In 1998, Toy Biz unveiled the first Maggott figure.
It would have been featured in X-Men Flying Fighters, planned as part of
the Secret Weapon Force assortment. The
assortment sported some of the best sculpting of the time, as well as featuring
the only Maggot figure. It also contained great new versions of Cyclops, Jean
Grey, and an “Age of Apocalypse” Mr. Sinister.
So why was this line unreleased? "X-Men was slowing down in retail
at the time of the Flying Fighters," Toy Biz Product Manager Jesse Falcon
told ToyFare magazine. "The cartoon had stopped, so we decided not
to push the project."