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Jul
16
2014

TL;DR Top Ten List: Best Obscure Star Wars Characters!

Nalan Cheel

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
  1. 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!).
  2. 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!
  3. Willrow Hood
  4. 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.
  5. 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).

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Comments

meaningless icon! It's not really a character, but the Red Guard certainly should have been explored a bit more. I'd love to have seen those guys fight in the movies!
atomicbob said this 67 days ago.
meaningless icon! Jek "Tono" Porkins, of course. Red 6 at the Battle of Yavin.
mgroves said this 67 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'd recommend Bossk, the Trandoshan bounty hunter. He was in one scene, and Boba Fett totally upstaged him. But I always thought he was the second-coolest bounty hunter.
KWohler said this 67 days ago.
meaningless icon! I had a much-loved 2-1B medical droid figure, but I always thought that Malakili, the rancor keeper, was under appreciated.
DrTolbert said this 67 days ago.
meaningless icon! Also, Ree Yees (3-eyed goat man :-)
DrTolbert said this 67 days ago.
meaningless icon! Davin Felth, The Stormtrooper who said, "Look sir! Droids!" in A New Hope There is a crazy amount of back story about him. Like when he left for the Imperial Army training program in Carida he carried his belongings in a single blue duffel bag.
parabs said this 67 days ago.
meaningless icon! Yakface from Return of the Jedi!
NIktom said this 67 days ago.
meaningless icon! Tycho Celchu. A-Wing pilot at the Second Death Star attack. He was the one that peeled off to draw some of the TIE's away from Lando and Wedge. If you've ever read the X-Wing series of books, then you know him well
Malthe said this 67 days ago.
meaningless icon! Tie between Kyle Katarn and Corran Horn. Both Jedi knights, somewhat reluctantly. Later became Jedi masters. Kyle because he was a smuggler, Corran because he was a cop.
Matthew Gerber said this 66 days ago.
meaningless icon! I agree with mgroves, it's gotta be Porkins, I cry everytime.
z0mbieman2667 said this 66 days ago.
meaningless icon! Kit Fisto is the obvious choice.
spooki_wb said this 66 days ago.
meaningless icon! The little alien in the Cantina scene that orders a drink almost as tall as he is...
Delkon said this 66 days ago.
meaningless icon! Ysanne Isard if we're not going from anything that appeared in the movies, but... from in the movies.. Wedge Antilles is kind of on again off again in terms of favorite-y fandom, EV-9D9 ("yes or no will do" something I quote constantly, to no effect or avail), or malakili (rancor "trainer" ROTJ)
GryphonArgent said this 66 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'm pretty sure Willrow Hood was played by Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
versak said this 66 days ago.

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