Anchorman: the Merchandise of Ron Burgundy

“It’s kind of a big deal…”

Anchorman 2 hits the kinos today and to celebrate the return of the man whose voice could make a wolverine purr and wore suits so fine they made Sinatra look like a hobo, we’re casting a beady eye (Great Odin’s Raven’s?) over some of the best merch. out there.

First up (although not actually called ‘Anchorman’ because that might get the lawyers all riled up) is ‘70s News Anchor’ from miniBIGS. It’s a custom figure made from Genuine LEGO® Minifigure Elements and pad printed by Citizen Brick. To complete the authentic look, it comes with a bottle of Scotch accessory in ‘Trans Brown’ or ‘Trans Black’. Classy.

Which segues nicely into Riviera Import’s ‘Ron Burgundy Special Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky’. Kind of obvious really after the A-Man’s “I love scotch. Scotchy scotch scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly” quote from the original film. The 40% ABV Scotch is a blend of Scotch whiskies from Speyside, the Highlands, and Islay apparently and features a hearty fruit flavour. Can't help feeling someone's missed a trick here though - where’s the bottle of ‘RON’ burgundy?

Bringing up the rear, which is kind of appropriate as it was described in the film as smelling like a used diaper filled with Indian food is the legendary Sex Panther cologne. As everyone knows “60 percent of the time, it works every time” but we’d still like to see some perfumier take a crack at those other mythical scents… London Gentleman and Blackbeard’s Delight. Now those would really take you to Pleasure Town.


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