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Archive for the ‘Zombies’ Category
No, Demeter Fragrance Library’s zombie cologne doesn’t smell like the rotting flesh of undead humans. It’s actually stated as smelling like a forest floor (dried leaves, mushrooms, mildew, moss and earth). the ‘for her’ variant offers a scent that’s slightly lighter with a “…a touch of Dregs from the bottom of the wine barrel for that feminine touch.”
The design for the limited edition Blu-ray set for the third season of ‘The Walking Dead’ was revealed. It’s modeled after the Governor’s aquarium of walker heads seen earlier in the season. It comes with five walker heads that can be arranged in any order, and the set can be filled with water and the aquariums light up. The set will be available later this year.
McFarlane Toys is offering this highly-detailed and bad-ass resin statue of the Michonne from ‘The Walking Dead’. The 14.5″ statue is hand signed by series creator Robert Kirkman with a certificate of authenticity signed by Todd McFarlane and details Michonne, katana in hand, mid-combat against two walkers. Limited to 1500 pieces, the statue will be available for sale at noon, EST today, the time of this article’s publication.
Because it’s been a slow season, the folks of Niall’s Zombie Control Service have offered to make ‘one’ (see, the all-caps emphasis in the title was totally necessary) custom ‘NZCS Tactical Corset’ for ‘one’ lucky female individual, a piece of kit usually reserved for one of their team members. There are four stipulations to getting the corset, however:
1. You must be custom fitted, this must take place in the Portland Metro Area (Oregon).
2. You will not get the patches that they have on our uniforms.
3. The cost will be $225.
4. It will take up to 2 weeks after the fitting before it is ready.
Interested parties may contact NZCS via private message on their Facebook page.
Remington has expanded their line of Versa Max semi-auto shotguns to include two “zombie” coatings: Gargoyle Green and Pink Explosion. Versa Max shotguns feature an 8+1 capacity with the use of 2 3/4″ shells, the ProBore choke system that includes both IC and tactical extended choke tubes, oversized bolt release, oversized bolt release button, and oversized trigger guard, receiver mounted picatinny rail, HiViz front sight, and picatinny barrel clamp for accessories mounting.
CenterPoint has released two zombie-themed scopes in their product line: 3-9x40mm and 4x32mm. The 3-9×40 mm features a red/green illuminated mil-dot reticule, while the 4x32mm features a duplex reticule. Both scopes feature finger adjustable windage and elevation dials, splatter-proof lens covers, picatinny mounts, and cleaning cloths.
The Christensen Arms Zombie AR Package uses a Christensen Arms CA10 or CA15 as the base firearm and includes a ZEISS Conquest Duralyt 1.2-5×36 #60 illuminated scope. The rifle and scope are both dipped in green zombie camouflage. According to the company, the package is supposed to be available this month.
Zombie Stop is a series of pepper spray products by Montana-based company Counter Assault. All four products spray a green-colored stream or fog distances varying between 6 to 12 feet. The spray is a non-flammable, oil-based, law enforcement-grade formula (Oleoresin Capsicum – 2 million SHU) with a 5 year shelf life.
KA-BAR has expanded their line of Zombie knives to include the “Zomstro” and “Swabbie” style blades. Both blades are constructed from
SK5 1095 Cro-Van steel and come with nylon sheaths with a front stuff sack. The handles comes standard green, although a replacement set in black comes with the knives. Made in the USA.
Zombie Coat is a new line of DuraCoat protective firearm finishes, but with a host of zombie and undead-themed names. Zombie Coat comes in the following colors: Graveyard Black, Tombstone Gray, Blood Red, Biohazard Yellow, Zombie Green, and, my favorite, Rotting Flesh.
EOTech’s newest showings in their line of sights at this year’s SHOT can be seen above. The first is a sight calibrated specifically for use with .300 BLK and .300 whisper. It features a two dot reticle that is set for two different ranges depending on whether subsonic or supersonic ammunition is used. Not shown is the diagram on the roof of the sight detailing this information.
The other sight is the Zombie II. Practically identical to the original EOTech zombie sight, it features the same biohazard reticle, with the largest change being the inclusion of ‘Reaper Z’ camouflage. Other features include 20 brightness settings, a 600 hour run time on a single 123 battery, and attachment to a 1″ weaver rail or 1913 picatinny rail.
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!