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Postby Captain Coder » Sat Jan 18, 2003 10:33 am

What's everybody's take on all the McFarlane figure series? I'm not too familiar with them besides the original Spawn figures, but they weren't too popular back then. They seemed to be some of the most detailed action figures I have seen though. Are they cool, suck, too expensive, what?
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Postby Dan » Mon Mar 24, 2003 11:03 pm

I have some of the orignal s1 Spawn figures from back in the day. I don't collect them anymore. However, I absolutely love the McFarlane Sports Picks!
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Postby The Archivist » Sun Sep 14, 2003 10:26 am

The Movie Maniacs line is very popular as well.
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Postby CJK Toy Bay » Thu Feb 05, 2004 11:36 am

I've been a Spawn collector since Series 1 and McFarlane has definetly done an excellent job of raising the bar in the action figure world. The amount of detail he put into figures made everyone else look horrible and in response all the companies started doing better work.

I used to buy all the new McFarlane figures as soon as they hit the shelves, around 2 years ago I realized that I was waisting a lot of money because a lot of the McFarlane lines attract younger collectors. Young collectors do a lot of impulse buying and never have enough money for everything they want. This of course means at some point they either stop buying new things or they start selling old things. :wink:

Check out McFarlane lines on eBay some day, the majority of the time you can get the stuff for lass then half of retail. Not to mention a lot of stores end up clearancing McFarlane products because he comes out with so much so fast. A lot of stores aren't sold out of the old series before the next 2 or 3 items start showing up, somehow they need to make room so say hello to clearance prices and good bye to old figures.

In the long run this could definetly hurt McFarlane but Sportspicks and the otehr new things he's constantly adding will always keep his head above the water.

As far as the actual figures go they look amazing but don't try to play with them. The amount of breakage on McFarlane figures is worse then any other company. Usually because there are so many paint aps that it freezes up the joints on the figures and amazingly dried paint seems to be a lot stronger then the actual plastic the figures are made out of. :?
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Postby Steve@Legends » Sun Feb 08, 2004 8:50 am

Pretty nice to look at but as far as collecting them.
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Postby Tyrannosaur22 » Sun Feb 08, 2004 10:19 am

My all-time favorite brand is Stan Winston Creatures. They haven't done any JP toys yet (although I'm sure they will... they just haven't gotten to them yet as they're fairly new) but the others (I own three) are remarkably detail and super-high quality. For those of you who don't know, they're a Toys "R" Us exclusive. Click here.
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Postby CJK Toy Bay » Sun Feb 08, 2004 1:08 pm

Stan Winstons figures are definetly great when it comes to detail and I think they're some of the best out there but I don't think they're worth the $15.

I just picked up the Creature Features set for $4.98 each, Mutant Earth are down to $5.98 and Realm of the Claw have finally dropped to $10.98 and still no one is buying them. The only ones that sold out quick at their original price were the Extreme Gargoyles.

As for them being a TRU exclusive I don't think that's true anymore, the first 4 series were but now they've started doing more of a mass market release with the Blood Wolves. Infact the only place I've ever seen the Blood Wolves line was at Media Play.

Thanks for that link by the way, I haven't checked out the site since ROTC, the Four Horseman of Apocalypse are some pretty killer figures! 8)
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Postby Captain Coder » Mon Feb 09, 2004 8:35 pm

Those Stan Winston creatures look pretty cool! And their website is real impressive. Those are some sweet graphics. I guess I don't get out to Toys 'R Us enough because I didn't know about these figures. I'll have to go check them out, especially if they are on sale :!:
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Postby Tyrannosaur22 » Mon Feb 09, 2004 8:49 pm

If you like those graphics, you should try Stan Winston's general site. They're freakin' awesome: here.
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Postby CJK Toy Bay » Mon Mar 01, 2004 10:54 am

Since Stan Winston seems to have hijacked the Mcfarlane thread anyway I figured I'd post this here.

Currently Creature Features, Mutant Earth and Realm of the Claw figures have all been clearanced out at $1.98!!! Even if they're still marked at the higher prices just take them to a price checker, odds are they're $1.98 regardless of what they are marked. At my store for instance they were all marked at their previous clearance prices and when one of the guys was doing some shelf labeling they came up at $1.98 so who knows really when they were marked down.

You really can't go wrong for $1.98 though...it took everything I had not to just grab a cart and buy every last one of them :)
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Postby Captain Coder » Tue Mar 02, 2004 5:54 pm

CJK Toy Bay wrote:Currently Creature Features, Mutant Earth and Realm of the Claw figures have all been clearanced out at $1.98!!!


Thanks for tip CJK! Man... I wish I had time to get to TRU to see if there are any left here. Maybe I'll get a chance this weekend.
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Postby Captain Coder » Fri Mar 05, 2004 8:33 pm

I just got back from TRU and all I found was the empty pegs with 1.98 stickers :( :(
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Postby CJK Toy Bay » Fri Mar 05, 2004 10:38 pm

Let me know what you want, if we get anything else in I'll be happy to pick them up for you!
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Postby Tyrannosaur22 » Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:25 pm

Creatures figures for $2!? The three I own were $19.95 each when I bought them. I'll have to run over to Toys R Us when I get the chance and see what I can find.
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Postby Captain Coder » Fri Mar 19, 2004 7:35 pm

Hey Tyro, did you ever find any of these figures? I drove out to another Toys R Us and found two of them last weekend. One from Realm of the Claw and one from Mutant Earth. There's no more stores within my driving range now :(
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