If you enjoy a bit of old-fashioned zombie gore, then look no further! You’ve got everything you need right here.
The Left 4 Dead BOOMER brings the vile, explosive, undead behemoth to…well, we can’t say “life”, can we? He’s about 7 inches tall, comes apart (you love it!) and looks as repulsively awful as L4D fans would want.
So named for the coughing and rasping–and possibly a habit he had when alive– the Smoker is one of the most repulsive zombies in Left4Dead. And trust anyone who’s played: that’s saying a lot. So it’s good to know that if your display shelf needs a bit of ugly, we’ve got the solution from NECA.
Standing about 9 inches tall, he’s an intimidating figure, but one who boasts incredible detail. Every tongue or tongue-like appendage. Every boil and tumour. Even the half-face that creepily reminds you that this was once a normal person. It’s a great addition to any collection.
With a hood and tools bloodied from her encounters with the walking dead, MICHONNE comes to us direct from the San Diego Comic Con.
Armed with a katana and some unlikely (and sort of likely) tools, Michonne looks awesome as a 5-inch figure from McFarlane. While you’re waiting for Season 3 of the show to bring Danai Gurira’s take on the character, you can at least snag this toy and use it as a daily reminder of how awesome you could be if you were a little more like Michonne.
Bursting at the seams, the BOOMER got its name from the way it explodes upon impact, covering the immediate area in pools of toxic bile. Just another of the pleasant little moments that makes Left 4 Dead so grotesquely fun. Now, the morbidly obese, puke-filled Boomer is available for you to take home and display on what can only be described as a very alarming toy shelf. Check him out!
Terrible, isn’t he? Part of NECA’s hugely popular Player Select line, The Boomer stands 7” tall and can be pre-ordered now! He’ll be shipping out in June of this year!
I think I’ve got the Halloween spirit. So here, right on the heels of the previous zombie post, here’s a look at some of the awesome zombie toys and figures you’ll find over at CmdStore.com.
First off is the Sideshow series ‘The Dead’. Four 12-inch figures strong, the prophet, the tactical containment official (whose zombification spells terrible things for the civilian population), the babysitter and the Christmas-themed mall Santa. Each one features the quality you’d expect from the Sideshow gang and fans of the walking dead will definitely enjoy these.
For those who prefer the usual cast of characters and only dabble in the world of the undead, take a look at the Marvel Zombies line, based on the comic series and brought to you by Marvel Select. Spider-Man looks especially worse for wear here and his compatriots don’t fare much better. Each one come with a sculpted base featuring a piece of the dismembered Silver Surfer.
Back to more traditional zombies, here’s the trio from Attack of the Living Dead. Some of the goriest figures around, they’re sure to please any fan of the more visceral zombie flicks out there. These guys are the stuff of nightmares.
Finally, the world of video games has seen a massive increase in the number of zombie-based stories, but few have done it better than or for as long as Resident Evil. Both the protagonists and antagonists are engaging, the tales they tell complex and the world wide and immersive. No matter what your console, chances are there’s a Resident Evil for you.
Las Vegas is one of the most exciting places in the world, featuring something for everyone at all hours day or night and an amazing number of things to do. It draws tourists from all around the world to its hotels, casinos, restaurants and shows and there’s nary a time when the streets aren’t crowded.
Which leads a geek to wonder: How will they fare when the Zombie Apocalypse comes?
It’s not a new question, really, and it’s been explored a few times, with a tarnished “Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada” being among the lead images from the third installment of the Resident Evil film franchise. But here are two other takes on what happens when the undead invade Sin City.
First up is the sequel to the hugely successful XBox/PS3/PC game, Dead Rising. Following in the footsteps of Frank West (soon to be seen in an all-star fighting game from Capcom), motocross champ Chuck Greene must brave the zombie plague to save his daughter. As seen above, he seems to have found himself trapped in Caesar’s Palace, but the game doesn’t Vegas per se, simply the analogous Fortune City. Wherever it is, you can explore it in 2010 when the game hits shelves.
Meanwhile, for some real Las Vegas zombie action, check out this incredibly awesome short film (and its sequel), & Teller. When the zombie plague hits Vegas, it takes nearly everyone with it, save for the normally silent half of the Rio’s Penn & Teller. He tells his story to a video camera in the indie flick that was featured on the DVD of Day of the Dead. Definitely worth a watch.
You can get the original Dead Rising, the Wii port or pre-order the sequel over at Amazon.com!
Dead Rising 2(Pre-order)
Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop (Wii)