Teen Korner: Target’s $999 Hunger Games Brooch

Gabe Delahaye | August 7, 2012 - 11:45 am


Yo young women who don’t just reTumbl things but occasionally post original content and young dudes who aren’t afraid to show enthusiasm for things as long as the enthusiasm is genuine. Today I want to rap at you about cool merch 2.0. In particular, u r going 2 die when u here about this new Katniss brooch. LUV! From the HollywoodReporter (schwing!):

Target is going high-end for The Hunger Games DVD and Blu-ray release. In addition to offering pre-orders of the discs, the retailer has announced that it will be selling a solid 14-K gold Mockingjay pin, like the one Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss wears in the film, for an astonishing $999.

So sick. It combines your favorite things: obsessive pop culture fandom and gratuitous public displays of personal wealth! And OK, so maybe there’s something a bit grotesque about a $1000 piece of costume jewelry based off of a dystopian nightmare in which economic disparity leads to the entertainment spectacle of children slaughtering other children, but IT WOULD LOOK SO PRETTY ON YOU AT THE WINTER DANCE! And if mommy won’t buy it for you because sometimes the Valium makes her forget things and daddy’s always at work, you can just earn the money yourself, just like Katniss would do, by babysitting all of the children. Girl Power! Take them in the backyard and play Hunger Games with them. You be the thimble. The black baby is Prue. And XBOX and skateboards and energy drinks and gossip. Facebook.