What is a Scarecroodle?
~It's a catchier and more memorable name than Scarecrow, which is generally taken anyway. Scarecrow, being a fear-related villain with a catchy costume, is probably one of my all-time favorite villains (just not the movie version).
Beyond that, I'm just your average, run of the mill editor for Tomopop (Destructoid's less successful sibling) and mostly cover western releases.
What does a Scarecroodle like?
~I love fighting games, platformers, horror, and anime. I also collect a lot of Marvel/DC stuff, but most of that interest stems from the old cartoons/movies and the comic interest only came because I thought some of the figures looked insane. Figure-wise, I think the 6\" scale is probably the ideal size for figures. At that size they can make nice display pieces, sick detail, and joints that don't break (like in the crappy smaller scales).
I'm also a massive fan of the really small scales because it usually allows for a lot of incredible-looking scenery (check out stuff like Warhammer, etc). I would love to really get into sculpting, but I'm kinda clumsy which doesn't work well when things need to be exact.
I'd really like to get into statues (because the detailing and paint is usually good), but the pricing is more than a little daunting and you don't get as much variety out of them whereas figures can be posed into elaborate set-ups or whatever.
(DISCLAIMER: My hopes don't necessarily reflect the hopes of Tomopop.com =p)
Can you feel the hype in the air? Fans fervently wishing for certain collectibles, waiting to see if their dreams will be answered or what crazy surprises toy makers have in store (and will have in stores) for them.
Here are a few of the (realistic...) items I'm hoping to see.
Iron Patriot (Marvel Legends) ~ Norman Osborne's "heroic" alter-ego. While the Dark Reign storyline may be over, the fan demand for this figure isn't. Not to mention that we still don't have a complete Dark Avengers on either the 3.75-inch or 6-inch scales. Plus he'd be an easy build, given that he would mostly use an Iron Man body type. The only thing holding him back? Dark Reign being over =(
Jubilee (Marvel Legends) ~ Wolverine's sometimes sidekick and the eternal "stand-in" character (for Shadowcat, Dazzler, etc). Jubilee has been shafted repeatedly over the years. She never got a figure in the original X-Men: TAS line and if you wanted a decent figure of her you'd always need to custom it... up until last year when Hasbro announced they were doing a MU Jubilee. I think this opens the door for a ML Jubilee down the line.
Magik (Marvel Legends) ~ Colossus's little sis. Given both her previous status and current activity in the comics she almost seems a shoo-in, especially since Moonstar is getting a figure.
Ares (Marvel Universe) ~ The Greek God of War, occasional villain and currently more of an anti-hero. Remember when I said we don't have a complete Dark Avengers on either scale? Well, Ares is one of the guys holding us back on the 3.75-inch. Plus he would look GREAT on the smaller scale if Hercules, Thor, and WW Hulk are any indication.
A new Killer Croc (DCU) ~ A deranged, deformed Batman villain (are there any other kind?) possibly best-known for his recent Arkham Asylum appearance. Mattel hasn't released a 6-inch Killer Croc figure since the DCSH line and BOTH of those sucked. Now that Mattel has pledged to release oversized figures online (to make up for no CNCs), I imagine that we'll probably see the character in some form or another within the next few years... just hopefully not as a club exclusive.
Ra's Al Ghul (DCU/BU) ~ Yet another of Batman's supposed Moriarities (seriously, how many can you have?), the eternal Ras Al Ghul has cheated death for centuries thanks to his Lazarus Pits. Another Batman rogue for whom there's no relatively modern Mattel figure. However, given his profile in Batman Arkham City and the films as well as the fact that Black Mask is being made it really just seems like a matter of time.
Trickster (DCU) ~ An iconic Flash rogue and the groundwork for Mark Hamill's Joker. There really is no compelling reason to believe that he'll receive a figure in the near future, iirc, but Mattel's online move has opened possibilities for characters like him.
Got a bunch more, plus I should probably add images for all of them.
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