Posted by Jobi-Wan on January 2, 2023 at 08:57 AM CST
Welcome back, Rebelscum. With the new year brings new possibilities for figures we'd like to add to our collections. Wouldn't it be cool if someone could do a massive fan poll to find out what Star Wars collectors really want, perhaps just in 3.75" inch scale, for example? Well, the folks over at @SWTVC on Instagram are doing exactly that!
In the past, we've had the chance to join the @SWTVC team during Hasbro roundtable interviews (seen here), and it's nice to connect with them on their latest March Madness event!
This will be the third annual @SWTVC March Madness where they will seek to find out fan's most wanted all-new TVC figures by means of an elimination bracket. They're asking collectors to rank their top 25 most-wanted all-new TVC figures. During last year's tournament, they received over 435 unique lists—more than triple the previous year—and ended up with 1,277 different figure possibilities. Last year's winner was Krrsantan from The Book of Boba Fett.
While this is an entirely fan-run project that has no official bearing on the future of the line, multiple Hasbro Star Wars brand team members have mentioned that they follow the tournament and keep track of the results. At last year’s Star Wars Celebration, lead designer Emily said that she wanted to see even more participation—so that’s where all of you Rebelscum come in. While the elimination takes place in March, during the month of January is that time to compile and submit your nominations.
Here's how you can join in:
Build a ranked list of your most-wanted all-new Vintage Collection figures, you can select up to 25 choices, and post it in this thread in the forums. The @SWTVC team on Instagram will collect the lists and crunch the numbers at the end of January and use the results to build this year’s #SWTVCMarchMadness bracket, so choose wisely.
Please follow these guidelines!
1. Rank your choices in order, with your most-wanted figure at #1. 2. Be as specific as possible. For characters that wear multiple outfits, include details such as the movie, TV season, and/or planet where they appear. 3. Focus on newly tooled figures. They can be never-before-made characters or updates to existing figures, but be mindful of what already exists, and please do not include repack requests. 4. One character per slot. Other than two-packs of small characters, please do not put multiple characters on a single line. If you want the Bad Batch or the Ghost crew, for example, list the characters individually. The ONLY exceptions here are the Tonnika sisters, who will be combining into one choice for the bracket as was done for the past two years.
You have from now until 11:59 pm PT on Tuesday, January 31 to create and submit your lists. You can do so here in the forums, or create your own Instagram post and tag @SWTVC and #SWTVCMarchMadness. Please only submit in one location to avoid duplication.
Be sure to spread the word! The more people who participate, the better the results will be. It would be awesome to see them receive more submissions than last year.