Each week we take a close look at a comic book collectible. That means taking it out of the packaging. People love to hate the villains. In Robert Kirkman's THE WALKING DEAD, we've seen a couple pretty ruthless villains besides all the zombies walking around. This week we're going to look at Negan.
This is a Skybound exclusive figure from McFarlane Toys. As you can see, there are two different versions, one in color and one in black-and-white, with blood highlights. Both are cool looking but there's something really cool about the black-and-white version. It's closer to the feel of the character in the comics and it makes the blood stand out more.
While the figure is exclusive, the cool thing is you can easily get one. You just have to visit TheWalkingDead.com and buy one. You can get either one for $25.00.
Who is Negan?
Negan is the leader of a group called the Saviors. He's a ruthless leader who will do anything to get what he wants. He often makes a violent and brutal point with his barbed wire baseball bat, Lucille, which is included.
You can see that Negan has a little bulk to him. That's part of what makes Charlie Adlard's design pretty cool. THE WALKING DEAD is as far from a superhero comic as you can get and one of the things I love about it is the variety in the looks of the characters.
If you've been reading the comics, you know Negan and Lucille have a special relationship.
Besides Lucille, Negan comes with a knife that sits in scabbard on in his hand, if he's willing to put Lucille down.
Negan also comes with another accessory, an iron. The iron doesn't have a special name. He uses it to mark the face of those who betray him.
The subtle detail throughout the figure is really nice. McFarlane Toys has often delivered when it comes to action figures. I'll admit I don't have many of the other Walking Dead figures but now I kind of wish I did.
He's a bad bad man but without great villains, where would the story be? This is a great looking figure that you'll want regardless if you have any others in the line.
That's it for this week. Do you collect figures from THE WALKING DEAD? What do you think of this exclusive one? We'll have another item featured next time.