Across May 2020, Star Wars Black Series Fans could vote via Hasbro Pulse on the next figure to get re-released in the Archive line.
A shortlist of ten figure, all previously released in the Black Series, was drawn up by combining votes from the main Fan Sites. The final ten could then be voted on by Hasbro Pulse members - which did limit the vote to those in the US and Canada only.
I thought it would be interesting to see how a predominantly UK base of collectors would vote - so I ran a parallel vote in May to see where the Brits would go with their voting.
Before this all started, Commander Cody was the odds-on choice considering the price the figure raises on the secondary market and how the recent final series of Clone Wars has boosted both demand and prices in the Clone Wars era collectors market.
It was therefore a surprise that our vote was topped by another Clone Wars eta figure, the original Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi with nearly 21% of the vote picking him as the winner.
2nd place went to another original Orange Line release with the newly named Princess Leia Huttslayer just missing out on top spot with 19%.
We stay in the Prequels for the number 3 choice, with 15% voting for Qui-Gon Jinn to get a photo real makeover.
Remember Commander Cody, the shoe-in for top spot? He came in 4th attracting 13% of total votes.
Jango Fett scraped a 5th place position with 8% ahead of a group of figures who all got a very similar 6% share of the vote. These were the 501st Clone Trooper, Jyn Erso, Ahsoka (now a wasted vote considering the re-release) and Leia as Boushh.
And last place? Well that went to poor Greedo who didn't manage a single vote through the 2-weeks we had this poll running. I guess Han voted first?
It will be interesting to see if our results are anywhere close to what Hasbro get - they will certainly have a much larger voting base. The Hasbro result is due some time in June 2020.
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