Announces Finalists in @Hasbro #StarWarsBlack Poll – VOTE NOW!
July 2, 2015

Poll: Vote for the Next Star Wars: The Black Series 6-inch Figure

Choose between a deadly Sith, a smooth-talking smuggler, and more fan favorites!

Which icon of a galaxy far, far away will be the next to join Hasbro’s critically-acclaimed, highly-detailed, and all-around awesome Star Wars: The Black Series line of 6-inch figures? It’s up to you — starting now!

The results are in from qualifying-round polls for Hasbro’s Fan Choice Black Series figure, and you can now cast your vote to decide the winner. Finalists include favorites from across the saga and across mediums, including movies, video games, and animation, promising an exciting addition to the line. (We were really hoping for Kitster. He would’ve been wizard. Oh, well.)

The poll will be open right up until Hasbro’s San Diego Comic-Con Star Wars panel on July 10, where a winner will be announced. Until then, exercise your galactic right and vote!

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Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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1 Comment »

  • Jim Abell says:

    That is the most bizarre list for a fan poll I think I’ve ever seen. Granted the Gamorrean hadn’t been announced when the initial polling started but Hasbro could’ve eliminated that one. It’s not like any of us believe that the only use that mold will get is in what has to be a $150-$200 TRU exclusive. Old Ben and Lando have to already be in the plan somewhere as does the Snowtrooper. Grievous is too much of a fan favorite to be left out, either. The real choices here are Revan and Sabine. I just cast my vote and right now and they are the top two contenders though I was shocked that Revan was running away with the vote at 42% and Sabine trailing at 18%. Would’ve thought a fan-favorite female in Mandalorean armor would’ve been had more of a fight…

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