Forum Figure of the Year 2021 - 2nd Rd - Match 16

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Forum Figure 2021 : 2nd Rd - Match 16

Poll ended at Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:01 am

Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot)
10
31%
Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot
22
69%
 
Total votes: 32

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Forum Figure of the Year 2021 - 2nd Rd - Match 16

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The final match up for the second round sees an intriguing head to head. Two figures that always seem to be about but have never had that run all the way to the final. TIE Pilot statistically is the 8th most successful figure whilst Luke X-Wing is currently 18th on the list.

Luke has always reached this stage but 5 times out of the previous 7 has failed at the second round. Boba Fett (2014), Luke SKywalker (2016), Hoth Stormie (2017), Biker Scout (2018) and Hoth Stormie (2020). In fairness to him, all of them were extremely tough matches. However, in 2015 and 2019 he reached the quarter finals. 2015 he had eliminated Princess Leia and Hammerhead in the group stages, before recording comfortable wins over Lando Calrissian and R2D2 in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. He was looking a good bet when he ran into Hoth Stormie who beat him by 8 votes. The same figures time and time again appear to be his downfall. In 2019 he had to settle for runners up spot in his group where ERG beat him by five votes, he was drawn against R2 Sensorscope who he beat 39-32, he was gaining momentum as another droid fell to his saber in the third round, downing the Power Droid 45-23, he was drawn Yoda this time in the quarters and it was a close ding dong with Yoda eventually pipping him 34-32. There's definitely a quarter final or better in him this year but this is a tough opponent.

TIE Pilot, renowned for his smell has only failed once not to reach the knockout stages, and that was just last year when he finished third in his group behind R5D4 and Greedo. But, when he gets to the second round, he has always won that head to head. Jawa (2014), ERG (2015), Luke Hoth (2016), Yoda (2017), 4-LOM (2018) and Han Bespin (2019), and there is some strong pedigree amongst those figures he has beaten at this stage. Yes in 2015 and 2019 he fell at the third round and 2014 and 2016 at the quarter finals. But in 2017 and 2018 he reached the semi finals, one win away from the prize match, in 2017 he was unfortunate to draw Princess Leia Organa after the passing of Carrie Fisher, could have easily been his year, then in 2018, having beaten Fett in the quarters he fell to the Hoth Stormie.

Both these figures have so much potential, this is a great match up.

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Re: Forum Figure of the Year 2021 - 2nd Rd - Match 16

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I like the floppy-haired fringe iteration of Luke but the TFP just takes it for me. As an imperial I never realised he was so short though :lol:
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Tough choice - unexpectedly I went for the TIE pilot, because he is a cool figure :)
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This one is so tough...TFP by a neck... :lol:
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TIE for me on this occasion.
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Must admit I was expecting this to be far closer but the TIE Pilot demolishes Luke X-Wing's challenge to progress to the next round in this final second round match up.


QUALIFIERS
Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear)
R2-D2 with Sensorscope
Sand People (Tusken Raider)
Ben 'Obi-Wan' Kenobi / Princess Leia Organa (Bespin Gown)
Biker Scout
Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues)
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight)
Jawa
Yoda
R2-D2
Power Droid
Princess Leia Organa (Boushh Disguise)
Bossk
Han Solo (Hoth Outfit)
Lando Calrissian (Skiff Disguise)
Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot
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