McFarlane Announces New 5-Inch Figures for The Walking Dead

The Allies Deluxe Box Set is the first time you can get Jesus in the 5" scale.

By L.B. Lubomski

Image via AMC / CC BY

In 2016, many fans were upset when McFarlane Toys announced that they were rebooting their action figure line for The Walking Dead TV show and making the switch from 5-inch to 7-inch. As one of those collectors, I felt betrayed having spent hundreds of dollars on the old lineup. To soften the blow, Todd McFarlane announced that the comic series figures would continue on in 5" and we would occasionally still get them for the show.

Most of these new figures have been Walgreens exclusives in the form of Rick Grimes (in his Alexandria Constable uniform), Aaron, and Sasha. We also got a special two-pack of Negan and Glenn. Finally, we have news of the first special 5" figures of 2018: the Allies Deluxe Box Set.

Recreate the moment Rick, Daryl and Jesus crossed paths in AMC's The Walking Dead. This encounter was the introduction of Paul Rovia better known as Jesus. Rick and Daryl have been around since the series inception and now Jesus has joined the group as the story continues to unfold.

*** FIGURE HIGHLIGHTS***

• Three fully posable 5-inch figures of Rick, Daryl and Jesus
• Features weapon accessories: Rick's Colt Python, Daryl's Pistol & Knife, and Jesus' Colt AR-15A2, Pistol and alternate hands
• Figures feature 22+ points of articulation
• Spectacular likeness of Rick, Daryl and Jesus taken from 3D scans of actors
• AMC’s The Walking Dead™ themed window box packaging prominently displaying the figures and accessories

The Allies Deluxe Boxset features three 5" figures: Rick Grimes in a new blue shirt, another Daryl Dixon, and Paul "Jesus" Rovia. The Rick and Daryl figures are essentially the same that many of us have bought half a dozen times before. Rick is at least wearing a new blue shirt that we haven't seen before, but the Daryl in particular is identical to the last four figures of him that have been released.

The real reason to pick up this set is for Jesus, as this is the first time he has been made available in this size. At an MSRP of $34.99 USD, is the price worth it for Jesus alone or will you be skipping out on this box set altogether? I will probably get it just so I can add one of my favorite newer characters to my collection. Now I'm just waiting for Dwight and I'll be a happy camper.

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.

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