McFarlane Toys Warhammer Figures – Full Collection Breakdown

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I seem to be getting into the swing of things with this site. It seems that the most popular articles are less of the “here’s some news from somewhere else I threw my opinions on” and instead these collective articles helping people understand a particular series of releases. So here (since it’s clearly ongoing) I’m going to do a full breakdown of the McFarlane Toys’ Warhammer Collection. Hopefully, this stands the test of time and is a useful data repository to many of you out there.

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McFarlane Warhammer Figures

Hot on the heels of Games Workshop’s Bandai Space Marines. Gdubyas partnered up with Mcfarlane toys to create a line of Acton figures. These are far more affordable than the Bandai varients at 1/3rd the cost.

All models are dynamically poseable and feature multiple points of articulation. they also come with stands (though unfortunately not an equivalent size or the same shape as we get with our wee plastic models.

McFarlane Warhammer Figures – Artists Proof Variants

Several of the models (detailed below) come with Artists Prood variants – this essentially means it’s the same as another model but is unpainted and delivered to you in primer (colour) plain grey plastic allowing you to add your own design as you see fit.

Though most of these are identical to an equivalent painted model, there are a couple with changes (essentially to de-faction) shown below.

When it comes to painting your models, the Artists proof versions matter very little. You can paint an already painted model just as easily.

McFarlane Warhammer Figures – Gold Label Collection

So What are the Warhammer McFarlane Gold Label figures?

As a separate line within the McFarlane ecosystem, they offer models under the branding – “Gold Label Collection”. I could regurgitate all of Mcfarlane’s mumbo-jumbo or you can just read it here.

It’s billed to be a highly limited range of models spread amongst the existing lines. every so often an existing series may be accompanied by a Gold label model.

So what does this actually mean?

McFarlane Toys Gold Label Logo

Well, as appears to be the case with the Warhammer models, not much…

As I walked into Warhammer Chesterfield last week, there were as many Gold Label Warhammer models available as there was everything else (on day of release).

Now to be fair, it may be the case that all those other models will be replenished and these Gold label ones won’t. but so long as you know it’s coming out, it doesn’t seem difficult to just pre-order it. Walking into a Game (videogame store) in the Same town, I saw 3 Gold label Geralt of Rivia models on the shelf and that was one of the first Gold label models released.

They are no more expensive than the other models either.

In most lines, this Gold Label change is no more than a change in colourway for the figures.

But the box does come with a big shiny gold logo

McFarlane Warhammer Figures – Platinum Series

And now we’re onto, What is the MdCarlane Platinum series?

Well this one actually is special…

McFarlane Toys Platinum Chase Logo

Firstly, this one actually is limited, but not only in availability, but also how you even get your hands on these models.

Mcfarlane Platinum series is a Special Edition Chase program. Chase manning you’re meant to chase down the specific models. These figures aren’t released in the traditional sense of the word. you can’t go online and search for a Platinum edition of a specific model (unless you are buying second hand on eBay).

When it comes to getting these models, they are actually packed randomly by Mcfarlane when shipped out to retailers. So they will turn up online or at random shops if they just so happen to be shipped some. So if you order a specific model online or walk into a store, there a chance you could receive one or see one available for sale.

The box for these platinum models is identical to non-platinum, it even has the same barcode. the only difference is a small platinum sticker like the image above.

So Platinum chase is sort of like buying hundreds of bars of chocolate hoping to find a golden ticket. Except the bars are more expensive, there are more tickets and your prize is no more than the ticket itself.

So, whilst I kinda I like the idea behind this, it also baffles me.

As a collector. if I order a figure, I want that figure. annoyingly, the first platinum Warhammer figure is a Sister of battle. as before release, it was sold out everywhere for preorder, so you can’t actually order it anymore. So if you get a platinum edition turn up, that’s cool an all, but then you can’t actually get the one you did want.

This programme is also subject to abuse and confusion. Sure most specialist toy stores probably get the newsletter from Mcfarlane explaining what this line is. But larger companies, how would they communicate this down to the staff.

Imagine a store like Forbidden Planet and the hundreds of product lines they sell. Someone in the warehouse gets a box of sisters in with a couple of these Platinum figures. The barcode is the same as the normal one, how many would think this was a stocking error and send them back to the warehouse.

How many smaller independent stores would see what these fetch on eBay and scalp them before they hit the shelves.

Imagine somebody who orders one of the normal models online and gets one. only to then complain to the company they bought it from for sending the wrong thing?

McFarlane doesn’t even really do a very good job of explaining this programme on their website, they say there is a chase program, but explain nothing of this distribution method mentioned above.

So yay to those of you who ordered a model and got one you perhaps didn’t want. Good luck getting the one you did want since this is now out of stock everywhere.

Is it just me that thinks this is a cool idea but also a bit daft?

McFarlane Warhammer Figures – Full Collection

Right so, below we detail the specific models you get in each wave of the Mcfarlane Series.

McFarlane Warhammer Figures – Wave 1

McFarlane Toys – Ultramarines Primaris Assault Intercessor

Here’s the Primaris Ultramarine Assault Intecessor and his components. Please agree with me that you would have preferred a stand which is more in scale with the bases we are used to?

McFarlane Toys Space Marine Warhammer 40k 7 Figure 7

What is it about third parties and Aquilas? (the Chest Wings). Why can’t anyone get them to match the dimensions we already have? GW has the 3d Model of A Space Marine chest, just use that. This is one part of the model that puts me off. Why couldn’t they just make it the same but bigger!

Is it a licensing thing?

Other than that the proportions of the marine look pretty spot on. Though the Pistol and the Chain Sword look a bit small they actually look good when he’s holding them.

He looks fairly posable too even though he has fewer points of articulation than the Bandai version

McFarlane Toys – Necron Warrior

The Necron Warrior comes with the new Gauss Flayer and a Scarab

I don’t know about you, but I feel less inspired by Necron Sculpts in general, be they 7″ or 32mm, there’s just not that much interesting detail on them.

McFarlane Toys Warhammer 40k Necron 7 Action Figure 7

The Gauss Flayer looks like it has warped along the barrel, but this is something I’m used to with McFarlane Models as the plastic/resin is quite soft and bendy

As for posing, we’ve lost some dynamicism here when compared to the Primaris model. It looks like to can pose him with a narrow or wide stance, Gaus Flayer Pointing up or down. and turn the head a bit.

I admit, Necron just aren’t my thing.

McFarlane Toys – Unpainted Space Marine Primaris Intercessor

The Unpainted Intercessor will likely be the most popular of the whole range in Wave 1.

Again with the improperly proportioned Aquilla, not that I expected this to be different to the painted version – this is now standard going forward.

McFarlane Warhammer Space Marine Primaris Intercessor AP 8

In my experience, McFarlane models do not come apart very easily so painting this chap could be tricky with parts flailing about. but there are numerous guides online that will help you out.

Again these guys are pretty posable and even parts like the toes will angle up for a dynamic pose.

Hey Siege Studios! Can we have an action Figure category at next year’s IronSkull? (Help me out everyone, go ask them to do it)

McFarlane Warhammer Figures – Wave 2

McFarlane Blood Angel Hellblaster

The sculpt of this model has gone full Blood Angel – with about as much effort put in as GW put into their faction-specific upgrade sprues.

The Aquilla appropriately has the blood drop icon specific to this chapter, the Left Shoulder pad has a sculpted Faction Logo and this guy also has a blood drop relic hanging from his belt.

Warhammer 40k McFarlane Toys Series 2 - Blood Angel Hellblaster

He Comes Equipped with a Plasma Rile as expected from a Hellblaster.

Another change for this model versus the marines in the previous series is the head sculpt – which to me just looks a little off. Thoughts?

Finally, the body now has sculpted battle damage on the surface, on the knees at least. It’s hard to see in the image above as they are sculpted in but not accented with any paint to emphasize the armour distress. But you can see it more clearly on the Artist’s Proof version below.

McFarlane Space Marine Hellblaster – Artists Proof

Identical to the model above in regard to loadout, but this model removes the Blood Angel Insignia from the shoulder pad along with replacing the chest Aquila with the one from the Wave 1 Ultramarine sculpt.

The blood drop relic has also been removed.

McFarlane Adepta Sororitas Battle Sister

Awww yes! This is awesome. An incredibly detailed sculpt. Remember just over a year or so ago when we were crying out for Plastic Sisters, and here they are now represented in cast resiny stuff and standing 7″ tall! awesome

Warhammer 40k McFarlane Toys Series 2 - Battle Sister

I have to admit though, the paint job on this leaves much to be desired. The Mcfarlane series I know from old Spawn figures would paint a lot more detail into the models. But here it’s all flat colour and when we are looking at a black model. It comes across a bit meh. As the colour hides a lot of its detail.

This model comes with a Classic Bolter and Chain Sword.

McFarlane Adepta Sororitas Battle Sister – Artists Proof

Unlike the Blood angel, I am unable to identify any sculpt difference with this Artists Proof. So, no matter which you buy, just prime it and paint it as you like. The Artist Proof versions seem to sell out quicker, for obvious reasons.

Warhammer 40k McFarlane Toys Series 2 - Battle Sister Artist's Proof

The same happened with the Pop Figures, Everyone was flocking to buy the Paint your Own Grey Ultramarine Pop, even paying over the odds on eBay. Yet the Ultramarine Model was identical…

Due to the Tabbard, this sister does not look quite as posable as the Ultramarine, In Fact, the only real difference between the two promo shots is that one is pointing the Bolter up and the other is pointing it downward.

I think I’d really have liked to see this have a swappable head, one with an actual face. But hey, maybe that’s just me?

McFarlane Gold Label Blood Angel’s Lieutenant

It’s probably the pose here used in the marketing material but this just doesn’t look so great to me. The pose makes it very top-heavy. The colours just don’t balance well, that gold just comes across as too much gold.

Warhammer 40k McFarlane Toys Series 2 - Gold Label Blood Angel Lieutenant - Pose A

The notable changes to this model versus the others is firstly the loadout, we have a Plasma Pistol and Power Sword.

The Aquilla matches the above Hellblaster. The Blood Drop relic has been changed and has also switched sides.

The Left Shoulderpad features more ornamentation and is fully gold whilst featuring a campaign emblem sheild.

There is some cool ornamentation on the right.

The helmet is now gold and has a sculpted laurel and blood-drop emblem (yes guys, you like blood drops, we get it)

The backpack contains a removable campaign ornament too.

In line with the body sculpt from Wave 2 is the body of the sculpt now has some physical battle damage on its surface, which is a nice change.

McFarlane Sisters of Battle – Order of the Sacred Rose – Platinum Chase

Yes, that’s a mouthful. for more on the Platinum Collection see the top of this article in case you skipped it.

So, what’s the difference between this Platinum Sister and the other variants? Well, there are 2 huge differences that will (may) make you want it!

Warhammer 40,000 - McFarlane Toys - Sisters of Battle - Order of the Sacred Rose - Platinum Chase - Feature
  1. Instead of being Black and Red, or Red and White, or Unpainted….. This one is….. White and Black!
  2. This one….. has….. A tiny silver sticker on the box saying “McFarlane Platinum Collection”

That is literally the only difference on this box vs the McFarlane Adepta Sororitas Battle Sister. Seriously, even the barcode is the same. And now comes the time when I explain how you can get this variant.

I wonder how many people got this one and sent it back saying they got the wrong thing before realising how much they could have scalped selling it on eBay. Again, it’s not like Mcfarlane’s own website has even bothered explaining what this is. Unless you’re a die-hard Warhammer and McFarlane fan (or haven’t read this post) you won’t know what this even is.

McFarlane Warhammer Figures – Wave 3

McFarlane Adepta Sororitas Battle Sister – Order of the Bloody Rose

100% Identical to the previous releases in terms of the sculpt and accessories, but this time in Red and White.

This is the Mcfarlane/Games Workshop equivalent of issuing Nike Air Force Ones in a new colourway. If you like it, buy it. But despite all the Sisters fans out there, are there enough people into The Order of the Bloody Rose to make this one worthwhile?

Warhammer 40,000 - McFarlane Toys - Sisters of Battle - Order of the Blood Rose - Pose 1

I’d say vote with your wallets, but my worry is that if sales dry up for these figures because of a daft marketing decision, will it be taken as — nobody wants GW Action figures?

Becasue we do want them. we really really do. Just mix in a new sculpt once in a while.

Why not make us a sister with a face, it’s one of the most iconic parts of that army. Female fighters sans helmet. We know you can do faces McFarlane

McFarlane Necron Flayed One

With so many Factions available across the 40k ecosystem, I’m sure that absolutely nobody was looking at this range screaming, we want more Necron action figures.

Warhammer 40,000 - McFarlane Toys - Necron Flayed One - Front

Yes, I know that since Indomitus released, Necron are GW’s tertiary poster boys right now, but when this line was release I was hoping for a bit more range than this.

And if we’re gonna get more Necron models, flayed ones? really?

This particular model doesn’t even have the grotesque grim darkyness of the new Flayed ones from Pariah Nexus

It’s more like the classic GW Flayed One sculpts which were, not great… It’s a beaten up Necron with some flesh lazily hanging off the face and shoulders.

The Body sculpt is identical to the model used in Series 1. Just with the hands swapped out, the skin bits added and a spikey spine. All of the surface battle damage is identical to last years model.

McFarlane Necron Flayed One – Artists Proof

Bizarrely the Artists proof version of a flayed one is actually a different sculpt to the painted version.

Warhammer 40,000 - McFarlane Toys - Necron Flayed One Artist's Proof - Pose 2

And this one, whilst evoking Riff Raff from The Rocky Horror Picture show, actually looks better than the painted version and more Flayed One esque.

My heartfelt opinion at this stage is “meh”, but again, I’m going to buy them all anyway and so are many of you.

McFarlane Warhammer Figures – Wave 4

The biggest wave yet.

Ultramarine Reiver

Oh my,

umm!

What is the nicest way to say that this just looks like lazy work?

That Derpy face mask, the flat chin. the plastic look to the upper leg with terrible mould lines. the blue belts on the waist vs the black ones on the legs? The buckle in the centre of the waist is not central!? What is going off McFarlane!? Have you seen what Reivers look like or did someone just explain it to you over the phone?

Warhammer 40,000 - McFarlane Toys - Series 4 - Reiver

Oh and don’t miss how the weapon is being held. go see the other pics on McFarlane’s website, that is how it is being held. is that the only way it can be held? out at an angle? Either someone in the photography department was having an off day, or someone seriously screwed up when doing QA approval on the sculpt.

it doesn’t look too bad in this pose but check out the proportions on the model profile shoots, again on the website. here’s one Reiver who skipped leg day! (trust me, you can’t unsee it)

It’s almost like Mcfarlane found out that JoyToy were also making Reivers and so figured, we’ll if they are doing it with their quality level. we probably shouldn’t even bother trying too hard.

Ultramarine Reiver – Artists Proof

The artists proof is a better model in that we finally have a Mcfarlane sculpt with a face, and it looks pretty decent to boot.

but again, what is he aiming that grapnel launcher at?

Sgt Pikotaro says “I have a Grapnel, I have a launcher… Ungh…”

Warhammer 40,000 - McFarlane Toys - Series 4 - Reiver Artists Proof

What’s with the massive gaps below the knee plates?

I just feel this could have been done a lot better.

Genestealer

And now for our first Tyranid release since 2014. no, Seriously, it was 2014! yeah…..

I really like this. it’s dynamically posed, joints look well hidden and it is incredibly detailed. the paint job looks solid. sure the final version will be of lower quality, but this still looks pretty darn good.

Warhammer 40,000 - McFarlane Toys - Series 4 - Genestealers

I honestly hope this is a precursor to some new Tyranid releases from GW.

Ymgarl Genestealer – Artists Proof

And now the Ymgarl version, which I prefer as a sculpt. Why is it different to the one above, unlike the original artists proof models that were carbon copies of the printed version? well, to make you buy more. And dammit I will!

Warhammer 40,000 - McFarlane Toys - Series 4 - Ymgarl Genestealer

Really looking forward to seeing these ones painted up by some of you pro’s out there.

Warhammer McFarlane Big Mek

I want to say that I do like this model, I like all of these models. Switching up Necron, SoB and Space Marines for Orks is a welcome addition to this range, but as you see the model below, you can quickly pull the term “big” out of big-mek.

Warhammer 40,000 - McFarlane Toys - Series 4 - Big Mek Model

The mechanical parts of this model are simply too small. Clearly, an artistic change Mcfarlane have selected in order to show more of the actual Ork. but this. and like the remaining models below, just look like normal Boyz.

The BigMek is a trash-beast of a model when compared to your standard infantry, the throw-together Space Marine suit.

Missing here is most of that suit.

Warhammer 40,000 - McFarlane Toys - Series 4 - Big Mek Backpack

The Backpack itself is also a weak point, this backpack is used on standard Meganobz and is nothing like a mega-blasta we’d see on an actual big mek.

Maybe the leak got the names wrong, but a big me this is;t.

Warhammer McFarlane Big Mek Artists Proof

As above, but unpainted. if you are gonna paint one of these, it doesn’t matter which one you get,

Warhammer 40,000 - McFarlane Toys - Series 4 - Big Mek Artists Proof

not pictured, but it also comes with the same backpack.

Warhammer McFarlane Ork Meganob With Buzzsaw

Once again, not as hulking or armour-clad as your tabletop Meganobz, but as they are a rank & file model, I’m not too fussed. they look good.

Warhammer 40,000 - McFarlane Toys - Series 4 - Warhammer Mcfarlane Ork Meganob With Shoota

The differences in this model include the head sculpt, weapons and chest plate.

Warhammer 40,000 - McFarlane Toys - Series 4 - Warhammer Mcfarlane Ork Meganob With Shoota backpack & Jaw

This model also comes with a backpack and iron jaw.

Warhammer McFarlane Ork Meganob With Shoota

Finally the Meganob with Shoota. looks fairly decent again, if just not quite meganob.

Warhammer 40,000 - McFarlane Toys - Series 4 - Ork Meganob With Shoota

The only changes again are the weapon loadout chest plate and head sculpt

Warhammer 40,000 - McFarlane Toys - Series 4 - Ork Meganob With Shoota Backpack & Jaw

You do get a backpack with a slightly different banner, the jaw is identical but painted in different colours.

Warhammer Mcfarlane Raven Guard Space Marine (Rumoured)

Interesting. Though I would have expected Dark Angels, Space Wolves, Imperial Fists or Salamanders first.

Warhammer 40,000 - McFarlane Toys - Series 4 - Raven Guard

When I think of what is specific to Ravenuard, I think of Pointy Helmets, Feathers and Jump Packs. We can only hope. I half expect this would be little more than a colour scheme change of an existing model.

There’s no indication whether this is going to be based on the Primaris Sculpt or the new Reiver Sculpt. As it has an Artists Proof version available it does indicate that at least some of this sculpt is different to the previous releases.

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