very different ways with “obscure” series (the ones you listed aren’t). In Japan, from my understand and I could be wrong here, they’re only interested in what’s hot now and once it’s up it’s up and will be tossed aside for the next thing. So the reason Fate, Miku, and... um... is Pac-Man still a thing? We’ll go with it. So that’s why Fate, Miku, and he likes of Pac-Man can still sell as they can retain relevancy. That’s why the new Zoids Wild, for example, is selling itself on being new and not linked to the old franchise at all which has become rather obsecure.
Here in the West, nostalgia drives a hefty place in the market. Just look how many Kickstarters there are for “retro games”. Not to mention the likes of Bucky O’Hare getting a new action figure line thanks in part to the fans.
So basically different strokes for different folks. The reason why figure companies aren’t touching franchises like you listed are simply because they’re not really in right now, or will ever be in, with the Japanese market. Their main market. Really outside GSC a lot of figure companies don’t give much of a shit for us Westerns as we don’t have the buying power compared to the Japanese market.I’m going to add that Japan and the West have
I think Koto is probably the king of western licenses and figures. They have a huge, dedicated fanbase that collects their Art FX(?) stuff. They even have the GI Joe line going and the My Little Ponies which are really unexpected but welcomed! But yeah other than GSC and Koto I couldn’t see other companies touching western licenses. Except for Amakuni’s random Gwenpool