The Walking Dead
Comic Book Series 1
The action figure representation of one of The Walking Dead‘s most popular characters arrives with a pretty good sculpt, but less than impressive construction.
The Michonne figure, which stands just under five inches tall, is an accurate likeness of the character from the comic book series, though given the comic’s sketchy (as in sketch-like, not dubious) art, it’s not a hard goal to reach.
The paint job is fair, at best. A few specks of paint from the socks have dripped up the leg, and the gray headband has run down the left side of her face. There’s a bit of shadowing painted on the jacket and shirt; however, the purple shirt is not painted on the back, so you can see the brown along the edges. The hair has streaks of black and brown, but still comes off looking a little helmet-y.
The jacket-body and skirt are done in mailable plastic, which is nice, and aides with flexibility.
Michonne comes with a small assortment of zombie-fighting instruments, most notably her trademark sword. They look good, given their size, but are made of a weak plastic, so the sword and drill bit kind of sag a bit. Further, her hand doesn’t quite grip them well enough.
Knees, elbows, shoulders, and hips both pivot and rotate, while the neck, wrists, feet only rotate. There’s a good range of movement in the figure, but construction feels kind of weak, so I’m afraid to move it too much.
After many tries, I can not get it to stand on its own. Maybe I just haven’t figured it out yet, or maybe the legs are just to spindly to support the weight of the body.
This Walking Dead action figure is a decent display piece, but doesn’t hold up to close scrutiny.