The year is already halfway done! Blink and you’ll miss tons of awesome licensed collectibles, merch, apparel, and more from fandom-fave brands. Don’t worry though, because we’ve rounded up some of the most highly-anticipated finds for the year. From Friends flannels and Cookie Monster yoga mats to KISS calendars and Funko Pop! masks, there’s something for every fan to enjoy. Check out some of the most must-have items of the year below!
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Feel the Force during snack time with the Star Wars: The Mandalorian — Mandalorian Helmet Popcorn Maker. This popcorn maker looks just like Din Djarin’s helmet, as seen in the Disney+ series. Culinary Jedis and Padawans alike can add kernels into the main chamber, turn on the unit, and enjoy air-popped popcorn in minutes. The top also doubles as a serving bowl.
Whether you are a Phoebe, Monica, Chandler, Rachel, Joey, or Ross, Cakeworthy has a Friends flannel for you. Could this new collection of 100% cotton flannels BE any cuter? No. Each flannel features embroidered details and a quote on the back representative of one of the six iconic characters from the series, such as “PIVOT, PIVOT, PIVOT” for Ross and “Welcome to the real world, it sucks!” for Monica. They are a unisex fit, perfect for any Friends fanatic.
Charaction CUBEs are the collectible, Rubik’s-style puzzles for both casual and hardcore fans. New to the Charaction CUBE lineup comes Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, and Zenitsu Agatsuma from the anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba! Each CUBE captures each character’s iconic representation with chibi-style details and functions as a Rubik’s puzzle that you can mix up and solve.
Fans can look forward to a new year in 2022 with licensed calendars featuring characters and brands from multiple genres of pop culture, including music, TV, movies, and more. Each fandom-focused calendar features unique artwork every month. Choose from dozens of popular themes, including KISS, Schitt’s Creek, Miraculous, Terminator, Assassin’s Creed, Haikyu, Danganronpa, Street Fighter, Bob Ross, Melanie Martinez, Logic, and more.
Part pro wrestler, part YouTube gamer, 100% icon. Stepping out of the ring and into the Funko Pop! universe is Xavier Woods. The new, exclusive, metallic Xavier Woods (Up Up Down Down) Pop! Vinyl figure stands approximately 4.25 inches tall and is the spitting image of the WWE Superstar.
Hey you guuuuuuys, wanna play a board game? In Goonies: Never Say Die, players embark on a perilous adventure full of dangerous booby traps and treacherous treasure-filled caverns. One player is the Goondocks Master, controlling fearsome foes from the outlaw family, the Fratellis, to the legendary pirate, One-Eyed Willie. The other players take on the role of the Goonies — Mikey, Mouth, Chunk, Data, and Sloth — overcoming cryptic puzzles and deadly challenges with teamwork, strategy, and Data’s clever contraptions. Will the Goonies discover the legendary riches that will save their homes, or will they follow the fate of Chester Copperpot and never see the light of day? The game is designed for 2-5 players ages 12 and up.
Would you be mine? Could you be mine? This “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Cropped Crewneck is made of super-soft fleece. The Mister Rogers-inspired piece combines fashion and function, perfect for when the temperature drops. It features a whimsical, retro design that nostalgic fans are sure to love. Available in sizes XS-3XL.
Gear up for your galactic adventures with the special-edition Star Wars Vintage Graphic Playmate Pal 7 Qt Cooler, featuring a retro graphic depicting the saga’s loyal allies Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, and R2-D2, along with fearsome villains Darth Vader and Boba Fett. This versatile nine-can cooler keeps your food and drinks cold with style.
This new jewelry collab is legendary. Marvel X RockLove adds Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings to its roster of jewelry in anticipation of the upcoming film release. Created from never-before-seen prop designs in collaboration with Marvel Studios, the new collection features pieces inspired by the iconography seen throughout the newest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The collection includes a unisex Ten Rings Insignia Ring and Necklace, both depicting the insignia of the Ten Rings organization engraved in solid sterling silver. The Green Pendant Necklace, worn by multiple main characters on screen, features a custom-cut, genuine aventurine gemstone.
Spend real dollars to add some infamous crypto to your collectibles shelf. Dogecoin Youtooz immortalizes the Shiba Inu-inspired, satire-based cryptocurrency that made waves earlier this year. The Dogecoin collectible figure stands 2 inches tall and 5 inches wide and features a pixelated Shiba Inu merged with a gold coin. It was designed in collaboration with Christopher Torres, the creator of NyanCat.
New from Wrebbit 3D comes the Friends — Central Perk Wrebbit 3D Jigsaw Puzzle. Friends fans ages 14 and up can relive the fun of the iconic sitcom while they build up a 3D version of Central Perk using 440 foam-backed pieces. The puzzle features high-quality illustrations of the famous coffee shop, Monica’s apartment, and the show’s six main characters. Fans can also discover numerous hidden references to some of the most iconic episodes of the ’90s TV series.
Turn yourself into a Funko Pop! with new Funko Masks from Disguise. These one-size-fits-most jumbo masks feature an adjustable elastic strap and foam at the forehead and chin for comfort. Fans can wear the masks for a Funko-inspired cosplay, or use the attached hangtag to display them on a wall. Characters include Batman, Harley Quinn, Jack Skellington, Stay Puft, Pennywise, and more.
Xena: Warrior Princess went from a syndicated TV drama in the ’90 to a sci-fi classic today. Now, fans can relive the epic girl power as seen on the show with Xena and Gabrielle ReAction Figures from Super7. The nostalgic, 3.75-inch Xena action figures feature simple sculpting and stylization and come packaged on a blister card.
The Peanuts x Unique Vintage Halloween Gang Rachel Swing Dress is a thrilling homage to the whole Peanuts gang. The dress features a print of the iconic friends playing games in their cute halloween costumes over a dark purple backdrop. The sweet straps hold to a sweetheart neckline, and the seamed waistline and adjustable belt make for the perfect flattering fit. Available in sizes XS-5X.
Channel your inner zen — and Cookie Monster — with a new, whimsical yoga mat. Sesame Street partnered with Yeti Yoga to create abstract and bohemian yoga mats in a light-hearted, expressive, and fun approach to an internationally practiced tradition. The lightweight mats are printed digitally with eco-friendly, UV cure inks, and are free of phthalates and latex.
Heads up: Love Your Melon partnered with Disney Princess on a new collection of washed denim caps and scrunch headbands that are fit for ... well, a princess! The unisex fit caps feature an adjustable slider back. Both the caps and the headbands come in six different colors and feature unique icons that represent Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Rapunzel, or Aurora.
Whether you think The Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie, celebrate both special occasions with delectable delights from this new cookbook. The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Official Cookbook & Entertaining Guide features more than 50 recipes inspired by the classic Disney film, such as Sally Patchwork Layer Cake and Man-Eating Wreath Burritos. It also has detailed planning instructions for Nightmare-themed parties, including DIY decorations, activities, and favors.
Anime fans will stay hydrated in style with the Sailor Moon Crystal Water Bottle with Glitter Wall. The pretty in pink, double-wall insulated water bottle is 100% BPA free and can hold 18 ounces of any cold summer beverage, including water, juice, and smoothies. It features a flip-up sip top and a bold image of Sailor Moon herself.
Limited to 1976 (the release year of the film) pieces, the Rocky 45th 24 Karat Gold Plated Bicentennial Superfight Ticket is embossed, individually numbered, and comes with a display stand within its presentation box. Fans can celebrate the 45th anniversary of this iconic film with the ultimate Rocky collectible.
Calling all rubber duck enthusiasts (yes, that’s a real thing): Jazwares is expanding its collection of Duckz with a second wave. These officially licensed, collectible ducks are dressed up as fan-favorite characters from pop culture franchises like Disney, Pixar, DC Comics, and Looney Tunes. Each duck is packed with personality and authentically detailed. New characters include Donald Duck, Elsa (Frozen), Sully (Monsters Inc.), Batman, and Wonder Woman.
Vamps, beware: The Slayer is back. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer Gallery Buffy Summers PVC Diorama shows the Buffster dusting a vamp with a handy wooden stake. This approximately 9-inch diorama is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Designed by Caesar and sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza, it comes packaged in a full-color window box.
Extend the fun of Apex Legends IRL with the new Revenant — Assimilation Edition 6-inch-scale action figure. This highly detailed, poseable action figure features 25 points of articulation and thoughtful construction. It comes complete with detailed accessories and a figure stand. The deluxe fifth panel packaging provides collectors with multiple display options, including a closed box, open panel front view, or closed panel back view.