THE WALKING DEAD
I contemplated pushing today’s review back to next Sunday, just to keep the theme running with my Walking Dead reviews, but I decided that Maggie and Glenn are kind of a set, so I’m going forward with the review today.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Maggie is part of the 5th wave of McFarlane’s The Walking Dead TV Series line. She’s based on Maggie’s look in general, but seems to be drawn from the first few episodes of Season 3 specifically. Maggie stands just shy of 5 inches tall and has 22 points of articulation. Maggie’s articulation is okay, but not the greatest. Her hair sculpt means that her neck doesn’t have much movement, and she lacks the ankle joints that the other two figures have, which makes the figure really hard to stand up. Seriously, I just barely got her to stand long enough for the pictures. There are several pictures of the figure mid-fall! Aside from those issues, the rest of the articulation works pretty well, and allows for some decent poses. Maggie’s sculpt is well done, with lots of great little details here and there. I like that the jeans have an actual denim texture, and the folds in her shirt look pretty great. The likeness isn’t quite as good as Glenn’s in my opinion, but that may be more to do with the paint than the sculpt. She still has more than a passing resemblance to Lauren Cohan, who plays Maggie on the show, so it’s not a terrible sculpt. The paint is passable, but the face can look weird from certain angles, particularly the eyes. Maggie’s got some blood splatter going on, which doesn’t look too bad, but I kinda wish they hadn’t made her quite so scene specific. Maggie includes a handgun, a rifle, and a knife. She has a bit of difficulty holding the rifle, and the knife doesn’t seem to want to go in the sheath on my figure, but that may not be a widespread issue.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
I came across Maggie twice at my local TRU, but I wanted to purchase her and Glenn together, so I held off until I found both. I finally broke down and got them both from Amazon. Maggie’s not quite as good as Glenn, in my opinion, but she’s still a pretty well done figure of an important character on the show.