When Buffy the Vampire Slayer first punched, kicked and staked its way onto prime-time TV in 1997, I was a seventh grader who thought it was the coolest thing ever to completely ignore the new parental advisory guidelines and sit mesmerized through an hour of vampire carnage. Who didn't want to be a teen girl chosen to be the Slayer? Even if I couldn't slay algebra during the day, taking down monsters crawling out of the mouth of hell certainly seemed like the most kick-ass extracurricular activity ever.
Predictably, a swarm of merch followed the fandom, from Buffy logo-print pajamas (why did I never know those existed?) to night lights to an entire jewelry collection available at the teen girls' paradise of the era, Claire's. There was even an inflatable chair printed with Her Slayerness.
However, not everything shrieks with fangirl-dom. Some collectibles that clawed their way into stores, and later eBay, were almost as strange and often as sinister as the fanged fiends that terrorized Sunnydale.
Wield your stake once more, with feeling and peer into the Hellmouth to find these 17 Buffy collectibles that will stalk you in your dreams.