Lebowski Fest musts: Merch that would make The Dude proud

Click here for the Walter Sobchak "World of Pain" shirt or ...

or how about some cute action figures ...



Click here for the Urban Achiever 8-Inch Figures Series 3 Set


Universal Home Video released a 10th Anniversary Edition of The Big Lebowski in September 2008, packaged in a limited edition bowling ball case, seen above.  Now available at Amazon.com for $59.98 (of this writing).

How about a pair of Walter's sunglasses in a cool collectible pouch? [image-4]

The Dude Abides Mega Kit — includes a mouse-pad version of the stolen rug!


The always classic Abide T-shirt

[image-6]Busted Tees' Jesus shirt


Viking helmet or bowling pin hat:


[image-9] Click here for tips on how to make a Maude costume and other get-up ideas for Lebowski Fest ...

The Big Lebowski is not a comic strip-inspired movie, nor is it a sci-fi film or a Kevin Smith vehicle. But you can go online, or to any number of fan fests and Comic Con-type conventions, and find the same amount of Lebowski-inspired merch as you would for those geek-a-riffic cult genres.

Why? It's really a no-brainer.  The movie has all the elements needed for a cult following and resultant cornucopia of swag: onion-like layers of mythology and satire, colorful psychedelia, quotable dialogue — all enough to keep obsessed fans philosophizing and bantering for hours.

Much of the Lebowski-inspired stuff out there is likewise fun and cool, tailor-made for the movie fans' uber-savvy sensibilities.

Here's some stuff to wear or bring or just talk about this weekend with real-life Dude Jeff Dowd when you meet him at Lebowski Fest in Tampa:

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