Teddo Ichiban, here! I've had this idea for a very long time and I've wanted to share because I like posing my figures, but I hate that the figures don't come with much in the way of helping collectors to do this. So Toybiz is long gone, but they used to have tons of accessories, a collector comic and usually a base or stand. It made each figure worth more than it's money's worth. As you know, though, Hasbro has a different sort of business model and cuts a few corners here and there. Some may argue that the figures physically look a lot better, but they come with almost nothing and sometimes barely have a paint wash or anything over the base colors. I don't mind, I prefer the look of the Hasbro figures, but I do feel like they could use more accessories. I don't like collections where the collectors just stand their figures up like an army at attention. They're called action figures, posing them and putting them in action is sort of the entire point....
I think a solution that Hasbro would be happy with AND collectors would enjoy would be Accessory Waves! These waves would be themed just like the figure waves (Spider-Man, X-Men, Netflix, GOTG, etc.), but would either come with in two generic body figure sets (Like the recent Nick Fury, The Chameleon/JJ, The SHIELD Agent, Hydra Soldier, AIM Soldier), or come as one large base per wave. The figure waves would come in the normal boxes, but just have a ton of accessories, not unlike the Deadpool from last year's Juggernaut BAF wave. The base waves would have a detailed base with tons of accessories in the box. This would allow them to have accessories and bases to display figures in dynamic poses, BUT it wouldn't make the cost of the figures go up.
They would also work in such a way that by buying the Figure or base waves, even a collector who has bought every previous wave still gets something new, or a new way to display old figures. While someone who just got started with these waves would only be starting off well stocked.
Below are some examples:
Spider-Man Accessory Wave:
Figure 1: Peter Parker in jacket and jeans.
Alternate Head: Random civilian with hat and sunglasses
Accessories: Camera, Skateboard, grocery bag, web line (short), web line (long), swinging webline, safe, wallet with cash sticking out, wad of cash, flight stand.
Figure 2: Doctor Connors in lab coat and clothes
Alternate Head 1: Hank Pym
Alternate Head 2: Generic Scientist [The peg would also be able to fit the Peter Parker, Tony Stark, Bruce Banner and Reed Richards heads]
Accessories: Mutagen vial, laptop/tablet, laser gun, explosion effect, Cryotube
Marvel Knights Wave:
Base: A warehouse set with a back wall and two side walls, perfect for ACBA or collection display. The base would be roughly W:9" x L:18"x H:9" The warehouse can hold as many characters as you feel look acceptable. So for those who would only put two or three characters in the space at a time, or those who'd have a giant brawl with 20 characters, both could use the base.
Accessories: Wooden table, Gun shelf, weapon chest, flight stand (x2), wall pegs, Assault Rifle, Handgun (x2), TMP, Sniper rifle, Batons, grapple gun, whip, web line(x2), fire effect, grenade, Energy blasy effect, briefcase, an extra Cap shield (because mine broke lol)
So not exactly these, so please don't bog down the discussion by arguing my examples (if you don't like something I suggested, just be creative and think of something better, don't get stuck on an example), but something LIKE that. For example, you only have a cosmic cube in your collection if you bought Red Skull. Did Marvel Legends release an Infinity Gauntlet? Items like those would come with the base sets. What do you think? What TYPES of things would you want to see? I think this would be a great way to handle army building and background characters.