Posted by Curto on October 12, 2006 at 11:36 AM CST
First, an announcement
Because of the continued demand for the basic figures from both consumers and retailers, Hasbro will make another line of "Greatest Hits" figures in 2007 to run alongside The 30th Anniversary Collection. This will be a series of straight repacks, similar to what we've seen this year with "Heroes & Villains" and "Greatest Battles," although this line will not be solely focused on Revenge of the Sith, but from across the entire modern Star Wars collection.

This line is expected to come out in mid-to-late spring 2007, and be packaged similar to The 30th Anniversary Collection. Look for 20-24 figures, complete with collector coins. These coins, however, will be somewhat different. They will not be numbered, but will be a series of six different "movie logo" coins, one for each movie. The coins will not be dedicated to a particular figure and will not have a character likeness on them. Therefore, multiple characters will share the same movie-logo coin.

Fans get to choose
Hasbro and Rebelscum have joined forces to find out which figures collectors want brought back to make up this line. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Star Wars, ANY 3¾" figure in the modern line is eligible...from the very first POTF2 wave up to the last TSC wave. That's over 1000 figures to choose from! (Note: I think everyone agrees that the Vintage line should be left as is.)

So which figures would you like to see brought back in this line: Pilot Obi-Wan? Episode II SA Clone Trooper? 500th Vader? 501st Legion Clone Trooper? Sio Bibble? TC-14? Ugnaughts? Shock Troopers? Dexter Jettster? Lobot? "Monkey-faced" Princess Leia? You can vote for your favorites!

The voting process
So how can you voice your opinion? Here's how this will work. Rebelscum will run a series of week-long polls in our forums listing ALL the action figures in the modern line. In today's poll, you can choose from nearly 60 The Saga Collection figures to determine your favorite figures you'd like to see brought back in 2007. At the end of the polling period, the top 8 figures will move on to the second round and face off against the top 8 from other figure lines in a head-to-head tournament! So be sure to vote, because the higher the votes, the higher the ranking in the bracket.

The overall winners will be incorporated into Hasbro’s "Greatest Hits 2007" assortment.* But just for fun, we're going to find out which figure is your #1 favorite figure in the modern line that you want brought back.
Head on into our forums and place your votes now!

*Inclusion of actual figures in Hasbro's Greatest Hits 2007 assortment shall be subject to determination by Hasbro.

Repacks, Repaints, and Retools - You may notice a number of figure missing from the choices. Some are becase they are repacks of previously-released figures (Ex. General Rieekan), and you can still vote for them in their original appearance in one of the previous polls.

As for repaints...if the figure is a repaint of the same exact character (Ex. Jango Fett), it is disqualified. But if the figure is a repaint of a different character or from a different scene (Ex. R-2D2), then is is included.

Also, if the figure has been retooled with a new part to it (Ex. Boba Fett), then both are listed individually.

The Saga Collection figures
Can't remember all those action figures from 2006? Fear not, we've got you covered. Just check out the all-new group shots in our The Saga Collection Photo Archive.
NOTE: Since this is an ongoing line, certain figures have not even shipped yet. For the purposes of this poll, we have ended the line at SAGA-062 (Battle Droids). There are plans for 12 more figures SAGA-063 (Holographic Obi-Wan Kenobi) through SAGA-074 (R2-M3) that will not be out until 2007, and are therefore not eligible for this poll.

The Saga Collection figures

Basic Figures - Combining all 6 Star Wars movies under a single unified banner, this line includes the broadest range of figures ever. Featuring themed waves inspired by movie scenes, these figures were a mix of main and background characters, brand new figures and repaints, updates to popular characters from the past, and plenty of army builders. The line has proven so popular, that 22 more figures will be added, carrying the line over into 2007.

The Saga Collection figures

Everything Else - Since this is an ongoing line, many of the figures are readily available, and some have not even been released yet. Therefore, many of the exclusive and pack-in figures we've seen in previous polls will not be included in the Greatest Hits 2007 poll. However, there are many who are eligible, and they are shown in the image above.

So what are you waiting for? Head on into our forums and place your votes now!
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