Saturday, 3 November 2018

Zomvember 2018 part 1 - The Walking Dead Exclusive Figures

Yes, I know that Zomvember is not an actual thing, but seeing as I enjoyed the Zomtober challenge so much, I'm carrying on painting my wave 1 The Walking Dead figures by Mantic Games. I have another 20 figures that were produced for wave 1 of the game on my painting table right now and they should be finished soon. For this post I'm showcasing the four exclusive figures that were stretch goals for those who bought the starter boxed set from Kickstarter.
At the far left is Michonne, wielding her katana. She is a fan favourite in both the comic and TV series, and I love her. A former defence lawyer, she is introduced as a mysterious stranger towing two armless and jawless zombies behind her (they were her ex-boyfriend and his best friend). She joins the group of survivors led by Rick Grimes and quickly proves to be a valuable asset. She is truly remarkable at killing zombies with her katana.
Next up is Abraham Ford. In both mediums Abraham travelled the country with his girlfriend Rosita Espinosa to escort Dr. Eugene Porter to Washington, D.C. where the supposed cure for the outbreak is located, eventually recruiting Rick Grime's group to accompany them. Though tough, and a skilled shooter, Abraham displays aggressive outbursts and has volatile tendencies towards the other group members, but over time he gains a strong sense of respect for Rick and becomes one of his right-hand men. He is also displayed as being emotionally broken from the pain he endured due to his family being killed by zombies. His figure is armed with an AK47 assault rifle and he rests his left foot on the corpse of a zombie crawler.
Bad guy Negan is the leader of a group of roughly 1,000 survivors in the Sanctuary, called the Saviours, a group that oppresses other survivor communities and forces them to pay tribute to him. He is known for his brutality and foul mouth. His favoured weapon is a baseball bat with barbed wire wrapped around it. He calls it Lucille, the name of his dead wife. His figure is armed with his trusty baseball bat, a knife and three hand grenades.
Finally, is Walker Ronnie. I admit I have no idea who Ronnie is. I don't recall seeing him in any of the comics or the TV series. Still, he's not a bad figure, and he has been shot in the chest and his right leg appears to be broken, given how he is dragging his foot behind him.
These figures are currently available on the Mantic Games webstore as part of their Mantic Points offers. You can get Walker Ronnie for 10 Mantic points and the other three cost 15 Mantic Points each.

22 comments:

  1. Great post Bryan, I believe Walker Ronnie is based upon the self-same Ronnie who owns/runs “Mantic Games” - the mini definitely looks like him. As special models go they all look excellent sculpts to me :-)

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    1. Thanks for that info, Simon. That actually makes a lot of sense. It did intrigue why they had a named zombie.

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  2. Outstanding work as usual Bryan. I really wish I had gotten into the TWD game before the stroke, the miniatures look cool. Oh, my Zomvember minis are on my workbench right now and I should have a post up tomorrow.

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    1. Many thanks, Major. The miniatures are indeed great. It is just a pleasure painting them. I look forward to seeing your Zomvember figures. All the best, mate.

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  3. good additions. Together with the others one hell of a collection.

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  4. Nice work on the specials from the ks set. They all look great. I do love the Negan and Abraham sculpts from these.

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    1. Thank you most kindly, Simon. I agree - the Abraham and Negan sculpts are great. But so too are the rest of them. So many fantastic figures, I'm hard pressed to pick a favourite.

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    1. Heh, heh, Tom. I have to agree with you.

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  6. Ah for once I recognise one of your characters, I've seen Michonne and her two zombies somewhere, although for the life of me I can't think where :)

    Another nice batch Bryan, you're on a roll there.

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    1. Many thanks, John. Michonne is such an iconic character, loved by many.

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  7. Yet more wonderful models painted to your very high standard Bryan :)

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  8. Beautiful work as always Bryan!

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. That's very kind of you to say so, Roger

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  9. Fantastic work Bryan, Michonne is one of my favourite characters, as she has so much depth that has been revealed over the series. The actress that plays her is very good and really adds to the character

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    1. Thanks, Dave. I totally agree with your comments about Michonne, She is a great character.

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  10. Great work on these mate, Michonne being my fave by a long way!

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    1. Thanks, Andy. I know that many folk love Michonne, myself included.

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