So this week's assignment is the apocalypse. If you've seen my blog before, you already know that I am a huge fan of the book World War Z and anything that has to do with the Walking Dead. Zombies are a great apocalyptic genre.
Awhile back I built a diorama for the Battle of Yonkers, one of the first military battles against the zombie hoard in World War Z. I used 1:18 scale, or 3-3/4 inch figures. Some were military. Others were assorted figures, with their skin painted grey and red to represent the zombie hordes.
If you look closely, you see a few figures that look alike...blue pants and tan shirt and blonde hair. This figure is Mego's Bo Duke from the early 80s Dukes of Hazard line. I needed a zombie horde at 3-3/4" scale. So I searched Ebay and found this:
100 Mego Bo Duke Action Figures - Yes....100. I would never in my toy collecting life would I ever think I would buy a Dukes of Hazzard figure, much less 100 copies of Bo Duke. I ended up painting only a few of them. I figured I could paint the pants and shirt different colors as well as this was the most generic figure I could find. I am happy I purchased it for less than what the same auction and its current listing price.
So that is my sign of the apocalypse - not the WWZ diorama - but actually spending money in my wallet for 100 Bo Duke action figures. Ugh!
One day I will get around to painting the rest. In the meantime, if anyone needs a Bo Duke figure, let me know.
The apocalypse according to other Leaguers!
Nerdy Life talks about A History of the Apocalypse
Erik Johnson gives us the Daughters of the Apocalypse
Cool and Collected watches The Age of Apocalypse in Movies
Adam Nori reminds us about Donnie Darko