Even though our Requests article isn’t on a regular basis this year, we still want to dust it off now and again to give the companines ideas for figures fans might like to see. Normally, I don’t bring up DC Universe Classics because Matty’s doing a decent job. But after Toy Fair, an idea came to me that I wanted to share.
In 2010, IAT featured 33 candidates from across the toy spectrum – the return for cancelled lines, key figures missing from current lineups, properties in need of toys, characters that have never been featured in toy form, etc. Then, we asked you to vote. Here’s your choice for IAT’s 2010 Most Requested Figure
3 voting is over! With nearly 900 votes in, the last four finalists have been selected. Yeah, four. We ended up with a tie for 3rd place in Round 3! Vigo, Rescue, Blonde Bikini Teela, & the Crime Syndicate are ready to join the others in the final round. Come in and vote for IAT’s 2010 Most Requested Figure!
We’re a little late, but it’s finally time to select the last group of semi-finalists for IAT’s 2010 Most Requested figure! For the last few months, we’ve featured an eclectic batch of requests and now it’s come time to separate the winners from the losers. Cast your vote in Round 3 before it’s too late
As a general rule, we don’t include many MOTU characters in this column because Mattel promises us the complete roster. That means we’d just be asking to move them up on the schedule. But there’s a movment out there for a MOTU character likely not on Mattel’s roll call… “Blonde Bikini” Teela.
I’ve come to a realization with my recent purchases of Star Wars: Vintage Collection figures: I love that line. With superb articulation and great sculpts this may be the best toy line on the market today. But my Star Wars shelves will never be complete without Spaceballs figures.
Something unexpected happened to me a couple months ago. AMC released their first trailer for The Walking Dead and I was blown away. Just two episodes into this new series, one thing is very clear to me. Some company needs to start making toys of these characters right now.
I was reading through this awful issue of Justice League of America at the comic shop last week. I don’t normally bother with the book, I stay away from that writer these days, but this issue featured the Crime Syndicate, so I braved it. I’d also like to spend some money on Crime Syndicate toys too.
We’re a little behind on our Requests for this third round and we’ve had a few requests where none of the IAT staffwriters were proficient on the subject matter. Today’s request, Dark Tower, is one of those requests. So, we turned to reader Dayraven for the in’s and out’s .
With all these movie Iron Man figures running around, plus the few from the Marvel Universe line, I think it’s about time for Tony’s right-hand woman to get her own toy. No, I’m not asking for a personal assistant figure, but I would like to see a figure of Pepper Potts in her Rescue Armor
I don’t really have a Transformers budget, but I try to keep an eye on the franchise. I was hooked as a kid and there are certain characters I just have to buy when they get a new version, a redeco, or a reissue. But an e-mail from reader Jason L. reminded of one favorite character that I’ve never had as a toy: Kup.
For this most requested, I wanted to focus on one of the most prolific science fiction TV shows to not air in the late 70’s – early 80’s. But that hasn’t stopped the throngs of fans from meeting every year at conventions and swap merchandise. But the one thing missing from all their collections are official Galaxy Quest action figures.
With our Round 2 finalists chosen, it’s time to kick off Round 3. Who will lead off our final dozen? I’ll give you a hint: He was poisoned, stabbed, shot, hung, stretched, disembowled, drawn and quartered. His last words were “Death is but a door. Time is but a window. I’ll be back.” So where the heck is Vigo the Carpathian?
Another round of Most Requested is over. The selected reader requests were placed in a head-to-head vote and with nearly 2000 votes cast, the finalists going on to December have been decided. Which requests fell on deaf ears? Which requests will join our Round One winners? It’s time to find out.
It’s come time again to whittle down our mid-year requests and send them to December as semi-finalists! We’ve got a strange batch of candidates this round including a disqualification and the surprising return a Round One Runner-Up! Voting will be open for two weeks, but don’t wait! Come in and cast your vote today!
Since I’m running rampant in Noisy’s absence, I thought I’d take it upon myself to pick another obscurely cultish pick for this week’s Most Requested. This suggestion, courtesy of reader dwaltrip, may not be the most remembered classic TV show, but that doesn’t mean The Prisoner should be forgotten.
I’ve been working on updating the checklists all week and as such I think I’ve become “the Living Checklist”. If there were contests to see how many figures in a line you could name, I’d win. But with this knowledge, came a realization. Marvel Universe has gotten very deep into the roster and it’s still the Fantastic Three.
This week’s Most Requested has been hijacked by me yet again. It was kind of a spur of the moment decision based entirely on current internet trends and another selfish request to see a toy made that I want specifically. So this week I’m nominating the Old Spice Guy, Isaiah Mustafa.
DC Direct has announced their newest line, based on the hit biweekly Brightest Day with a look at the first eight figures on the schedule. Here at IAT, we’re always interested in our DC toys from another mother, but this announcement includes a special figure: Our 2009 Most Requested Winner: Mera!
Today’s nominee comes to us via e-mail from reader JasonS. Jason wrote in to tell us about the quick sellout of Lobo and what he wants it to mean for the future of JLU. In short, he’s ready to pick up more oversized characters via MattyCollector. And he knows who he wants first: Kalibak.
Today’s nominee comes to us via our forums from Tekwych. We’d gotten into the habit the last few weeks of nominating entire lines and wanted to get to some characters that are missing from current lines. Tek responded with a nod to one of DC Comics coolest teams: The Freedom Fighters!