Below are the nominees for SWPAS’s first Licensee Of The Year. A couple were suggested by readers; the rest were added by me. What I’m aiming to do is honor the licensee that acknowledges prequel fans exist and does a good job spreading the love across the saga.
Over the past couple of years, Gentle Giant has improved its offerings of prequel-themed collectibles, including 2010’s spectacular “Holiday” Padmé mini bust and this year’s holiday mini bust set with Jar Jar and Wald. Hasbro has consistently offered figures, vehicles, play sets, and other collectibles from all six films and Clone Wars. Lego has also consistently produced sets representing all of the movies and Clone Wars. Her Universe offered great new stuff around the time TPM 3D came out, including jewelry. Sideshow produced a number of collectibles aimed at the discriminating prequel fan. WeLoveFine, a relatively new licensee, did a great line of limited edition tees to promote TPM 3D.
Voting is open one week, then I’ll announce the winner!