The 10 Best Gifts That Every Firefly Fan Wants

Check out any list of shows that have been canceled before their time and you’re bound to find Joss Whedon’s Firefly on it. This cult classic didn’t even get a fair chance. Fox gave it the Friday night death slot, aired the episodes out of order, and then canceled it with thee episodes still unaired. Yet, Firefly remains one of the best, most beloved, and most dearly missed sci-fi shows.

The fact that the series got a sequel film and tons of tie-in comics and novels speaks volumes of its undying popularity. If you happen to be a Browncoat or know one, here are the ten best gorram gifts any fan of Firefly would love.

10 FIREFLY LEGACY EDITION BOOK ONE

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Joss Whedon’s cult space Western drama Firefly came to an abrupt and untimely end after only one season leaving its passionate fans wanting more. Two years after the series’ cancelation, Joss Whedon made a sequel film titled Serenity that ended up breaking our hearts. Still, we all wanted more. More space-cowboying, more gorram cursing in Chinese, more everything that made the show great.

Well, ask and you shall receive because Whedon and a bunch of other awesome people made several tie-ins and sequel comics. Firefly Legacy Edition Book One collects Serenity: Those Left Behind #1-3, Serenity: Better Days #1-3, and Serenity: The Shepherd’s Tale OGN. It’s a must-read for any Firefly fan.

9 FIREFLY: THE GAME

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Joss Whedon has a knack for creating engaging characters and worlds. Watching Firefly makes us want to be aboard Serenity, hanging out with Mal and his crew of misfits. It makes us want to explore the vast and diverse ‘Verse he’s created. If you’ve ever thought about how cool it would be to go on missions with the crew of Serenity, then Firefly: The Game is what you need.

In this tabletop board game, you are transported into the world of Firefly as you and your friends board your own Firefly-class transport ship and go out on missions encountering the pesky Alliance patrols, prowling Reavers, and back-stabbing employers. So, gather your crew and aim to misbehave.

8 FIREFLY COMPLETE SERIES: 15TH ANNIVERSARY

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Of course, for any fan of Firefly, the most important thing to own is the series itself, and there really is no better option than the Firefly Complete Series: 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Box Set. Just look at how gorgeous this box looks and imagine how good it would look on your shelf. But what’s even more important is what you will find inside the box.

The 3-disc set includes all 14 episodes of the show (11 broadcast and 3 unaired), Firefly cast roundtable, audio commentary on select episodes, 3 behind-the-scenes featurettes, 4 deleted scenes, gag reel, and audition tape, and more. You will also get nine character cards, as well as a map of the ‘Verse. It really doesn’t get any better.

7 FIREFLY: BIG DAMN HERO

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The show may have ended over ten years ago, but its legacy lives on. In 2018, Titan Books started releasing a three-part Firefly novel series. Set within the main canon of the series universe with Joss Whedon as the executive editor, the series consists of three novels: Big Damn Hero (written by Nancy Holder, released in October 2018), The Magnificent Nine (written by James Lovegrove, released in March 2019), and Generations (written by Tim Lebbon, releasing in October 2019).

In Big Damn Hero, Captain Malcolm Reynolds is captured by a group of angered veteran Browncoats who believe he sabotaged the Independents during the war. While his crew relentlessly searches for him, Mal is placed on a trial for his life.

6 FIREFLY ENCYCLOPEDIA

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The Firefly Encyclopedia includes a detailed timeline of events, in-depth character studies of heroes and villains alike, a guide to the science of the show, as well as parts of the script with author’s notes. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. This lavish guide also includes plenty of images of the characters, including concept art, ships, weapons, props, and sets.

The encyclopedia is split into four books: The Story of Firefly; Browncoats, Thieves & Purple Bellies; Wide known ‘Verse; and Script Excerpts & Analysis. The books give you the opportunity to delve into the expended history of this fascinating universe, read interviews with the cast, and get all the fascinating behind-the-scenes information.

5 FUNKO POP TV: FIREFLY – KAYLEE FRYE VINYL FIGURE

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The most lovable Firefly character, Kaylee Frye is wholesome, innocent, sweet, and genuinely loves Serenity and everyone on board. After just a couple of scenes, she makes you want to protect her. But just as Kaylee loves her friends, they love her as well and would do anything to keep her safe.

If this endearing, genius mechanic is your favorite Firefly character, then you’re gonna love this item. The Funko Pop! Kaylee Frye Vinyl Figure stands at around 3’’ tall, comes with a wrench in her hand and a teddy bear patch on her overalls. It’s an adorable gift for any Firefly fan.

4 SERENITY BLU-RAY

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In 2005, two years following the cancelation of Firefly, Captain Reynolds and his crew made a surprising comeback in Joss Whedon’s directorial debut Serenity. It’s odd, to say the least, for a show that got canceled after one incomplete season to get a sequel in form of a feature film. Yet, Serenity was made. It exists. And it’s awesome. Though it underperformed at the box office, the reviews for Serenity were generally positive, and most importantly, the fans loved it.

Serenity is a beautiful oddity, which you could (and should) own on Blu-ray. Plus, with this edition, you get access to deleted scenes, outtakes, extended scenes, commentary from Joss Whedon, and much more.

3 GALE FORCE 9 FIREFLY ADVENTURES BOARD GAME BOARD GAMES

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Imagine you could join the crew of Serenity to pull off a big score. Well, with Gale Force 9’s incredible Firefly Adventures Board Game, you can. In this cooperative game, the players work together to thwart local goons and get the job done. The jobs are thematic and can go from smooth to chaotic just like that, so you’ll feel like you’ve entered the world on the much-missed TV show.

That also means that they’re highly re-playable, as you can never know for sure what strategy will work. It’s an exciting game that any Browncoat will enjoy immensely. On top of that, it looks gorgeous. The board, the individual pieces, the cards, everything is incredibly detailed. Firefly Adventures is one of the best gifts you could give to a Firefly fan.

2 QMX FIREFLY JAYNE BEAR PLUSH

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Jayne’s orange hat is one of the most iconic items of clothing that appeared on Firefly. The six-foot-four-inch-tall mercenary proudly sported the ridiculous orange knitted hat with flaps, simply because his mom made it for him, revealing that he does indeed have a heart. Wash had the perfect words to describe Jayne’s fancy new look, “A man walks down the street in that hat, people know he’s not afraid of anything.”

When QMx decided to make a Jayne bear plush, naturally, the silly hat had to be part of the design. This adorable plushy is the ideal gift for any fan of Firefly, and especially Jayne Cobb.

1 FIREFLY SOUNDTRACK

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Come on, sign it with us: “Take my love, take my land; Take me where I can not stand; I don’t care cause I’m still free, you can’t take the sky from me.” Firefly’s iconic theme song, titled “The Ballad of Serenity” was written by Joss Whedon before the show was even greenlit, and it is performed by Sonny Rhodes. The musical score of the series was composed by Greg Edmonson, who stated that he wrote music for the emotion of the moment, which can definitely be felt while watching the show.

Firefly’s amazing soundtrack consists of twenty-five tracks, including the main title, aka “The Ballad of Firefly”. It’s impossible to listen to this soundtrack and not feel transported to the wonderful world Joss Whedon created, so if you want to make a Browncoat happy get them this.

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2019-04-05 08:04:06

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