There really hasn’t been that much in the way of Left 4 Dead action figures and toys. Considering it is probably the next title Valve will release when Source 2 is all ironed out I find this to be a bit depressing. Sure, NECA did the Boomer and Smoker. But since their relationship with Valve fizzled out we’ve mostly been left in the cold. Welovefine has now introduced a new mini-figure: the Vinylkin. And their first effort will be none other than the Left 4 Dead franchise!
There is a catch though. Similar to Kickstarter, these figures will need to reach a certain level of funding before going into production. Now we can find out if the Left for Dead property really has the juice to move a line of vinyl figures.
Let’s take a look at the breakdown of what is included in the entire collection. First we have the survivors: Zoey, Francis, Louis, and Bill. If you order the set you also get a bonus figure of Gnome Chompski!
The infected: Witch, Hunter, Smoker, and Boomer. Similar to the Survivors, if you order the entire set you get a bonus Gnome Zombski.
There are also various little add-on kits including a weapons pack, generic infected, and a black Vinylkins body for customizing. The line is a nice little effort.
So as you can see from the control images each figure will be $20 unless you buy one of the packs. There is no indicator, but I can only assume from the box art that these will be blind boxed if they see release. I went in for the full collection set which looks to include both factions and a bonus chainsaw accessory. I guess it is slightly misleading since the “Full Collection” does not include the generic infected.
Anyway, it looks like a fun little collection and I really love my mini figures so I’m all in. I suppose we’ll see in the upcoming months or so if this actually takes off. The site indicates that these should ship come December, so it’s a fairly quick turnaround. Check out Welovefine if you are interested in ordering these.