2017 marks the 20th anniversary since Buffy The Vampire Slayer first aired on The WB. The first episode, 'Welcome to the Hellmouth,' premiered on March 10th 1997, and is frankly bulging with '90s nostalgia. Joss Whedon's iconic slayer has been a symbol of feminine power for the last two decades, and her contribution to popular culture cannot be understated. Now you can show off how much you dig Sunnydale and the Scoobies with a while bunch of brand new merchandise on its way to celebrate the milestone.
Fox Consumer Products — who are preparing tons of stock for the special day — have partnered with Hot Topic, Dark Horse and Simon & Schuster (to name a few). There will be a whole bunch of Buffy-themed goodies on the way to celebrate the Slayer's birthday, including all kinds of apparel, books, and other themed products. Here's some of the top swag you can pick up in the coming weeks!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Big Bads & Monsters Adult Coloring Book
Complete with illustrations of vampires, the gang, and Sunnydale, this coloring book is a must-have for all. You can preorder a copy from Amazon here.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Board Game
We've seen Game of Thrones' Westeros turned into a board game, and now here's Sunnydale! Play as a team and help Buffy combat the forces of evil from the safety of your tabletop! Order it from the official website.
The 100% Authorized 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' Encyclopedia
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Buffyverse is within the pages of this encyclopedia. Written by Buffy experts Nancy Holder and Lisa Clancy, this is an absolute must for your growing Buffy collection. Order it here!
Exclusive 20th Anniversary Sunnydale High Tees
Every wished you went to Sunnydale High? Well wish no more, and order this awesome shirt (complete with fangs) right here.
Even More T-Shirts!
You didn't think there would just be one shirt out there, did you? Check out these awesome designs Fox Consumer Products has on the way. Pick them up here.
Hot Topic's line of Buffy-themed apparel
It's not only T-shirts — Hot Topic is also hoping to release that iconic red trench coat from the Season 3 finale, along with a few other recognizable replicas.
Buffy: The High School Years – Parental Parasite
Before Buffy arrived in Sunnydale 20 years ago, she was battling vamps left and right before burning down her old high school gym. Buffy: The High School Years documents that period. The comic collection will be out in June, and you can preorder the first copy here.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vampyr Hardcover Ruled Journal
Left behind at the Battle of the Hellmouth, possibly by one of the Potential Slayers, this handbook can be used for you to journal your own adventures. It even includes notes, illustrations and annotations from Giles and the gang. Order it from Amazon here.
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And that's not all! The Sunnydale High Yearbook Contest will also be launching on March 10, and will ask share their very best high school class photos on Twitter and Facebook with a “senior quote” that would make the Scooby Gang proud. Make sure you hashtag your entry with #BuffySlays20 and you could win a trip to San Diego Comic Con 2017! Head over to Box Lunch for all the T&Q.
Which piece of Buffy merch are you dying to get your hands on? Let us know in the comments!