Westworld season 2 is headed to our screens in January, and the first series has recently come to DVD and Blu-ray. If you haven’t seen it, fix that! It was the best TV of 2016, even with stiff competition from the likes of Game of Thrones season 6 and Stranger Things.
Now is very much the time to reacquaint yourself with Dolores, the Man in Black, Teddy, Bernard, and basically the whole gang. I’d list Dr Ford, but it seems unlikely he’ll be in S2. To get into the Westworld spirit, check out these select pieces of merchandise. They’re all pretty tasteful - the show simply doesn’t lend itself to trashy gifts - so wouldn’t look out of place in your home or next to the 3D map in your Host-control office. Here are the best bits of merch you can get.
Westworld on Blu-ray + Digital
Well, duh. It goes without saying that you should own the actual show all these goodies are based on. What’s pleasing about Westworld is that you can watch it a number of times and still spot fresh things - be they moments of foreshadowing, Easter eggs, or just little one-liners and details you haven’t picked up on before. Of course you can grab it on Digital Download, DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra.
Westworld Funko Pops - various
Of course there are a bunch of Westworld Funkos, and of course they’re adorable. You can currently get the bulk of the main cast from season 1, including Ford, Bernard, Maeve, and Dolores. If you wanna go evil, The Man in Black is available, and if you wanna go ‘um, maybe he’s good, maybe he’s bad’ there’s Teddy. Of course, the most terrifying Funko is Young Ford, with his opening face. Ugh.
Maze Map T-shirt
Now, we all know where the Maze maps are in the actual show. And we kinda know what the maze actually is. You can display your knowledge of this smart Westworld concept by proudly wearing one of these Maze Map T-shirts. Just don’t try to use it to find the actual maze. It isn’t for you.
Mariposa Saloon T-shirt
Want to wear your love for Westworld in a more subtle, tasteful way? This t-shirt is brilliant. Featuring western-style lettering, it shows off the name of the hotel Maeve and Clem work at - the Mariposa. Plus, it’s 100% cotton, so a decent quality too. The design varies slightly between the US and UK. I prefer the UK version, but hey.
Delos logo canvas bag
Another subtle one, this. You can get this nifty canvas bag with the DELOS logo on it, letting you secretly show off your Westworld passion while you nip to the supermarket for a tin of beans. Seems strong and sturdy too, so you’ll be able to get plenty of swag in there.
Westworld hardcover ruled journal
So, you’re wearing the T-shirt, and you have your copy of the Blu-ray and a Funko of Maeve, looking like she’s about to kick some ass, safely tucked away in your DELOS bag. What else do you need? This notebook is pretty lovely, and it has all kinds of Westworld branding on it. Scribble your theories for season 2 in here.
Vintage Westworld poster
This last piece is a bit cheeky, but it looks so, so good. Grab a vintage poster for the original Westworld movie (which is available on Prime Video, by the way), frame it, and stick it on your wall to make it seem like you were into Westworld before it was cool. The original movie… hasn’t aged very well, but there are still some great moments.