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** Deckard's revolver, the prop of which is built around a firing revolver, is a popular custom project for gun smiths. [[Series/{{Mythbusters}} Adam Savage]] has built numerous attempts to replicate it perfectly.


*** A permanent Kwik E Mart[[https://www.delish.com/food-news/a22791858/simpsons-kwik-e-mart-myrtle-beach-south-carolina/ opened in South Carolina]] in 2018.

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*** A permanent Kwik E Mart[[https://www.Mart [[https://www.delish.com/food-news/a22791858/simpsons-kwik-e-mart-myrtle-beach-south-carolina/ opened in South Carolina]] in 2018.


** A few weeks before ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'' was released, many 7-Eleven stores throughout the United States [[http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/kwik-e-mart/ were temporarily converted into Kwik-E-Marts.]] They sold genuine Springfield products like Squishees (Slurpees), Krusty-O Cereal, and Buzz Cola. These items are sold at ''Krustyland Amusement Park'', at Universal Studios.

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** A few weeks before ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'' was released, many 7-Eleven stores throughout the United States [[http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/kwik-e-mart/ were temporarily converted into Kwik-E-Marts.]] They sold genuine Springfield products like Squishees (Slurpees), Krusty-O Cereal, and Buzz Cola. These items are now sold at ''Krustyland Amusement Park'', at Universal Studios.Studios.
*** A permanent Kwik E Mart[[https://www.delish.com/food-news/a22791858/simpsons-kwik-e-mart-myrtle-beach-south-carolina/ opened in South Carolina]] in 2018.


** In episode 17, one of the pieces of Mao merchandise shown is a Mao doll. [[https://bandai-a.akamaihd.net/bc/img/model/b/1000135445_3.jpg An actual Mao doll would later be produced for the show itself]].

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** In episode 17, one of the pieces of Mao merchandise shown is a Mao doll.doll bearing her likeness. [[https://bandai-a.akamaihd.net/bc/img/model/b/1000135445_3.jpg An actual Mao doll would later be produced for the show itself]].


*** For ''[[VideoGame/KirattoPriChan Kiratto [=PriChan=]]]'', Prism Stone Harajuku opened up a [=PriChan=] studio for fans to record videos up to 30-minutes long that will play on loop throughout the store. They also made the [=PriChan=] Casts and Yattemita Appli into real toys.

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*** For ''[[VideoGame/KirattoPriChan Kiratto [=PriChan=]]]'', Prism Stone Harajuku opened up a [=PriChan=] studio for fans to record videos up to 30-minutes long that will play on loop throughout the store. They also made the [=PriChan=] Casts and Casts, Yattemita Appli Appli, Jewel Pact and Design Palette into real toys.


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** Sometimes, Lala will wear Prunce as a backpack. [[https://twitter.com/Astro_Sylphy/status/1111809500674088960 A fan made this form into a real backpack]].
** In episode 17, one of the pieces of Mao merchandise shown is a Mao doll. [[https://bandai-a.akamaihd.net/bc/img/model/b/1000135445_3.jpg An actual Mao doll would later be produced for the show itself]].


** The [[http://www.amazon.com/Sleepy-Kittens-Despicable-Cinco-Paul/dp/031608381X/ref=pd_bxgy_m_img_b Sleepy Kittens]] book. Unfortunately though, it doesn't come with a small brush with which you can brush the kitties' fur. Aw.

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** The [[http://www.amazon.com/Sleepy-Kittens-Despicable-Cinco-Paul/dp/031608381X/ref=pd_bxgy_m_img_b Sleepy Kittens]] book. Unfortunately though, it doesn't come with a small brush with which you can brush the kitties' fur. Aw.


* Volodymyr Zelensky played the president of Ukraine in the 2015 TV show "Servant of the People". As of March 2019, he is a leading candidate to become the actual President of Ukraine.

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* Volodymyr Zelensky played the president of Ukraine in the 2015 TV show "Servant of the People". As of March 2019, In the 2019 presidential elections, he is ran as a leading candidate to become under the actual President Servant of Ukraine.the People party... ''and ended up winning and becoming Ukraine's president''.


* There is a ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' FanGame called ''VideoGame/ChapterMaster'' that began as a hoax perpetrated by trolls on ''Website/{{4Chan}}''. When it was discovered that the game didn't actually exist some people decided to get together make it real.

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* There is a ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' FanGame called ''VideoGame/ChapterMaster'' that began as a hoax perpetrated by trolls on ''Website/{{4Chan}}''. ''Website/FourChan''. When it was discovered that the game didn't actually exist exist, some people decided to get together and make it real.


* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' Monokuma plushies aren't just for sale, there are multiple places selling ones of various quality from spot-on to shoddy. Thankfully these Monokumas don't explode. It's probably only a matter of time before someone sticks a walking drone in one. Additionally cosplays for just about everyone are easily purchased online and some of them can easily be used in any outfit, like Naegi's hoodie.

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* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' ''{{Franchise/Danganronpa}}'':
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Monokuma plushies aren't just for sale, there are multiple places selling ones of various quality from spot-on to shoddy. Thankfully these Monokumas don't explode. It's probably only a matter of time before someone sticks a walking drone in one. Additionally cosplays for just about everyone are easily purchased online and some of them can easily be used in any outfit, like Naegi's hoodie.


* Music/TheBluesBrothers. Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi still perform today.

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* Music/TheBluesBrothers.Film/TheBluesBrothers. Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi still perform today.


* The creation of an entire line of Wonka-branded candies wasn't just a tie-in to the 1971 film ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory''. In fact, the film was designed ''specifically'' to market Wonka-brand chocolates. It was funded by Quaker Oats, who had planned to make a grand entry into the candy business. Many of the signature chocolate bars from the film ([[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory and earlier book]]), such as "Chocolate Scrumdiddilyumptious Bars", were recreated as genuine products. Unfortunately, the formula they used caused the bars to melt on the shelves, and they had to be withdrawn from sale. However, harder sugar-based candies like Nerds and Gobstoppers (a variation on Jawbreakers) were a big hit and remain popular to this day. Even now, over forty years later, the Wonka brand and many of those products still exist, no doubt buoyed by a further film adaptation of the book and subsequent reimaging of the brand.

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* The creation of an entire line of Wonka-branded candies wasn't just a tie-in to the 1971 film ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory''. In fact, the film was designed ''specifically'' to market Wonka-brand chocolates. It was funded by Quaker Oats, who had planned to make a grand entry into the candy business. Many of the signature chocolate bars from the film ([[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory and earlier book]]), such as "Chocolate Scrumdiddilyumptious Bars", were recreated as genuine products. Unfortunately, the formula they used caused the bars to melt on the shelves, and they had to be withdrawn from sale. However, harder sugar-based candies like Nerds and Gobstoppers (a variation on Jawbreakers) were a big hit and remain popular to this day. Even now, over forty years later, the Wonka brand and many of those products still exist, exist (though Nestlé replaced Wonka with "Nestlé Candy Shop" in the US and the UK), no doubt buoyed by a further film adaptation of the book and subsequent reimaging of the brand.



* ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' opens with James Bond in Mexico City on the Day of the Dead in the middle of a giant parade complete with skeleton floats. While the Day of the Dead is an old tradition, no such parade existed...until this movie came out, after which Mexican audience members loved it so much that [[https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/29/day-of-the-dead-parade-james-bond-mexico-city they decided to do it for real.]]

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* ** ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' opens with James Bond in Mexico City on the Day of the Dead in the middle of a giant parade complete with skeleton floats. While the Day of the Dead is an old tradition, no such parade existed...until this movie came out, after which Mexican audience members loved it so much that [[https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/29/day-of-the-dead-parade-james-bond-mexico-city they decided to do it for real.]]



** With the launch of Pottermore, you can now be officially sorted into a Hogwarts House by a questionnaire designed by JK Rowling herself. And now you can also be sorted into an Ilvermorny house.

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** With the launch of Pottermore, you can now be officially sorted into a Hogwarts House by a questionnaire designed by JK Rowling herself. And now you can also be sorted into an Ilvermorny [[Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem Ilvermorny]] house.



* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'': Quill's Awesome Mix Tape, though not sold as authentic cassette tape, is an actual promotional album. Also in existence: dancing Groot toys, which dance to Music/{{The Jacksons}}' ''I Want You Back''.

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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'': the movie's soundtrack is outright named ''Awesome Mix Vol. 1'' and its cover features tape deck to show it's Quill's Awesome Mix Tape, though not sold as authentic tape from the movie, and for Record Store Tape [[http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6289124/guardians-of-the-galaxy-soundtrack-cassette-tape there were actual]] [[https://disneymusic.shop.musictoday.com/product/XVCS01/guardians-of-the-galaxy-awesome-mix-vol-1-cassette cassette tape, is an actual promotional album. versions]]! [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 The sequel]] did the same with ''Awesome Mix Vol. 2'' . Also in existence: dancing Groot toys, which dance to Music/{{The Jacksons}}' ''I "I Want You Back''.Back".



* The hockey team The Anaheim Ducks was founded by Disney as The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, based on their film ''Film/TheMightyDucks''. It's even Lampshaded in the third movie. "You've never heard of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks? They named a ''pro team'' after us." They have since dropped the "Mighty" and the uniforms from the movie, since Disney no longer owns the team, and have actually become quite a respectable team, having won UsefulNotes/TheStanleyCup in 2007. [[http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/relive-ducks--win-through-tweets-of-gordon-bombay-a-k-a--emilio-estevez-185025845.html Gordon Bombay even cheered for them!]]

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* The hockey team The Anaheim Ducks was founded by Disney as The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, based on their film ''Film/TheMightyDucks''. It's even Lampshaded in the third movie. "You've never heard of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks? They named a ''pro team'' after us." They have since dropped the "Mighty" and the uniforms from the movie, since Disney no longer owns the team, and have actually become quite a respectable team, having won UsefulNotes/TheStanleyCup in 2007. [[http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/relive-ducks--win-through-tweets-of-gordon-bombay-a-k-a--emilio-estevez-185025845.html Gordon Bombay even cheered for them!]]



** To celebrate the day the second film takes place in the future (Oct. 21, 2015), Pepsi marketed a limited production run of 6,500 Pepsi Perfect bottles for $20.15 each on that date. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrwRdzFP-fY Their advertisement for it]] gleefully plays up the film's imagery. Also, Universal decided [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl092whRLlI to make a trailer for]] ''Film/{{Jaws}} [[RidiculousFutureSequelisation 19]]'', and ''USA Today'' [[http://mashable.com/2015/10/21/usa-today-back-to-the-future/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link#CRpJyKDt2kqP wrapped that day's edition]] in a recreation of the paper Doc shows Marty (complete with a LampshadeHanging, regarding "a USA Today copy with fictional articles and studies, many of them inspired by ''Back to the Future Part II''").

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** To celebrate the day the second film takes place in the future (Oct. 21, 2015), Pepsi marketed a limited production run of 6,500 Pepsi Perfect bottles for $20.15 each on that date. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrwRdzFP-fY Their advertisement for it]] gleefully plays up the film's imagery. Also, Universal decided [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl092whRLlI to make a trailer trailer]] [[JustForFun/Jaws19 for]] ''Film/{{Jaws}} [[RidiculousFutureSequelisation 19]]'', and ''USA Today'' [[http://mashable.com/2015/10/21/usa-today-back-to-the-future/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link#CRpJyKDt2kqP wrapped that day's edition]] in a recreation of the paper Doc shows Marty (complete with a LampshadeHanging, regarding "a USA Today copy with fictional articles and studies, many of them inspired by ''Back to the Future Part II''").



* Recursive example: in ''Series/{{Jessica Jones|2015}}'', an updated version of the old Comicbook/PatsyWalker comic [[https://65.media.tumblr.com/23d8cdbcac8e488bf7ac156a24b02842/tumblr_o0n3csghzg1qz4iigo1_500.jpg is featured]] as an adaptation of [[AdaptationNameChange Trish]] Walker's old sitcom. ''Comicbook/PatsyWalkerAKAHellcat'' [[http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/0/0/1/Patsy-Walker-aka-Hellcat-7-Tedesco-Variant-91277.jpg will feature this art as an alternate cover]] of the issue Patsy teams up with Comicbook/JessicaJones.

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* Recursive example: in ''Series/{{Jessica Jones|2015}}'', an updated version of the old Comicbook/PatsyWalker comic [[https://65.media.tumblr.com/23d8cdbcac8e488bf7ac156a24b02842/tumblr_o0n3csghzg1qz4iigo1_500.jpg is featured]] as an adaptation of [[AdaptationNameChange Trish]] Walker's old sitcom. ''Comicbook/PatsyWalkerAKAHellcat'' [[http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/0/0/1/Patsy-Walker-aka-Hellcat-7-Tedesco-Variant-91277.jpg will feature features this art as an alternate cover]] of the issue Patsy teams up with Comicbook/JessicaJones.


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* Part of the promotion for ''Film/BlackMirrorBandersnatch'' included a [[https://londonist.com/london/film/a-black-mirror-bandersnatch-shop-has-appeared-in-old-street real Tuckershop store]] and a downright playable ''Nohzdyve'' that even requires a ZX Spectrum emulator.


* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' includes a fair amount of FoodPorn, so naturally some of its more interesting foodstuffs have been manufactured in the real world, including Butterbeer, Chocolate Frogs, and Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' ''Literature/HarryPotter''
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includes a fair amount of FoodPorn, so naturally some of its more interesting foodstuffs have been manufactured in the real world, including Butterbeer, Chocolate Frogs, and Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans. Beans.
** J.K. Rowling wrote and published real-life versions of the [[FictionalDocument fictional books]] ''Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'', ''Quidditch Through the Ages'' and ''Literature/TheTalesOfBeedleTheBard''


* The set of ''Film/FriedGreenTomatoes'' was purchased after the filming and made into an actual restaurant in Forsyth, Georgia. Eating here can be rather confusing as they kept all the memorabilia from the movie, including newspaper clippings about the restaurant dating to the 1920s. This can lead someone who isn't familiar with the ''real'' history of the restaurant to believe the movie was based on it, instead of the other way around. It also has some slightly bizarre connotations, given that a major plot point of the film was [[spoiler:a DomesticAbuser's corpse being made into barbecue and served to unsuspecting customers]].

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* The set of ''Film/FriedGreenTomatoes'' was purchased after the filming and made into an actual restaurant in Forsyth, Georgia. Eating here can be rather confusing as they kept all the memorabilia from the movie, including newspaper clippings about the restaurant dating to the 1920s. This can lead someone who isn't familiar with the ''real'' history of the restaurant to believe the movie was based on it, instead of the other way around. It also has some slightly bizarre connotations, given that a major plot point of the film was [[spoiler:a DomesticAbuser's {{Domestic Abuse}}r's corpse being made into barbecue and served to unsuspecting customers]].

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* Volodymyr Zelensky played the president of Ukraine in the 2015 TV show "Servant of the People". As of March 2019, he is a leading candidate to become the actual President of Ukraine.


* ''Anime/GetsumenToHeikiMina'', another ShowWithinAShow (this one on ''[[Franchise/TrainMan Densha Otoko]]'') was made into its own show as well.

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* ''Anime/GetsumenToHeikiMina'', another ShowWithinAShow (this one on ''[[Franchise/TrainMan ''[[Literature/TrainMan2004 Densha Otoko]]'') was made into its own show as well.

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