It’s been 7 long years since McFarlane Toys abandoned their acclaimed horror line MOVIE MANIACS, so it’s exciting to see them get back in the game with these – two series of action figures based on THE WALKING DEAD.
In an interesting move, the first wave of figures will feature a selection of characters in their comicbook form, the second based on their TV counterparts.
Here’s our first peek at Series 1, courtesy of Spawn.com:
“OFFICER RICK GRIMES - A small-town police officer shot in the line of duty, Rick Grimes awoke from a coma to find the world overrun by zombies. Searching for his wife and son, Rick found his missing family seeking refuge in a camp of survivors on the outskirts of Atlanta. His police background and natural leadership qualities earned him the respect of his fellow survivors, who soon looked to him as their new leader.”
“MICHONNE - Not long after moving into the fortress-like prison, Rick and his group of survivors were approached by a mysterious visitor from the zombie wasteland. With sword in hand, and two leashed zombies in tow, Michonne came to the prison seeking safety and shelter. Little did she know -- it would lead to her greatest enemy. Michonne survived the horrors of Woodbury, and her fearlessness and weapon proficiency quickly earned her a place as a trusted defender of the group.”
“ZOMBIE LURKER - To Rick's group of survivors, there are two types of zombies. "Roamers" are the ones that actively wander around, while "Lurkers" remain still until disturbed by a living creature. Like a Lurker, this figure comes with a gory surprise, just waiting for a human to get too close – this zombie really has a problem keeping it together!”
“ZOMBIE ROAMER - The only sure way to stop a zombie in The Walking Dead is to destroy its brain – and this figure illustrates that important fact in gruesome detail with exploding brain play action sure to both disgust and amaze!”
Collect them all when Wave 1 hits this September! Seriously, do. It will be a great shame if these go the same way as the abandoned LOST line - only 9 figures ever produced - I still want my Benjamin Linus figure, dammit!
And here's a sneak peek of Wave 2, out in November!
"RICK GRIMES: After waking from a coma in an abandoned hospital, deputy Rick Grimes finds the world he knew gone -- ravaged by a zombie epidemic of apocalyptic proportions. McFarlane's figure of Rick features the exact likeness of the actor, taken from a 3D scan of Andrew Lincoln himself. Figure comes with revolver, shotgun, walkie talkie, baseball bat, and hand grenade accessories. Rick goes perfectly with the Zombie Walker figure, also in The Walking Dead Television Series 1."
"DARYL DIXON: An abrasive survivalist, and brother of the outspoken racist Merle, Daryl Dixon is an all-new character created specifically for the hit AMC television show. Our figure of Daryl features the exact likeness of the actor, taken from a 3D scan of Norman Reedus himself. Figure comes with crossbow, hunting knife, fire axe, pick axe, and even a string of squirrels. Daryl goes perfectly with the Zombie Biter figure, also in The Walking Dead Season 1."
"ZOMBIE BITER - This gruesome Zombie Biter was an important part of fans' introduction to Daryl Dixon. Found feeding on a deer in the forest near the survivors' camp, the Zombie Biter was beheaded by the group — but didn't stop until Daryl arrived and shot it in the brain with his signature crossbow."
"ZOMBIE WALKER - This memorable Zombie Walker, clad in a dirty business suit, was encountered by Rick during his first excursion into Atlanta. Upon Rick's arrival, the walker rose from the wreckage of a city bus and followed Rick to an abandoned tank. This figure features all the attention to detail that McFarlane Toys is known for. Plus, like all of our The Walking Dead zombie figures, the Zombie Walker features unique playaction for even more fun. This one includes a special wind-up feature so your Zombie Walker will actually walk!"
(Is it just me, or does that zombie bear an uncanny resemblance to Jim Carrey?)
Planning on picking these up, or unlike us do you have a life? Let us know with your comments below!