Figures this week reported that McFarlane Toys has announced the lineup for their third assortment of comic book based “The Walking Dead” action figures. We now have the first prototype images, courtesy of Bigbadtoystore.
Slated for release in June 2014, “The Walking Dead Comic Book” Series 3 will consist of the following…
RICK GRIMES: Our latest Rick Grimes action figure features the main character of The Walking Dead as he appeared following the fall of the prison. After losing his new home, his right hand, his wife, and even his newborn daughter to the Governor, a tougher, harsher Rick emerged from the rubble. Far from his beginnings as a clean-cut sheriff, this new version of Rick shows the scars of survival and loss that have shaped him throughout his struggle to survive. Figure features a bandaged stump on his right arm; long, unkempt hair and beard; and a ragged t-shirt with jeans. This battle-hardened version of Rick also comes heavily armed – ready to stop any threat, whether living or undead. Figure includes hatchet, revolver, shotgun, and rifle.
ANDREA: One of the original members of the Atlanta camp, Andrea has grown to become a capable defender of Rick Grimes and his band of survivors. Although she had never fired a gun before, Andrea discovered she had a natural skill with firearms, quickly becoming an expert sharpshooter and defending the group through the scope of a rifle. Like Rick, she has suffered pain and loss, and been left scarred – both with the physical scars of an attack from a knife-wielding serial killer, and the emotional scars of losing her sister and her beloved Dale. Our figure of Andrea features this skilled marksman in her prison aftermath attire of a tank top, torn jeans, and gloves. Figure includes her signature scoped rifle, plus a pistol and a knife for closer-range threats.
PUNK ZOMBIE: Our Punk Rock Zombie blends the horror of zombies with the rebellious aesthetics of punk rock to create a visually unique and unforgettable figure. Inspired by page 17 of The Walking Dead #30, you’ll need something bigger than a safety pin to fend off this foe! As the prison survivors brace for an attack from the Governor, Dale spots Tyreese returning from a dangerous mission. With only his suit of riot gear to protect him, Tyreese charges through a field full of walkers – including one with a tall, punk mohawk. Our interpretation of this distinctive undead shambler fills out what isn’t shown in the comic, adding classic punk details like a spiked collar and cuffs, studded belt with anarchy buckle, ripped jeans, and combat boots. Figure also comes with guitar accessory – so your survivors can wield an “axe” against the rest of your zombie hordes.
DWIGHT: A relatively new addition to The Walking Dead, Dwight was introduced in the memorable “Something to Fear” storyline surrounding the series’ shocking 100th issue. A top lieutenant of Negan and his so-called “Saviors,” Dwight led an attack on Rick’s group in the Alexandria safe zone. Using his signature crossbow, Dwight suddenly and unexpectedly killed a major character, dealing a crushing blow to the sheltered community. Life under Negan’s rule has not been kind to Dwight. When his wife disobeyed Negan’s draconian rules, he punished them both by branding and scarring Dwight’s face with a hot iron. Such treatment has pushed Dwight to rebellion. Now a double-agent, Dwight is working with Rick and the combined forces of Alexandria, the Hilltop, and the Kingdom to overthrow the ruthless dictator. Our figure of Dwight features the scarred Savior in his sleeveless shirt and vest, complete with bandages and burned face. Figure includes Dwight’s crossbow and a hook to attach it to his belt.