McFarlane Toys launched an all new line called RAW10 yesterday. It’s a Walmart exclusive line of hybrid robo-beasts meant to fit into the giant fighting monsters space. They are produced, priced and packaged primarily for kids – this is not a collector line, not first anyway. Normally these are things we here at Toyark would see and say “cool, the kids should dig that” and carry on with our lives. HOWEVER, McFarlane Toys must be smart or something because one of the primary figures/characters in the line is none other than Cy-Gor from the Spawn lore. That immediately sparked my interest, and based on reactions from a lot of folks online over the last 24 hours, others too.
McFarlane Toys sent us a care package with the first wave of figures. It however showed up about 30 minutes before they announced it so our gallery had to wait until today. We urge you to read up on the line overall via the official press release here. Then read on below to check out our thoughts and over 75 HD pics showing what they can do!
McFarlane Toys RAW10
Good price points
More paint, wash, detailing than similar figures
Good start to actual lore, not just random figures
Cons (for adult modern figure collectors)
On Raptar – sculpt is severely limiting even for his limited articulation
Other than Cy-Gor – large blocks of color are a tad Fisher Price feeling
So yeah, RAW10. Kinda came out of nowhere. As I said above, not normally something I would rock. That Cy-Gor tho – got me looking. It’s a great companion piece to a Spawn display. Introduces the character to a younger crowd, who hopefully later on in life catch the connection and revisit Spawn.
The line overall is one aimed at kids in that semi-new style you see on the shelves – simplistic articulation, limited paint, lightweight, open box packaging, and big. Multiple brands are doing it, have been for a bit. I never hated, whatever works for the younglings, go for it. RAW10 takes that formula and McFarlane-izes it. We have serious sculpting. If any of these were cut up to modern figure collector standards, and you tossed some less bright paint, a tad more detailing on there, they would hold their own. From a distance, has that colorful angle for the kids. But if you get up close, there is some highlight and secondary paint applications throughout, and there is washing on it all. So they are not just Playskool toys. It’s really a weird mix of kids and adult collector spaces, and makes me more open to pulling these in when they fit.
Cy -Gor – Spawn throwback. Battlesnake – if it was by default a darker red, could easily be used for your COBRA displays. Or green/yellow and toss him in some MOTU Snakemen displays. Lots of crossover options there. Fren-Z the shark – has best range of articulation, couldn’t ask for much more from a shark anyway. He’s also BIG. The Raptar – very well sculpted, and a killer pose in his default mode. But he doesn’t do anything other than that, well. You can technically spin his head forward, but it’s not a smooth look. Also a tad difficult to stand on just the feet due to weight / balance issues.
On top of all this, there are mini comics with lore built in, and they are looking into a full online comic to support it. So kudos to them for that. Artwork on the packaging and the comics are sharp.
Bottom line – glad it’s out there. I’ll keep my eye on it, and grab pieces as they fit. Anything connected to the Spawn universe and I’m in. Anything that can crossover to other lines as accessory or secondary pieces, will also grab.
And hey, if you are into big monsters and/or don’t care about articulation – then you should have no problems, these are well done for that style! The big guys are priced at $19.87, and the smaller ones are at $9.84. Can’t beat that.
These are a Walmart exclusive, and should be in stores 8/1. Keep an eye online as well for when they come back in stock!
Check our set of 75 pics below!