Lots of big news on the action figure front, as even more waves are rolling out, especially during next year when we'll see a Guardians of the Galaxy waves (with Darkhawk no less) featuring most of the original cast (in time for the movie) as well as a 2nd X-Men wave that finally gives us the Jim Lee-era Cyclops, Polaris, and Dazzler, albeit the Disco version.
Still, I'm more than amped even though my wallet's sure as hell not.
So with that in mind, here's my dream list for one of my favorite childhood teams, the West Coast Avengers.
Say what you want, but it was a brilliant idea to have two teams of Avengers to read about. Or to see who switched over to which team.
Well in the spirit of that, here's my pitch for two waves' worth of WCA Marvel Legends figures....
-West Coast Avengers Wave 1:
1). Classic US Agent
Yes he already has a figure, but he needs an update to a much more accurate bulkier body. So do it Hasbro!!!!
2). Classic Wonder Man
Like US Agent, Wonder Man technically already has a classic look figure, and has an upcoming recent looking figure about to be released soon. Still I want an updated classic-looking Wonder Man to come with glasses, an alternative head with slick back hair and one with curls.
3). Red Jumpsuit Hank Pym
Sure it's not one his better-looking outfits, but its is very much an appropriate look for that era.
I'm sure the sculptors can do something to make it pop.
4). Classic Tigra
We were rumored to get an a better Tigra figure than we initially got in the upcoming 3rd Captain America wave, but not yet. We definitely need a much-improved Tigra figure that looks hot as fuck. Definitely could use an alt head and hands too.
5). Classic Mockingbird
I know, I know, we just got a Mockingbird figure finally. And I'm pleased about that, but it's the more modern look, not classic Mockingbird. Let's see a classic Mockingbird figure ok Hasbro?
6). GA Human Torch
Here's a character that has yet to have his very own figure anywhere, the golden age Human Torch. Time to resolve this strange and criminal error, and give him one.
This would be a first for this guy too, and the the team's first major villain.
Hey, why not Ultron? The closest Ultron's got to having a figure of his classic look is the really good, but poorly articulated Marvel Select figure. Let's see a nice BAF Ultron in his classic look.
-West Coast Avengers Wave 2:
1). The Living Lighting
Here's a very much unloved WCA member with no figure of his very own. Let's rectify that.
Hell throw in a Lighting form version too while you're at it Hasbro.
Could look a lot like this.....
2). The Hangman
Here's a pretty cool villain who's never had his own figure, and if you buy him, could help you start building your very own villainous Night Shift team.
3). Gypsy Moth
And here's another member of said Night Shift, Gypsy Moth.
So that'd be two members in the same wave. Can't beat that deal.
4). Classic Quicksilver
I think we're about due for a new, updated classic Quicksilver figure, and now that that new Namor figure's just come out, they can re-use the new head, just repaint the hair white.
Here's another member without a single figure, and while her time with the team was too brief, she's still deserving of a figure regardless.
6). Brother(S) Grimm
Ultron created this "War Toy" as yet another weapon against the Avengers. This would be her first figure ever if made.
BAF: Clint Barton Goliath
I choose to go with this one because hey, it's a classic look for Clint, and he did use it again in late 90's in a guest spot in AWC. Plus you'd be getting this classic Avengers figure out of the way.