McFarlane Toys’ Collectors Club continues to bring fans the most exciting statues ever created, and their next resin statue is a true collector’s dream. Check out Michonne from The Walking Dead comics!
From the Press Release:
The meticulous sculpted and hand-painted statue captures Michonne, the woman transformed by pain and loss, as she is thrust into the role of a badass zombie warrior and battles endless hordes of flesh-eaters in an unforgiving post-apocalyptic world.
The beautifully detailed piece shows fan-favorite Michonne doing what she does best: killing walkers with not one, but two swords! The statue stands approximately 14.5 inches high and comes with a 360-degree rotating, highly detailed gory base so you can view the gruesome action at every angle. This statue is limited to no more than 1,500 pieces, with each sequentially numbered piece being hand-signed by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. As an added bonus, each box will include a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Todd McFarlane.
“Obviously, the sculpting team at McFarlane really outdid themselves. I think this is a really remarkable piece of art,” says The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. “Michonne is a very cool character – she’s definitely the most action-oriented character from the series, and I really liked the idea of letting the McFarlane team run wild and do their own take on Michonne.”
The limited edition statue retails at $295 with FREE Shipping (only available in US and Canada). Pre-ordering begins at 12:00 boon (EST) on Monday, February 11, 2013. United States and Canada residents can pre-order their statues exclusively from the McFarlane Toys Online Store.
With acute attention to every decaying detail, the Michonne statue was created, developed and designed by Todd McFarlane and his award-winning McFarlane Toys design group, in conjunction with Robert Kirkman and Skybound Entertainment.
This resin statue is planned to ship 3rd Quarter 2013.
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Vintage Toy Finder ALERT! If You Collect This Is a MUST-READ!
Anyone who knows me knows that when it comes to collectibles, I’m like a moth to a flame. Especially vintage toys. I, like many of you, grew up in a dysfunctional family circus. When I reached a certain age, my parents saw fit to take my most beloved toys and give them away to younger kids or just trash them completely. I’m still devastated. My childhood was pretty much nil, and I’ve been swimming in chaos ever since.
Once things finally “calmed down” a bit, I began reclaiming these relics of happier times. Damned straight I got an 18″ Kenner Alien, a Stretch X-Ray doll, a Mighty Men and Monster Maker, the Bermuda Triangle board game, etc. I revel in them as few items make me as happy as they do. As a result I always keep my eye out for things, specifically horror related toys I may have missed.
Enter 1967’s Ka-Bala, the most insane and intricate Ouija board I’ve ever seen. I don’t use Ouijas, but once I saw this, it was love at first shiver. The problem with collecting toys like this is that rarely can you find them complete. For Christmas Debi tracked down Ka-Bala for me, BUT we were missing the instructions. There’s not much sense in playing or having a board game if you don’t know said rules.
I scoured the Internet but only came up with a few sites that were charging astronomical prices for replacement parts and/or instructions. It was ludicrous. So I busted out my Creepy resources and asked our resident board game loony David Hahn, who writes Last Meeple Standing for us, for some help. Within days he and his wondrous wife, Tiffany (who also works with David on Meeple), led me to a site called Lost and Found Vintage Toys maintained by Brenda Roudabush.
Brenda, who says she has “gotten to play happiness broker several times reuniting vintage kids with their old long lost toys,” got right to work and sent me some amazing scans of the instructions and more.
After piquing my interest with her knowledge of such things, I can’t recommend her more. If you’re a collector, and chances are very good that you are because, well you’re reading this, make sure to check out the site listed above. It’s like an encyclopedia of happiness! Enjoy, and tell her Creepy sent ya!
For even more fun check out my other go-to toy site, Raymond Castile’s Gallery of Monster Toys. Quick trivia re Ray… He’s the spitting image of Coffin Joe and played young Zé do Caixão in José Mojica Marins’ 2008 film Embodiment of Evil. How friggin’ cool is that? It’s a small and sometimes wonderful world, I tell ya!
Gremlins 2 Blind Bag Is Adorable and Awesome
“G2, baby. G2!”
I’m not going to lie to you guys and say that I know what this Blind Bag Collection is. It seems from the slick name that one shouldn’t know what’s exactly inside… but maybe I’m missing something.
Anyhow, none of that really matters as long as the Blind Bag Collection boasts such awesome shite as this Gremlins 2: The New Batch one from Monogram International does, then it’s all good.
The set seems to include a collection figural keyrings that include such classic Gremlins characters as Combat Gizmo, Brownie, Penny, Phantom, Stripe, Greta, Gizmo, Flasher, George, and Lightning Gremlin and Bat Gremlin.
You can check out pics from the “Gremlins Series 2 Blind Bag Collection” below as well as a fun unboxing video. After all that make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think!
For more cool stuff, make sure to check out Monogram International on Facebook HERE.
Diamond Select Ghostbusters Rooftop to DIE For!
When it comes to Ghostbusters themed collectibles, few companies do it better than Diamond Select. Our intrepid purveyor of all that is plastic, Paul “Nomad” Nicholasi, has put up a genius look at one of their newest pieces and more over at his Idle Hands blog; and if you ain’t ‘fraid of no ghosts, we suggest you read on for details.
Diamond’s Deluxe Ghostbusters Figures come with a piece of a rooftop that once you collect all figures assemble into a rooftop climax diorama scene in which to place your plastic! To get the full Build-a-Rooftop diorama set, you need to collect:
- Ray Stanz, Winston Zeddemore, and Louis Tully
- Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler, and Dana Barrett as Zuul
- Slimer, Janine Melnitz, and Quittin’ Time Ray
- Gozer the Gozerian, Walter Peck, and Slimed Peter
- The Library Ghost, the Taxi Driver Zombie, and a Terror Dog
Check out some sample images below, and then head on over to Paul’s Idle Hands blog to see even more! He has some pretty interesting “things” joining our 4 heroes, and it’s a lot of fun!
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