If you missed McFarlane Toys’ Winter Showcase last week, you actually missed quite a bit. The toy maker brought it, with big names and a big return.
McFarlane Toys seems to draw haters these days, though I can’t imagine why. Though the toy company was sort of a non-issue for a long time, over the last few years it’s put out a cavalcade of impressive stuff.
It’s catalog includes the likes of Mortal Kombat, Warhammer 40K, DC Comics, and of course the return of Spawn. All of the above names have seen impressive toys spinning out of McFarlane, and past that first DC series a few years ago, it’s all pretty much been solid-to-great.
If you’re a fan, then you no doubt saw the McFarlane Toys Winter Showcase last week. But if you missed it, we have a handy recap on tap, courtesy of the company. While the show didn’t save up a massive volume of announcements, there were a few surprises, and series’ covered included most of the big ones.
An interesting choice for sure, McFarlane led off its showcase with action figures for the anime Demon Slayer. Actually, check that, it led off with 2 lines of Demon Slayer figures, as fans will get both 5″ and 7″ figures.
Wave 1 of the 7″ figures will have Tanjiro Kamado, as well as Nezuko Kamado, and Zenitsu Agatsuma.
On the flip side, wave 1 of the 5″ figures (which look to have limited articulation) will serve up Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, and Muzan Kibutsuji.
Both series’ will be in stores this May.
No, you’re not seeing things. Movie Maniacs was a huge brand for McFarlane back in the 90s, and now it’s back. Well, it’s kind of back. See, years ago, Movie Maniacs were pretty full fledged action figures. They had some limited articulation for sure, but you could pose ’em as well. But that’s not quite the case anymore.
Even though McFarlane’s other lines have gotten better and better in terms of articulation, Movie Maniacs will be going the polar opposite direction. So these will be, more or less, statues. Bit even so, it’s great to see the line back again, and the choices for the first wave are pretty slick.
That will include Harry Potter, Wizard of Oz’ Wicked Witch of the West, Looney Tunes’ Bugs Bunny, and Ted Lasso himself. Look for wave 1 this May.
Wave 5 of Spawn was revealed on the Showcase’s third day, and included a long-awaited figure with Medieval Spawn. The sword-swinging hellion debuted along with Lex Luth- I mean Sinn and the massive Monolith.
That latter figure, an even more monstrous version of a hellspawn, will be a Mega-Fig too. So expect him to tower over your other 7″ Spawn figures. Look for all of the above this July.
Before closing things out for the Showcase, McFarlane showed off a few select DC Comics figures. These were pretty great too, not to mention long-awaited as we got to see 7″ figures of Steel, Superman (Hush), Batman (Knightfall), Robin (classic Tim Drake), and the Batmobile from the original Tim Burton Batman movie.
Whether or not that’ll be in 7″ scale hasn’t been revealed, but given McFarlane’s recent retail offerings of two versions of the Batmobeast, I have to believe it’s a possibility. Let’s hope at any rate.
If you’d like to pre-order some of the above, and not everything is ready for that right now, you can do so from a number of internet retailers.
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