StreamSets Data Collector decided to mark the day by using information gathered from Twitter to discover which Star Wars characters were the most popular. StreamSet looked for references to heroes and villains from the series from 250,000 tweets over 12 days. The character at the top? Darth Vader. That’s not too surprising. Vader (or Anakin Skywalker before he became more machine than man) is one of the most iconic villains of all time, his redemption is a high point of the series, and he has appeared as a major character in six of the seven films (with the seventh and latest, The Force Awakens, still making plenty of references to him). You can check out the full list of most popular Star Wars characters, followed by how many times they were mentioned in tweets, below.
One of the most popular Star Wars characters, action figures remained in constant production since the release of the first movie. So you can choose from a wide assortment of models to add to your collection, including an original 1978 version with small or big head, Han Solo in a Stormtrooper disguise, and Han Solo in carbonite.
They also found out which character is (unsurprisingly) the most successful overall:
What we all want to know, of course, is which character is worth the most? On that, the privately held Lucasfilm is coy. “Darth Vader is one of the most popular Star Wars characters across most product categories,” a Lucasfilm spokes-Wookiee says. “Your instincts are correct.”
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