There comes a time in your life, when you get so obsessed with a movie franchise that you start searching for memorabilia to keep the story alive and with you forever. The idea of having collectables from your favorite movie is very charming, and therefore, movie merchandise is a pretty successful endeavor. But just like there’s a psycho villain for every goody-two-shoes hero, for every great bit of movie merchandise, there’s an equally sucky one. And we are going to introduce you to the world of awful movie memorabilia.
Here are some of the worst movie keepsakes ever made:
7. Transformers Pen, Transformers
Transformers are cool, and so are pens. So, by the laws of simple mathematics, cool + cool must be equal to awesome…right? Wrong! In this case cool + cool = mediocre. Why? Because instead of transforming into Optimus Prime or Bumblebee, this pen transforms into a weird blob.
6. Jack Sparrow Pet Costume, Pirates Of the Caribbean
Why look like a fool alone when you can make your pet suffer too? All you have to do is buy this ridiculous Jack Sparrow costume off Amazon and you too can be the laughing stock of the world. Possibly targeted for Canine Cosplayers, this costume costs $12.39.
5. Matrix Phone, Matrix Reloaded
Made to resemble the phone used in the second movie of the Matrix Franchise, the Samsung SPH-N270 came out in 2003. You’d think that a prop used in a prominent sci-fi movie would have awesome technology but the supposed Matrix phone was obsolete even at the time of its release. No bluetooth, no camera and couldn’t play video or MP3s. Neo would be pissed.
4. “The Meat”, Rocky
This miniature action figure was supposed to be an ode to one of the key scenes from the movie where Sylvester Stallone’s character trains himself by punching a massive flab of meat. We just can’t imagine the need to come up with something like this. Above all else, this toy proves that somewhere, there is always a toy-maker who will bring your idea to execution.
3. The Shining Dress, Shining
Because who wouldn’t want to spend a hundred dollars to wear a crazy antagonist’s murderous grin stretched across their body! They discontinued the production of the dress a while back. We wonder why!
2. The Edward Cullen “Manllow”, Twilight
For those lonely and obsessive female twilight fans, here’s comes a life-sized pillow that’ll never leave you alone. This weird and disturbing half man-half pillow, made in the image of our sparkly hero Edward Cullen was available on Etsy until a few years ago.
1. Jar-Jar Binks Lolly, Star Wars
And the winner of the “WTF-est Movie Memento Ever” goes to Jar-Jar Binks Lolly. Jar-Jar Binks was one of the most loathed character on Star Wars. And what better way to make people like Jar-Jar Binks than to make an in-appropriate kids candy dedicated to him.
With that, we conclude our list of ‘Ridiculous Movie Mementos’. In most of the cases, it seems like the producers were so high on the success of the film that they let just about anything slide, and in rest, well, there is no rational way to explain it whatsoever, we can only assume it was supposed to be a joke that got out of hand.