Wasn't sure where to put it, but thought I'd make a thread where folks to pop in with all their wants and desires regarding The Corps!
For me: Army Builders! I need a generic bad/good guy to buy lots of, like Star Wars' Stormtrooper or GI Joe's Cobra soldier. Better articulation! WTF is up with Reaper, Dozer, Recoil and even Buckshot? At least make 'em equal to Rucker and the rest... Different enemies: Return of The Marauders? Someone to battle in/on the seas? I like variety. A CHECKLIST! As a collector, it's hard to see what has come out for a given wave or year. A guide of some kind would be nice. Some kind of news app: What's coming out? What is Lanard working on? Is there a release schedule? Inquiring minds!
I would love a 4 inch deluxe / collector figure line. One that had multiple head or build a figures. Think of a figure that was a like a call of duty heavy, or a mech similar to what they have already but more articulated and better details . these figures might cost some where from 2 to $6.
Zombies, New Ninjas i feel the new design team could do alot beter job then they did in the past, post apocalypse like acid rain, extreme sports figures like snow boarding etc. Universal neck and arm parts so we can do swaps
One thing Im really concerned with is how are these new figures going to fit in with the current batch of figures? Will they be taller? Same height? shorter? I want them to still look like they are part of the same line.
Will their parts be interchangeable with past figures? (barring the new hip articulation but will things like forearms, upper arms, lower legs allow for mix and matching new characters etc ala lines like Masters of the Universe)
Seeing characters of various colors would be awesome. I know the original line had a few of Asian and African decent. Even an cool-looking Indian! And if the newer guys AREN'T the same scale as Rain, Plague, etc., I'm going to be very disappointed!
Think about the line of wretling figures wwe has that are create a superstar. Universal shoulder and head swapable parts. So your grunt could have a gas mask head, a helmet like a pilot, a baklava, etc then so soft good options so the same body can pull triple duty. I would love a bio hazard style jump suit figure. With mask. You would think with the curse having nano virus they would need a clean up crew. The the swapable head could be a zombie figure
First and foremost, I just want the basics. Would love updated articulation (obviously the scale would fit the universe much like Snakebite and Puma did). Uniform parts would be great too for customization. They are using old and new body molds. Bringing back older head sculpts (Marauders) on ball joints would be awesome too.
On a side note, I love the story line with the webcomics. I wish we'd bring back guys like Decoder and Mirage. I really loved their sculpts (especially Decoder). Maybe they could be defectors just like Shadow. We really need more bad guys.
If Lanard just updated their articulation on all points, it would be a customizers dream due to their price points.
I echo AWCramer about vehicle exclusive decos. Especially if you combine it with a headswap or a generic masked/helmeted head to create new characters or troopers. You can Frankenjoe together a driver and most people are happy with that because the big tooling investment is the vehicle itself, not the driver, and it gives one more character for the fiction.
I also echo the various comments about diversity. We have right now a strong international cast (American, Japanese, Australian, German Russian, Mexican) for the heroes, but some different skin tones would be very welcome.
Another aspect I would like to get to eventually is environmental specific characters: Jungle, Arctic, Desert, etc. We have a frogman already (check the avatar, natch) but I would like to see some of the other classic environments addressed.
I'd like to see them work some of their older weapons back into rotation. Stuff that's recognizable as real-world weapons, such as their takes on the M4, M16, MP5, and UMP45, etc. I don't mind the more futuristic weapons they're using right now, but a mix of the two would give some welcome variety!