Brains! They Want Brains!
October 31, 2007

All we want to do is eat your brains….

We’re not unreasonable, I mean on one’s gonna eat your eyes.


By: Daniel "Julius Marx" Pickett

The fine folks at Diamond Select Toys, Toy Biz and Dig Deep Entertainment have given us a KILLER subset of figures in the direct market Marvel Select Line- Marvel Zombies have come to feast. These figures were based on the 2005 five-issue miniseries was written by Robert Kirkman and illustrated by Sean Phillips , with painted covers by Arthur Suydam .

The Zombies (which we now know to have originated in Earth-2149) have appeared in several Marvel books and are currently appearing Marvel Zombies 2



Currently there are 3.5 figures in the series: Spiderman, Colonel America, The Hulk, and if you connect all 3 bases… what is LEFT of the Silver Surfer.

Digger and the gang at Dig Deep Entertainment have pulled out all the stops to bring these gruesome versions of Marvel Heroes to life… or death… or? They did a great job capturing the emaciated, disintegrating bodies and their creepy glowing eyes.

Zombie Spiderman

Zombie Spiderman features a detachable leg as seen in the comic. It’s not detachable in the comic, he just looses it. He holds it easily in his hand and balances nicely if you wedge his good leg within the power cosmic pouring out of the Silver Surfer parts on the base.

The Base

Marvel Legends Comparison


Zombie Colonel America

Zombie Colonel America comes with his shield and a removable skull top also seen in the original mini-series as well as his base.

The Base

Marvel Legend Comparison

The bases hooked together


These figures are now available from Legends Action Figures and the Diamond Select Toys site.

Thanks to the gang at Diamond Select for their help in this feature!


Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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