Walking Dead Minimates: SDCC 2013 Exclusive

Posted: 09/06/2013 in Novelties
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SDCC Exclusive TWD Box Set

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San Diego Comic Con 2013 has come and gone, but it will live forever through the exclusive toys that it offered. This year one of Diamond Select Toys’ offerings was a Walking Dead minimate 4-pack based on the survivors’ stay at the Greene family farm.

Barn Zombie & Zombie Shawn

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Who do you think would have been the first of Hershel’s children to be recreated in minimate form? Maggie? Nope. Billy. No way? Headless little kids. Try Again, you suck at this game. The answer is Shawn! Who’s Shawn, you ask? He was Hershel’s first offspring to bite the dust. He’s a pretty intact zombie, as he was well-preserved in a cozy barn with his fellow undead. He’s a nice looking minimate with spots of gore on his chest, hands, and mouth. His partner in crime is Barn Zombie, decked out in overalls and mud-caked boots. He has slightly more damage as he’s missing an arm and appears to have taken a nasty shot to the head. As with all of the semi-limbed zombies in this series, he comes with an spare in case his stump disturbs your sensitive sensibilities. I really like these two. They’re well done and fairly non-descript. I love some of the really specific zombies DST has given us, but these fairly generic guys make for good horde members.

Hershel & Lookout Duty Rick

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In wave 3, we got Prison Garb Hershel, but now we have him in all of his farmy glory. He’s slightly less angry than his first incarnation, but still looks plenty grumpy. This is your definitive Hershel, just look at him, all ready to kick your mooching ass off his farm and into the zombie wild.

Lookout Duty Rick wears a darker outfit (for night time sneakiness?) and a pretty snazzy blanket cape (perfect for keeping warm while sitting on top of an RV or while burying the best friend who tried to kill you). He also comes with a scarf for days when he just feels like being fancy. If you’re collecting the whole line, you’ve already got a handful of Ricks, but it’s good to know that they’re all pretty distinct looks. I’ve been happy with each one so far and Lookout is no exception.

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I found this to be a sneaky-good set. It’s not very flashy and doesn’t give us any new characters, but it does give us a Rick with pretty cool accessories, the definitive Hershel, and two pretty sweet zombies. These are a convention exclusive and are limited to 3000 sets, but they’re still pretty available if you look around online. Amazon currently appears to have it available for $15, which is a good deal since $20 seems to be the standard price.

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The 1st annual Parade of Ricks!

* The super-awesome barn backdrop is not available in stores and at this time is probably being recycled somewhere in upstate NY.

Previous Walking Dead minimate reviews:
SDCC 2012 Exclusive
Wave 1
Wave 1 TRU
Wave 2
Amazon.com Exclusive
Wave 3 TRU
Wave 3

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Comments
  1. kjburke says:

    I’ve read every issue and I do not remember Rick stealing Jon Snow’s cape

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