Ten more characters that Disney Infinity needs
I spent my weekend playing around with Disney Infinity, and I’ve pretty much enjoyed the experience so far. While I still need to prepare a review for that game, I also need to prepare my bank account so that I can grab more of those figures. And if Disney ever releases these characters, well then I might have a spleen or two for sale soon.
There are already trace elements of Tron in Disney Infinity (Damn roulette, land on the Recognizer already!), but I want more. And after having been exposed to that superb Uprising cartoon and pretty decent Legacy sequel, I can just picture Tron assets fitting in perfectly with the Infinity toybox.
Just picture a light cycle races, Arena games and that entire artistic style of the grid, with a character that is equal parts kickass and cool. That sounds like an easy sell for me, and I’m hoping to see at least one Tron character make their way into wave three of the figures for Infinity.
This one is a no-brainer. If I had to ask you which Marvel hero you’d want to see in Ininfinity, it’d cause your brain to explode when trying to decide between Iron Man, Thor and Hulk. But going for the villain that everyone loves?
Now that’s where the money is. And I’d bet most of it that Loki figures wouldn’t even be bought by Infinity gamers, but rather by the legions of Loki acolytes out there.
Hey Disney, allow Tarzan into your game, and you’ll be in my heart. Yes you’ll be in my heart from this day and forever more if you allow the man-ape to swing in and save the day. I remember back when the Tarzan animated film first released, it had a pretty decent tie-in game.
And if I can recreate it for myself in Infinity? Why, just take my hand and hold it tight as we slide down some trees and grab a few vines.
Let’s get down to business, to talk more about this particular game world. Unlike Brave which was overrated fluff that somehow beat Rise of the Guardians for an Oscar, Mulan got the empowerment message right the first time.
But even if you don’t read into that, it’s still a fun film with some fantastic design and artistic influences. And throwing that into the Disney Blender could make a man out of yoooooooouuuuuuu okay I’ll stop with the song references now.
Who’s the coolest character in Star Wars? Luke Skywalker? Please, he’s a whiny jerk that kissed his own sister. Darth Vader is a fat guy in black leather and Boba Fett pretty must just stands around and pretends to be cool.
Nope, Han Solo is the man who we all wanted to be when we grew up. Rough, tough and ready to shoot first no matter what George Lucas will tell you, he’s the man with a plan, a best friend who sheds and a spaceship that can do a Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. Why the hell isn’t he in Disney Infinity already?
This is a personal retro favourite of mine. If there’s one Disney film that I’ve seen way too many times, it’s Robin and not Blackbeard’s Ghost. And with a list above that comprises mostly melee fighters in the Disney Infinity line-up, you’re going to need a crafty archer who’ll steal your gold and redistribute it to the poor in a form of communism that doesn’t shaft the ordinary man on the street.
Just the rich bastard its stolen from.
Can you paint with all the colours of the wind? I can, but only the browns. The less said the better. Pocahontas may have been about as historically accurate as the Hansie Cronje movie, but it still showed audiences what bold artistic vision, story choices and ambition could accomplish in animation. And that’s something that could only benefit Infinity in the long run.
Tigger is pretty much the Wolverine of Disney, except that they own him. He’s the best there is at whatever he does, and that includes getting Pooh Bear’s fat ass out of yet another jar of hunny honey. But he’s the kind of childhood character that everyone loves, and if Perry the Platypus can be present to attract current demographics, then Tigger should be an easy sell for those of us feeling nostalgic.
Because that’s what Tiggers do best.
I’m cheating a little here, but if Disney wants to expand the racing side of Infinity, then they need to make a plan to bring back MotorCity. It’s the Avengers of cartoons set in future dystopian worlds where cars are outlawed and freedom is a taboo. And it’s the kind of cartoon that was so damn good, it was cancelled after one exciting season.
But bringing Mike Chilton and friends into the Infinity circle could breathe new life into a franchise that deserved a better reception than what it got.
Benjamin Franklin Gates
I’m going to be honest here: I just want a Nicolas Cage inaction figure in the same style as what happens to be on my Disney Infinity platform right now. And next to Ghost Rider, this is the best possible choice that Disney has to make my dream a reality.