Saturday, December 15, 2012
In toy terms, that means if you have a zombie action figure collection and need a dude to complete a display, Rick Grimes is your man. This also means that if you have friends over, they'll easily recognize Rick in all his bloody glory because who hasn't seen the Walking Dead, right? well, that's the irony--the TV version of Rick is not the one I'd recommend: poor articulation, a fixed pose (think NECA's Harry Potter range in terms of these two things), a not-so-accurate likeness and average paint render him more of a staction figure. It would also be so easy to cast this Comic Series version in the same light because of the bad rap of the movie figure.
Well, I'm here to say that's entirely untrue!
So what do I know about comic series Rick Grimes? Not much. I do know I love the on-screen Rick, though there's no doubt he's probably a slightly different character from the books. In terms of this action figure though, he's probably similar enough at this point of the story. It's do-or-die time, grab-a bag-of-guns-and-get-into-the-big-city-looking-for-other-survivors moment. I'm sure it happens in the graphic novels, just like it happened in Season 1 of the TV series.
And here's rick Grimes, with that famous bag of guns!
(Oh, and sorry for the lack of package pics. I'm sure I took one before I ripped the guy open. But I can't seem to find it! Lol.)