Content producers are well aware that people love to own items associated with their products. Whether it is a band, movie or television show, if it has a strong fan following then it is almost inevitable that a whole rafts of toys, merchandise and novelty items will be released simply because it will bring in so much revenue. In fact, merchandise can be so valuable that in some cases it will actually make more money than the thing it is based on. However, not everything that is released to support a TV series or film is a winner thanks to the truly bizarre nature of some of the items, and as marketing teams try to take advantage of their fans loyalty, they can create some baffling merchandise.
For those who like their toast to be infused with the power of the dark side, there is an official Star Wars toaster in the shape of Darth Vader. While this is pretty strange by itself, the device also burns “Star Wars” into the side of the bread.
If you love The Simpsons but also like to bling yourself out, then one company has created the perfect piece of merchandise in the form of this white gold Bart Simpson pendant. It costs a staggering $8,000 though so is a little out of most people’s price range.