Friday, April 16, 2010

Retro Toy Week: Spawn the Bloodaxe!

If you were to ask me, I would probably say I'm not a fan of McFarlane Toys. I don't care for sports figures, clamshells, mismatched boots, unarticulated statues...

And yet, when McFarlane is on, it is on, and Spawn the Bloodaxe here? Definitely on.

With furry-fur stuff! Real metal chain! And joints! Working, movable, useful joints! And a big-ass axe, but that all pales next to that sculpt. The Spawn-face logo is on both his knees, I counted three skulls on him, and actually, that ax has more and better detail than a lot of the figures you might buy today.

I don't remember buying Bloodaxe here: I used to work in a mall store, where I would've picked him up at some discount, but I couldn't say what he cost. I do know I have at least the Valkyrie from his wave as well; and both of them weren't super-articulated, but they weren't the big unmoveable plastic lumps that would later fall out of McFarlane. They used to make action figures, if not toys...


There appears to be a repaint version of Bloodaxe, but I have no idea which one I have. OAFE.net has a review of the 2002 exclusive con-version, so check it out. Bloodaxe is going back on the shelf, and I might find something else for him to do...

Well, Bloodaxe is a good one to go out on for Retro Toy Week! It might be a while before I try something like that again, since man, I left a mess of figures lying around. But it was fun to go back through some old stuff, and I found some things I can still have fun with, and some others I can pass on to my boys or my nephews. Hope you enjoyed this one, and have a good weekend!

4 comments:

Kandou Erik said...

I have that figure. I'm not the biggest fan of Spawn ever, only reading a few issues when it reach issue #100 --, and the movie.

But I've loved the figures. I got that one because it was Viking themed. Spawn figures are usually always very visualy striking, and well articulated and everything else.

Wes GRogan said...

I remember when they first came out, the Spawn line.. it really did change everything for toys. Regardless of how McToys is doing these days, I'm definitely glad they raised the bar. I actually picked up three classic Spawn figures today to review myself,. Good times!

chiasaur11 said...

Well, their Halo stuff is pretty nice.

Lots of articulation, good paint, solid accessories, the works.

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