Series 5 of McFarlane Toys’ awesome line of collectibles from “The Walking Dead” isn’t coming until 2014, but we have a look at the set right here along with pre-order info.
Based off fan-favorite characters from the AMC TV version of Robert Kirkman’s “The Walking Dead,” these 5-inch scale action figures sport interchangeable accessories and multiple points of articulation. Collect every blood-curdling one!
This Series 5 set contains five individually packaged figures (subject to change):
1x Merle Walker
1x Charred Walker
With his uncanny ability to move in and out of perilous situations, Glenn has become Rick’s “go-to-town” expert. Throughout the apocalypse Glenn has proven himself a vital cog to the survival of the original Atlanta group. Through his bravery and selflessness, Glenn has also caught the eye of the Hershel’s daughter, Maggie. This action figure comes with approximately 22 points of articulation, handgun with leg holster, knife with hip sheath, broken bloody pipe, and alternate head with bloodied face.
Out of food, supplies, and options, Tyreese is forced to lead a small band of survivors into the walker-infested landscape of Atlanta in search of provisions and safety. With his sister Sasha by his side, Tyreese and his group stumble into the prison, where they are rescued and taken in by Rick’s son, Carl. This action figure comes with approximately 22 points of articulation, hammer, shotgun, and a silenced pistol that fans will instantly recognize.
Maggie is the eldest of Hershel’s daughters, and it is apparent she is not your typical girl from the farm. Beautiful and headstrong, her qualities quickly attracted Glenn’s attention, and he wasted no time making his feelings known in this new unpredictably dangerous world. They proved that even in a zombie apocalypse, love can flourish. This action figure comes with approximately 22 points of articulation, knife with hip sheath, assault rifle, and pistol.
It is now clear what it takes to take down a Walker… Destroy the brain! Anything short of that could be a death sentence for any living human. As the Governor’s Woodbury camp and Rick’s group engage in full-out warfare, one of the Governor’s main weapons is sabotaged by fire and gasoline when his screamer pit is ignited in a ball of flames! But fear not; with brains intact, this Charred Walker’s taste for flesh continues! This action figure comes with approximately 5 points of articulation, gas can, and disk base.
After being left for dead in Season 1, Merle Dixon, brother of Daryl, made his return as The Governor’s left-hand man (he lost his right) in Season 3! After reuniting with his baby bother, Merle began searching for redemption but instead met his demise. Daryl eventually finds his brother converted into a bloodied walker. This action figure comes with approximately 22 points of articulation and a prosthetic arm with prison shiv.
Check out an early look at the set below, and click here to pre-order “The Walking Dead” Series 5 Action Figure Set from Entertainment Earth.
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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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