It’s a great time to be an action figure collector, especially if you’re into Marvel and DC comic book characters. Figures have come along way in the last few years, and one of those brands is McFarlane Toys.
In 2019, McFarlane Toys received their DC license to produce its figures for consumers. At the time, I was skeptical.
I’d been a frequent buyer of figures from brands such as Mafex, Black Series, Figuarts, Hot Toys and DC collectibles.
However, I wasn’t very keen on McFarlane’s figures but that changed very quickly when I saw its products…and Sal’s glowing recommendation. If you’ve been to his ‘Mancave’ you know that he’s somebody you’ll want to listen to when it comes to gaming and collectibles.
Today we’re going to have a look at some of McFarlane Toys DC Collection figures that broke my wallet due to Sal’s constant whisperings in my ear.
You have to know that Sal (despite all outward appearances) is pure evil. He’s out to always make me spend money on things I don’t need. He doesn’t care I’m broke most of the time, he just wants to see me suffer buyer’s remorse.
I broke the bank at the Tokyo Game Show last year because he convinced me to get Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon Wildlands gear. Then…a few days later, he did a number on my wallet in Akibahara, by convincing me to get Mezco’s Daredevil figure.
He knows he’s damn persuasive…and he uses that power to screw me over. Always.
‘You need the Bat family bro!’. ‘You might as well complete the Batmobile set!’. ‘Come on…trust me!’. I can still hear his damn voice in my head…convincing me to splurge.
Damned as I was…I listened.
As you can see from the pictures, the overall sculpt of the McFarlane Toys DC figures are very detailed and closely resembles the source material. They look like they walked right out of the comic book! The Batman who Laughs stands out the most among with his intricate detailing.
As for the face sculpts, I personally loved the Nightwing and Batman sculpts. The time it took to perfect the sculpts, must have been tremendous, and it turned out perfectly! I mean, they even got Batman’s scowl right!
I’m a huge Batman nut (to Sal’s amazement), and I have multiple figures of the Caped Crusader from a huge number of brands…plus more on pre-order! So trust me when I say that I only go for the quality Batmen figures.
The paint applications on the figures are mostly clean for the most part, without spilling over. Even the colours used are sharp and have a nice glossy finish to it.
The only issue that I think most people might face is that these figures are scaled to be 7 inches. Which is out of the norm for most collectors, since 6 inches is the standard for most brands like Mafex and Black Series.
More McFarlane Toys DC incoming!
Despite my wallet feeling the burn of this purchase, I’m pretty satisfied. Sal’s (the bastard) satisfied too because he managed to screw me over and make me part with my hard earned cash.
Sure, the 7 inches scale might put off some collectors but these figures are worth the buck.
It just might be the time to start a collection of 7 inches figure, eh? These figures are generally sold from S$35 to S$40 each but it can go lower during sales. Sal bought his Trinity set (Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman) for under S$30 each through Amazon SG.
It’s not the end as well. God help me.
McFarlane Toys is expected to be releasing a lot more figures down the line. And I, for one, cannot wait to get my hands on that Red Hood, he looks amazingly detailed!
Well…at the very least this won’t end up collecting dust like my Disney Infinity Star Wars figures.