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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

Deus Ex Machina: Dark Horse’s Prometheus Series Premieres

September 10th will see the release of Fire and Stone, issue #1 in Dark Horse Comics’ new Prometheus tie-in series. As you know the Ridley Scott film of 2012 presented a kinda-sorta prequel to the classic Alien franchise and garnered both kudos and bewildered shrugs from a fairly divided fandom audience.

Scott promises more to come on screen about the role of “the engineers” in our earthly genesis. In fact he just announced the completion of the screenplay for Prometheus 2: Paradise, as well as his long awaited Blade Runner sequel and a film called The Martian.

Artist Paul Pope's Cover Variant for Prometheus: Fire and Stone from Dark Horse Comics

Artist Paul Pope’s Cover Variant for Prometheus: Fire and Stone from Dark Horse Comics

Prometheus 2 is slated to appear sometime in 2016, a year later than originally announced. In the meantime, this 4 book series relates the mission of a deep space salvage team on LV-223 approximately 125 years after the events in the film. We’re introduced to the crew via character Clara Atkinson’s documentary film in progress. Paul Tobin’s script sets-up plenty of personal intrigue and – as you’ve already guessed – there is way more than a routine salvage job waiting.

The interior art by Juan Ferreyra is tight with lots of detail and he gets to add some creepy creatures to the Alien pantheon, as the crew investigates the evolving flora and fauna of LV-223.

Juan Ferrerya's interior art gives a cinematic feel to the panels.

Juan Ferrerya’s interior art gives a cinematic feel to the panels.

SkeletonPete Says…
Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1 is a sure thumbs up from me, and a total score for fans of the Alien mythos. I personally like the prospects of this series better than the film it references. ‘nuff said.