Merle Dixon action figure? Yes, please!

Hold onto your butts, collectors. McFarlane Toys will be releasing a new set of action figures for The Walking Dead. Michonne and her pet zombies are welcome additions, and we’re also tickled to learn that the “Autopsy Zombie” that triggered many a gag reflex during Season 2 will be featured. But there’s really only one reason to get excited about the Series 3 Walking Dead Action Figures: Merle Dixon.

Merle:Left for the dead in Season 1 by Rick and the rest of the survivors, Merle Dixon, the estranged brother of Daryl Dixon, makes his full return in Season 3 and this time he is re-armed and ready for action! This action-figure comes with 20 points of articulation, prosthetic arm w/ removable bayonet, assault rifle, pistol and knife.

Available for pre-order , the series has an estimated shipping date of March 2013.