THE WALKING DEAD
I looked at the Tyreese figure from this line three weeks ago and really liked him. I mentioned that I hadn’t gotten anyone else in the line, but I had been pulled in. Well, now it’s official; I’ve been pulled in. This time around, I’ll be looking at Glenn, my favorite character from the comics, and one of my favorites on the show.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Glenn was released as part of the 5th series of McFarlane’s The Walking Dead TV Series line. He looks to be based on Glenn’s appearance in the 3rd season of the show, but could easily work for a 4th season version as well. He’s about 5 inches tall and features 24 points of articulation. The shoulder articulation is a bit better here than it was on Tyreese. He can lift his arms as far as a real person could, so that’s nice. He still has the same mostly useless hip articulation, but it’s not the worst thing in the world. The sculpt on this figure is really great. The head looks pretty spot on to actor Stephen Yuen, who portrays Glenn on the show. I really like that they’ve captured Glenn’s worrisome but determined look that is such a signature trait of his character. The rest of the figure is well proportioned and has some great detail work on the clothed areas. The paint is also a bit better here than it was on Tyreese, especially the eyes, which don’t seem to have any spacing issues. The five-o-clock shadow on mine turned out alright, but it looks like it varies from figure to figure, so if you have a chance, you might want to examine the figure before you buy it. Glenn is very well accessorized, including a section of pipe, a rifle, a handgun, a knife, a swat vest, and an alternate beaten-up head. The vest and extra head are really what make this 3rd season Glenn, since he got the vest at the prison, and the head looks to be based on what poor Glenn looked like after he was taken prisoner by the Governor and Merle.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
After looking at a few local TRUs with no luck, I finally broke down and bought Glenn and Maggie from Amazon. I’m glad I picked this figure up, as he improves upon a few of my issues with Tyreese, and is just a really great figure in general.