Marvel’s “Black Panther” is set to hit theaters across the US on February 16. The movie follows King T’Challa as he returns to the fictional African nation of Wakanda to claim his rightful place as the country’s leader. The film has a star-studded cast including Chadwick Boseman playing T’Challa/Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman and Forest Whitaker.
“Black Panther” is already on track to be a box office hit. It sold more advance tickets on Fandango in its first 24 hours than any other Marvel Cinematic Universe movie.
And while we have to (not so patiently) wait for a few days for the film to finally hit theaters, we don’t have to wait to shop some novelty Marvel goodies that “Black Panther” fans will absolutely love – 5-star rated coffee mugs, 3-D wall decor and retro-inspired T-shirts among them. There’s also the comic books to catch up on, in advance of your midnight screening.
We’ve rounded up seven essentials that make great gifts to treat yourself or friends who are die-hard fans.
Of course, don’t forget to grab a ticket (or three) to the premiere. Currently you can score tickets through Fandango by clicking here.
Note: Prices below reflect the listed retailer’s price at time of publication.
Black Panther Logo Watch ($39.99; thinkgeek.com)
Black Panther Book 1: A Nation Under Our Feet By Ta-Nehisi Coates ($16.99; urbanoutfitters.com)
Black Panther Marvel Comics T’Challa Wakanda Wall Decal Sticker Vinyl ($22.95; amazon.com)
Funko Pop! Black Panther Vinyl Figures ($9.99; thinkgeek.com)
Vandor Marvel Black Panther Sculpted Ceramic Mug ($17.57; amazon.com)
Black Panther Fitted Jersey T-Shirt Tee ($16.74; walmart.com)
LEGO® Super Heroes Marvel Black Panther Pursuit 76047 ($29.99; target.com)
Marvel Black Panther Tee ($28; urbanoutfitters.com)
Marvel Black Panther Comic Bi-Fold Wallet ($16.99; amazon.com)