Coming this month to Walmart stores is a 3-pack of figures based on The Walking Dead TV Series. The 5″ scale figures are blood splattered variants of the series three main heroes. The Walking Dead – Heroes 3-Pack contains Rick Grimes, Michonne and Daryl Dixon from Season 7 of the series. Each fully articulated figure includes their own signature weapons and a bloody paint job. The come packaged in a special edition window box and will sell for $29.99.
McFarlane Toys has sent along The Walking Dead – Heroes 3-Pack for us to check out. We have over 50 photos and a full review. You can see them by reading on.
The Walking Dead – Heroes 3-Pack by McFarlane Toys
- Reasonable price for three figures
- Good articulation on all three
- Paint decos are handled well
- Michonne is handled especially nicely
- Hard to get Daryl to hold his crossbow properly
With the Heroes 3-Pack, you get a really nice value for the price, as the individual releases normally sell for about $15 each. The figures come packaged in a nice, collector friendly, window box. The back of the box includes a check list of recent and upcoming Walking Dead releases. The figure sit in a plastic try, each held in by a twist tie. Michonne includes a katana and a sheath, Rick has his colt python and an assault rifle, and Daryl includes a crossbow and a knife.
Each of the three figures included in the 3-pack look to be re-released and repainted versions of older 5″ scale figures. That’s not a bad thing, as it’s been a bit since these versions were available. It’s been some time since I’ve handled one of the 5″ scale Walking Dead figures (probably Series 1 or 2). As someone who’s been away from the line for so long, these figures turned out quite nicely. The sculpts for the size are really good. The likenesses are fairly close (especially Michonne) and there’s a strong amount of detail work throughout. McFarlane Toys used multiple layers of softer plastic to simulate the multi-layered outfits the characters are wearing, and the effect looks great. The figures are layered in multiple levels of paint from head to toe. Alongside the bright red blood splatters, the figures have a gritty and dirty overall look thanks to the paint washes used. They eyes could have been a little sharper and more detailed, but they’re only bothersome when looking at them very closely.
While the joints are on the ugly side, they offer these figures a solid range of motion and poseability. Michonne is the strongest of the three, with so much range of motion, that I was able to get some really natural looking sword stances. The only figure I had a real issue with was Daryl, as his thicker arm sculpts and lack of bicep swivel makes it difficult to hold his crossbow in a natural looking pose. After handling Color Tops for the last few McFarlane photo shoots, these actually felt like a great change of pace. If they could replicate this range of motion on their 7″ scale releases, the line would benefit greatly from it.
I’ve been out of the 5″ scale game for a bit, so these are really easy to recommend if you missed out on their previous releases. The sculpts, articulation and paint jobs are all handled nicely and the price makes it an easier pick up for those who may have any combination of the figures. Check out some select photos below and the full gallery after that.
The backdrops is available from Extreme-Sets.