Previous: >>10218431Are you excited for the return of McFarlane's Movie Maniacs?
>>10304139Should have waited for the Spawn announcements. I can't imagine looking at Ted Lasso for the next 3 months in this gen
>>10304139>Are you excited for the return of McFarlane's Movie Maniacs?we'll see depending on what that neo looks like. original matrix? i'm on board
>>10304208all of them have already been revealed. op is just a bum
>>10304139These are the absolute worst fucking releases ever.
>>10304223>>10304224Why can't McFarlane Toys sculpt chains anymore?
>>10304228Price point and inflation.
>>10304228nobody can. hasbro sucks at it too.
>>10304238Hasbro sculpts much better chains than this.
>>10304239literally look at their last attempt at chains and how it's almost identical. it was the op image of the last marvel general.
>>10304243>it's almost identical.You don't understand what identical is apparently
>>10304212Only in render form
>>10304223Why is Cog now black?
>>10304221>>10304223>>10304224Jesus Christ why is he making so many fucking Spawns and BatmansWhere are my fucking Warhammer toys, come on, I missed Necrons and I need them!
>>10304224Why even articulate the legs with the huge crap around his waist? The legs are going to be incredibly limited
>>10304228Do you mean use real chains?
>>10304262No, I mean they can't sculpt chains for shit anymore.
>>10304247Cog is supposed to be Cain. He's not black, just fairly dark skinned.
>>10304239>Hasbro sculpts much better chains than this
>>10304139Papa Todd, my Triss and Yen, I beg you...
>>10304266Looks ten thousand times better than the Playskool chunky shits McFarlane Toys is doing.
>>10304139>McStatuesFUCK. Oh well at least this means we may get up with new Looney Tunes figures given how Super 7 still hasn't announced Ultimates.
>>10304271You are legitimately retarded. I hope your suffering is continuous and permanent.
>>10304265Odd, the Sinn reveal page still had light skin
If they only show 3 spawn figures as this wave today its either a good sign they are wrapping up the spawn line or there are some walmart or target exclusives coming
>>10304139>movie maniacs is back!fuck yea>still no articulation tho lolFUCKING TODD
>>10304139Todd WILL release the rest of the team, right, guys?
>>10304224He's looks cool, but I wish they would have stuck with classics look. Wasn't their supposed to be a shield? I remember seeing a proto
>>10304250Robo sure loves buying up all those Boba Fett repaints for that wholesome star wars display
Check ee, bbts and gamestop's listings for Sinn and Medieval. Top kek. Stores are scalpers now, thinking people will pay 30 bucks when 3 other places have it for 25.
Is Manga Spawn a bad figure? Now that Medieval has been revealed and is different from MS, I've been thinking of getting him.
>>10304221What in his little snack pouches? Tater tots?
Fuck...statueshit or otherwise I may have to get this
>>10304224definitely interested in this onehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRdmYPleLq4
>>10304590they're making the wizard of oz now? pretty based ngl
>>10304224Only one I am interested in, but you can tell they are too cheap to paint half the detail that should be painted.>>10304223Black doctor doom huh?
>>10304601>>10304590Will McFarlane make sexy Dorothy again?
>>10304247That's not Cog, that's Nog.
>>10304313let's say subsequent waves are articulated. what characters do you want to see? my first pick is easily brundlefly
They are not going to articulate future waves of MM. It would drive up the price or reduce the paint
>>10304139I don't even get it. But I kinda dig the Oz Wicked Witch. but it's a statue so I dunno. i'd like 7" Wizard of Oz figures. One statue of a wicked witch doesn't give me a lot of hope more will come. This fucker released two very nice Star Trek figures couple years ago, Picard and Kirk and that was IT. What the fuck McFartland
>>10304869Sculpted detail is all there, learn to paint, loser.
>>10304869better than anything marvel legends shit out kek
>>10304211Matrix Resurrections for you
>>10304923stop taking so much copium anon.
>>10304553Yeah, one of the best McFarlane's figures
>>10304931marvel legends are double the price for the same bucky cap mold kek
>>10304869Don't dare to insult Papa Todd! Just look, you make cry the Retodds.
>>10304942hey, articulated icons is dead and that shitty fwoosh skeleton doesnt seem to be making any money kek
>>10304124Why he's covered in cum?
>>10304947robo faggots sure think about cum a lot kek
Why Hasbro, Robo and Fwoosh live rent-free on Retodds' heads? kek
>>10304951kek, robo sure shut the fuck up real fast seeing how toddy keeps pushing out new product while articulated icons remains dead kek
>>10304224>>10304869Are people seriously going to buy a bald faced inaccurately painted figure? And some will be paying 30 bucks no less
>>10304997>30 bucksBBTS is a scam site, they retail for 20
>>10305001bbts is a piece of shit scam site that americans simp for because of that wholesome pile of loot service and even pay them money to hold onto their items for longer kek
>>10304918>sculpt is all thereExcept for the missing cape lapels, sword-sheaths and fur.
>>10305024Just admit you don't buy toys
>>10304462>The little midgesLmaooo, I hope they come out if nothing else. Not that I will buy anything from this franchise.
This promo pic is fucking hilarious. The pose looks like he just stepped in dog shit, his lip is even curling in disgust. Plus his eyes don't even seem to be focusing in the same direction. This is comedy gold.Todd, why are you paying these dinguses to take your promo shots? I'd do it like a hundred times better, and probably for cheaper.
>>10305038These are solicitation shots, done by people at the office. The promo shots are the ones done with backgrounds and those ones are always quite good, if a bit misleading due to the lighting.
>>10305038I doubt it, look at that toy. >BUILT FOR VANILLA POSING
>>10305043I still don't understand why any company wouldn't ensure that public-facing media of their products looks good at every step. It would be like if Apple released an iPhone promo where it was upside down and out of focus or some shit. Like, why was some office drone even allowed to take this shit-ass shot and release it to the public? It immediately makes perception of that product worse.
>>10305031be nice, Retodds are, well... Retodds!
>>10305024>>10304998Basic Spawn figures retail for 25 and it's 30 at BBTS, EE AND Gamestop. So basically the Triumvirate of Grifter Retailers.
>>10304869This is actually a pretty good outcome in my book. It's not the Medieval Spawn from my childhood, and it isn't as cool as the painting obviously. But what is here is surprisingly accurate to the design on paper, I expected Todd to pull another Manga Spawn and go off the fuckin rails. And it looks pretty damn decent too, lots of sculpted detail. Once you pop some faux fur and a better cape on him, I think he'll look great.My one and only criticism: I wish Todd had gone with red limb armor instead of silver. I get why he did it, but it would have been way easier to paint silver spikes onto red than the inverse.
>>10304224>No Shield>Crappy paint>Hammer instead of AxePass unless he makes a re release with more classic colors
>>10305056its clear theyre a small business that tries to punch above their weight class and so does some endearing incompetent thingsYou have big boys like NECA that will charge whatever they need to charge for the figure to look right. You have Mattel with Masterverse who would move factories wherever they need to move (Vietnam) to be able to get the deco to make the figure look right. You have Hasbro who maliciously cuts corners and still charges 25 for a reused body buck and Super7 who does the same with a 55+ price point.Then you have McF who I guess must tell the factory "you've got this much budget for paint because we have to keep the prices down, cut whatever paint apps you need to in this order."
>>10305103>big boys like NECA
>>10305103Todd's never known what he was doing when it's come to pricing his toys. I remember when the prices first started going up and he shrunk everything. Like, everything was just smaller now, and it sucked so hard.
>>10305104They are one of the only domestic toy companies still doing proper realistic paint apps with high detail sculpts. Their downside is QC.
Man, I am really behind on modern Spawn lore.Who the fuck is Plague? Or King Spider?
>>10305108Todd is trying to sell to a wide audience, so he is trying to keep costs down as far as he can, otherwise he ends up with just an audience of us collectors paying obscene prices.
>>10305110Plague is the prototype first Spawn costume Malebolgia made, but he locked it away as it would not obey him. No idea on King Spider but I think he's relatively minor afaik.
>>10304941>he doesn't know
>>10305109Too bad they're wasting it on turtleshit.
>>10305038How exactly would you pose him with that base to nullify the "stepped in dogshit" look? I mean the face is going to be like that, this is the promo figure they have and represents the final product. The real botch happened much earlier in production when they decided to give them these weird uplifted stands and when they decided to give him that expression, as well as when they chose a factory that can't paint eyes properly
>>10304997Well, people do buy Marvel Legends.
>>10305189Yeah I know. I like basically zero of the properties NECA has the license to which I'm not happy about. If they had gotten the Warhammer 40k license they could've done well with it.
>>10305195Yeah I know, I've been seeing a lot of inaccurate MLs too lately, not only McFarlanes, like that new ML Tarantula. Frankly it seems like an addiction. People just buying plastic to buy it.
>>10304869Anyone able to eyeball what color red paint we should probably use to paint the gauntlets/shin guards so they will match the red on the shoulders and the M and cape?
>>10305064>it would have been way easier to paint silver spikes onto red than the inverse.yeah it is already annoying that i have to mask off the spikes and probably end up having to repaint them too anyway
>>10305266If you were to carefully paint around them meticulously and autistically with a tiny brush would it be possible? Or can a human just not do that? Or is it some other possible issue someone not savvy into customs wouldnt get at first?
>>10304869Would've preferred an accurate paint job and no accessories. I have plenty of swords and hammers
>>10304270Witcher line's dead. Should've tossed more coins to McFarlane retard.
>>10305064>My one and only criticism: I wish Todd had gone with red limb armor instead of silver. I get why he did itwhy did he do it
>>10305297Not him but:Because it would look awful until someone custom painted the spikes. While this looks barely tolerable as it is
Imagine living in a world where people are so addicted to a hobby they're buying figures for 25 dollars that can be described as "barely tolerable". If in 1998 you had told me that in 2023, action figures would barely be painted, and even when they were painted would be painted bald faced inaccurately to the comics they were based on, and cost 25 dollars with some stores marking them up to 30 for no reason, I would've: 1 called you insane, and 2 asked you why people were still buying action figures. This goes for MLs too.
Just got Nightmare Spawn, what am I in for?
>>10305421As long as you're not expecting something that looks like the original Nightmare Spawn, a strange gangly winged thing. It's not bad, but I wouldn't call it a particularly good build.
>>10305381We get it, you're crippled and hate modifying toys because you have no imagination and need it premanufactured for you. Don't you watch robo of the fwoosh custom day videos?
>>10305189THEY DO WHAT SELLS BUGBOY
>>10305421Hope you didn't pay much for it.
>>10305381Yeah, well, in 1998 if you told me that in 2023 I'd be scrimping and saving to afford a carton of eggs, or paying 500% more to ride the bus, or 1000% more for going back to college, I would have called you insane too. Inflation is real and wages have not kept up for the vast majority of people.>and cost 25 dollarsNot to mention this isn't a fair comparison to begin with, $25 in today dollars was only $13 in 1998.
If you told me spawn sold a million issues 2023 while DC and Marvel struggle daily I'd be laughing my boomer ass
>>10305381well inflation is up so 25 today feels cheap.-mcfarlane and spawn are peoples favorite. -the figures have great articulation. are well builtand some figures from 1998 look like absolute shit even for the time
>>10305421 you are in... for a... nightmare
>>10305462Did you mean that as one of the shit looking ones? I think it looks pretty damn cool. There was so much personal style imbued in those old sculpts, you just don't feel that much these days from most toylines.
>>10305440I like it, lack of paint and all.>>1030544930 leafs>>10305465I'm ok with this
>>10305444If you're paying 25 bucks for a toy you shouldn't need to spend more on paint and time to customize it
>>10305462Inflation means nothing if wages don't keep up with it. 5 figures totals my electric bill
>>10305551is this brown or black?
>>10305551I dont get why they let the sculptor do whatever he wanted
Every other Spawn's universe wave has been 5 figures. Thoughts?
>>10305551Can you take picture of it in low light?
>>10304139Why did mcfarlane make a statue of Ricky Bobby?
>>10304231metal chains are fucking cheap, explain.
>>10306349Are they made of lead?
>>10305580Neither, it's kind of both>>10305581I'm fine with new designs, you just know he will release more faithful versions down the road. If we got a perfect Spawn the first time, nobody would ever buy a new one again.>>10305624Best I can do, I only have a fixed light here.
>>10306506And this, cuz why not
>>10305489I mean the sculpt is pretty bad. I like spawn but 1998 toys were pretty rough
>>10304861>what is a hypothetical question?>what is conversation?>what is discussion?
>>10306508He seems to work a lot better in specific types of lighting like that. I dont really agree with their default color choices for him.
Do you think the Spawn line is doing well?
>>10306529I guess I've gotta disagree. In 1998, their biggest competitor was Toybiz, and their sculpts were a REAL mixed bag at the time. They'd do good sculpts sometimes, but many of their figures were really bad and cheap and lazy looking through the 90s. As a whole, McFarlane's sculpts revolutionized the industry and encouraged everyone else to pursue more detail. Arguably, McFarlane was responsible for the visual direction of Marvel Legends under Toybiz--it was an obvious catchup attempt that utilized many of the same hallmarks. Super detailed sculpts, increasing points of articulation, washes, drybrushing, paint wipes.But I digress, I'm getting a little off the point here. That figure you posted is a "good" 1998 sculpt to me. It packs in a ton of detail, the panel lining is deep and stylized and comic book-y, paint apps are plentiful and well done, and the fine chain adds some visual interest and cool factor for a kid. The worst thing I can really say about it is that the spike sculpts are too soft, but I understand this was probably a safety issue thing, evidenced by the crispness of the rest of the sculpt. I would honesty happily accept this figure for $25 today if it had modern articulation.
>>10304228>>10306349When the Spawn line was starting back up I ordered some rolls of bulk jewelry chain for really cheap. Every time a Spawn figure came with shit-looking chains, I cut them off and replaced them with real chain. It's stupid easy, stupid cheap, no reason not to do it unless you're the type who would rather just whine endlessly instead of fixing a problem.Having extra chain on hand is also never a bad thing when it comes to a Spawn collection. You can drape it over props, wrap it around foes and create tension for action poses, it's just one of the best purchases I've made toy-wise.
Spawn -- Medieval
>>10306824Sadly I cannot be the biggest brained man and walk away for I must buy the figures.
>>10306901Walking away is a fine and valid option too. But consider this: Spawn is created and owned by Todd. Short of his death or something, nobody else is ever going to make Spawn figures, so it's not like I can wait for the license to change hands like Marvel or DC in the past. Also consider that Spawn is Todd's baby, he is super invested in it and deeply cares for it personally. That is why I believe he is trying to produce the best possible figures given the constraints of the pricepoint he is trying to hit.That is why I buy those Spawn figures. Because it doesn't feel like malicious, cynical laziness or cheapness like Hasbro. For the most part, it feels like someone knowing they can't do certain things, and trying their best regardless. I can deal with a little fix-me-up every once in a while in that light.
>>10306824Good luck with the poisoning
I think this is my preferred look for now. Finally have a use for my second throne.>>10306801Yeah, I find alot of his figures to be like this.
>>10304515Oh I wasn't aware Mcfarlane created Spawn, I don't read comic books.That explains why he makes so many of them.Anyway, I just want more of his Warhammer40K stuff but outside his creation he's focusing mostly on Batmans.
>>10304221>Spawn wears short-shorts
>>10307261Thats Monolith. He's a big guy.
>>10306974I don't think it's malicious either but if I was given the decision that would be a bridge too far to greenlight and I'd have to tell them to make it a deluxe with some additional accessories and more accurate paint
I ordered this guy.I wonder if any of my 1/12 will be able to go inside him without taking out the legs.
>>10307655Fraid not. There's just not enough space inside to accomdate. Great toy overall but you need to fake it to make it with figures not designed for it.
>>10304139What a weird choice for a statue. Do many people even know who ted lasso is?
>>10307791McFarlane better hope so considering they're making the most of him and the least of Bugs for some reason.
>>10306974Dude, just admit you're gay for Todd...
>>10308095dude just admit you're jealous of papa toddy's success
Was fag last thread bitching about not having a reissue of this figure. Pulled trigger and got it along with two ultra figures from Spawn Movie. Was loose for 30, came with sword but put in accessories bag to store.
Got the unmasked and masked versions of this one, loving the paint application on these. They somehow look even better in person.
This one also came complete but wanted to replicate ally fight scene with violator
>>10307791I think it was the highest rated and highest watched APPLE TV show ever But even after I watched Ted lasso I wouldn't want a figure of him. This shit is gonna pegwarm so hard. I can't think of anyone that wants this
>>10308095I am gay. I don't find Todd attractive at all though. Just like the toys he's putting out.
>>10308095I'm a bit gay for Todd, dude has infectious personality. I'm only recently really into Spawn and will fall for his hype over and over with a smile on my face.
>>10304228>>10304266It's due to the tooling costs. If the chains actually had hollow parts in every single 'link' the tooling could would be astronomical. I don't think it's even realistically possible to make a solid chain with every single link having a hollow portion without making them all separate pieces that have to be assembles together one by one in the factory, but then you have a floppy chain. One work around is to have every other chain link have a true hole through it (like pic) which would be possible depending on the shape and orientation of the chain, but I'm sure most of you would complain at that too so there's no winning.
>>10304223John Stewart Parallax?
>>10307791>What a weird choice for a statue. Do many people even know who ted lasso is?C'mon guys. Obviously it's just Warner Bros properties he's making since he has a good relations with WB and those are likely the easiest for him to get licensing deals for. DC, Mortal Kombat, Harry Potter are all WB properties, along with Wizard of Oz, Ted Lasso, Looney Tunes, etc.
>>10304228>>10304266Meanwhile at hexbug's junkbots...
>>10308395See my post above yours. Those are individual links that make up the chain and result in a floppy, loose chain that can't support itself. Not a solid piece chian like on these figures.
>>10305031Just learn to sculpt and sew, loser.
>>10308265Hello Gay, I am charlie
>>10308382But why not use real chain?
>>10308390Yeah but why on earth Ted lasso...... Out of everything in the WB catalog. Fucking weird
>>10306974I think other companies have done 1/6 scale Spawn.
>>10308408Don't worry not alone, I think its odd too. I'm barely getting over the fact that he is clearly doing a rebrand of "movie maniac" to mean the person buying, as opposed to figure itself depicting a "maniac in movie". It is odd choice, and even more so because its a tv character not a movie character. I just hope he reads the room and does Neo from original Matrix, and not the newest one.
>>10306824>>10306349Real reason why McFarlane doesn't use real metal chains is because they're going for a specific look. Generic chains are too skinny to fit the character's design, so they're sculpted for the specific design.To make thicker chains would cost a fuck ton of money, since they would need to be custom made.pic related, where a real metal chained figure comes with a plastic chained BAF piece>>10308382It's possible to do individual holes for cheap, but plastic chains with holes have traditionally broken real fucking fast. I've dozens of figures like that.See chainlinked fences at 1:12 scale all the way down to 1/32 scale. They exist, but don't have a fragility issue because they're not meant to be moved.
>>10308408Idk. What else do they have that's timeless, or has current movies/tv out now? NECA has many of WB's horror IPs like It, Conjuring, Annabelle, etc tied up, other toy companies have Scooby Doo tied up, Moose Toys has the Space Jam license, Bandai/NECA and others have Godzilla figure licenses, so what's left?
>>10308382You're overthinking it. All you really need is a good carefully done sculpt. Mk11 Spawn's chains are just one solid rope, no holes or anything. And they looks great. The sculpt is so sharp and defined, with a little bit of metal texture and wash, that it makes the lack of holes irrelevant. It just looks good to the eye.The chain sculpts started getting progressively mushier and worse after this figure. Throne's are ugly, that classic Spawn's are hideous, and the new Sinn figure has the worst yet.>>10308407Also this, I don't know the logistics of it but jewelry chain is dirt cheap. Maybe it's a safety regulation thing? I haven't seen an American toy come with a real metal chain in a while...
>>10308428>You're overthinking it. All you really need is a good carefully done sculpt.No, I understand tooling costs. Those chains in the pic you provided don't have holes in them and are one solid piece. My point was that to do realistic looking chains WITH HOLES in each link is not really feasible to do without doing individual metal links like that Robin figure above. >Maybe it's a safety regulation thing? I haven't seen an American toy come with a real metal chain in a while..Not sure if safety/testing standards changed recently, but every different material making up the product (plastic, metal, cloth, etc) requires more testing and introduced more sourcing/production costs. Maybe Mcfarlane and other companies are just eliminating as many different materials as possible to cut costs further.
>>10308413Medicom did a single RAH back in 2007, and I think the only reason Todd didn't do it himself was because he knew he didn't have the know-how to produce the fabric suit and cape competently. Todd had already done 12" figures by that point, but only in plastic. That was the only one as far as I know and it hasn't happened again since.
>>10308430I was saying you never needed to even go so far as to consider holes in the chains. It's not necessary if the sculpt and paint are sufficiently good. My entire point was that chains with holes in them ARE overthinking the problem, just do better solid chains.
>>10308426>To make thicker chains would cost a fuck ton of money, since they would need to be custom madeMy guy, you don't seem to know much about jewelry chain. It is already mass produced in a fuckload of different link styles, sizes, and finishes, and most that would be appropriate for this scale are not expensive at all. This image isn't even close to a full list.
>>10308428>>10308430Maybe metal chains rust too much.
>>10308445In the other anon's defense, that'll be an added expense to source them (if they can find the exact same color/style/size they need), plus introduces added shipping/assembly//safety test costs to McFarlane which I'm sure they'd like to avoid.
>>10308413The only other company to make spawn was funky
>>10308459was listening to youtube story about the pops going to land fill and was literally wondering if spawn ever got pop funk treatment but was too lazy to look
>>10308459>>10308475That's a custom. It looks nothing like any of the POP boxes they use, and it literally says "POP Custom" as the logo
>>10308475If you only knew the shit storm here lol>>10304702
>>10308487kek, I just glanced at it.
>>10308498kek, I know its shitty to wish horrible things happen to things you don't personally like but good fucking riddance. I've been saying it for years but its geek version of Precious Moments. I fucking hate them, and anytime I was gifted one, I smiled said "thanks" and when I got home binned it.
>>10304224>>10305101Don't know if this guy has showed up in the comics recently, or what his axe is supposed to look like, but you could probably give him the axe that came with the MK11 Spawn and it might look good. That axe had a lot more paint on it, too.
>>10308445none of those are like the sculpt found on the toy, which again, would require it to be custom made, which increases costs way higher than just making a mold and filling it full of plastic x500,000-1,000,000For all you know, the ones they designed may not even be possible to be linked.Also, I should note that it's cheaper to use a generic chain than molding their own chain out of plastic. So it's very much a design issue.
>>10305455>Not to mention this isn't a fair comparison to begin with, $25 in today dollars was only $13 in 1998.Ironically, the Spawn figures coming out at that time were probably only like $7 or $8, too.
>>10308516Someone explain inflation to me like I'm a retard. Are people looking back going "fuck I wish we could go back and shit be 10-12 bucks again" or is 10-12 bucks then 20 now? I envy how cheap toys were then, but don't know if thats just fools thought because I'd be paying basically same price as equivalent to how much dollar was worth then...
>>10308507He really only uses a sword in the actual comic (unless I forgot something, but either way it's his main weapon). Shield, axe, and other weapons on covers.
Hey anons, does anyone have the Batman Hush figure? I'm interested in it, but I would like to know what y'all think about it. I wish the gauntlets were molded, I know that much.
>>10308529I think inflation is when Biden prints a lot more money and with more dollars in circulation then companies have to raise prices to even it out.
>>10308529More people buying shit means more demand for products in general which incentivises sellers and corporations to raise prices for more profits.The problem is consumption is being heavily driven by debt (rampant credit card purchases etc) and consumerism in general with people literally consuming paycheck to paycheck. All these people consuming beyond their means drives up prices faster than wage increases can actually keep up.Of course the sheer amount of wealth inequality in current society isnt just due to shitty consumerist practices, all the wars going on for the past decades have all been wars to control energy and gas, including the Ukrainian war. the sheer dependence of our economy on gas for trade and commerce means any spike in oil prices causes instant inflationary pressures as the cost of gas is factored into the production and delivery of everything in society.Further to that is what the fucking banks and retard government does. Banks lend with money they dont have and the gov prints out money for the banks to cover for banks when banks actually need to draw into the said money they dont have. Printing money puts any economy on a crash course to hyperinflation and is the single greatest cause of our current inflation levels. Just imagine a pie slice you have, with the entire pie being able to be exchanged for everything in the economy. When the gov prints money it is adding meat filling to the portion of the pie you dont own. Even though your slice is the same size, it is a far smaller portion of the whole pie representing everything purchasable in the economy and thus you can trade for way less goods with your pie now. It is why investor fucks with the help of bankers own all the property and have driven them to unaffordable prices whilst everyone else sees their money savings represents an increasingly small portion of the economy as the government continues to shit out money supply into the hands of bankers and investment firms.
>>10308619kinda clicking I think, so basically tldr is companies are charging higher because they can?
>>10308508>none of those are like the sculpt found on the toy>This image isn't even close to a full listI see reading comprehension isn't your strong suit
>>10308529As an addendum. Steady inflation is normal if people get wealthier from economic growth and can spend more. What we have isnt natural at all you know those faggots spending with credit cards? Guess where that borrowed money comes from, yes the same fucking banks the government is dumping printed money into. Even the corporations you coonsume from are slaves to the banks. In order to be competetive in todays economy, you need to expand your capital faster than everyone else, often with money you dont actually have. Guess where that thin air money comes from? The fucking banks with their printed money. Thats why corpos operate on razor thin margins and anything that isnt a massive multinational jewcorp instantly goes bankrupt from a dip in consumer spending such as covid despite raking in millions, even billions in revenue each year.Banks and the senile boomer governments they puppet are truly the greatest evil in our society.
>>10308628It's not because they canIt's connected to all the extra money Biden printed
>>10308628>>10308633I explain it further here but yes its a mix of "I can charge higher because retards irresponsible with their money borrowed from banks will paypig me"And "holy fucking shit I am in so much debt with the banks I must charge as much as I possibly can or else my business goes bust" fiat currency is such a fucking scam.
>>10308636what are you talking about? i hope it's not covid stimulus checks lol, cause trump signed 2/3 of those into order
>>10308637GOTCHA! Ok I think I finally get it, thanks based Financial Anon, eye opening knowing I'm part of the problem with my credit card spending. Went LONG ass time not getting credit card, but needed to build credit, and did exactly what I knew I would do and sperged out and spent money I didn't have.
>>10308636Huge money laundering scam Bidens little Ukraine war is. All that money he prints off to those hol hols needs to be covered for by the tariffs we pay on gas, our taxes and our bank repayments.The only thing this war has achieved is the total destruction of the west European economy and Russias full economic integration as a vassal of China. Of course the ZOG in America is probably dancing with joy over the first part.
>>10308641No hes talking about the money Biden sent to Ukraine. Trump as with Obunga financially supported the piggies too but Biden is funding a full on fucking war in Ukraine and it is costing all the western economies dearly.
>>10308641>>10308651I'm wonderingHow much did the trump checks cost and how much is the Ukraine war costing. And technically the trump checks arrived to people I think. But no one knows how the Ukraine money is being spent
>>10305462>some figures from 1998 look like absolute shit even for the time>pic unrelated
>>10308643Most people are priced out of investing their money anyways, not using credit is a luxury afforded to the ever dwindling middle class. Dont feel too bad about it anon, society has deliberately manipulated people into this state of affairs. You should see how much crazy corporate women put on credit cards they can spend thousands each month on clothes and deco because women will always be far more mindless coonsumers than men ever could.
I think it's time for me to check out from this thread. It's getting too agenda-y and there is almost no toy discussion happening anymore.
>>10308630then how do you know it's even possible for cheap?Should've posted something close to those thick links/Point still stands though: it's a design choice. As mentioned before, they have used real metal chains before, at the same time giving other figures plastic chains.Real metal chains are cheap if they use generic shit. Cheaper than molding plastic chains. Making design-specific metal chains are expensive. Plus, sometimes chains can be pretty complex, and just look cheap hanging there versus more dramatic stuff like pic. Plus plus, real metal chains can get tangled, which is a big NOPE for an aesthetic favoring McFarlane>>10308448Nah, otherwise they wouldn't use real chains for other figures in the first place.
>>10308655Just look at all the designer brands and cosmetic surgery all the HolHol top brass are suddenly getting. Then you'll know where. All that surveillance and military support (primarily supplied by America of course) aint going to come cheap at all either.
>>10308670>I see reading comprehension isn't your strong suit
>>10308675He's trying to pretend that because OTHER chains exist for cheap, that McFarlane could totally get thick pudgy chains instead of spending the money to mold them in plastic.btw, did you know that metal is actually cheapo as fuck? Cheaper than plastic and cheaper to mold too. Hence diecast Hot Wheels being $1 for decades despite everything else inflating in price like crazy.Are they still $1? Because the plague and multiple shipping crisises in the past few years made everything else explode in price.
>>10308668my guy eariler in the thread I shared my purchases and got fuck all response haha, don't get all pissed off when instead I ask about how money works and get an answer you don't like.
>>10308713But why is McFarlane not using metal chains? Someone said design choice, meaning. McFarlane thinks that plastic chains look nicer?
>>10308722dude no one is going to have answer, he doesn't use real metal chains anymore. Go tweet todd yourself or whatever you need to do to get answer from source. You ain't going to get answer here.
>>10308735But we can discuss what kind of negatives metal chains have Like I said earlier. Metal rust. It smells Maybe it's easier to get toys approved with plastic Maybe metal is seen as some kind of hazard.
>>10308740probably, boom speculation done. Next topic. No one is going to have any more insight, speculation, opinions past that. You are just going in circles, if you have nothing else to talk about shut up. Simple as.
>>10308744But why plastic chains thoughIt's more expensiveIt looks uglier Breaks easier. Why Todd. Why u do this
Not even gonna give the sperg a (you) for the love of god do not engage them. Thank you.
>>10308722>McFarlane thinks that plastic chains look nicer?Likely, yes.Look at what happens when you just have a real metal chain just drooping around.It's like cloth vs plastic capes. Plastic capes are far more dramatic and don't look like pieces of shit even when the cloth is high quality.Physics in miniature scale doesn't behave like real life objects. Plus, most of these real life objects are hollywoodized and can't actually exist in such a dramatic fashion you see in comics and movies.Plus do a metal chain with thicker links is far more expensive than just using generic links.>>10308735They re-released the Crow Robin last year and those still had metal chains, like the original release.
>>10308430>Not sure if safety/testing standards changed recently, but every different material making up the product (plastic, metal, cloth, etc) requires more testing and introduced more sourcing/production costs.Whats the point of all this safety testing when we already know the plasticizers leaking off all pvc toys are slowly killing us all by disrupting our endocrine systems?
>>10308448I have an original 2002 mcstatue with real chains and it has not rusted. You can see the ebay listings as well and typically the chains are in fine condition.
>>10308844mcfarlane is releasing batmobiles every other company need to crowd fund those
>>10308572Wait for Knightfall Batman >>10305240But you will need to preorder early because it will likely sell out fast.
>>10308848Does not follow
>>10308852shiiit finally a decent looking batman
How come the batmobile doesn't cost $450 and be pay a year in advance?
>>10308873Because Todd doesn't have shareholders or an expensive as hell office in California
>>10308879Based, hasblow sounds like a chuckboy company
>>10308636you're a fucking retard. the price increases we see on toys were determined during the trump administration.
>>10309192not the way we see it. Lots of price increase happened after Biden became president
>>10309196https://marvelousnews.com/252-28035please pay attention for once in your life
>>10309201like i said the price hiked after Biden became president. Please at least pay attention if you can't stand to pay Hasbro's price
>>10309207the initial price hikes literally happened during the trump presidency you absolutely braindead idiot
>>10309210action figures price increase got worse after biden became president quit denying it moron
>>103092201) literally a smaller percent increase 2) pic related
>>10309223>provided proof that price did increase with biden administration>Thinking that action figure price jump from $22 to $25 isn't badLooks like the big corpos and hasbro has already found their consumer.
>>10309230you absolute fucking retard. that price increase article is from BEFORE BIDEN WAS PRESIDENT. that was a $3 increase. the last increase was $2. both a smaller dollar amount and a smaller percentage rise. you are literally sentient pigshit. kill yourself.
>>10309231>that was a $3 increase. the last increase was $2.like i said it got worst after biden
>>10309237>it got worstilliterate retard who doesn't understand basic math either.
>>10309231>dont worry guys biden is saving us from trump's tyranny cuz his price increase is only $2 instead of $3
>>10309240i didn't say anything about biden you fucking retard. you are braindead.
>>10309238>implying that action figure price isnt worse during biden presidency.
>>10309241>i didn't say anything about biden>BEFORE BIDEN WAS PRESIDENT.seems like you're the braindead here
>>10309192>>10309210>>10309231>>10309238liberals are so mentallly ill and so deranged that they have to literally deny reality and lie about literal facts to defend dementia biden.....are you gonna deny the increase in gas prices under biden too ?
>>10309244thats literally a sentence about price increases being determined during the trump administration you fucking moron >>10309259do you think gas didn't go up under trump too?? holy shit you people are dumb as fuck. i'm not a liberal either, i hate biden more than any of you retards. i legitimately hope all of you drop dead immediately. you are the problem.
this thread has turned to straight garbage, burn it down
>>10309266you might have some liberal covid amnesia, but i dont. i remember this
>>10309972>gas prices don't constantly fluctuate
>>10309992When during Trump's presidency was gas as high as it is now?
>>10309223>>10309210Inflation is a macroeconomic trend. The price fluctuation in toys or any single industry/product type is not sufficient to measure inflation on its own.That being said everything is interconnected in the economy. Im not sure when Hasbro posted that tweet in your screencap but toys, being made of plastic are heavily tied to the fluctuations of gas prices. Gas costs rose sharply after the easing of covid lockdowns where everyone was resuming production and business activity faster than oil could be refined and supplied. This resulted in record surge in the cost of plastics in 2021and is the greatest contributing factor to toys all over getting price hiked. TLDR covid happened during Trump of course weird shit happened with the economy.Now the shit you see under senile globohomo cum puppet Biden is definitely inflation and not just any inflation but borderline hyperflation. Double digit percentage increases in the prices of everything including basic fucking necessities such as food is a sign that something is seriously fucking wrong with the economy. And of course it would be when Bidens administration is funnelling money into a shitty proxy war in Ukraine thats destroying Europe. The money being pumped into Ukraine could easily solve all of Americas infrastructual rot and societal issues within a year but corrupt American 1% have to keep being cartoonishly evil.>>10309972Increase in gas prices all being funnelled into the globohomo war effort in Jewkraine.
Please discuss toys in this toy board. Economics is too complex for the people who think one man is ruining your life. I am especially a bit disappointed that no Warhammer 40k stuff was announced during winter showcase as I think Dark Eldar are right up Todd's alley for design aesthetics, but we may not get to them. Also they'd be cheap on paint since just tons of black armor.
>>10306506>>10306508Any reason you chose Nightmare Spawn over Plague Spawn first or did you pick Plague Spawn up as well? To me Plague Spawn seems like the better executed of the two.
>>10310122He won't answer. Lol
>>10310162>>10310150A lot of oil companies raised their prices when Biden talked about pushing electric cars. Oil companies aren't putting money into better drilling since Biden fucked the drilling contracts too ( again.... For pushing electric cars );
>>10310162> Everything was trump's fault for 4 years of course. Everything bad in USA > But nothing is ever bidens fault of course. He has no no power over anything in USA
>>10310195He was the only one at gamestop, weirdly the others of the wave are pre-orders and a release date of the 10th. But Nightmare Spawn was in stock on the site, so I went and picked it up. I do plan to get the rest of the wave. Leaf also, that's why I'm just getting them now.
I think, i'll go with the BanDai 5".
>>10310224We will eat the bugs, kneel to the third world migrants replacing us, drive shitty EVs that dont even have the range to escape our urbanised shitholes, become lab rats for their vaccines/assisted suicides/troon ops, surrender all our tax dollars to Ukraine and the banks, be banned from having our own farms and firearms and own absolutely nothing at all.
>>10310224Oil will continue to drive military hardware ,aviation and the global shipping trade. The world will still be absolutely choked in the emissions libatards fear so much. They just want to push an expensive new gimmick as far as EV is concerned and control the supply of lithium to make batteries before China can expand further in the EV market. The west only gave a shit about EV in the first place because China was a pioneer and threatened to leave them in the dust with an alternative product delinked from the petroeconomy. As is the case when the west copies China (instead of the usual other way around) the west is copying how to be more Orwellian from China. Imagine the shitty range of EVs making it impossible to escape into the country side or even the kill switches these things can have should you choose to reject the urbanised hell of hypercapitalism. There will be no escape goy...
>>10310372and that's a good thing
>>10310327Damn mcfarlane is getting a lot better at anime faces also stop being a wage cuck and get the buzzmod figures
>>10310460But you wont even own toys anon
>>10310327I'd actually go with the McFarlane here, this is the first anime line I think they've done a nice job on. Also that Bandai basic seriously has huge 'doll syndrome' with the blank empty eyes. And the legs are extremely ugly.
>>10310557>the legs are extremely ugly.its called making sacrifice for better articulation. of course, mcfarlane doesn't know the meaning of that.
>>10310849>getting this ass blasted over someone criticizing your choice of toy
>>10310849If hasblow had the license they'd fuck it up
Christ, Todd, what an utter disappointing figure. The one Catwoman design I was looking forward too, reduced to be an unsexy, mother of three, comic con cosplayer.
>>10311116Better than hasblow ever could kek
>>10311121Hasbro as a whole is pretty pozzed, but they have STILL released more appealing females than anything Todd's done.
>>10311123Fortnite had great coomer figs
>>10311124No it didn't. Post one.
>>10311131How about hasblow release vehicles to retail kek, McChadlane sure is kicking their ass with $65 batmobiles.
>>10311136You didn't post one.
>>10311144>Tell me what you like preaseFuck off
>>10311145I accept your concession.
>>10310229>everything bad last term was obama fault>all the economic growth was thanks to orange manIt's funny how they always want to take credit for the good the previous administration produced but also blame the new president for the damage their administration did.
>>10311116Looks like Demi Moore.
>>10311123>they have STILL released more appealing females than anything Todd's done.That's some serious cope.
>>10311274Marvel legends are the same body I don't see how buying the same female actuon figure is a win when it's just painting different colours.
>>10311274Nah, it's just facts. Todd has only released one good looking DC figure and that was Death Metal Wonder Woman. I'm for certain WB has told him to make all the DC figures woke from then on.
>>10311280>Muh DCFortnite has better looking females than Hasblow
>>10311282>Fortnite has better looking females than DCMcFarlance made Fortnite girls and yet, can figures out how to make DC women.
>>10311291Imagine giving a shit about homosexual superhero faggotry.
>>10311274It's not cope though. If you think Mcfartlane has put out better, the burden of proof is on you.>>10311282>can't name any
>>10311323Hasblow fucking sucks that's for sure.
>>10310229Maybe stop projecting whatever beliefs you want onto the poster you respond to.
>>10311207Obama unironically sold America out to banks. They knew they could use his race as a shield to get him to push some of the evilest shit a presidency could ever do.
>>10310849He does make sacrifices for articulation: too many in fact. He used to not do so and now he has swung too far to the articulation side (in some cases for almost useless articulation as well), look at this abomination of a figure this man posted >>10311116There should be no waist cut, same as Marvel Legends, in order to avoid the diaper look. The caps around the shoulders are pointless as very little range is gained by not having more solid material there in the main body. They add extra piece count and accomplish almost nothing; they should just add extra material to the main body to not have a cavernous opening the cap is covering, and whatever range you get, you get. At least you won't get these ugly double seams all over the shoulder region.These designers are forgetting the reason why people even want the figure in the first place is One, because the character looks good/cool. Only SECOND to that, and still important but not as important, is the articulation. You wouldn't buy a statue if you're in the market for an action figure, but you also wouldn't buy a figure that looks ugly as shit. If the articulation makes the figure ugly enough to be unbuyable, then the articulation needs to be changed. I could buy a blank body buck if I wanted articulation. What I want is a good looking figure with articulation functional but hidden as much as possible without using seamless tech.
How swappable are the hands for DC figures? I'm getting the TDK Joker but I'd like a left hand he could hold things with. Would I be able to grab some super cheap dc figure and use its hands on him?
>>10310327Damn, Bandai got BTFO here. Those joints are fucking UGLY. The bicep cut is hideous, with that weird "lip" sculpted in that makes it stick out way more than a straight cut would. And for what? So they could do a single jointed elbow that will barely get more range than a swivel hinge? They also made a big mistake showing his entire pupil, he looks catatonic. McFarlane made a good choice integrating it into the upper eyelid, he looks attentive, like he's looking forward. Color on the coats is quite inaccurate on both, but McFarlane nailed his hair and scar color at least, and the warmer tone uniform underneath looks better.I have been very critical of McFarlane's anime sculpts in the past, but this time, at least on Tanjiro and Nezuko, I'll give him some respect where it's due.
>>10310557>huge 'doll syndrome' with the blank empty eyesThere are worse examples
>>10311116She has a bulge
>>10312473I would like to get all toys from this Buzzmod line but they're even more expensive than figma.
>>10312489>Figma shits the ball with its ludicrous prices>Dissatisfaction with the line at an all time high>Newcomer brands perfectly poised to dethrone figma >In comes Buzzmod>Charges almost 25% more than Figma for the same fucking basic shounen charactersSeriously what the fuck. My excitement over a new 1/12 figure manufacturer entering the market lasted all of 5 seconds.
>>10311357too many sacrifices is what the mcfarlane retards did. This dumbass company said they won't give their figures thigh cut because it might "break the sculpt" when their shitty crotch piece is front and center look like diaper offers little to zero extra movement.
>>10312496Wholesome 1/12 scale? :o
>>10312681And yet random ones have thigh cuts like Dark Detective Batman
>>10312473Wouldn't buy either
>>10312496Why are you assuming its possible for Japanese manufacturers to make cheap, high quality figures? The shipping container crisis probably destroyed their cost structure. Before they were releasing almost a hundred figmas a year, now its like 20
>>10312903Very. They just pop out and on, same size pegs.
>>10312917I miss those days so bad...
>>10312938Thanks man. Though would say the mortal Kombat Joker has hands that aren't sized well for the TDK one? If so which do you think would best fit so I can search for a cheap one?
>>10311116>mother of three comic con cosplayerstop anon, my penis can only get so hard.
>>10310557>huge 'doll syndrome' with the blank empty eyes.yeah
who the fuck cares about media this much to argue back to forth over all the options it has, lol imagine being this entitled and comfortable with no actual hardships in your life, like a baby
>>10313284It's how the character looks with a neutral expression. Nezuko looks a bit more interesting because of her expression. The execution for being neutral is done as expected.
>>10313284This doesn't look bad, but holy shit what is with that thousand yard stare? Tanjiro has seen some shit.
>>10313376his family is dead, just like batman
>>10313284That is the least doll looking of all 3
>>10313393>Looks like a doll in the anime>Looks like a doll as an action figure tooThis guy is a bundle of fun
Todd has at least two more preorder drops this month, predict them.
>>10304869lol, you've never opened a spawn comic book in your lifehe doesn't look like that inside the pages these threads are just the robo fanboy and athena baiting each other
>>10311116and with a penis apparently
>>10312496nah man, there's so much cool shit happening in 1/12 right now. a lot of new companies and third party accessories have popped up in the last few years.
>>10314237>cloth 3rd party figures
McFarlane just posted a pic of one of their Warhammer figures. Maybe its death was too soon presumed.
>>103142371/12 in general? Definitely, never thought I'd see Metal Slug figures be made for one and some of those GI Joes kick ass too. For anime figures? Things looked pretty bleak for a while and I left the hobby for a year and a half because of it. I'm back now and... Figma is somehow even more dead without an immediate substitute in sight.
>>10314577Its already an existing one though, not new
Anyone have the MK11 Shao Khan? I need to know if his torso and waist armor pieces are affixed to his body or if they're resting over top of it. If they're not attached and can be removed then I could possibly use them for a project of mine.
>>10311116BOOO! Even if I just tell myself it's 'not finished' paint wise I just don't like the face and I highly doubt I could get her into some of the poses from the balent run. Ah well, my todd collection stands at 1 figure still.
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