you know, i've had this idea for some time that legends should do boxed sets based on some of the popular artist renditions of some of their characters/eras. like for example, a jim lee x-men set, a mark bagley spidey set, a gary frank hulk/pantheon set, a rob liefeld x-character set, a mcfarlane spidey set, a ron frenz thor set, a simonson argard set... and the idea is, you use the boxed sets to release figs that don't/won't get released as singles.
for example, in the simonson asgard set, you do the warriors three, kurse, odin and a twilight sword pack in that co-incides w/ the regular series simonson-era surtur BAF... that way, you cross the look over to a more mainstream product and potentially cross sell both product lines. in the frank hulk/pantheon set, we have a fantastic frank hulk from the hulk classics line, re-release that as part of the core legends releases, then the box has achilles, agamemnon, ajax and the u-foes. in the bagley box, we include a bagley spidey, cardiac, alistair smythe, mary jane, calypso, morbius, and maybe shriek (but bagely did great chicks, so yes, i'd want it chick heavy). the mcf spidey set we get the first spidey that's engineered to put his knees up by his head, venom, the lizard, kraven, paladin, silver sable. the liefeld x-characters we do the kane weapon x, grizzly, gw bridge, zero, forearm, wildside. jim lee x-men set, we do charles in hoverchair, rogue, jubilee, psylocke, magneto, fabien cortez, and madelyne prior. in the frenz thor set, we do most of the new warriors (night thrasher, speedball, marvel boy, and rage, firestar and nova are worth mainstream releases) and the earth force (the mainstream line could totally do a set in that... set.)
you get the idea here...
but i think the key to boxes is not only highlighting the artist, but tying the box into the concurrent mainstream legends release, so look for a key accessory or dio piece that could expand on the main line.