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Author Topic: 3 3/4 Fan's Choice  (Read 3575 times)

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Re: 3 3/4 Fan's Choice
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2017, 12:58:13 AM »

I think the most important thing for those who want an OT figure is to not rush into voting April 26th before there seems to be consensus on larger collector sites.

Apart from JTA and rebelscum, the other sites I've seen have tons of EU/Clone Wars characters in their top 6 so really not clear which ones of Yakface/Tonnika/Sim will make it.

I'd personally vouch for Tonnika if they make the cut (JTA seems to lean that way too), but will rally for the Greater Good to whichever OT character is ''lobbied'' by mainstream sites.
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Re: 3 3/4 Fan's Choice
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2017, 11:33:52 AM »

I will be throwing my support behind the Tonnika sister. This Ben Skywalker figure came out of nowhere. WTH is going on?
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Re: 3 3/4 Fan's Choice
« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2017, 01:28:14 PM »

I will be throwing my support behind the Tonnika sister. This Ben Skywalker figure came out of nowhere. WTH is going on?

My guess is it's a "protest" vote of sorts against Disney's treatment of the EU as not being "real" Star Wars (you know, making it non-canon and all).

As to why Ben Skywalker was chosen, I suspect it's related to Kylo Ren being named Ben.  That seemed to be an issue for some people when TFA was released.
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Re: 3 3/4 Fan's Choice
« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2017, 10:11:09 PM »

Where the heck did Ben Skywalker come from? Of all the EU characters to rally around...  :confused0024: If the EU fans had to rally around someone at least choose someone interesting like Jaxxon!

They can make Ice Cream Maker Bespin guy and yet still no super-articulated green rabbit...
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Re: 3 3/4 Fan's Choice
« Reply #34 on: April 22, 2017, 01:03:36 AM »

Bespin-81, your post reminded me of something that I've wondered for years.  Why has there always been a Bruce Campbell avatar on this site?  Anybody??
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Re: 3 3/4 Fan's Choice
« Reply #35 on: April 22, 2017, 10:40:44 AM »

Bespin-81, your post reminded me of something that I've wondered for years.  Why has there always been a Bruce Campbell avatar on this site?  Anybody??

No idea really.  Sci-fi/Fantasy/Geek Cool connection?

A quick glance and Christopher Lambert seems to be the only other non-Star Wars avatar. 
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Re: 3 3/4 Fan's Choice
« Reply #36 on: April 22, 2017, 01:14:32 PM »

I'm going to guess that Koda has a thing for Ash and/or the Evil Dead!
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Re: 3 3/4 Fan's Choice
« Reply #37 on: April 22, 2017, 03:06:58 PM »

Who the Hell is Ben Skywalker? He's #NotCanon and certainly not part of #TheRealStarWars

But Yak Face is. He may be ugly as a Yak, but his screen time is a thousand times more than that of Ben Skywalker. Because he at least is for real.

Collectors unite! Starting April 26, block that Ben and choose your fate! #VoteYakFace

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Re: 3 3/4 Fan's Choice
« Reply #38 on: April 22, 2017, 05:36:31 PM »

17 sites have their top 6 readily available

14 have Tonnika (4/10 times above Yak when both in top 6)
10 have Yakface (6/10 times above Tonnika when both in top 6)
7 have Sim Aloo


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Re: 3 3/4 Fan's Choice
« Reply #39 on: April 22, 2017, 10:08:54 PM »

17 sites have their top 6 readily available

14 have Tonnika (4/10 times above Yak when both in top 6)
10 have Yakface (6/10 times above Tonnika when both in top 6)
7 have Sim Aloo

I would love to see either Yak Face or the Tonnika Sisters win the final round and be made into plastic. Really, couldn't be more thrilled!

My only concern about the Tonnika Sisters is the legal problem with one of the actresses portraying the sisters that has not signed the release before she died, enabling Lucasfilm and his licencees to use her image to produce anything (action figures or anything) from her appearance in ANH. As far I we know, this was still a major issue back a few years and I think it still could be, unless someone can prove or Hasbro would confirm otherwise.

In other words, I'm just afraid all collectors would unite to vote the Tonnika Sisters to block that lame Ben Skywalker campaign initiated by angry EU fans who want to prove a stupid point that Disney has supposedly ruined their SW experience. In the end only to elect a character that could have no chance of being produced by Hasbro because of legal issues. Than we would have wasted a good opportunity to promote a character that needs a major revamp for more than 20 years.

It's really worth investigating, but people at JTA seem to think that everything is okay and that there's no issues anymore, which I'm really not convinced of. Unless I read this from Mr. Steve Evans himself, Director of the SW Design Team at Hasbro, I would not advice voting for the Tonnika Sisters. Thus my push for Yak Face.
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Re: 3 3/4 Fan's Choice
« Reply #40 on: April 28, 2017, 06:30:56 PM »

Poll is finally opened

http://www.starwars.com/news/vote-now-for-the-next-3-75-inch-star-wars-vintage-collection-figure

Those are the 6 in list (no Tonnikas AND no Ben Skywalker)
Sim Aloo
YakFace
Emperor
Doctor Aphra
ARC trooper Fives
Ahsoka from Rebels

FYI Yakface clearly leads for OT characters but Aphra and Ashoka top the overall early results. Vote wisely!
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Re: 3 3/4 Fan's Choice
« Reply #41 on: April 28, 2017, 07:27:29 PM »

YES!!

The circle is now complete! And this is our chance to be part of it!  :party0053:

Long time collectors unite! Choose your Fate. #VoteYakFace

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Re: 3 3/4 Fan's Choice
« Reply #42 on: April 28, 2017, 09:51:26 PM »

Why would Ahsoka Tano be on the list when she has already been made in 6" format?  I think she has already appeared in the 3.75 inch format as well?
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Re: 3 3/4 Fan's Choice
« Reply #43 on: April 28, 2017, 10:00:28 PM »

Why would Ahsoka Tano be on the list when she has already been made in 6" format?

My guess? Hasbro's easy way to use an existing 6" mold and reduce it to 3.75". That'd be quite an easy figure for them to do.

Let's vote Yak Face! :)
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Re: 3 3/4 Fan's Choice
« Reply #44 on: April 28, 2017, 10:22:20 PM »

I put my sour grapes aside & voted for Yak Face.  :rollfloorlaffsmiley:
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