San Diego Comic Con started tonight, at least for those with media passes. The TOSblog has already grabbed some pics, and we know that Bonnie is there, so no doubt posts are forthcoming. (We also may have some CJers on the scene willing to weigh in.)
As for other LFL ventures, there’s a lot of online hype over this one little little pyramid.
Sideshow will be offering not one, but two convention exclusives at Celebration IV. They won’t tell us what right now, but they promise to hint. Tease.
Arctic Suit Padme from the Clone Wars cartoons. As for the actual EU characters, Mara Jade came in at #2 (losing by just 54 votes,) followed by Kir Kanos, Quinlan Vos, Asajj Ventress, and Grand Admiral Thrawn.
Oh Star Wars fandom, will you ever stop making me go WTF?
ETA: In this interview with RebelScum, Sideshow’s Licensing Coordinator Brock Otterbacher says:
“The way that Expanded Universe Poll stands, the winner is going to get made, that’s not say that we might not take another figure from that didn’t win and make that later on. It won’t be like ‘second place’ or ‘third place’, it would just be a figure that we all like as a group internally here further on down the line. If it proves successful, yeah we’d consider expanding it into its own line or maybe just peppering it into the whole line here and there.”
So there’s still hope for an actual EU character figure. I expect this leans on how many collectors are also EU fans, and how many EU fans are willing to spend $50 on a ‘collector’s item.’