After countless emails and numerous and lengthy lists, I've finally collated the results. There were 643 total suggestions, plus 17 creature suggestions.
Some notes on how I collated the results and observations of the trends:
- Anyone that suggested "Max Rebo band", I incremented the counts for each individual band member, so Max Rebo got one tick. Sy Snootles, Droopy McCool and, regrettably, Joh Yowza, all each got one tick as well.
- Suggestions for the Figrin D'an, or the Modal Nodes, or Cantina band, all went to one line, "Bith", without having individual band members named and incremented.
- "Cantina Aliens" and "Jabba's Palace Aliens" were ignored as there were too many to keep track of and increment.
- Clone "groups" such as Delta Squad, and Omega Squad were entered as is, without upticking their individual members.
- The biggest trend I've noticed is that there is quite a demand for the cantina aliens. Even though the catch-all suggestion was ignored, even the most obscure alien made it on the list. If I were to sum up all the individual scores, I have no doubt that cantina aliens would make it to the top of the list.
- The second biggest trend was for Jabba's Palace aliens, which isn't a big surprise considering how popular the cantina aliens were.
- Though not what I consider eligible to be a minifig, the Rancor topped the list for creatures and would have placed 11th overall.
- Grand Admiral Thrawn was extremely popular, as were a number of EU characters. I think there is a lot of potential there, unfortunately I don't think we'll ever see sets from EU unless it is current.
So with that, here is your top 25:
- Padme (any) - 164
- Queen Amidala (any) - 162
- Bith (Cantina Band) (Modal Nodes) - 143
- Ki Adi Mundi - 120
- 4-LOM - 117
- Zuckuss - 114
- Max Rebo - 93
- Momaw Nadon aka Hammerhead (Ithorian) - 88
- Grand Admiral Thrawn with ysalimiri - 85
- Ponda Baba (Aqualish) - 84
- Leia in Boushh Disguise - 73
- Kaminoan - 72
- Sy Snootles - 67
- Mara Jade - 66
- Oola - 65
- Bail Organa - 64
- Boss Nass - 62
- Droopy McCool - 59
- Jango Fett (updated) - 52
- Obi-Wan Kenobi (ghost) - 50
- Aunt Beru Lars (old) - 48
- Quinlan Vos - 44
- Salacious Crumb - 43
- Garindan - 41
- Joh Yowza - 39
You can view the complete list of suggestions here.
The 10 winners picked by random from the eligible entries are:
Toronto, ON Canada
P.M. de Wildt
South Bend, IN
Congratulations to the 10 of you. And to everyone else, thank you for participating!