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Todd McFarlane Launches First-Ever Masterworks Spawn Kickstarter

In 1992, the very first Spawn comic book hit the shelves setting a sales record for an independent comic book. A few years later, in 1995, the first Spawn action figure was released to critical acclaim and helped usher in a whole new way of giving you detail and ‘art’ to your action figures.

Now, twenty-five years later, Todd McFarlane is joining forces with Kickstarter to deliver an updated version of that original 1995 Spawn Action Figure and Comic release. The new Original Spawn Action Figure and Comic Remastered (2020) figure will be 7-inches tall and come with a huge folding cape and weapon. The articulation in this version will be more than double what the original action figure had, and the included comic cover will be remastered by the international award-winning artist and creator of the Spawn character, Todd McFarlane.

This newly remastered Original Spawn Action Figure and Comic (2020) version will come in a collector box with a slipcover to help preserve the condition of the figure, comic, and packaging. And speaking of the actual blister packaging, it will mimic the original design from the classic action figure of 1995, though upgrades will be all across the final product. 

A new resealable shell will be used so that you may take out your Spawn Action Figure and Comic for display, but also be able to return them both into their packaging as you have never opened it in the first place!

Finally, if you choose, you can get an autograph by Todd McFarlane himself. Todd will be personally signing a nameplate that can be used for display with your Spawn Action Figure and Comic. And each autographed item will also come with a bonus weapon: A reimagining, hyper-detailed updated version of the wooden plank weapon from that original Spawn Action Figure from 1995.

To simplify this offering, there will be only four levels: A Classic costume version. A Modern costume version (with new head), an Artist Proof (what we’re calling the ‘black & white), and lastly, the 3-Pack bundle which will include a Classic, Modern and Black & White figure. The latter two figures are getting new head sculpt! The first three levels will be offered with or without an autograph while the 3-Pack will only be offered with an autograph. And each of the single figures will have a new never-seen-before cover remastered by Todd McFarlane himself. The backing levels range from $40 to $160 based on the offerings.

This is your chance to get in on history as it repeats itself in this remastered version of the action figure and Comic that helped changed the industry of action figures itself. 

The Original Spawn Action Figure and Comic Remastered (2020) Kickstarter campaign is now live HERE.

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Todd McFarlane Draws Spawn & Spider-Man Together For The First Time

Spawn creator Todd McFarlane is returning to Spider-Man for the first time in 27 years, drawing Spidey alongside Spawn for a new cover to this year’s Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide.

McFarlane is known for redefining Spider-Man’s look for the 90s, including making his mask’s eyes much larger, pushing his anatomy in increasingly strange ways, drawing more elaborate webs, and darkening the blue portions of Spidey’s suit. He last drew the character in 1991’s Spider-Man #14 after launching that title as both writer and artist.

McFarlane exited Spider-Man to co-found Image Comics where he created Spawn, still running more than 300 issues later. This is the first time McFarlane has drawn Spawn and Spider-Man together.

The cover will grace the 50th volume of the Overstreet Price Guide, expected for release in July.

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Jamie Foxx Confirmed To Play Spawn In Todd McFarlane’s Reboot

Oscar winner Jamie Foxx (Ray, Django Unchained, Baby Driver) has officially signed on to play the title role of Al Simmons in Todd McFarlane’s Spawn reboot! McFarlane also confirmed the film will be the first of a planned trilogy, and will NOT contain an origin story for the character, comparing the tone to 1990’s Jacob’s Ladder.

“Jamie came to my office five years ago, and he had an idea about Spawn and we talked about it,” McFarlane said. “I never forgot him, and when I was writing this script, you sort of plug people in, and he was my visual guy and I never let go of him. When I got done and my agents and everybody was talking about what actor, I said, I’m going to Jamie first and until he says no I don’t want to think about anyone else because I’ve never had anyone else in my head. Luckily, he hadn’t forgotten either. I said, ‘Hey, I’m back to talk about Spawn again, and he was like, let’s do it.’”

“A few years back I flew out to Arizona to meet the man behind one of the most incredible comic book characters in the universe… Todd McFarlane,” said Foxx. “He was taken aback when I told him with the enthusiasm of a young child that more than anything I wanted to put my name in the hat to embody his beloved character Spawn…. I told him no one would work harder than me if given the opportunity… well… the opportunity is here!! I’m humbled and ready to transform… and to top things off the young Jason Blum is lending his brilliance to the project! Time to be great!!!! #Spawn.”

“We are thrilled Jamie Foxx will be playing the title role in our movie adaptation of Spawn,” Jason Blum said in a statement. “He is an incredible actor and a huge fan of the Spawn Universe that Todd McFarlane created. With the depth of talent Jamie can commit to the role and Todd at the helm bringing the world of Spawn to life, we could not be more excited for this film.”

Foxx previously played the Marvel comic book character Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and will next be seen as Little John opposite Taron Egerton in November’s Robin Hood.

Todd McFarlane will write and direct the Spawn reboot, which he previously confirmed will be “dark and R-rated,” even going so far as to say that it would be a harder R than Deadpool. McFarlane also revealed that the budget for the film will be a meager $10-to-$12 million, an atypical budget for a superhero film (which range into the hundreds of millions at Warner Bros. and Marvel Studios) but par for the course for Blumhouse Productions (who specialize in lower-budget features anywhere from $100k to $10 million). With such a smaller scale film, the money for which McFarlane himself is at least partially putting up, allows the filmmaker to share more content with fans from the set, which he promises to do every day of production.

First appearing in 1992’s Spawn #1, the character quickly became the symbol for 1990s comics dark and brutal antiheroes. His Hellspawn powers allow him to teleport, shape shift, and utilize a variety of weapons (notably chains) in combat. Spawn previously made the leap to the big screen in 1997 with Michael Jai White in the title role and then on television as an HBO animated miniseries, titled Todd McFarlane’s Spawn. The character recently celebrated his 25th anniversary, and will hit over 300 issues sometime next year, taking the record from “Cerebus the Aardvark” of the longest running independent comic book ever published.

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Chogrin Presents An Art Show In Tribute To 25 Years of Todd McFarlane’s Spawn

Todd McFarlane and his Image Comics partners revolutionized the comic book industry back in the early 90s. That revolution still runs strong today, giving artists & creator’s a chance to express and own their vision without having to sacrifice it to a larger corporate entity. Todd McFarlane has inspired a generation of artists to think outside the box and push their talent to new and creative mediums.

This show is currently on display at Hyaena Gallery and features 25 artists doing their own comic book cover of McFarlane’s Spawn.

The show will run until this Thursday, November 30th with a closing reception from 8pm-11pm.

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Todd McFarlane Teams With Blumhouse For Spawn Reboot

Todd McFarlane officially announced on Facebook that a new Spawn film is coming and he has big guns behind him.

Todd McFarlane and his entertainment division (McFarlane Films) is partnering with Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions, the producing force behind recent hits Get Out, Split, and The Purge franchise, to develop a feature film around the Spawn comic character created by McFarlane and published by Image Comics. McFarlane has written the first draft of the screenplay and is set to make his directorial debut in this dark exploration of one of comics’ most popular characters.

“Having worked with many visionary directors, I think Todd’s unique artistic talents will only add to his role as director of this film,” Blum said.

“We’ve gone from the theoretical to now we’re making movies,” McFarlane said. “Blumhouse. Spawn. Badass. R. Get ready for it, we’re going into production. No more talking, it’s time to do.”

McFarlane is known for reinventing the look of Spider-Man as well as co-creating the Venom character for Marvel Comics.

First appearing in 1992’s Spawn #1, the character quickly became the symbol for 1990s comics dark and brutal antiheroes. His Hellspawn powers allow him to teleport, shape shift, and utilize a variety of weapons (notably chains) in combat.

Spawn previously made the leap to the big screen in 1997 with Michael Jai White in the title role and then on television as an HBO animated miniseries, titled Todd McFarlane’s Spawn.

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Todd McFarlane’s In-Store Holiday Signing At McFarlane In Westgate City Center Scheduled For December 7, 2013

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Todd McFarlane’s In-Store Holiday Signing At McFarlane In Westgate City Center Scheduled For December 7, 2013

Spawn creator and McFarlane Toys Founder, Todd McFarlane will be doing a rare public autograph signing at his signature store in Westgate City Center on Saturday, Dec 7, 2013 from 12-3PM!

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The store will have the newest and hottest McFarlane Toys figures including figures from the hit TV show AMC’s The Walking Dead, the incredible Daryl Dixon 10-inch deluxe figure, figures from this year’s hit video game Assassin’s Creed along with the life-size, role-playing accessory, the Hidden Blade and Gauntlet, the signature weapon of the heroic Assassins, HALO 4 figures and the latest McFarlane’s Sports Picks officially league-licensed NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL sports figures.

Spawn comics, trade paperbacks and graphic novels will be heavily stocked as well.

The store also carries the season’s most recent collectible toys, including Star Wars, Marvel select , DC Universe, Funko Pop Vinyl, Nightmare before Christmas, Living Dead Dolls, Mini mates, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Hello Kitty, Monster High, My Little Pony, Lalaloopsy Dolls and huge selections of blind box figures, bobbleheads, travel mugs, reusable totes, lunchboxes, glassware and assorted plush from mainstream to urban.

 There will be some super cool prizes to give away. And if you are one of the first 100 people lined up at the door, here’s what you will walk away with:

The first person in line receives a McFarlane Toys Prize Package (valued at more than $200) that includes:

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– Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Golden Age Of Piracy 3-Pack
– AMC’s The Walking Dead TV 10-Inch Daryl Dixon Deluxe Figure
– Halo 4 Didact Deluxe Figure
– Cowboys NFL 2-Pack: Jason Witten & Michael Irvin
– The Art of Todd McFarlane Book
– Halo and Assassin’s Creed Limited Edition Lithographs Handed Signed By Todd McFarlane 

The first 50 people in line receives McFarlane Toys Halo Limited Edition Poster

The first 100 people in line receives Halo Avatar or NFL Small Pro Blind Bag Figure

The McFarlane toy store is located within the Westgate City Center, next to the AMC Theater and adjacent to the Jobing.com arena. For more information on the signing, or any of the products available, call the McFarlane toy store (623) 670-5601. Autographs are limited to two items person.

McFarlane
9410 W. Hanna Drive
Suite A-109
Glendale, AZ 85305

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