Reviewed by Rebecca Wong
It’s coming up to that time of year, the temperature is dropping the nights are drawing in and creatures will start to crawl in search of blood to terrorise your neighbourhood. Oh, and that most exciting of all the spooky days – Halloween! Being a fan of Halloween and all the fun it brings to my family and I, we are always on the lookout for additional Halloween decorations and ornaments to show our love of all things spooky and scary.
One of my own favourite horror series is The Walking Dead, which has had me hooked from day one! Following the story of Rick Grimes who finds himself awoken from a coma in hospital to a post-apocalyptic world where the dead walk and have an appetite for human flesh. Its gripping stuff and ten series on the show now has a cult following of fans, like myself who are now self-professed experts in all things zombie. In-fact if you want to survive when the dead rise, find yourself a walking dead fan and you will survive just as many series.
So to receive a Walking Dead 3D Mug to review made me very happy. It’s a gory delight featuring a 3D bloody hand rising out of the centre of the mug. The mug itself is simply black in colour with the Walking Dead logo on the front and back and a blood dripping pattern around the rim. The mug arrived in a lovely gift box which is great for displaying the item but not as great for containing it, so make sure you keep tight hold in-case it should slide out. The mug is also described as being suitable for hand wash only, in order to protect the hand-painted (excuse the pun) design and feels sturdy to use.
As a mug to drink from it isn’t very practical, unless you like your nose to be tickled (or grabbed at in a zombie-like fashion) when you take a sip. It would be impossible to make a cup of tea or even stir a cup of coffee as the 3D hand takes up that space needed. I would also be worried about chipping the hand with the spoon. However, as a novelty mug, for a Walking Dead fan it is ideal. To display as part of your Halloween decorations or to use as a novelty at a party; it would be a great talking point for guests and add to the horror theme.
I also love it as an idea for a gift with a difference, for that horror and/or Walking Dead fan in your life. Remember you need to keep them on side for when the zombies start to take over! The mug can be purchased from www.gbposters.com and retails at £12.99 which is a great price for such a unique and specialised gift that would be treasured by a Walking Dead fan.
I give this mug a 4/5 purely because, as a mug it isn’t that practical but for the novelty and addition to your Halloween celebration it would be perfect.
Available to buy from www.gbposters.com.