I’ve been seeing these new McFarlane Toys The Walking Dead 7″ Action Figures for a while and was excited about the fact that they scaled perfectly with the Neca figures that I have collected over the years. These McFarlane figures are not action figures at all since the only thing that moves is the head — slightly. The figure looks phenomenal but you better like the character’s stance, because you can’t change it!
The Walking Dead has had such an impact on the world of horror, and it’s exciting to see a property like this in the mainstream media. Zombies have always been a favorite monster in horror flicks, but Robert Kirkman’s take on the monsters, and the people who are forced to deal with them, has truly been incredible to follow. No television show has ever produced such gut wrenching and horrific shows week after week. Officer Rick Grimes and his crew manage to survive by any means necessary, and now there is finally a 7″ figure available for action figure collectors.
I buy action figures that are highly-detailed, and look like they are living and breathing when I photograph them. This new line of Walking Dead figures by McFarlane Toys certainly looks great, but I’m not going to get too many great shots out of a single pose. Of course, that’s not gonna keep me from trying!
This Rick Grimes figure is so incredibly life-like, probably BECAUSE of the fact that there is almost no articulation. McFarlane didn’t need to accommodate joints or seams and could focus 100% on the sculpt.
These Walking Dead figures may have riled up collectors of the 5″ line of figures, but for me, I’m happy that McFarlane Toys decided to go with this larger scale. I just hope that in the next few years they decide to add some poseability to these guys.