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Locke from the first Avengers movie was in the same Legends' line. I think BAF Thanos was one too but I am not sure. He was the second wave of the Avengers Age of Ultron line. Also The Winter Soldier but I don't know if he counts as a villain or not.

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Iron Monger got two action figures back in 2008's 6'' Iron Man movie series (but they were shorter than they should've been)

 

Loki (as mentioned above) was part of 2012's Wal-Mart exclusive line.

 

The Mandarin was gonna get a figure for a second Iron Man 3 wave but it was scrapped.

 

Winter Soldier (though not entirely a villain) got a figure in 2014.

 

Ultron got a BAF in 2015.

 

And... that's it. While Hasbro has always sorely lacked MCU figures, it's much more noticeable when you take a look at villain figures. I can kinda understand if they don't make figures for civilian-looking villains like Aldrich Killian, Alexander Pierce and Helmut Zemo, but no Whiplash, Red Skull, Malekith, Ronan or Yellowjacket? That's ridiculous.

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Technically we did get a movie Yellowjacket, but he's tiny...

 

I hear Nebula might join the GOTG team in the sequel, so she could get a figure for the next round of movie toys.

 

Of all, I'm disappointed we never got:

Red Skull

Crossbones

Iron Monger

Whiplash

Trevor Slattery Mandarin

Yellowjacket (full scale, cool armor)

Destroyer (Thor 1)

Ronan the Accuser

 

We'll probably get a movie Thanos BAF for the Infinity War Avengers movie accompanying toy line.

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Technically we did get a movie Yellowjacket, but he's tiny...

 

I hear Nebula might join the GOTG team in the sequel, so she could get a figure for the next round of movie toys.

 

Of all, I'm disappointed we never got:

Red Skull

Crossbones

Iron Monger

Whiplash

Trevor Slattery Mandarin

Yellowjacket (full scale, cool armor)

Destroyer (Thor 1)

Ronan the Accuser

 

We'll probably get a movie Thanos BAF for the Infinity War Avengers movie accompanying toy line.

we did get a Iron Monger. http://marvelousnews.com/database/index.php?itemid=1157

 

we didn't get a Crossbone because he was in the frigging movie for 15mins!!!!!! and the only reason people want him is because it was rumoured he was coming and still believe he was coming even though it was never confirmed

 

and the reason we didn't get a Red Skull, Destroyer and Whiplash (although there was a armored version of him planned) was because ML was in Exclusive limbo at the time and Hasbrp was more focused on MU then ML.

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I'm sorry, but almost all the movie villains are just soooo boring and uninspired. Destroyer was so generic looking, Killian was just a guy with glowing arms, Mandarin (Trevor) was a tool and a travesty and an insult to the character, Maleketh looked like any number of random background cast from the Lord of the Rings movies, Ronan was an awesome character in the movie but there was nothing outstanding about his look, and Red Skull looked close enough to the original that there was really no point in wasting the effort or cost for an official MCU. To be honest, I thought the trenchcoat Red Skull was the MCU version. The only two remotely interesting villains were Yellowjacket and possibly The Cursed. There are "Bad Guys" in the movies because there has to be but it seems like character design for them is just an afterthought compared to the heroes. We do have a shortage of MCU villain figures but I'm not that disappointed based on their movie appearances.

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@DSmith

Agreed on all. Based on the assumption that we might see a couple Thor waves this year, seems like no better time to potentially release a BAF Destroyer.

 

@Tarot

Speak for yourself on Crossbones...and Villains in general for that matter.

 

The reason, I (and many others) wanted a Crossbones (and we would've settled for an updated comic version considering the scarcity of the previous releas at the END of the day) in one of the cap waves is because he is a hugely CORE cap villain, regardless of the "screen time" he had in Civil War...any true cap fan knows this.

 

Maybe you were content with an Iron Skull, Eel, or Wonderman for that matter being in a CIVIL WAR wave but at the cost of an MCU Crossbones? I'm sure as hell not. Hell, considering Rumlow was in Cap 2 & 3, I would've even settled for a non-crossbones Rumlow (not that he exactly needs a fig) but he would've made sense considering the title of the waves he would've been appearing in.

 

Putting that aside, an MCU Crossbones, with a multi-piece helmet, an alt hamburger face head, slick paint apps and tons of guns could've been one of Hasbros best work yet done on a villain...the sky is the limit with regards to that version of the character, let alone...it would've just been a COOL looking figure. As soon as it was confirmed that he would officially be Crossbones in Civil War, I'm sure I'm not the only one who immediately started to look forward to that potential figure...

 

Hasbro has an aversion to doing proper villains, SPECIFICALLY MCU baddies and the REAL reason (it's not like they wouldn't sell) they don't do them is a mystery. Of course, a logical guess is that most, if not all of these bad guys would require all new tooling (or at least a fair amount of it) and they would rather pinch their pennies by giving us the same recycled movie Iron Mans and Caps ad nauseam.

 

ML sales and overall production are at an all-time high (8 waves this year!) so, as there continues to be, there is just ZERO EXCUSES for this. Beyond that, there have been many legitimate ways in the past that PLENTY of villains could've been slotted in, either via waves or exclusives, as ML has had its steam as a main mass release line for years now with a very healthy plate of exclusives to play with to boot. Case closed.

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Yeah, I was not too sure about that Thanos figure. Thanks for clearing that up for me. I collected the BAF pieces to build him for my comic collection anyways but at the time was conflicted with him thinking he may have been based off the movie. I don't know why I assumed he was based off of the Avengers movies, I guess because it was included in the Age of Ultron line. I feel better about having him now.

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I'm sorry, but almost all the movie villains are just soooo boring and uninspired. Destroyer was so generic looking, Killian was just a guy with glowing arms, Mandarin (Trevor) was a tool and a travesty and an insult to the character, Maleketh looked like any number of random background cast from the Lord of the Rings movies, Ronan was an awesome character in the movie but there was nothing outstanding about his look, and Red Skull looked close enough to the original that there was really no point in wasting the effort or cost for an official MCU. To be honest, I thought the trenchcoat Red Skull was the MCU version. The only two remotely interesting villains were Yellowjacket and possibly The Cursed. There are "Bad Guys" in the movies because there has to be but it seems like character design for them is just an afterthought compared to the heroes. We do have a shortage of MCU villain figures but I'm not that disappointed based on their movie appearances.

 

The design of the villains is not a reason for not doing figures. (I wanted to avoid this type of comaprison but, here it goes:) After all, you can get your own Jesse Eisenberg action figures (yes, plural, with long hair or OITNB version), Harley Quinn with a dress!, and army dude.

 

The problem relies on Hasbro, as they also have ignored making figures of important supporting characters and even protagonists!:

 

* Black Widow got her own action figure 4 years (and three movies) after first appearing in the MCU. And you won't find anything if you want a figure of how she looked in CA:CW.

* Iron Man's main armor from The Avengers still hasn't gotten a figure.

* Neither did any of the Iron Legion armor. And they were the most marketable aspect of IM3. Numerous of those armor were in the background, but the main ones like Heartbreaker, Shotgun or Silver Centurion deserved to have figures.

* There were no T:TDK figures. At all.

* Falcon got his own figure four movies after having first appeared. He was an important part of CA:TWS but a repaint of WWII Captain America was a better choice for the wave. And it wasn't even slightly retooled to look like it did in the movie.

* Vision, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver didn't get anything with the release of A:AoU. There's also no figure of Iron Man's armor from the end of the movie.

* Similarly to Falcon, you won't find an action figure of Scarlet Witch if you wanted her look before she officially became an Avenger.

 

And there's also the fact a lot of these relegated characters have gotten figures in other lines from other companies or even Hasbro themselves (Malekith and Dark Elf #532 did get 3.75" figures). So if I can't get a Crossbones as a 1:12 scale monocle-wearing collector, but I can if I wanted a plushie of him, the problem certainly lies on the company with the licensing to make the toys and not Ryan Meindering, Phil Saunders or whoever at the Marvel Studios character design department decided to make Crossbones look like a COD character.

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