Ah yes, Marvel VS Capcom. A series so well received and in demand that Marvel VS Capcom 2 finally returned to consoles this year as a downloadable game and with some refinements added. The 1st Capcom fighter to debut the fight between Street Fighter and Marvel characters was the popular X-Men VS Street Fighter, followed up by Marvel VS Street Fighter. Then came a bigger roster in Marvel VS Capcom, and everything culminated in it’s popular sequel, well everything except for toys that is…
So the Discussion of the Week this time around revolves around Marvel VS Capcom toys. Hasbro is no stranger to Street Fighter figures, they made Street Fighter G.I. Joe figures more than a decade ago. Hasbro currently has the license to make 3-3/4″ Marvel figures so…..
Let’s say Hasbro decided to make 3-3/4″ Street Fighter figures, only this time, NOT as part of the G.I. Joe line. Possibly similar in styling to the popular Marvel Universe figures. Add in other Capcom characters such as those from Darkstalkers, Mega Man, Strider, and others who made in appearance in Marvel VS Capcom 2 and you have an absolutely HUGE roster and a 3-3/4″ line full of potential. For the most part, the Marvel figures(pre-existing characters) can be a mix of repaints and new tooling, while the bulk of new sculpts would go to Capcom characters.
Maybe Gigantic Battles sets with the fan-favorite Sentinel design from Marvel VS Capcom 2, or Blackheart, the upgraded Mega Man, Jin Saotome’s Blodia, et al, the possibilities are vast! This line could be used to fill in gaps for missing Marvel characters in the Marvel Universe line, while at the same time, FINALLY giving us figures based on this awesome series. Sure Toy Biz made a few years back, but they are dated. So do you think this is an idea that Hasbro should pursue? Is a 3-3/4″ Marvel VS Capcom 2 toyline a great idea? DISCUSS!