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5 hours ago, SpiderS said:

It would be good if he showed something that is closer to production sample since the prototype they showed wasn’t an actual thing we will receive according to Todd. I wonder what scale and articulation will be.  

I would guess that will come this week as well.

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On ‎2‎/‎26‎/‎2020 at 7:52 AM, SubZero said:

McFarlane probably has a hard time getting DC Multiverse and Mortal Kombat into major retailers. That cant bode well for Spawn, a totally 90s character with no media tie in to sell the figures. If Toys R Us was still around, they would carry it.

I wouldn't say he's had a hard time getting to major retailers, and not having a media tie in wouldn't matter here. Its McFarlane, so he's the tie in. Problem is coasting off past fame wont cut it, and the recent Batman Superman figures prove that. The quality just wasn't there, and no matter how many excuses people come up with, it is what it is. I get the feeling they felt because of his name and the known popularity of the characters, they could just phone it in and that doesn't make me wanna put down coin for a kickstarter.

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Todd clearly doesn't understand what the "toy" community wants these days. If he wants to sell statues, that's cool. Some people like that, but don't call it a toy (it's not and it's definitely not an action figure). In all honesty Todd could simply re-design the current spawn he made for the MK11 line. That's what I want.  Articulated toys with no ugly joint and no brittle plastic. Come on!

On 2/25/2020 at 9:43 PM, SpiderS said:

I wonder how they the final figure will look like but it’s pretty good idea. 

This series will be shrunken down to 5 inches, or at least that’s what Todd said in some video. 

Also, he never said this. He said in an interview with Shart that he is making his "figures" bigger because he see's it as more plastic for your money. Yet, Batman/Superman figures still have no fist. 

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2 hours ago, TheViewingGlobe said:

Todd clearly doesn't understand what the "toy" community wants these days. If he wants to sell statues, that's cool. Some people like that, but don't call it a toy (it's not and it's definitely not an action figure)….Yet, Batman/Superman figures still have no fist. 

This is why I have no interest in supporting any kickstarter of his. I have no issue with scale he wants- 6" or 7", etc. but an action figure has to be articulated, and articulated well. Hasbro seems to get this, other kickstarters like Fourhorsemen's Mythic Legions and Articulated Icons get it, but McFarlane's debut with the "basic" figures here seems hit and miss (the armored versions were a lot better and I could excuse SOME of the limited articulation due to the bulk of the suits). The legs look weak, one has double jointed elbows while the other doesn't, head cant bend for flying pose, costume details are off, the butterfly joints are almost useless, and why does Superman have a trigger hand when he doesn't have a gun?? And WHAT is up with these ab/torso cuts?

Outside of the great paint applications, it just doesn't seem like a lot of care went into these. I also notice a lot of toy reviewers are giving this guy a lot of excuses (maybe because its fanboy love for McFarlane, maybe its free samples, who knows) saying its not that bad for the cost of the figures. Yet this guy has had his own toyline for decades now and should have it down by now. End of the day, if Im gonna invest in a project I have to be convinced its gonna be worth it.

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I will certainly support this, without a doubt, these figures are what I've been waiting for, if they truly are going to incorporate the new sensibilities of current collectible figures well then my dream has come true, Spawn Legends... yes and please, take my money todd even though you really don't need it

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Todd McFarlane has released this teaser video for his upcoming The Original SPAWN Action Figure & Comic Remastered figure which will be offered through a Kickstarter campaign that launches this Wednesday (4/8). Check out the video and bookmark this link for the Kickstarter itself.

 

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18 hours ago, Atlantis said:

This is why I have no interest in supporting any kickstarter of his. I have no issue with scale he wants- 6" or 7", etc. but an action figure has to be articulated, and articulated well. Hasbro seems to get this, other kickstarters like Fourhorsemen's Mythic Legions and Articulated Icons get it, but McFarlane's debut with the "basic" figures here seems hit and miss (the armored versions were a lot better and I could excuse SOME of the limited articulation due to the bulk of the suits). The legs look weak, one has double jointed elbows while the other doesn't, head cant bend for flying pose, costume details are off, the butterfly joints are almost useless, and why does Superman have a trigger hand when he doesn't have a gun?? And WHAT is up with these ab/torso cuts?

Outside of the great paint applications, it just doesn't seem like a lot of care went into these. I also notice a lot of toy reviewers are giving this guy a lot of excuses (maybe because its fanboy love for McFarlane, maybe its free samples, who knows) saying its not that bad for the cost of the figures. Yet this guy has had his own toyline for decades now and should have it down by now. End of the day, if Im gonna invest in a project I have to be convinced its gonna be worth it.

I'm with ya, I have no interest in investing in McFarlane toys. The Mortal Kombat line so far is a joke. No ab articulation, the heads get no range. You are better off paying more for storm figures. The best figure I got and kept from McFarlane was the call of duty line. 

Also, The image clearly shows McFarlane is updating a figure into a statue.. Nope, no thanks. 

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19 hours ago, Lord_Scareglow said:

I will certainly support this, without a doubt, these figures are what I've been waiting for, if they truly are going to incorporate the new sensibilities of current collectible figures well then my dream has come true, Spawn Legends... yes and please, take my money todd even though you really don't need it

Have you even looked at the prototype images? it looks like the only articulation it will have is a waist twist, If anything. Looks like another statue. Of course if that is what you want, I'll put my foot in my mouth.

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For those wondering, the statuesque future in the video is the figure he's updating, not the end result that he's kickstarting.  If you watched any of the videos from NYTF he's planning to not only update the figure with full articulation but the cape as well.  Hence the need for Kickstarter, because it will definitely be a deluxe figure much higher in price point than his mass market figures. 

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2 hours ago, iag25 said:

Do we know if this will be an action figure or just a statue?

 

Its an action figure. How much artculation it will have still remains unknown.

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Late yesterday Todd McFarlane released one final teaser for his upcoming The Original SPAWN Action Figure & Comic Remastered figure which will be offered through a Kickstarter campaign that launches later today (4/8). He also hinted that one of the Kickstarter options will be an autograph versions of the figure. Stay-tuned later today for full details.

00-Spawn-Teaser-01.jpg

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14 hours ago, JayC said:

Its an action figure. How much artculation it will have still remains unknown.

If we are basing it on the promo images, which I'm pretty sure we are. It looks like he might have a cut a the waist and maybe shoulders?

Hardly an action figure, more likely a action statue, pre-posed vanilla stance. 

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On 4/7/2020 at 1:34 PM, TheViewingGlobe said:

Have you even looked at the prototype images? it looks like the only articulation it will have is a waist twist, If anything. Looks like another statue. Of course if that is what you want, I'll put my foot in my mouth.

Yeah from what I have seen after really carefully looking over the pictures of the figure we see currently in promos, I am not particularity pleased with this articulation, looks like he doesn't even bend at the knees, no ab crunch , this thing looks like 5 poa, if that is the case, man that's lackluster, why would I bother shelling out the dough for this when I already have the old version of this, and the necroplasm one, and 5000 statue like figures from Mcfarlane, get outta here with the not giving this figure it's all in terms of articulation, Todd adores not giving the people what they want, he loves pretending to listen and then just lording over us with a ...nah lets just make only his head move to the side... nope, if indeed this is only a prototype and we will see more articulation , then I'm in.. if it's this I'm out

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