Sponsor Big Bad Toy Store has just listed the new Emperor Palpatine ARTFX+ figure from Kotobukiya. Despite its slightly larger scale, this set may serve as a great way to enhance your 6″ Black Series dioramas.
Kotobukiya’s next ARTFX+ statue is none other than Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi! Emperor Palpatine is sculpted in incredible detail, from his calculating face to the creases in his robe. The figure can be removed from the throne.
Here are the finalists we tabulated for Hasbro’s 6″ Black Series Fan’s Choice Poll. There were many fantastic entries spanning all eras of the Star Wars mythos, but these 6 were your top vote recipients for 2016.
Hera Syndulla (Star Wars Rebels) Starkiller/Galen Marek (The Force Unleashed) Lando Calrissian (The Empire Strikes Back) Mara Jade (By The Emperor’s Hand) Gamorrean Guard (Return of the Jedi) Emperor’s Royal Guard (Return of the Jedi)
Thanks once again to Hasbro for bringing this popular feature back again this year. Look for the final voting to begin on StarWars.com soon.
Okay you’ve had a few days to ponder your wishlist for Hasbro’s Fans’ Choice Poll right? Well, throw it out the window! In an effort to stick with the theme of the 30th anniversary of Return of the Jedi in 2013 we are limiting the selection to characters from that film only. That’s right, no EU or Clone Wars, we’re going old school and sending a straight up Original Trilogy/Vintage/ROTJ-themed list. These can be figures that Kenner/Hasbro has already done since 1995 but just need to be brought up to today’s standards of esthetics (ahem, Yak Face) or an all new ROTJ figure that hasn’t been done yet.
The process is easy, simply post your list in our forums. Each forum member may submit five (5) characters for their lists, the top 10 figures from the compiled lists will form our official Yakface.com/Hasbro Fans’ Choice Poll submission. The deadline for list submission will be Sunday, September 25 at 11:59pm PST.
Rules: Forum members need only apply. Only one list per forum member, (IP addresses will be reviewed to weed out ballot stuffers). In the effort of full public disclosure, all list submissions sent in via email, facebook, or other media avenues will not be counted.