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Todd McFarlane is working with Marvel again (just not how you might expect)

McFarlane Toys has partnered with Marvel for a new line of posed figures based on iconic artwork (including Todd's, of course)

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Image credit: McFarlane Toys/Marvel

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It’s a collaboration that fans have genuinely been waiting for decades to arrive… and now, it’s finally here: Just announced at Phoenix Fan Fusion, iconic creator Todd McFarlane is once again working with Marvel — but not exactly in the way that might be expected. McFarlane Toys is collaborating with Marvel on a new line of posed figures bringing some of Todd’s iconic 1980s and ‘90s artwork for the publisher into three dimensions.

McFarlane Toys/Marvel Collab
Image credit: McFarlane Toys/Marvel

Primed for a summer 2024 launch — just in time for San Diego Comic-Con, perhaps — the line will include 1:10 scale posed figures, as well as 1:6 scale statues; the latter will debut with McFarlane’s Captain America and Spider-Man, with each including a base, illustrated diorama, and free facsimile comic tying into the origin of the source image. (You can see sample images of both right on this page.)

However, it’s not only McFarlane’s own artwork that will be getting this treatment, however; McFarlane Toys says that the line will also include work by Steve Ditko, John Romita Sr, Jim Lee, and Rob Liefeld in its initial wave. (Is it wrong that we're very, very excited at the prospect of seeing a Liefeld Cable in this style?)

“For literally decades, thousands of Marvel fans and fans of my McFarlane Toys have deluged me with requests of wanting to see a Marvel and McFarlane Toys collaboration," McFarlane said in a statement about the partnership.

McFarlane Toys/Marvel Collab
Image credit: McFarlane Toys/Marvel

He continued, "Thanks to the invaluable support and collaboration from Marvel in making these new products a reality, I will now get this wonderful opportunity to not only be able to produce statue-like figures based upon my own artwork (who wouldn’t jump at the chance to turn their own 2-D drawings into 3-D reality?), but I will also have the great pleasure of being able to create products based upon some of the amazingly talented peers in our wonderful comic book industry. As fun as it will be to play with some of my own artwork, I am really looking forward to developing figures based upon the finest creators in comics. Get ready, everyone!”

Precise details about the line are being kept under wraps for now, somewhat understandably. Keep your eyes peeled for more information on the collaboration between McFarlane and Marvel in the next few months.


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