Collecting: Watchmen Merchandising

Published on January 8th, 2009

watchmenmerchandisingWell you know this blog was come in one day and here it is Watchmen merchandising. That’s right. As the Yogurt told us in Spaceballs

” Merchandising, merchandising, where the real money from the movie is made. Spaceballs-the T-shirt, Spaceballs-the Coloring Book, Spaceballs-the Lunch box, Spaceballs-the Breakfast Cereal, Spaceballs-the Flame Thrower. ”

So what kind of merchandise are we looking at .When it comes to Watchmen. Well all know that there will be a set of toys that we will have a review of the week they will come out. But here some stuff that I am sure you can find at any Hot topic or store like that.

We have a set of pins that’s right if you had read the book you know that the happy face pin is a big part of the book but this time we don’t get one we get lapel pin set.

“Featuring characters and phrases from the upcoming film, Watchmen, based on the best-selling graphic novel! Choose from “Behind You,” “The End Is Nigh,” or “Who Watches the Watchmen?”

Oh wait it may be cold so you want a beanie.

“The doomsday clock ticks down, and on March 6, 2009, you will want to know Who Watches the Watchmen! These beanie caps feature either the Watchmen film logo or the grafitti “The End Is Night” seen throughout the film.”

But if you enjoy drinking then you can have your very own Watchmen Flask.

“Throughout the world of Watchmen, a  graffiti message is seen scrawled on walls – “Who Watches the Watchmen?” This phrase, taken from the Roman poet Juvenal, that serves as the film’s epigraph, is now scribbled on this flask based on the upcoming film!”

Remember give your keys too someone if you had to much to drink. Now you keys will be safe with the Lucite Keychain or Metal Keychain

“Keep your keys or decorate your backs with these lucite keychains based on Zach Synder’s anticipated adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen! Choose from keychains decorated with the “Who Watches the Watchmen?”  graffiti or characters such as The Comedian or Rorschach!”

I know when I am done drinking I like to eat. So what better place to keep your food then a Watchmen Lunchbox.

“Lunchtime will be Watchmen-time with these lunch boxes that feature characters and artwork taken from the upcoming film! Each lunchbox comes with a drink container. Choose from Rorschach or Dr. Manhattan.”

Oh but we are not done yet. Need a new Baseball cap. Well guess what your in luck with your very own. Dr Manhattan hat.

“Wear Dr. Manhattan’s atomic symbol on the front of this sky blue baseball cap based on this spring’s highly-anticipated Watchmen film!”

I just want a release date for the film and also I want a great film. That is all I am asking I don’t give a shit about any of this merchandising. Sure a Rorschach action figure would be great but would be nicer a film that lives up to Alan Moore’s story.

Simon Daoudi
Simon@comicimpact.com