2 Walking Dead Daryl Dixon Crossbows
Why does Daryl carry a Crossbow?
In a post zombie apocalyptic world, how would you survive? Whether you barricade yourself in a safe house, flee to the open hills, or just stand and battle it out where you are, chances are you are going to need some sort of weapon to defend yourself.
If you are a fan of the Walking Dead series, you will have noticed that tough guy Daryl Dixon has gone for the most practical option of a cross bow. It’s lightweight, the arrows are often retrievable, and if a push comes to a dead zombie, you can always fashion your own arrows.
Which Crossbow is best for me?
If you would like a replica of the crossbow used in AMC The Walking Dead by Daryl Dixon, then the ThinkGeek Daryl Dixon Roleplay Crossbow is the obvious choice. Increasingly hard to track down, this crossbow is still available in a few places but supplies are diminishing faster than a bunch of uninvited Walkers at a Daryl Dixon party.
Our second choice is a great NXT Generation Crossbow and Target Kit for matching with a Daryl Dixon costume due to it’s realistic look, affordability and availability.
ThinkGeek Daryl Dixon Role-play Crossbow
- Sound and Vibration
- Great for roleplaying
- Plastic prop replica
- The Walking Dead logo
- 26.5 ” long approx
- 3x ‘AA'(1.5V) batteries (not included)
- Ages 14 and up More…
ThinkGeek Daryl Dixon Roleplay Crossbow
If you fancy yourself as a Daryl Dixon, whether it is role play, comic conventions, Halloween parties, or just getting in some practice before the zombie apocalypse strikes, you might like to get your hands on a crossbow just like Daryl’s.
This crossbow is a replica of the original used in the Walking Dead series by Daryl Dixon, as portrayed by Norman Reedus. As a crossbow model that does not actually fire arrows you won’t be able to dispatch any real zombies, but it is great for role play and as an accessory to complete any Daryl Dixon Costume.
Sounds and Vibrations
An arrow sits along the main shaft of the crossbow, which also houses a telescopic sight. Depressing the trigger activates a “THWACK” sound to simulate the noise of an arrow being launched with accompanying vibration to emulate kickback and give the crossbow a realistic feel.
The tell-tall AMC Walking Dead logo is seen along the main shaft of the crossbow. One delightful feature on this model that gives the crossbow a realistic feel is that the cams actually roll as you pull the string back into the trigger mechanism. The crossbow does not come with a shoulder strap, but there are loops so a strap of the appropriate length could be applied.
ThinkGeek Daryl Dixon Crossbow Verdict
This quality made Daryl Dixon Crossbow is an excellent replica of that used by Daryl Dixon in the Walking Dead. It would make an ideal option for safe role play or as a prop to complete any Daryl Dixon Costume. The crossbow carries the official AMC Walking Dead logo and sure to be a hit with any Walking Dead fan who wants to complete their Daryl Dixon look.
NXT Generation Crossbow and Target Kit
- Shoots over 70 feet
- 6 Foam Darts
- Built in Quiver
- Practice Target
- 18 x 25 x 6 inches
- 14 years and Up More…
NXT Generation Crossbow and Target Kit
This is a great crossbow to complete your Daryl Dixon costume. Indeed, it would be suitable for any costume that requires a crossbow such as a zombie hunter.
This NXT Generation Crossbow has a distinct advantage over selecting the ThinkGeek Daryl Dixon Replica Crossbow. The ThinkGeek crossbow looks the part, has an AMC Walking Dead logo and makes sounds and vibrations. However, it cannot fire missiles. This makes it safe as a prop but not so much fun. The NXT Generation Crossbow comes with 6 foam missiles and a target. It shoots straight, it looks the part, it is ideal as a prop and is enormous fun to use.
This crossbow arrives with suction cup foam darts. That said, it can fire them to a distance of over 70 feet. The bow measures 18 inches by 25 inches by 6 inches, so is a practical size to carry for cosplay.
NXT Generation Crossbow Verdict
You will find it great fun carrying this crossbow as part of your Daryl Dixon Costume. Props are great devices for getting into a character and maintaining it. This crossbow will add a touch of authenticity to your costume and is a cool prop to carry.