If you thought Disney's 'Pirates'-related merchandise stopped at Captain Jack hats (complete with braided hair), hoodies and plastic swords, you've seriously misjudged their merchandising arm.
Die-hard 'Pirates' fans can shell out for all-new products created just for the new 'On Stranger Tides' film, including a limited edition $500 Hayden-Harnett Handbag.
What exactly do you get for your $500? Something called a "Galleon satchel" that comes in "whiskey" (that's brown to you and me). There's also a slightly more moderately priced purse called the 'Angelica hobo' after Cruz's character, that comes in "cannon" (also known as "black").
Read on for more details on these high-end purses and more pricey 'Pirates' merchandise for the truly discerning (and deep-pocketed) fan, from videogames to Swarvoski jewelry.
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According to the company's web site, the Galleon Satchel comes in "luxe whiskey leather" and "is the perfect traveling companion for land lovers and swashbucklers alike... The detachable strap allows you to wear this seafaring leather beauty on the shoulder or crossbody, or carried by the handles." For only $40 less, you can rock the Angelica hobo with "rich pintucked leather 'rib' detailing and engraved scrollwork antique brass buckle." But wait, with each purse you also get an antique brass charm bracelet that can be worn on the bag or your wrist.
The 'On Stranger Tides' gothic-inspired collection of rings, earrings, charm bracelets and necklaces features black pearls, skulls and swords. The collection also includes carefully crafted replicas of pieces worn by the main characters interpreted by Penélope Cruz and Johnny Depp in the movie. Now available at Swarovski stores nationwide and on Swarovski.com.
Hats that feature artwork from the film itself including your favorite captains, Jack Sparrow, Barbossa, and Blackbeard and the iconic pirates skulls and cross-bones logo. The New Era Pirates of the Caribbean hats are available this Fall and retail from $19.99 to $35.99.
Six limited-edition Nail Lacquers and a new Silver Shatter. With shades ranging from sage and lavender to khaki gray and pastel pink, these colors are evocative of a warm, tropical setting, with a classic nautical influence.
A black light accessory that comes with all 4-inch figures unveils a secret reveal that turns the figures into ghastly zombies. The Queen Anne's Revenge play set also features authentic cloth sails, a retractable crow's nest, and cannon with working projectile and launching deck for fun and adventure-packed action on the high seas. JAKKS will also be introducing new strategy-based board games based on 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' later this fall.
The LEGO Group introduces nine play sets celebrating key scenes from 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,' including an buildable version of Queen Anne's Revenge (SRP $119.99) and the Whitecap Bay play set ($79.99) where Jack Sparrow and the other pirates encounter mermaids. Fans will have to snap up all the sets to complete their collection of favorite characters in LEGO form. Disney Interactive Studios, TT Games and the LEGO Group will release LEGO Pirates of Caribbean: The Video Game on multiple video game platforms in May 2011.
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Books and magazines for children, from retellings of the films to graphic novels and original fiction that extends the story of Young Jack Sparrow.
[via The Wrap, Hayden-Harnett]