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Collect ’em All: Movie Merch of Future Past

Merchandising, merchandising, where the real money from the movie is made.



Everyone has a favourite movie where you love it so much, you’d collect the VHS, Betamax, Laserdisc, VideoCD, DVD, HD-DVD, Blu-Ray, Digital, UltraViolet, 4K…

But what about the merchandise you’ve purchased? Even better – the sometimes ‘hard-to-find’ promotional binoculars from True Lies, the inflatable baseketball from BASEketball, or the floppy disk from Independence Day?

Julio – the mystery person behind the Twitter account “Movie Promotional Merch Unlimited” aka @NightPromoting has searched the internets far and wide – mainly eBay – for oddities that were created to help promote a film of the time. It could be some wacky merchandise, such as a t-shirt, or a promotional item that you couldn’t buy in a store, like some Fight Club printed golf balls, or a beach blanket with a corpse printed lying down to promote Weekend At Bernie’s.

What a better way to promote a film about a mind-enhancing drug by handing out gum for 2011’s Limitless starring Bradley Cooper.

Wear some swag to a P A R T – Y? Because you’ve gotta! Thanks to 1994’s The Mask with Jim Carrey.

When you think an obese absent-minded doctor, you think of a hat and round mousepad for 2000’s The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps starring Eddie Murphy.

Keep track of time with a couple of time-keeping items for 1994’s Timecop with Jean Claude Van Damme.

The Hobbits kept up their energy thanks to Pepsi for 2002’s Lord Of The Rings.

When watch 1989’s Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, I straight away turn to my transistor radio that I keep in my bum bag.

Check out a heap more amusing merchandise on the NightPromoting Twitter account… collect the whole set!

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