*Edit* Thanks to eagle-eyed reader Mark Patraw for pointing out that my version of Grave Digger 2 is actually a "Censored Version" variant designed to be sold at mass retail stores. Heck, his name is actually different. Mark wrote: I thought that you might be interested to know that you have the "censored" version of Gravedigger II (which was sold as just "The Digger"). The "real" one has a cross on the tombstone base and a pair of withered arms reaching up out of the earth. Apparently, Todd had to censor some of these to get them into some retail outlets. For example, the mass market version of Zombie Spawn II, from the same series, has a different, less-skeletal, face sculpt and is missing several human skull accessories, and Lotus Angel Warrior II has an additional ornate collar/necklace thing covering her cleavage (which actually made the figure look better, in my opinion; plus, in her case, you're getting more plastic for your money, while, on the other hand, you're getting screwed out of stuff, and a poorer value, with the neutered versions of Gravedigger and Zombie Spawn)."
Other than the comics included with the figures in the first series of figures, I've never read a Spawn comic. All of my knowledge of Spawn was gathered through the film, the toyline, and ToyFare magazine. I think that was probably true for a number of collectors, though, as I knew plenty of folks who just loved collecting the toys but never touched the comic books. That's OK though, as many of the Spawn characters never actually appeared in the comics. Take
Height: 6 5/8ths inches
Articulation:Boot swivels, swivel thighs, swivel left shoulder, swivel biceps, swivel wrists, and a swivel head.
Accessories: Tombstone base, shovel blade, and shovel handle.
Original Retail Price: $12-$14 dollars.
* I've always liked the design of the
* The paint work is wonderfully gruesome as McFarlane handles all of the various scars, gashes, and grime on the
*I'm not sure of the significance of the piece but
* I'm always a sucker for a nice stand or base for an action figure and
* Since he's the
* Check out that headsculpt! McFarlane was rarely ever subtle with their Spawn toys but they sure did some find, gruesome work. I love how the teeth are exposed by the skin that has deteriorated. Icky!
* Sometime in the early 2000's, after releasing some very well articulated figures, McFarlane began truly moving towards releasing barely articulated ministatues.
I've reviewed a few different Spawn figures:
Spawn by McFarlane Toys