Archive for the ‘Zombies’ Category
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?
Got this from Zombie Fiend.
This is pretty cool. Always good to see someone achieve success, especially someone without contacts and agents and whatnot. This guy began a Kickstarter page for his graphic novel, and now it’s on the New York Times best seller list. That’s awesome and we with him continued success. Read the story in its entirety here.
There were a lot of new zombie products at SHOT 2012. Maybe too much. Optics, bullets, t-shirts. Pretty much everything but real zombies (unless you count some of the dumbasses displaying a shocking lack of range safety out at the Media Day on the Range).
Anyway, a couple of guys checking out the new zombie Eotech and another guy looking at some new zombie targets (article coming up shortly on those) mentioned this new Brains magazine, so we checked it out. Visually, it’s not as easy to read as we’d like, and it’s certainly no Recoil, but it’s surprisingly well done.
This is what the table of contents looks like:
They also have a zombie centerfold:
Leupold is the latest company to jump into the Zombie market with their VX-R Zombie Riflescope. Based around the VX-R Patrol Scope, the VX-R Zombie has a few unique features that cater to its namesake. For starters, the power on switch is green, along with the scope’s illumination dot. The scope caps feature Zombie imagery on the inside, and the two included BDC dials are designed specifically for use with .223 REM and .308 WIN Hornady Zombie Max ammunition. The VX-R Zombie will retail for $599 with a limited production run.
Two new products on display at EOTech’s booth attracted my Fanboyish tendencies. The first was the MW3 Holographic Hybrid Sight II. The MW3 sight is composed of the EXPS2-2 holographic sight with 2-dot reticle combined with the G33.STS magnifier. The MW3 logo is clearly displayed on the side of the EXPS2-2. Like other kits in the Hybrid Sight family, the Quick Switch to Side (STS) mount allows the operator to disengage the magnifier with a simple lever flip, then snap it back into place as needed.
The other product is the XPS2-Z Zombie Stopper Holographic Weapon Sight. The main feature that differentiates this sight from the standard XPS2 is the use of a biohazard symbol as the target reticle, which features a 65 MOA ring with a 1 MOA aiming dot. The reticle is also displayed on the top of the sight in white instead of red. Additionally, the final product will feature a stylized Zombie Stopper logo on the side of the sight. At the very least, it’s a relatively unique concept; no other company, to my knowledge, has done a zombie themed reflex sight with a biohazard reticle before. It’ll be available in April of this year with an MSRP of $559.
JL Bourne, author of Day by Day Armageddon, did a guest blog over on Gear Scout. We’ve taken the liberty linking to it here, for two reasons: one, the author is JL Bourne. Two, the gear is the First Spear OAGRE, and we really like First Spear.
If you think JL Bourne is cool (if you don’t, you probably warm your milk and collect prize show cats) then check out his article over on Gear Scout.
If thoughts of Zombies keep you up at night, Otis Technology, the leading manufacturer of gun cleaning systems and accessories, has an apocalyptic survival item to add to your Zombie collection. Serious Zombie hunters and enthusiasts absolutely must keep their Zombie firearms clean and properly maintained to be ready for the next attack. The new Zombie Cleaning System from Otis is designed to clean all 5.56MM rifles, 9MM and 45 caliber pistols, and 12 gauge shotguns. It includes 8″ and 30″ Memory Flex® Cables for effective and correct Breech-to-Muzzle® cleaning, four (4) bronze bore brushes, a rubberized patch saver® for a 360° cleaning of shotgun barrels, and specialized precision tools for a complete breakdown and fine cleaning of all critical and hard to reach areas of your firearm. A green bore reflector/flag safety, D.O.A./85 Solvent, and a limited edition Zombie labeled soft case are a few of the unique components featured in this new system.
It’s a no-brainer. Don’t make a mindless mistake when you’re trying to save your life from the walking dead. Get back in the game and clean your Zombie firearm with Otis!
The new Zombie Gun Cleaning System will debut at SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Visit the Otis Technology SHOT Show booth # 14213 to see this product or to learn more. Otis Technology is known for manufacturing the most advanced gun cleaning systems available. The superior Breech-to-Muzzle® design combined with unmatched quality has positioned Otis as the gun care system of choice with the US Military. Otis Technology is SMART GUN CARE.