Movie Merchandise That Appeals to the Kid in All of Us
Movie merchandise allows us to have a cool slice of the fictional world of movies that we enjoy. What many people don’t realize is the extent to which the things we see in movies are produced and sold as merchandise. Here are some examples of what I mean.
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Movie Merchandise: The Golden Idol in Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of those iconic movies that will forever generate movie merchandise. This particular replica of the golden idol is just for display. I’ve seen other ones though that have been made into a pencil holder and a piggy bank. You can even have a nice gold or ultra shiny one.
Movie Merchandise: Light Saber
The light saber from Star Wars has been copied to death. Take your pic from a Darth Vader, Yoda, Obi Wan Kenobi, Kanan Jarrus. Inquisitor, Qui Gon Jin, Luke Skywalker and Anakin skywalker model! They come in green, blue, red and purple.
Light saber room light. Check! A mini light saber you build yourself that helps you detect if someone is a Jedi (blue light) or Sith (red light). Check! A light saber umbrella! Check! There’s even …. wait for it … light saber chopsticks that light up (is nothing sacred!?! I’m not sure I want to put a light saber anywhere near my mouth!)
The one pictured above has power-up and power-down light effects and a bright glowing blade. Power activation generates a humming sound. There are also motion sensor-controlled sound effects and battle-clash lights. Wicked!
Movie Merchandise: Thor’s Mjolnir Hammer
If Thor is getting a $1 royalty for every hammer bearing the resemblance of his very own Mjolnir hammer he will be filthy rich! You can get a full size replica or an el cheapo to go with your costume. A Thor hammer bookend and a pewter key ring. There is even a Thor hammer bottle opener! Yeah, I know. Who would have thought?
This particular model above has thunder sounds, flashing lights and a sound of a missile being launched. Loki, here I come!
Movie Merchandise: Guardians of the Galaxy
A deluge of Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise has come out since it’s release. This copy of the quad blaster that Star Lord wielded actually fires darts two at a time up to 25 feet. I’m thinking a paint job would make it look 10 times more awesome and all for a psaltry sum of $US11.39.
Other movie merchandise includes a mask that comes with a walkman prop, action figures, Milano and Necrocraft spaceships, costumes and a Gamora wig. There’s even a cushion to put your toosh on with a picture of Star Lords mask on it. I wonder what he thinks about that!
Over the coming months I’ll be covering some of the coolest looking movie products out there. The ones I’m particularly interested in are for adults. Replicas, highly detailed figures of movie characters and quality products.