One of the toughest parts of being an adult is realizing that the fictional worlds you love are not real, and you'll never visit them. To cope with this harsh reality, it's totally understandable that you'd turn to collectibles.
A good place to look for them is GameStop, where you can currently buy one select clearance item and get a second for 50% off. Plus, get free shipping on orders of $24.99 or more via coupon code "SAVER"; otherwise, it starts at $5.99. (Some exclusions apply, and many items are available only via in-store pickup, which varies by location.)
To get you started, we found four eligible items to fill the particular vacancies you might be feeling in your nerdy heart.
4 Geeky GameStop Picks
You'll Never Go to Hogwarts
Harry Potter Tolls and Scrolls Backpack for $12.97
Your eleventh birthday has come and gone, and you never got a letter accepting you to wizarding school. Sorry, Muggle. You can at least pretend you're headed to class with this backpack, which bears symbols from J.K. Rowling's magical world.
You'll Never Have Space Adventures
Star Wars Episode VII Heat Reactive Mug for 97 cents
It would have been awesome to be a Jedi, but that's not the world we live in. You'll have to settle for feeling a little bit mystical as you watch the image on this mug transform from plain black into Kylo Ren and friends.
You'll Never Be a Professional Athlete
Unless you're still in high school, the odds of you going on to make a career in sports are astronomical. Console yourself by studying this figure. Look how... tiny he is! Yeah, you're clearly better off.
You'll Never Catch 'Em All
Pokemon Gengar Print Backpack for $12.97
Unless you dedicate your life to it, catching every virtual monster in Pokemon Go isn't realistically doable. If the release of Gen 2 has reminded you of this fact and made you a little sad, forcing a Gengar to carry your stuff around might help you feel better.
Readers, what dreams do you wish would come true? What imaginary world would be the coolest to live in? Let us know in the comments!