Hasbro’s Fan Figure Vote Round-Up

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Last week during Star Wars Celebration Orlando, Hasbro asked a few dozen Star Wars action figure blogs, websites, Instagramers and podcasters to host the first round of nominations for this year’s Fan Figure Vote. The nominations were cast for the figure fans would most like to see created in 3 ¾” scale and included in next year’s return of The Vintage Collection. The nomination process closed last Wednesday with the results needing to be submitted to Hasbro by midday last Friday. Most sites, including From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com, published their top six nominations which were chosen by fan submission this past weekend. Unbeknownst to most, this year’s first-round voting process would spark some controversy with several sites due to the characters their listeners/readers/followers nominated. Unhappy with the large and well-organized contingent of fans who voted for the Legends novel character Ben Skywalker (son of Luke and Mara Jade), some websites created additional rules to disqualify the character, some omitted votes for the character altogether and some simply nominated a different number of characters instead of six.  Now, this wasn’t the case for all sites participating in the Fan Figure Vote as Ben Skywalker still received the third highest nominations overall.

So now for the results!

Of the 23 sites who participated, as listed on Starwars.com, all but four have published their 1st round votes as of this writing. Now on the 19 lists published, 45 different characters were nominated for creation in the super-articulated fan favorite line. We have tallied together all of the nominations and here is our prediction of the finalist which Hasbro will put up for voting this Wednesday, April 26th on Starwars.com.

#1 Tonnika Sister

#2 Yak Face

#3 Ben Skywalker

#4 Pong Krell

#5 (tie) Doctor Aphra

#5 (tie) Sim Aloo

While the eligibility of the Tonnika Sisters is still in question, the figure is clearly the fan favorite based on the nominations submitted. Whether or not the character can compete with the voting fans of the old Expanded Universe, if they both appear on the final ballot, is also still in question. Last year, Ben Skywalker’s cousin, Jaina Solo, and fellow EU character ran away with the vote by winning the 6” Black Series Fan Figure vote. Her figure made its debut at Celebration Orlando and is set to hit store shelves later this year.

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On a side note, the six overall nominated characters, as seen below listed by source, are the exact same six characters that readers and fans of From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com voted for and therefore the six we submitted to Hasbro.

Remember to make your voice heard and vote count by casting it this week on Starwars.com.

Final Character Nominations by Site

Coffee With Kenobi

  • Ben Skywalker
  • Doctor Aphra
  • Ahsoka Tano (Star Wars Rebels)
  • H K-47
  • Jaxxon
  • And tied for sixth place:
    • Tonnika Sisters
    • Padme Amidala (Geonosis)
    • Satele Shan
    • ARC Trooper Fives
    • Kyle Katarn
    • Mara Jade

Collector’s Cantina

  • Ben Skywalker (legends)
  • Lumpy
  • Ahsoka (Rebels)
  • Yakface
  • Pong Krell
  • Jawa (Plastic Cape)
  • Tonnika Sister

Dork Side of the Force

Results not posted as 4/23/17

FLYGUY

Results not posted as 4/23/17

From 4-LOM to Zuckuss

  • #1 Ben Skywalker
  • #2 Yak Face
  • #3 Pong Krell
  • #4 Tonnika Sister
  • #5 Sim Aloo
  • #6 Dr. Aphra

Galactic Hunter

  • Ben Skywalker
  • Tonnika Sister(s)
  • Sim Aloo
  • Ahsoka Tano
  • Jaxxon
  • Yak Face

Imperial Shipyards

  • Tonnika Sisters
  • Sim Aloo
  • RO Spec Forces Commando
  • Pong Krell
  • Satele Shan
  • Dash Rendar

Jedi Business

  • Ben Skywalker
  • Luke Skywalker (from The Force Awakens)
  • Aphra
  • Tonnika Sisters
  • Dash Rendar
  • Pong Krell

Jedi Defender

  • Sim Aloo
  • Yak Face
  • Tonnika Sister
  • Tzizvvt
  • Jaxxon

Jedi Insider

  • Chirut Imwe
  • Baze Malbus
  • Ben Skywalker
  • K-2SO
  • Hera Syndulla
  • Meeta Surik

Jedi News

  • Yakface
  • Pong Krell
  • Satine Kryze
  • Doctor Aphra
  • Tonnika Sisters
  • Padme Amidala Packing Gown – Episode II

Jedi Temple Archives

  • Yak Face (Saelt Marae)
  • Jedi Temple Guard (The Clone Wars)
  • Sim Aloo (Imperial Dignitary)
  • Tonnika Sister
  • Emperor Palpatine (ROTJ)
  • Admiral Piett

Legion of Leia

Results not posted as 4/23/17

Rebelscum

  • 1) Yak Face from Return of the Jedi
  • 2) Ben Skywalker from the Expanded Universe
  • 3) Sim Aloo from Return of the Jedi
  • 4) Doctor Aphra from Marvel Comics
  • 5) Tonnika Sisters from A New Hope
  • 5) Pong Krell from the Clone Wars Series

Star Wars Action News

  • 1) TFA Luke Skywalker (with more than 50% more votes than our #2…far and away the most requested)
  • 2) Darth Revan (People must be excited by the current 6-in one)
  • 3) Ahsoka Tano (Rebels Outfit)
  • 4) Grand Admiral Thrawn (With the 6-in figure and the new book, he’s having a surge in popularity)
  • 5) General Leia (Ep 7, in fatigues, not in blue dress)
  • 6) Tonika Sisters (A New Hope) (Guess lots of listeners agree with me they are needed!)

Star Wars Collector

  • 1) Yakface (ROTJ)
  • 2) Ben Skywalker (Expanded Universe)
  • 3) Tonnika Sisters (ANH)
  • 4) Emperor Palpatine (ROTJ)
  • 5) ARC Trooper Fives (The Clone Wars Series)
  • 6) Pong Krell (The Clone Wars Series)

@starwarsdaily

  • Sith Starkiller
  • Darth Revan
  • Jedi Temple Guard
  • Padme Amidala (AOTC Naboo)
  • Captain Rex
  • Luke Skywalker (The Force Awakens)

Star Wars Figuren

  • Jaina Solo (Pilot)
  • Yakface
  • Amanaman
  • Pre-Vizla
  • General Merrick
  • Death Squad Commander Gray Uniform

Star Wars News Net

  • Ben Skywalker
  • Doctor Aphra
  • Pong Krell
  • Bendu
  • ARC Trooper Fives
  • Assaj Ventress
  • Satele Shan

@starwarstheblackseries

  • Cad Bane
  • Luke Skywalker (TFA)
  • Two Tubes
  • Fives
  • Jedi Temple Guard
  • Starkiller/Captain Rex

Star Wars Underworld

Results not posted as 4/23/17

Yakface

  • Yak Face
  • Sim Aloo
  • Pong Krell
  • Tonnika Sister
  • Dr. Aphra
  • Satele Shan

Yoda’s News

  • Ben Skywalker
  • Tonnika Sisters
  • Yakface
  • Lobot
  • Agent Kallus
  • Chirrut Imwe