McFarlane Toys...what happened?...
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McFarlane Toys...what happened?...

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Is Halo now the only active license that McFarlane is producing now or what? It's kind of sad, but it seems like the company has simply stalled out or something. Especially since this company is probably chiefly responsible for the revolution of the collectible toy industry as a whole. McFarlane forced other companies to raise the bar and produce better sculpted, articulated (well, at one time at least), and more outrageously themed figures than ever before. I am subscribed to the website and get updates every now and then but the only thing they seem to be making is Halo themed items. I'm not knocking Halo, but I miss the original creative and unusual series that McFarlane was long known for producing....

What happened?

Posted by Maelstrom
on Friday, July 10, 2009
User Comments
bosssadler -
Friday, August 14, 2009
sounds like you should do a custom bobble heads

Series 1
-McFarlane
-Enron CEO
-Mr. Burns
Goldenwolf -
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Thats Awesome MCFarlane Should Do That.
bigassbuzz -
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
like these?

somebody1 -
Sunday, August 2, 2009
THey should make one of jerkwads of teh world with McFarlane's figure having a giant head to encase his ego and a greedy expression on its face.
SnarfSnarf -
Sunday, August 2, 2009
He should make one called coked up baseball heroes, and show the steroid players with like incredible muscles and roid rage, and having them like beating up somebody.
PUNISHMENT5411 -
Sunday, August 2, 2009
HA! Unless Janis Joplins wearing HALO armor or Jack the Ripper is in a basebull uniform, theres no way those lines are coming back!
SnarfSnarf -
Sunday, August 2, 2009
I'd like to see more Motley Crue, Janis Joplin type of figures, and the historical monsters series was cool.
dcaridi -
Friday, July 31, 2009
I did sports figs for awhile but I recently gave those up as well
Thor the Mighty -
Friday, July 31, 2009
I stopped collecting Spawn after issue 100 and I stopped collecting his figures after they became statues.
dcaridi -
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I would think McFarlane coming back would have a bigger to do about it, I didn't hear a thing...
Aesthetikz -
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Not exactly sure on the whole story, Trying to pick up the series of books that tells it (Spawn: Endgame) issues 185-200 or so.
Like you guys, I stopped reading after awhile myself.

What I do currently know is Al Simmons went all Emo and took one of his big ass guns and blew his own head off after Clown/Violater finally broke him down.
Somehow a new spawn has risen in his place (Blonde white guy) and he supposedly isnt a new char, he has been seen in the book before.
Now Clown/Violater feels that his "Plan" has finally come along and he will take malebolgias place where he has always belonged.

Greg Capullo and Todd have both come back and been doing art and story for this which has brought back much interest in the book, and they have been selling out even.
somebody1 -
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Maybe Spawns are now made by another demon or even Angela's boss.
dcaridi -
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I haven't read spawn in years has it been any good?

Kind of ironic the guy (McFarlane) eliminates the character that got him on the toy scene...
BurningDoom -
Monday, July 27, 2009
That might have been shocking 10 years ago. But does anyone still read Spawn?

Spawn killed Malebolgia after Malebolgia killed Angela in front of Spawn's eyes (cut off his head in Spawn #100). Without a Malebolgia to control and create Spawns, how can a new Spawn be created?

-Nate-
Aesthetikz -
Monday, July 27, 2009
Did you guys know he recently came back to he Spawn comic? AND KILLED OFF AL SIMMONS.
That's right, There's a new Spawn now.
bosssadler -
Monday, July 27, 2009
He's doing the cover art for the graphic novel of the Prince of Persia prequel for Disney & he just got a into the Guinness World Record for Spider-Man #1 -- "the Best Selling Comic, Single Edition"

but I agree, he's kinda falling off when it comes to comics & comic fig's
dcaridi -
Sunday, July 12, 2009
I used to collect SportsPicks from him, but I stopped altogether about 6 to 12 months ago. I'm a big sports fan but he had a much better idea of what fans wanted a few years back and that has definately escaped him now. I have about 30 or so Sports figures from McFarlane left and unfortunately a bazillion starting lineups (But those are kenner/hasbro).
PUNISHMENT5411 -
Saturday, July 11, 2009
They sold out. I know this won't change a thing but, I don't like Halo, I don't like sports (execpt for hockey) and I want McFarlane to make Movie Maniacs again, but they won't, you know why? Because Todd's a money-wh0re. He sold out like he did on Marvel, on Spawn, and now on McFarlane toys.
PEEPEETRON -
Friday, July 10, 2009
I saw an interview and Todd was going on about how the sports picks account for more than half of their sales so they wanted to put more and more focus on those...Awesome for sports fans weak for people want more 3D movie posters, and Spawn Classic covers figures...
somebody1 -
Friday, July 10, 2009
His ego happened. He thought he could do no wrong after Spiderman and Spawn and I think he got in too deep. Plus his figures suddenly began becoming statues and the QC went down the can on some.
BurningDoom -
Friday, July 10, 2009
He's Todd McFarlane, that's what happened. He did the same thing with comics. He made everyone take notice with Incredible Hulk (he did artwork here and there before Hulk, but it wasn't polished yet); then made an even bigger impact on Amazing Spider-Man with a whole new style for Spidey that is STILL emulated and he created Venom with David Michelline; and then he created the Image Comics Company with a bunch of other top artists of the time (Jim Lee, Marc Silvestri, Rob Liefield, Jim Valentino, and others) which he created Spawn for. When he created Spawn, it seemed as if he was on track to becoming the next Stan Lee. But then that was the last thing he did in comics and he started focusing on action figures. Now it seems he is focusing on sports, as those are the only figures and memorabellia he is personally working on that I've seen in the last few years, other than the already mentioned Halo figures.

-Nate-
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