I’m already on that train, preordered that a short while after we talked about those other collected editions.
YES! That would be my complete Batman McFarlane collection if we got this wave. Main players of his rogues gallery, the Batfamily. I don’t think I’d be collecting more Bat related figures if this wish list came about, because it would feel complete
Actually if they were done in the Masters of the Universe style, a lot would buy them. I know many MOTU fans want Warlord (remco/Motu style) redone in that same style with added articulation (like Mattel’s doing with MOTU Origins).
Of course, those are hard to come by on-card, much less loose, in good condition and complete with their accessories, so as a fellow Mike Grell and Warlord aficionado, I too would like to see a Warlord-themed line (or series in an apropos line, should a full-blown Warlord line be out of the question).
raises an imaginary Warlord sword and says “For Skartaris, and for toy geeks everywhere!”
I still want some DCW related action figures, especially now that most of that universe no longer exists and likely won’t exists in the future. A Brandon Routh Kingdom Come one would likely sell really well as would a version of Tyler Hoechlin in the classic Fleischer suit. But besides those two, we never really got any of some of the others except I believe there were a few Funkos and there was that Multiversal Flash - which I had hoped would lead to more characters from the DCW.
I also would like to see from other live action, stuff that isn’t obvious, like something from Doom Patrol or even a Swamp Thing, as just too random examples.
The McFarlane Action Figure subreddit could fill a number of these threads. I pass along several comments which were repeated a number of times:
Stop with the faux scarcity crap - if something is popular, reissue it. Even if you reissue it as a repaint with slight variations.
Do away with the crappy boxes; and it’s corollary - design better boxes, if you serious want people to collect them, and their further corollaries: have consistent box art, and have consistent trading card art. Pick a lane, use comic book art, OR take images of the toys.
As far as specific figures, Zatanna was a popular name drop. More female characters generally were referenced. Animal Man; some Vertigo characters.
They had an entire thread on whether you save the boxes. About 20 plus people replied. Only one or two said they were box collectors and even one of those, IIRC, admitted that the MTS boxes were essentially bland and uninteresting. Many commented that they were too large, and many commented that they took up a lot of space.
The most common response was that they went straight to the recycle bin.
Those that do save boxes said they tended to do it when it would add value to the figure (which the opinion of this subreddit was that this was rare for MTS figures, even with what they also often term the “fake scarcity” creation) or because they had such a small collection that saving the boxes was no “BD” - most people said they were glad not to have to store them or were thrilled to have freed up the space when they got rid of them.
I personally only have about ten, but I can see if I ever got to around 20 or more that I would likely get rid of them and I’m only keeping because some of these I am reselling spare figures or because I currently do have the space. I only see a genuine benefit in keeping statute and figurine boxes. But I have over 50-60 figures, many loose, and most not MTS.
I must admit that I’ve been pretty impress with the amount of different characters that Mcfarlane has made throughout DC. I’m thankful for someone to actually be making many of these different characters. That being said I would still love to see a Wildstorm wave with the other WildC.A.T.s and a Grifter with his trenchcoat. Maybe have Maul as the Build A Figure. Other than that, I think my list is still pretty similar.
Azrael, Jean-Paul Valley in his classic Sword of Azrael suit
Red Hood: Outlaw
Cassandra Cain as Orphan
Let me know what you think about if these would be good figures.