McFarlane Toys will not disappoint fans of The Walking Dead this year when it comes to the latest wave of collectibles and action figures and limited edition statues based on both the smash hit AMC show and the comic book series. The show began its run of part two of Season Three last Sunday and returned to the air with record ratings, so it goes without saying the public’s fascination with all things zombies is not waning in popularity.
I stopped by the McFalane Toys booth again this year at the 2013 Toy Fair to see what’s on the horizon for fans and collectors. For starters, in the fall we can look forward to the Season Three Limited Edition Blu-Ray. For the case, McFarlane meticulously re-created The Governor’s creepy secret tank full of decapitated zombie heads, and created from scans of the actual props from the set for the utmost of authenticity. It will go along nicely with the Season Two Box Set which was housed in a gruesome flip-up Zombie head, which I talked to Todd McFarlane about last year.
Hitting stores in March are the Series 3 figures based on the TV show which include Michonne, her two zombie pets, Merle Dixon and the Autopsy Zombie.
Set for the fall in the Series Four line is the Carl Grimes 2 Up Figure, along with The Governor, Andrea, Riot Gear Zombie and Riot Gear Masked Zombie.
The latest limited edition resin statue depicts ass-kicking Michonne taking out a pair of zombies. McFarlane Toys went out in a limb and armed the popular character (played by Danai Gurira on the AMC series) with two swords. Each of the 1500 pieces will be individually numbered with an inscription from creator Robert Kirkman, stand over 14 inches tall, has a 360 degree rotating base, and will come with a certificate of authenticity hand-signed by Todd McFarlane.