This is a simple visualization of what many of you have written to us about: the fact that connections to beloved popular culture can last a lifetime. My two sons grew up sharing X-MEN:TAS with us. The same batch of X-Men hats I bought the family in 1994 still fits them 23 years later. In fact, they wore them to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Assuming the boys have children, the hats — and the characters they celebrate — will almost certainly be a continuing legacy. There are worse things to leave your grandchildren.