McFarlane Gives Fans A Sneak Peek at an Upcoming Walking Dead Construction Set
December 19, 2014

Today, on his Facebook page, Todd McFarlane gave fans a very positive update on his newly released ‘The Walking Dead’ construction sets that are now on sale at Toys R Us (they are exclusive to TRU for the remainder of 2014).   He also gave fans an early look at a set that will be coming later in 2015.

Here is the body of his update:


THANK YOU!!!! All of you that have been supporting us with our The Walking Dead building sets (now on sale at Toys ”R” Us).
You’ve made this a HUGE success for us! So here’s a SNEAK PEEK at one of next years toy building sets.

Two weeks ago we had our best week of sale yet (beating even the ‘Black Friday’ sales week). Then the numbers came in from last week and they were DOUBLE our best sales week so far (and some of those earlier weeks were very strong!) So, again, thank you.

That means we will continue making these sets for you as we try and get as creative as we can (with both the builds and the figures). Below are a few photos of a Prototype we’ve made of the Boiler Room from inside the Prison Block. I just wanted to share with you the cool detail that will be on this build, and the scale of it. Ignore the figure standing in it as it will be a Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead) human figure and another Walker figure. I just put it in there so you could see how big the set will be. My hand might help too!


We’ll have this set coming out in the back half of 2015, and it should be selling for about $19. I’ll post some more of our upcoming sets/figures in the future.

See you around.



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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