Ever wanted to wear an octopus on your back? What about a cheeseburger? Book bags don't have to be boring bags!
You've barely failed your last final exam of the semester, you haven't even begun to work on your tan, and people are already pestering you about going back to school! Annoying, right?
Should you need a new backpack for next year (after spilling apple juice all over your current bag), none of the ones we've listed here should be seriously considered. Still, these 10 weird and nerdy backpacks are fun to look at and imagine using, even though you know you're probably just gonna buy another JanSport. Click through the slideshow below to daydream.
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Inside this bag is probably exactly what you need — or is what you need already inside you?! It can also hold books and stuff, we suppose. Cheeseburger! Back! Pack! Cheeseburger! Back! Pack! Cheeseburger! Back! Pack!
They say octopi are very smart, so maybe this backpack can help you ace that pop quiz... or eight of them at once! Forgot to bring a pen? With this cephalopack, you'll never run out of ink.
Nothing says "I'm ready to learn" like strapping the homicidal raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy to your back. "I am Groot!" you answer during roll call, only to be sent to the principal's office (again).
Who ain't afraid of no ghosts? Both sexes! Until 2016, this backpack would probably have been considered a "boy's backpack," but now it's definitely unisex. Thanks, Paul Feig! Of note: If you're buying this for a kid, it won't ruin their childhood.
School magically transforms into a cosplay session, as you grab your shield and head out on an adventure to find Zelda. That's right, you've just transformed into F. Scott Fitzgerald! Can you figure out all the symbolism before The Great Ganonsby can reunite the Triforce in East Egg?
Nicely marbled — not unlike your composition notebooks — this pack looks like it would be succulent and juicy if you grilled it. However, the plastic it's constructed from would most likely melt and give off noxious fumes. One last word of warning: Such a large side of meat may attract an in-training Rocky or two, so be prepared to duck and weave.
Young people will love pretending to be their favorite turtle from the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows movie. Older people will love regressing back to their childhood, when they aspired to be a mutant turtle. It comes with four headbands, so everyone gets to choose their favorite. However, we all know that if you choose anything other than Donatello, you're wrong and know nothing about who the coolest turtle is. (He does machines!)
Many of the bags on this list will have you on the receiving end of a disdainful glare or two, but only this one will truly test your resolve. Are you ready to fake-laugh (or at least not show open hostility) toward the thousand-plus people who will ask you, "So, is it bigger on the inside?!"
People will spread rumors that there's a version of this bag where the missile actually shoots, but in truth that model never made it into production. Any kid who tells you their friend's big brother had one is a liar and should be slowly digested in a Sarlacc over a thousand years. Sorry if that sounds harsh. This is Star Wars, where the accuracy of information has to be fiercely battled over.
Imagine it: You, of the House Targaryen, First of your Name, the Unburnt, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Lady Regnant of the Seven Kingdoms, , Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Mhysa, Breaker of Chains, Mother of Dragons, and... Freshman.
There you have it readers, 10 glorious backpacks that can hold some mundane books while celebrating your inner nerd. Which one's your favorite? Is there another geeky backpack you dream of rockin' this fall? Tell us about it in the comments below!
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