I didn't expect cosplaying ducks to top our list of the best Borderlands 3 merch, but here we are. And to be honest, the shoe fits. Borderlands is famous for smearing outrageous humor all over itself, so bathtub birds with a thing for dressing up isn't out of place when you think about it.
Borderlands 3 guide
They're not the only collectibles worth your time, either. Now that Borderlands 3 has been unleashed upon the world, shelves are creaking beneath figures, clothes, and novelties that celebrate Gearbox's looter shooter. There's almost too much choice. Because the best Borderlands 3 merch includes everything from color-changing mugs to toys, we've done a Vault Hunter impression and rounded up treasures that we think are the most deserving of your cash. If you want a gift for yourself or the Borderlands fan in your life, check out our top picks below.
Best Borderlands 3 merch
1. Tubbz - Physco
You can't say that Numskull Design's answer to Funko Pops aren't unique. Eye-catching and distinctive, they honor Borderlands' iconic characters at an affordable price. There are loads of them, too. As well as the classic Physco on show above, you can get your hands on rubber ducky versions of Lillith, Mad Moxxi, Troy, and more. The range also includes nods to hit franchises like Fallout, and each one comes packaged in a plastic bathtub. Adorable.
2. Psycho heat-changing mug
Game-related mugs often veer into tackiness, but not this one. It changes color with heat, so a pattern will emerge when you add hot liquid. Starting out as a simple black cup with a Psycho mask on it, pouring yourself a brew reveals the same bed of roses that are featured on the Borderlands 3 game cover. It's tasteful, pretty, and cool. Well, not literally.
3. Claptrap 7" vinyl figure
The motor-mouthed Claptrap may get irritating after a while, but he's been the franchise's mascot since it began in 2009 for a reason - this bunch of bolts is iconic. Now you can get him in vinyl form for your desk. Mercifully, this one doesn't say a word.
4. Tiny Tina Rabbit plushie
This is so cute I think I might die. Which is appropriate, considering what Tiny Tina used these 'Damsel' rabbit toys for in Borderlands 2 (she attached them to rockets called 'badonkadonks' and fired them at a train). These rabbits are recreated here in plushie form, and they stand at 10" tall. The cell-shaded details are a nice touch, too.
5. Lillith action figure (McFarlane Toys)
McFarlane Toys are the last word in cool action figures. Their products have always been of the highest quality and are the spitting image of whichever character they're recreating. This Lillith toy in particular caught our eye thanks to the sheer level of detail on show, like that intricate Siren tattoo on her left side.
6. Tiny Tina snapback cap
Tiny Tina's second entry on this list takes the form of a rad snapback cap. Festooned with embroidered patches inspired by the character (including her creepy rabbit mask), it's another surprisingly restrained tie-in. A tasteful way to show off your fandom.
7. Moxxi Bar set
Alright, I'll admit it - I think this may be one of the coolest things on the list. Although it's a bit further up the price scale at $75 / £75 or so, the Moxxi's Bar set is an awesome replica of Mad Moxxi's saloon with four branded shot glasses, a bottle opener, and four abstract coasters. It's a nod to Borderlands 3, yes, but it also does more than look dope on a shelf. It's got a practical use.
8. Borderlands 3 Collector's Pin set
A good pin can add character to any backpack, lanyard, or jacket (often very literally), and these allow you to show off your love for the Borderlands series. There's one to represent each of the threequal's main players, up to and including villains Troy and Tyreen.
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