Remember the Sideshow Collectibles’s Choice poll for an EU figure? Guess who won?
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.’
Cry for MIT’s bandwidth instead. Our pals from the the Trilogy Musical Edition have been Slashdotted!
The double-punch of the Revenge of the Sith DVD and Battlefront II have generated $210 million dollars so far.
ETA: Records! Shattered!
Burger King begins another round of SW promotions today. TFN has an overview of what’s available.
Because it’s Sunday, and I feel like crap, here’s something to cheer up the snark-enabled: Pablo eviscerates Chicken Little.
(Okay, maybe it’s not snark, exactly. But it works for me.)
An early look at the cover for Allston’s Betrayal, the first book in the Legacy of the Force series.
Word on the street says that’s Jacen on the cover, and with “the legacy of the Skywalkers may come full circle” bit… Well.
Also on the boards today, word from Sue Rostoni on the third book of the Legacy series – it’s Tempest by Troy Denning.
ETA: Suzanne at starwars.com has put together an excellent post on all that’s known of Legacy so far.
First Look at Last of the Jedi #4: Death on Naboo is up now. Appears to be pretty heavy on the Ferus action.
Meanwhile on the boards, Sue Rostoni said that we should be getting a peek at Aaron Allston’s Legacy of the Force: Betrayal within the next few weeks.
How Stuff Works tackles another object from the galaxy far, far away – The Death Star. (via Metafilter.)
For a more realistic interpretation behind the scenes, check out PC World’s interview with ILM’s Brian Gernand.
Why the ROTS DVD will show up as “Charlotte” on your computer. Thanks to the DVD, rumors are also flying about a digital Yoda replacing the puppet in TPM.
And finally, TFN is reporting that John Hollis, who played Lobot in ESB, passed away last month.
Yes, it really has been 10 years to the day that the club began. I’m once again awed by this group – a decade might not seem like a long time in the scope of Star Wars fandom, but for the internet it’s nothing short of amazing.
Here’s to many more years of Star Wars and related miscellany!
The book will be the product of Gary Troup, a passenger of Oceanic Flight 815 who didn’t survive the crash, but mailed off his book to ABC’s sister company Hyperion Books just days before the flight. The character (via, we assume, a copy of his manuscript or other belongings) will be written into the on-screen story this spring. The real author will be an unnamed “well-known” mystery writer.