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REVIEW: The Walking Dead – 1/6th Scale Merle Dixon

There was a time there in the mid-90’s where it seemed like Michael Rooker played the villain in almost every film. Okay, so it was really only Cliffhanger and Mallrats, but the man known as Mr. Svenning was also in Days of Thunder, JFK, and Tombstone. And it wasn’t until playing Merle Dixon, in the comic book turned AMC television series The Walking Dead, that Rooker was able to seemingly become a household face (if not name) once again.

Rooker’s character – Merle Dixon – was one of the primary antagonists in the third season of The Walking Dead. Also, he’s the older brother of series favorite Daryl Dixon, making for some awkward zombie apocalypse Thanksgiving dinner conversations.

Being one of the main characters, Merle is also one of the first characters to be released as a 1/6th scale figure from Threezero. The company’s The Walking Dead series continues to grow, with several character announced over the past year.

The 1/6th scale Merle Dixon sports a striking resemblance to the veteran actor. Threezero is a high-end collectible company, and much of that can be seen in the face sculpt. The lone sticking point, for me, is that they chose to paint Merle’s eyes sort of looking upwards. While head-on shots look fine, he looks a little zombified when viewing from angles.

As far as accessories, Merle comes packed with six hands (fists, gun holding, open palms), a prosthetic right arm with a bayonet, and a pistol with removable magazine. There’s really only one option – you sort of have to go with the prosthetic bayonet hand. We only see Merle on the show with a right hand for a few minutes. Plus, that prosthetic is the perfect weapon for a zombie apocalypse (I guess if you must chop off your own hand).

The outfit is fairly plain (you probably wouldn’t want to be super flashy when there are flesh-eating zombies after you). Merle is wearing a brownish button-down t-shirt, a white undershirt, green military pants (with lots of pockets and zippers), and a pair of brown boots. The clothes are given a weathered look, and the undershirt might even have some coffee stains on it.

Overall, the 1/6th scale Merle Dixon is a good grab for this price point. While all of the other high-end 1/6th scale collectibles are inching towards $250 per figure, Threezero continues to hold in there below $175. That is definitely appreciated by my pocketbook – err…wallet (I carry a wallet and not a pocketbook, I swear!).

So if you’re a fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead, or maybe you’re a Michael Rooker fan who has wanted to complete your 1990’s 1/6th scale Cliffhanger collection, I recommend you picking up Threezero’s Merle Dixon figure. Just make sure to look at him straight-on, or else he will likely give you the evil eye.

The Facts



1/6th scale Merle Dixon

Series: The Walking Dead
Manufacturer: Threezero
Material: Articulated plastic body
Authorized Likeness: Michael Rooker
Dimensions: 1/6th scale
Outfit: Brown short-sleeve shirt; White tank top undershirt; Green military pants; Belt with holster; Brown boots
Accessories: Pistol with removable magazine; Pair of fists; Pair of relaxed hands; Pair of hands for holding gun; Prosthetic right arm with bayonet
Pricing: $164.99

Threezero provided this figure for review.

To pick one of your own up, check out the following:

Sideshow Collectibles: $164.99
Amazon.com: $229.99

 

Threezero x Zao Dao

I had to do a little investigative journalism here with this one. Threezero posted the above image with a brief description (in Japanese, which I do not read nor speak). Now, they've been posting little hints and clues about the above figure - from artist Zao Dao - but, I believe, this is the first time we're seeing the 1/6th scale figure's face sculpt (or anything more than accessories). Her first art book - Song of Sylvan - is "an adventure of a young swordsman from the mountains." You can check out the cover below, which looks a whole lot like what threezero is promising collectors.

Threezero’s 1/6th scale Daryl Dixon Pre-order

Threezero has announced that their AMC The Walking Dead 1/6th scale Daryl Dixon collectible figure is currently available for pre-order. The regular version is priced at $168.00 (with worldwide shipping included in the price) and there is a threezero Official Website exclusive, which comes with Long sleeve black shirt and Quiver with arrows, priced at $180.00. All Daryl Dixon collectible figures purchased via threezero's online store will be coming with Free The Walking Dead T-Shirt.

The 12-inch tall Daryl Dixon collectible figure features the realistic likeness of Daryl Dixon as portrayed by Norman Reedus in the critically acclaimed “The Walking Dead” television series. The collectible figure comes with Tailored Weathered Clothing; Faux-leather Vest; Sleeveless Shirt, Poncho and features soft PVC Dermis on the Arms. Crossbow, Pistol with Detachable Magazine and Knife are included with the figure along with multiple Exchangeable Hands.

Also, if you don't get to the threezero pre-order in time, Sideshow Collectibles is currently taking pre-orders for the $168.00 figure as well.

The 1/6th scale The Walking Dead - Daryl Dixon Collectible features the following:

  • Faux-leather Vest
  • Sleeveless Shirt
  • Poncho
  • Crossbow
  • Pistol with Detachable Magazine
  • Knife
  • Pair of Relaxed Hands
  • Pair of Gripped Hands for holding Knife
  • Pair of Gripped Hands for holding Pistol and Crossbow
  • threezero online store exclusive version: Long-sleeve Black Shirt; Quiver with Arrows.

Threezero’s The Walking Dead – 1/6th scale Negan

Threezero has announced pre-order details for the 1/6 scale Negan collectible figure from AMC's The Walking Dead license. It will be available starting on Tuesday June 13th 2017 at 9AM Hong Kong time (9PM on June 12th) for a limited time only. Priced at $168.00, with Worldwide shipping included in the price, all Negan collectible figures purchased at www.threezerohk.com will include a free threezero t-shirt. The Negan collectible figure stands approximately 12 inches tall and features the realistic likeness of Jeffrey Dean Morgan

The 1/6th scale The Walking Dead Negan collectible features the following:

  • Faux-leather Jacket
  • Bandana
  • Long sleeved T-shirt
  • Pants with Belt
  • Larger Belt
  • Boots
  • Bandage (on left wrist)
  • Colt 1911 with detachable Magazine
  • Plastic 'Lucille' bat with wood finish and embossed wire
  • Woodcast 'Lucille' bat with DIY Iron Wire
  • Hatchet
  • Marker Pen
  • Relaxed right gloved hand and left bare hand
  • Gripping right gloved hand (for Colt 1911)
  • Gripping right gloved hand and left bare hand (for Bat)
  • Opened right gloved hand
  • One bare left fist

The X-Files 1/6 scale Agent Mulder

Threezero has announced the pre-order details for their The X-Files 1/6 scale Agent Mulder collectible figure. The figure will be available for pre-order via the previous link for limited time only, starting on June 2nd 2017 at 9:00AM Hong Kong time (Today - June 1st - at 9PM ET). It's priced at $168.00 with Worldwide shipping included in the price. In addition, the threezero Official Website exclusive will include a special exclusive version with a Trench Coat - available for $180 with Worldwide shipping included in the price. And all Agent Mulder collectible figures purchased via threezero's online store will be coming with free threezero t-shirt. 

The Agent Mulder collectible figure stands approximately 12 inches tall and features the likeness of the FBI Agent Mulder as portrayed by David Duchovny in the critically acclaimed “The X-Files” television series. The figure comes with a tailored black 2-piece suit, a number of accessories, and multiple interchangeable hands.

The 1/6th scale Mulder figure features the following:

  • Formal Shirt and Tie
  • Belt
  • Black Balmoral Shoes
  • FBI IDs
  • Pistol (SIG-Sauer P226)
  • Pistol (Walther PPK)
  • Pistol Holster
  • Watch
  • Flashlight
  • Cellular Telephone
  • Pair of Fists
  • Pair of Relaxed Hands
  • Right hand for gripping Pistols
  • Pair of hands for holding Cellular Telephone and Flashlight
  • threezero online store exclusive version: Trench Coat