Archive for the ‘Zombies’ Category
What’s better for a post-Christmas post than a post about zombies and Christmas? Funny though, I don’t think this was actually on AMC last night…
Richard Johnson and Andrew Barr of ‘The National Post’ created this infographic that details all the on-screen carnage against zombies in the AMC series ‘The Walking Dead’, split up between seasons, characters, and tools of use. Click to enlarge.
The National Post – Stopping The Dead
German company TACWRK has put together a zombie survival kit for the year 2012. Included with the kit: Stanley Fatmax crowbar, SOG Voodoo tomahawk, replica Panzerfaust, baseball bat, Mission Archery MXB-360 crossbow, Oakley M-Frame 3.0, replica hand grenade, replica H&K G36, ‘The Zombie Survival Guide’ by Max Brooks, Hanwag Alaska GTX boots, Fenix TK70 flashlight, Böker machete, Stihl MS880 chainsaw, compass, ‘Rambo: First Blood Part II’ replica survival knife, replica Walther SG68 RAM shotgun, United Cutlery Expendables Kunai 3 piece thrower set, Tasmanian Tactical TT Vest Base, ‘Zombie Hunter’ patch, and ‘Zombie Hunting Club Berlin eV’ patch. The Price? € 8,999.00, plus shipping.
Hooray! Hollywood is completely missing the point of the book being an account of a world recovering from a massive zombie war as told from the perspective of multiple people. Instead, they’ve turned it into a generic modern zombie flick with a god-like-solve-all-problems solo protagonist in Brad Pitt! I’m totally sure it’s a way better story.
I was totally expecting the zombies to eat the dude anyway after their little song and dance number. Missed opportunity if you ask me.
Operation Z is an upcoming 12-part DVD series billed as the “ULTIMATE guide to surviving a zombie apocalypse.” The first two parts will consist of ‘Introduction to Handguns’ and ‘Introduction to Rifles, Carbines, and Shotguns’, with release dates to be announced soon.
The reveal trailer for zombies mode in the upcoming CoD: Black Ops 2 just came out today. Personally, I would have waited to release this until Halloween rolled around, but then again I’m also not a member of the marketing team for a billion dollar game franchise.
While it has a bright green ‘zombie’ handle, the M48 Apocalypse Series Tomahawk does have some good features going for it. The 8″ head, constructed from 2Cr13 stainless steel, has two sharpened blades, the axe and spike. The 30% nylon reinforced handle secures the head with three separate bolts and is wrapped in black paracord. The M48 also comes with a nylon belt sheath with belt loop and snap closure buttons. It’s a United Cutlery piece, and they do offer a ‘non-zombified’ all-black version as well, if the Apocalypse model isn’t your thing.
Available on Amazon.com.
Crosman has their own line of undead-themed airsoft rifles, pistols, and shotguns.
- Weight: 2lbs, 3oz
- Velocity: Up to 200 FPS
- Electric mechanism w/ rechargeable battery
- Metal barrel
- Weaver optics rail
- Weight: Roughly 1lb, 13oz
- Velocity: Up to 350 FPS
- Pump action mechanism
- Metal barrel
- Weaver optics rail
- Weight: Roughly 1lb, 6oz
- Velocity: Up to 400 FPS
- CO2 powered semi-auto repeater
- Metal barrel
- Weaver optics rail
You can see more of the undead-themed airsoft models and accessories at crosman.com/airsoft/undead.
The Walking Dead Escape at Petco Park in San Diego, CA gives those who participate a chance to experience the thrill of a zombie apocalypse turned obstacle course as either a survivor, walker, or a spectator, watching the carnage unfold safely from the sidelines. The course is specifically designed for people with a wide range of abilities, including obstacles such as rope bridges and cargo nets, but includes an easy path if the challenges prove a bit too difficult; this path does increase of becoming walker chow, however. The event is pay-for-play ($80 a head) and runs from July 12-14. You can find out more details on the official website.
Thanks to Dev for the tip!
1 M&P-15, 1 muzzle break, 3 lasers, 4 flashlights, 3 red dot sights, 9 30-round magazines, 1 forward grip bipod, 2 additional laser/flashlights, and 2 additional horizontally mounted magazines = one 100% badass mall ninja zombie killin’ rifle!
Yet another video of an individual dressing like one of the undead and terrorizing random people. Although this one seems at least partially scripted, you have to wonder when one of these zombie pranks will end in tragedy.
Vannen has released the ‘Walkers 2.0′ watch, which features imagery from Robert Kirkman’s highly successful graphic novel series ‘The Walking Dead’. It features a 43mm matte white plastic case, 22mm wide, sandwich style strap, and 3 hand Japanese quartz movement; nothing tactical about this watch folks, just something fun to own.
The ‘Walkers 2.0′ is limited to 600 pieces and the packaging is signed by Kirkman so it could be considered a collectable. Also of note is the watch is water resistant up to 10 meters, although Vannen still recommends keeping it away from water.
You can purchase one at vannenwatches.com – Walkers 2.0
The job of coroner has changed substantially. (One must assume this will change all the CSI/NCIS type shows of the day…)
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Are you a big fan of the choose-your-own-adventure genre, but are hoping for something more zombie intensive? Well, Mongadillo Studios has an iPad app called ‘ZDAY Survial Simulator HD that may serve that need. The app is text and picture based and takes place in a zombie apocalypse scenario where you have to make various choices throughout the story to determine your fate. If you’re not totally sick of zombie-themed, well, anything by this point, you can pick the ZDAY Survival Simulator HD at the iTunes app store for $2.
Part obstacle course, part race…the only bad thing is you can’t shoot at ‘em.
Now that would be an event eh? Check out Run for your lives.
Dana Fredsti has written a zombiepocalypse novel. She wanted to get it right.
“..So I enlisted (pun intended) expert help. Rather than try and explain the type of things I asked, here’s a good example of an actual question sent to Staff Sergeant Phillip McSorley (who also read several scenes for me to check for accuracy and realism): Oh Military Expert Person! I am writing a scene where a group of soldiers are going to a mountain rest stop to clean it (zombies, doncha know). It’s from the perspective of one guy, a lieutenant, and I have no idea of what tactics they’d use… who goes in first, do they really say things like “Charlie Tango Donut, over!” … Do they send in pairs? I’m thinking this is a small group (would there be a specific number?) and again, while it’s military, they don’t have to be specifically army or marine or air force as their specific job is taking care of zombie outbreaks. And yes, I realize this sounds totally lame… but I swear the book isn’t!”
If you like zombies and you like Army of Darkness chances are you’re going to like Plague Town.
When you’re talking true nightvision vs. thermal, which is more effective vs. zombies? Will walking corpses maintain heat signature substantially different than their surroundings, and if so will it be sufficient to identify them in a fight? These are the questions that keep me up late at night…that and wondering where Carl is. This video is US Night Vision Gen III Night Vision & Thermal Imaging Video Shot In HD On iPhone 4S. PVS-14 / PVS-7 Camera Systems. Follow ‘em on Facebook.
Oh, and yes, I am using an old term. When I was a boot, any sort of night vision/thermal device was referred to as a NOD (Night Optical Device).
Note: TFB is happy to share this article from Red2Alpha, long-time reader of Tactical Fanboy and ardent Cylon-hater.
I have stated publicly that I will not rest until the Cylon threat to humanity is recognized for what it is: A slow, creeping plot that if not stopped will eventually see the human race reduced to near extinction and for those who do survive, a life of slavery to their silicon based overlords. Do your part to prevent humanity from entering that dark night by sharpening your skills with this Cylon Centurion target poster.
Walking Dead has certainly increased the zombie awareness of the United States, if that’s even possible. We’re fans of the comic series more than the television stuff, though both are damn good…but that’s not the point. The point is, here’s an interview with George Romero.
Now, just so we’re clear, we love Robert Kirkman at least as much as we do George Romero (if not more so), so here you go:
Featuring a 2.75″ steel blade by Ka-Bar, this LaserLyte pistol bayonet has a radioactive green handle, constructed from 30% glass-filled nylon, to easily identify its status as a high-caliber, zombie-slaying tool of destruction. It attaches to any medium or large sized pistol with a rail, easily sliding on or off with a press of two buttons. A custom polymer sheath is also included.
LaserLyte – ZK PB Serrated
Take a California legal S&W M&P15, put a tri-color dot optic and 6-position stock on it, then add an 18 volt rechargeable chainsaw with “fast swap bayonet mount”.
Then paint it in a gender-confused scheme that has nothing to do camouflage (or anything remotely tactical) and put a tail on it. What do you have?