Thursday, October 13, 2016

McFarlane Toys - Saga's ALANA!

Saga - Alana & Marko 2-Pack - McFarlane Toys/Skybound Exclusive 2016

I have been wishing for these exact figures for years. In fact, every time I would review a Walking Dead figure or speculate on Toy Fair reveals, I would wax on and on about how great a Saga series by McFarlane Toys would be. Saga is just about the best comic I have ever read. If you haven't picked up this book yet, you're doing yourself a major disservice. Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples have kept me enthralled for the last four years with their tales of star-crossed alien lovers Alana and Marko as they flee across the galaxies from their pursuers.  Alana is a former soldier from the technologically-advanced planet Landfall where all inhabitants have wings (of some sort). Marko was her prisoner, a beatnik pacifist from Landfall's moon, Wreath. All the moonies are magical and have horns (of some sort) and are in constant war with the Landfallians. While on guard duty, they fall in love over a book, conceive a child, and run for their lives. It's so good it's hard to put into words. Just like these action figures.

This action figure set was originally announced as an SDCC exclusive in 2016. But then it was made available on Skybound's website and they were also on sale at NYCC last week. Now I just read that they will be released to comic shops at the end of November. Hopefully they sell amazingly because I want so many more of these. Every character in the series is worthy of an action figure.

Alana's facesculpt is perfect. In the comics she always looks pissed off and sexy. I can't imagine a better translation into 3-D.

Alana comes with a spiked mace, a small handgun, and two sets of wings; one folded in and one spread out.

Here are a couple pics of her with the folded wings on.

Here she is with Marko and his sword.  I love this pair.

I can't help myself posing them in romantic embraces. They are probably my favorite fictional couple of all time and I'll play smoochies if I want to.


If you love Saga like I do but need more, I've really been enjoying BOOM's Joyride (drawn by Marcus To) and Icon/Marvel's Empress (drawn by Stuart Immonen). Both have a similar fantasy adventure feel with amazing art.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are Marko and Alana with the only other Saga collectible so far, the Lying Cat statue.

Here she is with last year's Skybound exclusive, Walking Dead's Michonne (Comic Style no. 2).

And with another McFarlane figure for scale, Assassin's Creed Aveline.


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