A 2013 Wish List of Some Deserving Ladies
New York Toy Fair 2013 is almost upon us. February 10th-13th is just a few short weeks away and we will eagerly get a glimpse of what the toy industry will producing in the coming year. Each year there is a lot of speculation, false hopes, and rumors leading up to the show. It's always fun to imagine all the various toy companies reading our minds by displaying our dream prototypes in their perfectly-painted splendor... only to be followed by months of holding our breaths hoping they actually make it to production. (There's nothing quite like a hobby so inundated by first-world problems!) Join in the game and post your own wishes below! - By the way, yesterday marked the 1-year anniversary of this website. It's been a lot of fun documenting and sharing this hobby. Here's to many more years! Thanks for all the feedback (and traffic).. tell all your friends! :)
Mattel has done an amazing job with this line. We already have so many characters that were nothing but a pipe dream ten years ago. I think this year we are likely to see one of these two characters finally implemented into the line: Scorpia & Glimmer.
Glimmer & Scorpia
New Adventures Teela & Sorceress
As potential re-decos of existing figures, perhaps we will someday see versions of New Adventures Teela and Sorceress.
Mattel's 1960's Batman Series
This line probably has me the most excited, only because it is very very likely that we will see one or both of the token females from this series. Those characters would be Yvonne Craig as Batgirl and Julie Newmar as Catwoman.
Batgirl & Catwoman
This one is far-fetched. We know the Voltron line is floundering, but Mattel still has the rights to the property so it's not impossible. So here goes... iffff Mattel was to create a Vehicle Voltron series, it would be amazing to get a Ginger (Air Team), Cinda (Land Team), and Lisa (Sea Team). I know we're more likely to see a Haggar the Witch than any of these pilots, but that's why it's called a Wish list.
Ginger, Cinda, & Lisa
Mattel Superman Lines
If Mattel follows the same pattern as we saw with the Batman film, we are likely to see a Superman Legacy-type line at retail. These sub-lines tend to include a few token females. While I know a Supergirl repaint is the most likely figure we'll see, I am hoping for a Kristin Wells Superwoman. Hey, we got a Silver Age Catwoman last year, so I don't think this one is out of reach.
Superwoman (Kristin Wells)
DC Collectibles / Mattel DC Lines
There are quite a few deserving DC ladies this year. The New 52 relaunch has brought new characters to the forefront and given new life to a few classic ladies.
Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld
This 80's classic fits seamlessly into the New52, who would have guessed? She's never been merchandised but is totally deserving.
This relatively new re-vamp of the classic character has been holding her own in the New52. The DC Direct action figure of her from the 52 Series doesn't really represent the direction the character has taken since her solo adventures began in Detective Comics. She's in major need of a new figure.
Her mysterious presence in Justice League Dark is a fantastic re-imagining of her classic 70s-80s incarnation. I have always wanted a classic Black Orchid, but I now I would be just as happy with this modern version.
While this character has not really had a presence in the New52 yet, the newest mantle of Cassandra Cain (former Batgirl) has been well-received by most of her fanbase. Plus she was recently immortalized in a Heroclix figure and an Eaglemoss Chess piece, so I have to assume she will be re-emerging soon.
Hasbro's Iron Man 3 Lines
With all the hundreds of Iron Man variations we're bound to see this year (again), I think it would be amazing if we could get a Rescue figure. For Iron Man 2, we saw a Pepper Potts as Rescue figure in the Superhero Squad line, so at least the character is on Hasbro's radar.
Hasbro's Marvel Legends & Universe Lines
There are many many heroes I would love to see included into one or both of these lines. The awesome thing is that the recent Marvel waves have included a lot of surprising females.
I love the classic green costume. I thing she is deserving of both Legends and Universe treatment.
This clone of Peter Parker has been a constant presence in the the Ultimate Spider-Man comics through all its evolutions. She is currently Miles' new mentor (by orders of Captain America). She's going to be around a while. Plus her costume is awesome.
Some other Wishes
I want more superhero Squinkies! I resisted them forever but now I'm hooked.
I want more Imaginext heroes. Hawkgirl! Batgirl!
I want the Superhero Squad Hepzibah finally released (Wolverine Movie packs!)
So that wraps up my wish list for this year. Who do you want to see? Post your comments below and I will add character pictures to the bottom of the post.
MOTUC WANTS (from Fans)
Shokoti & Veena (King Grayskull's Wife)
Marlena (New Adventures)
Interesting. This would give us a new NA figure and a white Captain Glenn body
DC UNIVERSE WANTS - MATTEL (From Fans)
Sadly impossible since no completely newly-tooled figures are in the budget.
DST STAR TREK WANTS (From Fans)
Captain Janeway (Select & Minimate Style) & Dr Beverly Crusher (Minimates)
Also, maybe we will finally see a planned release of Nurse Chapel and Janice Rand
GIJOE: RETALIATION WANTS (From Fans)
More Variations of Lady Jaye and Jinx
DST ADDAMS FAMILY WANTS (Fan Speculation)
Mortica & Wednesday Addams
This line would be amazing! There was a DST Q&A where they agreed they would love to do this.
MATTEL'S WWE WANTS (From Fans)
Trish, Sable, Lita
JAKKS IMPACT WRESTLING WANTS (from Fans)
ODB, Brooke, and Dixie
THE HOBBIT WANTS (From Fans)
Unfortunately they unveiled a ton of new figures at London ToyFair and no Galadriel, but we have two more movies worth of figures so I'm sure we will see her.
JAKKS MORTAL KOMBAT WANTS (From Fans)
Yeah, it's a little crazy that we actually haven't seen a prototype yet.
JEM & THE HOLOGRAM WANTS (From ShesFantastic)
All of them
I guess I'm a little let-down that there was a big announcement way back about the Jem line coming back full force, but all we've seen is extremely pricey collector's dolls (series 2 just unveiled FYI). I had unlikely hopes for fully-sculpted action figures a'la all the POP figures we've been getting from Mattel. Oh well.