Tuesday, April 03, 2012

10 of a Kind: Missing DC Characters in Mego's "World's Greatest Superheroes" Toys!

I'm sure I'm not the first, and I won't be the last... but here's my votes for the top 10 missing DC Characters from Mego's "World's Greatest Superheroes" Toys!

1. Lex Luthor
This one is kind of a no-brainer, really. Superman was, after all, one of the first wave of characters, and the only villain made for him in the 8" line was Mr. Mxyzptlk? Really? Fortunately, Mattel came through with their retro action figure line last year.

2. Green Lantern
Another no-brainer... why did they make Green Arrow, and not Green Lantern -- who at least had his own solo title for years and years, plus even had his cartoon segments on Aquaman?

3. The Flash
Yeah, Flash was definitely missing, wasn't he? By including him, there would've been only three of the 1970s JLAers missing from the line. Now, the Atom doesn't really work in the 8" line, but he could've been included with the Flash as some kind of small unjoined plastic figure (like a green army man), maybe designed so that he could sit on the Flash's shoulder.

4. Hawkman
Yes, I know, Hawkman would've been a pain for Mego to produce with those wings... unless they cheated and basically did a wing cape of some kind, which would've been awful. I'm not sure how they could've avoided plastic wings, unless they made cloth wings with wire in them for poseability's sake.

5. Black Canary
Black Canary is the last of the JLAers from the early 1970s that I felt was really missing. Heck, they could've used the Invisible Girl figure and just put different clothes on her!

6. Sinestro
Another hole that Mattel filled in -- because if we add GL to the line, we have to have a villain for him to fight, right?

7. Captain Cold
I could've gone with either Captain Cold or Captain Boomerang for the Flash villain, and I decided to go with Captain Cold, so sue me!

8. The Cheetah
Just because Wonder Woman needs someone to fight, right?

9. Despero
Because you need a powerful villain your assembled JLA could fight!

10. Black Manta
Thought I was going to forget we needed an Aquaman villain, didn't you?

Of course, if these had been part of the line, we would've needed to find other DC characters to gripe that were left out... like Gorilla Grodd, Captain Boomerang, Clayface, Two-Face, and so forth!

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