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Marvel Top Ten Results – Fall ’07

{mosimage}To wrap up the Top Ten Madness, we’re onto our final installment – the Marvel Top Ten.  Fwooshers came out in droves – just a few voters shy of our last Top Ten – despite a very vocal contingent in The Negative Zone saying that Hasbro isn’t cutting the mustard.

Say what you will about Hasbro’s product quality – you can’t knock them for character selection.  For this fall’s Marvel Top Ten, we only had five of eleven (due to the tie for 10th place) characters making the Top Ten again this time around.  Most of the rest have either been announced or heavily rumored.  That means we’ve got six (again, due to a tie for 10th) new characters making their presence felt.

But not enough to displace our new number one… 

#1. Polaris [74 votes]

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride – no more!

Polaris had been firmly stuck in our #3 slot for the past two Top Tens, but with Black Bolt and Nova upcoming in future Marvel Legends assortments, it was time for this mistress of magnetism to stake her claim on the top spot.

It’s probably helped that she’s bounced back from her stint as Pestilence under Apocalypse and is now kicking ass out in space as part of the ragtag crew of Starjammers, with none other than the man who left her stranded at the altar, Havok. 

#2. Adam Warlock [63 votes]

Warlock’s been hanging out in the bottom half of the Top Ten for the past 3 votes, and now he’s jumped up five spots to take #2.

Artificially created to be the perfect human, we look forward to seeing him incarnated in plastic form.  While he’s had a number of costumes, including a sporty new black ensemble in Annihilation Conquest, most folks want to see him in his classic look.

And if we get a Warlock, how far behind are Pip the Troll (no votes) and Gamora (#204)?

#3. Jean Grey [60 votes]

Sure, we just got a Jean Grey in her Marvel Girl costume as part of the recent exclusive two-packs that hit Wal-Mart – but Fwooshers still have a strong desire for the mutant who just won’t stay dead.  

It isn’t a mystery which of her many costumes people want.  We’re just one Jim Lee costume from completing the Gold team from his short but beloved run on X-Men.

Hasbro may think it’s too soon for another Jean Grey, with the Marvel Girl and movie Jeans still on the pegs, but we’ll keep voting for her until she gets made. 

#4. Gladiator [53 votes]

Gladiator moves to our fourth spot from #7 last time.

We’ve wanted him ever since we got X-Men’s Colossus way back in ML series 5.  As leader of the Shi’ar Imperial Guard, this powerhouse has also fought the Fantastic Four, Thor, the Hulk, Ronan the Accuser, and the Skrulls – so there’s plenty of plastic combatants that deserve his company.

People claim that the Sentry is Marvel’s Superman, but it’s really this guy – just with purple skin and a kick-ass mohawk. 

#5. Terrax the Tamer [50 votes]

Breaking into the Top Ten at number 5 is Terrax the Tamer, up from #13 last time.  The former herald of Galactus may have been stripped of the power cosmic, but under Dr. Doom’s evil machinations has regained some of his former glory.

Now that we’ve got an updated and kick-ass Silver Surfer, we need a baddie that can stand up to him.  Terrax is that guy.  Maybe with his continued participation in Annihilation, Hasbro will see that Terrax would make an awesome addition to the Fantastic Four collections that we’ve all got. 

#6. Crimson Dynamo [46 votes]

The Crimson Dynamo is another of the new guys to make it into the Top Ten in our 6th spot, up from #14 last time.

We haven’t seen an Iron Man in Marvel Legends since Ultimate Iron Man in Hasbro’s first series, and with the Iron Man movie coming out next year, maybe Hasbro’s holding some back – so what better way to fill out a Marvel Legends line-up than with an Iron Man villain, who just happens to have some killer armor of his own?

The biggest question is which version of Crimson Dynamo to do?  There’ve been a bunch of guys to claim the name, and they’ve each had different armor.  Perhaps this is something for a future Make My Marvel! article…

#7. Medusa [45 votes]

The lady with the hair that made the 80’s jealous was our biggest mover and shaker this go around.  Medusa moved up to the 7th spot all the way from #24 last time. 

We can attribute this to the "Black Bolt effect" – since Black Bolt, last Top Ten’s #1, got announced and shown at the San Diego Comic Con this year, all of the Inhumans rode the wave higher.  None rode it higher than Medusa, who serves as Black Bolt’s interpreter in the Inhuman’s royal family. 

Medusa also rides the Black Bolt wave as his wife, which isn’t as bad a joke as her also being his cousin.  This is the Blue Area of the Moon, not Arkansas! (Booyah, Robokillah!)

#8. [tie] Dormammu [44 votes]

Dormammu, tied at number eight with Guardian, is the extra-dimensional mystical entity that happens to be Dr. Strange’s arch-enemy.  He was also a big mover and shaker this go-around, jumping up from #21 last Top Ten.

If we’re to judge from the number of Human Torches we’ve seen in the past couple of years, kids like action figures whose heads are on fire – and Dormammu brings that to the game.  It helps that on top of his brain-power and magical energies, he’s got the hand-to-hand skills that could pit him against bruisers like the Hulk.

#8. [tie] Guardian [44 votes]

Our other #8 holder, Guardian, jumped up from #20 last go-around.  I’m not sure if the boost in his popularity is coming from his recent appearance in Omega Flight – where the Guardian suit is filled by Michael Pointer, the former misunderstood villain known as the Collective, who also just happened to kill off most of Alpha Flight.  (Yes, that hurt just typing it out.)

It’s more likely that the jump is coming from seeing Northstar and Aurora prototypes in the recent fan poll held by Wizard .  Appealing to Hasbro for a Guardian isn’t a hard sell, since one of the guys running the show is a self-proclaimed Alpha Fan

So get to it – Sasquatch would sure like some buddies to play with!

#10. [tie] Jubilee [43 votes]

Jubilee was tied for tenth last time, and despite all the spots vacated at the top of the poll, just managed to hang on to tenth again.

Fans of the 80’s animated X-Men series see Jubes as one of the last characters yet to be made in 6-inch plastic.   She lost her mutant powers after the Scarlet Witch uttered her now classic phrase "No more mutants" at the end of House of M, but that hasn’t stopped Jubilee from bouncing back, figuratively and literally, as part of the new New Warriors.

That was a poor attempt at a joke about her new physical assets, but if you didn’t get that, then all you really need to know is that her new codename is Wond(erb)ra. 

#10 [tie] Winter Soldier [43 votes]

Yes, we got a Bucky Barnes in the third assortment of Hasbro’s Marvel Legends, but that didn’t stop us from demanding the Winter Soldier.  He was tied with Medusa at #24 last time, and had enough staying power to just make it by the skin of his teeth into the last spot in the Top Ten.

It doesn’t hurt that the killer formerly known as Bucky is kicking all sorts of ass in Ed Brubaker’s Captain America comic, and is the odds-on favorite to replace the dearly departed Steve Rogers.

If that does take place, I’d wager that folks would still rather see him in his Winter Soldier garb than in the new Alex Ross-designed Cap costume. 

BAF: Lockjaw [41 votes] 

We were really getting tired of writing about Fin Fang Foom, and with triple F heavily rumored to be coming as the BAF in a Hulk-based lineup with movie support next year, the top spot opened up for this lovable teleporting giant Inhuman bulldog.  Say that 10 times real fast.

Like Medusa, Lockjaw was a beneficiary of the "Black Bolt Effect," skipping past front-runners Nimrod and Titanium Man to claim the top spot.  Not only would a Lockjaw BAF fit in with Black Bolt and Medusa (when they make her), this pooch has also recently been a Thing’s best friend, in the too-shortly-lived series from Dan Slott.

We’ll round out this Top Ten write-up by looking at where the rest of the winners from last spring’s Top Ten ended up.

  • Black Bolt (#1) – coming in HML4
  • Nova (#2) – coming in HML4
  • Sunfire (#5) – AOA version showed up in the Wizard fan poll
  • Tigra (#6) – coming in HML4
  • Valkyrie (#9) – rumored to be in the rumored Hulk line
  • Dazzler (#10) – fell to #14 – apparently heavy exposure in New Excalibur isn’t helping – thank you, Chris Claremont!
  • Fin Fang Foom (BAF #1) – rumored to be the BAF in the rumored Hulk line

Well, that wraps it up for this edition of the Marvel Top Ten, as well as the Top Ten Madness that included our first Top Ten for Legendary Comic Book Heroes and our second edition of the DC Top Ten.  We’ll be sharing the results with Hasbro – and will look forward to knocking off a few more of these between now and our next Top Ten! 


 

Full Voting Results

Single Figure Build-A-Figure
Rank Last Top Ten Character Votes
1 3 Polaris 74
2 7 Adam Warlock 63
3 4 Jean Grey, Marvel Girl, Phoenix 60
4 7 Gladiator 53
5 13 Terrax 50
6 14 Crimson Dynamo 46
7 24 Medusa 45
8 21 Dormammu 44
8 20 Guardian 44
10 10 Jubilee 43
10 24 Winter Soldier 43
12 12 Blink 42
12 17 Madrox the Multiple Man 42
14 10 Dazzler 40
15 19 Warpath 39
16 23 Enchantress 38
17 5 Sunfire 37
18 38 Shang Chi 34
19 24 Drax the Destroyer 33
20 35 Ares 31
20 43 Ronin 31
20 14 Ultron 31
23 30 Nighthawk 30
24 24 Spiral 27
25 28 Union Jack 26
25 42 US Agent 26
27 28 Morph 25
27 41 Northstar 25
27 31 Wrecker 25
30 45 Crossbones 23
30 44 Forge 23
30 61 Quasar 23
33 35 Jack of Hearts 22
33 31 Rogue 22
35 34 Attuma 20
35 38 Crystal 20
35 53 Firestar 20
38 61 Hellcat 18
39 53 Firelord 17
39 53 Kate Bishop, Hawkeye 17
39 69 Storm 17
39 38 Thunderbird 17
43 14 Silver Samurai 16
44 84 Mimic 15
44 91 Odin 15
46 69 Blastaar 14
46 35 Iron Man 14
46 45 Puck 14
46 53 Radioactive Man 14
50 47 Arnim Zola 13
50 103 Aurora 13
50 69 Darkhawk 13
50 69 Gorgon 13
50 47 High Evolutionary 13
50 53 Hyperion 13
50 53 Ka-Zar 13
50 131 Klaw 13
50 84 Magik 13
50 69 Thor 13
60 61 Snowbird 12
60 155 Starfox 12
60 131 Triton 12
60 69 Wonderman 12
64 103 Agent X 11
64 69 Cyclops 11
64 131 Karnak 11
64 53 Luke Cage, Power Man 11
64 119 Shaman 11
64 131 Stingray 11
64 69 Toad 11
71 192 Death’s Head 10
71 61 Grim Reaper 10
71 119 Kitty Pryde, Shadowcat 10
71 47 Machine Man 10
71 31 Magneto 10
71 91 Songbird 10
71 103 Speedball 10
71 53 Thanos 10
79 91 Black Cat 9
79 192 Hypno Hustler 9
79 91 Photon 9
79 69 Shatterstar 9
83 91 Count Nefaria 8
83 119 Deadpool 8
83 84 Havok 8
83 155 Lilandra 8
83 131 Nate Grey, X-Man 8
83 2 Nova 8
83 103 Sauron 8
83 91 Sleepwalker 8
83 131 Son of Satan 8
83 47 Taskmaster 8
83 69 Vindicator 8
83 84 Whirlwind 8
95 131 AIM Henchman 7
95 192 Batroc 7
95 22 Beast 7
95 131 Constrictor 7
95 91 Executioner 7
95 155 Gargoyle 7
95 249 Grey Gargoyle 7
95 66 Nick Fury 7
95 155 Speed 7
104 119 Armadillo 6
104 66 Baron Zemo, Citizen V 6
104 103 Beetle, MACH-1, MACH-IV 6
104 84 Boomer, Boom Boom 6
104 103 Chamber 6
104 103 Chameleon 6
104 103 Echo 6
104 249 Ikaris 6
104 69 Mockingbird 6
104 103 Morbius 6
104 84 Penance 6
104 131 Red Skull 6
104 131 Sersi 6
104 249 Spider-Girl 6
104 91 Strong Guy 6
104 91 Tiger Shark 6
104 69 Titanium Man 6
104 #N/A Ulik 6
104 61 Wolfsbane 6
123 249 Armor 5
123 91 Dagger 5
123 103 Exodus 5
123 47 Hand Ninja 5
123 131 Kurse 5
123 131 Mystique 5
123 249 Night Thrasher 5
123 #N/A Pulsar 5
123 103 Sebastian Shaw 5
123 155 Sif 5
123 192 Stature 5
123 155 Stilt-Man 5
123 155 Stryfe 5
123 192 Sunspot 5
123 69 Swordsman 5
123 9 Valkyrie 5
139 #N/A Baron Mordo 4
139 249 Beak 4
139 249 Caliban 4
139 103 Cloak 4
139 131 Cyber 4
139 155 Deathbird 4
139 131 Dr. Bong 4
139 #N/A Dr. Doom 2099 4
139 131 Dust 4
139 192 Goblin Queen 4
139 #N/A Hood, the 4
139 84 Joe Fixit, Hulk 4
139 155 Lockjaw 4
139 192 Maggot 4
139 103 Moondragon 4
139 #N/A Mr. Hyde 4
139 119 Professor X 4
139 103 Prowler 4
139 #N/A Ricochet 4
139 192 Scarlet Spider 4
139 119 Shanna 4
139 131 Siryn 4
139 131 Spider-Man 4
139 249 Squirrel Girl 4
139 #N/A Starlord 4
139 249 Talisman 4
139 192 Viper 4
166 249 Agent 13 3
166 192 Angel, Archangel 3
166 #N/A Anole 3
166 192 Apocalypse 3
166 #N/A Aunt May 3
166 192 Avalanche 3
166 119 Baron Blood 3
166 #N/A Belasco 3
166 192 Black Knight 3
166 192 Black Panther 3
166 192 Blade 3
166 131 Captain Britain 3
166 131 Captain Marvel 3
166 #N/A Fandral 3
166 155 Hellion 3
166 #N/A Iceman 3
166 249 J. Jonah Jameson 3
166 249 Jocasta 3
166 249 Mandarin 3
166 131 Marrow 3
166 #N/A Marvel Boy 3
166 192 Mary Jane Watson 3
166 69 Maverick 3
166 155 Meggan 3
166 #N/A Miek 3
166 249 Molecule Man 3
166 #N/A Molly Hayes 3
166 #N/A Outlaw 3
166 155 Paste Pot Pete, Trapster 3
166 249 Rocket Racoon 3
166 #N/A Satana 3
166 69 Scarlet Witch 3
166 249 Spider-Man 2099 3
166 #N/A Spot 3
166 155 Stepford Cuckoos 3
166 155 Surge 3
166 192 Titania 3
166 119 Vulcan 3
204 192 American Eagle 2
204 #N/A Black Tom 2
204 249 Blaze 2
204 249 Blizzard 2
204 #N/A Brother Voodoo 2
204 249 Bug 2
204 192 Captain America 2
204 155 Carnage 2
204 249 Colossus 2
204 249 Dark Beast 2
204 #N/A Dark Phoenix 2
204 155 Diablo 2
204 47 Doc Samson 2
204 155 Doppleganger 2
204 #N/A Dusk 2
204 155 Emma Frost, White Queen 2
204 #N/A Feral 2
204 131 Flag Smasher 2
204 249 Gambit 2
204 192 Gamora 2
204 155 Gertie 2
204 249 Ghost Rider 2099 2
204 91 Hawkeye 2
204 249 Hogun 2
204 #N/A Hornet 2
204 192 Iron Man 2020 2
204 249 Jarvis 2
204 192 Justice 2
204 #N/A Karolina Dean 2
204 249 Kingpin 2
204 #N/A Korg 2
204 249 Lady Deathstrike 2
204 249 Lady Mastermind 2
204 #N/A Lightspeed 2
204 #N/A Marrina 2
204 249 Marvel Girl, Rachel Summers, Phoenix 2
204 #N/A Mass Master 2
204 192 Mastermind 2
204 192 Mercury 2
204 #N/A Moonstone 2
204 #N/A Mysterio 2
204 249 Nico 2
204 155 Nimrod 2
204 155 Nocturne 2
204 192 Ord 2
204 #N/A Orphan 2
204 #N/A Prodigy 2
204 #N/A Proteus 2
204 249 Pyro 2
204 #N/A Rockslide 2
204 #N/A ROM 2
204 #N/A Selene 2
204 #N/A SHIELD Agent 2
204 #N/A Star Lord 2
204 155 Terror Inc. 2
204 192 Thunderball 2
204 #N/A Thunderstrike 2
204 249 U-Go Girl 2
204 103 Venom 2
204 249 Vertigo 2
204 #N/A Volstagg 2
204 192 Wasp 2
204 249 Wildchild 2
204 119 Wizard 2
204 #N/A Wraith 2
204 192 Zzzax 2
270 131 Absorbing Man 1
270 #N/A Abyss 1
270 #N/A Air Walker 1
270 #N/A Alex Wilder 1
270 #N/A Amanda Sefton 1
270 #N/A Anarchist, the 1
270 #N/A Angel Salvatore 1
270 #N/A Arachne 1
270 131 Arcade 1
270 #N/A Asp 1
270 249 Awesome Andy 1
270 #N/A Azazel 1
270 #N/A Balder 1
270 249 Barracuda 1
270 249 Beyonder 1
270 #N/A Binary, Ms. Marvel, Warbird 1
270 #N/A Bishop 1
270 #N/A Blazing Skull 1
270 #N/A Blindfold 1
270 #N/A Bloodaxe 1
270 249 Boomerang 1
270 249 Box 1
270 192 Bulldozer 1
270 249 Bushmaster 1
270 155 Cable 1
270 #N/A Caiera 1
270 18 Cannonball 1
270 249 Carrion 1
270 155 Cassandra Nova 1
270 249 Chase 1
270 249 Ch’od 1
270 #N/A Clandestine 1
270 #N/A Clea 1
270 #N/A Controller, the 1
270 #N/A Cypher 1
270 155 Destiny 1
270 #N/A Digitek 1
270 119 Domino 1
270 #N/A Doorman 1
270 #N/A Doppelganger 1
270 103 Dr. Doom 1
270 #N/A Dr. Octopus 1
270 249 Dr. Spectrum 1
270 #N/A Dr. Strange 1
270 #N/A Dream Queen 1
270 155 Elektra 1
270 #N/A Elixir 1
270 #N/A Elloe 1
270 #N/A Energizer 1
270 #N/A Energy 1
270 249 Fabian Cortez 1
270 249 Fantomex 1
270 192 Firebird 1
270 #N/A Flatman 1
270 #N/A G 1
270 #N/A Gee 1
270 #N/A Grasshopper 1
270 249 Gravity 1
270 #N/A Green Goblin 1
270 192 Gwen Stacy 1
270 249 Hammerhead 1
270 #N/A Happy Hogan 1
270 #N/A Harpoon 1
270 249 Hellfire Club Guard 1
270 #N/A Hiroim the Shamed 1
270 192 Holocaust 1
270 #N/A Hulk 2099 1
270 #N/A Humbug 1
270 #N/A Huntarr 1
270 #N/A Hybrid 1
270 249 Hydro-Man 1
270 #N/A Iron Clad 1
270 #N/A Iron Fist 1
270 249 Jack Kirby 1
270 #N/A Jackal 1
270 249 Juggernaut 1
270 66 Kang 1
270 #N/A Kid Colt 1
270 #N/A Killraven 1
270 #N/A Knighthawk 1
270 #N/A Lionheart 1
270 249 Living Laser 1
270 #N/A Lizard 1
270 #N/A Madame Web 1
270 249 Madcap 1
270 #N/A Madelyne Pryor 1
270 #N/A Madman 1
270 155 Magma 1
270 249 Magus 1
270 #N/A Malice 1
270 192 Mandrill 1
270 192 Mantis 1
270 #N/A Marionette 1
270 #N/A Matt Murdock 1
270 #N/A Mikhail Rasputin 1
270 #N/A Mirage 1
270 #N/A Moira MacTaggert 1
270 #N/A MoltenMan 1
270 #N/A Moonboy 1
270 #N/A Moonstar 1
270 #N/A Mr. Fear 1
270 192 Mr. Immortal 1
270 249 Namorita 1
270 #N/A Night Nurse 1
270 249 Nightcrawler 1
270 155 Nightmare 1
270 249 Nightwatch 1
270 249 Nomad 1
270 #N/A No-Name 1
270 #N/A Old Lace 1
270 #N/A Omega Sentinel 1
270 #N/A Omega the Unknown 1
270 #N/A Owl 1
270 #N/A Patch, Weapon X, Wolverine 1
270 #N/A Pete Wisdom 1
270 #N/A Peter Parker 1
270 #N/A Phantom Rider 1
270 192 Piledriver 1
270 #N/A Pixie 1
270 192 Puma 1
270 #N/A Random 1
270 #N/A Red Guardian 1
270 #N/A Revanche 1
270 #N/A Rictor 1
270 #N/A Ringer 1
270 #N/A Riptide 1
270 155 Ronan the Accuser 1
270 192 Sabretooth 1
270 #N/A Sage 1
270 #N/A Sasquatch 1
270 249 Scalphunter 1
270 #N/A Shamrock 1
270 249 Shuma Gorath 1
270 #N/A Sidewinder 1
270 119 Silver Sable 1
270 #N/A Skin 1
270 #N/A Spider-Ham 1
270 192 Stardust 1
270 #N/A Starhawk 1
270 #N/A Sugar Man 1
270 155 Super Skrull 1
270 155 Swarm 1
270 #N/A Tarot 1
270 #N/A Thundra 1
270 6 Tigra 1
270 #N/A Tippy-Toe 1
270 249 Tombstone 1
270 249 Trevor Fitzroy 1
270 #N/A Two-Gun Kid 1
270 #N/A Vault Guardsman 1
270 #N/A Victor Mancha 1
270 #N/A Void 1
270 #N/A War Machine 1
270 155 Wendigo 1
270 #N/A White Tiger 1
270 #N/A Woodgod 1
270 #N/A Zabu 1
270 #N/A Zarathos 1
270 #N/A Zarda 1
Rank Last Top Ten Character Votes
1 4 Lockjaw 41
2 2 Nimrod 29
3 5 Sauron 26
4 3 Titanium Man 20
5 6 Stature 13
6 9 Black Goliath 11
7 1 Fin Fang Foom 10
8 32 Odin 8
9 7 Armadillo 7
10 #N/A Shadow King 6
10 8 Strong Guy 6
10 9 Super Adaptoid 6
13 #N/A Devil Dinosaur 5
13 13 Goliath 5
13 18 Stilt Man 5
13 #N/A Surtur 5
17 32 Goliath [Clint Barton] 4
18 32 Box 3
18 #N/A Groot 3
20 13 Aragorn 2
20 13 Atlas 2
20 #N/A Crimson Dynamo 2
20 #N/A Dormammu 2
20 18 Drax the Destroyer 2
20 #N/A Giant Man 2
20 #N/A Old Lace 2
20 32 Spiral 2
20 #N/A Ultimo 2
20 32 Warlock 2
30 32 Absorbing Man 1
30 #N/A Arishem the Judge 1
30 32 Awesome Android 1
30 #N/A Big Bertha 1
30 18 Celestial 1
30 18 Eternity 1
30 #N/A Giant Phoenix Raptor 1
30 32 Jade Dragon 1
30 #N/A King Miek 1
30 32 Kree Sentry 1
30 32 Living Tribunal 1
30 #N/A Maelstrom 1
30 #N/A Mangog 1
30 18 Master Mold 1
30 #N/A Multiple Man 1
30 #N/A Onslaught 1
30 32 Phalanx 1
30 #N/A Post 1
30 18 Quinjet 1
30 #N/A Rockslide 1
30 32 Sasquatch 1
30 32 Sentinel 1
30 18 Shuma-Gorath 1
30 #N/A Sugar Man 1
30 #N/A Terrax 1
30 32 TriSentinel 1
30 #N/A Ulik 1
30 13 Ultimate Giant Man 1
30 18 Ultron 1
30 #N/A Venom 1
30 #N/A Volstagg 1
30 #N/A Watcher, the 1
30 32 Yellow Jacket 1


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