The Walking Dead Zombie Takeover

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Since it started in 2010, The Walking Dead has had audiences hooked. See for yourself, why, even those who aren’t usually zombie fans have been pulled in by the series.

After its huge success, a large selection of merchandise was released. If you’re looking to celebrate your favourite show then there are many products you can enjoy.


The Walking Dead Series


Created by Frank Darabont, The Walking Dead is an American TV series, which premiered on October 31st 2010 in America. The rest of the world had to wait until November 2010 to catch up. It’s based on a comic book which features the same name. The comic was created by Tony Moore, Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard.

The series starts off telling the story of a group of survivors after a zombie apocalypse. Viewers follow the group as they search for a safe place to stay. The battle for survival against the zombies (commonly referred to as ‘the walkers’) is compelling viewing with a number of twists and turns along the way.

The post-apocalyptic horror drama shows no sign of slowing down in popularity. It has been nominated for many awards since its premiere. The show also smashed the record for the most watched drama series in cable history.   

Fans looking to relive how it all started can buy the season DVD’s. As well as being able to buy them separately, you can invest in a Walking Dead boxset. The boxset is available in seasons 1-3 and there are various box designs to choose from.

There are several  versions of the DVDs available. You can choose from standard or Blu Ray. One advantage to buying the DVDs is they come with quite a lot of extras. You’ll get to learn more about the story and behind the scenes of the programme. There are also deleted scenes that haven’t been shown on TV. It’s recommended you watch these extras after you have watched the series.

The Walking Dead Game


After its massive success, developers saw the chance to cash in on this cult TV series, and a game was created. Available on all platforms, The Walking Dead game actually won more than 80 Game of the Year awards. It’s been extremely well received and it offers a unique interactive gaming experience. How the story develops depends entirely upon numerous choices the player has to make throughout the game.

The main character in the game is convicted criminal, Lee Everett. After narrowly escaping prison thanks to the zombie apocalypse, Lee soon finds himself fighting for survival. Could taking orphaned Clementine under his wing help to redeem his criminal past?

You can expect to make some pretty tough, quick decisions in the game. You’ll also have to deal with more than just the walkers. Starvation, heartbreak and betrayal will test your character to the limit. This is a must play game that will have you hooked right from the start.

The visuals from the game have been inspired heavily by the original comic book. This is unlike any other zombie game on the market and it’s definitely worth investing in.

The Walking Dead Comic


If you’d like to see how it all started, The Walking Dead comic collection is definitely worth a look. You can buy all of the comics online for pretty reasonable prices. These collectibles are for any true fan, and they feature really impressive sketches. The series started out in 2003, and after the success of the TV series, it introduced The Walking Dead Weekly. There was one issue sold every week for 52 weeks.

It’s worth noting that you can also buy hardcover versions of the comics. Some of these versions come with bonus extras. You can also find signed copies of the comic books too.

Other Walking Dead Merchandise


There’s also a selection of action figures available. You can find all of your favourite TV characters, including Rick, Michonne and Tyrees. Other merchandise that’s been released includes:

  • Posters

  • Clothing

  • Autographs

  • Pet products

  • Bedding

There’s an extensive list of merchandise available. Posters are quite common and there are hundreds of designs to choose from. You can also find pre-made men’s and women’s clothing, along with the choice to personalise your own Walking Dead themed clothing.

Autographs are one of the higher priced merchandise you can invest in. If buying online, it is worth double checking to see that the autograph is genuine. You can do this by carrying out a search online. Comparing the picture on the listing to signed pictures on Google images, for example, will help you to determine whether the signature is real.

Overall, The Walking Dead has come a long way since it first started out. Fans will be eagerly awaiting the premiere of the fifth series. While you’re waiting, why not invest in some of the merchandise on offer? Take a look and see just how much choice there is available.

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