McFARLANE TOYS AND CUPHEAD™ MAKE A DEAL (BUT NOT WITH THE DEVIL) TO CREATE McFARLANE CONSTRUCTION SETS
July 18, 2018

TEMPE, ARIZONA, — July 17, 2018 It’s a good day for a swell addition to the McFarlane Toys Construction Set portfolio. Beginning in Fall 2019, McFarlane Toys plans to bring the award-winning video game Cuphead™ to life with Cuphead™ Construction Sets!

Cuphead™ is a classic run-and-gun action game heavily focused on boss battles and inspired by cartoons of the 1930s. Traversing vibrant worlds brought to life by traditional hand-drawn cel animation, players guide Cuphead or his pal Mugman on their perilous journey to pay back their debt to the devil. Along the way, they’ll acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves and discover hidden secrets.

To date, Cuphead™ has sold over two million copies worldwide, and is celebrated by fans for its arcade-action gameplay, signature art style, and award-winning soundtrack featuring almost three hours of original jazz, early big band, and ragtime music. The game has won over 20 major awards, including Xbox One’s Game of the Year and Special Achievement in Animation at the 45th Annual Annie Awards.

McFarlane Toys will stay true to the incredible detail of Cuphead’s™ hand-drawn 1930s art style. Each Construction Set will focus on Cuphead, Mugman and the game’s iconic bosses, incorporating memorable scenes from all across Inkwell Isle, where the game takes place. The Construction Sets will range from around 100 to 300 pieces.

“It’s easy to get lost in the visuals of this game… that’s how stunning it is!” said Todd McFarlane, Owner and CEO of McFarlane Toys. “Studio MDHR has created a world that is gorgeous and unique, and we can’t wait to make toys just as beautiful as the game they are based on.”

The Cuphead™ Construction Sets will be available at major retail locations beginning Fall 2019.  Cuphead fans will be able to see construction set prototypes on display to the public for the first time at San Diego Comic Con July 18-22 in Diamond Comics booth #2401. Fans of both McFarlane Toys and Cuphead™ can check www.mcfarlane.com and the McFarlane Toys social media channels for updates and news.

ABOUT McFARLANE TOYS

Grammy-and Emmy-winning producer/director Todd McFarlane, creator of Spawn, is the creative force behind McFarlane Toys, one of America’s top action figure manufacturers. McFarlane Toys has become an industry leader, redefining the standards within the action figure market. For complete information on this pop-culture powerhouse, visit http://www.mcfarlane.com; http://www.facebook.com/mcfarlanetoys; http://www.twitter.com/Todd_McFarlane and http://www.instagram.com/mcfarlane_toys_official.

ABOUT STUDIO MDHR
Having launched exclusively on console for Xbox One as well as Windows 10 PC, Steam and GOG on September 29, 2017 the highly-anticipated title from Studio MDHR, CUPHEAD™ is a classic run-and-gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e., traditional hand-drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds and original jazz recordings. Play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or local co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful supermoves and discover hidden secrets while you try to pay back your debt to the devil!

ABOUT KING FEATURES
King Features, a member of the Hearst Entertainment & Syndication Group, is the world’s premier distributor of comics, columns, puzzles and games to print and digital outlets worldwide. One of the largest and most experienced organizations in classic consumer product merchandising and licensing, King represents some of the most recognizable iconic property franchises, including “Popeye,” “Betty Boop,” “Flash Gordon,” “The Phantom,” “Mandrake the Magician” and “Hägar the Horrible.” For more information, please visit www.kingfeatures.com/licensing.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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