« on: March 28, 2008, 12:36 PM »
I think between TB and Hasbro, we've gotten most of big name characters in fairly good versions. However, if you follow Hasbro logic for Star Wars, they should be releasing versions of the big guns every year or at least every other year. We see a Vader, Luke, Leia, Chewie, Yoda, etc. pretty much every year and to my shock and awe, these seem to sell every single year. Kids coming into the franchise want the big name players, so regardless of what has been available in the past, I think there's room for remakes or even rereleases of some of the bigger name characters, especially if that helps gets more waves out per year and brings news/excitement to the line.
As a collector, I only grab the Avengers and am pretty happy with these releases to date:
Giant Man BAF - Awesome
Wasp - two solid versions plus a mini from the Goliath pack
Hulk - decent enough
S1 or Face off Cap - Good enough
Iron Man - Between FA, Series 1, 90's, and current versions, there are more than enough Iron Man figs. I'd love to an upgraded 80's version (remake of S1), but otherwise he's good
Thor - could of good versions between the TB and Hasbro lines
Other figs that are good enough as they are:
Quicksilver - good, but wish I could find the green suit variant
Scarlet Witch - okay, but not my favorite sculpt
Ant-Man (full size and mini)
Vision (Phasing and regular)
Modern Wonder Man (see below)
Spiderwoman (Both versions)
Young Avengers Box Set Figs
Figs that I think they either need to make or redo:
Black Widow - both of these versions are horrible. Body is okay, but redo the head
Wonder Man First Appearance and/or Red overcoat - can't believe they haven't made one or the other yet.
Black Knight - Sorry, but the latest Hasbro version is awful. Would love to see a better 80's version and or his grunge look when he work the avengers bomber and held a laser sword
Quasar (Male Version)
Tigra - coming out in wave 4, but not sure if she's any good
Remaining Young Avengers - I have customs of Stature and Kate (Hawkeye), but would be great to release these for others. Can't believe they made Iron Lad instead of Stature! And what about Speed?
Avengers chicks in general seem to get the shaft. Where are all of these figures?
Again, I've got customs of 3 of the 5, but would be nice to see these in wide release.