list of my 10 favorite toylines from the past year is always the biggest deal, I do like to recognize that tot every great toy is part of a larger toyline or a toyline that I fully collected. It seems kind of unfair to never acknowledge figures from smaller or one off lines. Heck, sometimes I purchased a spectacular action figure from a line that I had no intention of buying anything else from. What to do? That's where the list of my Top 10 Favorite Individual Toys for the year comes in. Who is eligible? Any toy released in 2019. Who isn't eligible? Any toy from a line I picked in my 10 Favorite Toylines of 2019 list. Remember that these are listed alphabetically, not in order of merit. Let's see what made the best of the rest after the break...
I really like The Loyal Subject's Action Vinyls line and their Battle Armor Skeletor was my favorite. The sculpt is fantastic, the weapons are plentiful, and Skeletor features a hinged jaw. What's not to like? I've always been a fan of the Battle Armor variants of He-Man and Skeletor ever since I was a kid and The Loyal Subjects did a great job of translating the design into their fun style of minifigures. I'm glad these have been showing up at some mass market retail stores, too, as they're great toys that really deserve a chance with collectors.
Michael Myers is easily my favorite of the "modern" movie monsters and Mezco did a great job of capturing his terrifying visage from Halloween in this release from the Mezco Designer Series. Striking a nice balance between terrifying and stylized, this figure was a stylized vinyl collectible that proved to be quite affordable, very well made, and outfitted with a couple of cool accessories.
While he didn't make it out in time for Halloween, NECA's Ultimate Sam did make it out in time for Christmas. It's been quite a few years since NECA released their original Sam figure and this one proved to be an amazing improvement on one of the best Halloween mascots out there. Multiple heads, lots of accessories, and two jack o' lanterns (one of which lights up!) all ensured that Sam earned a place on my 2019 best of the rest list!
So? What do you think? What were some of your favorite toys that weren't necessarily part of a larger toyline or from a toyline you didn't collect anything else from?