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HOT TOPIC: Spotlight on Pop Culture

This year, the hottest movies (The Hunger Games, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises), drew millions of fans to theaters worldwide and became major topics of discussion amongst fans via social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. In addition, some of the most popular names for newborn babies this year included references to the fictional characters (such as The Hunger Games’ heroines, Kat and Rue) from these hot movies. But this pop culture phenomena hasn’t just influenced our lifestyles and our way of thinking and communicating with each other, it’s affected our fashion and style choices as well. 

Hot Topic, known for trendy and edgy apparel and accessories, including graphic t-shirts and body piercings, was on top of their retail game this season, selling everything from Spiderman belts to Hunger Games mockingjay pins to eager fans. With such popular movies as these three, the odds were definitely in their favor this year.

Here are a few of their top selling pop culture influenced items this year:

The Hunger Games T-Shirt

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Pin

{The Hunger Games Flaming Mockingjay Pin $13}

The Hunger Games District 12 Commando Watch

{The Hunger Games District 12 Commando Watch $20}

Marvel Universe Spider-Man Comic Strip Seat Belt Belt

{Marvel Universe Spider-Man Comic Strip Belt $27}

Marvel Comics Spider-Man Long-Sleeved Pullover

{Marvel Comics Spider-Man Long Sleeve Pullover $37}

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