McFarlane Color Tops are the company’s current line of figures, featuring characters from all different properties that McFarlane Toys own or have licenses for. They’re 7 Inch scale, intricately sculpted and painted and come with a base. Each wave is packaged in a different color topped box making it easy to find on the shelves. While many will focus on The Walking Dead, Assassin’s Creed and others, the one I was most looking forward to since Toy Fair was Spawn. I was a casual collector of Spawn figures in the late 90s and early 00s. I rocked that HBO series like no one’s business. So, now that I’ve hit a point where I am collecting multiple lines and have space to display all this stuff, it was time to get some Spawn back on the shelf! Number 10 for the Color Tops series is the Spawn Rebirth figure, he’s the first Spawn figure to release in over a decade. We have him in hand, let’s take a look along with some additional thoughts after the break!
McFarlane Toys Color Tops #10 Spawn Rebirth
So, Color Tops. There’s a lot of discussion on this overall. McFarlane decided to move away from the smaller 5 inch scale with a good amount of articulation for a larger, more detailed, better painted offering, minus significant articulation. These are basically poseable statues. Spawn here has the following articulation:
Neck – left/right
Arms – up/down 90 degrees, swivels at bicep
Wrists – swivel
Waist – 35 degree swivel at belt
Legs – slight swivel at calf on each
Cape is rubber and can be slightly adjusted
Bullet belt on chest is own thing and can be moved around
Base is removable.
Weapons are removable.
Now, that sounds like a lot, but in terms of modern, higher end action figures, it’s not. There is no hip, knee, shoulder articulation. No ab-crunch or forward/backward torso movement. No ankle movement. It’s a static pose, with slight movement to tweak the stance a bit.
And guess what – I am ok with that.
The original McFarlane figures were basically like this. Not pure action figures, but better in the sculpt and paint department. This is the same thing. They’ve returned to their roots instead of going all-in on the modern adult collectibles articulation angle. Now, when I say I am ok with that, I am, within reason. I wouldn’t want all my figures like this. And I wouldn’t want a property I really dug to have these as the only option. But for one-offs, single representations of a character or property for my shelves, these are perfect.
Assuming Spawn was super-poseable, after I fiddled with it for a bit, I’d get him in a pose, probably similar to what it is now, and tuck him away next to Stone Cold and Iron Man. Done. So, going with the less articulation here, and ensuring that paint and sculpt are on point so that when I do see him peeking out he’s dope, then I’m ok with that. And I’ll continue to pick up random pieces as they tickle my fancy. Would I love for him to have full on 30-40 points of articulation, this level of sculpt and paint, and still be 20 bucks? Yes. But, I am assuming that can’t be done within cost constraints, so I am ok with this version for 20-ish bucks. I had a blast shooting him and he’s looking menacing overseeing the office from the top shelf as I speak, so for me, good to go and worth the pick up.
Check below for 55+ pics to see how he can shine for you, and let us know what you think on the forums!