For me, it's not about property so much as format.
All of my dream toylines would be in 3 3/4" scale; small, collectible, and poseable. I love this scale since it's a space-saver, allows for a LOT of diversity, is usually pretty affordable, and is small enough for some decent sized vehicles, playsets, or homemade dioramas. Those are the rules; here's my list:
- Star Trek
- Art Asylum has great sculptors but c'mon, 7" figures? Who's got that kind of space after you do the crews from each series? Get with the program! And give me Bridge Playsets, dangit!
- DC Comics
- DC Direct has a superb line of 6" figures, but I'm looking for Super Powers 2
, with a line as diverse and easily available as DCD's line. But with VEHICLES and PLAYSETS!
- The only reason I DON'T collect this line is scale. I love these guys but again, little space.
- Space: 1999
- I had some of these toys as a kid and watched the show religiously. I'd buy these by the gift set if someone offered them in 3 3/4" scale. Gimme a big honkin' Eagle Transporter, too, while you're at it.
- Marvel Comics
- Take most of the figures from the Legends and Spidey Classics lines, scale 'em down, take out some of that nasty looking articulation, and I'll buy a ton to go with my DC figures.
- Indiana Jones
- While 21st Century acquiring this license would be the obvious way to go here, they're a wee bit big for 3 3/4" scale. Still, all that wonderful 1:18 scale WWII stuph shouldn't go to waste.
- The X-Files
- Yeah, McFarlane did movie figures, but there was also a TV series that was never capitalized on, a few years worth as I recall. Cancer Man, the Lone Gunman, and the rest really need to be immortalized in plastic.
- American Idol
- Why a toy manufacturer hasn't jumped on this hot TV property is beyond me. Put out a 3-pack of judges with an electronic base that includes phrases from "I think you could do better" to "That is the worst sound
I have ever heard bar none."
- You know, Friends
. Joey, Monica, Chandler, Rachel, Ross, and Phoebe? Maybe Richard and Ursula? Ross' ex-wife and Ban would be fun.
- The best part of this line is that the figures don't really have to do anything to stay authentic to the show. Jerry's apartment is a must-have playset, and maybe the Soup Nazi's kitchen.
There are probably dozens of properties out there I'd be totally into. Gimme a TV Land assortment including Adam West's Batman
, George Reeves' Superman
, and Gilligan's Island
. I'm an Abbott & Costello fan, as well as a Universal Monsters afficionado.
Just give it to me in that beloved 3 3/4" scale.