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The Ultimate Resident Evil Gift Guide

The Resident Evil franchise, which began in 1996 with the first Resident Evil game developed by Shinji Mikami and Tokuro Fujiwara for Capcom, has been a leader in the realm of survival horror for over two decades now. It subsequent sequels inspired several live-action films (and their sequels), animated CG films, comic books, novels, as well as countless pieces of tie-in merchandise.

Where the first game began with a mansion overrun with zombies affected by the mysterious T-virus, subsequent games led to mounting an assault on hordes in the fictional Raccoon City outside it, and then the world beyond as the outbreak spread. The movies follow Alice, a genetically enhanced human, directly pursuing the biochemical engineering entity responsible for the chaos known as Umbrella Corp. Augment the thrills of the Resident Evil universe with these fun gifts, perfect for fans of the game and films.

10 LEON KENNEDY RPD HOODIE

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Representing the in the game look of Leon Kennedy, star of the Resident Evil 2 Remake, this hoodie means business - the business of putting zombies down as part of the RPD. This hoodie’s dark blue with dual material on the front and back is reminiscent of the outlines of a riot vest, with the instantly recognizable RPD logo on the front and back.

No one will doubt you’re part of the Raccoon City Police Department with the embroidered patches on either shoulder. With its comfortable, athletic fit and poly blend material of the finest quality, this hoodie is perfect for outrunning Lickers or just blasting them from the safety of your couch at home.

9 RESIDENT EVIL 2: LOYALTY BONUS UMBRELLA CORP. GIFT SET

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It’s always nice to be rewarded for a job well done, and in most plush corporate environments, you can expect your loyalty to get you certain perks. Like this Resident Evil 2: Loyalty Bonus Umbrella Corp. Gift Set. The lucky Umbrella Corp. Employee Of The Month is getting some serious swag with this bundle of assorted merchandise.

Feel appreciated for all the hard work and team building you’ve done helping get the T-Virus up and running ahead of schedule with this set that includes: An Umbrella Corp. umbrella (because of course), a pair of black socks with the white and red Umbrella Corp. logo, and a collectible Umbrella Corp. pin.

8 RESIDENT EVIL CONTAMINATED LIQUID HEAT CHANGING MUG

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Give your friends the ultimate scare by offering them a sip out of this Resident Evil: Contaminated Liquid Heat Changing Mug, or just give your morning routine an extra jolt of anxiety. With its unique heat changing mechanism, you can enjoy hot or cold beverages and achieve a different reaction.

With cold contents, the mug reads “Warning! Severe Risk of Infection if Contaminated with T-Virus” in red lettering accompanied by the biohazard symbol. With hot contents, the lettering changes to reveal a rabid zombie and the single word: “Infected” printed in blood-splatter.

7 RESIDENT EVIL 2: THE BOARD GAME

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Ditch the screens and monitors and grab your friends to play the Resident Evil 2: The Board Game, a co-operative survival horror game that you can play with up to four players (or all alone, but we don’t recommend it!). Pick from recognizable characters in the Resident Evil universe and explore Raccoon City, trying to avoid hordes of undead as you go.

Innovative gameplay, an immersive interactive board, and detailed miniatures help place you and your friends in the middle of all the frenzied action. Explore all the harrowing plot twists and turns with over two hours of gameplay.

6 RESIDENT EVIL FUNKO POP! THE LICKER

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One of the scariest projects to come out of the experiments in Umbrella Corp., The Licker from Resident Evil is a twisted creature whose horror has finally been unleashed thanks to Funko Toys. The only redeeming quality is that at 3 ¾ inches talls, it’s more cute than creepy, and probably won’t be able to eat you.

Humans that were mutated by the V-ACT process, their rare traits cause a second mutation if they’ve already been infected with the t-virus and seriously injured as zombies. Lickers have exposed brains, and have a lack of skin, showing all their tendons, which doesn’t seem to bother this little guy.

5 RESIDENT EVIL 2 FOR PS4 AND XBOX ONE

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One of the most popular video games of its time, Resident Evil 2, departed from the horrifying first venture into the world of Umbrella Corp. and genetic engineering and into Raccoon City beyond. The game has been remade from the original Capcom Resident Evil engine, providing a more immersive narrative along with beautiful 4k imagery on the PS4.

Follow officer Leon Kennedy as he goes through his first day on the job helping college student Claire Redfield find her missing brother amidst a zombie outbreak. Explore your favorite dark corridors, solve tantalizing puzzles and of course, blast the ensuing hordes on the Xbox One.

4 RESIDENT EVIL  6 DISC COLLECTION ON BLU-RAY

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Follow genetically altered Alice (Milla Jovovich) through six films in the Resident Evil franchise as she goes from deciphering her identity as an Umbrella Corp. agent, to taking down the giant conglomerate that has allowed a bio-engineered virus to infiltrate an unsuspecting human population. As her abilities become more enhanced, her fight goes from the underground research facility for the corporation, all the way to taking on its creators.

In this six-film collector’s set you get: Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Retribution, Resident Evil: Extinction, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Resident Evil: Afterlife, and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. You also get loads of bonus features for each blu-ray film separately.

3 CHRIS REDFIELD NENDOROID

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Celebrating the 20th anniversary of one of the most prolific video game franchises in the last several decades comes this Nendoroid of Chris Redfield by Good Smile. A hero of the first game (who would be joined by his sister, Claire Redfield in the popular sequel game), this figurine of Chris Redfield comes with a variety of accessories and detachable appendages to up the action.

You can easily switch from serious faced Chris Redfield to pained face the more intense the zombie slaying gets. He’s fully poseable, and comes with various arms, legs, and hands to interchange, along with his arsenal, making him always prepared for whatever new horrors he encounters.

2 RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD GOLD EDITION FOR PS4 AND XBOX ONE

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The latest in the Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil 7 biohazard Gold Edition for both the PS4 and Xbox One have everything released in the original game, plus three new pieces of downloadable content packages to expand your horror experience.

In End of Zoe, find out what happened to Zoe during the events of the Resident Evil 7 biohazard storyline. The narrative includes new environments to explore filled with new enemies. The Not a Hero DLC sees the return of Chris Redfield, veteran zombie killer, facing new threats as a member of New Umbrella.

1 RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA LEON KENNEDY

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Class up your Resident Evil collection of merchandise with this beautiful handcrafted Leon S Kennedy ⅙ scale PVC figure by ArtFx. The amount of attention to detail on this figurine cannot be overstated; from the folds of leather on his jacket to the detailed stitching on his jeans, and the mechanical points on his firearm, everything is meticulous.

Leon S Kennedy has appeared throughout the Resident Evil franchise, but this version is from 2017’s Resident Evil: Vendetta, a CG film in the Resident Evil universe chronicling soldiers battling zombie hordes and Leon attempting to stop a madman from releasing another deadly virus into New York City.

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