This series was released in July 2001 and really fueled the direction of my collection. I started viewing action figures as a work of art (although at times gruesome and horrific). I was a big fan of Clive Barker at the time and read his books voraciously. Below is the first series of action figures he created with Todd McFarlane. Each one came with a small section of a novella that Barker wrote with these characters as his centerpiece.