This fall Mcfarlane Toys will be releasing the two waves of action figures based Robert Kirkman’s popluar comic book and AMC television series The Walking Dead. Mcfarlane Toys was an obvious choice for the figure line as Todd Mcfarlane himself is one of the founders of Image Comics, the publisher to which The Walking Dead belongs.
Here is part of the official press release:
The first series of deluxe 6-inch figures is releasing in September 2011, includes four fan-favorite characters from the Image comic book including:
THE WALKING DEAD Series 1
Officer Rick Grimes
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
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.
I think its cool that they are releasing different figures for both the comic book forms of the characters as well as how they appear in the television series. A nice touch. Even nice is that the release date for the first wave of figures will make a nice lead-in to the airing of the second season of the television series on AMC which is expected to air in October, as it did for its premiere last year.
More images and information about the action figure line is expected to be revealed at this weekends New York Toy Fair.