[Welcome back to our Collector Spotlight feature where we spotlight members of the SKC community who have dedicated their time, money and living space to amassing an awe-inspiring collection of toys, games, pencil toppers or novelty soaps. If you collect it, are proud of it and want to share it this is your chance!]
SETH PEDERSON: I’ve always been interested in “defictionalized products” because I love buying stuff my favorite fictional characters buy and pretending like I’m part of that fictional world. My collection has grown over the last couple years as I’ve been buying them when I find them (and as I have the money for them) and reviewing them in articles and a few videos for my site, From the Ponder Couch.
Unfortunately most defictionalized products are energy drinks, so [my collection] includes a lot of bottles and cans. I’ve missed several things (like Slurm energy drink and Brawndo, which was actually supposed to be an energy drink) and there are others that I just don’t have yet (Caf-Pow from NCIS, Megaman’s E-tank Energy drink and the Wally Moose Egg Nog glass from Christmas Vacaton to name a few). The one thing I don’t include in my collection are t-shirts because there are waaaayyy too many to collect. This is such a geeky problem that I wrote a song about it. Click the images below to enlarge.