We had the good fortune of seeing our friends over at Diamond Select Toys while attending Toy Fair this year. Among all the fantastic new sights, we also were able to re-familiarize ourselves with some old friends from The Walking Dead. DST will be releasing new Minimates this March based off of the Robert Kirkman comic.
This line will feature a fan-chosen figure, as well as a new assortment of characters from the “All Out War” story arc featured in issues #115-126 of The Walking Dead, based on artwork by series artist Charlie Adlard. In the arc, Rick’s group teams up with other communities against the powerful Saviors group. The figures are coming to Toys“R”Us stores nationwide and Toysrus.com
The assortment features four two-packs, each pairing a human character with a zombie. The human line-up includes:
Alexandria Rick Grimes – Living in the walled city of Alexandria with his fellow survivors, Rick leads the community to war against the Saviors. Rick comes packaged with a Balding Zombie.
Negan – Negan is the leader of the saviors, and enforces their draconian laws. He is deceptively polite, but has the potential for terrible violence. Negan comes with a gate-guarding Thug Zombie and his barbed-wire baseball bat Lucille.
Ezekiel – Ezekiel is the leader of the Kingdom, and plays the role of king with gusto. When Rick votes to stand against the Saviors, Ezekiel agrees. Ezekiel comes with a Mauled Zombie. Available exclusively at Toys“R”Us beginning in March.
Andrea – One of the few remaining members of Rick’s original group, Andrea has become an excellent shot, and is Alexandria’s resident zombie sniper. Andrea comes with the Prom Zombie, who was the winner of a poll conducted by the official The Walking Dead magazine to be the next zombie Minimate. Available exclusively at Toys“R”Us beginning in March.
Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation, as well as interchangeable parts and character-specific accessories. A companion assortment at comic shops will feature figures of supporting characters Jesus, Dwight, Chris, Derek and Holly.
Don’t forget to visit your local Toys“R”Us store or Toysrus.com in March to find your favorite characters from this latest assortment!