Time for a walk down memory lane with a true Throwback Thursday gallery here at Toyark! Today we are going to take a look a wide selection of McFarlane Toys Spawn figures. With all the talk of sculpt and paint in our modern action figures, I kept running into shots of Spawn figs around the internets and thought, man those can hold their own today. So I set out on a mission to acquire the ones I thought were fire. The ones I chose go back as far as 1996, though most are in the early-mid 2000s. McFarlane was never known for articulation, and I knew that going in. These are poseable statues, at their best. They look great on a shelf bundled together, and the sculpt/paint combo on them all is top notch. They also photograph super well, very fun to play around with that way as you’ll see inside.
I had just started my goal of figuring out what was what, finding and buying them when Todd McFarlane himself dropped a nugget in an interview saying they are going back to their roots, doing more Spawn figures, Tortured Souls, Movie Maniacs. These were all awesome lines, and many pieces still hold up. So the timing couldn’t be better for this retrospective. Read on to check out over 75 HD images of the Spawn figures I think still kick ass today!
To be clear, this is not a full pictorial or review of each figure. Just some thoughts and pretty shots of each. I wanted to jump right into the fun stuff with these guys, and I don’t think detailed reviews are needed for 15(ish) year old figures :). Most of the heat I found to be in the later series of figures, specifically 24 – 27. There are really solid figures in this era not featured here, and many non-Spawn characters that are well done. But I wanted to focus on Spawn proper for the most part, and him in his traditional look, that cape, the chains and those eyes. There are a couple of bangers leading up to series 24 as well, and even one from early on in 96 or so.
So, keep scrolling to check out our selection of shots for some of the best Spawn action figures out there! Of note – I’ve linked each to results on eBay so you can research and grab your own.
Spawn Series 4 – Clown II
The Clown II figure from series 4 is nuts. Giant guns, troll hair, great sculpt, head just hanging out on his forearm like a bracelet, and firing missiles. I was scouting local comic shops for pieces and ran into this guy for 10 bucks sealed. Wasn’t even looking for him. He’s relatively cheap on the secondary market, but I think he’s boss.
Spawn Series 17 – Spawn V
Another cheaper one on secondary market, I think the Spawn V was overproduced at the time. It was the first real “epic piece” and a sign of where McFarlane was going with the figures later on.
Spawn Series 21 – Alternate Realities Spawn VII on Throne
This thing is bonkers. Full throne, Spawn sitting gangster pondering life death with a skull in his hand. Can’t beat it. A perfect centerpiece to a collection.
Spawn Series 24 – Issue 39 Cover “Santa Spawn”
A classic cover, everyone loves holiday themed figs. Santa Spawn style of course. I tossed in a little snow, blood and a bonus hand to homage the cover.
Spawn Series 24 – Issue 43 Cover “Flying Spawn”
Another big piece based on a comic cover. Flying Spawn from Issue 43 comes on a stand so he can hover on your shelf. Look at those fabulous jazz hands!
Spawn Series 25 – Issue 95 Cover
A classic Greg Capullo cover, Spawn just epicly standing waiting to kick your ass. The colors are a tad bright but it adds some flavor in a group display.