Saturday, June 15, 2013

Yakima is ZombieLand

I had the pleasure today of visiting the Zombieland Shop in Yakima, Wash. The store boasts a wide range of The Walking Dead merchandise: everything from games, a few comics, DVDs, t-shirts, action figures, and Mezco miniatures.

Let's get this out of the way now: most of the shop is The Walking Dead stuff. But there is more. They have a decent variety of books (including zombie books by Jonathan Maberry and No Flesh Shall Be Spared by Warning Signs friend Thom Carnell). There's even a copy of the Dawn of the Dead novelization with a new forward by Shaun of the Dead star Simon Pegg. There is also a good number of the new World War Z action figures.

Zombieland Shop also carries a selection of Ka-Bar blades, ranging from pocket-sized knives all the way up to tactical machetes. In other words, the store has something to appeal not only to the fun & games zombie fan but also the survivalists out there.

Being low on cash, I walked out with a Zombie Outbreak Response Team sticker and a United States Zombie Hunter Permit sticker. The two stickers (which will replace a couple well-loved yet worn and faded stickers on my car) cost me $6.49.

Which is about $343 less than the bust of the "cemetery zombie" from Night of the Living Dead the store has for sale. According to the price tag, it is only one of 100 made, so if you have the dough, it's worth getting.
 The store operates a fairly active Facebook page and if you pay attention there are often daily deals announced there as well as a near constant stream of new products, most of which are in limited quantities.

So, zombie fans, if you ever find yourself driving through Central Washington and need a zombie fix, Zombieland Shop is the place to go.

Zombieland Shop
4811 1/2 Tieton Dr.
Yakima, WA 98908
(509) 406-4466

Hours: M-F 12-7 p.m.; Sat. 12-6 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.

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