The sixth season of The Walking Dead wasn’t exactly kind to Carl Grimes, the young survivor played by Chandler Riggs. Fans of The Walking Dead comic book series already knew about Carl’s gruesome fate, which finally caught up with him in the midseason premiere. Now, McFarlane Toys is immortalizing that moment with a new Carl Grimes 7-inch scale figure.
Comic Book Resources debuted the figure earlier this week, which will be the latest in McFarlane Toys’ Blue Color Tops line. There’s certainly a lot of color in this one, as Carl’s signature vest is covered in blood and guts from a few different walkers. In the context of the story, Carl and a few of the other survivors took drastic measures to avoid the walker horde when Alexandria’s walls were breached. This figure is an excellent recreation of Riggs’ likeness and costume, with one small inaccuracy.
Do you see what’s wrong with this picture? Remember, Carl was wearing this outfit when he was shot, which means that he shouldn’t be wearing the eye patch here. That came later. This figure does come with an alternate Carl head that prominently features his gunshot wound, but we don’t have a picture of that yet. The bullet-injury head is technically accurate, although we would have also accepted a regular Carl head as a substitute.
The bloody poncho and the hat are also removable, and this figure will have multiple points of articulation. McFarlane Toys has season 6 Carl slated for a January 2017 release, with a $19.99 suggested price. You can find more information about it on McFarlane Toys’ website.
What do you think of the new Carl figure? And which Walking Dead characters would you like to see in the Color Tops line? Don’t put your eye out in the comment section below!
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