SUPPORT THIS PROPOSED LEGO X-MANSION!
This petition is aiming to get 10,000 signatures to get on LEGO’s radar and create this AMAZING X-Men LEGO set.
Let’s do some real talk: I love the X-Men. That’s why I created this Tumblr account way too long ago, because all the other F-Yeah X-Men Tumblrs and their variations — at the time — were dead or inactive. So I started this on a lark. And now it has a lot of followers! Thank you for following this Tumblr!
So yeah, I love the X-Men, and I have to admit that I’m more than a little bummed at what’s happened to them recently. Not in the comics, no, the comics are at a creative high point, a place I think they’ve been for at least the last 2-3 years.
No, the X-Men are suffering everywhere outsidethe comics. As the characters’ film rights are not owned by Marvel and Marvel Studios, their place in the wider Marvel Universe of products has been greatly diminished. From riding high in the early ’90s as the only franchise, save Spider-Man, to keep A-list creators on board and tell relatively compelling storylines (it’s not hard to top the early ’90s versions of the Avengers and their characters, y’all, Teen Tony Stark? Thunderstrike? Armor Cap?). No the X-Men weren’t perfect in the ’90s, but they were POPULAR. And that first Fox movie made a BIG change in the way superheroes are viewed in mainstream culture, a ball that “Blade” got rolling just a year or so before.
But Fox owns the X-Men’s movie rights. That means they can’t be in the Marvel movies, and therefore means that Marvel kinda prioritizes the characters in movies they own when it comes to making licensed products and toys.
In 2011, “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Thor” got toy lines. “X-Men: First Class” got none. Last year, “Iron Man 3” and “Thor: The Dark World” got massive toy lines as well, and “The Wolverine” got a few figures out there — but 2014 is a bit different. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and even Sony’s “Amazing Spider-Man 2” have Marvel Legends lines tied into them and in stores right now. “X-Men: Days of Future Past” again, has nothing.
I know nothing about toy licensing, honestly. Duh! Obvious! This might be more of Fox’s fault than anything else, and there might not be a big conspiracy to keep X-Men figures off the shelves. Maybe the X-Men just aren’t popular in retail stores anymore? I don’t have numbers to crunch. I just know that these figures don’t exist. And it doesn’t even look like any X-Men LEGO figures exist, either.
So what I’m saying is, even though I know we’re bombarded with petitions on a daily basis, and usually for things that are a lot more important culturally, and for a lot of things that are a lot more frivolous, reblog this petition and sign this petition.
A LEGO set of the X-Mansion would just be FUN. That’s it. It wouldn’t change the world, but it would be fun.
I grew up with Legos and spent at least half an hour in Hot Topic yesterday trying to find any X-merchandise among Avengers, Spidey, and Deadpool. It really would be fun.