What If - We Got Todd McFarlane Art Inspired Marvel Legends Figures?

What If - We Got Todd McFarlane Art Inspired Marvel Legends Figures?


Jay Cochran - May 16, 2020
When it comes to Marvel, Todd McFarlane is probably best known for his work on the Spider-Man comics. In the 90's he played a large role in revitalizing the character and even launched a new title for the character that he did both the writing and art for.



Spider-Man however wasn't the only Marvel title he worked on or the only Marvel character he drew. Incredible Hulk was actually the first title for Marvel he began doing a regular stint on from 1987 to 1988, working with writer legendary writer Peter David.



Over the years McFarlane showed us his version of many Marvel based characters including the X-Men, Captain America, Fantastic Four and of course Venom that he helped create.



Since those early days, McFarlane has gone on to do a lot in the industry including being a founding member of Image Comics as well as launching his own Toy Company called McFarlane Toys. In the past year McFarlane even secured the rights from Warner Bros. to produce DC Comic based action figures, another comic book company he did art for back in the 80's and 90's.



Just today McFarlane posted on his Instagram this image featuring art he did of Wolverine. With the art he posted the following:

Would make a cool action-figure. McFarlane Toys does McFarlane. We can wish.



Now Todd can wish all he wants. but I don't think there is much chance McFarlane Toys could take the Marvel toy license from Hasbro. However, WHAT IF Hasbro did a sub-line of Artist Inspired Marvel Legends figures specifically based on McFarlane's art? Perhaps they could even bring Todd himself, independent from his company as a consultant for the sub-line?



Let us know what you think in the COMMENTS SECTION. Would you like Hasbro do comic book artist inspired Marvel Legends figures, and besides McFarlane, which artists and their work would you like to see turned into action figures?
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Joao_A - 2020-05-21 @ 9:45 pm

I think this would be very cool. When he posted that on IG I started imagining what Marvel figures from him would look like. I think Spidey would definitely get as much love as the MK 11 Spawn same with Wolverine.

Atlantis - 2020-05-21 @ 8:28 pm
4 hours ago, JayC said:

LOL this isnt ESPN, though enjoy the coverage of people sitting around playing sports video games over there. These types of stories are actually some of the most read stories we publish and I base that on site statistics not on comments that per usual are based on nothing but your own personal opinion and your constant desire to try and troll. You are right though it is a good topic for discussion here on the forums and stories like this help bring people from the main page to the forums, giving them something to discuss. When you start running your own websites though feel free to run them how you see fit and please feel free to come back and share with us how it goes.

Burn!! :wink:

JayC - 2020-05-21 @ 3:39 pm
48 minutes ago, mako said:

Sure, here in the forums they're great, BUT on the front page? They just smack of lazy writing and not having anything better to say. This is Toy NEWS International after all.

You almost never see ESPN interrupt sports reporting with "What if the NFL began using bionic super-athletes?"

LOL this isnt ESPN, though enjoy the coverage of people sitting around playing sports video games over there. These types of stories are actually some of the most read stories we publish and I base that on site statistics not on comments that per usual are based on nothing but your own personal opinion and your constant desire to try and troll. You are right though it is a good topic for discussion here on the forums and stories like this help bring people from the main page to the forums, giving them something to discuss. When you start running your own websites though feel free to run them how you see fit and please feel free to come back and share with us how it goes.

mako - 2020-05-21 @ 2:45 pm
2 hours ago, Chunkylover said:

I like these "What If" threads. Some really interesting ideas.

Sure, here in the forums they're great, BUT on the front page? They just smack of lazy writing and not having anything better to say. This is Toy NEWS International after all.

You almost never see ESPN interrupt sports reporting with "What if the NFL began using bionic super-athletes?"

Chunkylover - 2020-05-21 @ 12:15 pm

I like these "What If" threads. Some really interesting ideas.

I like the idea generally. McFarlane was a good artist, so making a figure based on his art would work.

The new Beast definitely looks Jim Lee inspired.

We need a Meltdown-art inspired Wolverine!

MarvelousFan87 - 2020-05-21 @ 2:59 am

Considering how he drew Spiderman I'd love to see his take on marvel characters in figure form.

McHogan - 2020-05-18 @ 8:03 pm

DC Direct has an artist line and they look ok, it really is easy to tell the difference between artists. But these lines by nature are limited to the characters that the artist have drawn. Any many times, the same characters are represented by different artists. An odd choice by the company to release 2 or 3 Aquaman, Superman etc with the only difference being artistic style.

plus an Ed McGuiness Superman does not look right on the shelf next to Jim Lee Batman. This goes to myearlier point of the artists version making for a too diverse style, making the collection visually unappealing..

Lord_Scareglow - 2020-05-18 @ 7:52 pm

Cool Idea, but I'd pass, I like the unison that the current figures have, they look good together with the similar design styles, It would break that up if there was artist versions of characters, maybe if it was a subline, but I'm good without it

Atlantis - 2020-05-18 @ 5:20 pm
On ?5?/?16?/?2020 at 4:18 PM, SUPREME007 said:

I think his artwork looks nice, but using his style consulting him would not be cool, like his DC line he is not doing it justice, hopefully, that can change. I wish Hasbro can take the DC line, wouldn't that be something.

I'm laughing here, as your post reminds me of the time back in the 80s when Warner bros floated the idea to sell off their DC characters toMarvel. Imagine if that deal had actually gone through. Then Hasbro doing DC figures wouldn't be an issue at all! :laugh:

mako - 2020-05-18 @ 3:35 pm

The only trouble with figures based on these highly graphically stylized artists is their work never translates well into 3D form.

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