The holidays are nearly here which if you work for the Umbrella Corporation probably means a slightly more festive undead outbreak. Maybe a big scaly Santa will be slashing his way through your fellow workers. But what if you’re looking to buy a for a Resident Evil-loving friend and a rocket-launcher is out of the question? That’s why we’ve rounded up the best gifts to buy a Resident Evil fan this holiday season.
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1. Resident Evil Tyrant 11″ Statue
Before Mr X and Nemesis, there was the Tyrant, Resident Evil’s original end-of-game boss. In Resi 1, this towering monstrosity smashed its way out of its container, skewered another S.T.A.R.S. member and then tried to divorce Jill/Chris’s head from their shoulders. Now you can have this 11″ replica, complete with broken tube base, sitting on your desk.
2. Resident Evil 2 Remake Keys
Ever locked yourself out of your house? Then these keys will be pretty much useless. But they’re absolutely perfect if someone’s a fan of Resident Evil 2 or, even better, is planning as cosplaying as one of the character.
These are metal replicas of the diamond, club and so on keys that you’d have to hunt down if you want to progress further into Resi 2’s police station. And if you do drop them, whoever finds them is going to have a hell of a time figuring out what they fit.
3. Resident Evil 2 The Board Game
Experience the nightmare that is Raccoon City with this Resident Evil 2 board game. There are expansions available but there’s enough meat here to keep you playing for a long while. Who needs Monopoly when you’ve got zombies nipping at your heels? This can be played co-operatively with up to 4 people but you can also tackle it solo, especially handy for getting a feel of it.
4. Resident Evil Village House Crest Medallion Collection
If only Ethan Winters had one of these he’d have been finished in half the time. This is a set of Resident Evil Village medallions, one of each house, along with a chalice base to mount them in. Sadly, they’re not solid metal but this is still a pretty cool item to have mounted on any Resident Evil fan’s wall.
5. Resident Evil – Philip J. Reed (Boss Fight Books 25)
Penned by Philip J. Reed, this Resident Evil book delves into the original game. We praised it in our review, calling it “..a rewarding read that will leave you’ll with a greater understanding and appreciation of this shlocky survival horror classic.” Reed delves into not just the roots of the game but the psychology behind its fear.
6. Tubbz Nemesis Vinyl Rubber Duck
Can you imagine bathtime without a rocket launcher-wielding bioweapon floating in the tub? Well, yes.. but if you’re buying for a Resident Evil fan, they’ll surely appreciate this Tubbz Nemesis rubber duck amongst their gifts. There are a handful of Resi Tubbz so it’s worth shopping around for the whole collection.