Tuesday, February 5, 2013

McFarlane Toys unveils 'Walking Dead' Michonne statue

Courtesy MTV Geek
Pay attention, serious toy collectors and fans of The Walking Dead. Todd McFarlane and his McFarlane Toys, and Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman have collaborated and created a statue of fan-fave Michonne that kicks as much ass as she does.

Thanks to an announcement over at MTV Geek we learned that this exclusive piece "...is approximately 14.5 inches high with a base that rotates 360 degrees, and features Michonne throwing down on a couple of Walkers, with gruesome detail from every angle. The suggested retail price is $295.00, and there will only be 1,500 pieces made."

Kirkman gave MTV Geek a phone interview and revealed "It's a collaboration between myself and Todd McFarlane and McFarlane Toys. I’d been in discussions with McFarlane about doing the statue, and I said, ‘I really want to do something that pushes the envelope’."

He added:

Fans are definitely going to recognize her and the iconic aspects of that character, but I think there’s a lot of room to push the envelope and make things a bit more heightened, a bit more awesome. And this statue is definitely an awesome version of Michonne. 
Michonne is a very cool character – she’s definitely the most action-oriented character from the series, and I really liked the idea of letting the McFarlane team run wild, and do their own take on Michonne, something that wasn’t necessarily completely accurate with the way Michonne exists – having two swords, and just going at it and doing something that’s a lot more over-the-top than what we usually do with The Walking Dead.' And they turned it into a really cool statue. Obviously, the sculpting team at McFarlane really outdid themselves. I think this is a really remarkable piece of art.
Fans of the show should let definitely let Kirkman know what other characters they’d like to see immortalized in resin. Rick? Tyreese? The Governor (pre- or post-traumatic eye injury)?

Here are the details from McFarlane Toys:
The Walking Dead Michonne statue is part of the McFarlane Toys Collector Club exclusive resin program available only on Store.Spawn.com. Pre-orders will start on February 11, 2013. Each sequentially numbered piece is hand-signed by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and will include a Certificate of Authenticity hand-signed by Todd McFarlane. 
It’s a costly piece but will no doubt be an exciting one to own. Not only will you have a limited-edition statue signed by the creator and the toy manufacturer but you’ll have an historic piece of pop culture.
-Larissa Mrykalo 

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