The Daily Grind: Which MMO should have its own toy line?

    
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The Daily Grind: Which MMO should have its own toy line?

This will come as no surprise to regular readers, but I like Transformers. I like Transformers a lot, including the toys. There are lots of toys on my desk and in my office. But why aren’t there toys based off of MMOs?

We’ve had lots of games get the occasional “collector” toy here and there; both World of Warcraft and Destiny have had those styles of figures, usually marked by a lack of articulation, a sculpt that emphasizes details and ink washes over play value, and higher price tags. But that’s not I want. I want toys. I want to buy a WildStar action figure and then buy all of the little tanks for her to pilot.

And it’s not like WildStar is the only option in the batch; Star Wars: The Old Republic seems like a shoo-in for some good action figures, and I would kill for some good Crowfall playsets. What about you fine people? Which MMO should have its own toy line? (And yes, I’m aware that WoW also had a few Mega Bloks sets.)

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!

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Yrys

Anarchy Online – just for a leet toy, especially if it made the noises.

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Bryan Correll

Ak’ab from TSW that have sensors that trigger them to lunge forward at anything that walks in front of them.

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Daniel Reasor

The idea of SWTOR action figures is the one that I’m genuinely surprised doesn’t exist. They licensed Lego sets of the game’s player ships, but action figures seem like they would have been an obvious choice.

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Melissa McDonald

I am waiting for Star Citizen to start offering high-dollar 3D printed plastic spaceships any day now.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Age of Conan could have awesome toy warriors and monsters.

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Upaya

The way most studios are looking in 2017? None of them. Unless you want a year gap in content while the whole art team is working on figs.

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Ben Stone

Everquest. I would love to have some Froglok and Ratonga plushies.

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I’m trying to think of games with big, expressive worlds that haven’t already been mentioned. FFXIV & WoW, WildStar, maybe Trove? I think you’d run into problems with something like Rift or ESO because everything is likely to become muddy / ruddy looking.

Definitely Champs / CoX — especially customized for avatars.

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The Weeb formerly known as Sray

Wildstar, hands down. I’ve said it many times: with Wildstar’s art design and “oh yeah cupcake” i your face sensibilities been made for, and marketed, to children as an “anti-Minecraft” it could have been huge.

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Nordavind

TSW. Filth plushies. Filth slime. Official thumb tacks. Clocks, that don’t run.

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For the uninvited:

Night after night she listens to the howling in the pipes. It gains a bloodcurdling cadence. She hums along. She can almost sing the words. She scratches the pimples dotting her body. They swell to boils. They burst, revealing new eyes. The eyes show her unutterable truths. Soon, she sticks thumb tacks into her tongue so she can better explain these truths to the weeping children whose beds she hides under.
Its always 3AM in the Filth. It is liquid 3AM, black and dripping.