* Most of Bandai's toylines are major successors or each at one point. In fact, they do love this trope:
** Toys/SHFiguarts to the Souchaku Henshin line.
** Toys/RobotSpirits to the Mobile Suit In Action! and In Action! Offshoot lines.
** Toys/SuperRobotChogokin to Soul of Chogokin to regular Chogokin, despite both regular and Soul versions still exist.
* ''Toys/HeroFactory'' temporarily substituted ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' (it even said so on the packaging of the first-wave figures). ''BIONICLE'' itself was this to the earlier and short-lived ''{{Toys/Slizers}}'' and ''Toys/RoboRiders'' lines. Note that ''fans'' on the other hand consider ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'' to be its sequel, story-wise. The earlier ''BIONICLE'' Rahi models were successors of the ''LEGO Competition'' playsets.
* After [=ToyBiz=] lost the Creator/MarvelComics license to Creator/{{Hasbro}}, they attempted to continue their popular ''Marvel Legends'' series with a new line called ''Legendary Comic Book Heroes''. The articulation, sculpting style, paint work and even the Build-A-Figure concept were all carried over from ''Marvel Legends'', only now applied to non-Marvel characters like Comicbook/JudgeDredd, Comicbook/{{Witchblade}}, Comicbook/SavageDragon and Comicbook/{{Madman}}. Unfortunately, the line failed to recapture the success of its predecessor, and [=ToyBiz=] ended up going out of business.
* The {{Franchise/Barbie}} Look and the Tim Gunn Barbie dolls can count as this for the Barbie Basics line, both being collector, easy to find, fashion focused doll lines with the model muse body -more realistic and skinny- As the Basics were were officially discontinued few months before the Gunn dolls were announced. And {{Word of God}} stated The Barbie Look was created with this intention.
* Nintendo's {{Toys/amiibo}} toyline is a spiritual successor to Nintendo's ill-fated e-reader accessory for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance (even more so with the amiibo cards), and because TechnologyMarchesOn, they work a lot better than the e-reader ever did.
* Eight years after the end of ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}'', Kenner (now under Hasbro ownership) created ''WesternAnimation/VorTechUndercoverConversionSquad'', another cartoon-backed toyline about two rival team of agents fighting with superpower-granting helmets and transforming vehicles. All but one of the ''Vor-Tech'' vehicles were retools of ''MASK'' toys, and according to one of the writers involved in the ''Vor Tech'' cartoon, the brand created by Hasbro as a way to reuse the ''M.A.S.K'' molds (apparently as the [[Film/TheMask then-recent Jim Carrey movie]] made using the ''M.A.S.K'' name not viable).
* ''Toys/GoGosCrazyBones'' has a spiritual successor in ''Toys/StarMonsters''. Both series are made by the company Magic Box International, both series consist of plastic collectible characters, both series have characters with alternate paint jobs (''Gogo's'' has the Wanted and Most Wanted characters, ''Star Monsters'' has evolutions of existing Star Monsters), both series have games associated with them... the list goes on, doesn't it?
* After the ''VideoGame/DisneyInfinity'' project was shut down, Disney launched their ''Toybox'' line of action figures. The line features characters from franchises like the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', with the designs based on the art style from the game.