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Top 100 Pop Culture Trends in September

From Date-Themed Meal Boxes to In-Store Mystery Boxes

— September 15, 2019 — Pop Culture
The September 2019 pop culture trends provide an eclectic view of where fandom and consumer interest are headed.

A good bet can be placed on the growing appreciation of Eastern cultural representations as more and more people embrace the aesthetics of anime. This round-up contains a few examples of this, including Converse Stars' apparel collection that feature Dragon Ball Z-inspired graphics and Sailor Moon-informed dining experiences. Another sizable venture in the anime-infused category is atmos' One Piece collaboration. The partnership does not only have aesthetic value but a marketing edge as well — it is releasing in conjunction with 'One Piece Stampede.'

Naturally, the interest in anime goes beyond the cult-classics. Many artists, like Hebru Brantley, embrace this style of art and launch home decor items like the Flyboy rug.
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Commemorative Film Re-Releases
Commemorative Film Re-Releases
Apocalypse Now Will Get an IMAX Re-Release for Its 40th Anniversary
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Cheeky Call-Out Laptop Ads
Cheeky Call-Out Laptop Ads
Microsoft Commissions a Guy Named 'Mac Book' for Its New Commercial
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Matchmaking Mascot Campaigns
Matchmaking Mascot Campaigns
Hinge's Mascot Wants You to Find Love and Delete the Machmaking App
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97
Amusing Rescued Dog Portraits
Amusing Rescued Dog Portraits
An Adobe Project is Meant to Find 'Forever' Homes for Furry Friends
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Inaugural Anime-Themed Tournaments
Inaugural Anime-Themed Tournaments
The 2019 Pokémon World Championship Will Feature a New Category
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Limited Edition Soccer Balls
Limited Edition Soccer Balls
The Nike x Premier League Soccer Ball Will Be in High Demand
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94
Password-Organizing Applications
Password-Organizing Applications
The LastPass App Alleviates the Stress from Reseting Passwords
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93
Immersive Multi-Experiential Equator Parks
Immersive Multi-Experiential Equator Parks
Mitad Del Mundo Park Celebrates the Equator Line
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92
Anniversary-Honoring Comic Book Series
Anniversary-Honoring Comic Book Series
The Folio Society and Marvel Honor The Golden Age 1939–1949
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91
Authentic Anti-Consumerism Ads
Authentic Anti-Consumerism Ads
Finn.no Launches Ironic Campaign to Reach Consumers Authentically
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Creative Gen Z-Targeted App Ads
Creative Gen Z-Targeted App Ads
Gatorade's #ThisHighlight Campaign Focuses on Social Presence
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Cartoon Cat Pasta Noodles
Cartoon Cat Pasta Noodles
Hello Kitty Organic Pasta Lets You Make the Most Adorable Dishes
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Humorously Honest Airline Ads
Humorously Honest Airline Ads
China Airlines' Commercial is Counter Intuitive but Successful
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87
Nostalgic Festival Boxes
Nostalgic Festival Boxes
This Limited-Edition Box Set Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock
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86
Premium Series-Themed Alcohols
Premium Series-Themed Alcohols
Harrogate Tipple Launched Downton Abbey-Inspired Spirits
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Actor-Approved Fitness Apps
Actor-Approved Fitness Apps
The 'Centr' App Connects Users to Chris Hemsworth's Team
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Artisan Fashion Designer Condiments
Artisan Fashion Designer Condiments
These amelie pichard Jams Range from Savory to Sweet
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Celebrity Chef Knife Sets
Celebrity Chef Knife Sets
Chef Thomas Keller Teamed Up with Williams-Sonoma on a New Knife Set
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City Living-Celebrating Lip Balms
City Living-Celebrating Lip Balms
Fresh is Teaming Up with Ingrid Nilsen Sugar on a Lip Treatment
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Film-Inspired Premium Backpacks
Film-Inspired Premium Backpacks
UNDERCOVER Drops a Quartet of Backpacks Honoring Classics
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Anime Card Game-Themed T-Shirts
Anime Card Game-Themed T-Shirts
BEAMS Launches Tees with Pokémon Trading Card Graphics
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Villainous Collectible Cosmetics
Villainous Collectible Cosmetics
Funko's Line of Cosmetics Was Inspired by Iconic Disney Villains
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Cartoon Mermaid Fragrances
Cartoon Mermaid Fragrances
Disney and DefineMe are Launching The Little Mermaid Perfume
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Beer-Branded Lattes
Beer-Branded Lattes
American Beer Brand Recently Launched its New Limited-Edition Busch Latte
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Digitally-Aged Anti-Racism Campaigns
Digitally-Aged Anti-Racism Campaigns
The #ItsGettingOld Campaign Digitally Ages Victims
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Humorous Meatless Breakfast Ads
Humorous Meatless Breakfast Ads
Colton Underwood and Morningstar Debut 'Lose Your Veginity' Ads
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Nostalgic Movie Rental Games
Nostalgic Movie Rental Games
The Blockbuster Party Game Comes Packaged in a VHS Case
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No-Carve Disney Pumpkins
No-Carve Disney Pumpkins
Disney's Pumpkin Kits are Family-Friendly and Mess-Free
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Theme Park Halloween Parties
Theme Park Halloween Parties
The Oogie Boogie Bash is Coming to Disney California Adventure Park
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Sitcom-Inspired Pop-Ups
Sitcom-Inspired Pop-Ups
The Treat Yo Self Pop-Up is Inspired by 'Parks and Recreation'
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Logo-Emblazoned Mooncake Gift Boxes
Logo-Emblazoned Mooncake Gift Boxes
The Peninsula Boutique Joins BAPE to Honor Mid-Autumn Festival
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Curly Heroine Campaigns
Curly Heroine Campaigns
Aussie Haircare's SHEROes Celebrates the Beauty of Natural Curls
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Date-Themed Meal Boxes
Date-Themed Meal Boxes
HelloFresh Collaborated with Jessica Alba on a Date Night Box
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Singer-Inspired Shoe Designs
Singer-Inspired Shoe Designs
This Iteration of the adidas SPEZIAL Sneakers Honors Liam Gallagher
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Frozen Dessert-Themed Candles
Frozen Dessert-Themed Candles
Dairy Queen Created a Treat-Scented Fall Candle Collection
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90s-Themed Sparkling Water Appliances
90s-Themed Sparkling Water Appliances
The SodaStream 'Tori' Sparkling Water Maker is Nostalgic
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Immersive Anime-Themed Restaurants
Immersive Anime-Themed Restaurants
Shining Moon Tokyo was Inspired by the Sailor Moon Franchise
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Hydrating Disney Skincare
Hydrating Disney Skincare
Disney & H2O+ Collaborated on a Three-Piece Skincare Collection
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Zombie-Themed Whiskey Bottles
Zombie-Themed Whiskey Bottles
The Walking Dead Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is Smooth & Spicy
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Anime-Themed Cafe Menus
Anime-Themed Cafe Menus
Roasted COFFEE LABORATORY Honors Tokyo Ghoul with a Curated Menu
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Playful Lightweight Outerwear
Playful Lightweight Outerwear
Joe Fresh Partnered with Jillian Harris to Launch the Jilly Jacket
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Musical Tribute Teas
Musical Tribute Teas
This Limited-Edition Tea by Celestial Seasonings Revisits the 70s
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Complimentary Brand Collectibles
Complimentary Brand Collectibles
This Supreme Collectible is Given to In-Store and Online Shoppers
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Footwear-Themed Playlists
Footwear-Themed Playlists
Puma's Anthem Pack Football Shoes are Accompanied by Playlists
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Alien-Themed Luxe Streetwear
Alien-Themed Luxe Streetwear
Valentino and UNDERCOVER Drop the V Face UFO Graphic Goods
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Cult Sci-Fi Series Tees
Cult Sci-Fi Series Tees
Fan Jackets' Range of Stranger Things T-Shirts is Character-Themed
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Community-Enhancing Fashion Events
Community-Enhancing Fashion Events
PROJECT N:OW is an exploration of culture in streetwear
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Fall-Ready Satirical Fashion Collections
Fall-Ready Satirical Fashion Collections
10.Deep's Fall 2019 Debut is Quite Moody & Graphic-Heavy
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Nightmarish Multigrain Cereals
Nightmarish Multigrain Cereals
Oogie Boogie FunkO's Come with a Villainous Collectible Toy
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Iconic Beverage-Themed Lines
Iconic Beverage-Themed Lines
The KITH x Coca-Cola Collection Was Highly Anticipated by Consumers
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Alien-Themed QSR Pop-Ups
Alien-Themed QSR Pop-Ups
Arby’s Area 51 Event Will Feed Those Attending the Viral Facebook Event
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Humorous Streaming Service Billboards
Humorous Streaming Service Billboards
Tubi's Cheeky Campaign Targets Paid Streaming Services
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Filmic 90s Footwear
Filmic 90s Footwear
The Melissa x Opening Ceremony Capsule Revisits Iconic Movie Styles
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Iconic 90s-Themed Sitcom Pop-Ups
Iconic 90s-Themed Sitcom Pop-Ups
A Friends Pop-Up in New York Celebrates the Show's Anniversary
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Streetwear-Themed Carnival Merch
Streetwear-Themed Carnival Merch
Stüssy & Deviation Boast a Long-sleeve for Notting Hill Carnival
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Artist-Inspired Card Games
Artist-Inspired Card Games
Mattel Works with Artestar on a Set of UNO Card Inspired by Basquiat
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Sci-Fi Sheet Masks
Sci-Fi Sheet Masks
Firebox's Star Wars Face Mask Collection Nourishes Skin in a Fun Way
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Funny Parody-Styled Ads
Funny Parody-Styled Ads
Choco Leibniz Launched a New Campaign Entitled ‘A Little Bit Fancy’
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Fuzzy Skateboarding Sneakers
Fuzzy Skateboarding Sneakers
The adidas Suede Sneaker Pack is a Collaboration with Na-Kel Smith
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90s Sitcom-Themed Wine Glasses
90s Sitcom-Themed Wine Glasses
These ‘Friends’ Wine Glasses are Perfect for Weddings
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Colorful Ice Cream Museums
Colorful Ice Cream Museums
New York City is Getting Its Own Three-Story Museum of Ice Cream
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Streetwear-Themed Frozen Desserts
Streetwear-Themed Frozen Desserts
Jeni's x GOLF le FLEUR* Spotlights a New 'Snowflake' Flavor
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Ironic Music-Themed Coasters
Ironic Music-Themed Coasters
The Mistaken Lyrics Coasters are Hilarious and Entertaining
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Temporary Worship Space Proposals
Temporary Worship Space Proposals
Gensler Pushes for a Temporary Pavilion Alongside Notre-Dame
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Collaborative Color-Block Shoe Packs
Collaborative Color-Block Shoe Packs
Converse and Tyler the Creator Debut a Contrasting Capsule
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Latin Culture-Inspired Pop-Ups
Latin Culture-Inspired Pop-Ups
The Latina Bodega by bybabba Boldly Celebrates Latinx Culture
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Anime Film-Celebrating Streetwear
Anime Film-Celebrating Streetwear
atmos Enters the Picture with a Timely One Piece Collaboration
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Movie Sequel-Celebrating Outerwear
Movie Sequel-Celebrating Outerwear
The VF-1 Ghost Ryder Jacket is Ready for Year-Round Wear
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Coffee Pot-Styled Mugs
Coffee Pot-Styled Mugs
The Barbuzzo Cupa Joe is Both Functional and Funny
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Sci-Fi Barbie Dolls
Sci-Fi Barbie Dolls
Mattel & Disney Created a Range of Fashionable Star Wars Barbie Dolls
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Graphic-Heavy Skateboarding Apparel
Graphic-Heavy Skateboarding Apparel
Paradise Youth Club's Spring/Summer 2020 is Called Better Days
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90s Teen Show Shirts
90s Teen Show Shirts
The RSVLTS Saved By The Bell Collection Celebrates the 30th Anniversary
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Feline-Themed Phone Chargers
Feline-Themed Phone Chargers
Village Vanguard's Cat Phone Chargers are Absolutely Adorable
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Temporary Disney Hair Dyes
Temporary Disney Hair Dyes
Splat Created Four Colorful Hair Dyes Inspired by Descendants 3
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80s Film-Inspired Fashion Capsules
80s Film-Inspired Fashion Capsules
The nonnative Collection for Fall/Winter 2019 is Hyper-Elegant
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90s Anime-Inspired Casualwear
90s Anime-Inspired Casualwear
Converse Stars Japan Honors Dragon Ball Z in Its Latest Capsule
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Character-Themed Limited Edition Rugs
Character-Themed Limited Edition Rugs
Hebru Brantley Playfully Emphasizes the Home Decor Category
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Music Festival-Inspired Shoes
Music Festival-Inspired Shoes
Nice Kicks x adidas UltraBOOST Boast a Pair of Psychedelic Sneakers
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Tattooed Ketchup Bottles
Tattooed Ketchup Bottles
Heinz Created Bottles of Ketchup Inspired by Ed Sheeran's Body Art
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Superhero-Themed Toy Drones
Superhero-Themed Toy Drones
Hot Toys Develops the Spider-Drone Replicating the Gadget in the Film
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Five-Minute Makeup Sets
Five-Minute Makeup Sets
The Carmindy Beauty 5-Piece Collection Creates an Easy, Polished Look
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Calming Meditation Outfit Collections
Calming Meditation Outfit Collections
District Vision x Reigning Champ Collaborate for SS 2019
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Incredibly Realistic Temporary Tattoos
Incredibly Realistic Temporary Tattoos
Inkbox's New Product is Exclusive to Its Physical Location
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Realistic Food-Inspired Phone Cases
Realistic Food-Inspired Phone Cases
This Fried Chicken Phone Case by Bestosell is a Foodie's Dream
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Female-Centric Sportswear Campaigns
Female-Centric Sportswear Campaigns
Reebok's Female Empowerment Campaign Boasts Cheerful Colors
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Psychedelia-Informed Graphic Streetwear
Psychedelia-Informed Graphic Streetwear
Bone Soda and Saintwoods Looked to the 70s for Inspiration
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Pre-Editing-Enabled Action Cameras
Pre-Editing-Enabled Action Cameras
The OCLU Action Cam Lets You Easily Delete Unwanted Content
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Nonchalant Streetwear Editorials
Nonchalant Streetwear Editorials
Supreme Debuts Its Fall/Winter 2019 Collection in THEM Magazine
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Ice Tea-Inspired Sneaker Drops
Ice Tea-Inspired Sneaker Drops
The adidas x AriZona Ice Tea Collaboration Boasts a 2nd Installment
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Goth-Inspired Brand Launches
Goth-Inspired Brand Launches
Goth des Garçons is a Brand That Exaggerates Online Fashion Culture
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Humorous Ocean Clean-Up Campaigns
Humorous Ocean Clean-Up Campaigns
Pornhub Launches the 'Dirties Porn Ever' to Raise Money
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Cartoon-Inspired Apparel Collections
Cartoon-Inspired Apparel Collections
Nike Introduces a Few Spongebob Apparel Pieces Ahead of Drop
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Migrant-Supporting T-Shirt Designs
Migrant-Supporting T-Shirt Designs
Chroma and AWAKE NY Collaborate on a Human Rights Tee
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Sporty Retro Toys-Inspired Sneakers
Sporty Retro Toys-Inspired Sneakers
The PUMA RS-X Bold Comes in Three, Vibrantly Rich Colorways
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Design-Friendly Stigma-Defying Campaigns
Design-Friendly Stigma-Defying Campaigns
Approved, Not Approved Supports Sexual Wellness Products
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Subtly Simplistic Cartoon Fashions
Subtly Simplistic Cartoon Fashions
The UNIQLO UT Mickey Mouse Collection Includes Many Styles
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Sitcom-Themed Toy Releases
Sitcom-Themed Toy Releases
LEGO Created a Friends-Themed Set for the Show's 25th Anniversary
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In-Store Mystery Boxes
In-Store Mystery Boxes
Marshalls' Surprise Boxes Treat Shoppers to Fashion, Decor, Tech & More
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Actress-Crafted Beauty Brands
Actress-Crafted Beauty Brands
Millie Bobby Brown Created a Beauty Line Called Florence by Mills
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Swapped Logo Aesthetics
Swapped Logo Aesthetics
As a Bizarre Marketing Stunt, CDA Swaps the Logos of Big-Name Brands
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