Ho ho ho, everybody! Steven here with some figures I'd like to see in 2013 and beyond! Most of these are pipe dreams, but I thought I'd take the time to share with everyone what I would like to see.
10. S.H. MonsterArts Blue-Eyes White/Ultimate/Shining Dragon(s)
Just recently, Bluefin took some interest in this big beastie, and this guy is interested! Blue-Eyes is my favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! monster, and I love all of his forms. An awesome Burst Stream of Destruction/White Lightning effects part for Standard Blue-Eyes, Ultimate Burst/Neutron Blast for Ultimate, and Shining Burst/Shining Neutron Blast for the Shining dragon, along with appropriate flight stands, and maybe a card. In all seriousness, I would more than likely buy three normal dragons because only one would look awkward by itself... and who wouldn't?
9. D-Arts Mario
Talk about this guy came up at NYCC earlier this year, and Bluefin corrected a fan on twitter saying he won't be getting an S.H. Figuarts! Since then, I've been really wanting this guy in the line. Fire Flower and Fire Ball effect part with a coin and Koopa shell? Sign me up! Yoshi, too, please!
8. Ultra-Act Ultraman Saga
Though I may not be a major Ultra fan, I do love this design. I'd preorder the minute it goes up!
7. S.H. Figuarts White Ranger
With the inevitable Green Ranger, Tommy's other half from MMPR should be made. Coupled with Saba, the two Rangers would battle each other forever!
6. S.H. MonsterArts Clover(field)
I think this monster has an interesting design, and Cloverfield is a favorite movie of mine. J.J. Abrams found inspiration in Godzilla, and I think that he would be more than willing to jump at the chance to get Clover in the same figure line as Godzilla.
And I want it. That's good enough of a reason.
Top 5 now, folks! Here's where a bit more effort is put into the choices!
5. D-Arts Samus (Metroid Prime)
Four to eight different arm cannon sculpts, endless amounts of beam effects, including Power, Wave, Ice, and Plasma, with multiple choices for a Morph Ball sculpt, coupled with easiness for two legitimate repaints alongside additional arm cannon repaints, and it could be distributed by Bluefin. Sure, the Figma is great, but Tamashii Nations could blow this figure out of the water with all of the different options for Samus.
4. Super Robot Chogokin Dragonzord
The Megazord was released not too long ago, and the figure is great. The Dragonzord would be a fantastic figure, no doubt, and could battle the Megazord all day. Plus, with the upcoming Green Ranger that might get released (who am I fooling, he's getting released), he will need his zord!
3. D-Arts Venusaur
IwantitIwantitIwantitIwantitIwantitIwantitIwantitIwantitIwantit. Bulbasaur was my first true starter, and Venusaur is one of my favorite Pokemon of all time. Plus, Venusaur is the fully evolved form of the first Pokemon in the National Dex. That's pretty awesome. SolarBeam effect part along with some vines? Ohhhh baby. Venusaur was shown off, so let's get 'em made!
2. S.H. MonsterArts Gamera (1999)
Though other articulated Gamera figures exist, I feel that an in-scale Gamera figure to combat the S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla would be a fantastic addition to the line. Fire ball, flame hand, and fire jets effect parts coupled with interchangeable arms to depict a flying mode would make this a perfect release! I can only dream...
1. S.H. MonsterArts Biollante
Ever since I was given the Trendmasters toy as a present, and had no clue who she was until then, I have been in love with this beastie for years. Sure, my interest in Godzilla has gone up and down, but this monster has always interested me. For collectors like myself, being interested in highly detailed renditions of their favorite characters along with being able to pose them how I want, there is no Biollante on the market that fits my needs. The X-Plus one is fantastic, though it costs way too much for me and I don't have the room for it.
Extra vines and sap spray for extras, or an effects pack including those and the Rose Form? Awesome!
All in all, this is ***THE*** figure that I am looking forward to getting a release. I understand that Biollante has been shown, but knowing Tamashii Nations, she might not get made. I just want to reinforce I'd buy this figure if they made it, and I'd love to see it released!
Other releases I would like to see include more Monster Hunter monsters, Revoltech or S.H. MonsterArts, Showa Godzilla monsters, including Titanosaurus, King Ghidorah, Hedorah, and more, along with Millennium monsters, like Orga, Godzilla 2000, and Anguirus, and of COURSE more video game characters. These 10, though, have me the most excited for coming in the future!... if they do see a release, of course!