McFarlane Toys to Make a Line of The Walking Dead Action Figures!


rickgrimes McFarlane Toys have announced a new series of The Walking Dead action figures. The figures will be released in two lines, with one based on the comic book series and one based on the hit television series.

The first set of four figures, based on The Walking Dead comic, will hit shelves in September and will include Officer Rick Grimes, Michonne, Zombie Lurker, and Zombie Roamer. The second line, based on the television series will follow in November, with figures based on Deputy Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon, Zombie Walker, and Zombie Biter.

Find the official press released posted below, as well as a look at the first revealed figures, Zombie Lurker, Officer Rick Grimes, and an unpainted version of Michone (nicked from MTV).

McFarlane Toys will unveil the rest of the figures at this weekend’s Toy Fair 2011 convention.

Official press release:

McFarlane Toys to Bring “THE WALKING DEAD” Action Figure Lines to Fans Worldwide

Collectibles from AMC’s original TV Series and Robert Kirkman’s Bestselling Comic Coming Fall 2011

walkingdead Tempe, Ariz.— February 10, 2021 - In one the most creative action figure collaborations of 2011, 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.

“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.”

michonne-twd The first series of deluxe 6-inch figures is releasing in September 2011, includes four fan-favorite characters from the Image comic book including:

Officer Rick Grimes
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:

Deputy Rick Grimes
Daryl Dixon
Zombie Walker
Zombie Biter

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.

walking-dead “I simply cannot contain my excitement over working with McFarlane Toys,” said Robert Kirkman, creator of “The Walking Dead” comic-book series. “For nearly two decades McFarlane Toys have proven themselves to be  leading the pack when it comes to making cool looking, innovative toys, and I’m thrilled that they’re going to continue to do so with ‘The Walking Dead.”

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The series tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The comic goes on to explore the challenges of life in a world overrun by zombies who take a toll on the survivors, and sometimes the interpersonal conflicts present a greater danger to their continuing survival than the zombies that roam the country. Over time, the characters are changed by the constant exposure to death and some grow willing to do anything to survive. AMC’s “The Walking Dead” attracted 3.5 million adults in the 18-49 demo making it the most watched drama series in basic cable history for the demo. The series was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Drama.

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  1. [...] Last week, McFarlane Toys announced that they would be a new series of The Walking Dead action figures. The figures will be released in two lines, with one based on the comic book series and one based on the hit television series. To see the official press release, as well as the official photos of the first four figures in the line, click here. [...]

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