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Hasbro’s Marvel Legends Sentinel is a wild success: What could they make next?

This literally large Marvel characters could be Hasbro’s next big action figure.

On Friday, Hasbro announced the much-teased giant-sized 26 inches tall Sentinel action figure was on the way, allowing folks to back the project. The HasLab-crowdfunded Sentinel reached the goal of 6,000 sales and was fully funded within 24 hours. Then it reached 7,000 backers in 48 ours. Now it’s at 9,000 and still rising in three days. Considering the toy costs $349.99, that’s a whopping $3.15 million dollars Hasbro made in 48 hours and there are still over 40 days to get one.

This literally large Marvel characters could be Hasbro's next big action figure.

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No doubt about it, the company is already thinking about what extra larger premiere figure they can put together as this format of reaching a funding limit is a huge success. Here are four great options they could go with for their next extra-expensive backer lead action figure.

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Galactus

Galactus is a no brainer if Hasbro wants to make a very large figure. Plus, the Fantastic Four will be joining the MCU some time in the next wave of feature films and Galactus will likely be on the big screen someday. Similar to the Sentinel, Hasbro has already done the figure and could improve on the old design, too. All that, and Donny Cates and Nic Klein are bringing Galactus back in a big way with an epic Thor story arc right now.

At SDCC 2010, the Marvel Legends exclusive was in fact a 19 inch tall Galactus figure. I talked a bit about him in my Marvel Legends Fantastic Four review, but he lights up, speaks a few lines of dialogue with the press of the button, and is impressively dark purple. He also came with a mini Silver Surfer to help convey the sheer size of him. All of these elements are great but he could be improved upon.

This literally large Marvel characters could be Hasbro's next big action figure.

They could certainly improve on this design.

How can Hasbro make it work?

Galactus can cost you a pretty penny on eBay right now, but if they can improve on the figure I’d wager many would pay even more than the $100 to $200 folks are forking over there. They could also make him even bigger, because why not! If they can make a Sentinel 26 inches tall, they’d be silly not to make the giant god-like villain 30 to 40 inches tall, right?

Why hasn’t it been done?

The audience looking for a giant Galactus is much smaller than the X-Men fan who wants their Marvel Legends X-Men figures going toe to toe with the robot villains.

This literally large Marvel characters could be Hasbro's next big action figure.

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Ego the Living Planet

I’m still thinking big for their next funded figure, so Ego makes a lot of sense. You could actually make this figure open up like the Death Star set and explore his many personalities within. If you go back to the Jack Kirby days of the character, he could also come with standard-sized Marvel Legends figures that represent the planet for smaller and lesser minded creatures like Thor.

How can Hasbro make it work?

I don’t actually see kids or adults playing with this figure or setting it up for display unless it could open up. Who wants a giant orb in their display cabinet? You could make this thing super cool though if it opens up and has multiple facets to it.

Why hasn’t it been done?

Not enough name-brand value to the character nor the characters that tango with him in the cosmic side of the Marvel universe. Yet.

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Fin Fang Foom

Possibly the stupidest yet coolest character created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee this giant dragon has fought most of Marvel’s superhero teams. Wizkids actually made a 19 inch tall version, which you can still buy on Amazon, but it could certainly be improved upon.

How can Hasbro make it work?

Make this thing superposable so his long neck can look cool in a variety of poses, don’t forget the giant purple pants, and it should come with jets and possibly a small skyscraper scene so he can stomp his way to glory.

Why hasn’t it been done?

Similar to the last two options, this character isn’t widely known, doesn’t show up in the comics all that much, and his main nemesis is the Fantastic Four with occasional bouts with Iron Man and Thor who aren’t sellers like the X-Men.

Unless Hasbro goes the route of settings or vehicles there aren’t many more options to go truly big. A character like Apocalypse can get large, but Hasbro is in the process of putting out a revamped version anyway.

No, likely the Sentinel is rare, but if Hasbro ever wants to go big again, Fin Fang Foom, Ego the Living Planet, and Galactus are a great place to start. Until Hasbro makes their move we can only keep reading the comics and dream of a day when we can get a physical action figure in our hands.

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This literally large Marvel characters could be Hasbro's next big action figure.This literally large Marvel characters could be Hasbro's next big action figure.

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