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Queen: Classic Rock's Underrated Merch Champions

When you think of band merchandise, the first band you likely think of is KISS (and understandably so), but many bands have upped their merch game as of late, and one band that has stood out, in particular, is Queen.

Brian May, who celebrates his 70th birthday today (July 19), has been front and center in these efforts, and the past couple of years has seen a ton of new items, reissues and more come from the Queen camp.  Here are some of our favorites:

Monopoly:  Queen Edition

While the Queen-themed version of the classic board game is far from the first branded edition, it's definitely one of the most unique in terms of the property spaces and player tokens.

MONOPOLY: Queen Edition - Brian May Plays The Game

Roll the dice with Brian May in this video and get taken around the MONOPOLY: Queen Edition board as he tells you about some of the hugely iconic venues that the band have performed at during their career!

 

Queen In 3-D

If there's one thing May loves, it's gadgets, and the new photobook Queen In 3-D, equiped with special 3-D glasses, is the type of creative item that brings a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

Brian May - Unwrapping the "Queen in 3-D book", FULL LENGTH VERSION

Brian takes you inside the book for the first time On Sale 25th May! #Queenin3D http://www.londonstereo.com // http://www.Queenin3-D.com My other playlists: Watch all BRIAN TALKS Episodes: http://bitly.com/briantalks The Stereoscopic section : http://bit.ly/bm-stereoscopy My website: http://www.BrianMay.com My personal Twitter: https://twitter.com/drbrianmay My personal YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/use...

 

Queen Slip Mat

Is there a better way to jazz up your turntable than with a Queen slip mat?  And perhaps with a slip mat of the Jazz album art?  Didn't think so!

Harts on Twitter

New slip mat @QueenWillRock @DrBrianMay #queen #AKindOfMagic

 

Vintage Gear

We want all of the t-shirts.  ALL...OF...THEM!

Queen on Twitter

Check out the brand new @QueenWillRock Vintage Range! https://t.co/ATbpeus676

Queen Tea Pot, Cups & Saucers Set

Queen Elizabeth II has NOTHING on this Queen Innuendo tea set!

Erica Banas on Twitter

If anyone wanted to get me something for my birthday, I'd totally love this! https://t.co/SYa2LlqOB5 #Queen via @queenwillrock

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  (True story.)