9 Awesome (But Fake) Movie Products You Can Actually Buy
Remember that famous scene in 'Pulp Fiction' where Samuel L. Jackson takes a big ol' bite out of a Big Kahuna Burger? Or what about that moment in 'Back to the Future II' when Michael J. Fox slips into his futuristic Nikes? And Paul Rudd wouldn't have been Brian Fantana in 'Anchorman' without his Sex Panther cologne. So, what do all these movies have in common? They all have incredibly cool, but incredible fake products that we all wish were real.
Oh wait! Some of them are real. In fact, for a fee (some much larger than others) you can try out some of these fake movie items and brands in real life. Ever wonder what a Stay Puft marshmallow from 'Ghostbusters' tastes like? Check out these not-so fake movie products you can buy.
Who can forget the famous cologne that “60 percent of the time, works every time"? After its debut in ‘Anchorman’ when Paul Rudd’s character tries using it to pick up Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), every man wanted to try it out for himself. It didn’t matter that it seemingly smelled like a “used diaper filled with Indian food.” All that mattered was the smooth and confident way Brian Fantana hawked it to us. If you want to give it a test run, this wonderful product can be yours to own.
Nobody gave two cents to Stay Puft Quality Marshallows until the Godzilla-sized Mr. Stay Puft wreaked havoc on the ‘Ghostbusters’ world. Now everyone wants to take a bite out of the big softy. Fortunately for you, this “delicious bite-size puffed” product is yours to take home. Nowadays, these Omni Consumer Products (licenses and develops fictional movie and TV brands) treat is available for purchase on Amazon and eBay, but that doesn't make them any less delicious!
The image of a younger Brad Pitt holding up a pink bar of soap displaying the words “Fight Club” has become an iconic image forever linked to the classic film of the same name. This infamous soap bar was said to be made out of the liposuctioned fat of a rich woman, but the real-life version of this product is made with “electrolytes, caffeine and punching.” It’s also scented with Sex Panther to give you that nostril-stinging aroma so you're whole body will attract the female sex.
Brawndo is the stuff idiots crave, which probably explains why it’s so popular among the ‘Idiocracy’ crowd. In the movie, a man who’s considered an “idiot” in our present time is cryogenically frozen, and he awakens in a future world where literally everyone is dumber than he is and they’re all obsessed with this beverage that “plants crave.” Go ahead, we dare you to try it and see if it doesn’t lower your IQ a good thousand points or so. It's said to have "the color of St. Patrick’s Day beer, the smell of Kool-Aid."
If Samuel L. Jackson busted into our homes and tried to eat our Big Kahuna Burgers… well, lets just say, he better not lay a finger on that perfect slab of meat. From the way Jackson describes the fictional Hawaiian-based food chain in ‘Pulp Fiction,’ it sounds good enough to break a vegetarian of his habit. Nowadays, this fake movie product is not so fake. There are a number of locations across America you can road trip to, but if you're feeling a little too lazy for that, try making it at home. There's also a real Big Kahuna Burger chain in Hawaii you can try out that existed before 'Pulp Fiction' hit theaters.
As part of Paramount Picture's promotional initiative for 'Tropic Thunder,' that hysterically fake energy drink known as "Booty Sweat" was actually massed produced and distributed to stores nationwide. Thinking that this tactic would be a long-lasting venture, the can was given two designs, one for "urban" markets and one for "rural." For "urban" areas, the following description was displayed: "Delicious and bump up struttin' energy drink that will pump up a brotha's ass right-pronto. This swill will crank yo' metabolism up skippin' right over jiggy to straight G-pimp level, word to your mutha. Brothas will be layin' down the 2-3 on the wiggy jig focusing the energy flow into cold-face benjamins that will fill yo' pimp pockets to burstin'. Damn straight! Booty Sweat will keep a brotha pitchin' straight game all night to the baby-dolls." The "rural" areas, however, just got the Booty Sweat moniker.
There were a lot of products we wished were real from the 'Back the Future' movie series, like the hoverboard and the actual time-traveling DeLorean. While most of these never came true -- although there are those working on making the hoverboard a reality -- we at least can take home one awesome product from 'Back to the Future': those power-lacing kicks! In 'Back to the Future II,' Marty put on a pair of grey and white high-top sneaks that could automatically fasten itself. The original pairs were auctioned off on eBay for charity, and if you have the money... like, a lot of money... you can take home your own pair.
Ladies love him, men want to be him, and now you can steal Ryan Gosling's swagger from the movie that pretty much made him a 21st-century heartthrob. The famous scorpion 'Drive' jacket has been officially replicated in all its glory, and "it’s as close as you can get to the actual scorpion jacket worn by the star" as you'll get. Who knows, maybe you'll land a girlfriend as hot as Eva Mendes.
The Bubba Gump Shrimp Company locations are popping up all over the world, with 22 locations in the United States alone. Thanks to the impact of 'Forrest Gump' on American culture, this seafood restaurant chain inspired by the film has been churning out since it first opened up in Monterey, California in 1996. There are so many things about shrimp, and, as Bubba would say, "shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it..."