What comic license would you like to see McFarlane grab?

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Re: What comic license would you like to see McFarlane grab?

Thu May 19, 2022 7:19 pm

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Thu May 19, 2022 5:49 pm
Well, I need to think of characters who would naturally be stretched out with really long legs and tiny feet. So maybe someone like Big Bird?

Half-joking aside, I don't think McF excels at human proportions and certainly not scaling. So something more monster based where proportions and scaling aren't as important. Hellboy seems possible.

I would like action figures from a few comic properties, but I'm not sure McFarlane would be the right company. Except I'm not sure who else would be willing to make them.

Elfquest (definitely not in McF's wheelhouse)
Bone (see above)
Valiant (Bloodshot, XO Man-o-War, Solar, etc)
Conan
Alien Legion
Marshal Law
Dreadstar
Futurians (ok, that's a deep pull but some great Dave Cockrum designs in there)

Sorry. I don't mean to sound too harsh toward McF. I know people love his stuff. I just find there's some weirdness to the proportions and scaling is all over the map.
ElfQuest is one of my top wants in figure form. The ones that were released in the 90's were pretty terrible for the most part.

I think Super7's Ultimate line would fit the Elfquest aesthetic much better, and would love to see that happen!
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Re: What comic license would you like to see McFarlane grab?

Fri May 20, 2022 4:57 pm

Lots of good picks. One thing though is I think WetWorks is a DC comic. Due to a family tragedy, Whilce Portacio went into a deep depression and didn’t draw much for a while. His Image partner status was revoked and Jim Lee bought WetWorks and hired Whilce to work on it. So in a roundabout way, I guess Todd could make WetWorks figures as a part of the Multiverse line. For old times sake.
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Re: What comic license would you like to see McFarlane grab?

Fri May 20, 2022 6:04 pm

True of any former Wildstorm property. Don't stop at Wetworks!
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Re: What comic license would you like to see McFarlane grab?

Fri May 20, 2022 6:51 pm

McFarlane is releasing a Grifter figure, so you could say he's already doing the wildcats! I'll pick up a RipClaw for sure if they crank him out.
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Re: What comic license would you like to see McFarlane grab?

Sat May 21, 2022 2:49 am

Ripclaw is Cyber Force. Warblade is WildCats.

But Cyber Force is still a good idea.
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Re: What comic license would you like to see McFarlane grab?

Sat May 21, 2022 9:27 pm

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Re: What comic license would you like to see McFarlane grab?

Sat May 21, 2022 11:04 pm

It's the wrong scale for me, but I think I'd be pretty jazzed about Parker figures from the Richard Stark adaptation, done in Darwyn Cooke style. I wouldn't be mixing them with other lines, anyway, so the different scale wouldn't really matter. If he could get the Parker series and Criminal, I could have a whole collection of criminals and gangster. Probably not a lot of legs in that line, beyond people like me, but a line of classic noir characters is basically my dream.

I'd also love to see him tackle the Maxx again; he was drawn pretty inconsistently sized, so being 7" scale probably wouldn't bother me, and, honestly, even if it did, the joy at having a really good, articulated, more or less comic accurate figure would outweigh that.
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Re: What comic license would you like to see McFarlane grab?

Sun May 22, 2022 2:47 am

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True of any former Wildstorm property. Don't stop at Wetworks!
I try not to get my hopes up, but realistically, Magnificent Seven ‘Cats is about the best we can hope for in terms of Wildstorm.

Grifter we got.

Spartan
Gypsy
Zealot
Void
Maul (CtB)
Warblade

And maybe Mr. Majestic.

I’d be happy. Pretty sure you wouldn’t be. :wink:
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Re: What comic license would you like to see McFarlane grab?

Sun May 22, 2022 5:38 am

When he picked up DC I was salivating for him to do The Wildstorm series proper.
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Re: What comic license would you like to see McFarlane grab?

Sun May 22, 2022 4:17 pm

Tommy Tomorrow wrote:
Sun May 22, 2022 2:47 am
Chooch wrote:
Fri May 20, 2022 6:04 pm
True of any former Wildstorm property. Don't stop at Wetworks!
I try not to get my hopes up, but realistically, Magnificent Seven ‘Cats is about the best we can hope for in terms of Wildstorm.

Grifter we got.

Spartan
Gypsy
Zealot
Void
Maul (CtB)
Warblade

And maybe Mr. Majestic.

I’d be happy. Pretty sure you wouldn’t be. :wink:
I wouldn't not be happy. :D
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Re: What comic license would you like to see McFarlane grab?

Sun May 22, 2022 4:41 pm

Gotcha. :D

With Todd and Jim Lee still friends, I hope for more Wildstorm eventually.
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Re: What comic license would you like to see McFarlane grab?

Mon May 23, 2022 2:37 am

Tommy Tomorrow wrote:
Sat May 21, 2022 2:49 am
Ripclaw is Cyber Force. Warblade is WildCats.

But Cyber Force is still a good idea.
Ahh I was getting Ripclaw confused with Warlblade!

Both are characters I would buy figures of, but honestly that would probably be it for me from the two teams in 7” scale.
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Re: What comic license would you like to see McFarlane grab?

Tue May 24, 2022 4:14 am

I would love to see him tackle something silly. Like Archie comics or Garfield. Even Dilbert or Doonesbury might be fun. I mean the super grim and gritty comic book properties are always great but for Todd it’s a dime a dozen. I’d love for him to take a property just goofy as hell and defies all expectations as a toy line and for people to just look at them and go “Well hang on a minute, these look pretty sweet too! How the heck did I not know about these?”


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Re: What comic license would you like to see McFarlane grab?

Sun May 29, 2022 6:17 am

Obviously Savage Dragon and Wildcats. But my top two wants are hands down ...


1. Darkness
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2. The Maxx
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Re: What comic license would you like to see McFarlane grab?

Tue May 31, 2022 4:50 am

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Sat May 21, 2022 11:04 pm
It's the wrong scale for me, but I think I'd be pretty jazzed about Parker figures from the Richard Stark adaptation, done in Darwyn Cooke style. I wouldn't be mixing them with other lines, anyway, so the different scale wouldn't really matter. If he could get the Parker series and Criminal, I could have a whole collection of criminals and gangster. Probably not a lot of legs in that line, beyond people like me, but a line of classic noir characters is basically my dream.
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