Really cool product for any fan of The Walking Dead who enjoys collecting the seasons.
Now Winslow Himself (The walker) is made really well in my opinion. Both his arms can articulate up and down, not much but they still can. He doesn't feel cheap. All the spikes on his head are made of rubber same goes for some of the spikes on his body, some of those are made of plastic. He's very detailed and very awesome. Looks great on the shelf. The foundation on which Winslow is placed ontop of, is made of a very cheap and flimsy plastic.
The box in which the blu rays come in, is very cool. It's nice and thick, made of a thicker cardboard with the inside being plastic. Showing the line up of ricks gang as they kneel in the presence of Negan. There's 5 disk, 4 being for the episodes and one for special features. Which I like. Yes it does come with a digital code.
Now the reason I gave it a 4 star rating instead of a 5 which I think I deserves, is due to the fact that I don't really see it worth the price that match. YES the Winslow bust is AWESOME and the season it's self was good. But a $175 price tag seems like too much for what you get. I expected the Winslow bust to be bigger then it is. It's about 11 inches tall. But in person is quite small. Either way the Winslow is very cool and I'm happy with the purchase.
I am caught up with the trade hard covers in this series. I knew what would happen and to who, generally speaking. Regardless, I was not prepared. One of the things that caught me about this TV series versus the books is that in the show, I feel like I know these people. In the book, they were just people on the page. Sometimes the art itself would get in the way of knowing who was who at any given moment so there was a sense of detachment. The show... you don't have that. You're along for the ride the entire time and in this season, the ride was way bumpier than expected, even though I knew the bumps were coming.
#1 The show: The show is 5 stars, no question. Yes, the last couple of seasons have been kind of dark, but any apocalypse isn't going to be all rainbows and unicorns, people gonna die....and in not very nice ways from not very nice people......
#2 Specifically, this collectors edition: 4 stars, very clever statue from Rick's battle in the junkyard. However, McFarlane Toys (the maker of this) could have put a little flap or door below the bust to cover the Blu-ray compartment, it would have looked better with the discs hidden. Also, when the discs are pushed all the way in at the base of the bust, there is a way to "pop them out" by inserting one of the impaling devices (that is removable) on the statue (hard to explain unless you see it), and mine does not work to pop out the discs. Either I'm not doing it right, or it doesn't work.
#3 The VALUE of this: 2 stars: this thing IS NOT worth $175. Seems like they get more and more expensive each season. Although, there were only a limited number of these made, which may add to the price. As I said, yes it's clever, but not $175 clever. If you can get this $100 or under (as I did when Amazon put it on sale) then it's worth it. Add it to a favorites list and check it DAILY (or hourly) for a price reduction, that's how I caught it at the right time.
Compared to the Walking Dead blu-ray releases in the past it seems they rushed this out. It is a big disappointment to many fans who thought there would be the uncensored Negan speech and the death scenes of all the characters that were filmed but not used. I bought this set thinking they would be included. There are not as many bonus features as in the past releases either. Otherwise, this is an essential in every Walking Dead fans collection. Maybe next season the release will contain more bonus material for us hardcore fans.
Completely different animal than it was 7 years ago; And that's a great thing. This season has it all; betrayal, murders, espionage, intrigue, tension and hope. Still the best show on television. Bar none!
It was okay and as new as it looked and felt I don't believe it was completely new due to a few of the cd's during specific episodes where it would skip. So much, that I would have to take out the CD either clean it up with soap and water. (being careful to use strokes starting from the center and ending at the outside of the disk. Only after doing so, OR trying to play it in a separate/different DVD player would it be at the very least watchable but still did skip somewhat. Aside from this I can't complain.
This season was the most intense and although it was a bit drawn out in the middle when it seemed like...
>>**<<SPOILER ALERT>>**<< >>**<<SPOILER ALERT>>**<< >>**<<SPOILER ALERT>>**<< Darryl and the group inside of alexandria would have to live in fear for the rest of their lives knowing that they were willing giving all of their hard-earned supplies to an enemy entity, Negan & "The Saviours". Worst part being that at a certain point in the story the audience is really starting to believe that even Darryl, whose supposed to be the leader of the group, is content with doing so and decides that they will not be able to defeat this evil and that giving them what they want will be best for everyone and so the moral tension ensues. Should they make a plan for war and chance an imminent defeat, or stay under the hand of Negan and his cronies. This season by far especially the first few episodes really has you at the edge of your seat. >>**<<SPOILER ALERT>>**<<