Which Classic Spawn Series 1 Action Figure Should Get The Kickstarter Modern Treatment Next?

by Jay Cochran
May 17, 2020
If you are a fan of Todd McFarlane's Spawn character, then you probably know about the recent Kickstarter he held for a new 7" Remastered Original Spawn action figure based on the original 5" one released back in 1995.



The Kickstater which had an original funding goal of $100,000 ended up with 23,761 backers and a total pledged amount of $3,447,390. All-in-all a fairly huge success for the comic book artist.

Of course that first Spawn figure wasn't the only one released back in 1995. It was one of 6 figures released in the first wave that Todd used to help launch his toy company McFarlane Toys.


When Todd first announced the plans for his Kickstarter during Toy Fair in February, he said that if it was successful he would look to do something similar for the other 5 figures from that first 1995 wave. Besides the original Spawn figure the wave also included figures of Violator, Overtkill, Tremor, Clown and Medieval Spawn.

Since it seems pretty clear the first Kickstarter was a success, I can only assume that another one for another wave 1 figure will eventually be launched. However which figure will get the modern treatment remains unkown. I've decided to rank the remaining 5 figures from that first 1995 wave in order of least to most I would like see get the modern figure treatment. Of course feel free to leave your own thoughts in the COMMENT SECTION of which figure you want to see next.

5) Medieval Spawn

Being we just got a Spawn figure, I would rather see this variant version of the lead character held back for a later release. It's a cool looking figure, but probably my least favorite of the original 6.

4) Tremor

Only being a casual Spawn fan, I would say Tremor is probably the least known character to me from series 1. Despite looking cool, that lack of familiarity has me putting him at number 4.

3) Violator

I almost feel like Violator and Clown should be released as a two-pack, but if I had to pick one over the other, I would rather see the Clown version done as a modern figure before Violator.

2) Clown

Being Spawn's most notable nemesis, I can see Clown coming in at number 1 for a lot of people. I definitely would love to see a highly detailed and fairly well articulated 7" Clown figure produced by McFarlane, but from a personal standpoint he is not my favorite character. Because of that I have Clown coming in at number 2.

1) Overtkill

My number 1 pick, and my favorite character from the first wave of 1995 Spawn figures is Overtkill, or as I know him better as, Over Kill. You see my first exposure for this guy doesn't actually come from the Spawn comic books, it comes from an old VHS video series called "The Comic Book Greats". As a kid I always wanted to draw, unfortunately I was never really talented enough to do it well. Still I enjoyed watching tutorials from great comic book artists. Back in 1991 the great Stan Lee launched a new series on VHS called "The Comic Book Greats" where he would interview well known artists and writers of the time. The first episode featured Todd McFarlane who of course had become an artist sensation at Marvel. During that episode the two sat down and mapped out from scratch the creation of a brand new never-before-seen character they called Over Kill. I still have that VHS tape somewhere. Later on Todd would rename that character Overtkill and insert him into his new Spawn universe at Image Comics. Because of that Stan Lee video series, Overtkill has always been a favorite of mine and I would love to see a modern articulated 7" figure of him created. If they do him I will definitely be buying one.
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Comments...

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jsmooth - 2020-05-31 @ 10:11 am

I know it is not series 1...but I would LOVE....LOVE...to see him redo The MAXX!!! I am a huge Maxx fan and that would be something I would be all over!

Batfreak87 - 2020-05-31 @ 3:55 am

I'd take any....but if I had to choose either Medieval Spawn or Violator! I got my classic Spawn coming my way!

jsmooth - 2020-05-29 @ 12:05 am
3 minutes ago, AdamM said:

Darn them for knowing we have disposable income and love the past!! lol...ah well, it's worth it. the level of quality only increases year by year, it's a great time to be a collector.

That's what does it right? The nostalgia but also the level of quality and we love that combo!!!

AdamM - 2020-05-29 @ 12:03 am
23 hours ago, jsmooth said:

Nostalgia is king. That is how toy companieshave been making us buy the same toys over and over again!!!!

Darn them for knowing we have disposable income and love the past!! lol...ah well, it's worth it. the level of quality only increases year by year, it's a great time to be a collector.

jsmooth - 2020-05-28 @ 4:18 pm
1 hour ago, DylanRaven055 said:

Violator or the Clown would be very interesting options. I mean, you need some badies to pose Spawn against.

You are right! Who would you pose Spawn with? A bad guy is a must!

DylanRaven055 - 2020-05-28 @ 2:31 pm

Violator or the Clown would be very interesting options. I mean, you need some badies to pose Spawn against.

jsmooth - 2020-05-28 @ 12:07 am
5 hours ago, AdamM said:

I hear what you're saying and you raise a good point...... reminds me of how many Batman & Spider-man figures are in the world; but I remember being only 18 in 1994 and how amazing that figure looked, just so different and yet incredibly cool..... I can't speak for others of course, but it really pushes the nostalgic "feels," plus the concept alone of Spawn / Knight could be, and was, updated in so many ways........Now, all that said? I'd want to see a Redeemer figure next. 'better opposite adversary to Spawn IMHO

Nostalgia is king. That is how toy companieshave been making us buy the same toys over and over again!!!!

AdamM - 2020-05-27 @ 6:50 pm
On 5/19/2020 at 9:06 AM, JayC said:

Imsurprised so many are wanting Medieval Spawn since we just got Spawn. I know he is the star but I would think people would want to see some variety of characters done before getting another version of Spawn himself.

I hear what you're saying and you raise a good point...... reminds me of how many Batman & Spider-man figures are in the world; but I remember being only 18 in 1994 and how amazing that figure looked, just so different and yet incredibly cool..... I can't speak for others of course, but it really pushes the nostalgic "feels," plus the concept alone of Spawn / Knight could be, and was, updated in so many ways........Now, all that said? I'd want to see a Redeemer figure next. 'better opposite adversary to Spawn IMHO

jsmooth - 2020-05-27 @ 4:45 pm
2 minutes ago, jsmooth said:

It really is pricey. Iagree. Its smart on his end because he gets the people who are willing to pay whatever it is they are willing to pay, but I wish it was much simpler.

14 hours ago, MRT said:

I'm not really a fan of "monsters" but I do really dig his variant spawn designs. I thought Gunslinger and Pirate spawn were cool and would love hyper articulated versions.

Pirate Spawn is pretty cool.

jsmooth - 2020-05-27 @ 4:45 pm
14 hours ago, MRT said:

That's a shame. Its too pricey for me so might not be able to collect them.

It really is pricey. Iagree. Its smart on his end because he gets the people who are willing to pay whatever it is they are willing to pay, but I wish it was much simpler.

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