In a very surprising reveal, IGN has shared news that McFarlane Toys will produce DC Comics figures! The licensing agreement begins in 2020, and is a three year agreement. This license gives McFarlane access to produce figures based on the comics, movies, and video games. According to their report, the license will allow McFarlane Toys to produce 6″ scale to 12″ scale “ultra-poseable” action figures, and also includes vehicles and accessories. Sadly, it doesn’t sound like any DC product from McFarlane will be on display at Toy Fair this coming weekend.
With this announcement of multiple companies having a DC license, it is becoming clearer on how the DC toy will be handled starting next year. Spin Masters was granted their own license (also a three year agreement) for DC Comics toys. Fans had wondered how they were going to approach collector level figures, and now it seems that Spin Master won’t necessarily have to. With McFarlane producing collector figures, Spin Master can focus on more kid-oriented releases. But, their actual plans remain to be seen.
McFarlane Toys has sent over a press release. Some more details were revealed and fans will want to check it out. You can read it after the jump.
In a second article at IGN, a few additional details were revealed. I’ve summarized some of the key details after the press release.