The PopCult Toybox: The Walking Dead Diorama Part One

April 1, 2014 by rudy panucci

Image1You didn’t think I was done covering JoeLanta, did you?  One of the most striking features of the GI Joe convention in Atlanta, which I was honored to be a guest of about three weeks ago, was the gigantic tribute to The Walking Dead,  “Zombie Horde at Yellow Jacket Creek,” a huge diorama built by Mike Gardner.  Loaded with tons of custom action figures, plus scenary, vehicles, a highway overpass and lots and lots of walking dead folks, plus an explosion, this awesome diorama measured eight by eight feet, and stood almost eight feet high in places.

This week in the PopCult Toybox we are going to bring you photos of this diorama. You may have seen these in the JoeLanta video recap I posted last week, but they flew by rather quickly, and I felt that they needed to be seen in a more static format. The diorama was so vast that we are only going to look at part of it today. We will start on the hill, where a horde of zombies are besieging some poor souls in a truck. Then we’ll see the zombie in the creek and take a quick look at Michonne, doing what she does best.

This photo essay will be spread over the next couple of days. I still haven’t edited all the pictures for part two, so I don’t know how many installments this photo essay will have. I took quite a few close-ups and want you guys to see it in all its glory.  Presented with only a few captions, here is the first part of our look at “Zombie Horde at Yellow Jacket Creek.”



This is the view from the hill side of the diorama


Yes, it’s a zombie dog and that is Darwin’s “Descent of Man” leaning againt the wall



An example of the detail in this diorama








The zombie on the far left is the walking dead version of Ricky Zhero, from the band, Radio Cult




Close up on the creek zombie


The view from another angle



That Michonne is such a cut-up!


Check back tomorrow for part two of our look at “Zombie Horde At Yellow Creek.”

One Response to “The PopCult Toybox: The Walking Dead Diorama Part One”

  1. […] going to pick up where we left off, just past Michonne beheading a zombie (see last week’s PopCult Toybox), and we will rotate, clockwise, around the diorama where we will find Carl, Hershel, Daryl, Rick, […]

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