Friday, July 19, 2013
Action Figure Time Machine 90s Edition: Overtkill from Spawn by McFarlane Toys (Confirmed: Great)
For being a big, bad, dude, Overtkill is pretty colorful. Not that there's anything wrong with that. I simply comment because the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of McFarlane's Spawn figures are the fact that they typically came in darker colors. There was even an installment of the webcomic Shortpacked where a random collector whined about how other companies used cheap colorful plastic while McFarlane always used the more expensive black plastic. Anyways, Overtkill is molded in light gray plastic and covered with blue and yellow details. The colors do pop, but there's a lot of slop and paint bleed. Overtkill's visible skin on his torso looks kind of weird, almost as if the paint is starting to change color. The paint job is impressive from a few feet away, but when you get closer, you'll notice many flaws.
Lately I've taken a real interest in looking at the progression of action figures in the 1990's and early 2000's, so we've built up a small body of Spawn and McFarlane Toys Reviews: I've reviewed Tremor from Spawn, and Jessica Priest and Al Simmons from the Spawn: The Movie line. Other McFarlane toys we've reviewed are Cortana from Halo 4, and the Black and White Michonne with Pet Walkers 3-pack from the Walking Dead line. While Big Bad Toy Store doesn't have Overtkill in stock currently, they do carry a ton of other McFarlane stuff.
Barbecue17 features a removable head. Unfortunately, he can only use that action feature once. When he's not playing with parking meters or buying toys, he sometimes takes pictures of them and puts them on his Flickr account.