These are the seven coolest pop culture icon hybrids we found on ThisIsWhyYoureOld.com, the website devoted to helping us see our own childhoods in a new light — whether you grew up in the 1970s, 80s or 90s.
Star Wars Meets Scooby Doo
As children we are bombarded with hundreds of thousands of brands and images through all sorts of media. Cartoon characters, comic book heroes, movie bad guys, beloved board games, even fast food brands: all of these images intermingle in these magical places called brains.
Mickey Mouse Meets Zombies
And that’s where the mixing and matching happens. The real freaks of creation emerge there. We lop the head off this one and stick it on that one, swap out arms for legs, and turn good guys into bad guys and vice versa.
Fantastic Four Meet Twister
All in all, we make abominations of all the imaginary things artists and branding executives have so carefully formulated for our mass consumption.
Burger King Meets Lord of the Rings
And it only gets worse when we get older: all those imaginary worlds suddenly become subject to our own creative machinations.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Meet Pokémon
And if you’re especially talented and/or demented, you take every last comic book hero you ever encountered and squeeze them all together until you have created a singularity so dense that it threatens to consume the universe in its gravitational pull.
Batman Meets Punisher Meets Wolverine Meets Superman Meets Captain America Meets…Kool-Aid Guy?
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Written and captioned by Will Conley. All images via ThisIsWhyYoureOld.com.