Knowledge Identifier: &McFarlane_Toys
Category: Business (22)
Founded in 1994.
Countries: United States (63%), (16%), Canada (11%)
Linked to: Fox Broadcasting Company, Iron Maiden, Mattel, Metallica
Founded in 1994, the company was originally dubbed "Todd Toys," but the name was changed in 1995 following pressure from Mattel
Company owner/founder, Todd McFarlane, had been a long-time fan of the horror genre and decided to produce his own perspective on the classic monsters with the "Todd McFarlane's Monsters Playsets" line in 1997
The Fly (1986 film) - A 6-inch figure of "Brundlefly" was created by McFarlane Toys for their Movie Maniacs line in 2000
Shaft (2000 film) - In 2000 McFarlane Toys released a Shaft action figure as part of their Movie Maniacs series three toy line
In 2005, McFarlane acquired the rights to produce figures based on the popular Fox TV series "The Simpsons"
Lost (TV series) - In May 2006, McFarlane Toys announced recurring lines of character action figures and released the first series in November 2006, with the second series being released July 2007
At the tail end of 2018, news broke that Mattel had lost the rights to create figures based on the characters of the DC Universe to Spin Master Studios after 15 years of producing DC merchandise