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Metallica has reigned for nearly 40 years. Over the course of four decades, they have accumulated millions of fans worldwide that now span generations. Especially with the huge resurgence in their popularity this past year with shows like Stranger Things bringing new fans to the scene. Metallica’s music has always been some of the most beloved in Rock and we know that when it comes to the Metallica fanbase… they are diehard.

Since Metallica seems to be the name on everybody’s lips nowadays, we figured we should help fans like you celebrate your love for this iconic group with a few cool Metallica items, some of which are even created by fans themselves. So, whether you’re a longtime fan or new to the ‘Tallica family, here are 10 items every Metallica fan should have.

  • Metallica Monopoly - World Tour Collector's Edition

    It’s the Monopoly game you know and love (or love to hate), but with a Metallica twist. Money in this version of Monopoly is called “Metalli-bucks.” The player tokens range from Lady Justice to a Master of Puppets Cross to even a “Metal Up Your A**” toilet. The properties are all important cities in Metallica’s history, and instead of building houses and hotels, you build arenas and stadiums. Fun for all metalheads! Also, the fact that there is even a Metallica version of Monopoly is probably one of the funniest things we’ve ever seen so yeah, it had to get added to this list.

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  • 'Back to the Front: A Fully Authorized Visual History of the Master of Puppets Album and Tour'

    For the fan that’s obsessed with the Master of Puppets album, this book is a must-have. It literally covers anything and everything related to Metallica’s landmark third studio album and its tour. This book is filled with never before seen images from the band’s personal archives that any Metallica fan is going to want to check out. The book also includes, “new and exclusive interviews with band members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, and Kirk Hammett, this is the definitive account of the most venerated period of Metallica’s history, from the incredible highs of touring in support of Ozzy Osbourne to the lows of losing a key member of the band and crucial part of the Metallica sound.” It also features interviews with other important figures in the band’s history, including managers Cliff Burnstein and Peter Mensch, Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin, Anthrax band members Scott Ian and Charlie Benante, and so many more.

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  • Cliff 'Em All T-shirt

    Truly, this is a perfect minimalist t-shirt tribute to late bassist Cliff Burton. Gone, but far from forgotten. It’s available in nearly any color or shirt style you could imagine, too! You can even grab this design on a hoodie, coffee mug, sticker, and several other mediums.

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  • ESP LTD Kirk Hammett KH-3 Spider 30th Anniversary Edition Electric Guitar

    For the Black Album enthusiast that’s also a guitar player/collector, look no further than this 30th anniversary edition of Kirk Hammett’s ESP LTD KH-3 Spider Electric Guitar. Per its description, “In 1991, Kirk Hammett of Metallica came to ESP with a request for a single-cutaway version his KH-2 guitar. The original K3-H Spider was played by Hammett throughout the ’90s on tours supporting the legendary Black Album. After spending a number of years on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the original KH-3 was returned to ESP so it could be referenced for this 30th Anniversary Edition.”

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  • 'Metallica: The Black Album in Black & White'

    A stunning coffee table book, Metallica: The Black Album in Black & White highlights the work of photographer Ross Halfin, who chronicled the band during the making of their monster 1991 self-titled album and the three years of touring that following in support of the epic LP. This is one of those really cool items that would work as a great gift for yourself or as a gift for a friend for any occasion. With over 200 pages of incredible photos and stories, you’ll definitely find some cool new details about the band you may have not known before.

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  • Metallica All the Songs: The story behind every track

    This 500 page book is a Must Have for Metallica fans.  Written by Benoît Clerc, take a deep dive into the songs you love from what inspired them all the way through the recording process.

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  • ESP James Hetfield LTD Signature Snakebyte Electric Guitar

    There are a couple of fun facts about this guitar. For starters, a portion of the proceed from each sale goes to Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation, which provides aid and assistance to a number of causes, including local community food pantries. Also, the camo print on this James Hetfield signature guitar was designed by KUIU, a hunting gear manufacturer that’s a favorite of Papa Het.

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  • 'The ABCs of Metallica'

    Is there any cuter gift to give to expecting metalhead parents? Don’t think so! Now, a new generation can learn their ABCs and the basics about one of the greatest bands of all time.

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  • Metallica Album Cover Coaster Set

    Listen, I know not everyone uses a coaster, but these are honestly pretty cool. If you have an at-home bar this set could be a great addition to it. The set comes with four hardback coasters featuring four of Metallica’s album covers including Master of Puppets. They also make a great gift for any metalhead.

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  • Metallica License Plate Sign

    Need some Metallica decor for your office? This license plate sign would definitely be a more subdued way to go. The license plate is made from recycled California license plates and placed on two pine boards. Each plate is handmade by a fan just like you, which makes this another great gift idea for any Metallica fan.

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