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Pose-able and POSSIBLE 💘Bethyl💘…
I did this “photo shoot” with them (LOL!) in my front yard on November 13th, 2016. I also made the subsequent photo/collage edits here.☝🏼️
I recently acquired this latest edition of a Daryl Dixon action figure by McFarlane Toys that includes the “FrankenBike” (AMAZING detail on both the bike and the figure btw!) that he built at Alexandria in Eric and Aaron’s garage with all of those spare bike parts. Dwight has once again stolen his bike in the most recent Season 7 episode of TWD–“Service”–so hopefully this Beth and Daryl action figure imagine foresees Daryl soon finding Beth at the Sanctuary while he is imprisoned there by Negan, him stealing his bike, crossbow, and vest back, and then the two of them escaping together. Awwwwww… FEEEELZ! *sigh* 💞😌💞
Now… how’s THAT for a headcanon??? 😄👍🏼

And I gotta say… THIS Daryl figure looks more like Norman in the face than any of the other previous ones. I wish they had gotten the face of Beth’s figure as accurate. She just doesn’t look quite like Emily to me. Anyone else here agree??? 😕
The other complaint I have about her is that although she comes with a knife, she does not have her brown leather sheath on her hip to hold it…? Daryl has a sheath for HIS knife… why not Beth??? Plus, this latest Daryl figure should actually have Beth’s knife and sheath on his left hip as per most of the Season 6 episodes. And oh yeah… Beth’s height ratio to Daryl’s is off–she is so tiny next to him! I’ve pointed this out before as have others who have bought her action figure.

As far as the new Daryl goes, no complaints other than Beth’s missing knife + sheath and that his right hand doesn’t grip his crossbow as securely as the previous versions of his figure do. But I managed to make it work for these photos I took. Also, in replicating the famous Bethyl handhold in cemetery in my fourth photo/edit above, his crossbow strap isn’t long enough to fit it over his head and across one shoulder so that he can hang it on the front of his body like he did in the actual scene in order to give Beth her “serious piggyback” ride. 😍

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winter bike 2014 edition; marvel at all it’s frankenbike ugliness. unbeknownst to me, i had all the parts lying around to re-space a 120mm fixed hub to 132mm (close enough) and splice together an appropriate length chain i.e. two snap-ringy chain joiner things for 1/8" chains (essentially master links for track chains). will add fenders & a less pointy saddle & call it a bike. satisfies my elusive dream of 1) fixed, 2) clearance for 700x32mm studded tires, and 3) clearance for all that with fenders.

other photos are of the frozen condensation on the stem and brake lever from riding outside for a few minutes. it’s coooooold out there.