Monday, February 29, 2016


All pics courtesy of, who did some great Toy Fair coverage!

There will be a new line coming from McFarlane Toys this year called Color Top. This line will be in the 7" scale and will feature top characters from various licenses, including some anime characters.

Each wave will feature a different and new colored box top, making the new figures easy to spot at retail.

These will be fully articulated figures-- not "statues" like the 10" line.

McFarlane stated that retailers (presumedly Toys R Us) requested that he make a more deluxe style collector figure line (which I see as a very good sign) for retail.

Of course, the Walking Dead will feature prominently into the line with Rick, Michonne from TWD, Travis from Fear the Walking Dead, but there will also be various video game and anime characters, including a character from Gears of War, Assassin's Creed, Attack on Titan, Tokyo Ghoul and McFarlane's own creation, Spawn himself.

Not much was shown in the way of new Walking Dead figures. Only Daryl (5" scale) with Motorcycle and a 10" Glenn was shown (other then the Color Top figures). It's unknown at this time if the new 7" scale will slowly replace the 5" figure lines.

Figures were also shown for both Assasin's Creed and Halo. Another unknown element is how Mattel's new Halo line will effect McFarlane's. It's possible that it may continue (as licenses can be split between companies is they make figures in different scales) or that will will end right before Mattel's line is launched.

McFarlane also announced that they will be producing toys from Titanfall (seems a bit late for that to me, but whatever...) although nothing was shown at Toy Fair.

Also released was this beautiful pic of the upcoming Color Top 7" Spawn figure. Admittedly, I'm not a huge Spawn fan, but I did collect the line when it first came on the scene (back when it was Todd Toys, not McFarlane Toys) and, as junky as those figures kinda look these days, they were a complete and total game changer back then. McFarlane changed the entire face of the action figure market with a larger scaled, hyper-detailed line of action figures. Soon, other toy companies started to follow suit, including the entire Japanese action figure market as well. So, out of respect and fond memories (and my love for Todd's art) I am definitely looking forward to this new Spawn figure.


All pics courtesy of, who did some great Toy Fair coverage!

I find it a bit strange that Mattel acquired the figure license for Halo when McFarlane Toys is still making figures. However, I will say that I think I'm liking Mattel's figures a little better. They will be in a 6" scale-- larger than McFarlane's 5" figures-- and the deco looks a little nicer on these, too. I just hope that the production figures look as good and don't loose that detailed, metallic paint jobs that most of them seem to be sporting. I'm also curios to see what the articulation on these will be as the armor allows for a lot of hidden joints, but overall, I'm not a big fan of Mattel's style of articulation, so I guess we'll see how that all pans out.

Mattel will also be producing figures based on a few movies that will be coming this summer. One of those is the "reboot" of Ghostbusters... Man, I just do not know how I feel about this movie yet. I am such a huge original Ghostbusters fan that this just seems almost blasphemous to me! But, I suppose I'm willing to give it a chance... The figures however, don't look all that great to me. They look pretty weak and cartoonish, bearing only a passing resemblance to the actors.

What the hell is this thing..???

I'm guessing that this is the main "big bad" from the new movie.

Moving on to something I am excited about, Mattel will be continuing their Batman v Superman movie line as well as releasing a Suicide Squad figure line later this summer.

Of course, since these all take place in the same movie universe now, you can do some mixing and matching which will make for some pretty coll shelf displays.

Batman (Suicide Squad appearance) & Captain Boomerang

Joker & Deadshot


Katana & Kill Croc

Batman & Aquaman

Armored Batman (with light? Maybe a C&C for Wave 2?)

Batman (removable mask) & Superman (light up eyes?)

Lex Luthor (not sure if from BvS or Suicide Squad)

Rounding out the Mattel coverage is the staple of their superhero action figure line-- DC Multiverse.

New additions to the line this year include Doomsday Superman, regular Doomsday, Armored Batman and Mutant Leader from the Dark Knight Returns comic series and Supergirl from the new TV series (pretty cool!)