Behind ever good Slayer is a good Watcher. And behind every good Watcher is a library full of dusty old tomes and archaic reference materials, necessary for researching whatever apocalyptic crisis might crop up next. Rupert Giles, Buffy’s Watcher, friend, and mentor is a very good Watcher.
As the Sunnydale High School librarian, he takes advantage of his occupation to surround himself with volumes upon volumes of reference materials – from Twilight Compendium and Exploring Demon Dimensions to Hebron’s Almanac and The Pergamum Codex. But perhaps Giles’ most recognizable book is the one which he presents to Buffy upon their first meeting – the Vampyr book.
Featured in the opening credits throughout the show’s seven year run, the book became one of the most iconic and recognizable props from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And now, it is stunningly brought to life by Factory X, in the form of the Vampyr Book Replica Keepsake Box. To the casual observer, the box appears just as it did on the show – from the worn leather look, to the antiquated hinges. But upon closer inspection, the “cover” opens to reveal an attractive, velveteen-lined hidden space – perfect for holding your coveted magical items, or perhaps even Factory X’s Buffy prop jewelry.
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