Television fan culture has blossomed into something huge and wonderful. There are so many TV shows that have a rabid and obsessive group of eager fans who love to buy merchandise related to their favorite shows and characters. I should know — my apartment is overflowing with memorabilia from The Simpsons, Beavis & Butt-Head, Community, etc. — but sometimes networks go beyond simple T-shirts and magnets and start selling everything from costumes to sofas to swords. Here are 20 examples of the weirdest television merchandise that you can buy.
Have $250 to spare? Why not buy a replica of a sword that a fictional character uses to kill zombies! It’s “assembled with traditional Japanese sword making techniques” and comes with a custom sword stand and a certificate of authenticity, lest anyone claim you got a fake replica of a zombie sword.