McFarlane Toys To Launch Highly Collectible and Revolutionary Building Block Sets for AMC’s The Walking Dead Franchise


Todd McFarlane to Innovate the Brick Building Category with Unprecedented

and Highly Detailed Collectible Product Available Exclusively at Toys “R” Us this Fall

July 8, 2014 – Tempe, AZ – Famed artist and award-winning toy designer Todd McFarlane and McFarlane Toys are unveiling a revolutionary evolution in brick building toys based on television’s most watched drama,AMC’s The Walking Dead. Known as a game-changer for its realistic action figures, including those based onThe Walking Dead, McFarlane Toys is adding a new licensed category to the company’s portfolio. The new The Walking Dead toys will extend McFarlane’s high standards of artistic vision, realistic accuracy and incredibledetail into the brick building toy aisle alongside of other leading manufacturers. McFarlane Toys’ The Walking Dead building sets and figures will be available this fall only at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide and online

The initial McFarlane Toys’ The Walking Dead brick building line will feature realistic sculpts, light-up andshaped features, iconic environments, and dozens of your fan-favorite characters and walkers. Both collectorsand fans of the cult phenomenon can literally recreate their favorite scenes with this new highly detailed and realistic The Walking Dead product line.

“Twenty years ago I walked into the action figure aisle, saw an artistic void, and asked, can these toys lookcooler? The answer was yes, they could, and I’ve survived twenty years next to the big boys creating thoseartistic toys,” said McFarlane. “Now I’m walking into another aisle with that same question, and the answer is still yes!”

“Will these be the best building sets out there? I’ll leave it up to the consumer to decide,” said McFarlane. But, will it look cooler? Yes. Will it be more detailed? Absolutely. Will it be more realistic? I guarantee it!”

The Walking Dead series one product line will feature building sets, expansion packs, and figure blind bags for consumers to build their own The Walking Dead apocalypse:

The Building Sets: MSRP $9.99-64.99 – Daryl Dixon with Chopper, The Governor’s Room, and Prison Towerwith Gate.  Expand your brick building apocalypse with additional figure and accessory packs.

Blind Bag Figures: MSRP $2.99 – Daryl Dixon, Michonne, The Governor, Carl Grimes, Riot Gear Walker, Michonne’s Pet Walker, and Herd Walkers.








The Walking Dead is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The series tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse and follows a group of survivors, led by sheriff Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad L. Coleman and Sonequa Martin-Green. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and Tom Luse. The Walking Dead returns October 2014.


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. 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 Thief of Thieves. In 2010, Kirkman formed his own Image imprint, Skybound, which publishes his own work and Witch Doctor, Guarding the Globe and Clone.  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 2012. 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 Emmy®-winning 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. Your destination for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles is


Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade, or creating acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper, something richer, Something More. The network reigns as the only cable network in history ever to win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, and boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history with The Walking Dead.  AMC’s original drama series includeMad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels, Turn, Halt and Catch Fire and the forthcoming Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul. AMC also explores authentic worlds with bold characters through its slate of unscripted original series like Comic Book Men, Small Town Security, Talking Dead, Game of Arms and Freakshow. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel, and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Something More.


Grammy-and Emmy-winning producer/director Todd McFarlane creator of Spawn, is the force behind McFarlane Toys, one of America’s top action figure manufacturers. McFarlane Toys has become a leader and redefined the standards within the action figure industry. For complete information on this pop-culture powerhouse, visit www.McFarlane.com; (Todd_McFarlane) and

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MegaBloks at Fan Expo

Canadian fans to be immersed in the worlds of Mega Bloks construction sets

MONTREAL – (August 22, 2012) – MEGA Brands Inc. (TSX: MB) For the first time ever, Mega Bloks will be showcasing some of their most exciting lines of construction playsets at the 3rd largest pop culture event in North America: Fan Expo in Toronto. The Mega Bloks booth will welcome fans into the worlds of Mega Bloks Halo, Mega Bloks Power Rangers as well as the newly launched Mega Bloks World of Warcraft.

“As a Canadian company, we are particularly excited to be a part of Fan Expo”, said Vic Bertrand, Chief Innovation Officer at MEGA Brands. “We really look forward to connecting with our Canadian fans, giving them the chance to immerse themselves in some of our most popular brands and offering them exclusive giveaways and fun contests”.

The excitement doesn’t end there. Mega Bloks is creating the ultimate (and philanthropic) building experience at this year’s Fan Expo by transforming a section of their booth into a community build wall — the Power Rangers MEGA Mural. Fan Expo guests are invited to visit the booth to add as many blocks as they wish to the mural in order to help build a giant Mega Bloks Power Rangers Red Ranger Mask. For this, participants will receive super-cool micro-action figure giveaways (while supplies last) and a chance to take a picture with the Power Rangers themselves!

A loyal supporter of the cause of autism, Mega Bloks will donate the Power Rangers MEGA mural to the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation after the event to recognize their dedication to children and families affected by autism.

To top it all off, Mega Bloks will also be bringing a very special guest to Fan Expo this year: towering over 10 feet high and made of over 375,000 Mega Bloks, the enormous Thrall build, a character from the World of Warcraft, will be on display for plenty of photo opportunities for both fans and press throughout the entire event.

For more information on Mega Bloks and their products, please visit their Fan Expo booth (#1238) at the Metro Toronto Convention Center from August 23rd – 26th or