Posted by Curto on September 7, 2007 at 02:00 PM CST
The votes are all in from the various collecting sites, and the final round of voting is underway for the fifth wave of the Saga Legends line.
After a net-wide voting extravaganza, the top 20 figures have been selected from the collector input, and now it's up to fans worldwide to choose which 5 favorite figures will be brought back in 2008 for the final wave of action figures in this popular line.
SAGA LEGENDS 2008 Fans' Choice Vote! FINAL ROUND TOP 20 1. ARC Trooper (Clone Wars) - both versions 2. Bespin Guard (Cloud City Security) 3. Chewbacca (Early Bird kit) 4. Clone Trooper (Treachery on Saleucami) 5. Clone Trooper Pilot (w/ball turret) 6. Coleman Trebor 7. Colonel Wulf Yalaren (Death Star Briefing Room) 8. Commander Neyo (Treachery on Saleucami) 9. Covert Ops Clone Trooper 10. Ephant Mon 11. Graxol Kelvyyn (Watto's Box) 12. Gungan Warrior (Fambaa set exclusive) 13. Pablo-Jill 14. R3-A2 (The Battle of Hoth) 15. Shadow Stormtrooper 16. Sio Bibble 17. Stormtrooper (Vintage OTC) 18. Utapau Shadow Trooper 19. Zev Senesca (Snowspeeder Pilot) 20. Zutton (Blue Snaggletooth)
Note that there have been a few changes to the list announced last week:
The Bespin Security Guard will be the previously-released figure with no ethnic changes
VOTC Han Solo has been replaced by astromech droid R3-A2
You'll need to register in order to place your votes, but you can choose up to 5 figures from the list. So what are you waiting for? Head on over to StarWars.Hasbro.com to place your vote!
UPDATE: Hasbro sent along their official announcement, part of which is added below:
We want your votes! Phase 1 is now complete; Star Wars collector-fan sites around the Web have told Hasbro which characters they want to see brought back as Saga Legends in ?08. Now Hasbro?s asking the fans to place a final vote for their favorite 3-3/4" figures that they want to see as part of the final Saga Legends wave in Spring 2008!
Fans can vote for up to 5 figures. Voting will run for 14 days, and the top 5 vote-getters will become Saga Legends!
NOTE: There are TWO list changes from last week.
1) The major one is the removal of Han Solo (VOTC) from eligibility because there is a high likelihood that he will be used in another set and will not be available. Instead, the next highest-rated figure, R3-A2 from the Battle of Hoth mullti-pack.
2) The Bespin Guard listing has been corrected - it is not possible to vote for "black ethnicity" since no such figure was released.