I started a thread here on AFI a few days back asking for folks ten most wanted characters in Hasbro’s new Marvel Universe toyline. There’s been a similar thread going on over at Fwoosh, too.
Part of the fun of collecting is the guessing and hoping what characters might be coming down the pipe. Hasbro has already shown in the first few waves that they’re willing to go fairly deep into the Marvel Universe with characters such as the Hand Ninja or Union Jack. Who knows what else they’ve got up their sleeves. Could The Spot or The Impossible Man be possibilities? I wouldn’t rule them out! Actually, The Impossible Man would make me really happy.
So, I thought I’d bring my Marvel’s Most Wanted to the blogosphere to share and garner your comments.
1. Cable – either current or first appearance look
2. Apocalypse – one of my favorite Marvel Villains. Really I want both regular and AoA versions!
3. Nighthawk – always dug him back in the old Defenders days.
4. Man-Thing. Awesome looking muck monster.
5. Planet Hulk – Gladiator Hulk….’nuff said!
6. Nova – current is fine, but I’d really dig his classic look. I think Nova #1 was my first "First Issue" I ever bought. I think.
7. Doctor Strange – a mainstay of the MU. I’m sure we’ll see him sooner than later…
8. Captain Marvel (Mar-vell…Jim Starlin’s run defined cosmic comics)
9. High Evolutionary – (I don’t think he’s ever had a figure before, cool design)
10. BUG!! from Micronauts. He almost became a Marvel Legends figure a few years back under Toy Biz, but now is his chance to be 3-3/4" like he always should be! Back in the late 1970′s I kept hoping Mego would’ve made Bug in their Micronauts line…but, alas, no. Perhaps Hasbro can make it happen.
BUT, after posting my list the other day I realized I needed to add an 11th pick….a very important one for me (which I’m rather embarrassed I forgot about): STEGRON the Dinosaur Man!
See, my very first comic book was Marvel Team-Up #20 featuring Spidey, Black Panther and Stegron. We’ve already got Spidey and the Panther…so I need Stegron!
I was a typical dinosaur-crazed nine-year old boy when MTU20 came out in 1974. I remember wanting this comic mostly because it had a "cool dinosaur guy", but it launched me headlong into my love of comic books.
I’ll be back in a couple days with another 10 Most Wanted for DC Infinite Heroes! Stay Tuned!