Top 10 Best Westworld Gift Ideas 2017

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Westworld 3-Disc DVD
Westworld Film DVD

Man in Black Pop! Vinyl Figure
Westworld Dr Robert Ford Figure
Westworld Dolores Figure
The hit TV series Westworld has something of a major cult following. Science fiction doesn’t get much better than this, and for many people, once you watch it, you are hooked. It’s intelligent sci-fi with a clever touch, and it takes its cue from the film of the same name. Indeed, that film – released in 1973 – was something of a breakthrough in science fiction terms, being both inventive and original, with the director – also the writer – giving it a touch that lent an air of mystery and more.

The writer of the original Westworld – none other than Michael Crichton of Jurassic Park fame, and one the most successful TV writers of all with hits such as ER – imagined a theme park where people go to indulge their fantasies. In the film, an android robot cowboy – played menacingly by Yul Brynner – goes out of control, and the main stars are mercilessly hunted in a scenario that blends sci-fi with genuine tension and horror. It’s something of a kitsch classic, too, and is well worth a watch if you haven’t seen it.

The series, like the film, is set on a fantasy theme park, one where rich, high-paying guests can indulge their every whim, and we mean every whim! It’s a dark and yet – in parts – humorous series with some very neat twists and real themes of worry and fear, and it moves at a pace that keeps viewers gripped and interested. So, what else can we say about Westworld? Well, the success of the series has spawned a whole host of interesting and unique merchandise, which fans can’t get enough, and these great items make excellent gifts for fans, so let’s have a look at the top choices and see what we can recommend to you.

The Top 10

1: Westworld 3-Disc DVD

One of the most innovative aspects of Westworld, the series, is the way it blends past and future; the future, of course, is imagined as it talks place within the theme park, and the guests are able to shape their own – to a degree. The series draws heavily on the fact that, in the setting of the series, artificial intelligence is very real, and it leaves many questions to viewers as things progress. The characters are well-drawn and the acting impressive, as this three-disc DVD set proves.

A well-presented gift set featuring ten episodes – one entire season – over three discs, it is nicely done and of a suitable quality, and would make an excellent present for a dedicated fan. Each episode is an hour so you get plenty of viewing, and Westworld is the type of series you can watch more than once and still enjoy. At less than £25 it’s pretty good value, so one for the gift ideas list.

Pros: ten episodes, great gift set, region 2, English language, sensible price

Cons: non, if you are a fan!

 

2: Westworld Film DVD

For the dedicated fan, here is something special: a DVD gift set of the original film! It’s very much of the era – first released in 1973 – but sets the scene nicely for the series, which is inspired by rather than based upon it. The premise of the film is highly original for its time: Michael Crichton, who wrote as well as directed the film, presents a fantasy Wild West theme park where guests mingle with robot characters. The two main characters are wealthy city men who are looking for fun, but it all goes wrong!

The scene-stealer is the Yul Brynner character, a cowboy who – like other characters in the park – malfunctions, making life very dangerous for our two protagonists. The cowboy, menacing and resplendent in black, is determined to hunt them down, and there is no shortage of thrills. It’s a film that set Crichton up as one of the leading writers and directors of sci-fi and fantasy, and at less than £5 is a great gift for Westworld fans or film buffs.

Pros: Great film, original, cheap

Cons: not the series

 

3: Man in Black Pop! Vinyl Figure

The rise in popularity of Westworld has led to some highly innovative merchandise and gifts, not least a range of great figures produced by the famous Pop! brand. They produce excellent, stylised models of various series’ characters that are at once fun and highly collectible, and this one – of the legendary Man In Black, one of the characters in the park – is a great example, and great fun.

The Man In Black is, of course, a government agent associated with UFO’s and other mysteries, and plays a great part in Westworld. The figure is designed for fun – but not recommended for children under 14 – and stands 9cm tall, and would make a great gift for a collector or simply for a fan of the series. At under a tenner it’s good value, too, so is well-priced for gifts.

Pros: great figure, cheap, collectible, fun

Cons: doesn’t do anything!

 

4: Maeve Westworld Figure

One of the most impressive aspects of Westworld as a series is the rich blend of characters; it’s a well-drawn world of different people – and machines acting as people – and one that really draws you in and grips you. One of the lead characters is Maeve, played to perfection by Thandie Newton, and this collectible figure, again from Pop!, represents her. It’s nicely made and about 9cm tall, and once again, is not recommended for young children.

Maeve is a host of the park and is a madam; she is central to the story and is featured throughout. She discovers as time goes on that, in fact, she is not who she thought she was, and that her life is a lie, and as such is one of the more complex characters in Westworld. This figure would make a great gift for the collector of Westworld merchandise, and is not expensive at around £8.

Pros: collectible, great gift, nice figure, cheap

Cons: only for the dedicated fan

 

5: Westworld Dr Robert Ford Figure

The premise of Westworld, the theme park, is that guests can do whatever they want with no repercussions from the owners. It is an uneasy one to take in at first, and encourages sadists and people who are generally up to no good! However, it also opens up the possibility of unusual and unique storylines. The man behind Westworld is this man, Dr Robert Ford, represented in this figure from the Pop! range.

This is a typical figure, around 9cm in height and well-made (again, not for the kids) and one that would be welcome in any collection. Dr Robert is a major figure in the cast so if you are buying for a collector this is a must. It’s another one of the series, and would go well alongside those already reviewed, and at around £8 is not expensive so worth it as a gift.

Pros: main character, nice figure, fun, cheap

Cons: another for the dedicated fan

 

6: Westworld Dolores Figure

Westworld majors on its character building, and there are many strong characters that are women, especially among the hosts. Ably played by Evan Rachel Wood, Dolores is one of the most important characters of all. She’s a host – in fact, the oldest remaining host in the park – who entertains the guests, and she is acted beautifully. For any collector, a Dolores figure is a must, and this one – again from the Pop! collection – is a great addition to any collection.

Like many other hosts, Dolores soon discovers that her life is not what it seems; in fact, it is all an elaborate lie. This is a running theme through the show, and is central to the intrigue. The figure is around 9cm tall and not intended for children, but would make a great, fun gift for dedicated fans of the show. It’s the usual price of a little more than £8, so worth it as a gift.

Pros: great gift, nice figure, central character, cheap

Cons: you have a to be a fan to want one

 

7: Westworld These Violent Delights T-shirt

If figures are not your thing, this t-shirt might be! In fact, t-shirts tend to be best sellers when it comes to show merchandise, and this one is particularly impressive. The premise of Westworld as a show means that characters can do as and what they please, hence the slogan on the t-shirt – ‘these violent delights…’ (a quote from Shakespeare). There’s an underlying darkness to all themes in the show, and it is reflected in the slogan.

This quality t-shirt is a round-neck design made from a cotton mix, with a nice screen-printed design that can be ironed over without damage. It is a standard fit and comes in a variety of sizes, and is a great gift for a fan of the show. It’s also genuine, original merchandise, so you’re getting the real thing. At around a tenner it’s good value, but get in quick as it is very, very popular.

Pros: quality, genuine article, relevant slogan, all sizes

Cons: if you’re a fan, none

 

8: These Violent Delights T-shirt

The slogan ‘these violent delights have violent ends’ is central to Westworld, and sums up the rather decadent nature of many of the guests. It is actually a famous quote from Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, and is used on this t-shirt in a full colour design to great effect. This shirt would make a gift, therefore, for either a Westworld fan or a lover of Shakespeare, and is 100% pre-shrunk cotton for the best fit and durability.

The shirt is available in all sizes, so everyone will be catered for, and is a quality item and one that is very popular. You can also iron over the screen-printed full colour design without damage, so you can wear this one for a long time. All in all, it’s a great gift for the fan, and at £12 is good value, too.

Pros: nice design, cotton, quality, all sizes, Shakespeare quote

Cons: none if you want one

 

9: Westworld Maze Black T-Shirt – Men’s

The maze is a recurring theme in Westworld, and this t-shirt features the maze design prominently. The premise of Westworld as a show means that characters can do as and what they please, and there’s an underlying darkness to all themes in the show, and it is reflected in the maze and its design.

This quality t-shirt is a round-neck design made from a cotton mix, with a nice screen-printed design that can be ironed over without damage. It is a standard fit and comes in a variety of sizes, and is a great gift for a fan of the show. It’s also genuine, original merchandise, so you’re getting the real thing. At around a tenner it’s good value, but get in quick as it is very, very popular.

Pros: quality, genuine article, relevant slogan, all sizes

Cons: if you’re a fan, none

 

10: Westworld Logo Hoodie

We close our selection with a nice hoodie, featuring the famous Westworld logo. It’s a nice design in the traditional hoodie style, and is available in many sizes. It’s a cotton and polyester mix and is made to a high standard of quality, so you know you are getting a great product that will be appreciated by a Westworld fan. You can wear this outdoors anywhere and look smart.

The popularity of the show means that items such as this are very popular, so if you want one you need to get in quick. Ordering is easy online, so don’t worry! For the fan, this could be the ultimate gift, and at around £40 it may be one of the more expensive on here, but it’s also one of the best.

Pros: hoodie, logo, quality, good price

Cons: only for the fan

That’s ten great Westworld gift ideas for you to choose from, each of which would make an excellent present for a fan of the show, so all we need to now is wrap things up!

Let’s Wrap It Up!

So, you want a great gift for a Westworld fan – and there’s so much to choose from! We’re not going to recommend any single one as all of these would be very welcome, but we will see the hoodie is a great quality item that would be much-used! There you go then, have a read and enjoy your sci-fi thrills.

 

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