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AMC’s popular characters: Daryl, Negan and Rick, as well as other survivors of the hit television series, “The Walking Dead” get the bobble-head treatment with a new line of figures from Royal Bobbles.
Royal Bobbles, which specializes in creating high quality collectibles, has signed a 3-year deal to make fiigures based on the AMC hit television show, “The Walking Dead.” Loyal viewers can be a part of the action in their own home with bobblehead characters Daryl, Negan, Rick, Carol, Glenn, Michonne, and more.
“This show is a bona fide phenomenon. We are thrilled to join hands with AMC to offer fans high-quality figures demonstrating their passion for the rich characters in this gripping and dramatic series,” said Warren Royal, CEO, Royal Bobbles.
As the series heads into the second half of their 7th season, Royal Bobbles found it a fitting time to debut the figurines showcasing immaculate details and realism never before seen. Royal Bobbles figurines will give consumers a gateway to the ultimate “The Walking Dead” collection. Royal Bobbles is debuting AMC’s “The Walking Dead” line of figurines at the February 2017 North American International Toy Fair in New York City. The price per figurine starts at: $29.95 MSRP
It does not look like the McFarlane Toys Walking Dead building sets will continue, but we won’t know for sure until this weekend. Greenoight Toys has a 1/18th scale Ford Truck based on the show in the works, and is bound to have more TWD goodness in the pipeline.
Rick and Morty
We do know that Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty is hitting the toy world big this year and that includes news McFarlane Toys will be producing construction sets based on this series, plus Funko will release a full line of action figures, including standard 5″ figures, Pop Vinyls, plush and Mystery Minis.
The Rick and Morty Mystery Minis blind bag collection (seen right) includes all of your favorite characters from the popular series on Adult Swim. You can collect all 12 of the highly stylized characters for the ultimate mini Rick and Morty collection. These 2 1/2″ tall vinyl figures feature a cute, friendly, and super-deformed style that fits in well with Funko’s other Mystery Minis.
All of your favorite characters are present and accounted for as portable figures, and the sets themselves are built with plastic pieces that are compatible with other McFarlane brand lines. So if you want to have the kids from South Park cross over with Rick and Morty, Five Nights at Freddy’s or The Walking Dead, go nuts. The South Park Construction Sets from McFarlane Toys will be available in August 2017. Prices ranges from $7.99 to $34.99.
NECA marks the thirtieth anniversary of one of the iconic action movies of the 1980s with a new line of Predator action figures. Everything comes in new collector-friendly 30th anniversary window box packaging with foil accents. All Dutch figures feature the likeness of Arnold Schwarzenegger and have over 20 points of articulation.
All Predator figures feature retractable wrist blades and articulated shoulder cannons, and now have over 30 points of articulation.
The assortment (seen below) includes:
· Jungle Disguise Dutch: Comes with torch, spear, bow and arrows.
· Jungle Encounter Dutch: Comes with M-16 with grenade launcher, pistol and knife.
· Jungle Extraction Dutch: Comes with M-16 with grenade launcher, pistol, machete and knife.
· Jungle Patrol Dutch: Comes with M-16 with grenade launcher, pistol and knife.
· Jungle Demon: Comes with removable backpack and now over 30 points of articulation.
· Jungle Hunter Masked (Prototype): Comes with removable backpack, bloody skull and spine, and now over 30 points of articulation.
· Jungle Hunter Unmasked: Comes with removable backpack, skull and spine, and now over 30 points of articulation.
Predator 30th Anniversary action figures are due out in June.
Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter
Also due out in June, NECA has taken the classic Part 4 Jason and gave him the “Ultimate” treatment, with deluxe packaging, tooling improvements for production of masks, and a slew of new accessories. Plus, you can recreate his (not quite) fatal wound by sliding his machete into the side of his head. This deluxe 7″ scale action figure features over 25 points of articulation and is packed with accessories. It comes with two masks, two interchangeable head sculpts, knife, corkscrew, tombstone, hacksaw, cleaver, machete, and axe.
The packaging is deluxe too, with a front window flap featuring the movie’s original one-sheet poster art.
Keep checking PopCult for more Toy Fair news all weekend.