Oh joy, another Padme figure.

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.’

This thing of darkness

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.

Massive and maniacal

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.