Collecting: The Walking Dead Action Figure

Published on February 10th, 2011

Do you enjoy Robert Kirbman’s The Walking Dead” comic book or how about the original series on AMC. How would  you like to have some figures? Thanks to McFarlane Toys announced today two separate deals concerning the licensing rights of “The Walking Dead.” The first is with AMC to create action figures based on the original series that premiered on the network in October of last year. The second is with Robert Kirkman to also create action figures based on the comic-book series created by him. This is the first time action figures have been produced and both lines are available to retailers this Fall. The first series of deluxe 6-inch figures is releasing in September 2011, includes four fan-favorite characters from the Image comicbook including:

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THE WALKING DEAD Series 1

  • Officer Rick Grimes
  • Michonne
  • Zombie Lurker
  • Zombie Roamer

The second series of deluxe 6-inch figures is revealed in November 2011 and introduces four figures based on AMC’s original drama including:

THE WALKING DEAD Series 2

  • Deputy Rick Grimes
  • Daryl Dixon
  • Zombie Walker
  • Zombie Biter

My self I know I can’t wait to get my hands on Michonne and Officer Rick Grimes. I would love to know if there is a variant with Officer Rick Grimes with only one hand?  or maybe just a black and white figure. I don’t care about the series 2 figure from the TV show. Here what Tod McFarlane had to say about this new toys.

“Kirkman has created a world that is macabre and suspenseful with deeply-drawn characters: both human and zombies,” said Todd McFarlane, McFarlane Toys, creative force and CEO.  “Working with the creative talents of Kirkman and AMC, we have planned figures lines that authentically represent both the television and comic series – including mind-blowing details, likenesses and play action.  We want to push the envelope so that the true essence of ‘The Walking Dead’ series is captured.”

Each human figure includes multiple interchangeable accessories and several points of articulation for limitless possibility and customization. Each zombie figure features unique, gory, play action such as exploding heads and removable limbs. Figures are expected to sell for around $14.99 at retailers nationwide.

We will have full coverage of these figures so stay tuned to ComicImpact when they hit stores.

Simon Daoudi
Simon@ComicImpact.com