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McFarlane Building Toy Fair Report

Post by vynsane » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:46 pm

The McFarlane booth was definitely highly focused on their building set line, featuring a large scale prison built out of multiple Prison Tower sets.

An interesting aspect of this line is the modular nature. The prison cells are designed in such a way that multiples can be stacked next to each other and on top of each other to form a larger building. There were also two vehicles on display - Dale's RV and Woodbury Assault Vehicle and a series of collectible figures.

Buildings

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Prison display by vynsane, on Flickr

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Prison interior by vynsane, on Flickr


Upper and Lower Prison Cells

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Upper and Lower Prison Cells by vynsane, on Flickr


The Catwalk

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The Catwalk by vynsane, on Flickr


The Boiler Room

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The Boiler Room by vynsane, on Flickr


The Hospital

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The Hospital by vynsane, on Flickr


The Governor's Room

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The Governor's Room by vynsane, on Flickr

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The Governor's Room by vynsane, on Flickr


Vehicles

Dale's RV

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Dale's RV by vynsane, on Flickr

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Dale's RV by vynsane, on Flickr


Woodbury Assault Vehicle

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Woodbury Assault Vehicle by vynsane, on Flickr

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Woodbury Assault Vehicle by vynsane, on Flickr


Collectible figures

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Daryl and Merle Dixon, zombies by vynsane, on Flickr

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Michonne by vynsane, on Flickr
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Re: McFarlane Building Toy Fair Report

Post by SpaceNinjaDino » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:26 pm

The detail on these is amazing. This would be good fun for a The Walking Dead fan who is a model builder. I wish other detail model kits (skyscrapers) were as easy to build as LEGO. I wouldn't dare try to use these pieces to substitute LEGO, but I can see the appeal as an easy to build model kit. (Many of the pieces are so specific that most of the set cannot be used outside of the intended model.)

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Re: McFarlane Building Toy Fair Report

Post by vynsane » Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:39 pm

The McFarlane booth had their own Collectible Figures that were available for the taking (everyone has collectible blind-packed figures these days).

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The Walking Dead Collectible Figure by vynsane, on Flickr

I ended up with Michonne, which is cool because she kicks butt. At least in the comics, I haven't seen any episodes of the show with her in it. Like the Kreon Warriors, the pieces are packaged in a clear plastic bag inside the outer packaging.

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Michonne - The Walking Dead Collectible Figure by vynsane, on Flickr

The figure is comprised of seven pieces and a baseplate and comes with the instruction sheet.

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Michonne - The Walking Dead Collectible Figure by vynsane, on Flickr

The other side of the instruction sheet shows all of the figures available:

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Michonne - The Walking Dead Collectible Figure by vynsane, on Flickr

The back of the instructions shows how to assemble the figure, though the illustration for the "human" doesn't pertain to Michonne, who is assembled more like the "zombie" illustration. Go figure...

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Michonne - The Walking Dead Collectible Figure by vynsane, on Flickr

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Michonne - The Walking Dead Collectible Figure by vynsane, on Flickr

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Michonne - The Walking Dead Collectible Figure by vynsane, on Flickr

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Michonne - The Walking Dead Collectible Figure by vynsane, on Flickr

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Michonne - The Walking Dead Collectible Figure by vynsane, on Flickr

The amount of detail in these figures belies their scale. Michonne is only slightly taller than a LEGO Minfigure, though she's in an extreme position, so others might be quite a bit taller.

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Michonne - The Walking Dead Collectible Figure by vynsane, on Flickr

Over-all the amount of detail is very impressive at such a small scale, but the figure is very front-heavy, and the miniscule baseplate that connects to the rear foot just barely holds her upright. In fact it took quite some time to get her to stand properly. The material is very rubbery, almost everything bends. The amount of articulation is not great - though that's not surprising given the amount of articulation on other McFarlane products even at larger scales.
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