In the world of toys and collectibles, one might think that
just about everything has been done. And, you might be right
if you've been watching everything that's been hitting the
store shelves recently. But, we've still managed to make a
list of toys that we'd like to see. Some haven't been made
because of legal reasons (see Dracula below), and others just
haven't been made because the fans haven't screamed for it
loud enough. Check out our list.
1. Hanna Barbera's Cartoon Oldies - We'd like to see
a collection, in the same vein as the current Simpson's line,
starring Quick Draw McGraw, Yogi Bear, Wally Gator, and a
couple others. Maybe Jinx the Cat and Top Cat. They could
probably do at least two or three lines before going into
the sidekicks and lesser know characters.
2. Bela Lugosi's Dracula - Yes, we know that Exclusive
Premier put out of a figure of him, but we're talking about
a figure in the Universal Studio's series. Everything else
they've done has been excellent, but any true collector wants
Bela to fill out the series. The only problem is that is his
estate has the rights to his likeness, meaning Universal Studios
can't get the rights to make the figure without a legal battle.
What a shame..
3. Final Fantasy VI - With probably the greatest cast
of any Final Fantasy, we wonder why anybody has snatched this
one up. RPG fanboys would scoop up as many of these figures
that would hit the shelves. We just ask that whoever does
them sticks to Amano's character illustrations.
4. Anne Rice's Vampires - This is another case where
there are a large cast of characters and a devoted fan base.
So, why no figures?
5. Marilyn Manson - McFarland Toys has done everyone
from Ozzy Ozbourne to Janis Joplin (why?), why not do the
Alice Cooper of our generation?
6. Phantasy Star Online - I'll say this much - Even
if the Dreamcast may be going under, they still have one of
the coolest RPGs out. The character designs are great and
a full set of figures would compliment this.
7. Angel - Yeah, David Boreanaz had a figure from
when he was with Buffy, but we figured his series earned a
toy line of their own. Maybe the first series should include
Wesley, Cordelia, Gunn and David Nesbitt.
8. Mystery Science Theatre 3000 - Devoted fans of
the now-defunct series would love to have these goofs around.
The only problem is that they probably could only musted up
one series, but maybe they'd do both Joel and Mike along with
9. Chrono Cross - Over 40 characters, great visuals,
excellent character design, storied past history... No figures?
What a shame.
10. Blair Witch - Why not? It's probably the only
thing they didn't try to do when they released the first movie.
Maybe, even give the figures talking action, so we can hear
Heather's shrill annoying voice.