By Zack Smith
A ton of new Walking Dead action figures from McFarlane Toys are available for pre-order on Big Bad Toy Store with pictures – but you’d better act fast, as they’re going faster than human victims in a zombie uprising! …too soon?
Featuring detailed sculpting and for the most part, 22 points of articulation (fewer when, um, certain appendages that could be articulated have been, shall we say, violently removed), Series 4 features Andrea, Carl, two Riot Gear Zombies, everybody’s favorite psycho The Governor and, wait for it, a two-pack of fan-favorite survivalist brothers Daryl and Merle Dixon!
By Zack Smith
Fans of Image Comics’ "The Walking Dead" and AMC’s hit TV series can now enjoy a plastic “Bloody Black-and-White” version of Michonne, the series’ blade-wielding zombie-slayer, and her dismembered zombie companions!
Even though McFarlane Toys seems like a big company considering its amazing figures from such awesome lines as "The Walking Dead," "Halo," and multiple movies over the years, it really is an independent operation. It can't compete with the huge billion dollar companies like Hasbro and Mattel, and that's something that irks CEO Todd McFarlane. "Every time there's a really big license, they back up the breach truck, they dump the cash. And I can't compete with them." When asked about which license he would work on if he could, McFarlane said that he wishes he could strike a very unique deal with said huge companies. He said, "You are the master license of it, but McFarane gets to make one figure."
Find out which ONE figure he would do, if he had access to the licenses that are currently in the hands of the big boys in our Toy Fair video below:
Todd McFarlane was on hand at Toy Fair to unleash the next horde of the zombies and humans from "The Walking Dead" TV Series 3 and 4. The line includes (get out of here) Carl 2-Up Deco, Merle, several zombies and a special Michonne pack with two zombie pets. Check out more from Todd himself in our video tour of McFarlane's booth below!
Last month, Rob Liefeld released several pages from his screenplay "iCons" about the birth of Image Comics, along with a few casting suggestions. In adition to Liefeld's pick of Chris Pine to play him, he suggested Geoffrey Arend as Jim Valentino, Joe Mangeniello as Marc Silvestri, Rob Corddry as Erik Larsen, John Cho as Jim Lee, Richard Jenkins as Larry Marder, Tony Sirico as Tom DeFalco, Dabney Coleman as Terry Stewart, and cracked-out "Fighter"-era Christian Bale as Todd McFarlane.
By Zack Smith
Fans of AMC’s zombie sensation "The Walking Dead" are psyched for its return on Sunday, Feb.10 – but we think they’re going to be just as psyched by a new Blu-Ray set that lets you re create the twisted Governor’s “TV” set-up in their home.
In this exclusive first look, gaze upon "The Walking Dead" Third Season Limited Edition Blu-Ray Case– which with a little water, gives you a tank-full of violently decapitated heads, just like The Governor on the show. It’s the coolest/grossest DVD case ever, and we’ve got thoughts from "The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman and Todd McFarlane, whose company McFarlane Toys designed it.
By Zack Smith
Fans of "The Walking Dead’s" zombie-slaying swordswoman Michonne had better start saving their pennies – a new Michonne resin statue is coming from McFarlane Toys this June, and it’s got more Walker-stabbing action than you can handle.
Holy cow, Halo fans have we got a Twitter giveaway for you!
Season 3 of AMC's "The Walking Dead" roams its way onto TV October, 14th, so what better time to bring you a closer look at the latest set of show-based action figures from McFarlane Toys?! Rick Grimes, Shane Walsh, The Bicycle Girl Zombie (from season 1), the R.V. Zombie, and the Well Zombie make up the latest assortment and are just as putrid and show accurate as the last ones. I'm packing all five figures into this one measly review, so make sure to scroll all the way through for a ton of gore-filled, plastic goodness!
As the release for Halo 4 reaches ever closer, like the Covenant's control of space, the anticipation for another mission for John-117 is becoming almost too much to bare! Thankfully, a s**tload of merchandise has started amassing on store shelves, including a ton of action figures and vehicles, of varying scales, from Halo mainstay McFarlane Toys, and they recently airdropped a full regiment of Halo 4 Series 1 action figures for us to review!
We know you're probably screaming at your screen,"Can they really be that much different from everything else McFarlane has put out before?" Well, read on to find out!-- and quit all that yelling! You're gonna freak out your co-workers.
Fresh on the heels of their Haunt statue, McFarlane Toys has given us an exclusive First Look at the new Curse of Spawn resin statue, available exclusively to members of the McFarlane Toys Collector's Club! It's limited to only 1000 pieces and is not only autographed by Todd McFarlane, but also comes with an exclusive limited & numbered Curse of Spawn lithograph.
Read on for more on the Curse of Spawn statue, including more photos and an interview with Spawn-creator Todd McFarlane!
Do you ever have one of those days where the ghost of your recently-deceased brother inhabits your body before your forced to defend yourself from government assassins and the like? No? Well then, consider yourself lucky-- and you're obviously not the true-life basis for Image Comics' Haunt. Still, if that's what you're into (or if you just like the incredibly cool design of the Kilgore brother's alter-ego) then McFarlane Toys has a statue for you! Like the previously-released Spawn statues, this limited edition piece is signed by Todd McFarlane, except this time there's the added bonus of Haunt co-creator Robert Kirkman's name scribbled on there too!
Read on for a closer look at the Haunt statue, along with all the info from McFarlane Toys!
Toys"R"Us and Entertainment Earth are not only going to have exclusive action figures for the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International, but they're even bringing along a few toys that you can get early, before they hit TRU shelves later this summer and fall! From an Adventure Time two-pack of Finn and Fiona, to an extremely stealthy Predator, and even 4 massive Heroes in a Half-Shell, there's a little something for everybody-- so go ahead and expect a long-ass line! Still, if you purchase any of the TRU-exclusives at the E.E. booth, you'll also receive a free limited edition gold Monsuno Lock and Core figure, while they last.