Out of absolute left field comes an all new product line from McFarlane Toys. They are entering, and looking to revolutionize, the building block genre with an all new series of building block play sets. They have revealed The Walking Dead Building Block Sets, which combines the idea of LEGO style building blocks with detailed dioramas for their new mini Walking Dead Figures.
Their will be building block sets as well as blind bagged figures. These will be a massive departure from the standard looking building brick aesthetic, as these will look like higher end collectibles when assembled and displayed.
According to an interview over at MTV, the blind bags will indicate whether their is a human character or a Walker inside. Great for troop builders who want a massive horde of Walker. also, most of the sets will cost between $10 – $50, with the Prison Tower set being an exception at $64.99. These will also be LEGO, MEGA Blok and Kre-O compatible!
These will debut at San Diego Comic-Con, with a release at Toys “R” Us this Fall. Read on to check out the images and a press release.
McFarlane Toys To Launch Building Block Sets for The Walking Dead
July 8, 2014 – Tempe, AZ – Famed artist and award-winning toy designer Todd McFarlane and McFarlane Toys are unveiling a revolutionary evolution in brick building toys based on television’s most watched drama, AMC’s The Walking Dead. Known as a game-changer for its realistic action figures, including those based on The Walking Dead, McFarlane Toys is adding a new licensed category to the company’s portfolio. The new The Walking Dead toys will extend McFarlane’s high standards of artistic vision, realistic accuracy and incredible detail into the brick building toy aisle alongside of other leading manufacturers. McFarlane Toys’ The Walking Dead building sets and figures will be available this fall only at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com
The initial McFarlane Toys’ The Walking Dead brick building line will feature realistic sculpts, light-up and shaped features, iconic environments, and dozens of your fan-favorite characters and walkers. Both collectors and fans of the cult phenomenon can literally recreate their favorite scenes with this new highly detailed and realistic The Walking Dead product line.
“Twenty years ago I walked into the action figure aisle, saw an artistic void, and asked, can these toys look cooler? The answer was yes, they could, and I’ve survived twenty years next to the big boys creating those artistic toys,” said McFarlane. “Now I’m walking into another aisle with that same question, and the answer is still yes!”
“Will these be the best building sets out there? I’ll leave it up to the consumer to decide,” said McFarlane. But, will it look cooler? Yes. Will it be more detailed? Absolutely. Will it be more realistic? I guarantee it!”
The Walking Dead series one product line will feature building sets, expansion packs, and figure blind bags for consumers to build their own The Walking Dead apocalypse:
The Building Sets: MSRP $9.99-64.99 – Daryl Dixon with Chopper, The Governor’s Room, and Prison Tower with Gate. Expand your brick building apocalypse with additional figure and accessory packs.
Blind Bag Figures: MSRP $2.99 – Daryl Dixon, Michonne, The Governor, Carl Grimes, Riot Gear Walker, Michonne’s Pet Walker, and Herd Walkers.