McFarlane Toys Plans to Realease ‘The Walking Dead’ Daryl 2.0
September 20, 2013

McFarlane Toys has plans to update fan-favorite character Daryl Dixon.  BigBadToyStore.com gave fans their first look at the digital model sheet of the proposed re-do of the figure.  The original Daryl figure was pre-posed and the paid job obscured the likeness in the sculpt.    Now they are giving Daryl his due with a deluxe figure that includes his crossbow and chopper.   The description from BBTS is below:

 

Fan-favorite Daryl Dixon, from AMC’s hit television series The Walking Dead, is a lone wolf survivalist who has proven time and again to be a vital sentinel for Rick Grimes and his group in an unpredictable and perilous apocalyptic world. McFarlane Toys’ deluxe box set features Daryl Dixon with his iconic chopper motorcycle. The figure’s exact likeness is created using a full 3D scan of the actor himself, Norman Reedus! This brand new sculpt portrays Daryl in his angel wings stitched biker vest and includes approximately 20 points of articulation, hunting knife and new crossbow. Daryl’s transportation of choice in this apocalyptic world is his brother Merle’s black chopper motorcycle. The first vehicle produced for The Walking Dead action figure line, this iconic chopper includes the lightning-bolt insignia on the tank, skull decal, and saddlebags.

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You can pre-order this set now over at BigBadToyStore.com or on EntertainmentEarth.com.

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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3 Comments »

  • Josh says:

    I understand the TV show is very popular, but I just don’t get why anyone would want a action figure of a regular looking dude on a motorcycle. From breaking bad, to Neca’s musician/actor figures…; what is so interesting about a little plastic statue of an average human being you see can see on the street. Its really stupid IMO.

    • jay says:

      That’s a valid point, but I don’t live on a street where Kurt Cobain or Arnold Schwarzenegger or Iggy Pop hang out. Besides, whether or not they are wearing spandex or a monster mask or regular street clothes, actors are playing roles as characters. Bryan Cranston is not Heisneberg in real life, that is a costume.

    • Pete says:

      Well Josh,

      Why your even on an “action figure” website is the real question here I think. You could make your same comment about every single piece of plastic ever produced into someone or something. People like to collect things they like, just because this a person from a TV show doesn’t make it any different from say, that batman action figure now does it? its all the same. Besides have you seen what the series 1 Daryl Dixon action figure now goes for? Clearly not only do people want this average human being as an action figure, but they are willing to drop an outrageous amount on it…. Its no different then any other action figure really. And who wouldn’t want some bad ass dude on a Triumph chopper with a crossbow?

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