In the past, I’ve asked “What’s your #MyMosquitor?” Unfortunately, the phrasing was awkward, the term was a bit too specific, and the concept was tricky to explain, so it never really worked.
So here’s my next attempt – what action figures would you like to see made that would allow you to say, “Now I can die in peace” – or, NICDIP?
The idea occurred to me after remarking to NoisyDvL5 of ItsAllTrue.net that the Star Wars Black 6″ A New HopeÂ Han Solo was one of my “now I can die in peace” figures. It’s also one that, for a very long time, I didn’t think would ever get made. (S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla 1962 is another one, or would have been if I wasn’t sure now that, if it even gets made, it’s going to be barely 4″ tall.)
In addition to Han and Boba, I’ve already gotten some other NICDIP figures. For me, the Mirage Ninja Turtles, brown costume Wolverine,Â Masterpiece GrimlockÂ andÂ Hero AshÂ are all great examples.Â
Here are a few more of mine, off the top of my head:
- 6″ decently-articulatedÂ Mystery Science Theater 3000 figures
- A well-articulated Â 6″Â John McClane fromÂ Die Hard
- A well-articulated 6″ Terminator
- A well-articulated Â 6″Â Conan the Barbarian
- Every monster fromÂ The Monster SquadÂ inÂ 6″ scale
- 6″-scale, comic-based Hellboy figures with no soft goods (i.e., a fabric trenchcoat)
- A 6″-scale comic-based Batman in black and gray, with black trunks and a pouch belt, and fully articulated with double-jointed elbows, double-jointed knees, ball ankles and hinged toes to allow for the perfect “gargoyle crouch.”
I asked Rob Bricken, formerly of Topless Robot and currently of Io9, what his NICDIP figures were:
Masters of the Universe figures based on the Horsemen’s original Millennium designs, in 6″ scale and in an actual scale with each other, so some of them would tower over others, with Classics articluation. I want Zodac as a grey-skinned alien. I want a Darkseid-like Skeletor. I want a Moss Man who was like a crazy swamp thing. I would also to like them to re-use NO PIECES WHATSOVER; all new sculpts everywhere. And in a perfect world I’d like them to all have their original action features, too.
I asked people for their NICDIP figures on Twitter; you can read the responses here. So how about you? What are your NICDIP action figures (and other toys)?
S. H. Monsterarts-style Tiamat
Palisades Toys Sesame Street figures
More M.A.S.K. figures from the G.I. Joe line (with vehicles)
S.H. Figuarts Gatchaman figures
A Marvel Legends-style Toxic Avenger
Kamen Rider Meteor
With the S.H.Figuarts Mighty Morphin Power Rangers almost finished and the TMNT classics movie figures happening. My NICDIP list is almost complete.
The only thing that a boy is left to dream about are Hot Toys 1990 Movie Ninja Turtles.
I lied. One more figure. MOTUC Dragstor. That's a huge one for me.
Now that I've got an MOTUC Modulok coming, mine is simple: I JUST WANT THAT NECA TMNT SHREDDER…
Hey, I’m new here but I’ve been reading your stuff for a while Poe, big fan of yours!!
-A dream of mine would DEFINITELY be a fully articulated 6 inch Naruto Shippuden line (Toynami can’t get their head out of their asses) I would seriously collect it since I’ve bought almost every line and everything Naruto related(just got a job so I’m saving up for that RAH Naruto)
-An Uncharted 2 toy line along with The Last of Us Joel and Ellie
-A fully articulated Beat from Jet Set Radio Future, A fully articulated Bango and Kazooie, a Resident Evil 4 Leon, as well as Juliet Sparkle from Lollipop Chainsaw
-A comic based Nightwing line (pre or new 52, I don’t care, but I’m just tired of anything Batman. Seriously.) as well as an Play Arts Kai Arkham City Nightwing
Yea I have a LOT on my list, so I’m gonna be alive for a while lol
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-a TMNT Classics 2003 Turtles Collection (just the 4 or the whole thing, I don’t care I just want them!!)
-MOTUC 200x He Man and Skeletor, I grew up watching them and even hunted the originals down, I never had any of those stupid variants when I was 10 and only wanting those
> Hot toys Clint eastwood from the 'Man with No name" Movies
> 6 Inch Chris Reeve Superman ( thanks to Hot toys, i have the 12 inch Reeve i always wanted ! )
> 6 Inch Clint eastwood from the 'Man with No name Movies"
> a good 6 inch Phantom ( ghost who walks ) with Devil and Hero ( hell, throw in a dio with the scull cave.. A-la Castle grayskull )
> a good 6 inch Tarzan, Jane and Korak ( with tantor n a few apes thrown in )
> a Hot Toys Arnie Commando Figure ( heck, i'm ok even if Neca does it in 6 inch scale )
> That Custom elephant we saw at Power Con .. WOW !!
> Movie He-Man and Skelly Figs in 6 inch
thankfully, Neca did the comic turtles.. gr8 stuff !
it doesn't look like i'm gonna die in peace.. 🙂
Some of my grails have already been or are (likely) in the process of being made: DST deluxe Spike from BtVS, ToyBiz' Gandalf the Grey from LotR (though none of the figures was quite perfect, though close), MP 10 Optimus Prime, and 6" Darth Vader from the Black Series (this guy's a lock at some point).
Ones I'm still wanting (6" scale and modern ML style articulation):
-plain clothes Wolverine from the films
-4th Doctor from Doctor Who
-10th Doctor from Doctor Who
-the Doctor (Star Trek Voyager)
-the Robot (Lost on Space classic)
-super articulated Gandalf the White
-Al Bundy with "Nudie Bar" playset
Not 6" scale:
Perceptor, Powerglide, and Tracks from the Transformers Masterpiece line
I badly want giant, super articulated figures of the monsters from The Inhumanoids sculpted by the four horsemen. BADLY!
My NICDIP figures;
*12 inch John Carter movie figure(Preferably by Hot Toys)
*MOTUC style Toxic Crusaders
*Monkey Island figures
The lineup of the 1987 Masters of the Universe film in MOTUC, with all required likenesses. Including the three costume variations of He-Man & the two variants of Skeletor. And Karg! And Lubic! Pigboy!
Also, Prime/Fall of Cybertron voyagers of the other 4 Dinobots.
In ten years 3D printing will be a thing. You’ll have everything you want and more. You’ll even be able to tweak it so that it’s *exactly* what you want!
-Masterpiece versions of the other 4 Dinobots.
-Mastpiece Shockwave(that changes into a laser gun.)
– 6″ Mirage TMNT from later appearances(like how they looked from #4 on)
-6″ Admiral Ackbar
My NICDIP figures are quite simple and hopefully I can eventually get them soon:
– SHFiguarts Monkey D. Luffy NEW WORLD
– a 6" batman figure that can actually do the gargoyle crouch stance
– a 6" highly articulated with tons of equipment ML Style Ninja Snake Eyes
– a Transformers Voyager scale Masterpiece Optimus Prime – I'm not to fond of the huge Masterpiece Prime
– 6" highly articulated/great sculpt figures of Classic Superman, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Conan figures (haven't seen anything that pleases me)
Die in peace?!?! I'm gonna live forever , b*******!!!
-"Boushh" Leia in the 6" Black Series with interchangeable helmet-head and Carrie Fisher portrait
-Diamond Select Jean Grey in her '90 duds (since the ML version–which I have yet to actually find–has a rather glazed expression and perhaps just a bit too much hair). DS Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers), Psylocke, and Mystique (also circa 1990s) would be icing on the cake.
-A 6-7" scale Borg Queen much like the one canceled by DS several years ago. I'd be willing to take functionally articulated shoulders over the removable bust gimmick, but either way, she MUST look like Alice Krige (though I wouldn't scoff at an additional Susanna Thompson variant).
-G1-style Shockwave in Hasbro's Voyager (7-8") scale
-MOTUC Saurod (Next year's Blade makes me pretty confident this will happen.)
-NECA should finish the Cenobites from their old "Hellraiser" line. I wouldn't even care if they had the minimal circa-2003 articulation.
Centurions with a modern twist – Gloys style maybe with a nod to Microman and 4H design as icing.