Winter is, err, under construction? McFarlane Toys have announced that they are branching out their line of bizarre, yet totally awesome construction toys based on The Walking Dead to another humongous TV franchise: Game of Thrones. Once again, the idea is baffling, and yet also absolutely fantastic.
You wait ages for a Carol action figure, and two come along at once! Hot after her action figure debut late last year, the next wave of Walking Dead toys will feature another version of the TV show’s coolest badass: and she’s got an awful lot of red on her.
Last year McFarlane launched a series of construction toys based on The Walking Dead - and while they looked really cool, we had no idea just why they were Lego-compatible building sets. McFarlane just unveiled a whole heap of new toys in the line, and we're stuck thinking pretty much the same thing.
Why are they awesome? Because they look incredible — check out the Daryl Dixon Lego-style construction set above, complete with Walkers, zombie pieces, and incredibly detailed grass and roadway! The other sets are even cooler. And yet, upon closer inspection, these things make no damn sense at all.
There were plenty of toys for collectors in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, but if you wanted the best toys, you turned to McFarlane. The founder of Image and creator of Spawn, decided to make his own toy company in 1994 and the results were nothing short of spectacular.... for a while, at least.
In the early 1990s, comic book sales approached a modern high, a high catapulted by an effort to capitalize on the collector's market and often gimmicky events like the Death of Superman.