|The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon|
This Daryl Dixon action figure comes with Merle in this 2-Pack Dixon Brothers special by McFarlane Toys. Taking a look at this 11x8-inch box, you can find an artwork inspired from that of Season 3 and a portrait of Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker respectively as Daryl and Merle. Moreover, Daryl is the exact duplicate of the Daryl we had in series one released awhile ago from this toyline.
Once again, I am blown away from the tremendous amount of details on this figure. The paint job nearly matches that of Daryl in the TV series with his dirt covered T-shirt and somewhat baggy pants. His beard and mustache are decently painted and designed but I wish McFarlane could have put a little bit of dirt over his face for an even more scruffier look. Same goes with his arms, it needs more colour shading than this. Like the action figure Rick Grimes, his eyes are looking at a certain direction.
As far as the sculpting goes, I'm satisfied with how the head and face sculpt is done. However by looking at the body mold, Daryl looked like he got fractured with one leg (right leg) misaligned; hoping that this is only a factory defect. Nevertheless, I like how the arms are curved and how it helped him hold his crossbow. Daryl also got a knife sheath and a squirrel fur attached around his waist.
He comes with three different accessories; all of which are weapons. Getting an axe and a gardening tool is a nice thing to have with this figure, but I still think that the crossbow alone would have been fine without the other ones. Daryl's Bowie knife adds some badassery in him, which can be held around his grip using tape!
You can't really do a lot of dynamic pose on this guy or any of The Walking Dead action figures. They are only intended strictly for show. The articulation is as follows- ball-jointed neck that lets his head rotate 360 and lean to any direction. Ball-hinged shoulders along with swivels at the mid-shoulder. Single-jointed elbow, hinged wrists and wrist rotation. He got a waist swivel but doesn't do its full potential and he got no ab crunch or diaphragm swivel. He got a T-joint that lets his legs move forward and back but doesn't allow it to move to the sides. He got single-jointed knees with rotation, and no ankle pivot.
Daryl stands at exactly 5 inches tall and he's perfectly well scaled when compared to Rick and Michonne. Even though I'm completely impressed with the detail of this figure, it just irks me to see that leg being deviated, but then it is what it is. Hopefully, other TWD figures won't have the same problem.