Exclusive Rick Grimes from ‘The Walking Dead’
September 12, 2013

I was shopping in a local Walgreen’s the other day and swung by the toy aisle to see if there was anything of interest and was surprised to find an exclusive figure that I had not heard existed.  Walgreen’s is carrying the McFarlane Toys ‘The Walking Dead’ figures based on the popular AMC show.  The figure is the same Rick Grimes we got in the 2nd series of the TV figures, but instead of his standard edition with the sheriff hat on, this exclusive version is not wearing any hat.

The figure was $13.99.  There were only two exclusive Ricks on the shelf at that store, so I’m unsure if those stores will carry the rest of the 4th wave.

Anyone else seen these out there?   Did they have the rest of the wave?

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 www.ActionFigureInsider.com. 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 MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, 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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4 Comments »

  • DrNobody says:

    Not sure which toy site, but someone advertised that yesterday (that Walgreens would carry an exclusive Rick Grimes)…. I don’t believe they’re carrying any of the other figs at this point…

  • Brainlock says:

    weird, I saw two here, as well, while waiting for one of my several post-ER trip scrips.

  • Mike C. says:

    Thanks for the tip on this exclusive figure, Daniel. I picked up a few at my Walgreen’s over the weekend (after some hunting as several did not have them). Looks to me like each store is getting 2 of the exclusive Rick Grimes figure, but not the rest of the series. Nothing like finding action figures in places that are not on the typical list for looking for them!!

  • John says:

    I work for Walgreens, and we received the Governor figure today. It’s a cool figure that comes with interchangeable heads! However, it seems to be more limited; my store received 12 Rick figures about two weeks ago, and two Governor figures were received today. To add, another store in my area received a full display with Rick, the Governor, Riot Zombie and Andrea. Check your local Walgreens today for these figures!

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