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    Ok, everybody stop whining about McFarlene Toys!!

    Everybody is like "oh, they don't do good articulation" and "this figure can't be in very many poses" and all that. shut up you chowderheads! Appreciate McFarlene action figures for what they truly are- works of art. The detailing is truly amazing, I think they are more like statures with moveable limbs. And everyone's like "they are not a kids company" and "they are too dark" or whatevr- god, they did Shrek didn't they? They did Yellow Submarine! Leave McFarlene toys alone- personally prefer their products to some god ugly figure that is covered with those damn metal bolt joints and so much articulation that their arms and legs look like Pinnochio
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    McFarlane toys are known for the sculpting of their toys. If they put more articulation into their toys the figures would look bad and we don't wan't that.

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    I would love McFarlane toys if not for the low quality of the materials used. They're not meant to be opened up and pieces either break off when you try to move them or even when you just try to take them out of the package. I've opened a couple of figures to find parts that should be movable super-glued in place! Meaning that they had broken before and the manufacturer glued them back together instead of sending them to the shredder as any toy company with pride in it's work would have done. This is not just me, I've known many people who have the exact same gripes.

    I've seen this on some MAC toys also, namely a Lady Death figure with a glued on arm.

    Now I will say that McFarlane has excellent sculpting and the toys do look nice however another key element for me is context. Even with SWAF I only buy the figures of the characters I am interested in. If I don't like the character then I don't buy the figure no matter how rare or valuable or well sculpted. With McFarlane stuff there's very little context, except for movie liscenses, thus little interest for me. ALthough I am really impressed with the Akira and Tenchi Muyo figures.
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    Originally posted by bigbarada
    They're not meant to be opened up and pieces either break off when you try to move them or even when you just try to take them out of the package. I've opened a couple of figures to find parts that should be movable super-glued in place!
    If you said they're not meant to be opened then why are you saying that you are opening them?

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    Unfortunately, I discovered that they aren't meant to be opened AFTER I had already opened them and the pieces of crap fell apart! Silly me trying to open and play with a toy! (what was I thinking?)

    I want to buy the Akira figures but am hesitant because of the low quality of previous McFarlane products.
    "To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence… When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." - C.S. Lewis

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    If they didn't break as soon as you took it out of the package I think they'd be good, They might have good sculpts and articulation but they can hardly stay together for 2 MINUTES!!!!!!!!!
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  7. #7
    Look, I love McFarlane Toys. They made my beloved Ash *Army of Darkness* figure. BUT it took me THREE Ashs before I got one that didn't lose his arm when I popped him outta the packaging. Its well known McFarlane's plastic just seems cheap. But they look really nice...and thats about it...not much fun.
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    Smile

    I think they are beautiful figures. The articulation does not really bother me, they usually look that good that it doesn't really matter.
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    I own a good few that have not broken. I aquired a second-hand Scully figure from a comic shop for $1.50, and all of its body parts were fully intact. I would really like to buy the King Kong figure from Movie Maniacs- that thing is sweet!
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  10. #10
    I like McFarlane's products, but to call them "Extreme Action Figures" is ludicrous in most cases, the only thing "extreme" about these action figures is the stench when you open the packaging! They do look great, but their choices of articulation lately have been beyond ridiculous, there's no play value in a leg that can only be swiveled at the mid-thigh, "oooh! I can point his boots together OR apart! What play value!". They started out as real action figures with both great sculpting and plenty of useful articulation, but the last regular Spawn figure couldn't even STAND on his own!

    And as for the issue of materials, McF definitely needs to get better plastics, the ones he uses are too cheap and brittle and often don't survive shipping or being removed from their bubble trays.
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