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  1. Today, McFarlane Toys will be celebrating their 30 year anniversary, with new exclusive action figures and "social media fun"(whatever that means!). Among the reveals so far (or leaks from a few weeks ago) is a Gold Label two-pack with a new figure of Spawn in his original sketch design, along with a figure of the founder of McFarlane Toys himself, Todd McFarlane. Toy collectors were quick to comment about it (completely ignoring the fact that it already happened twice before, as it is the third one, but hey, Twitter didn't exist yet then...). "This is so stupid" said a toy collector from New Jersey. "Who would want an action figure of themselves? I mean, sure, if I was in his place, I would totally do the same thing... I actually ordered 3 Hasbro Selfie Series, but it's completely different. I get to be a X-Wing pilot, Power Ranger or a Ghostbuster at least. But I wasn't satisfied, so I have commissioned a custom head sculpt from a guy on Instagram. It wasn't cheap! But I digress... Todd forcing us to buy his figure is wrong!" "Can you imagine if other people in pop culture did that? Like if George Lucas would have a Star Wars figure of himself (there are, in fact, at least 4 of them), or Stan Lee (Marvel Legends, Mego, 3x Hot Toys,...)? That's just nonsense. I would still buy them all though..." The first Todd McFarlane figure came out in 1997 and was included in one of the Spawn movie mini diorama playsets, the Spawn Alley one, and was called 'Todd the Bum' and was 3¾". The second one, 'Todd the Artist', was avaible only to members of the McFarlane Toys Collector's Club. The McFarlane Toys 30th anniversary celebration will start at 9PM PST/ 12PM EST. More news at 11:00... Happy 30th anniversary, McFarlane Toys!
  2. It's Wednesday, and you know what that means: ToyFarce review! This week, ToyFarce proudly presents the DC Multiverse Batman and Robin wave with Mr. Freeze build-a-fi... Collect-to-Build figure! This is a special one for ToyFarce, a review over 3 years in the making after 'leaking' that wave in 2021, everybody laughed, and look at us now... ToyFarce wished that wave into existence, and we couldn't be happier with the result! In January 2021, McFarlane was barely a year into the DC Multiverse line, and after seeing a few posts about 'leaks' of upcoming figures, we decided to post the most absurd list of 'leaked upcoming figures', which consisted of figures from Batman Forever and Batman and Robin, everyone's 2 favorite Batman movies. The reception was pretty great, with lots of collectors commenting that it was either totally fake, very wrong of them to do that, or that they would still buy them. Over the last 3 years, the article kept popping up every now and then on the internet, with collectors asking "Hey, is this still happening? When?". Fast forward to San Diego Comic Con 2023, when McFarlane Toys actually announced that wave. And now, they're here! There has been a few instances of ToyFarce articles ending up happening, but this is my favorite one! Batman, as portrayed by George Clooney, is a stunning figure. It's a darker version of the ones from the Batman Ultimate Movie Collection 6-pack, which already looked great. Batman comes with a couple of small ice freeze effects and the legs of Mr. Freeze. Sadly, no Bat credit card accessory! Robin, played by Chris O'Donnell, also looks great. He comes with 2 bigger ice freeze effects and the arms of Mr. Freeze. The likeness is pretty good, compared to the early DC Multiverse live action figures. Batgirl, portrayed by Alicia Silverstone, looks pretty good as well (perhaps better than the one in the movie?). She comes with Mr. Freeze's head, shoulder pads and freeze gun, with freezing effect! Poison Ivy, played by Uma Thurman, is the sleeper hit of that wave, I feel. The likeness is actually pretty good! She comes with Mr. Freeze's "trunk". There has been no words about if we can expect more, but there are definitely a few more characters or suits from that movie that would make great figures: the Ice Suits for Batman, Robin and Batgirl, Bane, a few other outfits for Poison Ivy (especially the Gorilla suit!). Looking forward to see those as Gold Label! More news at 11:00... Still crossing fingers for that Batman Forever wave we leaked as well!
  3. Last week, McFarlane Toys announced a new, fresh idea that has everyone on board: A digital build-a-figure, with an upcoming wave of 3 physical, actual action figures that will come with a redeemable code (or Redemption code) to redeem a digital Build-a-Figure. Here are instructions on what to do with your digital Build-a-Figure! Here is the official announcement: "Batman (DC Rebirth), Aquaman (DC Classic), Green Lantern (The Silver Age) 7" Figures w/McFarlane Toys Digital Collectibles Bundle (3). Collect all 3 to unlock a McFarlane Toys Digital Build-a-Figure - Mongul!". Exciting! How to assemble my digital Build-a-Figure? Once you have registered, connected your wallet and redeemed your Redemption code, you will have your Build-a-Figure pieces displayed in your wallet. First, you will need a digital hair dryer, or digital boiling water (each sold separately), to warm up your digital Build-a-Figure pieces, so that you can assemble the figure easily. Just warm up the digital Build-a-Figure pieces for 20-30 seconds and then, the pieces should be easy to assemble. What if there is a issue on my digital Build-a-Figure? If there is a QC (Quality control) issue with your figure, there are several ways to proceed: -If the digital Build-a-Figure has some paint issues, you will be able to buy a digital paint brush and digital paint (sold separately) in order to fix it. -If the articulations are too tight, we suggest using the digital hair dryer (sold separately) on the articulations that are stuck. -If the articulations are too loose, you will be able to get some digital water-based polyurethane (similar to "Kiki fix loose joints"), or digital super-glue (also sold separately), to put in the loose joints in order to tighten them. -Additionally, if you want to return your Build-a-Figure piece, you will have to return the physical, actual figure in the real world, in order to get a new one, with a new digital Build-a-Figure Redemption code. What are you looking forward to do with your digital Build-a-Figure? Let us know in the comments! More news at 11:00... (to the tune of the Digimon intro song) Digital, Build-a-Figure, Digital action figure! *ToyFarce News is parody news for laughs and not meant to be taken seriously!
  4. New McFarlane Toys gimmick alert! Yesterday, Todd McFarlane revealed the very cool upcoming McFarlane Toys Gamestop Exclusive DC Multiverse Batman Rebirth (Frostbite) Gold Label action figure (that's a mouthful...of ice!), a translucent blue Batman figure. ToyFarce got the exclusive scoop that this will not be the only figure with that gimmick, as there are plans to develop refreshing, tasty treats for next summer: the Bat-popsicles! An insider source revealed to us that this McFarlane Toys Gamestop Exclusive DC Multiverse Batman Rebirth (Frostbite) Gold Label (or MFTGEDCMBRFGL, if you will) is just a small taste of what's to come. There are plans to re-use the molds to make "super sexy Batman ice creams, Bat-popsicles, pow!", in Todd McFarlane's own words. The flavors should be Bat blue raspberry, Harley Quinn strawberry, Joker berry punch, Batgirl lemon, Riddler mint, Clayface cola and orange. These should be available in Q3 2024. Be careful not to get your tongue stuck! Alright, everyone... Chill! Which flavor are you looking forward the most? More news at 11:00... Mr Freeze would be so proud! *ToyFarce News is parody news for laughs and not meant to be taken seriously!
  5. More listings of McFarlane Toys DC Multiverse action figures have been found online, after a pet store in Malaysia (it's always an overseas retailer, isn't it?) posted them on their website! After the success of the Batman and Robin wave, McFarlane Toys seems to have decided to continue with action figures from classic, fan-favorite movies! The Malaysian store, which specializes in tropical fish, reptiles and small animals posted the following listings on their website: DC MULTIVERSE 7IN – GREEN LANTERN (2011 MOVIE) HAL JORDAN DC MULTIVERSE 7IN – GREEN LANTERN (2011 MOVIE) SINESTRO DC MULTIVERSE 7IN – GREEN LANTERN (2011 MOVIE) KILOWOG DC MULTIVERSE 7IN – STEEL (1997 MOVIE) STEEL DC MULTIVERSE 7IN – CATWOMAN (2004 MOVIE) CATWOMAN DC MULTIVERSE 7IN – GREEN LANTERN (2011 MOVIE) HAL JORDAN UNMASKED (GOLD LABEL) DC MULTIVERSE 7IN – STEEL (1997 MOVIE) STEEL UNMASKED (GOLD LABEL) DC MULTIVERSE 7IN - CATWOMAN (2004 MOVIE) PATIENCE PHILLIPS (BASKETBALL SCENE)(GOLD LABEL) You read that right! Our prayers have finally been answered! We will get a DC Multiverse wave of action figures from the Green Lantern movie! Confirmed so far are Hal Jordan (played by Ryan Reynolds), Sinestro (Mark Strong) and Kilowog (voiced by the late Michael Clark Duncan). There's also an unmasked Hal Jordan "Gold Label" figure. Crossing fingers for Tomar Re and a Gold Label version of Sinestro, with his Sinestro Corps suit (from the most frustrating tease of all time)! Additionally, we will get long-awaited figures from the glorious 1997 superhero movie Steel with Shaquille O'Neal, and from the 2004 movie Catwoman with Halle Berry. Fans have been waiting for a loooong time to finally get 7" figures of those, which will also include Gold Label versions, with an unmasked Steel, and a figure of Patience Phillips (Halle Berry) from that classic basketball scene in Catwoman. 3 years ago, ToyFarce reported leaks of a Batman and Robin wave, people laughed, and look where we are now... Can't blame a person for trying! (Review of that Batman and Robin wave coming soon!) More news at 11:00... Hey, it worked the first time around... *ToyFarce News is parody news for laughs and not meant to be taken seriously!
  6. "I don't know who any of those characters are, but they sure aren't worth $39.99!" said John, a collector from Michigan, while preparing the clickbait thumbnail for his 4th video on the subject. In case you missed it, McFarlane Toys announced an online store exclusive wave this week... "I haven't done any research myself, but a guy on Facebook told me about the situation." continued John. "So there's this new DC Multiverse wave based on Crisis on Infinite Earth, which is completely irrelevant today (apart from the DC Animated movie in 2 parts, of which part 1 came out this week on digital). The figures are exclusive to the McFarlane Toys online store, and they are $39.99 each! They said it's a smaller batch so it costs a bit more to produce, but still... Sure, you can also buy the whole set and it's cheaper per figure, since there's 5 figures if you count the Build-a-figure, but it works against my narrative, so you shouldn't count it: It's only 4 figures, the 5th one comes for free." "The figures are all unimportant characters, that nobody wants: -Another Superman, this one looks old (Earth 2 Superman, pretty important in the story). -Kid Flash? I didn't even know Flash had a kid! And for a kid, he's pretty big (Wally West, or Kid Flash, took on the role of Flash at the end of the story, bigger build doesn't seem too farfetched). -Psycho Pirate? A pirate that is psycho, looks unimportant (close enough?) -The Spectre doesn't seem important either (nooo, not at all.../s) -The Build-a-figure is some unimportant character called Monitor, probably a computer guy with multiple screens (I give up.) More news at 11:00... "Also, Exclusive figures never have a higher price! (apart from store exclusives, convention exclusives, ...) *ToyFarce News is parody news for laughs and not meant to be taken seriously!
  7. It's Wednesday, and you know what that means: ToyFarce review! This week, we're having a look at the Batman: The Animated Series Condiment King wave from McFarlane Toys/DC Direct, or basically, the Condiment King figure with its 4 'other figures' accessories. Spoiler: this is not going to be a nice review, those figures are not great. Sadly, they look and feel like bootleg versions of the original ones. The packaging is pretty nice, has a very retro feel, with drawings from the series on the side (which look nothing like the figures in the packaging, but I digress...). The whole point of that wave was the build-a-figure, which is the only new release. As an completist (or in other words, an idiot), I got the wave because I wanted the new figure. They were fairly easy to get, I ordered them on Target's website and they arrived a few weeks later. First, the caped crusader himself, Batman. Honestly, this figure is quite terrible. The shiny plastic and the look of it make it feel like a bootleg version of the original DC Collectibles figures. They used the body of the Batman figure that came with the Batcycle (and sold the figure and the Batcycle separately this time around... Yay!), which has a god awful ab-crunch, and used a different head, I believe (which looks more like the New Adventures of Batman head sculpt). It looks clunky, doesn't articulate well, and the right leg broke as I got it out of the box (it's holding up with blutac on the pictures). It comes with 5 extra hands, his grapnel launcher, a batarang, and the Condiment King's arms. I understand that we need Batman on the shelves for people to get in the line, but we've already had 4 re-issues of that one from DC Collectibles (+ the Batcycle one), so this mash-up of all figures doesn't really make sense. Also, the cel shading looks very bad. Robin, the boy wonder, also feels like an unofficial version of the original DC Collectibles figure. Shiny plastic, the cape is not even painted yellow on the inside... What is going on, McFarlane Toys? Robin comes with 5 extra hands, a rubber bola and the Condiment King's legs. Just like the old figure, he has articulations but doesn't move well. This figure was already released twice (and DC Direct did the cel shading a lot better), so apart from getting the Condiment King parts, there is also no point for it. Mr Freeze is another figure that was released a few times before. It wasn't the best figure in the old Batman: the Animated series line, and it still isn't today. The colors are a bit off, and very shiny. They used the same rubber parts on the joints like the old figure, which disintegrate fast, sadly. Mr Freeze was first released in the GCPD Rogue's Gallery set, and was available later as an individual release, so this one is the third one. He comes with 8 extra hands, his freeze gun and the Condiment's King backpack with ketchup and mustard guns. Finally, the Scarecrow. Well, it's not the worst of the wave, I guess. He does look like a very shiny copy of the original one. He comes with 2 hands, an unmasked head and a scythe, just like the old figure did, as well as the whole bust and head of the Condiment King (who separated the build-a-figure? I feel like it's really uneven. One gets a backpack, the other gets half a body). The Jonathan Crane head has less paint on it than the original release. Alright, so... after going through so much, you'd think the Condiment King figure will be worth it, right? Well... eh. The figure looks cool, despite the bad cel shading, but the legs on mine were really loose (nothing that a drop of super glue before moving the joints in every direction didn't fix, but still...). It's slightly bigger than the other figures in the line too, so it doesn't scale really well. I guess there can't only be great figures. Sometimes, you're gonna pick something and gonna be disappointed. That's the life of a collector! More news at 11:00... "Ah, the big bad Bat-guy. I knew you'd ketchup to me sooner or later! How I've relished this meeting!"
  8. Earlier this week, among other more unfortunate news about Hasbro, the weirdest possible piece of news came out at the weirdest possible time: One picture showing 2 logos - Hasbro + McFarlane Toys. It was then revealed that it refers to a line of Page Punchers, the action figures that come with a comic book, and that there will be G.I.Joe, Transformers, Power Rangers and Dungeons and Dragons products. But of course, now that McFarlane Toys has one foot in the door... The Page Punchers line mentioned here is the 3" figures that come with comic books, but of course, McFarlane Toys also has some Page Punchers 7" figures (because it wasn't already confusing enough to have DC Multiverse, Silver/Gold/Gold Label, Collector Editions, etc... already). The possibility of 7" Hasbro Page Punchers figures is very real! One of the most popular current sub-line of McFarlane is of course, the Jokerized figures, and adding Hasbro into the mix, the possibilities are endless! Jokerized G.I.Joe figures? Yo Joe...ker! Jokerized Transformers? Who wouldn't want a purple and green Optimus Prime? Jokerized Power Rangers? It's Jokering time! Jokerized Dungeons and Dragons? Roll some 12-sided dice! Here is a quick mock-up of what we could see in the future: More news at 11:00... Is this a crossover episode?! *ToyFarce News is parody news for laughs and not meant to be taken seriously!
  9. SHOCKING REVELATION! During a recent interview with Spawn, we asked what led to the return of a Spawn line of action figures in 2021, and it turns out it was... jealousy? Spawn action figures had been a staple of McFarlane Toys since the very beginning, so when they got the DC Comics license and started to produce more Batman figures than Spawn, something had to be done! During a recent interview with Spawn, we talked about the 90's, when Spawn was one of the biggest things in the world of comic books, selling millions of issues, but also in action figures and collectibles, with the launch of McFarlane Toys (which was called 'Todd Toys' at the time). "I have very fond memories of that period. People knew I was the G.O.A.T. Comics, animated series, a movie, action figures... You couldn't go to any comic book store without seeing Spawn." From 1994 to 2008, over 34 waves of Spawn action figures were produced. It would then take years before we would see another Spawn action figures... "Those were dark times, to say the least. Some say I, Spawn, had saturated the market, and it was just a good business decision to lay low for a while. There had been too many Spawn figures..." Enter DC Comics: In late 2019, McFarlane Toys announced that they acquired the DC Comics license and would produce action figures of acclaimed DC superheroes, starting in 2020. "That's where it started to bug me... In January 2020, McFarlane Toys announced the first wave of DC Multiverse figures. In that first wave, there were already 3 Batman figures (4 if you count the Batman who Laughs!). Then another wave was announced, with another Batman. Then another..." In March 2020, the first Spawn figure in years was announced as part of the Mortal Kombat 11 line. "I had to come back, but I had to be smart about it. I had to test the waters first... but after 3 different releases of that same figure, with different weapons, we knew it was time". McFarlane Toys would then announce a return to Spawn, with a Kickstarter campaign of the very first Original Spawn figure REMASTERED... followed later by a new line of Spawn action figures. "You see, Todd was making too many Batman figures... and I took that personally". Even though there are still tons of Batman figures being produced, there are now tons of Spawn figures being produced as well. Since the first figure, we have had several different flavors of the Mortal Kombat Spawn, a Gunslinger Spawn, a Mandarin Spawn, a Ninja Spawn, a Spawn with a throne, a Nightmare Spawn, an Omega Spawn,... and soon a King Spawn! "We even buried the hatchet with Batman and a comic book and an action figure 2-pack came out! Everything is as it should be." More news at 11:00... The Last Spawn. *ToyFarce News is parody news for laughs and not meant to be taken seriously!
  10. After the huge success and popularity of the DC Multiverse Jokerized 'subline' from McFarlane Toys, we've seen recently that other brands were planning to use Jokerized version of their products. It didn't take long before DC's biggest rival, Marvel, got a wind of it, and decided to come up with their own version of it to fit their Marvel Legends line: Introducing the Marvel Legends: GOBLINIZED series! "DC Multiverse may have the Joker, but we have a crazy purple and green character in Marvel too!" said one of the spokesperson from Hasbro Marvel Legends. "The Green Goblin is also completely insane. That man really tried to ruin Spider-man's life. There's not a lot of villains who would go as far as clone the hero's dead girlfriend and have twins with her! (yes, that really happened)." "With the success of the Jokerized 'subline' from McFarlane Toys, we think that Hasbro can do that too, and maybe even better!" he continued. "We'll first have mainly Spider-man characters Goblinized, but once we've done them all, we can also do Avengers characters, since Normal Osborn also interacted with them during the Dark Reign story arc, right after becoming the hero in Secret Invasion. We can have a green and purple Captain America, a green and purple Iron Man, etc..." No words yet if any playing cards would be included with the figures (or pumpkins?). Maybe cards from a Hasbro game such as Monopoly, Clue or Guess Who? More news at 11:00... but GOBLINIZED! *ToyFarce News is parody news for laughs and not meant to be taken seriously!
  11. The Gold Label 'Jokerized' subline from the DC Multiverse collection by McFarlane Toys is definitely one of the collectors' favorite subline these days (right?), and it is possible that we might see more things Jokerized very soon, as various brands of kitchen appliances and other home furnishing products have contacted McFarlane Toys and DC to ask if they could use a similar business model. ToyFarce investigated... "We have seen a huge spike in the sales of Jokerized products recently, and other companies have started to take notice", said a representant of McFarlane Toys. "Of course, McFarlane Toys did not invent 'jokerizing' things, but we have perfected it, as our recent Dark Knight Trilogy figures clearly show. Now, there is a variety of companies that are asking us if it would be possible for them to use our Jokerized designs in order to boost their sales. For example, a huge name in kitchen appliances has approached us to use Jokerized designs on toasters, coffee machines or even fridges." "At first, we wanted to use the 'Carbonized' model, that Hasbro uses for the Star Wars: The Black Series figures, but it wasn't different enough, so we went with Jokerized." said a spokesperson of said kitchen appliances brand. More news at 11:00... but Jokerized! *ToyFarce News is parody news for laughs and not meant to be taken seriously!
  12. It's Wednesday and you know what that means: ToyFarce review! This week, we're having a look at some recent McFarlane Toys figures: the DC Multiverse Batman and Spawn two-pack, and the BigBadToyStore Exclusive Spawn Universe Spawn (Black and White Accent Edition). I hesitated to even open these, since they kinda looked cool in their respective boxes, but I have no space to display them in the boxes either, so had to #LetEmBreathe! First, the DC Multiverse Batman and Spawn two-pack. Fresh off the heels of the (slightly disappointing) Batman/Spawn crossover comic book that came out in december last year, McFarlane Toys announced a two-pack, which makes complete sense, since they have the DC license and own Spawn. It's as if the comic book just existed to sell action figures... *mindblown* The 2 figures are pretty good, considering there is a plethora of Batman and Spawn figures, and they could have picked worse ones. My only issue with the 2 pack is the Batman screaming head, which makes it look like he just stubbed his toe really hard constantly. A second head with a more 'standard' expression would have been welcome (even one we already have). Batman comes with 2 extra hands and a batarang, and Spawn comes with a huge sword. Also included are a backdrop with a base to hold it, along with 2 trading cards and 2 stands (one DC and one Spawn). The Batman figure re-uses the body of the Year 2 figure, I believe, with a different cape and head, while the Spawn is the same as the one as the throne set one, with a way better cape. The Spawn Universe Spawn (Black and White Accent Edition), which is limited to 3000 and was exclusive to BigBadToyStore was a total impulse buy. I didn't really have a need for a "How it feels to chew 5 gums" edition of Spawn, but I was browsing the internet when it dropped, saw that it was limited, succumbed to FOMO and grabbed it, and it was shipped really soon after. It comes in a special 'collector' box with great art on the back. The figure comes with chain accessories, a collectible art card with a stand, and a stand for the figure. The figure uses the same mold as the Mortal Kombat Shadow of Spawn figure, but only using black with green 'accents' (there's not really any white on the figure, so not sure why it's called black and white accent...). I'll admit it looks really cool. It has a great shelf presence. The chains can be attached in his back, under the cape, to flow freely on the sides. The only thing that would have made that figure a complete win would if the green highlights glowed in the dark. More news at 11:00... Spawn and Batman brooding over the city contest, coming soon!
  13. It's Wednesday and you know what that means: ToyFarce review! This week, we're having a look at the Riddler Puzzle Box by Edward Nigma from McFarlane Toys/DC Direct. Something different this week! When this was announced, I thought "Cool, props!", thinking it would look a bit like something out of the Arkham video game series. Unfortunately, it wasn't like that...but it's still a Riddler themed puzzle box! The box arrived a bit smashed, but there was enough protection inside for the box to be fine. The Riddler Puzzle Box by Edward Nigma is a big cube, with puzzles on 4 of its sides (bottom and 'back' of the box don't have much). It's pretty sturdy and looks fun on a shelf, especially open or with a McFarlane Toys DC Multiverse Arkham City The Riddler action figure next to it (available now!). Now, I'm gonna try to solve it, but if you do not want to be spoiled about the content of the box, you'll have to skip the next few parts! First, I turned the dial on the little door and the door opened (it has a flat side, so it opens when you get it on the right position). Inside, there was a piece of batarang (1 out of 3), 2 plastic cards and a note. The 2 cards have parts of a question mark drawn on them, and if you align them in the right position, you can fit them in the card slot next to the little door. I did that, and am not sure if it did anything! Yay! On the side with the 4 buttons, the button that has the highlighted question mark can be pushed, and it pushes out the first button. I have yet to figure out what that button/key that came out can be used for, but at least, I got a button/key! The top part has one of the squares (the middle one) that can be removed, and if you push the remaining squares up, you unveil a button! Push it and the top part opens: 2 notes and another part of the Batarang are inside! For the last part, with the key pad, I first tried to enter the 'year when the bat got his start', as mentioned in the notes found in the top part, and it did nothing. The other card said 'To continue, you'll need to phone some friends. Forget the bats, call the birds and a cat and start with your oldest friend first. Success is just a few clicks away!'... It didn't help much, but that last sentence kinda gave a clue, since I noticed when I pushed 4, there is a click sound. I pushed it a few more times, and a drawer opened at the back of the box, with the third and final part of the Batarang, and a note saying congratulations and to place everything back where you found them for others to try to solve it (I forgot to take a picture of that one. My bad!). You can now assemble your Batarang, which is kinda nice, made of metal, with a bit of weight to it. In the end, I am not entirely sure that I did everything the way it was intended (like the key pad part, where I just pressed the same button until it opened... there might be a more 'clever' way to solve that). It's fun for 5-10 minutes, but once you've solved it once, it kind of loses its novelty. At least, it looks good on a shelf. If you're planning to get it, I would wait to get it on sale, because $99.99 is a bit much for what it is. More news at 11:00... Riddle me this, riddle me that. Who is afraid of the big black bat?
  14. It's Wednesday, and you know what that means: ToyFarce review! This week, we're having a look at the DC Multiverse wave of The Flash movie, which hits theaters this week (today, in a lot of countries!), by McFarlane Toys. This wave had 6 figures, and 2 vehicles (Batcycle and Batmobile) from the movie. I skipped on the Batmobile (for now...). First off, the main character, the Flash himself. Barry Allen, as portrayed by Ezra Miller, comes with speed force effects, small ones, along with the usual stand and trading card. The likeness is kinda off, and I'd say the suit is a bit too bright (he looks like he's made of Jolly Ranchers!). McFarlane Toys has since released pictures of an upcoming 'Gold Label' variant which seems to have fixed that. Another Flash figure, since the movie seems to have a number of those. This is a fun one because he seems to have the Batman suit from Batman Returns painted red and yellow, and it's gonna be interesting to see what's up with that in the movie. He comes with speed force effects, but larger, more condensed than the other one. Different powers? So many questions! His head sculpt is very rough, though. Not sure why McFarlane Toys always seems to struggle with head sculpts of movie figures... Supergirl, portrayed by Sasha Calle, is a nice figure. She comes with an extra set of hands, and a flight stand (the McFarlane Toys flight stands are pretty great for display). The likeness is a bit better then the 2 Flash figures. I'm interested to see her story, and have heard that she steals every scene she is in. The Michael Keaton Batman figure is a nice one. It's just so surreal to have Keaton back as Batman! It's been known for some time now, but when he appeared in the trailer? Goosebumps. Really excited to see him in it. He comes with extra hands, a grappling hook and a batarang. The suit looks pretty nice, and has a shine to it. Likeness is on par with the Kenner figure from back in the days, a bit... but hey, soft goods cape! Easier to sit him down in the Batmobile that way! The other Batman is a bit of a question mark. The suit, along with the logo, clearly look like a variant of the Ben Affleck Batman suit, but the likeness is terrible. It looks more like the stuntman... Also, other brands, such as Hot Toys, seem to have trouble doing a Ben Affleck face for that figure too... Could it be that it's not him? Interesting... (it's either that, or Ben Affleck did not agree to likeness rights, and all the figures have to look bad on purpose). The figure comes with an extra set of hands to go with the Batcycle. From what we saw in the trailer, this version seems to be the one riding the Batcycle, which is a very nice bike, with lots of details, especially for around $30. The Dark Flash looks like he'll be the film's villain (thanks for the spoiler, Todd!). The design is kinda weird, but weird is what McFarlane Toys does best. Lots of details and textures on this figure. Not much details about him, but I'll assume he's another Flash, and that he turned dark, hence the name! More news at 11:00... Worlds collide... in a theater near you!
  15. It's Wednesday, and you know what that means: ToyFarce review! This week, we're having a look at the DC Multiverse Dark Knight Trilogy wave by McFarlane Toys. First announced last year at the New York Comic Con, this was a wave that a lot of people were waiting for, since the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight trilogy is still very popular (despite the 3rd movie...). The wave had 4 figures, along with a Build-a-Fi... a Collect-to-Build Bane figure. Batman, as portrayed by Christian Bale, is a solid figure. Yes, another Batman from McFarlane Toys. Who would have thought? I'd say it's the suit from the third movie, but it might be from the second. The Dark Knight comes with 3 batarangs, a grapple launcher and Bane's legs, along with the usual stand and card. The likeness is pretty good, and he can move about as much as Christian Bale did in the movies (which is more than the Hot Toys figures did, for example). Scarecrow is a nice one. There hasn't been that many figures of Scarecrow with that outfit. Played by Cillian Murphy in the movies, he was sadly very underused, in my opinion. The figure comes with an alternate set of hands (trigger fingers, so grab your Munition Packs!), and Bane's arms. It's a nice sculpt, with the lower part of the body showing the normal suit, and the top covered with the burlap sack. The head sculpt looks great, and the only issue is his long, hanging sculpted sleeves, which look a bit weird when his arms are bent. Joker, the clown prince of crime, from his iconic portrayal by Heath Ledger, is a bit of an odd figure. The sculpt is fine, the likeness is so-so, but the paint apps they used are really bright, solid colors, which are not great. The Joker comes with a pile of cash, which is a fun accessory that can be used in a ton of toy photography, along with Bane's head and hands (3 sets of hands). There was a Joker figure from Mattel back in 2008, that looked a bit cartoony (google 'punch packing joker mattel'), and to me, it's like if they took inspiration from that one for the paint. Two-Face, as portrayed by Aaron Eckhart, is quite a standard figure. No accessories, no BS. It reminds me of the DC Essentials line from DC Direct, which had barely the 'essentials' to be called action figures (no accessories or extra hands, nothing). He only comes with Bane's "trunk", and has a coin sculpted and painted on his hand. The likeness is not great, and there was clearly more attention on painting the 'crispy' side than the normal one. The Collect-To-Build figure was born in the darkness, molded by it, and didn't see the light until he was already a man. Bane, as portrayed by Tom Hardy, is a good bonus figure. Good likeness, and moves pretty great. The only issue I have with it is that it reminded me of the movie, and his voice in it. Next week, we'll check out the DC Multiverse figures from the new Flash movie! Don't forget to bring nuts! More news at 11:00... Not the DC Multiverse wave we need, but the one we deserve.
  16. On Wednesday, McFarlane Toys and Warner Bros Discovery Global Consumer Products (WBDGCP) announced the extension of their contract, which will see Todd McFarlane's brand continue to bring us awesome figures, vehicles and statues through 2025. ToyFarce talked to a representant of McFarlane Toys about what we can expect for the next 2 years (yes, they talk to us, we swear!). "We are listening to the fans, and we hear that a lot of people are upset about the amount of different Batman figures that are coming out in the DC Multiverse line." said the McFarlane Toys spokesperson. "So I would like to make this statement: We promise that we will try to make less Batman action figures...NOT! Are you kidding? Those are flying off the shelves! Everybody loves Batman. One of the latest ones is sold out everywhere already (we assume he is talking about the Knightfall Batman). We will definitely make more Batman figures!" ToyFarce heard a rumor that McFarlane Toys is actually contractually obliged to make 3 Batman figures every time they release another character, unless it is a character related to Batman, and in that case, they are to make only 2 extra Batman figures. Honestly, McFarlane Toys could just release only Batman and Spawn figures until the end of time, and we'd still be happy. Actually, there's a Batman and Spawn two-pack coming soon! Yay! More news at 11:00... I am vengeance, I am the night, I am ABUNDANT! *ToyFarce News is parody news for laughs and not meant to be taken seriously!
  17. Another week, another McFarlane Toys DC Multiverse line reveal! Over the last few days, McFarlane Toys has released pictures teasing the upcoming DC Multiverse The Dark Knight Trilogy wave, releasing pictures of Batman, Two-Face, and Scarecrow. We already know that the Joker is part of that line, and that Bane is most likely the 'Collect-to-build' figure, but what if it was all a trick, and the 'Collect-to-build' figure was actually right in front of our eyes, the whole time? ToyFarce investigated... We worked around the clock to look for clues (what wouldn't ToyFarce do for you?), and we are 60% sure that we have found out who the "Collect-to-build" figure will be... A Rachel Dawes figure! (More like "Collect-to-reassemble", actually!). On the first picture, Batman can be seen over the ruins of the warehouse where Rachel was in the Dark Knight movie. The Two-Face reveal pic is a bit on the nose, since Harvey Dent became Two-Face at that exact moment too. On the Scarecrow reveal picture, we can see barrels... the SAME barrels that exploded to "disassemble" Rachel! If those are not clues, we do not know what is. We hired an expert to see if the pictures had been edited, and it turns out they were, and here are what was on the original pictures: The great part about this "Collect-to-build" figure is that you do not even need to assemble it! You can just display the different limbs on the floor, around the figures, for that realistic movie touch. No information yet if the figure will come with Maggie Gyllenhaal or Katie Holmes headsculpt. More news at 11:00... SAVE RACHEL! *ToyFarce News is parody news for laughs and not meant to be taken seriously!
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