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Johnny is a Punk: McFarlane Toys Reveals Cyberpunk 2077 Action Figures

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McFarlane Toys’ will release Johnny Silverhand as their first Cyberpunk 2077 based action figure.

Facts and Figures…
McFarlane Toys has announced they will add to their burgeoning batch of licensed action figures with products for CD Projekt RED’s upcoming video game Cyberpunk 2077. They’ll follow hot on the heals of McFarlane’s previous game tie-in’s representing the worlds of ForteNite, Borderlands and Call of Duty, which were rolled out over the course of 2019.

CD Projekt RED (The Witcher: The Wild Hunt 3) confirmed work on the immersive journey in collaboration with RPG designer Mike Pondsmith – veritable godfather of the pen and paper cyber-game genre – way back in 2012. Author Pondsmith has appeared in his voluminous dystopian future games as “Maximum Mike,” adding a meta component to the surroundings. He’s likely to be seen in similar context in the new outing.

After years of development Cyberpunk 2077 will appear on April 16, 2020. The multiple platform role-playing game (RPG) has already won awards simply for its teaser trailers, so expectations are extremely high.

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McFarlane Toys has the video game figures you want, including Fortnite, Call of Duty and Borderlands characters.

Cy-Fy Roots…

In addition to roots in science fiction fan favorite Blade Runner and we assume William Gibson’s seminal books, Cyberpunk 2077 boasts the involvement of The Matrix’s Keanu Reeves as virtual character Johnny Silverhand. This 100% first person view role-playing experience, and the release of Marvel’s Avengers game may be the games that finally get me to buy a Sony Playstation 4.

McFarlane’s press release describes the game as “…an open-world, action-adventure story set in Night City, a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamour and body modification. You play as V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant that is the key to immortality.  You can customize your character’s cyberware, skillset and playstyle, and explore a vast city where the choices you make shape the story and the world around you.”

The first action figures will debut in spring 2020 with 7 inch and 12 inch versions of guitar slinging Johnny Silverhand and a 7 inch version of Cyberpunk 2077 protagonist V (Male). The models feature 22 points of articulation and a selection of game appropriate accessories. More characters will be available over the next 3 years.

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Record Setting Spawn…

Todd McFarlane himself had a busy 2019 garnering a Guinness Book of World Records induction. With the release of issue #301 Spawn became the longest running creator owned comic in history. McFarlane has written, and intends to direct a new film featuring the Spawn character. The movie, still in development stage, has had both Jamie Fox and Jeremy Renner named as cast members.  Todd also recently did a private signing session of books and graphic novels for the CGC’s (Certified Guaranty Company) Signature Series.

Also worth noting is the nomination of  McFarlane Toy’s My Hero Academia Katsuki Bakugo as a finalist in the Action Figure category of The Toy Association‘s 2020 Toy of the Year Awards.

Please enjoy this gallery of McFarlane Toy’s Fortnite Action Figures

Binge-Witching: Netflix The Witcher Series & DarkHorse Collectibles

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Video Game/ Graphic Novel and now TV character, Geralt of Rivia, The Witcher, depicted in this Dark Horse statue.


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Widow Makers: Hasbro Toys Announces Marvel Legends Black Widow Action Figures

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Hasbro Toys’ Black Widow Marvel Legends Action Figures. (Images courtesy Hasbro Toys/Collage: Peter Parrella)

Spies Like Us…
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Sticks and Stones: Eegah Gets 4K Resuscitation from The Film Detective

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The Film Detective 4K Restoration brings Eegah back to life.

Eegah (1962)
The Film Detective
Release Date: November 26, 2019
2019 Restoration: Peter Conheim (Cinema Preservation Alliance)
Bonus Features: Mystery Science Theater 3000 Version (1993), Interviews with Arch Hall Jr. and Joel Hodgson
Liner Notes: Don Stradley, Editorial Adviser, The Film Detective
Running Time: 205 minutes (including bonus features)
Aspect Ratio: 1:66:1

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Big Gulp: The Pop Insider Hosts Hasbro’s Planet Devouring Transformer at NYCC19

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Hasbro’s largest Transformer ever. The Unicron met its crowd funding goal during NYCC 2019.

Hasbro Toys’ HASLAB division has officially hit the full funding mark for their War for Cybertron Unicron Transformer. At full conversion it’s the largest Transformers collectible ever produced by the company. This planet eating mega-bot was first introduced in the animated feature Transformers: The Movie back in 1986 and has since held chaotic reign in many versions of the Transformer universe. The toy, if we can actually call it that, has a 30 inch diameter in its Planet X guise and can be un-folded to a massive 27 inches tall in robotic reveal. It’s magnificently detailed down to an interchangeable chin for movie accuracy and will include a Galvatron figure.

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