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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Todd McFarlane's Spawn-Overtkill (1994)

I didn't realize how hefty this guy really was until I received him in the mail years ago along with Medieval Spawn. I picked him up mainly because I remembered him from playing the SNES Spawn video game. Plus Medieval Spawn needed someone's ass to kick. For a 90's figure, you would expect a little more articulation, but with a character like Overtkill, more articulation would have been...well.. overkill. I do wish they would have included a fire arm of some sort because I don't think the parking meter he comes with Is going to do much damage to an arch nemesis accustomed to fighting the forces of both Heaven and Hell. Not that a fire arm would fare any better. Getting back to the figure, Overtkill Is massive, heavy as heck and towers over most of the figures In my collection. You would think that the 4 points of articulation would take away from the overall coolness of the figure but It really doesn't. Plus, Overtkill has an awesome gimmick where his head detaches, launching  like a rocket with the press of a small button on his back! These were Todd McFarlane's first line of Spawn figures to hit the market and while most were cumbersome, Overtkill wasn't. A solid action figure with minimal articulation but tons of playability, and here are my 5 points to prove it!
  • Inaugural Todd McFarlane action figure line
  • Comes with an awesome comic, elaborating on character background
  • cool head launching gimmick!
  • Durable
  • Easy to stand and display
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

8 comments:

  1. I came close to picking him up several times at our local K-Mart. His name bothered me though. Overtkill. Why was that "T" in there??!!

    I played the heck out of that Spawn game too. I never beat it, but I remember Overtkill being one of the cheapest bosses in video game history.

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  2. Ha!I loved that game.He's a decent figure for being so simplistic.The Medieval Spawn figure is clumsy as all heck though.

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  3. A lot of those Spawn figures have some serious heft to them!

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    1. And thats whats so cool about them.As a kid you knew you had a quality toy when you found yourself having to put it down between reps.

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  4. Very solid bad guy figure from the 90s worked well with Batman figures for a good villain to fight. A bit short beside the Spawn figures I found. The head firing gimmick is very fun.

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  5. He'd also fit in with the TMNT figs.

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  6. I had some select Spawn toys in the day, but I admit I only nabbed them because I worked at Target and could turn around and sell them! I had Malebolgia, a few different Angelas (yes, the 'party' version too) and an all gold Medieval Spawn that was a Kay-Bee exclusive.

    The only thing that survives in my collection to this day is a standard Angela, and only because I had given her to my sister, who recently gave her back. I keep telling myself I need to get her up on my blog!

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    1. I like having the first release of an action figure line.To me its like having their rookie card.So while the line itself suffers from certain quality issued,mainly the Spawn figures,they are still kind of nice to have around.

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