Wednesday, July 16, 2014

League Assignment: The Apocalypse

This week's assignment from the League of Extraordinary Bloggers: The Apocalypse

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 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


  1. How does someone even come by 100 figures to sell? That's crazy!

  2. No idea - but Classic TV Toys seller on Ebay seems to have raided the factory.