Conan the Barbarian will always occupy a special place to me, not just because of a deep love for the stories or the movies, but because that figure from Toybiz/Marvel Toys was one of the first shots I ever took that I actually considered "good". But now that I have actually immersed myself in Robert E. Howard's world a lot more, having only known the pastiches from Robert Jordan and the 1982 film and the cartoons, I felt like I could understand the Cimmerian a little better to devote a really good shot evoking the poetry of Howard's Hyborian world, as well as that "dark, sullen-eyed" characterization that most pastiches seemed hesitant to underline in favor of making Conan far more heroic than he actually was (he's an ass and a bastard, but certainly an enjoyable one when written by Howard).
Conan's story, from soldier to thief, to reaver to pirate, to mercenary to ranger and finally king of Aquilonia is a unique road that didn't follow a linear path when penned by Howard. The gaps filled in by de Camp, Carter, John Maddox Roberts, Jordan, and others have it in common that no matter what scenario Conan found himself in, he always lived in the moment and went with whatever the circumstances were. Case in point, once again to Howard, for "Queen of the Black Coast" where Conan jumps aboard a merchant vessel escaping guards and soon finds himself facing off against the pirate queen Belit when she attacks his ship...only to join forces as Belit's lover and pirate king! It also helps that in reading the original Howard stories, with no direct chronology, that one can see how Conan lived in the moment (that's not entirely accurate, as the most definite points of Conan's long career are his beginning as a thief and his end as king of Aquilonia, with all the other gaps as a pirate, mercenary, border chieftain, filled in by both Howard and others).
I would've loved it if Toybiz/Marvel Toys had done more figures based on the Conan comic universe. I don't know if this has changed since Marvel regained the rights back from Dark Horse sometime last year, but I would love to have some more Conan characters. Like the Punisher, Conan didn't have too many recurring villains, especially as envisioned in the original 1932-36 cycle by Howard. Under others, we got more adventures with Belit that are bridged between the first two parts of "Queen of the Black Coast" and even Roy Thomas did about sixty issues in the 1970s expanding on the time Conan and Belit were a pair. Thoth-Amon, who only ever has one on-screen appearance in Howard's stories, was a recurring villain for Ace/Lancer books and Marvel Comics. Even then, a toy line with Belit, Thoth-Amon, Yasmela ("The People of the Black Circle"), Khemsa, Valeria, and monsters like Thog/Thaug would help build a kind of universe that the sullen, dark-eyed Cimmerian is at the moment alone in.