Hasbro has seen the wisdom of Marvel figure compatibility. In addition to Marvel Universe, we’ve been given 3 ¾” scale lines for Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and there’s more on the way. In the past few years, we’ve seen lots of Iron Men, Spider-Men, Wolverines, and tons of other characters. Given the vastness of the Marvel Universe, there’s still plenty to go. Here’s a list of the top 25 figures we’d still like to see, not necessarily in order.
Rogue - She's at the top of the list for X-Men they still haven't touched. We've seen her in the movies, we've seen her in cartoons, we've seen her in video games, let's see her in plastic! They’ve got a good new female buck, and a serious lack of female figures. Let’s put the new buck to good use!
Mysterio - You've gotta love fishbowl head. With the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man movie (and impending toy line), it's likely that the current 3 ¾” is about to take a hiatus, if not disappear all together. Whether this guy ends up in a "comic series" for Amazing Spider-Man, or in the Marvel Universe main line, he needs a figure!
Scorpion (classic) – Yes, the Spider-Man line gave us a Scorpion, but it was the Ultimate version. Nice enough figure, but I wasn't satisfied with that. Were you? Really, you’ve gotta have the ol’ Mac Gargan version, the one that makes futile attempts at simple bank robberies.
Hellfire Club Soldier - The Hellfire Club is classic, and this is just an awesome looking trooper. I'd go so far as to say that he's the Cobra Trooper of the Marvel Universe. Pack in a couple of different weapons, and how can you not buy at least a couple of these baddies?
Kingpin - He's quite nimble for such a big guy. He’s also a great character, and can harass your multiple Spideys or Daredevils. Maybe if you team them all up, they can take him down.
Beetle - Yea, there's a good number of Spider-Man villains in this list, but let's face it, Spidey has given us some great bad guys throughout the years. Besides, I love me a flyin' Spidey bad guy. Classic Abner Jenkins version, please.
Jack O' Lantern - Apparently I really like Spider-Man villains, what can I say? A costume like his would look laughable in reality, but great in 3 ¾” scale. And really, there's no excuse not to pack in a pumpkin bomb or two. Bonus points if you pack in his pogo platform.
Sandman - Look, I already told you, Spider-Man is a treasure trove for Marvel villains. For as famous as Flint Marko is, I'm surprised we haven't seen him yet. Brown pants and a striped shirt, is that so much to ask? While we’re at it, let’s have an interchangeable sand-weapon arm or two.
Sebastian Shaw - The Hellfire Club made for some great villains, and this guy is the sometimes-disputed-but-not-dethroned Black King. Classic old tyme version please, not Kevin Bacon.
Baron Zemo - Could have been a great comic series Cap figure, but that doesn't seem to be an option at this point. Releasing him in the regular Marvel Universe line would be, as Mitt Romney says, "just fine."
Deathlok – Deathlok the Demolisher. He's been around since the mid-70s, and still (in my opinion) has never really been done justice in figure form. All around cyborg goodness, and carrier of great looking weapons. Hear that Hasbro? Don't skimp on the weapons!
Selene - Speaking of black costumed characters, where's the Black Queen? If she's good enough to help lead the Hellfire Club, then I think she's good enough to make a figure of.
Old Man Logan - If you have not read this book… go get it now. What, you don't want another Wolverine? Ok, I get that we've seen plenty of them at this point, especially with the Wolverine:XO line, but we haven't seen one even close to this.
Spiral – Another trend in this list. The Marvel line needs more females, especially ones with six arms. Mojo's favorite personal servant, executioner and spy. Who can't use one of those?
Not quite sure how the articulation would pan out on this guy, but if done right, he would look amazing.
So those are our picks. What do you think? Who have we named that you would leave off? Who did we leave off that you can’t live without? What do you think the chances are that Hasbro will ever read this; much less give it any serious consideration? Comment now and let us know!
Photos courtesy of Marvel.com and Wikipedia.