People’s favorite movies hold a special place in their hearts. But it’s not just the movies that fans want. They want posters, costumes, special edition products, and memorabilia that bring their favorite movies into the real world. Here are the 5 coolest pieces of movie memorabilia you can get from your favorite movies.
Article Written by Guest Author Blogger Dixie Somers.
Personalized Costumes and Clothes
Gone are the days when you had to paste together a robot costume from cardboard and tape. Now there are serious movie replica producers who will give you anything you can imagine, from fully working chainmail armor to light sabers that light up and make slashing sound effects. Who would not want a fantastic piece of movie merchandise like Freddy’s glove from the “Nightmare on Elm Street” movies or a Batman T-Shirt?
Special Editions and Expanded Editions
These days any popular franchise will have an extraordinary number of people with something interesting to tell you about the work. If you really want to understand what the creators were trying to say with their fictional universe, then you can get a special or expanded edition of the film. Director’s commentaries and behind the scenes videoswill answer any question you might have ever asked. The Lord of the Rings series’ extended editions area popular example that fans love.
Cups and Glasses
The original Burger King glasses from Star Wars are among the most beloved pieces of movie memorabilia for good reason. People love to be reminded about the movies that they enjoyed as they go about their everyday lives. Many movies and businesses have profited from using personalized glassware etched or imprinted with favorite movie titles, logos, or brands.
Statues and Figurines
Everybody loved action figures when they were a child, but you may not be aware of just how far the art has progressed since then. Back in the early 1990s one of the founders of Image Comics decided to take his new fortune and pour it into a toy company. McFarlane Toys revolutionized the industry, ushering in an era of high quality poseable collectibles. Statues and figurines are big business now. They are portable three-dimensional works of art of any size, from smaller than your hand to taller than a man. What is more, they look amazing. There’s no better way to remember the fun of the film than a piece of high quality sculpture inspired by the universe. Star Wars figurines are great examples of toys that have turned into collector’s edition figurines. Star Wars fans take their figures pretty seriously.
Dedicated fans have also created replicas of the Ecto-1 from “Ghostbusters,” the DeLorean from “Back to the Future,” and the eternally popular Batmobile. They are fantastic attractions at conventions, shows, and parades. However, for the real high roller, there is nothing that brings you closer to experiencing the movie than buying one of the real vehicles used in the film. Serious collectors have purchased nearly all of the cars showcased in James Bond movies, and there is a millionaire in America right now driving around in the legendary Aston Martin that Sean Connery used in “Thunderball” and “Goldfinger.” There is nothing cooler than owning a real vehicle from the film.