What would life be with zombies? Actually, don’t answer that—as The Walking Dead so ably demonstrates, life would be a constant struggle for food, safety and resources, where the living are ultimately much more dangerous than herds of walkers. One minute you’re waking up in a deserted, blood-stained hospital, the next you’re the unwilling leader of a ragtag group of misfit survivors and making horrific life-or-death decisions every day. Of course, you do get to hang out with Daryl Dixon, so maybe life isn’t all bad. . . .

All in all, the safest way to experience the zombie apocalypse is through ToyZoo’s extensive collection of The Walking Dead collectibles. We’re particularly impressed with McFarlane Toys’ realistically molded 10-inch action figures, with their almost disturbing attention to detail. Start your collection with the man himself, Rick Grimes, a model so life-like you expect him to shove a shotgun in your face and demand to know who you are, if you’re a danger to the group, and why he shouldn’t just preemptively put you down (Cut him some slack if this happens—he’s been kinda testy lately. Family problems).

The Walking Dead Rick Grimes Action Figure

With an alternate arm, pistol, and rifle, Rick’s ready for just about anything, so why not set him up against a few more of our The Walking Dead collectibles? Recreate your favorite moments from the series, or stage your own walker confrontations with a Bungee Guts Walker and its removable intestines, or the fearsome Mud Walker, who can be split in half and mounted on a mud-covered base. They may only be five-inches tall, but what they lack in height, they make up for in bite. And if you think Rick’s extra height gives him an advantage over smaller The Walking Dead action figures, set him up against McFarlane Toys’ five-inch Michonne, complete with 22 points of articulation and her own katana. Not that this really gives the zombies more of a chance—this is Michonne we’re talking about.

Walking Dead POP! Well Walker

What Rick, Michonne, and the rest of the survivors may not recognize is the walkers’ greatest weapon—cuteness. Do you doubt us? Gaze upon the POP! Well Walker and tell us he isn’t the most adorable 3.75-inch pile of pallid, decomposing flesh you’ve ever seen. Many of our The Walking Dead collectibles are just plain huggable (Legal disclaimer: never hug a zombie, no matter how adorable. ToyZoo disavows responsibility for any injuries, up to and including death and reanimation, resulting from hugging or otherwise interacting with the living dead).

Daryl Dixon Walking Dead Action Figure

And finally, of course, there’s Daryl Dixon, the badass with the heart of gold. Like Rick, Daryl has been recreated by McFarlane Toys as a 10-inch masterpiece. Designed from a 3D rendering of actor Norman Reedus, Daryl comes complete with removable poncho, hunting knife and, of course, crossbow. Because if you’re stuck trying to survive when the dead walk the earth, you might as well do it in style.