Welcome to a new limited run article series, I’m calling “Figures Wanted” where I’ll take a nostalgic look at some personal favorite films, video games, TV shows, and cartoon series that are sorely in need of new collectibles (in my opinion). This is a feature I’ve mulled over for some time. So long, in fact, that some brands that would have made the list at the beginning of 2019, are now in line for collectibles of their own. Some of these brands will, of course, have had toys and collectibles released in the past. While others, sadly, have yet to have any meaningful collectibles released. With revivals of classic brands still the running theme in entertainment, it’s sometimes disappointing to see which brands are passed over, or whose licensing rights are either too expensive, or too problematic to tackle.
In each update, I’ll talk a bit about the license itself, the story, and the characters. I’ll list core characters or concepts that would translate best into the collectible world, and then which (if any) companies would best be suited to handle the licenses. These opinions, of course, are my own, and I welcome our readers to share what they would like to see from each of these brands or who they’d like to see take them on.
In my first entry, I’ll be talking about my personal most wanted line of figures; the Double Dragon video game series.