One of the cultural touchstones of the 1990s is Chris Carter's sci-fi series The X-Files. The show followed FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully as they dealt with all kinds of weird, inexplicable, sometimes scary, sometimes disgusting, and sometimes hilarious cases in their pursuit of the truth.
For nine years, audiences tuned in to watch the believer and the skeptic face real monsters and uncover bits and pieces of a major conspiracy. Winner of numerous awards, as well as its stars, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, The X-Files stands as one of the most popular television series of all time. If you happen to be a fan or know someone who is, you've come to the right place.
10 THE X FILES: COMPLETE SEASONS 1-9
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The number one item each and every fan of The X-Files must have on their shelf is, of course, the show itself. This Box Set features the nine original exhilarating seasons of The X-Files on Blu-ray for the first time.
With a total of 55 discs, the Box Set includes the original 202 episodes of the cult classic sci-fi show, as well as 23 hours of extras, including documentaries, commentary, deleted scenes, and much more. Whether you want to kick back and enjoy a re-watch of your favorite show or learn what went into making some of your favorite X-Files episodes, this Box Set is what you need.
9 THE X-FILES: EARTH CHILDREN ARE WEIRD: A PICTURE BOOK (POP CLASSICS)
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Ever wonder what it would have been like if Mulder and Scully met as kids? No? Just us then? Well, perhaps not just us, because Kim Smith not only thought about it, she actually made it into an adorable picture book.
The beloved TV show turns into a sweet and silly bedtime story with best pals Dana and Fox having a sleepover in the backyard while strange sounds and lights suggest something supernatural is lurking in the shadows … or there’s a perfectly reasonable scientific explanation. If you love The X-Files, you’ll have a blast with this humorous story featuring pint-sized Dana and Fox.
8 THE X-FILES: BOARD GAME
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Pretty much everyone enjoys a good board game, right? Especially if it’s based on something they’re already a huge fan of like, for example, a little known sci-fi show from the 1990s about two FBI agents on the mission to uncover a huge government conspiracy. The X-Files, yes that was the name of it.
If you and your friends are true X-Philes then you’ll no doubt have tons of fun playing this amazing board game. X-Files: The Board Game is an intense, cooperative, one vs. many board game where players work together to uncover the conspiracy, while the player who plays the Cigarette Smoking Man thwarts their efforts. The goal is to collect enough evidence and piece together the “I Want to Believe” poster before the Syndicate steals the evidence. The game looks gorgeous and the gameplay is engaging – a perfect gift for an X-Phile.
7 FUNKO X-FILES ALIEN POP VINYL FIGURE
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You cannot call yourself a true believer unless you have at least one alien in your house. Ok, not an actual alien – however if you do please introduce us – but rather some form of alien merchandise. And none of those green things either. Come on, we all know they’re not actually the little green men, but rather little grey man. If Mulder has thought us anything, it’s to correctly identify extraterrestrial life forms.
In case you still haven’t gotten around to purchasing an alien toy, figure, or poster of some kind, may we suggest this adorable little grey alien by Funko.
6 THE X-FILES ORIGINS: AGENT OF CHAOS
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We live in a time where prequels are becoming increasingly popular. For better or for worse, we’re getting quite a lot of origin stories years and even decades since the original came out. In 2018 alone, we had Solo: A Star Wars Story, Bumblebee, and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which expands on Dumbledore’s story.
If you’ve ever wondered whether there’s an origin story for our favorite conspiracy nut, Fox Mulder, the answer is yes. The X-Files Origins: Agent of Chaos by Kami Garcia follows Mulder during his teen years and tells the story of how he became a true believer. It’s a fun, fast-paced mystery that reads like an episode of the show.
5 THE COMPLETE X-FILES: REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION
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To really get into the meat of The X-Files you really do need to do some outside research to supplement what you already know from re-watching the episodes countless times. A great way to do that is with the only authorized debriefing on ten seasons of the cult sci-fi series.
The Complete X-Files: Revised and Updated Edition gives you an exclusive look into Carter’s never-before-seen archives that offer explanations of unsolved plots, breakdowns of popular episodes, a discussion of the FBI’s paranormal investigations bureau, and much more. The book also features cast and crew interviews, as well as tons of behind the scenes photos, giving you the chance to go behind the scenes of your favorite show.
4 THE COOP X-FILES EVIDENCE BAG LUNCH TOTE
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If you need to pack your lunch every morning and take it to work then you could certainly use some kind of a cool container in which to carry said lunch. Well, how about an FBI evidence bag? We’re sure fans of The X-Files will appreciate the design of this unusual lunch bag. This lunch tote is officially licensed by 20th Century Fox and it’s made to look like an evidence bag you’d see on The X-Files.
The bag is 11’’ tall, 7’’ wide and 4’’ deep. It is insulated and uses a Velcro closure in order to keep the contents fresh. We should note though, the bag is not suitable for transportation of alien remains.
3 ITTY BITTYS: THE X-FILES MULDER AND SCULLY STUFFED ANIMALS
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If PVC figures aren’t quite your jam, then perhaps you should consider plush toys. They’re fluffy, adorable, and way more suitable for hugging in times of emotional crisis, like when you’re re-watching “Memento Mori” or “This is Not Happening” and can’t handle all the feels.
Luckily, itty bittys has got you covered. With these cute and soft Mulder and Scully plushies by your side it will be much easier to endure all the heartbreaking moments of the show. The plushies are 4 inches tall and weigh only 3.2 oz, so you can easily carry them with you if needed.
2 THE X-FILES: THE OFFICIAL ARCHIVES: CRYPTIDS, BIOLOGICAL ANOMALIES, AND PARAPSYCHIC PHENOMENA
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Over the course of eleven seasons, Mulder and Scully have encountered all kinds of cases that involved paranormal phenomenon, aliens, monsters, and the unexplained. Now, how cool would it be if we could actually rummage through Mulder and Scully’s files? Well, we no longer have to imagine. With The X-Files: The Official Archives the reader gains access to Mulder and Scully’s notes, records, and visual evidence form their fifty most memorable monster cases.
This richly illustrated book is designed to mimic a collection of FBI case files and it's crammed with autopsy reports, mug shots, lab results, handwritten notes, newspaper clippings (shut up, it was the 1990s), ripped book pages, and security camera images. Any X-Phile would be delighted to sink their teeth into this awesome book.
1 THE X-FILES: THE COMPLETE ELEVENTH SEASON
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In 2016, The X-Files returned to TV after being off the air for over ten years. Though it was originally imagined as a one-off thing, the tenth season was apparently successful enough to prompt Fox to order an additional and slightly longer eleventh season. The eleventh season continued building on the show’s rich mythology and gave us a number of outstanding standalone monster-of-the-week episodes, as is the fashion of The X-Files.
While there certainly are complaints to be made about the show's revival, it’s still part of the show’s canon and for true fans, there’s a lot to like about this presumably final season. If you already own the previous ten seasons, there’s no reason not to add season eleven to your collection.
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