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Popular culture (also called mass culture or pop culture) is generally recognized by members of a society as a set of practices, beliefs, artistic output (also known as popular art or mass art) and objects that are dominant or prevalent in a society at a given point in time. Popular culture also encompasses the activities and feelings produced as a result of interaction with these dominant objects. The primary driving forces behind popular culture, especially when speaking of Western popular cultures, are the media, mass appeal, marketing and capitalism; and it is produced by what philosopher Theodor Adorno refers to as the "culture industry".

Heavily influenced in modern times by mass media, this collection of ideas permeates the everyday lives of people in a given society. Therefore, popular culture has a way of influencing an individual's attitudes towards certain topics. However, there are various ways to define pop culture. Because of this, popular culture is something that can be defined in a variety of conflicting ways by different people across different contexts. It is generally viewed in contrast to other forms of culture such as folk culture, working-class culture, or high culture, and also from different academic perspectives such as psychoanalysis, structuralism, postmodernism, and more. The common pop-culture categories are: entertainment (such as film, music, television and video games), sports, news (as in people/places in the news), politics, fashion, technology, and slang.

Within the realm of popular culture, there exists an organizational culture. From its beginning, popular culture has revolved around classes in society and the push-back between them. Within popular culture, there are two levels that have emerged, high and low. High culture can be described as art and works considered of superior value, historically, aesthetically and socially. Low culture is regarded by some as that of the lower classes, historically.

-- Updated January 31st, 2024 --

New Product Showcase

One of the nice things about our new site is that it now allows us to highlight some of the more noteworthy items being released by each manufacturer. In the case of Corgi, what follows is a list of some of the more intriguing products that have just arrived which we feel would be of interest to the savvy collector.

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James Bond's Folding Glider "No Time to Die" James Bond's Folding Glider "No Time to Die" (Fit-to-Box)

Triumph's Scrambler 1200 XC and XE models try to plant a foot in two separate moto worlds, and they mostly succeed. By looks alone, you'd peg these as classically styled casual scrambler rigs, but dig deeper - and take a gander at the price tag - and you'll wonder if maybe they're meant more for the hardcore adventure crowd.

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2020 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Motorcycle - James Bond, Chase Through Matera, "No Time to Die" 2020 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Motorcycle - James Bond, Chase Through Matera, "No Time to Die" (1:12 Scale)

Triumph's Scrambler 1200 XC and XE models try to plant a foot in two separate moto worlds, and they mostly succeed. By looks alone, you'd peg these as classically styled casual scrambler rigs, but dig deeper - and take a gander at the price tag - and you'll wonder if maybe they're meant more for the hardcore adventure crowd.

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1962 Triumph TR6R 650cc Motorcycle - Steve McQueen, "The Great Escape" [Weathered] 1962 Triumph TR6R 650cc Motorcycle - Steve McQueen, "The Great Escape" [Weathered] (1:12 Scale)

Triumph's Scrambler 1200 XC and XE models try to plant a foot in two separate moto worlds, and they mostly succeed. By looks alone, you'd peg these as classically styled casual scrambler rigs, but dig deeper - and take a gander at the price tag - and you'll wonder if maybe they're meant more for the hardcore adventure crowd.

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