Back 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 has teamed with Kickstarter to deliver an updated version of that original 1995 Spawn Action Figure and Comic release. 

In a trend that is becoming more and more common among Toy manufacturers, Indie Comic creators, and the publishing industry. We even see big companies like Hasbro using crowdfunding to gauge their fan base’s interest in a new product and avoid the usual mass production of said product. While McFarlane Toys does still mass produce action figures for various licenses, obviously this license in particular is very special to him and he wants to do something special for his fan base. 

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 himself, Todd McFarlane.

"We're thrilled that Todd McFarlane Productions is bringing Spawn to Kickstarter. When McFarlane launched his first line of toys in 1995, he showed that creative independence is a key ingredient in doing something innovative and new within an established and sometimes stagnant industry. We're creating this new section for Toys on Kickstarter to celebrate the launch of this project and to inspire more independent toy designers to follow their visions." -Nick Yulman, Kickstarter's Head of Design & Technology. 

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 resalable 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! If you choose, you can also get an autograph from 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: 

  • Classic costume version 
  • MODERN costume version (with new head)
  • ARTIST PROOF (what we're calling the 'black & white 
  • 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.

“As an artist and a creator, I have worked to evolve my creations to the highest artistic level achievable. I’m going back to the beginning of the first Spawn Action Figure and Comic I ever created.  It will be a remastered and modernized with all the skill sets, details, and technology that I have learned over the past 26 years to bring you the best version of that iconic Spawn Action Figure and Comic from 1995” -Todd McFarlane, Spawn creator and legendary artist. 

In the age of social media where we’ve seen many times fans will start online campaigns via Twitter or Facebook to show support for TV show, movie, or merchandise to be released and not have the support match the retail sales. Sometimes it could be a case of underestimating a character’s popularity or they overestimate it.  

Currently the Campaign has already surpassed its original goal $100,000 and is sitting proudly at $1,839,929 with 15 days left before it ends. So if you are interested in getting 1 of 3 versions of the Remastered Spawn figure or all 3 versions then head over to the Kickstarter and make your pledge.  

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