It’s time for the fourth annual This is Madness Star Wars Character Tournament! Once again, from the official Star Wars website, fill out your voting bracket and compete for prizes! Hasbro, SMS Audio, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, and Diamond Select Toys offer prizes for the top five brackets, enter by March 14th at 9:59 A.M. PST for your chance. Each day afterwards, voting will be done on another match-up.
With the addition of characters from Episode VII, the contest has become even more tense. Gone are the years when unknown (or little-liked) characters like Wicket, Hondo Ohnaka, or Bossk are eliminated in the first round of voting by favorites like perennial semi-finalist Boba Fett or Chewbacca. Now, newcomers Finn, Rey, Poe Dameron, Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, and General Hux have their first chance at the big prize. In the past three years, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Darth Vader have all won, with Darth Vader being a finalist every year. Will he take the spot once more? Will Boba Fett finally have his day after losing to Vader three years running? Or will a newcomer sweep it?
In the first round of the light side match-ups, new hero Finn goes up against first-year champ Yoda, and new heroes Rey and Ezra Bridger face off in preparation for a match against either classic heroine Leia or newcomer pilot Poe Dameron. On the Dark side, powerhouse Vader goes against Fifth Brother from Star Wars Rebels, Kylo Ren toes up against armored bounty hunter Jango Fett, and the winner of that match has the chance to face Captain Phasma (or Count Dooku). The final new dark side entry, General Hux, is up against Boba Fett, who has only ever lost to Darth Vader, and only ever in the final match to decide the dark side contender in the final.
Voting beings on March 14th! Help your favorite character win it all, and perhaps snag cool prizes in the meantime! Thanks for reading, be sure to come back next week for more fun fan information!