The Legend of Zelda is a series that has always managed to make a major dent in pop culture, even when it comes to recognizable logos and merchandise. As it turns out, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is no different, with a recent example of must-have loot from the game being a backpack that is designed to look like Link’s shield.
The backpack itself, which is specifically designed after the Traveler’s Shield, is being sold by Think Geek, and is currently available for $59.99. This piece of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild merchandise is 18 inches in diameter, and comes complete with a padded laptop or tablet sleeve and a cool bright blue interior with a print of the Sheikah’s Eye Symbol.
That said, perhaps the most important factor in a Zelda fan’s decision to buy the backpack is just how authentic it looks in comparison to the in-game Traveler’s Shield. From this perspective, the bag definitely feels the part, and wearers may feel the need to go out and recreate their own version of one of the best open world games of all time in real life. That said, shield surfing with this piece of merch is not exactly recommended.
As expected, this is far from the only piece of Breath of the Wild-related merchandise that has appeared since the game was released. Another such example was an incredibly detailed Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild figurine which was of interest to plenty of fans. However, it’s fair to say that the Traveler’s Shield backpack comes in at a more reasonable price tag, with the figurine in question up for grabs at an intimidating $335.
Given the huge success of Breath of the Wild in general, though, it’s likely that both the figurine and the backpack will have plenty of interested suitors. After all, the most recent Zelda title has proven to be a critical and commercial powerhouse, earning itself phenomenal reviews and even being touted as one of the reasons for the early sales success of the Switch.
With that in mind, it’s clear that the game has managed to capture the hearts of plenty of gamers. Let’s see whether that attachment follows through to wearing this Zelda-themed backpack as well.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is out now for Wii U and Switch.
Source: Think Geek