It struck me just how much of this I've bought down the years, while trying to describe my latest acquisition that falls easily into this category to Jay from DesignFootball.com :
Me: "Here's my life in a nutshell: tonight I spent £16 on a Japanese Coke can because it comes with a World Cup Trophy clock inside it"
Jay: "How do you get to the World Cup trophy clock?"
Me: "It's a fake can"
More on that particular beauty when it arrives...
To kick off this occasional series, the marvel of marketing that is Euro 96 plasters!
That's right, I bought some sticking plasters from Boots, just because they had the Euro 96 logo on them. That said, don't get me wrong here, I don't regret this purchase whatsoever as the logo was great (a freeform art football in many primary colours) and I did actually need some plasters...probably.
What it demonstrates however, is the sheer banality of products that get decorated with the latest money making tournament artwork and moreover that this happens because people like me will gladly buy it!