In a recent blog I started out talking about my hopes for the show and then channeled that into what I thought would work for a toy line. But what I think would work is not necessarily what I want. So lets get deep into that here my actual wants. This what I hope to see.
1. I want Cartoon Network to make the effort to broadcast this show more than once a week. While they are building up a stable of episodes, I want to see them run episodes of the previous Teen Titans Go show to help build the audience for new product.
2. I want the show itself to expand the cast beyond the 5 main heroes to include all the heroes who had major roles in the old show. The main cast was always:
But other characters appeared frequently as well.
eventually joined forces to become a 2nd branch of Teen Titans.
also was a frequent guest. I’d like to see all of them in the new show.
During both the prior run of Teen Titans Go and the opening year of the Young Justice show, certain characters were unavailable, tied up with usage rights issues.
fall into this category and I would like to see them added to the cast.
Also, I’d like to see the Super Family represented on the series by both
I’ve really enjoyed seeing
Static and the
Super Friends characters
in Young Justice. I would not mind seeing them make guest appearances in the new show. They still have not given them code names, but
Asami “Sam” Koizumi
would be cool to see.
Finally, if they decide to use the YJ version of Aqualad, I hope they follow the YJ model and include the first Aqualad by naming him Tempest.
In this scale I want to see figures of every character mentioned above. Every one.
2. DC Superfriends.
The new splash picture for this line includes Cyborg along with Superman, Batman, Flash, Green Lantern and Aquaman. I see no reason why we could not add ALL the male teen sidekicks of these heroes and male heroes from Teen Titans Go to these product lines. I’m talking about Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Superboy and Beast Boy.
3. Boys Action.
A. My favorite scale is 5 inch figures. Total Justice (which became JLA) is still one of my favorite lines. In case the mentors show up, we need to make the teen heroes in scale to a 5 inch adult hero. The old Total Justice/JLA line included Robin and later Superboy, so I think it can be done.
B. Robin must be in the first wave of single figures. I do not want to wait until wave 2 or 3 or have to buy a multi-pack to get the main character of the show.
C. For any character that does NOT have a classic accessory for their standard look, I’d like to see Beast Boy as some animal form included as the accessory.
Finally, I want the lines above to be presented at a price point I and others are willing to pay. This was a major sticking point for Young Justice and I expect it will be one for any DC line going forward.
The big void from Young Justice was that there was no licensing beyond the toys from Mattel that I could find. No key rings. No bobble heads. No school supplies. I have Justice League pencils. Total Justice got a coloring book. The closest thing we got was some finger surfboards from McDonalds. I’d like to see the licensing machine take off.
1. School Supplies.
Folders, pencils, erasers, coloring books.
2. Party supplies.
Paper plates, napkins, party hats, paper cups, wrapping paper, gift bags.
3. Households goods.
Sheet sets, comforters, toothbrushes, vitamins, band-aids.
Key rings. Stress relief balls. Pez dispensers.