Top 10: Brands for Super7’s Ultimates by Jerry Whitworth
2021 is proving to be the year for Super7 and its Ultimates line. Built off the back of its iconic Masters of the Universe Ultimates, the line went on to adapt the likes of Ren & Stimpy, Toxic Crusaders, ThunderCats, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Andre the Giant, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Conan the Barbarian, Disney, Voltron, and the Major Wrestling Podcast. Alluded to earlier, this year alone added the Good Brothers, Transformers, SilverHawks, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and Godzilla to its ever expanding licenses. The question remains what could be next for the company with the likes of licenses such as the Planet of the Apes, Star Wars, Star Trek, Predator, Terminator, Arrowverse, Hellboy, Capcom, Alien, Robotech, Universal Monsters, Shogun Warriors, Legends of Lucha Libre, Robocop, Jem, Army of Darkness, G.I. Joe, and the Munsters having already passed through its doors. It should be mentioned, the likes of Marvel Comics, Wizarding World (Harry Potter), Middle-earth (Lord of the Rings), Jurassic Park/World, WWE, and AEW seem unlikely as they already have a number of toy distributors in place. Lets take a look at what could be coming to the Ultimates line.
Top 10: Figures for Super7’s G.I. Joe Ultimates by Jerry Whitworth
With Super7 getting the license to produce a Super Cyborg Cobra B.A.T. from G.I. Joe and three waves of Transformers Ultimates toys currently in the pipeline, chances are better than good a G.I. Joe Ultimates line is only a matter of time. And with a mysterious social media announcement of news of a future collaboration between the brands coming July 15th, the odds are even better. Like with many of the Ultimate figures we’ve seen up to this point, these toys will be based on the popular animated variations of the past. Keeping this in mind, the featured characters will be based on G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (mixed with unique looking options from the comics and toyline that didn’t get animated). So, lets see what could be in the works.
Top 10: Figures for Super7’s SilverHawks Ultimates by Jerry Whitworth
At the start of the year, Super7 announced it acquired the license to produce merchandise based on the SilverHawks brand and recently released images for their first action figures. SilverHawks Ultimates arrives in Spring 2022 and will initially include Quicksilver, Steelheart, Buzz-Saw, and Mon*Star. Following the success of ThunderCats, SilverHawks featured the adventures of Earth-born cyborg peacekeepers in the 29th century known as the SilverHawks as they battled the Mon*Star Gang in the galaxy of Limbo. Airing for one season of 65 episodes in 1986 with a toyline from Kenner the following year, SilverHawks emerged at a time when the action figure market collapsed under its own weight as the likes of G.I. Joe, Masters of the Universe, and Transformers struggled on store shelves. Super7 previously acquired the license to produce ThunderCats merchandise including an Ultimates line with four waves thus far (with a Thundertank coming in Winter 2022) and a ReAction line with two waves. Only time will tell if TigerSharks is in the future. Lets take a look at what figures could emerge in future waves of SilverHawks Ultimates.
Top 10: Figures for NECA’s Gargoyles by Jerry Whitworth
With the surprise announcement of NECA obtaining the Gargoyles license and the release of images of the forthcoming Goliath action figure, social media melted down. The cult favorite animated series from the 1990s, rallies have ridden like waves for Gargoyles to continue. In recent memory, hope sprung from campaigns to stream the series on Disney+ to show interest in the brand and from director Jordan Peele allegedly pursuing a feature film adapting it. Pre-orders have already begun for Goliath as five action figure sculpts are completed and more are in development. With a figure planned to be revealed every month, lets take a look at what could be coming down the line.