One day, the shooting community will look back on the zombie meme and think “WTF?” Â Right now, however, the industry is running at ludicrous speed toward all things zombie. Â The latest aboard the crazy train? Â Crosman.
The Undead Apocalypse line of airsoft shotguns, pistols, ammo and targets are all part of the “green is in” movement. Â That way if you want to pretend the zombies are attacking, while you are pretending to play war, you will be prepared.
â€œAll you need to successfully guard against impending doom is included in this new category of airsoft products,” said Roy Stefanko, VP of Marketing for Crosman Corporation. Â Uh-huh.
It would seem that anyone with a product in the shooting world is painting it green and selling it as specially suited for taking out the undead. Â Grab a zombie logo from 99Designs and you are set.
My question: Â is anyone actually buying all of this stuff?
Anyway, Crosman is offering the Zombie Fun Kit, which is a “…quartet of freaky, lifeless ghoul…” targets. Â Point of fact: zombies and ghouls are not the same. Â Without pulling out the Monster Manual, I’m fairly certain to damage ghouls you need magic weapons, where zombies do not. Â And, for a given level, clerics are far more likely to turn zombies than ghouls. Â (Too nerdy?)
The Crosman anti-zombie guns include the Terminator and the Eraser. Â Both can be loaded with “Zombie Serum Marking BBs” to turn your friends into zombies. Â Also, Crosman offers “Zombie Antidote Marking BBs” to turn them back.
I hope this meme passes soon. Â Seems Uncle has had enough as well.