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Old 07-16-21, 06:02 PM
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I wonder if an Ant-Man as Giant Man like in Captain America: Civil War would ever happen, maybe at the Sentinel height of 26". Have it come with Spider-Man (and discreet places all over his body where a "web" can be pegged in for swinging), the Wasp (in microsize, to scale), an airplane boarding jetway or part of an airplane that can "crack" under his weight, and a water truck gas truck. And some orange slices.
I don't think people will pay 300 to 400 for that, though. Even for something else that makes sense, like the Watcher or Living Tribunal or whatever, I have a hard time seeing people being excited like they are for this or the Sentinel. Maybe some kind of iconic vehicle like the Fantasticar, the Quinjet, or the Blackbird or something (or the ThanosCoptor)
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Yeah, people only really have so much room for toys, so if they're going to buy a three foot tall action figure, it's going to be an A-lister like Galactus, and not someone like the Living Tribunal or Watcher. Even Sentinels would be C-listers if they weren't associated with the X-Men. But they can make a Sentinel because people can diorama battle scenes and stuff like that.

Actually, I don't think the Watcher is that big, and they could probably make one that's about 18" tall and still be in scale with the rest of the Legends line.

They might be able to make a big Mephisto or Fin-Fang-Foom since they would be more visually interesting than other options.
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I feel that a Giant Man wouldn’t be so far fetched if Galactus gets funded quickly. Marvel has previously done giant sized toys of Galactus and the Sentinel and it seems that HasbroLab wants to super size them. Besides Giant Man I can see them doing a Celestial, Fing Fang Foom, Frost Giant, Uatu, Living Tribunal and Eternity.

For Giant Man, Hasbro can include a Skrull head version from Secret Invasion, a Bill Foster head for Goliath and maybe include a version of Cassie Lang as Stature. Smaller figures for Ant-Man, Wasp, and Yellowjacket can be included with the funding going over the threshold

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i backed the Sentinel and Galactus is my favorite villain from my favorite series so i caved and backed it. 4 Haslabs in two years, this is getting to be an expensive hobby lol
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Woot has the Red Son Superman action figure from McFarlane Toys for $10 shipped if you have Amazon Prime. Good deal if you like that Elseworlds.

https://sellout.woot.com/offers/supe...-action-figure
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Woot has the Red Son Superman action figure from McFarlane Toys for $10 shipped if you have Amazon Prime. Good deal if you like that Elseworlds.

https://sellout.woot.com/offers/supe...-action-figure
Walmart also has a ton of figures on sale for their collector con, full list here:
https://www.walmart.com/browse/actio...earch_sort=100

includes a variety of Snyderverse Mcfarlane, some Marvel Legends, retro Duke and Cobra Commander, etc.

Like they have that redone Mandarin Spawn for 7 bucks.
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WWE and Mattel are doing a cool line of Hollywood figures. Only problem is that they are Walmart exclusives and they already sold in seconds out of Roddy Piper in his They Live persona/character . Looking forward to the Andre Bigfoot figure



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Topps has come to an agreement with Mego and they will be selling exclusive action figures every week, starting this week. Topps.com has until August 23rd exclusive Shazam and Black Adam action figures for $19.99 each.

https://www.topps.com/mego?__cf_chl_...zNAhCjcnBszQyl
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Richard Nixon action figure?
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I loved Megos as a kid back in the day. Though I think part of the scheme was how cheaply they were made - I was a careful kid and even then I had to keep buying Spider-Man and Robin, over and over. Something would always break.

Topps has to diversify now that it has been announced they are losing the MLB license for the first time in over a half-century. Topps will be out of the baseball card business by 2023.
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Some current mego figures look good these days. Others heads look too big. Like the ones above.
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I’m still disappointed that they haven’t been able to get the Marvel license to do Megos as I would love to get a Hulk and Thing figures. I’m guessing that their contract with Hasbro prohibits them from doing this
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I know they are what they are, and some people probably are nostalgic for them, but Mego figures have never been that appealing to me.
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I know they are what they are, and some people probably are nostalgic for them, but Mego figures have never been that appealing to me.
Same here.

I always found them to be ugly and tacky-looking. As youngster, I didn't like them because of the large size and soft goods, which made them look like dolls, unlike the little 3 3/4" Star Wars action figures. And we all knew that dolls were for girls!

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I know they are what they are, and some people probably are nostalgic for them, but Mego figures have never been that appealing to me.
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Same here.

I always found them to be ugly and tacky-looking. As youngster, I didn't like them because of the large size and soft goods because it made them look like dolls, unlike the little 3 3/4" Star Wars action figures. And we all knew that dolls were for girls!
I grew up in the 80ís, when the whole Mego line had died. My comic book toys came from Kenner (Super Powers), Mattel(Secret Wars) and Remco (Warlord, Arak, Hercules, Sgt Rock). While DC had a great variety and the company top characters on their toy lines, Marvel didnít. Kids like me didnít have access to Marvel characters like Hulk, Thor, Colossus, Silver Surfer, TheThing, Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Juggernaut, Green Goblin, Kingpin, etc until Toy Biz got the Marvel license in 1990. The entire 80s decade went on without a Hulk figure with the exception of Bendies that looked horrible. Thatís why to me, the Mego figure of Hulk looked like a million bucks, since I had nothing else to play with
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Old 08-20-21, 11:32 PM
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At least your Mego Hulk was probably at the right scale for the Mattel Secret Wars action figures.

Most of the major toylines from that time period were tied into syndicated cartoon series -- Masters of the Universe, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Thundercats, Jace and the Wheeled Warriors, Silverhawks, etc. -- and Marvel and DC didn't have anything like that going for them, just the comic books. Everyone was probably lucky to get what they did.
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At least your Mego Hulk was probably at the right scale for the Mattel Secret Wars action figures.

Most of the major toylines from that time period were tied into syndicated cartoon series -- Masters of the Universe, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Thundercats, Jace and the Wheeled Warriors, Silverhawks, etc. -- and Marvel and DC didn't have anything like that going for them, just the comic books. Everyone was probably lucky to get what they did.
The Super Powers for DC was incredibly popular. DC was still running a retitled Super Friends show at the time and the action figures designed by Jose Garcia Lopez and Jack Kirby looked amazing. To this day, I still donít understand why DC hasnít produced a similar line of figures for kids to play with.




The Secret Wars figures were good for the time and the line was ok, but it was pretty clear that they didnít want to do any figure bigger than the mold they were using for all of them. Basically, the body is the same for everyone but the faces change for each character.





Funny thing is that Hasbro has actually released a recent line of figures mimicking the Secret Wars one and they finally released a Hulk




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Super Powers weíre awesome. Secret Wars was cool but too small of a line.

DC has made some kids lines that have gone all out but other than the Timmverse stuff most of their cartoons are relatively short lived and you really need longevity to get to those deeper cuts. Like recently the Justice League Action cartoon had some decent kids toys (with entries like Blue Beetle and Firestorm) but Cartoon Network all but killed that show.

Now the DC license is split with Mcfarlane going after the collectibles market and Spin Masters going after the kids toys and they seem to be broadening out into more than just Batman (finally)
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Spin Masters has done a decent job in getting these DC toys to kids. The detail isn’t that great but the price point and character selection has been good.
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The DC Super Powers toy line also had a special edition Clark Kent and Cyborg you could order from the Sears Roebuck catalog.



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The Super Powers for DC was incredibly popular. DC was still running a retitled Super Friends show at the time and the action figures designed by Jose Garcia Lopez and Jack Kirby looked amazing. To this day, I still donít understand why DC hasnít produced a similar line of figures for kids to play with.


That's a pretty impressive line-up of characters for the 80s. They've got a lot like Dr. Fate, Firestorm, Martian Manhunter, and Green Arrow that never filtered into the greater pop culture at the time. (And a few, I'm ashamed to admit, I can't identify off-hand!)

Looking back, it's kind of surprising that Marvel and DC had these huge IP farms, but at height of thirty-minute toy commercials, never developed a Avengers or Justice League series to sell toys on the GI Joe/Transformers model where they would have a core group of characters, but do individual episodes that focused on minor characters. (Of course they might have been able to do something like that if the rights to the characters were sold off individually, like how that old Fantastic Four cartoon couldn't use the Human Torch.)

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The DC Super Powers toy line also had a special edition Clark Kent and Cyborg you could order from the Sears Roebuck catalog.

That actually changed. Cyborg became available at retail stores as part of the last wave and itís the hardest US figure to find. Clark Kent became available as a mail away figure. Kent was supposed to be released at retail stores on the 4th wave but Kenner canceled the line.
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That's a pretty impressive line-up of characters for the 80s. They've got a lot like Dr. Fate, Firestorm, Martian Manhunter, and Green Arrow that never filtered into the greater pop culture at the time. (And a few, I'm ashamed to admit, I can't identify off-hand!)

Looking back, it's kind of surprising that Marvel and DC had these huge IP farms, but at height of thirty-minute toy commercials, never developed a Avengers or Justice League series to sell toys on the GI Joe/Transformers model where they would have a core group of characters, but do individual episodes that focused on minor characters. (Of course they might have been able to do something like that if the rights to the characters were sold off individually, like how that old Fantastic Four cartoon couldn't use the Human Torch.)
That last wave of figures was a mix of Kirbyís Fourth World Superheroes, unknown villains (Cyclotron & Tyr), SuperFriends regulars Samurari, Mr Freeze and Cyborg and 2 characters that had animated series but werenít associated with the Super Friends (Plastic Man & Shazam). It was cool for kids like me who wanted new characters but by the time they came out the Super Friends show was cancelled.

DC had a decent pretense with the different versions of the Super Friends cartoon and then the Ruby Spears Superman but for some reason they truly didnít have new cartoons throughout the decade. Instead they were cheap and relied on Filmation and Super Power reruns to sell their product, also at a time when the company wanted to get rid of the stigma that their books were only for kids. The push after Crisis to sell the product to adults made their reach for kids an afterthought until the Batman Animated Series hit the airwaves.

On the other hand, Marvel Productions was extremely successful producing cartoons for other companies and toy lines besides Marvel characters. They did Spider-Man, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, Hulk and X-Men: Pryde of the X-men but because of studio meddling and concerns about violence, these series were failures. Characters werenít allowed to strike each other so it made fight between heroes and villains extremely boring. The stuff that made comics great wasnít allowed to be done in their animation counterparts. Even by the time the X-Men and Spider-Man series hit Fox, they were told to tone down the violence.
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As a kid and DC nerd, having Cyborg and Firestorm in the show was awesome but having all those Fourth World figures come out (and a Legion villain!) was nothing short of amazing. Even that crappy version of Orion.

similarly, when Mattel first did DC Classics I thought they did a stellar job with variety. That first wave was Penguin, Batman, Red Tornado, Orion and Etrigan with a build a figure metamorpho.
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