Toy-collecting fans of The Walking Dead just hit the jackpot. Rather than making the choice between bringing action figures to life from either Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard's Image Comic and its AMC TV adaptation, McFarlane Toys is delivering toys based on both starting this fall. Soon fans will have access to fully-articulated 6" versions of Rick Grimes, along with four flavors of zombie and more for around $16 a pop.Here's the release schedule from the official press release:

The first series of deluxe 6-inch figures is releasing in September 2011, includes four fan-favorite characters from the Image comic book including:

THE WALKING DEAD Series 1

Officer Rick Grimes

Michonne

Zombie Lurker

Zombie Roamer

The second series of deluxe 6-inch figures is revealed in November 2011 and introduces four figures based on AMC's original drama including:

THE WALKING DEAD Series 2

Deputy Rick Grimes

Daryl Dixon

Zombie Walker

Zombie Biter

The press release doesn't specify whether the comics-centric toys will be painted in color or black and white, but I imagine if the line does half as well as the TWD TV show, variants of each are in collectors' future.

Check out McFarlane Toys' first preview image below: