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McFarlane Toys

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McFarlane Toys

Company started by Todd McFarlane that makes highly detailed models of characters from movies, comics, popular music, video games and sporting genres add

Category: Business (22)

Founded in 1994.

Countries: United States (63%), (16%), Canada (11%)

Main connections: Halo 4, Mega Brands, Todd McFarlane

Linked to: Fox Broadcasting Company, Iron Maiden, Mattel, Metallica

 

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1994

Founded in 1994, the company was originally dubbed "Todd Toys," but the name was changed in 1995 following pressure from Mattel add something

 

The first line of Spawn toys ever produced was released in 1994 and consisted of six figures, the hero Spawn and his medieval counterpart with Tremor and the villains Violator, Overtkill, and Clown, as well as a Spawn Alley Playset, the Spawnmobile and the Violator Monster Rig. They were notably different from the toys common on shelves at the time because of their level of detail in both sculpting and painting add something


1997

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 add something

 

In 1997, action figures were part of an overall marketing deal between McFarlane Toys and the rock band KISS, with both toys and comic books based on their album "Psycho Circus" add something

 

Rather it branched out into other forms of media, capitalizing on the popularity of famous rock musicians with the release of figures based on the rock legends KISS in 1997 add something

 

Spawn (comics) - " Spawn was adapted into a 1997 feature film, an HBO animated series lasting from 1997 until 1999, and a series of action figures whose high level of detail made McFarlane Toys known in the toy industry


1998

In 1998 McFarlane introduced the Movie Maniacs line of figures add something


1999

Metal Gear - In 1999, McFarlane Toys, with the collaboration of Konami, launched a series of action figures depicting key characters from "Metal Gear Solid"


2000

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

 

Released in September 2000, the figures were based on the characters of "SCTV" and "Strange Brew" fame, Bob and Doug McKenzie add something


2001

The company has official licensing rights to the major professional leagues of all of these sports, and began this line - officially known as "'McFarlane Sports Picks"' - in 2001 add something


2003

Instead, McFarlane decided to continue the idea of generating new versions of classic stories and characters, releasing a shocking line subtitled "Twisted Land of Oz" in 2003, which featured vicious or sadistic versions of the "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" characters created by L. Frank Baum add something


2004

In 2004, the company re-released all the figures from series one in individual clamshell packages and a Musicland exclusive boxed set with all four figures plus the submarine add something

 

In 2004, the third series, subtitled 6 Faces of Madness, used historical killers and madmen as its theme, generating vividly detailed figurines of the 5th century conqueror Attila the Hun, American "Wild West" gunslinger Billy the Kid, the "mad monk" Rasputin, the British serial killer Jack the Ripper, the Hungarian "Blood Queen" Elizabeth Bathory, and the real-life inspiration for Dracula, Vlad the Impaler add something


2005

In 2005, McFarlane acquired the rights to produce figures based on the popular Fox TV series "The Simpsons" add something

 

The company gave a modern-day revival to the classic "toy soldier" with the release of McFarlane's Military in 2005, which capitalized on the fervor and media coverage surrounding the American military and support for its soldiers serving abroad add something

 

"'McFarlane's Dragons"' are a line of action figures that was launched in 2005 under the "Horror, Fantasy and Sci-Fi Action Figures section of McFarlane Toys add something

 

A boxed set of all four figures, plus a cartoon alligator, was released in October 2005 add something

 

A second series was released in November 2005 under the title "2nd Tour of Duty" with six new figures depicting additional professions such as "Army Paratrooper" and "Marine Radioman add something


2006

The first toy, produced in 2006, was a motorized statuette entitled "Ironic Punishment" based on the "Treehouse of Horror IV" episode where Homer sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for a donut add something

 

Series 3 was released in April 2006 alongside the Series 2 "redeployment add something

 

These were followed in April 2006 by a third series with "Army Ranger Sniper" and "Navy SEAL Boarding Unit," among others add something

 

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

 

On June 23, 2006, McFarlane announced the first line of actual "Simpsons" action figures, rather than statuettes or boxed sets, which would be released in 2007 add something

 

Series 2 was "Redeployed" in July 2006, with resculpts, repaints, etc add something

 

The same concept of having 2 variants of soldiers of different cultures was carried forward again in Series 4, which was released in October 2006 add something


2007

In January 2007, McFarlane Toys announced plans for a line of "24" action figures add something

 

The first figure was expected to hit store shelves in August 2007, with the second scheduled for holiday season 2007 release add something


2008

Call of Duty - In 2008, McFarlane Toys announced their partnership with Activision to produce action figures for the Call of Duty computer/video game series

 

McFarlane planned to release series 3 in January 2008, which would have included Sayid, Desmond, Claire, and Henry Gale as well as the box set, Oceanic Flight 815 Crash Site add something


2012

Halo 4 - Both McFarlane Toys and Mega Brands revealed their figures at the 2012 American International Toy Fair

 

Halo 4 - Both McFarlane Toys and Mega Brands revealed their figures at the 2012 American International Toy Fair

 

Halo 4 - On January 19, 2012, McFarlane Toys announced that they would be creating action figures for "Halo 4", bringing new characters, weapons and vehicles from the video game to the fans

 

Halo 4 - On January 19, 2012, McFarlane Toys announced that they would be creating action figures for "Halo 4", bringing new characters, weapons and vehicles from the video game to the fans


2013

The first series is set for August, with new figures being release from launch to 2013 add something


2015

In 2015, McFarlane toys launched a line of construction sets based on HBO's popular "Game of Thrones" TV series,, followed by a line of 6" action figures to be released in 2019 add something


2017

In 2017, McFarlane Toys inked a deal to produce action figures and role play items based on the popular "Star Trek" franchise add something


2018

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 add something

 

In 2018, McFarlane Toys launched a series of "Fortnite" action figures, which differed greatly from the company's previous figures by including at least 18 points of articulation each add something


2019

In 2019, it was announced that the company had gained the rights to create figures based on "One-Punch Man" and "My Hero Academia" add something

 

The first action figures were released in early 2019, with James T. Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard serving as the inaugural entries in the line add something

 

In February 2019, it was announced that McFarlane Toys had secured the rights to create 6"-12" collector figures based on the various comic books, movies, cartoons, live-action TV shows and video games featuring DC's characters add something