Pre-Toy Fair News: McFarlane Picks up The Walking Dead!
February 10, 2011

We just got this info in from McFarlane Toys:

McFarlane Toys and Todd McFarlane will be debuting “The Walking Dead”, HALO Reach and officially licensed NBA, NHL, MLB and NFL 2011 action figure lines at TOY FAIR 2011!

We reached out to a McFarlane Toys rep and found out they have the license to do figures based on both the comic book series and the AMC tv show.   Only the comic book sculpts will be shown at Toy Fair.   

MTV’s Geek page has some more info and a sneak peek image.

They list the first 2 waves as:

The first series will be deluxe 6-inch figures.  The should be in stores September 2011 and will be based on the Image comic book series:

Officer Rick Grimes
Zombie Lurker
Zombie Roamer

The second series will also be deluxe 6-inch figures.  They should hit stores in November 2011 and will be based based on AMC’s live action series:

Deputy Rick Grimes
Daryl Dixon
Zombie Walker
Zombie Biter



We’ll have full coverage of the new McFarlane products on Sunday the 13th as part of our ongoing Toy Fair 2011 coverage here on AFi

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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