You’ll find more of my personal favourites in this post:
The following portion will be arbitrarily Star Wars-centric, me being a fan and all. Still you have to admit, these guys have it pat down when it comes to merchandise.
Non-licensed mods of note:
There are still a lot of prop-replica level merchandise that are brilliantly designed. But there are also some that are just ridiculous, like these Evangelion plugsuit wetsuits. This is one case where a movie prop should not be translated into reality at all! I can see the logic behind designing it as a wetsuit, as a plugsuit IS worn by the Evangelion pilots in a liquid-container cockpit… but in this case, the translation was a bit too literal. To quote the Technabob writer: “Personally, I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing one of these skintight suits in or out of the water, but if you’re a huge fan of the series with lots of money to spare, and aren’t at all self-conscious about showing off your junk or your cameltoe, they’re available for the low, low price of ¥163,800 (appx. $2000 USD).”
What do you think? What kind of movie-prop based merchandise are you crazy about?