Monday, December 14, 2015

The Walking Dead Lurches Onto Shelves

Within the last 5-10 years, American culture has become saturated with post-apocalyptic zombie movies and TV shows. Chief among these has been AMC's The Walking Dead. It tells the story of a group of survivors continuously on the run from hordes of ravenous, flesh-eating "walkers", more popularly known as zombies. This story connects with us because the scary things aren't the walkers, but how people change and what they do when in awful situations. In short, the walkers are not really evil. 

"I eat because I'm sad, and I'm sad because I eat."

I contend that zombies are simply bored and eat all the time because they are bored. Obviously, they need a hobby. Calligraphy requires too much hand-eye coordination, they would be unlikely to find a partner for ballroom dancing, and groaning goes over poorly in barbershop quartets. Collecting models would probably suit them well. Perhaps ones like these GreenLight models from The Walking Dead.

#33060-A - 1/64 Scale
Dale's 1973 Winnebago Chieftain RV

#12957 - 1/18 Scale
Rick and Shane's Patrol Car - 2001 Ford Crown Victoria Police

#12958 - 1/18 Scale
1967 Ford Mustang Coupe "Sophia Message Car"

While these are not scheduled to be released until Spring 2016, it is not too early to get excited about adding these to your collection. Go to and pre-order yours today. While you are there, be sure to check out other pop-culture replicas from Mattel, American Muscle, and Jada Toys. If we're lucky, these models will help prevent the zombie apocalypse.

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