There’s a lot of money in zombies these days. You can experience that first-hand for yourself with the arrival of a new “Walking Dead” bank from Skybound and Diamond Select. The bank, modeled after Michonne’s zombie pet from the “Walking Dead” comics, will be unveiled at Toy Fair this coming Sunday. Ahead of that, MTV Splash Page has your first look at the gory money-holder.
See the bank, and read the full press release after the break!
The Walking Dead’s Michonne’s Pet Bank Debuts at New York Toy Fair This Sunday
Be the first to see The Walking Dead’s Michonne’s Pet Bank this Sunday, February 10 at the New York Toy Fair. The Diamond Select Release introduces the latest addition to its zombie horde of walker merchandise in conjunction with Robert Kirkman’s Skybound imprint at Image Comics. The bank will be available this summer but now, you can catch a preview of the bank this weekend. The bank is based upon Michonne’s chained and armless and jawless walkers who protected her until she met up with Rick Grimes in creator/writer Kirkman’s Eisner Award-winning comic book series and graphic novels. Michonne’s pets protected her from walkers so it can surely keep your coins safe from intruders. The zombie bust measures 8″ tall atop the famous The Walking Dead logo and is crafted in durable vinyl with a slot in the back for change. The Walking Dead’s Michonne’s Pet Bank features detailed sculpting and paint applications, making it not just a cool bank, but an amazing bust of zombie art. The bank will be available this summer at your favorite comic book store and other retailers with a MSRP of $22.99.
Skybound is the home of Robert Kirkman’s creator-owned work including his Eisner Award-winning comic book series, The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, Thief of Thieves and Clone as well as Witch Doctor and Invincible Universe. Since its inception, Skybound has created television shows, merchandise and a wide spectrum of platforms, games (The Walking Dead: Assault iOS app), and entertainment events (The Walking Dead Escape). Skybound’s successes include the comic behind the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC’s The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. AMC is developing Thief of Thieves as a potential series. Skybound/Kirkman frequently top the hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. Your destination for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles is www.Skybound.com.
About Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles, LLC
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS AND COLLECTIBLES, LLC was founded in 1999 by sister company Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. Envisioned to create unique and exciting collectibles for children and adults alike, the company has licensed a variety of pop culture properties to be turned into merchandise. In 2007, Diamond Select Toys made a move to acquire select assets of the New York based Art Asylum, creators of the global Minimates brand. Minimates have been recognized as the #1 selling block figure in the world and were the first toys ever to be inducted into the Toyfare Hall of Fame in 2007. With partners such as Marvel Enterprises, Microsoft, Universal Studios, Twentieth Century Fox, MGM and Sony Pictures, Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles produces a large range of products based on a wide variety of properties, and is headquartered in Timonium, MD. For more information, visit www.diamondselecttoys.com and www.artasylum.com