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It's back, baby! Hasbro has just sent out word that they are once again starting up another Star Wars Fan's Choice poll! Read on for all the details.


Hasbro is pleased to once again invite you to help determine the next Star Wars Fans' Choice figure!

Nominees for the Fans’ Choice poll, which will determine a character to be included in Hasbro's Star Wars action figure line in 2013, in time for the 30th anniversary of STAR WARS: EPISODE VI RETURN OF THE JEDI.

Rebelscum readers will help determine the characters they wish to be considered for the next STAR WARS Fans’ Choice figure and share the top 10 list on Wednesday, September 28, 2011.

Results list should be ranked in order of importance from 1-10. All polling result lists will be combined together (each outlet getting an equal voice) with the #1 character on each list worth 10 points, the #2 character worth 9 points, the #3 worth 8 points, etc.

The resultant point values will be used to generate the final ballot of 20 choices, which will be announced in October by STAR WARS Insider on their website.

Fans will then be able to vote on STAR WARS Insider's site for their favorite character out of the Top 20, and the character with the most votes as of November 31 will be the new STAR WARS Fans’ Choice figure!

Please note: any characters selected from the current STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS animated series would be done in a realistic style.

The winning character will be announced at Hasbro’s 2012 Collector-Fan Media Day event at Toy Fair in New York in February 2012.


UPDATE! As you may have noticed, there is no such date as November 31st. ("30 days hath September, April, June and November...") So the deadline is actually going to be December 1.
 
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Re: Hasbro Star Wars Fans\' Choice Poll Returns

Much like we did in 2009, our recently-completed Wishlist Poll results will be added to one more poll for a "best of the best" poll.

Look for that to kick off soon...probably over the weekend.
 
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Since it is in honor of the 30th anniversary of ROTJ, my choices, and final votes will go towards an ROTJ specific figure. Just saying'!
 
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Does this include Clone Wars?

And Jocasta Nu FTW!
 
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Here are the standings from the 2009 poll. The submissions were made by Hasbro Star Wars Q&A participating sites, and the final vote was conducted by the now-defunct Toyfare magazine:

1 - Bastila Shan 10.6% POLL WINNER - DUE OUT Q4/'11
2 - Jocasta Nu 10%
3 - Darth Caedus 8%
4 - Darth Plageuis 7.9%
5 - Jaxxon 4%
6 - Admiral Pellaeon 3.7%
7 - Dash Rendar 3.7%
8 - Guri 3.6%
9 - Dorme 3.5%
10 - Bariss Offee 3.5% MADE - VC-51
11 - Weequay Skiff Master 3.5% MADE - VC-48
12 - Tzizvvt 2.9%
13 - Kittster and Wald 2.8%
14 - Toryn Farr 2.6%
15 - Cane Adiss 2.4%
16 - Rebel Fleet Trooper 2.4% MADE - VC-52
17 - Bom Vimdin 2.4% MADE - VC-53
18 - Cliegg Lars 2.3%
19 - Joruus C’Baoth 2.3%
20 - Grand Moff Tarkin 2.1%
21 - Ben-Quadinaros 2.1% DUE OUT Q1/'12
22 - Darth Sidious 1.9% MADE - VC-12
23 - Queen Apailana 1.8%
24 - Tey How 1.8%
25 - Sim Aloo 1.7%
26 - Sgt. Doallyn 1.5%
27 - Taym Dren-Garen 1.3%
28 - Dr. Evazan 1% DUE OUT Q1/'12
29 - Corde 0.8%
30 - Queen Jamilla 0.7%
 
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Nicklab said:
Here are the standings from the 2009 poll.......
That line=up doesn't bode well to me

Top 9 are terrible in my opinion and you forgot to note that Number 10 Barriss has been done in both styles since then


On a Barriss-related note...Looking at my collection the other day I think the worst figure now that desperately needs a redo is probably AOTC disco-senator Jar Jar, but I know it isn't going to happen and I still wouldn't vote for him in this poll.
 
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Darth_Satan said:
Nicklab said:
Here are the standings from the 2009 poll.......
That line=up doesn't bode well to me

Top 9 are terrible in my opinion and you forgot to note that Number 10 Barriss has been done in both styles since then
And?

The poll rules (per Hasbro) indicate that the poll winner will be done as a movie realistic figure. I indicated Barriss Offee (VC-51) in the standings. The CW figure is not germain to the discussion.

 
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We all know what is going to happen. Jocasta Nu will win because fans think that will somehow make Hasbro make her. Hasbro will still refuse and just make the 2nd place guy.
 
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We will be submitting our list of the top 10 characters, which will be determined by a new poll.

So, this year we narrowed things down to a smaller number of categories.

Episode I
Episode II
Episode III
Episode IV
Episode V
Episode VI
Expanded Universe
The Clone Wars - Realistic
The Clone Wars

Since The Clone Wars was specifically catered to the show and the animated style figures, I'm thinking of NOT including those results in the new poll.

Which leaves us with 8 categories. How did we decide was best last time? Just select the top 10 (number to be determined) from each category and run with that list? Or was there a percentage qualification last time, so more popular polls may end up with more characters?

I seem to recall there was some discussion about this last time, but I don't recall all the details.
 
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Mr Curto said:
...the character with the most votes as of November 31 will be the new STAR WARS Fans’ Choice figure!
So the character with the most votes on a nonexistent date wins? Maybe that's been the distribution problem: Hasbro doesn't use a real calendar!
 
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Soooo, basically......another cool figure....that we will never see....on the pegs.
 
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This should be interesting. I suspect we'll see far less fan consensus on EU options this time round. As far as EU figures go, it's a very different landscape from where we played in 2009. I'm picking a ROTJ candidate as most likely to win, but in any case, I look forward to seeing how it plays out.
 
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Darth_Satan said:
Nicklab said:
Here are the standings from the 2009 poll.......
That line=up doesn't bode well to me

Top 9 are terrible in my opinion
Agreed 100%. I don't know how out of place I am, but I hate seeing that much EU dominate the top spots. I'm just not really a fan. Piett and Panaka all the way.
 
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Mr Curto said:
We will be submitting our list of the top 10 characters, which will be determined by a new poll.

So, this year we narrowed things down to a smaller number of categories.

Episode I
Episode II
Episode III
Episode IV
Episode V
Episode VI
Expanded Universe
The Clone Wars - Realistic
The Clone Wars

Since The Clone Wars was specifically catered to the show and the animated style figures, I'm thinking of NOT including those results in the new poll.

Which leaves us with 8 categories. How did we decide was best last time? Just select the top 10 (number to be determined) from each category and run with that list? Or was there a percentage qualification last time, so more popular polls may end up with more characters?

I seem to recall there was some discussion about this last time, but I don't recall all the details.
I say top 10. There are far too many 'vote downs' in certain categories to expect a percentage. For Example, Episode 1 would probably have more vote downs as opposed to Episode 6, and that group's average percentage would change too.

I also say we spit EU into KOTOR-Era, Movie Era, Legacy Era (ROTJ on). This would give characters a chance to move further up in the poll.
 
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Price_Tagge said:
Darth_Satan said:
Nicklab said:
Here are the standings from the 2009 poll.......
That line=up doesn't bode well to me

Top 9 are terrible in my opinion
Agreed 100%. I don't know how out of place I am, but I hate seeing that much EU dominate the top spots. I'm just not really a fan. Piett and Panaka all the way.
In case you hadn't noticed, most of what's left to tackle is EU, aside from resculpts and precious few substantial screen characters. So I love that Top 9, mostly (Dorme not so much). Though I'd rather see Ben Skywalker, Anakin Solo, and Jedi Master Mara Jade Skywalker replace Dorme, Jaxxon, and Dash
 
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Re: Hasbro Star Wars Fans\' Choice Poll Returns

Polls seem to be really complicated here compared to other sites, a simple top ten list from each member nominating their favorite characters might be more simple - unless Hasbro is asking this site to break everything down by category to gather more data...
 
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9/30 Figures are based off of EU Sources. 8 of which placed in the top ten
the lowest EU figure placed at #19, which was Joruus C'Baoth
Of the EU figures, 1 was from pre TPM, The rest from OT-onwards EU

10/30 figures are based off PT sources, 2 of whiched placed in the top ten
TPM - 3 (Highest #13, Lowest #24)
AOTC - 6 (Highest #9, lowest #30)
ROTS - 1 (#23)
12/30 figures were of the OT. None placed in the top ten. The highest OT
placement was at #11, and the lowest at #28.
ANH - 5 (Highest #16, Lowest #28)
ESB - 1 (#14)
ROTJ - 5 (Highest #11, Lowest #27)

So, EU is most popular according to this, specifically post prequel EU.
The films rank:
- AOTC
- ROTJ
- ANH
- TPM
- ROTS

Yeah, that's right. AOTC wins. SUCK IT, HATERS! AOTC RULES!
 
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Re: Hasbro Star Wars Fans\' Choice Poll Returns

In honour of ROTJ's 30th, this would be my list:


Cane Adiss

Emperor Palpatine

Nien Nunb

Princess Leia - Ewok Village

Ree Yees

Yakface

Sgt. Doallyn

Sim Aloo

Sy Snootles (Vintage)


Definitely not interested in anything EU or PT for this, and though I really want a new Emperor, Ewok Leia, Nien Nunb and Sim Aloo on Vintage card, the Fan's Choice tends to be more along the lines of Cane Adiss, Sgt. Doallyn, and Sy Snootles.


Can't wait to see how the poll starts taking shape!
 
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FDOIRex said:
9/30 Figures are based off of EU Sources. 8 of which placed in the top... (etc, snipped for length)
You're quoting the 2009 poll though right FD? Would you expect the same results today, mid to late 2011? The RS polls of the last two years have told a different story I believe.
 
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ReverendStrone said:
FDOIRex said:
9/30 Figures are based off of EU Sources. 8 of which placed in the top... (etc, snipped for length)
You're quoting the 2009 poll though right FD? Would you expect the same results today, mid to late 2011? The RS polls of the last two years have told a different story I believe.
I am using the 2009 poll. I feel that the results will have litte/any change. ESB and ROTS are still mined out and major EU characters are still wanted. I don't see, say, Toyrn Farr taking #1.
 

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Mr Curto said:
Episode I
Episode II
Episode III
Episode IV
Episode V
Episode VI
Expanded Universe
The Clone Wars


I think a fair way of doing any poll would be for fans to nominate 1 figure from each category. That way all movies and sources have an equal shot at getting made otherwise the top 10 figures might be all OT characters or all from one movie and that wouldn't be fair to those that are dying to see a figure made from another sources.

The categories should be:

Episode I
Episode II
Episode III
Episode IV
Episode V
Episode VI
Expanded Universe - Books
Expanded Universe - Games
The Clone Wars
10th spot for the character who scored the 2nd top score from any category.


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Polls seem to be really complicated here compared to other sites

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To much drama IMO.
 
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The problem with 1 from every category is you force people to vote in a way that may not represent their collecting habits or wants. I would think that 10 votes per voter, selected from any media (so they can make up their own minds as to whether they want to stack all 10 slots with OT or EU or whatever, or mix 'em up) would be much fairer and more likely to give an indication of their true wants rather than forcing them into a framework that demands a vote in categories they may have no interest in or just one vote for a category that might be the sole focus of their collection for all we know.
 
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Limiting nominations to 1 character per category is too restrictive - this is a fans choice poll, we should all nominate who we what to see made, not limit ourselves to a specific movie, book, etc...
 
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I think the 1 figure per category is a great way to go!
 
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Alright can't wait to summit my first fan choice poll!

Two words for my top choice, Mon Mothma!
 
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Obi_Han said:
I think the 1 figure per category is a great way to go!
I'm not so keen on that. Only mildly interested in collecting anything outside of the OT, so only 3 out of the 8 or 9 sources.

A top ten out of whatever source you like would be less limiting to those of us with a narrower focus.
 
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ReverendStrone said:
The problem with 1 from every category is you force people to vote in a way that may not represent their collecting habits or wants. I would think that 10 votes per voter, selected from any media (so they can make up their own minds as to whether they want to stack all 10 slots with OT or EU or whatever, or mix 'em up) would be much fairer and more likely to give an indication of their true wants rather than forcing them into a framework that demands a vote in categories they may have no interest in or just one vote for a category that might be the sole focus of their collection for all we know.
I agree. Almost all of my top choices would be from ROTJ. I can't think of a single figure I'd want from AOTC, ROTS or ESB at this point.

This poll should reflect the actual collecting habits of the members of this site, not the administration's views of "fairness."
 
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Revanfan1 said:
Zayne Carrick

Ben Skywalker

Anakin Solo

But mostly ZAYNE CARRICK .
Can we use our 10 votes for one single character? If so... Zayne Carrick.


No, but seriously, dude NEEDS a figure. Headline character in a popular comic series, the unsung hero of his era, and had two pretty great 'looks' between his Outlaw attire and his Rogue Jedi suit from the latter end of the series. Either--or both!--would make excellent figures. And one's even got a blaster and a yellow saber!

Anyway... I'm for 10 of any source, rather than "1 per category". There's not a lot I want from AOTC, ROTS, or even TPM now that we've got so many coming next year. ESB's looking pretty thin, and most of my ANH and ROTJ wants are strongly rumored (like Nien Nunb or Tarkin). And despite my Zayne-centric babble above, it'd be tough to narrow down EU picks in even two categories to just ONE from each (and what about Comics? That should be a category, too, since--and here Zayne's the PERFECT example--Hasbro didn't really hit all the OBVIOUS and BEST choices in all the Comic Packs they did; looking at that 2009 poll, you've got Dash Rendar and Guri in there, both from SOTE; who'd we get in figure-form from SOTE in the CPs? Prince Xizor, the villain, understandably...and LEIA. A craptastically pathetic Leia.)
 
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Zayne Carrick is own my list as #3. For #2 is Jocasta Nu, like everyone said.
 
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darth_sidious said:
Polls seem to be really complicated here compared to other sites, a simple top ten list from each member nominating their favorite characters might be more simple - unless Hasbro is asking this site to break everything down by category to gather more data...
The reason for this is actually pretty simple: We voted already!

The annual Wishlist Poll pretty much tells the story of what we (members of the Rebelscum community) want to see, and it's something that I think we shouldn't ignore. (Besides, we try to put some thought and logic behind this, rather than just throwing out a list of 10 names at random.)

I think that it's wrong to disregard all the data we've gathered so far.


I suppose we COULD just take the results, determine the overall standings of each character from the results, come up with our top 10 list, and call it a day. But having the poll is more fun.


I remember this came up back in 2009, so I'll have to go back and see what we did then. Not that we need to follow that same plan, but I'm curious to refer back to what we did before.
 
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Mr Curto said:
darth_sidious said:
Polls seem to be really complicated here compared to other sites, a simple top ten list from each member nominating their favorite characters might be more simple - unless Hasbro is asking this site to break everything down by category to gather more data...
The reason for this is actually pretty simple: We voted already!

The annual Wishlist Poll pretty much tells the story of what we (members of the Rebelscum community) want to see, and it's something that I think we shouldn't ignore. (Besides, we try to put some thought and logic behind this, rather than just throwing out a list of 10 names at random.)

I think that it's wrong to disregard all the data we've gathered so far.


I suppose we COULD just take the results, determine the overall standings of each character from the results, come up with our top 10 list, and call it a day. But having the poll is more fun.


I remember this came up back in 2009, so I'll have to go back and see what we did then. Not that we need to follow that same plan, but I'm curious to refer back to what we did before.
I know, but a wishlist poll and a fans choice poll may turn out very differently. I'm willing to bet more people will vote in the fans choice poll than any wishlist we might run. The thing is, when fans know their vote will count toward the possible release of one of their most desired figures, they'll be sure to vote, whereas many members ignore the wishlist polls...

While that data is certainly useful, the results might be totally different if people knew that the end result would lead to Rebelscums top ten submission to Hasbro. Perhaps if this internal poll used all the top ten winners from each wishlist category, and combined them to give the members a very broad selection of nominees to vote for, it would work. I just want to make sure people arent mandated to pick characters from certain movies, thus submitting nominations they dont truly support. I simply think if someone wants to vote for 10 PT, 10 OT, or 10 EU characters, they should be allowed to - no restrictions.
 
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Somehow I think Hasbro might believe Jocasta Nu will win this year, based on their stipulation that Characters selected from the TCW animated series would be done in a realistic style.

Of course if they are already planning to make her for EP23D release, then it would be a shame to waste that spot.
This is why it sucks to vote blind in these polls, we could be voting for figures already on the way!
 
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Masterfett said:
Somehow I think Hasbro might believe Jocasta Nu will win this year, based on their stipulation that Characters selected from the TCW animated series would be done in a realistic style.

Of course if they are already planning to make her for EP23D release, then it would be a shame to waste that spot.
This is why it sucks to vote blind in these polls, we could be voting for figures already on the way!
I agree and thats why we should vote heavily for EU
 
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GNT said:
The categories should be:

Episode I
Episode II
Episode III
Episode IV
Episode V
Episode VI
Expanded Universe - Books
Expanded Universe - Games
The Clone Wars
10th spot for the character who scored the 2nd top score from any category.
I also think 1 slot per movie and 1 for clone wars. Then for the EU: 1 for books, games and comics. Theres the 10. I think this gives the choices a nice selection instead of being dominated by a single source.
 
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