Pop culture is a massive part of our lives and lifestyles. We absorb entertainment all day long through social media, music, movies, and television. Growing up, certain shows have become impactful to our lives, and we often reference shows, music, and movies. As a part of consumerism, we take in our favorites proudly display them on our shelves, throughout our homes, our bodies, and even our vehicles. Many people enjoy collecting items or buying merchandise based on beloved characters, shows, and music. The endless supply of items on the market makes it hard to maneuver what we want and what we are looking for, but this list of 10 cool pop culture themed items will help you narrow down what to get next for your collection!
1. Rick & Morty Auto Shade
The Rick & Morty Auto shade is a great addition to your car if you are a Rick & Morty pop culture fan. This particular auto shade is Ricky & Morty Run The Jewels themed. The image looks as if the characters are sitting in your vehicle about to take over the world or get into some crazy shenanigans. You can purchase the shade from Target, Walmart, and Toynk.com.
2. Disney Villains Evil Queen Heart Jewelry Box
If you are a Disney pop culture fan and love villains, you will love this jewelry box available at BoxLunch.com. The box is reminiscent of the Evil Queen’s box from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs film when the Evil Queen asks for Snow Whites Heart to be returned to her as a symbol of her death. The huntsman was to use this box to show the Queen the heart. Now, you can use the box for jewelry and display it in your home or as a collectible on a shelf.
3. Tokidoki JuJuBe Hobo Be Bag
Toki Doki has gained quite a bit of popularity over the past several years. You can find plushies, shirts, bags, and more with the beloved Toki Doki characters. Sonic Restaurants even had Toki Doki toys the past couple of months, and they were adorable collectibles. If you love ponies, unicorns, and mythical creatures, you will love Toki Doki. Hot Topic carries a sizeable amount of Toki Doki merchandise, including the JuJuBe Hobo Be Bag. It is a classic hobo-style bag with lots of pockets and several beloved Toki Doki characters in full color. You can also purchase the item from the official Toki Doki website. The bag screams pop culture and is a fun addition to a purse collection or Toki Doki collection.
4. Rugrats Characters Mom Jeans
Whether you grew up with the beloved Rugrats cartoon in the 1990s like me or if you are newly discovering the show or the new version of the animated series on Paramount+, you will love these Rugrat-themed jeans. Pop culture is infused in this pair of jeans that feature familiar faces such as Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, and Reptar. You can purchase the pair of jeans at Hot Topic here or the plus-size jeans from here.
5. Studio Ghibli Kiki Character Backpack
Kiki’s Delivery Service is a fan favorite when it comes to Studio Ghibli pop culture. This backpack is adorable for cat lovers or Kiki’s Delivery Service fans. It is an all-black faux leather backpack with cat ears on the top of the backpack and featuring Jiji’s giant eyeballs and cute little nose in the center of the bag. There is also a hanging keychain featuring the silhouette of Kiki on her broom and the words Kiki’s Delivery Service. Purchase this adorable backpack, and others like it at Hot Topic.
6. Pokemon Go 3D Lamp
This lamp comes in various beloved Pokemon characters such as Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Sylveon, Squirtle, Charizard, and many more. You can choose the emitting color and other preferences for the lamp through the website ActionGadget.com. There are seven changeable colors, and the light is LED. Be sure to check out these cool lights you can use to display around your home or dorm.
7. Official Friends Gift Set Mug/Socks
If you like to sit and binge-watch your favorite show, F.R.I.E.N.D.S, then you will love this mug and sock gift set. Get cozy with warm socks on and drink your favorite beverage from the Central Perk mug. The pop culture set comes in a cute F.R.I.E.N.D.S. themed box. This set makes a great Birthday or Christmas gift for the F.R.I.E.N.D.S lover in your life. Purchase the set for yourself or a friend from numskull.com.
8. Mean Girls: The Burn Book Deluxe Note Card Set
Target is bringing back Mean Girls at its finest, and no, it is not just on Wednesdays! Grab the Mean Girls Burn Book Note Card set with a keepsake box for $20.00 and displace the burn book for all to see how “fetch” it is! The note cards feature familiar phrases from the film, such as, “You Go Glen Coco!” Pick up this keepsake from Target.com.
9. Mean Girls The Party Game
Of course, we could not leave out another opportunity for Mean Girls to rise. Have you ever wanted to play out as one of your favorite Mean Girls? Now you can with this party game. You take turns writing ridiculous and hilarious things about others playing the game, and of course, nobody knows who wrote it, but there is a chance they can figure out who it was. Take turns spilling your guts on the note cards and see what happens! Try this hilarious twist on a who-dun-it game instead; it is a who-said-it game! This party game will bring laughs and create conversations and great memories for years to come! Pick up the Mean Girls Party Game at Target stores near you.
10. Animal Crossing New Horizons Monopoly
Animal Crossing New Horizons is a popular game on the Nintendo Switch, but Animal Crossing fans for years are snatching up anything Animal Crossing they can get their hands on. The game has over 35 million users, and there are endless amounts of merchandise on the market ranging from plushies, stickers, shirts, socks, hats, collectors boxes, figurines, and even cookware! The game and franchise are sweeping the world by storm, and the next big thing in Animal Crossing New Horizons happens to be a Monopoly Version of the game. The board game is decked out with familiar characters, items, and more from the video game. You also get to choose from four detailed villagers as your playing tokens. While many people are attempting to scalp the item or even pre-purchase from other online places. Try purchasing from your local Gamestop for pre-order or go to entertainmentearth.com. You can pre-order the game for $24.99 plus shipping. The game is set to release in August of 2021. So be sure to grab yours while you can!
If you are a pop culture lover and want to add to your collection or know someone who loves some of the characters, shows, and other pop culture references above, be sure to share this article with them!
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