Zippo’s diverse product line continues to grow, and now includes lighter accessories, butane multi-purpose lighters, men’s and women’s’ fragrances, lifestyle accessories, and products for outdoor enthusiasts. Zippo lighters are forever.
It’s estimated that there are some four million Zippo collectors in the United States and millions more around the world. Their fervour and dedication to the brand are unparalleled. To enhance the collecting experience, Zippo collector clubs around the world hold meetups and other events throughout the year.
Perhaps one of the biggest influences on collecting is Zippo’s ties to popular culture, Hollywood, Broadway, and the music industry. The Zippo lighter has been featured in more than 1,500 movies, stage plays and television shows over the years. Zippo lighters have “starred” in such diverse productions as “I Love Lucy” “The X-Men” and “Hairspray – the Musical.” Often the lighter is a key prop, used as a device to move the plot forward or to reflect the personality of a character or time period being depicted. The famous Zippo “click” sound has been sampled on songs, and the lighters themselves have been featured on album covers, tattooed on rockers’ skin, and wielded in Rolling Stone photo shoots.