Fandom Merchandise and Where to Find It

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​As I look at my Christmas gifts, and my recent birthday gifts before that, I am struck, but not terribly surprised by how much relates to the variety of fandoms and pop culture things I am involved in. Many of these things have stayed with me since my teen years, to the point that I no longer participate, but they still hold an important place in my heart. The one example that comes to mind was my getting a new messenger bag: ThinkGeek’s Bag of Holding. It’s so glorious that I’ll be writing a separate review of it. My son was a little annoyed that I would be getting it – it was a little expensive, but with the thirty percent discount that was offered, it was well worth it. He was still a little annoyed and exclaimed, “You don’t even like Dungeons & Dragons!” I think I may have snorted. I was momentarily speechless.

I don’t like Dungeons & Dragons?! Do you even know me?! I had been playing Dungeons & Dragons since high school. In our school cafeteria, we would use the half-pint milk container as a six-sided die. Every weekend in college, we’d get together in the blue room to play. Dave, our DM (dungeon master) would not let us have any alcohol. We got stupid. We were probably the only group on a Saturday night not drunk. We would play all weekend, talking time only to sleep before the next night’s game.

I met my college roommate in a study hall through a conversation about character sheets.

My oldest son used my original books when he and his friends played Dungeons & Dragons.

Not a fan?! Harumph!

Glancing at The Walking Dead trivia box, the Hufflepuff necklace, the Supernatural zipper bag, the Star Trek 50th anniversary gold ornament with sound, I saw just how many fandom things there are, and I also realized how difficult it was to get some of them.

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Take Your Action Figure to Work Day

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While you’re unplugging, but still expected to work, why not participate in this event and take your action figure to work!

One of the bonuses to this rather than take your daughter/son to work is no need to buy your action figure lunch. Your action figure also won’t get bored and play with the office supplies.

It is possible that your action figure might step out and do what they do best: save the world in their own little (or big in the case of The Incredible Hulk and Giganta) way.

My husband takes his to work every day; the advantage of working from home.
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Here’s my friend, Dinah at my home office:

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Dinah Lance, Black Canary

But Donna’s the lucky one. I can take her on today’s Photo 101 assignment.

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Donna Noble

A Doctor Who Sketch

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Featuring Captain Jack Harkness, The (Tenth) Doctor, and Donna Noble. 

You can hear them, can’t you?

Jack: “Hello.”

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The Doctor: “No.”
Jack: “What?”
The Doctor: “No.”
Jack: “I can’t say hello?”
The Doctor: “No.”

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Donna: “It’s alright. I don’t mind.”
The Doctor: *eyeroll*

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Donna: “Give us a hug.”

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