In our experiences, top ten lists normally have two flaws: they're poorly formatted for quick reading and they are normally wrong. Just check all the comments of any top ten list, and you'll see lots of other folks think the list is wrong, too.
With our TL;DR Top Ten Lists, we're going to fix both problems... with your help. We're just gonna give you a couple of things on our top ten list (to make it faster to read), and you fill out the rest in the comments below (to make sure the list is accurate). Add to the list, argue with us, argue with each other, but most importantly be nice and have fun.
Today's TL;DR Top Ten List topic is:
Best Obscure Star Wars Characters (original trilogy) Immortalized as Action Figures!
- B'omarr Monk from Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi -- Scuttling around the back hallways of what was Jabba's Palace, the B'omarr Monks exist just to think. They shut themselves off from the outside world and physical stimulation so they can achieve ultimate enlightenment. When they get there, their brains are removed and put in jars, which get carried around by robot spider bodies. Dang scary for a monk, if you ask us. The toy was a 1997 mail-in exclusive and was as awesome as a robot spider with a brain in a fishbowl sounds (i.e., very!).
- Nalan Cheel from Star Wars IV: A New Hope -- Nalan played the bandfill in the Modal Nodes. We're pretty sure his favorite song was "Take 5," due to Paul Desmond's sublime sound. First showing up as a generic "Cantina Band Member" figure in 1997 (Star Wars Fan Club Exclusive), this Bith made a command performance as a tinned 2006 Walmart Exclusive with four other members of the band (the same 1997 figure, repainted) with cloth jackets and repainted instruments. All he wants to do is play the gig, man!
- Willrow Hood ("Ice Cream Maker Guy") from Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back -- While the Stormtroopers invaded and everyone in Cloud City was running around, Willrow ran by the camera carrying what looked like an ice cream maker. Blink, and you'll miss him. But he ran his way into fans' hearts. After a long battle, the development of his backstory, petition, possibly some blue milk boycotting (blue ice cream?), he got his own action figure in 2009. Because, everyone loves a guy with ice cream.
- Momaw Nadon ("Hammerhead") from Star Wars IV: A New Hope -- Ok, so Momaw got an action figure very early on. 1978 saw him appearing in Sears Exclusive Cantina Adventure Set and then as a regular carded figure. Back then, he was simply known as Hammerhead since the Expanded Universe hadn't happened yet (and still hasn't? sigh!). Anywho, Momaw had a small part in the movies, but has featured highly in the action figure world. So why's he on this list? Simple: Hammerhead was one of our favorite Kenner Star Wars action figures to play with. And since we're writing this list... he's in!
And now it's your turn. What do you think numbers 5-10 are? Do you agree with our numbers 1-4?
Take to the comments and help us find the Best Obscure Star Wars Characters Immortalized as Action Figures!
Written by Mindel, a certified Master of Disguise (so long as the disguise looks just like him).