It's that time again folks where I list the Top 10 characters I want to see made into action figure form.
This week I'm listing my top 10 choices of Iron Man villains that I want to see made that haven't been yet, but really should.
Here we go......
10). Firebrand (Classic):
Firebrand's a pretty-cool looking IM villain, and just going by his classic design, seems to be a pretty easy make, by reusing and repainting previous popular molds. I don't know, maybe they can use the Blizzard figure and go from there.
Here's a custom I've posted as a reference for them:
How has the guy who basically responsible for starting the whole Civil War franchise not been made yet? Seriously? Now sure, they could've used any poor shuck villain to do the deed, but they picked Nitro. So why not honor the bastard who killed so many....and the original Captain Marvel when he gave him cancer, and give him his own figure already.
Again, here's a couple examples on how it's done:
8). Spymaster (Classic):
Classic version please.
Okay, they made a minimate figure, but still....
7). The Unicorn:
6). Graviton (Classic):
Hell yeah Graviton! He's a classic villain who's made his name mainly fighting the Avengers, but he has fought Iron Man plenty, especially during the early West Coast Avenger years, Give this guy his own figure already!
Shit, even his animated look would be a solid choice.
5). The Controller (Classic):
Now here's a guy who's definitely made his rounds fighting most every superhero in the MU, but started out primarily as an Iron Man villain. I'd love to see him made as a real figure.
And shit, based off some of these customs, they can always repaint the ML Thanos BAF or ML Select Thanos,,,
4). The Melter (Classic):
Okay so Mr. Bruno Horgan (yes, that's his actual name) is pretty much a loser villain on par with a Whirlwind, Boomerang or a Blizzard, but it's also part of his charm right? No, okay then.
Well if nothing else, I dig his classic silver age look, and think it'd make a pretty solid addition on my toy shelf, as seen by this custom figure:
On a related note, how funny is this custom hero-clix figure of the Melter doing what he was probably put on this Earth to do; terrorize ice cream trucks.
3). Count Nefaria (Classic):
Here's another classic Marvel villain who's battled a veritable who' who of MU heroes, but started out as an Iron Man villain, particularly one that was the head of the MU version of the mafia and the father of one of Tony's former girlfriends', Madame Masque,
I want to see him made in his classic, iconic look, 'cause no other look will do.
These customs sure got the right idea....
2). Ultimo (BAF):
1). Iron Man 2020:
Now there was an Iron Man 2020 figure made in the smaller 3 inch Marvel Universe line, but not in the main Marvel Legends line.
Why I don't know, but there needs to be. Big time! So do it Hasbro!
-The Ghost (Classic/Animated):
Sure we did get a Ghost figure, but not the one we should've got. Instead we got the Thunderbolts' version, which worked out to the extent that we got the new ML Jack O' Lantern figure, but I'd have much preferred the original, classic version instead. Maybe that look got passed over because it was too bland-looking.
Hell the Iron Man Adventures version looks like a nice compromise on a more modern take.
More-so a protagonist than an out an out villain, but the recent creation of the Detroit Steel character does give us a pretty solid option that screams action figure as loudly as the patriotic red, white, and blue colors he so proudly wears.
-The Living Laser:
So I was all set to go into a mini-tirade about why it's so criminal we haven't had a figure of ol' LL, despite the unreleased Living Laser figure we almost got back in the old Iron Man animated series line.
but then Hasbro recently announced that they are releasing a Living Laser figure after all....he's just not the one I want.
It's his most recent, modern look, and it's fucking ugly.
Anyhoo, Hopefully one day soon, I hope Hasbro finally gets around to making a figure of both his classic look here:
and his initial laser form look here:
- Whiplash (Classic)
We got this classic IM baddie in the animated IM series line, but still no Whiplash appearance in the ML line.
That needs to be remedied quickly.
And hell, I'll even go for the more modern look as seen here:
And here's a nice custom figure of the modern version to show Hasbro how its done:
- Dreadknight (Classic)
So those are my choices for Iron Man villain figures. What's yours?