Rick Grimes to Lead ThreeZero’s ‘Walking Dead’ Line Through the Zombie Apocalypse
After what seemed like years of teasing, ThreeZero is finally bringing some of the human characters from its The Walking Dead line to market. While we've already seen Michonne's zombie bodyguards released, the collecting world has been waiting for characters like Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon, Michonne, and more to make their debut. It wouldn't have been such an excruciating period had ThreeZero not hinted at the line numerous times over the past few years, but with the formal announcement of the Rick Grimes figure, it would seem the rest of the fan-favorite characters won't be far behind.
Based on his appearance in the fourth season of AMC's The Walking Dead, Rick Grimes is already looking pretty haggard. That's to be expected considering all the things he'd been through to that point in the show, though it could be argued the things that have happened since have pushed Rick even closer to the brink. Still, this version of Rick still has a slight glimmer of hope in his eyes, which is something you don't often see on his face during the tumultuous events of the show. The prison provided respite enough for Rick, and ThreeZero's head sculpt captures his cautious optimism well enough.
The head isn't 100% accurate though, which is to be expected from a prototype, but not necessarily one that's been in development this long. Andrew Lincoln's face is almost there, but ThreeZero's portrait is off just enough that it doesn't look like Rick from every angle. Hopefully the rest of the planned characters will fare a little bit better in this department, though there is still time for the head to be perfected before release. The rest of the details are impressive though, from the worn leather coat to the weapons and accessories fans will be immediately familiar with.
The Walking Dead Rick Grimes will go up for pre-order on Oct. 30 through ThreeZero's official store at 9AM Hong Kong time for $160. No word on a release date, but it likely will not be actually available until sometime in 2016.
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