I can certainly see the points you make, and I certainly can't say that it's a "bad" figure (I wouldn't have a troop of them if I though so). I just read your posts, and it's as if you're touting your opinion as "fact". You're even saying that this is all "black and white" when it's really not, since we're discussing opinions here. Hopefully I can clear some of this up. The figures chosen have to have been released some time at retail during the year (in this case, 2012). For example, I did not vote on MP-10, since the figure came out last year. I did not vote for the Hasbro version because I don't have that version, and mainly because my choice (MP Lambor) was the better figure in my opinion. Release date is dependent on actual release date and first sighting, not simply when I am able to actually own the figure. For instance, if a figure comes out during 2012, but I can only buy it sometime in 2013, I wouldn't count it in my choices. As far as Kre-O, it's an official Hasbro product. Each Staff member is free to pick their choice of which figure they think is "best" for them. If it happens to be the same figure, then that's what it'll be. Typically, while there are some runaway favorites, there's enough variety to make for an interesting read one way or another. I hope that answers some questions.