Today I’m playing a little catch up with a few items that have been out for a bit. The second wave of Doom action figures is in stores now from McFarlane Toys. This wave features the Doom Slayer (Phobos Variant) and a Maurader. The figures are based on their appearances in the excellent Doom Eternal video game. The Doom Slayer includes a shotgun and an arm blade. The Marauder includes an axe. Our friends at McFarlane Toys sent these over for review. After the jump you can check out the new photo gallery and my thoughts on the figures.
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McFarlane Toys launched an all new line called RAW10 yesterday. It’s a Walmart exclusive line of hybrid robo-beasts meant to fit into the giant fighting monsters space. They are produced, priced and packaged primarily for kids – this is not a collector line, not first anyway. Normally these are things we here at Toyark would see and say “cool, the kids should dig that” and carry on with our lives. HOWEVER, McFarlane Toys must be smart or something because one of the primary figures/characters in the line is none other than Cy-Gor from the Spawn lore. That immediately sparked my interest, and based on reactions from a lot of folks online over the last 24 hours, others too.
McFarlane Toys sent us a care package with the first wave of figures. It however showed up about 30 minutes before they announced it so our gallery had to wait until today. We urge you to read up on the line overall via the official press release here. Then read on below to check out our thoughts and over 75 HD pics showing what they can do!
Things have been a bit busy here with galleries lately, but today we are taking a look at one of the recent McFarlane Toys DC Multiverse rounds – Arkham Asylum Batman and Joker. Both are 7 inch scale and are based on the original Arkham Asylum video game. I have to say, at Toy Fair, in press releases, and when I saw in package even here in hand, I wasn’t super duper excited. DC Collectibles did some pretty good Arkham stuff back in the day. HOWEVER, once I opened these guys up things changed.
Both of these are more streamlined than previous DCC figures, less washing and detailing with paint. But that doesn’t mean these are raw plastic. They actually do have significant paint and fine tuning throughout. Batman’s face is painted, eyes are crisply applied to the cowl. The Joker has multiple paint colors applied to the suit along with some wash. The Joker’s head is very stark white, something we aren’t used to with Arkham figures and the head sculpt is a bit softened, almost like it’s based on a cartoon version of the game model. But it does have a paint base, and sharp digital paint for the mouth and eyes. In hand, they look and feel good. They are deceiving in their simplicity. While they don’t capture that gritty rawness of the game on quick glance, they are well executed, refined figures in hand. Articulation range, even on Joker’s slender suit body is there. As with most so far, Batman still has the single jointed elbow which is a point off with the judges here. :)
Bottom line – good figures. Not quite as good as the White Knight figures we looked at a couple weeks ago now, but good. If you consider them just standard alt-suited entries for a Joker and Batman, without making them a definitive representation of the Arkham series, they work. Check them out close up before you decide, worth a second look beyond the online images.
Read on to check out our shots courtesy of McFarlane Toys!
McFarlane Toys have been pushing on with the DC license since they took over earlier this year. Round 1 gave us a taste of everything – modern comics, animated and TV. Later in the year we got two Wonder Woman pieces from the upcoming WW84. Today we are looking at their latest offering – figures based on the DC Comics Batman: White Knight mini-series. This is a DC Black Label story out of the main continuity, which has the Joker being “cured” and becoming Gotham’s savior, while Batman becomes it’s villain. The art has it’s own unique style, and these figures are very faithful to that look. To the casual fan who just wants a standard “works for everything” Batman – this isn’t it, on purpose. If you know the source material – it is dead on. Read on to check out our pics of the figures and some additional thoughts, courtesy of McFarlane Toys!
McFarlane Toys rocked it earlier this year with their MK 11 Spawn figure (check our gallery for it here). It was the first modern Spawn in with a full range of articulation, and even though it was based on his appearance in the game, it was very faithful to Spawn’s look from the comics. He came packed with the sword at first, and it sold out quick. A second run was announced that will be the same figure, but feature the mace. That is available for order at our sponsors and spots like Amazon.
Now, thanks to a care package from the McFarlane Toys team that showed up today, a THIRD variant has been revealed – same figure – but with the Axe. All three of these weapons are featured in the game, and one of his grab moves actually has him pulling these from the Necrovoid out of thin air and plowing them into your opponent in succession. So the fact you can now recreate that if you get all three is pretty cool.
The Axe variant will be a Target store exclusive in the US and is due to hit stores in early August. No word yet if/when they will go online for ordering.
We cracked our copy open this morning and ran some quick basic shots to show off the new Axe and compare him with the first release. Read on to check it all out! We will run him for a full gallery early next week, stay tuned!
Update – we’ve updated with a few more shots of AxeSpawn, and color corrected our original shots a tad.
McFarlane Toys burst on the scene at the start of 2020 with their new DC Multiverse line of figures (check our galleries here). There were a lot that dropped right away, and we’ve been waiting for the next round to hit. Today we get the second batch with 2 new Wonder Woman 84 figures. These would have been on shelves in the time leading up to the movie release, but alas, we all need to wait due to world events. The figures however, are dropping at retail this month and we have copies to check out after the break.
We get a standard Wonder Woman, in traditional gear, and a Golden Armor version. Both looks have been seen in the trailers. The Golden Armor one is sharp, featuring detachable wings and a flight stand. Standard Diana comes with two lassos, one extended and one wrapped up for her belt.
Read on to check them both out after the break, along with some additional thoughts, courtesy of McFarlane Toys!
A figure I’ve been waiting for years to get a hold of is finally in-hand! That being – a modern, articulated, bad ass representation of SPAWN. To celebrate the arrival of Spawn to the Mortal Kombat universe this weekend at the eSports tournament Final Kombat – McFarlane Toys have made a version of Spawn in figure form. They are also doing the mainline Mortal Kombat 11 collector figures so he’s technically the MK11 version of him. All in all though, it’s a pretty faithful representation of modern SPAWN so he can easily slide into your collection regardless of your MK11 interest.
Of note – Todd McFarlane will be at Final Kombat this weekend for the official drop of Spawn in the game.
That’s not all folks! Todd McFarlane (who recently broke the Guinness World Record with SPAWN for the “longest-running creator-owned superhero comic book series”) has been invited as a special guest to attend Final Kombat 2020, the championship finale of the Mortal Kombat 11 Pro Kompetition esports series. This is where the top Mortal Kombat 11 players from around the world will compete on March 8 at Chicago’s historic Park West Theater for their share of the $100,000 prize pool.
The Final Kombat event programming will feature an exclusive first look of the Mortal Kombat 11 Official SPAWN Gameplay Trailer and an appearance by actor Keith David, who is the voice of Spawn in Mortal Kombat 11.
At Final Kombat, fans will have the opportunity to order the McFarlane Toys SPAWN Mortal Kombat Action Figure, as well as have their favorite figures and comics signed at a FREE-FAN SIGNING! There will also be a SPAWN themed photo-booth for fans to take pictures commemorating their on-site experience.
Final Kombat will be livestreamed globally across all Mortal Kombat 11 channels, including Twitch (NetherRealm), YouTube (Mortal Kombat), Mixer (NetherRealm), Twitter (@MortalKombat), Facebook (@MortalKombat) and Steam (Mortal Kombat 11).
As a special treat, Spawn will be available early exclusively at Walmart on March 8th. McFarlane Toys even shared a list of the stores that will be carrying it here. He’ll be available everywhere else on March 13th.
We’ve run him and all 6 other Mortal Kombat 11 figures including the recently released Raiden and Johnny Cage from McFarlane Toys through a big gallery session after the break. Read on to check it all out, including some additional thoughts on SPAWN!
McFarlane Toys continues their gaming agenda with the first figures for Cyberpunk 2077 from CDProjektRed. The game lit up fans last year when none other than Keanu Reeves was revealed in the trailer to be a key part of the game, playing Johnny Silverhand. Today we are taking a look at the first 3 figures – Keanu’s Silverhand in 12 inch and 7 inch scales, plus V, the main character, in 7 inch scale.
Read on to check out some quick thoughts on them all along with basic and fancy shots to show what they can do!
Bloodshot, the Valiant comics super hero is hitting theaters this summer starring Vin Diesel as a modern vision of the classic character. McFarlane Toys has dropped the first figure for the movie featuring the likeness of Vin Diesel in his baseline outfit of pants and tee with the Bloodshot logo. The trailer shows him suited up in multiple other sets of gear so if this moves expect some more to come our way I’m sure.
The release features a basic look, but is actually a really solid action figure. It shows what McFarlane can do on the articulation front. All major points are addressed – double joints, rockers, full elbow range, wrist movement, torso joints, butterfly shoulders, toe articulation, head range. It’s a really great template that could be ported over to many different action based characters. The head sculpt is also on point for Vin Diesel, so capturing actor likenesses over at McFarlane can be achieved as well. Both of these areas of focus have potential to slide over to the DC figures down the road so it was a welcome surprise once in hand. Plus, Bloodshot is cool and I can see some Fast customs being made from this easy. Bottom line, it’s a fun well done figure and if you dig Bloodshot, Vinny, or feel like making a Toretto / Pitch Black custom, then it’s worth a pickup!
Read on to check out our shots for the big guy courtesy of McFarlane Toys, he’s starting to hit stores now so keep an eye out!
McFarlane Toys DC Multiverse figures are out in the wild, hitting retail and online shops. Wave 1 consists of 12 figures, a variant, and a vehicle. We took a look at the first half of the wave on Friday, you can check that out here. Today we are going to look at the rest, with the key focus being the Animated figures – Animated Batman, Animated Superman, Animated Green Lantern, Harley Quinn (kinda Animated), and then TV Green Arrow along with the Bat-Raptor vehicle.
We shot the rest and have over 100 new pics (in addition to the 115 from part 1), after the break courtesy of McFarlane Toys. Read on to check it all out!