McFarlane Toys is an action figure subsidiary for Todd McFarlane Productions Inc. that produces models of aspects from various pop culture-related phenomenon, including comics, movies, video games, sports, and music. It was founded in 1994 as Todd's Toys, although Mattel forced them to alter their name due to fear of that it would be confused with Barbie's younger brother.

They were the distributors of various Metal Gear Solid action figures (1999) up to Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2002).

The Metal Gear Solid series consisted of 8 action figures, as well as 3 special editions, 2 bundles and 2 Toy Fair exclusives. Each figure is fully poseable and comes with accessories of weapons and equipment that appear in the game.

The Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty series consisted of 6 action figures, each coming with accessories and a exclusive figure part to build up a exclusive 7th figure. The figure in question is Metal Gear RAY. A contest was eventually held where fans had to answer trivia questions relating to the development of Metal Gear Solid 2, and winners would get autographed versions of the action figure set.[1]

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

The company was given an in-universe appearance at a few points: During the Tanker Incident in 2007, Solid Snake discovered a McFarlane Toys replica of Vulcan Raven, although because it was near a light, it initially gave off the illusion that Raven himself had somehow returned from the dead and was awaiting Snake. During the Big Shell Incident in 2009, Raiden would later encounter this action figure among the debris of Shell H, while attempting to locate Emma Emmerich.

McFarlane Toys was also implied to have frequently delivered action figures over to the Big Shell, which the personnel frequently placed in storage.

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