2012 was a great year for Toys so I thought I would put together a list of 10 of my favorite toys (in no particular order) to come out this year. This isn’t meant to be some all encompassing list of the best of the year or anything, just some of my personal favorites. Let’s take a look at them.
Fisto is done exactly as a vintage remake figure should be; he comes with stuff to make him look like the vintage figure or the 2000’s version of the character. All of his cool accessories coupled with the great sculpt made Fisto an early standout in the MOTUC line this year.
What can I say about Bog-Nar that I haven’t already said many times? Warlords of Wor is one of my favorite new lines to come out this year. On top of the incredible idea of a 5.5 scale line that can be mixed and matched with magnetic pieces Bog-Nar looks cool as hell to boot. Check out the WoW Website for upcoming figures in this awesome line.
Spy Monkey Creations blasted their own line of figures onto the scene this year with incredible results. The sweet nostalgic aesthetic makes these guys really stand out on the shelf, and the fact that they use the Glyos peg system means that all of their parts can be built in even greater creations. SMC is hard at work making new colors of the WoM figures so be sure to keep tabs on their website for details.
Callgrim is one of the baddest of dudes so you would think coating him in candy colors and the sweet smell of strawberries would be weird, but in reality it is one of the greatest things in the world. The killer paint deco and scent of berry makes this Grim stand head and shoulders above the crowd in terms of coolness. Keep an eye on the Callgrim Blog for future release details.
Seeing as these guys are all mostly the same minus their weapons I am giving them one spot. The combo of highly mobile articulation and (for the first time) true cartoon looks makes these the best TMNT figures to come out in years. Never have Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael looked so good or been able to get into such great poses. Now if we could just see another wave or hundred of these figures we would be sitting pretty.
The Armorvor burst onto the scene this year and threw the Glyos world into a tizzy with super quick sell outs and crazy high secondary prices. Things have calmed down due to higher production numbers now, but the Armorvor is still kicking ass and taking names in the Glyos world. Matt even managed to surprise those of us that had bought the resin prototypes of the figure by adding a second armored/Stannic head to the base figure. Onell Design has drops every other month or so over on the blog.
I didn’t want to flood this list with MOTUC figures so I let Draego and CGM share a spot. Both of these figures are perfect examples of new characters being added to the MOTU roster and being done right. The 30th sub line was a pretty big let down for the most part, but these two shinning examples of amazing figures saved the whole thing in my eyes. 2 out of 6 isn’t bad.
Boris Savic creator of Banimon debuted these plucky little guys just a few months ago, but with 5 different color ways being released so far and the Glyos compatibility these dudes have jumped right to the top of the list of sweet lines I’ll be watching like a hawk in 2013.
Sure he is just a guy in a suit, butConstantineis one of my favorite comics characters of all time and with Hellblazer getting the axe John fans needed something to hold onto this year and Mattel delivered a great figure of the Magus with the cigarettes that sits proudly at the front of my shelf.
There have been several other MU Punisher figures, but all of them had some kind of problem. This version of Frank however nails his look perfectly and even comes with a small arsenal of weapons. Being a big fan of The Punisher I was glad to see a figure of him that I actually wanted to buy because it looked cool and not just because it was The Punisher.
So there you have it some of my favorite toys of 2012. So many great toys came out this year that narrowing the list down to 10 was seriously hard to do. Thanks for reading ad I’ll see you all next year.