It’s catch up photo gallery time with this latest photo shoot. The Call of Duty 6″ Scale Figures have been in stores for a while now, and I’ve had the first wave in hand for a bit. I haven’t been able to get to these figures as quickly as I would have liked, thanks to a backlog of new items at the end of 2018 and early 2019. But, I’m happy to share a photo shoot and quick review of the McFarlane Toys – Call of Duty Series 1 Figures.
These 6″ scale figures are in stores now, with a few variants available as store exclusives. they retail for about $18 to $20 each depending on the store. McFarlane Toys sent along the wave for us to check out. Read on for my thoughts on the figures and a full photo gallery.
Call of Duty 6″ Scale Figures Series 1 by McFarlane Toys
- Excellent figure sculpts
- Great paint application
- Decent articulation
- Nice fine detail work
- Strong joints
- Could use more weapons for each figure
- No interchangeable parts
The figures come packed on a basic card back. The packaging features the corresponding Call of Duty logo, and a tag with the characters name. The back showcases additional figures available for the line. All of the cards are essentially the same. Each figure includes a weapon and a figure stand.
I was never a big Call of Duty player. I would pick up the occasional World War 1 or World War 2 set version, but my military shooter preference was usually the Medal of Honor. I tended to enjoy the campaign modes more than multi-player, and I began to steer clear of shooters that were mostly geared towards the online crowd. With no ties to the current entries, I approached these figures simply as military action figures. With that mindset, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked these figures. The sculpts for each figure are outstanding, with a lot of small details sculpted into the clothing and military accessories. The outfits are intricate, with nice texture work on the sculpted cloth elements, and realistic skin texture on the portraits. When you see the highly detailed mask on Ghost in-hand, it’s hard not to be impressed. I do wish there were a few interchangeable parts available, or a few additional weapons. Handguns, knives, alternate rifles all would have been welcome.
Paint work is is also pretty strong here. There’s a lot of extra washes on the clothing, and nice clean lines separating each painted area. The faces look to utilize a mix of hand painting and digital printing to pretty good results. Articulation here is decent on these figures, with about 15 or so points of articulation. That includes single jointed knees and elbows, with only ok range of motion. There’s a waist swivel for some torso articulation, but that’s mostly static. Joints were strong, especially the knees which may be a bit too tight on Soap and Ruin. These are on par with most of McFarlane’s current releases, save for the Fortnite guys which are a bit more articulated. If you picked up anything recent from the Stranger Things line, or either of their Star Trek figures, then you’ll be in for a similar range of motion.
While I can’t speak for the Call of Duty fans, I can say these wound up being a pleasant surprise to me. As basic 6″ scale military figures, they’re solid. They look great in hand, and have enough articulation to get a few good poses out of them. The only thing they need for me is really some accessories. Check out a few select photos below, and see the full gallery after that.