As New York Comic Con gets underway, even fans not heading to the Big Apple can spend this weekend picking up some brand-new swag as today Robert Kirkman's Skybound is offering up their new line of "Walking Dead" Plush Dolls from Peek-A-Boo Toys. The items should be up on Skybound.com shortly, but for now check out a first look right here on CBR as well as the official press release on the dolls and the latest wave of "Walking Dead" Minimates from Diamond Select Toys.
Official Press Release
We know you love The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman, the writer/creator of the groundbreaking comic series, bestselling books, and writer/executive producer of the hit AMC series, but did you know that today, October 10th, you can buy the new toy lines from The Walking Dead? Suitable for increasing your nerd cred or creating your own survival tales, just in time for Halloween and the season premiere of your favorite show.
For only $8.99, you can own a two-pack of The Walking Dead Minimates from Diamond Select Toys. Each Minimate features 14 points of articulation and is 2" tall with interchangeable parts and accessories. For the first series, choose from Sheriff Rick Grimes and a roamer zombie or, before they ever reach Woodbury, a pair of herd zombies. Either set is available wherever Minimates are sold. If you want the sage and compassionate Dale and a female zombie or a rare variant set with Dale in his winter coat with a gun, holster and his ever-present hat plus a roamer zombie, look no further than your local comic shop or favorite online retailer. Toys “R” Us is the exclusive retailer for Shane, Rick's former friend, and Glenn, the fan favorite who saved Rick in the beginning, each comes complete with a zombie of their own.
As if that were not exciting enough, Skybound and Peek-A-Boo bring you plush toys of your favorite characters from The Walking Dead. You can purchase these plush dolls at www.Skybound.com or your favorite comic retailer for only $9.99. Or you can try your luck with the crane machines at Walmart, pizza parlors, county fairs or amusement parks where the plush dolls are also featured. Are you feeling lucky or do you want to wager a bucket of quarters trying to improve your luck? Either way, you win the right to be the envy of your friends and fellow collectors of The Walking Dead merchandise.
These Peek-A-Boo plush toys feature a uniformed Sheriff Rick Grimes looking tough and menacing with an expression that says, “Don't-even-think-about-messing-with-my-group. Hey, you saw what happened to Shane!” There is also fan favorite Michonne, the original badass, complete with her cape and katana sword. Or perhaps you prefer a plush zombie girl or a plush zombie boy? And we even have plush tombstones, in your choice of black or gray, to mark the fate of those who didn't survive the zombie apocalypse.
The best part of these two new toy lines from Skybound/ Diamond Select and Skybound/Peek-A-Boo is that now you can create your own further adventures of the survivors and walkers and add your personal stamp on The Walking Dead universe.
About Robert Kirkman
Robert Kirkman's success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company's inception twenty years ago and he formed his own imprint there, Skybound, in 2010. Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, The Astounding Wolf-Man, and new title Thief of Thieves, among many others. Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011 and in April 2012, he took the top five spots on both the hardcover and paperback lists. He's the creator/executive producer and writer of the hit television show, AMC's The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. AMC is developing Thief of Thieves as a potential series with Kirkman serving as creator/executive producer and writer. www.Skybound.com is your destination for all news and merchandise for Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles.
About Image Comics
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com
About Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles, LLC
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS AND COLLECTIBLES, LLC was founded in 1999 by sister company Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. Envisioned to create unique and exciting collectibles for children and adults alike, the company has licensed a variety of pop culture properties to be turned into merchandise. In 2007, Diamond Select Toys made a move to acquire select assets of the New York based Art Asylum, creators of the global Minimates brand. Minimates have been recognized as the #1 selling block figure in the world and were the first toys ever to be inducted into the Toyfare Hall of Fame in 2007. With partners such as Marvel Enterprises, Microsoft, Universal Studios, Twentieth Century Fox, MGM and Sony Pictures, Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles produces a large range of products based on a wide variety of properties, and is headquartered in Timonium, MD. For more information, visit www.diamondselecttoys.com and www.artasylum.com