Todd McFarlane Says He Wants To Do A McFarlane Style Batman Figure

Todd McFarlane recently posted on Instagram this image stating he wanted to do a Batman figure based on his own artwork, featuring the big cape.


Recently DC Direct did one of their Black And White statues bases on that look for the Dark Knight.

And of course Todd’s own company McFarlane Toys now holds the rights for doing DC Comic based action figures with their 7″ DC Multiverse line. So doing McFarlane art style action figures seems like a no brainier, especially for Batman which is the character the big box retailers seem most interested in seeing on their shelves.

Now if or when McFarlane ends up doing a McFarlane style Batman figure, the big question is how would they work the cape? When I first saw the cape being used on the Spawn Kickstarter action figure at Toy Fair back in February, my first thought was how that would be perfect for a McFarlane stye Batman figure.

The cape is plastic with articulated hinge joints on it, so you can fold the ends of it in or outward. This will work great for some poses, but the down side for a cape of this type is that it will likely be heavy, making the figure more difficult to pose in certain positions.

Another option and perhaps the better one would be a soft-goods cape with wires in it. I’ve seen some companies try this with their figures, and it didn’t seem to work so well. However this is a route Medicom seems to be going in with their MAFEX figures, and while I’ve yet to get any of those in-hand, based on images they seem to look pretty good.

So let us know in the comments, do you want to see McFarlane art style DC Comic figures done for the Multiverse line, and how should they work the cape on characters like Batman?



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