The third series of the Walking Dead figures based on the TV show have arrived! You’ll find Merle Dixon, the ‘Autopsy zombie’, two of Michonne’s ‘pet’ zombies and, of course, the kick-ass Michonne herself. You can grab ‘em individually or as a complete set of five! Check this out.
OPTIMUS MAXIMUS is the latest release from Transformers’ CYBERVERSE collection. A massive 12” figure, he makes an impressive addition to any TF fan’s collection.
A 2-in-1 figure, Optimus includes dual arm cannons and a mega-blaster and, when converted to vehicle mode, features enough room to hold up to 9 Cyberverse figures! Add to that glowing lights and sounds and you can see why this is one of the finest figures out there.
• OPTIMUS MAXIMUS figure converts from robot mode to vehicle mode. • In robot mode he has 2 arm cannons and a mega blaster! • Command cockpit! • In vehicle mode he can hold up to 9 CYBERVERSE figures. • Includes 3 missiles! • Lights and sounds!
Sure, lots of people enjoy the characters of the Star Trek universe: Kirk, Picard, Uhura, Data, Sisko, the list is endless and their fans number many. But there are those who prefer something a little more consistent, a steadfast element that has followed the crew through all of its incarnations: The Enterprise.
And if you’re one of those people, then you’ll be happy to know that you can now profess your love through the starship with cuddles. Check it out:
For ages 3 and up and for Trekkers(!) of any age
Squeeze it and the photon torpedoes fire thrice
Red LEDs blink on the nacelles
Officially licensed Star Trek collectible
Dimensions: approx. 13″ long, 6″ across (saucer section)
By Scott West (ScienceFiction.com)
Glen Mazzara, the showrunner for AMC’s hit show ‘The Walking Dead’ held a press conference on Tuesday to discuss the show. In that conference, Mazzara talked about Michonne’s appearance in last week’s season finale, the upcoming prison storyline, and the appearance of a new character from the comic series. (No. He wasn’t referring to Merle).
On the appearance of Michonne:
Michonne is one of the lead characters in the graphic novel. We are excited to finally introduce her. She is a loner. She is a very kickass character. She is very dynamic. We really see her as an important addition to the cast. She is a significant character, and she will be carrying a lot of the story. We are excited about her, and we are excited about Danai Gurira, who is going to play this role. We are lucky to have her, and we look forward to seeing what she does with it.
On the prison storyline and how long it will last:
Right now, I do see the prison storyline lasting through both Season 3 and 4. I do think that is a major storyline. I know we were on the farm, perhaps, longer than people wanted. There were reasons for that. What we want is for that prison to not feel claustrophobic. I think the farm played a little claustrophobic for some people. Now that the entire landscape has fallen victim to the zombie apocalypse, zombies are literally at the gates of this prison. That prison is a very small safe corner. There is a lot of danger around. It won’t feel like we are bottled up, the way we were on the farm. I do think that prison is a significant storyline, but we are also interested in opening up this world. The Governor has the world of Woodbury. There are other factors out there, other groups. I do think that Rick’s group is stumbling into a much larger world.
On characters from the comics that may appear soon:
There is a lot of great material from the comic book. This show would have to go on for twenty years to get to all of it. I think the Tyrese character is someone we are interested in introducing at some point. We still have Morgan and Dwayne, who are out there from the pilot. We are interested in them. There are new characters that will be original too the series. Not coming straight from the comic book. I think the first two seasons have served as a prologue. Now we are hitting the ground running. I see Season 3 resetting the show in terms of what I really hope to convey.
For the full interview, head over to Movieweb.
Personally, I’m excited to see that the prison story will last for a few seasons as there’s so much to explore there. And, even though I understand Mazzara’s reasoning, I’m just glad that the group is FINALLY off of that blasted farm.
And, with the possible appearance of Tyrese, it’ll be cool to see what part T-Dog plays since he wasn’t given much to do this past season but carry stuff around. Mazzara did confront that issue in the interview and said that T-Dog will have a larger role to play in season 3.
So… what do you think? Is the prison storyline big enough to encompass two whole seasons of the show? And, with the setting confined to a single spot for two seasons, will it eventually grow stale the way that the farm did in season 2?
If you want to check out the video of cast members discussing the next season (3), you can go to the official AMC site.
Are you worried that reading the comic book novel will ruin the storyline for you? Answer is…No…if anything, it will enhance your appreciation of the TV series. The TV series is quite different from the comic book. The locations in the comic book are the same as they move around but the characters and storyline vary. I highly recommend you read the comic book series (and you can pick it up at Amazon.com at a really cheap price).
Coming in June of this year, MUMM-RA is now pre-orderable. From the hugely popular mainstream-turned-cult-turned-mainstream THUNDERCATS comes a brand new 14-inch rendering of Thundercats nemesis MUMM-RA the Ever-Living.
Mezco’s behind this great figure, so you can bet it’s going to be a high-quality piece. Known for their awesome sculpting and design (if not for their articulation), Mezco has created a ton of truly impressive characters. So if you’re a Thundercats fan looking for a good piece to add to your display shelf, this is a great buy and a great choice.
ThunderCats leader LION-O is featured here sporting his classic look as a dynamic 8-inch figure! An SDCC 2011 Exclusive, it’s a great throw-back for those who have loved the character and his world for a long time or a great place to start if you’re a new fan of the 2011 show.
The figure is from Bandai and is highly-detailed, featuring a full 18 points of articulation to allow for some pretty awesome poses. What sets this one apart as an exclusive, though, is its selection of accessories: a sword stand for the Sword of Omens (in two sizes), the Claw Shield and an additional hand. There’s also the paint job, which gives Lion-O’s armour a great metallic shine.
A brand new black & white variant of The Walking Dead’s protagonist, RICK GRIMES (Andrew Lincoln) joins the rest of the awesome comic/TV WALKING DEAD collection. 5 inches tall, it’s a monochromatic take on the original figure, which you might already have snagged. This variant is of the one-per-box variety, so if you’re looking for something a little less common, this might just be the answer.
Years ago, when Stinkor first hit shelves, kids everywhere held dear an action figure whose primary feature was right in the name. This guy smelled awful. In fact, he smelled so awful that he was featured on Cracked’s list of the 26 Worst Action Figures from Iconic Toy Lines. And yet, some couldn’t resist the allure of a figure that had more than karate-chop action or extra weaponry.
So he’s back.
Wearing a mask that suggests even he can’t handle his own odors, Stinkor joins the newest line of Masters of the Universe figures. If your home’s scent needs a certain je ne sais quoi, then pre-order now! This guy ships out in May!
It’s Decepticon versus Autobot once again and you get to decide who comes out on top! Based on their dynamic new looks in TRANSFORMERS PRIME, these 8-inch Transformers can stage an epic battle on your toyshelf! The two-pack also comes with the show’s human protagonists and a DVD featuring the series premiere– perfect for converting the uninitiated.
The set is currently available for pre-order and will be shipping out in January 2012, so if you’re a fan of the series, you’ll definitely want to get this one on its way!
No new Walking Dead until February, huh? Well, you could lie down and accept it, or you could snag a pair of walkers (well, technically one’s a biter, but…aren’t they all?) and two of the show’s most awesome leads, RICK GRIMES and DARYL DIXON. Brought to you by McFarlane, these figures are honestly stunning in their high levels of detail and the amazing sculpting of the faces, the clothing and the zombie gore. Rick comes with his trusty sidearm and Daryl’s equipped with his signature weapon, the silent crossbow.
With the explosive ending of the midseason finale, we really can’t wait until a new episode airs, but if we’ve gotta kill time before February, we might as well have a little something to get us by. These 6-inch figures definitely fit the bill.