Friday, March 23, 2012

McFarlane Toys Announces Second Series for The Walking Dead TV Series

Great things are happening for The Walking Dead fans! We have an amazing comic series, incredible television series on AMC, and action figures from McFarlane Toys. What more can we ask for? How about an announcement about making a second series for The Walking Dead TV series?

It’s officially a record-breaking show! AMC’s The Walking Dead is not only our favorite TV show, but now more than 9 million viewers have helped set a ratings record for the network by tuning into the second season final episode.

With the second season full of massive surprises, shocking deaths and plot twists around nearly every corner, we have already started obsessing over where season three will take the survivors, and which new upcoming characters and zombies will take over toy aisles and office cubicles nationwide this fall.

So, while legions of fans are anxiously waiting for season three to start, McFarlane Toys is increasing the anticipation with the announcement of its second series of The Walking Dead Action figures, slated to hit store shelves in October 2012.

“As fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead series, our toy company is having a blast creating these figures with all the details and features iconic to the show’s favorite characters,” said Todd McFarlane. “My goal is to put out very intriguing figures and push the envelope, so that the true essence of the show is captured for all the fans.”

So, let the obsession begin, The Walking Dead second series of deluxe figures will include both fan favorite survivors and zombies:

Rick Grimes 2 – The small-town sheriff’s turned-hero and leader of the survivors during the zombie apocalypse, Rick continues to struggle with his moral convictions in season two. The deputy is definitely keeping fans guessing on what his next shocking decision will be. Rick will be featured as a brand-new sculpt in his civilian attire, prevalent in season two.

Shane Walsh – Rick’s partner and loyal friend has become the antagonist of season two. Shane will be featured in tactical attire with his newly buzzed haircut. Love him or hate him, we can’t wait for his next move.

Bicycle Girl Zombie – The maimed zombie girl shown crawling next to her bicycle in a park turned out to be one of the most iconic zombies from season one. She is also the first zombie Deputy Rick Grimes encountered in the season one opener.

Well Zombie – A rotten, bloated zombie surprise resting at the bottom of Hershel’s water well that the survivors eventually attempt to hoist out by using Glen as bait. This is by far one of the sickest looking zombies seen yet on the series, and our figure is one dead on, stomach-churning replica.

RV Zombie – During the opening scene of season two, one of the most intense scenes happens as a mob of flesh-eating zombies swarm the group. Unaware of the flesh-eating zombie onslaught, Andrea becomes trapped in the recreational vehicle when one climbs aboard. Under attack from this “RV” Zombie, Andrea fights back, stabbing the zombie in the eyeball with a screwdriver.

Each human figure includes multiple interchangeable accessories and several points of articulation for limitless playability and customization. Each zombie figure features unique, gory play action. Figures are expected to sell for around $12.99 to $14.99 at stores nationwide.

There is still time to start collecting McFarlane Toys’ first series of The Walking Dead TV Series 1 figures. The figures are now available at Wal-Mart, GameStop, Barnes and Barnes & Noble, Hastings Entertainment, Toys ‘R’ Us, and comic book and specialty stores nationwide.  

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