"You'll shoot your eye out!"
When I was writing about that list of 12 (not 10) things you might not know about A Christmas Story, I did a bit of surfing around the Christmas Story Official House website where I found all sorts of goodies related to the film. Not only did I learn about an auction where you could bid on and win a chance to sleep in the Christmas Story house on Christmas Eve (winning bid was somewhere around five grand), but they also have a shop with stuff to purchase. Like, um, an actual Red Ryder BB gun. Sweet!
To celebrate the film's 25th Anniversary, they're selling this limited edition A Christmas Dream BB gun. From the site: "For the 25th Anniversary of "A Christmas Story" that very same design "A Christmas Dream" can be yours. Packaged in a retro Red Ryder box with a custom sticker and certificate of authenticity, all of the graphics are engraved. A compass, marked with a brushed silver-tone metal rim, is recessed next to the engraved sundial. A silver band around the stock commemorates the Silver Anniversary of "A Christmas Story." On the right side of the stock, the Red Ryder logo includes the Fred Harman signature and the forearm is marked with the edition number, from 1 to 1500."
Some states do not allow the sale of BB guns or air guns, so you'll have to stop by the site to see whether you're legally allowed to purchase one. If not, there's tons of other merch -- like the famous leg lamp, a decoder ring and more. Check out the entire collection over here.