OT Obscure Character Choice (The One To Rally Behind Next)

Joined
Aug 11, 2005
Messages
9,461
Reaction score
382
Location
Florida
With the surprising announcement of the Amanaman mini bust going into production, many of us feel that it was in great part our team effort campaigning for it what made it happened. There is a possibility that, in fact, we could have built a communication bridge between business and consumer, successfully bringing to Gentle Giant's attention, in a more direct way than ever done before, the considerable demand for Original Trilogy obscure characters there is out there. These are characters that, while their screen time was very short lived, they have nonetheless proven to be household names in the collector community since 1977, characters many of us have been wanting for years, but have always stood very little chance of ever getting produced ... until now?

We want to gather our efforts once again and bring to The Giant's attention, whether through the use of campaign posters, this list, social media and /or any other venues, the one OT obscure character receiving the most love by the community, and therefore being seen as the next mini bust to be made. I like to emphasize the list below should not be interpreted as a replacement for the Pick-A-Bust feature included with our PG membership; that wouldn't make sense. The PGM Pick-A- Bust list is a great feature that encompasses characters from all films, comics and Animated series, including as well main characters. The one list below is specifically designed to tackle obscure aliens, droids and humans from the Original Trilogy. In fact the winner of this list could be included in next year's Pick-A-Bust list, and or made available as a PG gift or regular release.

Without further ado, here's what you folks have chosen so far ...




****** OT OBSCURE CHARACTER CHOICE ******

( LOOKING FOR THE NEXT ONE TO RALLY BEHIND )


- Squid Head - LightSword

- Squid Head - kevb0977

- Squid Head - SexxyDrumerBoy1

- Squid Head - Sith74

- Squid Head - Kneel_Before_Zod

- Squid Head - PurpleLightsaber

- Squid Head - The_kessel_run

- Squid Head -
catch

- Squid Head - DarthWenger

- Squid Head - ATATDRIVER


- Ephant Mon - MaxGoof

- Ephant Mon -
Turbowars

- Ephant Mon -
cannoneer

- Ephant Mon - jwh1974

- Ephant Mon - Maxattack106- Ephant Mon - deathstar1000


- Duros - BenObi_70

- Duros - Django

- Duros - SpecialOpsUnit


- Death Star Droid - Hellboy

- Death Star Droid -
Imrahil2001



- Yarna d'al' Gargan - Jedi534

- Melas -
Co_Jo_Dai

- Rancor Keeper (Malakili) -
ihnken33

- Ponda Baba - DC1376

- Cloud Car Pilot - Mechleader


*********************


 
Last edited:
Joined
Sep 12, 2013
Messages
819
Reaction score
0
Location
Detention Block AA-23
Since we now have a new post for the obscure character to be made, I put it here. If I were so hell bent for leather for a Ponda Baba bust, I would have mentioned "Fode & Beed". I'd love to see them as a bust.
 
Joined
Aug 11, 2005
Messages
9,461
Reaction score
382
Location
Florida
I hear you, however, keep in mind that Fode & Beed, while pretty cool looking characters I would like to see made as well, they are not OT characters. This thread is looking only for obscure characters from the OT, therefore your Priest's Hell Bent For Leather reference about having Ponda Baba made, was your best choice.:)
 
Last edited:
Joined
Aug 11, 2005
Messages
9,461
Reaction score
382
Location
Florida
Willrow Hood! :D
Is that your choice? The ice cream man :) Nothing wrong with it. I just want to make sure that out of all the obscure OT characters deserving to be made, your choice is Willrow so that I can add your choice to the list.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jul 16, 2013
Messages
2,798
Reaction score
456
Location
Concord Dawn
Is that your choice? The ice cream man. Nothing wrong with it. I just want to make sure that out of all the obscure OT characters deserving to be made, your choice is Willrow.
I've already put in my vote but Ponda Baba (especially with removal arm showing a bloody socket) and the Ice cream man of Cloud City are pretty cool choices.

If you do Ponda, you pretty much have to include Dr. Evazan then don't you? Especially after seeing them again together in Rogue One.
 
Joined
Aug 11, 2005
Messages
9,461
Reaction score
382
Location
Florida
Dannik Jerriko I'm thinking could be another Cantina patron to turn into a mini bust. Not sure if I would like to see him with uncoiled trunk-like organs like the Hasbro figure as that was not in the movie, but he should definitely come with his hookah pipe.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jul 16, 2013
Messages
2,798
Reaction score
456
Location
Concord Dawn
Another character I am shocked doesn't have their own bust is the Wampa. I know there is the statue and the bust ups, but with all the Hoth busts this seems like it should be done. Especially if you look at the scale of the headhunter I assume the Wampa is not a ton taller?
 
Joined
Feb 20, 2002
Messages
15,857
Reaction score
33
Location
Chicago
Another character I am shocked doesn't have their own bust is the Wampa. I know there is the statue and the bust ups, but with all the Hoth busts this seems like it should be done. Especially if you look at the scale of the headhunter I assume the Wampa is not a ton taller?
A Wampa would be cool, but I don't know how happy everyone would be about the $200+ price tag.
 
Joined
Jul 16, 2013
Messages
2,798
Reaction score
456
Location
Concord Dawn
It's always that balance for sure. I know people want a HULK (statue, 12" figure) for example but then you have to know if in scale to the other heroes it is going to cost much more.

I would pay for a Wampa, but yes you are correct there would be grumbling and comparisons to what could be bought for that same amount, etc.
 
Joined
Sep 12, 2013
Messages
819
Reaction score
0
Location
Detention Block AA-23
I hear you, however, keep in mind that Fode & Beed, while pretty cool looking characters I would like to see made as well, they are not OT characters. This thread is looking only for obscure characters from the OT, therefore your Priest's Hell Bent For Leather reference about having Ponda Baba made, was your best choice.:)
Again...if I only paid attention to what was written in the subject line. LOL Is it Friday yet?!?!

And yes, Ponda is my choice.
 
Joined
Sep 12, 2013
Messages
819
Reaction score
0
Location
Detention Block AA-23
I've already put in my vote but Ponda Baba (especially with removal arm showing a bloody socket) and the Ice cream man of Cloud City are pretty cool choices.

If you do Ponda, you pretty much have to include Dr. Evazan then don't you? Especially after seeing them again together in Rogue One.
Django,

I've been stumping for that since day one. No pun intended. Ponda & Doc need to be a 2 pack.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Aug 13, 2015
Messages
166
Reaction score
7
Location
Germany
Tessek "Squidhead " !!!

plus,..dreamtime galore mode/mood...

1.Edrio aka "Two Tubes"
02.Hermie Odle
03.Ephant Moon
04.Rum Sleg
05.Nabrun Leids

B)

.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Aug 11, 2005
Messages
9,461
Reaction score
382
Location
Florida
Again...if I only paid attention to what was written in the subject line. LOL Is it Friday yet?!?!

And yes, Ponda is my choice.
Haha! I hear you :) Two more days to go and it is all over, man. Then we can all say: TGIF!
 
Joined
Aug 11, 2005
Messages
9,461
Reaction score
382
Location
Florida
I think the following all fit the bill nicely. Plus they are the sort of characters GG excel at.

Ponda
Snags
Tessek
Weequay
John, is there a specific character, and one only, out of those you've mentioned you would like to see made first? The reason why I ask is so I can add your name and character choice to the list.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Feb 12, 2007
Messages
2,532
Reaction score
0
Squid Head would be great. I am very surprised that we haven't had a Snags bust after all this time.
 
Joined
Aug 11, 2005
Messages
9,461
Reaction score
382
Location
Florida
I'm trying my hand at lobbying. B)
The more hands at lobbying the better, if we are seriously looking at all this as a way to get the mini busts that we want made. Thank you for trying!

You never know, we might end up getting something positive out of all this. What needs to be remembered is that, it is much easier to sit back, complain and do nothing, than to actually work on an issue to try to get results for the community. Some of us will look back at all this sometime from now, knowing that, even if nothing gets accomplished, at least we gave it a shot. Which side people choose to take is really up to them. :)
 
Last edited:
Joined
Aug 11, 2005
Messages
9,461
Reaction score
382
Location
Florida
Haha! Don't lose hope on your Rancor Keeper mini bust. I'm sure he will get made at some point. I'll buy it, and send one to you in Belgium.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jan 27, 2009
Messages
6,698
Reaction score
12
Location
Baudour Belgium
Haha! Don't lose hope on your Rancor Keeper mini bust. I'm sure he will get made at some point. I'll buy it, and send one to you in Belgium.
You sir, are a majestic soul :p

I am not losing hope. I'm just having a bit of fun with it. I'll support any OT background character as well. I just have my preference, and need to push my agenda for the future. It's strategic planning. Like campaigning a few years before someone actually decides to run for president.
 
Joined
Aug 11, 2005
Messages
9,461
Reaction score
382
Location
Florida
You sir, are a majestic soul :p

I am not losing hope. I'm just having a bit of fun with it. I'll support any OT background character as well. I just have my preference, and need to push my agenda for the future. It's strategic planning. Like campaigning a few years before someone actually decides to run for president.
Ha! Thanks. I'm just someone that likes to help folks that, like me, share a passion for the hobby. But seriously, if a Malakili mini bust happens to be made and you cannot get it from Belgium, rest assure I'll do my best to get one to you. Keep that in mind. I've done it before for folks in Europe so why not for someone like you that has been part of our military and deserves all my respect. And, yes. You have every right to push for your "candidate" :)
 
Joined
Jul 16, 2013
Messages
2,798
Reaction score
456
Location
Concord Dawn
I agree with this, ANY OT character made is fine with me. Even if I don't collect them or particularly want them in my own collection it's great to see them made. There are many I think look incredible and I always love admiring what other collections look like anyways :).
 
Joined
Feb 20, 2012
Messages
11,156
Reaction score
8
Location
Lincoln, UK
As Julian said, in the interests of the thread topic we are editing a few comments accordingly. :)
 
Last edited:
Joined
Aug 24, 2016
Messages
243
Reaction score
10
Location
Texas
I find this thread to actually be defeating the object of the pick a bust idea, it shouldn’t exclude anything unless by choice of votes... yes I prefer the original trilogy but how am I ever going to get Nute Gunray, a Super Battle Droid or a Kamino cloner if we are limiting ourselves on here? :( I much prefer open choice to that of limitation, ok there’s a bigger selection of characters but unless we’re going to do another thread to give people the opportunity to vote for Dooku with arms & his sabre (which got quite a few votes) then we’re alienating people & that’s not in the spirit of the forum.
I absolutely 1000% agree. We should make a topic for OT obscure character/non-obscure OT character/obscure PT character/non-obscure PT character
 
Joined
Aug 11, 2005
Messages
9,461
Reaction score
382
Location
Florida
Any OT character from the list on page one that gets made, I'll be happy with. They all have some striking looks they'll definitely be instant highlights in any OT collection.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Aug 11, 2005
Messages
9,461
Reaction score
382
Location
Florida
I'm wondering how big a mini bust Ephant Mon would be if ever made. It would definitely require a extra large base as it was for Porkins, but even bigger.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Feb 20, 2012
Messages
11,156
Reaction score
8
Location
Lincoln, UK
Ok, saying the same thing is sounding boring so..., Tessek for mini-bust!!! 2018 would be nice, not an impossiblity as Bib Fortuna came out the same year announced. lol :)
 
Last edited:
Joined
Aug 11, 2005
Messages
9,461
Reaction score
382
Location
Florida
It does look like Tessek would be the next OT obscure character to go after. I'll give it until the end of the month, in order to collect as many choices as possible, and announce the candidate then. :)
 
Last edited:
Joined
Aug 1, 2006
Messages
5,059
Reaction score
23
Location
Charleston, SC
Julian,
Please carry on your OT bust efforts. Your enthusiasm and skills are very much appreciated. I'd like to see how the voting turns out (even though Duros is currently getting his butt kicked by Squidhead and Ephant Mon :p ).
Thanks,
Ben
 
Joined
Aug 24, 2016
Messages
243
Reaction score
10
Location
Texas
The guy that posted after Kev isn’t quite sure why you’re...handling it this way. Kev didn’t put you nor anything you said down in any capacity. Idk why you’re “quitting this thread” simply because Kev stated his opinion, my goodness
 
Top