Thursday, November 17, 2016

Pop Culture Challenge: Future Collectibles

 
 
We all know what's hot on the collector's market right now. Transformers, Funko Pops, Star Wars, the list goes on and on. But this week the Pop Culture League was tasked with looking into our collective Crystal Ball to find out "What will be the hot collectible in 2046?" Here's what I think will happen!
Toy companies will see a steady decline from the years 2020-2045. This will cause a panic for everyone from Playskool to NECA. What can they do to revive this dying business? Who can save them from becoming a trend of the past? Who can force kids to put down their future VR implant tablets and pick up a piece of plastic bliss again? Enter Collectable Man!!!
After coming together as one to perform years of research & development, the united toy companies of the world finally created the ultimate action figure! They accomplished this by taking the best attributes from past trends of the golden ages, also known as the 80s & 90s! They put them together into one AWESOME PACKAGE!!! The power of He-Man, the ninja action of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the amazing weapons of Star Wars and the addictiveness of a Tomagotchi! It's all here in one perfect toy! BEHOLD...Collectable Man!!!
In addition to all these mind blowing features, the united toy companies took an extreme page out of Vanilla Ice's playbook to enhance the playability of this toy. Just turn off the lights and he'll glow!
As if that weren't enough, no action figure would be complete without including the ultimate toy for kids and nightmare for parents, a bucket of Slime! Cover Collectable Man in the slime and his chassis color changes from red to one of 10 secret colors. How do you know what color you will get? It's a mystery until you open the package and slime our hero!
Does the insanity stop there? Nope! You have a 1 in 1,000,000 chance that your Collectable Man action figure will be the Solid Gold Variant worth millions of dollars! I for one would totally buy this toy! Would you?
Can you guess what other popular toy lines are included in this action figure for the ages? Let me know in the comments below and don't forget to check these other League posts:
 
D.I. Treasures says Z-bots are the collectible of the future!
Green Plastic Squirt Gun rewinds the VHS tape format
Toy Break drones on about drones
The Toy Box envisions a grim & gritty future
Alexis' Universe gives us 3 fine collectables to start hoarding now!

15 comments:

  1. I think I figured out all of the mixed toylines but one. Transformers (Prime), Tagmogachi in windows, He-Man (right arm), Voltron (left arm) holding Vader's saber (hes a villian?), Lion-o and a TMNT are legs (Can't tell if the bandana is blue or purple!), Pikachu ears, and Green Ranger head. No clue on eyes. Almost forgot what looks like Batman's cape. How'd I do? (The eyes remind me of the glasses thingie from Toy Story).

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    1. Oh and yes I would buy him, depending on price but he is cool.

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    2. I know the lightsaber is for a bad guy, but the red glow just looked too cool! That does give me an idea...Maybe I should create a villain for him to fight?

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    3. A villain would be pretty cool.

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    4. I would make a villainess! a mix of Rita Repulsa, Catra, Chilla, Sour Grapes and Pizzaz :D :D :D :D

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  2. That robot picture at the top is the stuff of nightmares !

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  3. Awesome post!The eyes are Mr. Potato Head's If I'm not mistaken ;)

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    1. You are correct sir! It is Furby's eyes!

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  5. Pokemon, Power Rangers, Furby, Tranformers, Ninja Turtles, He Man, Sta Wars, Batman, tamagotchi... this toy has it all!! It just need to be 168G enabled and it will conquer the world! (because 4G is a thing of the past in 2046)

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    1. I thought about adding a screen to Optimus' grill, but decided against it!

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    2. Don't forget Lion-O, Voltron, and good old slime! :D This needs to be made into a bootleg line!

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    3. Don't forget Lion-O, Voltron, and good old slime! :D This needs to be made into a bootleg line!

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  6. when does he hit the stores? I'm sold!

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