Rick and Morty is a critically acclaimed, half-hour animated comedy series on Adult Swim that follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. Rick Sanchez lives with his daughter Beth’s family and constantly brings her, his son-in-law Jerry, granddaughter Summer, and grandson Morty on intergalactic escapades.
The cast includes Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live), and Spencer Grammer (Greek). The series is created by Dan Harmon (Community) and Roiland, who also serve as executive producers.
The series’ third season aired last fall, and was the No. 1 comedy across all of TV last year. Commentary sessions on the Rick and Morty Season 3 DVD and Blu-Ray include celebrity guests Peter Dinklage, John Mayer, and Russell Brand.
Rick and Morty is a bona fide pop culture phenomenon. Adult Swim and Cartoon Network Enterprises’ RickMobile toured the country last year, and more than 60,000 fans turned out to purchase exclusive products that sold out in nearly every city. The RickMobile will continue touring the country this year selling various products, including Funko Pop! Vinyls; board games, including Monopoly from USAopoly and Mr. Meeseeks Box o’ Fun Game from Cryptozoic Entertainment; accessories from Bioworld; and other custom products.
Adult Swim will also hold its first music festival in October. The festival will include Rick and Morty special programming and exclusive products. The festival announcement included an original Run the Jewels music video featuring Rick and Morty.
Celebrity fans often show their love for the series via social media and wear Rick and Morty-branded merchandise, including Big Sean and Logic, who appeared in an episode of season three and will be featured on a Rick and Morty T-shirt this year. Various celebrities also created custom Rick and Morty sneakers, including NBA star Karl Anthony-Towns and musician John Mayer.
Check out some new Rick and Morty products from a new dimension that you’ll want to get your hands on ASAP:
Strawberry Smiggles | Trans World Entertainment
Get a first-ever taste of confectionary and other snacks from the Rick and Morty universe. This exclusive cereal is inspired by the episode ”Rixty Minutes.”
Available: FYE, fall 2018; pre-order in all stores and FYE pop-up location at Comic-Con International: San Diego
Rick and Morty Anatomy Park 1,000 Piece Premium Puzzle | USAopoly
Journey into the insides of a homeless man with Rick and Morty as you piece together Anatomy Park. Add other Rick and Morty games and puzzles to your collection, such as Rick and Morty Risk, Trivial Pursuit, and Yahtzee.
Available: Mass retailers, now
Rick and Morty Collection | Primitive Skate
Wear your fandom with this new skate collection, including apparel, headwear, accessories, and skateboards.
Available: Skate and specialty stores, July 2018
Rick and Morty Pop! Vinyl Figures | Funko
Collect new characters, such as Weaponized Rick, Weaponized Morty, Mr. Meeseeks, Mr. Poopy Butthole, Bird Person, Squanchy, and Snowball, in addition to Rick and Morty.
Available: Mass retailers, now
MSRP: $9.99, each sold separately
Rick and Morty Comics | Oni Press
Rick and Morty comics have been said to feel like lost episodes of the Adult Swim show, contributing to their top-ranking success across the book and direct markets.
Available: oni-press.myshopify.com, now
MSRP: $3.99, each sold separately