Friday, August 22, 2014

The Walking Dead's ANDREA (Comic Style)!
The Walking Dead - Comic Book Series 3 - Andrea - McFarlane Toys 2014

I still haven't read any of the Walking Dead comic books (despite owning them all).  I love the show though and that's enough inspiration for me to buy these toys.  I half-thought that the Comic series might be over because of their slow release dates.  The Television Series toyline is already at series 6 despite debuting several months after the first comic wave.  Andrea is one of my favorites from the show.  Most of the survivors eventually evolve into tough characters, but in my mind she was more dynamic; transforming from a simple passive nobody into one of the most formidable members of the group.  She was also flawed, making decisions that weren't popular with the other characters nor the viewing audience.  But that's what made me like her so much.  Predictability in a zombie show is just boring.  While I really like this figure, I feel like it is a departure from the other comic figures (I only one Michonne).  She's a little bit larger and a lot more grim and realistic than I expected.  Let's check her out below!

The packaging (like Series 2) is a departure from the Series 1 squat design.  The graphic elements are all the same though.

I don't know what happened to Andrea in the comics, but she has a lot of facial scarring that wasn't a detail in the show.


Andrea comes with a Rifle, a Pistol, and a Hunting Knife.





Here are some images of Andrea from the comics.  Note the facial scars.




Check out that little buckle on her thigh above.  The details are amazing on this series.

Time for some Comparison Pics!
Here she is with the TV Series Andrea.

And here she is with the Comic Series 1 Michonne.  Notice the scale difference and stylistically how Michonne is much cleaner and more colorful.  To me, the new Andrea fits in better with the TV figures that the comic ones.



  1. This figure represents why I love so much this series. They look -mostly- as the characters they represent (as opposed to certain GOT figures!). And they are small so I can fit them in cabinets. Andrea in the comics is super bad ass.

  2. So funny, shortly after my comment, my family turn up out of the blue with an Andrea figure. I could not believe the coincidence. Sweet of them to even remember... Anyhow, I see you one has a black eye, where mine doesn't. What do you think? Painter' s whim?

    1. I love hearing about all the readers who have family that buy them toys! Especially ones they want. My hobby is pretty solitary. Not even the guy at my comic shop can figure out exactly what my interests are. My family understand when i want to hop into a Toys r us during a road trip, but no one has ever attempted to buy me a toy. I'm very jealous :)

      My local TRU had about three Andreas and they all had pretty much identical face paint. You probably have a rarity on your hands!