for there (and Commander Fox, Tactical Droid, and Thi-Sen have all been made in the animated line).
    Show off.

    I'm leaving Pello Scrambas on as he's a named character and the gray Rebel doesn't look anything like his facial features.

    Leia Bespin Gown OR Escape was supposed to be slated for this year, but so far no sign has appeared, so I'm leaving it for now.

    I took Warok off there originally, not sure why it's still there. Gone now.


    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Metalmute View Post
    with an honorary mention to:
    11. Wicket with movable eyelids.
    Don't even joke!
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  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks View Post
    IIRC, the characters are ok, but actors are not.
    Not to be a jerk, but what do you mean by that? It's not like I'm asking for a Bea Arthur figure, just an Ackmena. Unless you say otherwise, I'm interpreting that as meaning none of the characters who are identifiable as the actors.

    Which would mean no Ackmena or Krelman... but this still leaves Gormaanda in a bit of a grey area, as I doubt anyone would immediately identify her visually as being Harvey Korman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter View Post
    Seriously, as stupid as it sounds, I'd give my left you-know-what for a figure of Harvey Korman in drag as a four-armed alien who derives a bit too much pleasure from cooking.

    Also, I see Jaxxon is not on the list despite usually performing well. Is he explicitly off-limits, or just not on your list? (He was blown off by Hasbro, but so was Jocasta Nu, and she's up there.) Same question regarding Ewok movie characters.
    I second both. Is there a particular reason why no Holiday Special figures aside from Lucas wanting to disawow anything to do with that? And can someone please remind me again why there's a ban on the Tonnika Sisters?

    Anyways, here's my list:

    1. Lt. Pello Scrambas - one of the first people we see in the entire SW film, and a welcome addition as squad leader to any Rebel Fleet Troop collection.

    2. Arleil Schous - another original Cantina necessity

    3. Admiral Piett - the original design is a good likeness of Ken Colley but with newer Imperial officers having better articulation and detail, so Piett should get the same.

    4. Sim Aloo - one of the last unmade Vintage Kenner figures. Needs to be rectified.

    5. Pellaeon - either as Captain from HTE or Grand Admiral

    Shoutouts not in JediTricks' original list

    6. Jaxxon - because

    7. Carth Onasi

    8. T3-M4

    9. Dass Jennir - from Dark Horse's Dark Times line

    10. Jan Ors - from either Dark Forces II or Jedi Outcast

    Honorary Request:

    Talking Darth Vader that says "NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter View Post
    Not to be a jerk, but what do you mean by that? It's not like I'm asking for a Bea Arthur figure, just an Ackmena. Unless you say otherwise, I'm interpreting that as meaning none of the characters who are identifiable as the actors.

    Which would mean no Ackmena or Krelman... but this still leaves Gormaanda in a bit of a grey area, as I doubt anyone would immediately identify her visually as being Harvey Korman.
    I should have left it as I originally wrote it, "the masked characters are ok", so anything where you can see an actor's face is not ok.


    Quote Originally Posted by RoonStones View Post
    I second both. Is there a particular reason why no Holiday Special figures aside from Lucas wanting to disawow anything to do with that? And can someone please remind me again why there's a ban on the Tonnika Sisters?
    Licensing on all. Holiday Special, they didn't get the actors' likenesses. Tonnika Sisters, one of the actresses has Lucasfilm locked up in a lawsuit because she claims they didn't get her likeness rights and that the OTHER Tonnika isn't clearly *not her*.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    Ooh, I almost forgot and this would be neat:

    Bollux and Blue Max. I'll swap out Dass for them two (should come together).

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