Dunder Mifflin Paper Company
South Park Cheezy Poofs
The Simpsons Kwik-e-Mart
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
The Mighty Ducks
Ben & Jerry’s Schweddy Balls
Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans
The Nikki Heat Series from Castle
Nike MAG shoes
There’s a small part of us, deep down in our brain, that can’t fully distinguish the world onscreen from our real lives. It’s why we cry at movies even though we know the dog doesn’t really die, and why so many dudes rocked Ryan Gosling’s silk Scorpion jacket from Drive this past Halloween.
But the merging of real life with the worlds of TV and movies takes on a whole new dimension when artifacts from those narrative worlds actually turn up on store shelves. The recent announcement that Staples arm Quill.com would launch Dunder Mifflin Paper Company brand paper isn’t the first time a fictional product crossed over to become a real brand. In fact, it’s not even the first time a product from NBC’s The Office has been made available for purchase (that would be Serenity by Jan, a line of scented candles you’ll have to be sharp on your eBay game to get your hands and nostrils on.) Below are ten other products, first seen in movies and TV shows, which pulled a corporate Pinocchio and became real.