Look, I know I don’t usually cover Star Wars figures, I know I have BotCon info to put up, and I know I am not even part of the polling process, but I need to get this out there.
The only character you should vote for in the Star Wars 2015 Fans’ Choice Poll is Mara Jade.
I admit that I’m biased. My wife is a huge Mara fan. But honestly, there is no better choice for the winner, simply because this is the best opportunity.
I know the 6″ The Black Series line is missing a lot of iconic characters. We don’t have Classic Leia, ANH Luke, any Lando, C-3P0, old Ben Kenobi, and many others. But here’s what I think – those are all on the short list. We need to not vote for those.
The old Expanded Universe is now Legends status. Over time, as Disney expands the new canon, the Legends characters will become less and less important. Newer fans will not know Mara, Thrawn, Quinlan, Jaina, Jacen, and so many others. Therefore, we need to, as a fan base, vote now for Expanded Universe characters, primarily Mara.
A vote for Leia could be a wasted vote. A farm boy Luke is going to happen. So make your vote count. Vote for Mara.
Here is a list of participating sites. This list will be updates as time goes by.