The Walking Dead is arguably the most popular episodic show on television today. Along with that designation comes, of course, loads of merchandise. There are action figures, guitars, crossbow-lamps (yes, they do exist), clothes, and even string lights featuring the heads of walkers. If you peruse the official Walking Dead store, you may pass by the innumerable quantity of items and say, “This is pretty cool, but not cool enough for me to spend my hard-earned money on.” Consider statements like that relics of the past, because now there’s a TWD item that actually looks like it’s worth some of your precious rubles.
The Walking Dead: The Pop-Up Book is one of those items that’s wholly unnecessary until it’s sitting on your coffee table and your girlfriend insists on catching up on Gilmore Girls. (For the females, consider this book your escape from another underwhelming Monday Night Raw episode.) Here’s publisher Insight Editions’ rundown of what you can expect from this glorious work of art:
Based on AMC’s The Walking Dead, this blood-curdling pop-up book brings the hit TV series to life like never before. Lurking within its pages are more than twenty ingeniously crafted pop-ups that add a horrifying new dimension to the series. Experience the terror of “Bicycle Girl” reaching out with her decaying arms; the ravenous walker hordes crowding the streets of Atlanta; Michonne’s deadly katana skills; and the horror of a walker feeding frenzy. Plus, go inside some of the most memorable locations from the television series and discover the battle-torn West Georgia Correctional Facility, Hershel Greene’s doomed farm, and the gut-wrenching secrets of Terminus. Featuring ten pages packed with exclusive pop-up illustrations and blood-drenched action, AMC’s The Walking Dead: The Pop-Up Book is a uniquely terrifying way to experience the walker apocalypse.
Hopefully a second edition will explore the impact of Tabitha the goat’s death, and the meaning of cheese within the context of Aikido lessons. The pop-up book comes out on November 10.