Several weeks ago I had a conversation with Moviepilot Creator Cassie Benter about replicas and collectibles when it was suggested that we write an article about it. After weeks of planning and procrastinating we've finalized some of our favorites and where to buy them! Check out her article about video game items here, and enjoy!
Note: Not all items listed may be in stock, but should be in the future.
Batman has long been regarded as one of the greatest superheroes of all time, and he has the merchandise to show for it. The Noble Collection supplies a good deal of the replicas that were derived from Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy, and with an official cowl and prop set you can consider yourself well on the way to becoming one of the world's greatest detectives! Hopefully you're a billionaire, you still have to buy a mansion with a secret cave and a Batmobile and a specially modified combat/wingsuit and a utility belt with gadgets and...I think I need to sit down.
Honorable Mentions: The Noble Collection stocks most of the available merchandise for the Dark Knight Trilogy, including a Mini Mine Paperweight and Ninja Sword Letter Opener. You can also check out the Warner Bros Shop for everything from phone cases and jewelry to die cast models of the different cinematic Batmobiles.
I solemnly swear that I am up to no good. Seriously, someone take my wallet away fast. Harry Potter has a ridiculous amount of merchandise, and it's certainly not surprising! With so many replicas, it's hard to just pinpoint a select few. In fact, I urge you to just go to various websites and look for yourself. Mischief Managed.
Honorable Mentions: The Warner Bros shop features the vast majority of replicas. There are also a select few at Universal Orlando's online store, and The Noble Collection sports an impressive selection of wands.
Back to the Future
Welcome to the year 2015, home of hoverboards, self-drying shoes and home energy reactors! Well, not really, but thanks to the official Back to the Future website you can own two of the main components of Dr. Emmett Brown's time machine! Before you start assembling your very own time-traveling DeLorean, however, you're going to need a model to work from. Check out the toys section of the Back to the Future website shop for plenty of themed DeLorean models to choose from! As for a working hoverboard, well, we're still working on that.
Honorable Mentions: Model Collector Shop offers a variety of model and toy DeLorean time machines. More impressively, while they haven't been released yet, Nike has announced and plans to finish and release the self-lacing shoes showcased in Back to the Future II later this year.
Star Wars First Edition On-Ear Headphones
- R2-D2 Interactive Astromech Droid
- Signature Series Force FX Lightsaber - Darth Vader
- Boba Fett Varsity Jacket
These are the items you're looking for. I don't even have to use The Force to get my point across either, just check out this awesome merch! The Star Wars franchise has spawned ridiculous amounts of replicas and shirts and other products since Star Wars debuted on the silver screen in 1977. The latest addition to the universe, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is set to debut in theaters in December 2015, so you had better stock up on some geeky gear!
Honorable Mentions: For the dedicated (and deep-pocketed) fans, there are plenty of online stores that offer high quality replicas and props. Stormtroopercostumes.com offers everything from helmet lenses and voice units to spare parts and full sets of armor, and there are multiple venues for all sorts of high-quality lightsabers like Ultraforce Sabers and Saber Forge.
The Hunger Games
- Hunger Games Training Shirt
- Mellark Bakery Containers (1) and (2)
- Mockingjay Pin
- Mellark Bakery Apron
With the next Hunger Games looming on the horizon, it's time to train in case you're chosen as tribute. It's important to learn how to use inconspicuous objects, like a decorative pin, as a weapon. If you're going to be on camera you might as well try and slip in some advertising to support your local bakery. Don't be worried about what to wear: there are plenty of other great shirts and apparel to choose from, so many that there's no question the odds are definitely in your favor.
Honorable Mentions: Over the past few years the supply of most Hunger Games merchandise has steadily disappeared, but thanks fans like you The Official Hunger Games Store markets thousands of shirts, accessories, bags, stickers, mugs, etc. Be sure to check it out and show your appreciation for your fellow fans creativity.
Thanks for Reading!
Cassie and I will be making more of these in the future so watch the skies! Let us know what you want the most in the comments; personally I'm one poor-budgeting decision away from buying an interactive R2D2. What about you?