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Sci-Fi Seating

The Star Trek Inflatable Captain's Chair Fulfills Fans' Wildest Fantasies

— April 8, 2012 — Art & Design
Now anyone can feel like Jean-Luc Picard or James T. Kirk with their very own Star Trek Inflatable Captain's Chair. As an officially licensed Star Trek collectible, it is made for only the truest fans of this sci-fi franchise. While it may serve a rather practical purpose by providing one more seat in living spaces, this chair has mainly been created to fulfill 'Star Trek' lovers' wildest fantasies.

Available at Think Geek, the chair can accommodate toddlers to young adults who weigh no more than 120 pounds. According to Think Geek, "The arms are printed with all sorts of buttons and and lights to encourage imagination play, including setting Red or Yellow Alerts or jettisoning the pod."
Trend Themes
1. Sci-fi Collectibles - Increasing popularity of sci-fi franchises is creating opportunities for collectible items that cater to fans.
2. Nostalgic Recreation - Recreating childhood memories through pop culture licensed products, including inflatables and other toys and furniture.
3. Immersive Entertainment - Creating immersive experiences for fans of popular movies, TV shows, and franchises through merchandise that complements the original content.
Industry Implications
1. Entertainment - From movies to TV shows and video games, the entertainment industry is capitalizing on the nostalgia and fandom craze by licensing collectibles and novelties based on popular franchises.
2. Furniture - From inflatable chairs to themed beds and decor, furniture manufacturers can tap into the growing demand for products that promote escapism and self-expression through pop culture references.
3. Retail - Whether it is specialized stores focusing on collectibles and fandom, or larger retailers incorporating pop culture merchandise into their offerings, the retail industry can benefit from the trend of nostalgic recreation and immersive entertainment.
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