|The Walking Dead: Glenn Rhee|
To start off, let's look at how this figure is being translated from its TV origins to McFarlane plastic. We need to look for any resemblance of Steven Yeun, the actor that played the character. And as far as I could tell, that Asian look is spot on! The face and head sculpt is almost accurate to Glenn. I got no issues with the sculpt on this figure. The folds and creases around his shirt and pants are everywhere but nothing over the top.
Must I remind you that McFarlane just excels when it comes to sculpt and paint? They're just phenomenal. The paint wash on this figure is well executed. The only and perhaps the most consistent issue these figures always have are the paint around the wrists that's obviously not blending in too well with his forearms. Overall, the paint job delivers a lot of fine details.
Even the accessories that he comes with are well detailed. He comes with an interchangeable head that some of you might be familiar with. It's the head or rather, the face of Glenn after his ass got eloquently beaten up by Merle Dixon. You can check online about this reference but I must tell you that the likeness between his busted face and on this figure is accurate.
He also comes with an easy-to-wear bulletproof vest that can be removed by popping his head out. Also, he got an assault rifle, his Glock pistol and combat knife, which you may get him to conceal or arm himself with it. Moreover, Glenn got this iron pipe with a bloody pointy end that he must have used in one of those episodes (sorry, I forgot which event that was).
The downside of all these Walking Dead figures are their limited poseability. They are meant to be display pieces. With Glenn, there is no ankle pivot or rotation at the biceps. What's more annoying is that his waist rotation are hindered by all these sculpting around the waist, and so it's pretty useless. He got a ball-jointed neck, ball-hinged shoulders, single-jointed elbows, hinged wrists with rotation. He got thigh swivel, single-jointed knees with rotation, and hinged ankles.
Overall, I like the look on this figure. Even though they are not as articulated as figures like Marvel Legends or the ones from NECA, for me, these guys got that collector's value in them. I've been watching the Walking Dead ever since it first got showed on TV and I was truly amazed by it. As a core member of the group, a Glenn Rhee action figure is a must-have.