Steven Universe is a goldmine of wasted toy potential, tbh.
When I started watching SU my first thought aside from “this show is so friggin’ cute” was “these characters would make AWESOME action figures!” So you can imagine my disappointment when the toy landscape turned out to be a desert with Funko Pops in the place of tumbleweed.
There are so, so many possibilities, though. Just for starters, imagine the accessories! Peridot could have detachable limb enhancers and a tablet and a bunch of metal doohickeys. Malachite could have a gaggle of tiny watermelon people to terrorize. BISMUTH COULD COME WITH A FORGE PLAYSET.
What about transformable gems? The success of the Transformers franchise has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that people love toys that can be turned into other toys, and this is a show full of characters that can canonically shapeshift! What about an Amethyst action figure that you can turn into a cat?
Oh yeah, and while we’re on the topic
of Transformers; SU Combiners could be a thing too.
^ This is a giant action figure made by sticking together five smaller action figures. How about a Ruby+Sapphire 2-pack where you can transform and combine them to make Garnet? Its not totally unfeasible is what I’m saying.
And that’s just action figures. The
fashion doll market need not be neglected either! Do you prefer Amethyst’s original season
1 outfit or her current outfit? Lucky for you, Amethyst doll comes with both
options. Don’t forget the Purple Puma fashion pack! There could be so many fashion packs, you guys. Maybe you want your Pearl
doll to wear her spacesuit from “Space Race” today, or that snazzy tuxedo from
“Mr. Greg” or the baseball uniform from “Hit the Diamond” or, wait, what about a full “Hit the Diamond” set featuring Steven, “Earl,” “Amy,” “Bob,” and “Sophie” in their baseball outfits? It can be done. It has been done. Behold; the Monster High School Spirit and Fearleading 3-packs.
Hey, remember those Barbies with the Magic Colour Changing Hair? You see where I’m going with this, right?
Magic Colour Changing Cotton Candy Garnet Barbie please and thank you.
Speaking of hair, who else wants to brush Jasper’s glorious mane?
That’s right; it’s Amazonian Warrior Meets Totally Hair Barbie.
Crewniverse, if you’re reading this, please keep in mind that if any of the above were ever made reality I would be like: