The Top Five Disney Infinity Figures (That You’ll Never See)

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There are many different levels of Disney fandom. This fandom ranges from the kids dancing around their living room to the Disney Channel show Ant Farm and goes all the way to those who weep openly when thinking about the profound importance of what EPCOT Center once was.

If you haven’t been able to guess by my prior body of work, I am the latter.

As one of these hard core fans of Disney, I have already given you a mighty fine list of Disney Infinity figures I would like for them to produce. Now I want to give you another run down of what I want in Infinity that I’m convinced are about a likely to happen as a sequel to John Carter. So if you want these in your game you will likely be sadly disappointed, especially now that we know a little bit about how the game will work.

5. Silly Symphony Stars

The “Silly Symphonies” were cartoon shorts that were shown in theaters from 1929 to 1939 and were used as a testing field for Walt Disney’s studio while they were ramping up to make the first feature length animated picture in the U.S. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

PigsThe characters that seem like a no-brainer to add to the game are the Three Little Pigs. Fiddler, Fifer, and Practical were the biggest success in Symphony history with movie houses begging for sequels and spawning the hit single “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?” Yes, this was a hit single at the time. I wouldn’t make something like that up.

Having the built in strength of being able to build things withvarious materials such as straw, sticks, or brick the pigs would be great at…well…something. Admittedly, I have no idea how this would help in the game. I’m not a game designer, so sue me.

Kids today aren’t exposed to the classic cartoons of yesteryear like my generation was unfortunately and the target demographic of Disney Infinity grew up watching a Disney Channel that hardly ever emphasizes the great properties that the company had to offer before the 90’s unless they were a princess or Tinkerbell and that is a big shame as well as why this is an unlikely trio to include.

4.  Disney Television Stars

I know what you’re thinking and you are wrong. I really don’t want to see Hannah Montana, Lizzie Maguire, or whoever is big right now in a game. I have spent most of my life having no idea what it would mean for something to be “So Raven” and I don’t plan on finding out any time soon.

ZorroWhat I am talking about are the classic characters, like Moochie, Davey Crockett, and the character  I want most; Guy Williams’ Zorro.

Zorro as portrayed in the Disney television series was an honorable Don by day and the persistently smiling, wise cracking swashbuckler by…well any time he was needed.

Suave, cool, and handy with a sword, Zorro would add an element of sophistication to the line up that few characters can achieve. Like the Silly Symphonies, it would be exceedingly unlikely that we would see one hair of Zorro’s epic mustache in the game since kids today are simply ignorant to the fact that he even exists. Even when you factor in the more recent movie, the character has been out of the loop for far too long.

3. LucasArts

Guybrush

This is another one of those entries that seems like it took little to no thought to write about. I would be offended, if only you weren’t right.

I know a lot of you would want to see characters from various games show up, but we all know that Guybrush Threepwood would be a must have. The developer wouldn’t even need to make a new playset. They could just integrate him into the world of Pirates of the Caribbean and call it a day.

We all know that this is simply something that will not happen. If you are reading this, then you likely know that Disney has closed the doors on the developer. It just seems like such a huge waste to have this wealth of characters that Disney doesn’t even seem to pretend to want to use at all.

2. Disney Parks Characters

Orange BirdThere once was a time when the Disney company would create entirely new experiences and characters for their theme parks. For the most part, this way of thinking has kind of gone the way of the dodo as every single little thing that gets approval from upper management has to tie in to an existing IP owned by Disney with very few exceptions.

Due to this reliance on synergy they seem to be phasing out the characters that were created for the parks that don’t line up with something else that will sell DVDs, toys, and t-shirts.

With that said, I would love to give Disney all of my money in exchange for the ability to play with The Orange Bird, Figment, or PUSH.

I’m not really sure what any of these characters would be capable of in the game world; especially PUSH since he is really just a talking Tomorrowland trash can, but as a Disney Parks fan I need them on my shelf and in my game.

1. Disney Afternoon

Those of you who are children of the 80’s and 90’s will remember the block of after school programming that Disney produced, The Disney Afternoon. Those who did not have the tubular luck to be able to experience it first-hand will likely want to know that it included several classic animated shows with the most popular being Duck Tales.

Now, I know that Scrooge McDuck’s vault (of Duck Tales fame) is in the latest trailer for Disney Infinity; however, I’m not entirely sure if we will get any of the Disney Afternoon characters in the game.

Even if McDuck was in the game, I would still rather see Kit Cloud Kicker, the Gargoyles, the Gummi Bears, and most of all Darkwing Duck.

Darkwing

Darkwing, for those who don’t feel like they should have to Google an old cartoon’s name in order to enjoy a top five list, was the story of Drake Mallard and his journey into super heroism. Mostly a spoof of Batman and stealing certain story fundamentals from Inspector Gadget, Darkwing would be perfect for a great big action game.

No matter what Disney has in store for us, I can nearly guarantee that the “Terror That Flaps in the Night” is not a part of their expansion plans.

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2 Comments on "The Top Five Disney Infinity Figures (That You’ll Never See)"

  1. Loren Nikkel April 28, 2013 at 3:14 pm -

    I want the Mighty Ducks to be figures too. Flying V!!!

  2. Victor M. (@FungManHin) April 29, 2013 at 12:35 pm -

    I can totally see the Disney Afternoon characters being utilized as powerdiscs. Darkwing’s blaster for a weapon, or Gummi Berry juice for extra bouncing or something.

    I would love to have Darkwing, Ducktales, and Gummi Bears as actual figures. Would love the rest too, Tale Spin, Rescue Rangers, etc…

    Can’t wait for the game!!