Those die-hard fans who can't get enough of The Walking Dead, even with the comic books, television series, video game, special events, clothing and collectible toys, now have an opportunity to kick up their devotion several notches: the Hyundai Tucson Walking Dead Special Edition soon will be arriving at U.S. dealerships.
Announced in November, the release of the limited-edition model coincides with the 10th anniversary of the comic series created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard. Featuring an Ash Black exterior with red accents (including surprisingly subtle walker hands), the Tucson comes with decals representing the comic's four factions -- Hilltop, Kingdom, Saviors and Survivors -- and a 72-hour custom zombie survival kit/backpack, branded with the Walking Dead logo, naturally.
Aside from those flourishes, and a touchscreen display with a Walking Dead splash screen, the car otherwise appears to have all the Tucson standard features. The price hasn't been revealed yet.
Hyundai, whose vehicles are featured prominently on the AMC adaptation as part of an extensive product-placement agreement, previously teamed with Kirkman's Skybound on a sweepstakes celebrating the 100th issue of the comic. The automaker also launched “The Walking Dead Chop Shop” app that enables users to outfit three vehicles for the zombie apocalypse.
(via New York Daily News)