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McFarlane Toys’ huge success story with their DC Multiverse action figures is getting bigger and better as they announce they are further expanding their relationship with DC and Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP). McFarlane Toys have entered into a global licensing agreement with WBCP to unleash a new line of McFarlane Toys designed statues, busts, and figures based on DC's expansive roster of iconic characters. Fans and collectors can look forward to an array of McFarlane Toys created DC Direct collectibles under legendary artist Todd McFarlane's creative direction coming in 2022.

McFarlane will also manage current DC Direct inventory.
Under McFarlane Toys, DC Direct will continue to produce high-quality collectibles, including fan-favorite lines DC Designer Series, Batman Black & White, and Harley Quinn Red, White & Black.

In 2020, McFarlane Toys launched its successful DC Multiverse line with ultra-posable action figures and vehicles to bring dozens of iconic DC characters based on the comic books, video games, and feature films to life at mass specialty retailers globally. McFarlane Toys' DC Multiverse line is one of the top-selling action figure lines in the US.

McFarlane Toys will continue to sell and market all the current and upcoming pre-ordered DC offerings.

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1 hour ago, JayC said:

McFarlane Toys have entered into a global licensing agreement with WBCP to unleash a new line of McFarlane Toys designed statues, busts, and figures based on DC's expansive roster of iconic characters.

I almost read "expansive" as "expensive," given that DC Direct's figures are a bit expensive in the past. Let's see if the first offerings are good.

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1 hour ago, chickenfeetrfun2eat said:

I almost read "expansive" as "expensive," given that DC Direct's figures are a bit expensive in the past. Let's see if the first offerings are good.

Thats pretty much how I read it. Smaller production runs of things which almost guarantee's higher cost. The upside here is this might allow them to do something more than just Batman for action figures, but I would bet they will be more expensive then regular DC Multiverse figures. I could also see them maybe doing more of the artsy kind of figures as opposed to traditional looking characters.

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this should be amazing as heck ^^ really makes you wonder how McFarlane is gonna do this line, let's hope it does very well

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Hmmm interesting development, I have mixed feelings about this, on one hand I'm happy they are revitalising the Direct name and lines, but also on the other hand worried about what Todd is going to do with them, I have a bad feeling it's just going to be more of the same from Todd but with new packaging and false pretenses.

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4 minutes ago, Lord_Scareglow said:

Hmmm interesting development, I have mixed feelings about this, on one hand I'm happy they are revitalising the Direct name and lines, but also on the other hand worried about what Todd is going to do with them, I have a bad feeling it's just going to be more of the same from Todd but with new packaging and false pretenses.

That is certainly not out of the question. 

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4 minutes ago, LordVenger said:

That is certainly not out of the question. 

We Can't kid ourselves about Todd, Todd is always going to do Todd, and he cares not what anyone thinks, he's not going to change his consistent sculpting style to present to us some awesome classic silver age figures, he never does what anyone wants him to do, he's like that bratty kid who you say just draw me a snowman, but he has to draw a snowman with laser eyes armor and cyber punk roller blades, just because it's edgy and contrary, so I'd be so shocked if he all of a sudden he gives us good old classic comic style figures, it will more likely be a bunch of Todd arthouse designs that's my feeling, his ego is too supreme.

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5 minutes ago, Lord_Scareglow said:

We Can't kid ourselves about Todd, Todd is always going to do Todd, and he cares not what anyone thinks, he's not going to change his consistent sculpting style to present to us some awesome classic silver age figures, he never does what anyone wants him to do, he's like that bratty kid who you say just draw me a snowman, but he has to draw a snowman with laser eyes armor and cyber punk roller blades, just because it's edgy and contrary, so I'd be so shocked if he all of a sudden he gives us good old classic comic style figures, it will more likely be a bunch of Todd arthouse designs that's my feeling, his ego is too supreme.

I agree. Just not in his makeup it seems. Might see some cool stuff from this still. Hey at least it will be articulated. It will be articulated right Todd? Todd? Where did he go? Ha. 

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3 minutes ago, LordVenger said:

I agree. Just not in his makeup it seems. Might see some cool stuff from this still. Hey at least it will be articulated. It will be articulated right Todd? Todd? Where did he go? Ha. 

Hahaha, no watch this line be everything we want in a new Classic DC Line, just they only have 4 POA, and they are bigger then 7 Scale.

but yeah on the optimistic side, maybe just maybe Todd will give in a hook us up with some variety and stick to the Direct style rather then having to add his personal flare.

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Just now, Lord_Scareglow said:

Hahaha, no watch this line be everything we want in a new Classic DC Line, just they only have 4 POA, and they are bigger then 7 Scale.

but yeah on the optimistic side, maybe just maybe Todd will give in a hook us up with some variety and stick to the Direct style rather then having to add his personal flare.

Lol. 8 inch scale 4 points. Love it. Ha. 

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I'd like to think Todd will hire some of the sculptors from previous DC Direct suppliers. I hope he reinstates the BTAS/TNBA 6" action figure line. So many characters can still be made in the animated-style. Batman Who Laughs, Talon, & Hush were already in the pipeline when DC shut DC Direct down.  I know they'd be big sellers on the specialty market & in comic book stores. The could certainly go mass retail too. Batman Animated is popular to this very day.

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I just want to say NO NO NO! But on the other side it'd be nice if he would do a 6" line that's fully articulated now  along with the 7" line for those who want them. But please get rid of the rubber overlays ! 

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Now that's actually very interesting and exciting, while I don't think it will be about figures, which we all want to see, likely it's all about old DC statues being rereleased by Todd for smaller collector's market. 

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4 hours ago, rono said:

I'd like to think Todd will hire some of the sculptors from previous DC Direct suppliers. I hope he reinstates the BTAS/TNBA 6" action figure line. So many characters can still be made in the animated-style. Batman Who Laughs, Talon, & Hush were already in the pipeline when DC shut DC Direct down.  I know they'd be big sellers on the specialty market & in comic book stores. The could certainly go mass retail too. Batman Animated is popular to this very day.

McFarlane has already done Animated Series versions of Batman, Superman & Green Lantern.  If anything, they would continue to make more animated figures in the same style and scale which wouldn't complement the previous DC Direct figures at all.  Trust me, I'm with you and would have liked to seen more obscure characters like Clock King but I don't think that will happen at this point.  

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Not sure how I feel about this but I’ll be interested to see how it plays out

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On 7/27/2021 at 4:48 PM, rono said:

I'd like to think Todd will hire some of the sculptors from previous DC Direct suppliers. I hope he reinstates the BTAS/TNBA 6" action figure line. So many characters can still be made in the animated-style. Batman Who Laughs, Talon, & Hush were already in the pipeline when DC shut DC Direct down.  I know they'd be big sellers on the specialty market & in comic book stores. The could certainly go mass retail too. Batman Animated is popular to this very day.

Agree 100%, I want the Batman Animated relaunched/revamped/ or at least continued.   I have/had a few in this line, but a combination of poor quality control in the first waves, ugly joints in the legs and bad articulation, too difficult to find, etc made me miss out even though BTAS is my favorite version of my favorite character.   I feel this is an excellent opportunity to redo some of the sculpts and make me buy characters all over again, and expand too.   Missed the Batmobile, I want it reissued and and I want the New Batman Adventures Batmobile too.   

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