When it comes to movie merchandise, production studios and movie magnates are more than willing to slap their name on to pretty much anything in an effort to make an extra buck. Below we’ve gathered a list of the strangest and most bizarre items of movie merchandise that have made the rounds over the years.
Stuffed Dead Horse Head – The Godfather
The ultimate accessory for any wannabe gangster. Make a statement in the bedroom and deliver a clear message to your enemies with this plush pillow of a severed horse head. It might sound hideous but we’re certain that this graphic piece of unofficial movie merchandise will add an extra touch of comfort to your bed.
Sex Panther Aftershave – Anchorman
Like most people, you probably first encountered the masculine allure of Sex Panther aftershave in the cult comedy, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd. In the movie, the pungent aftershave is described as smelling like a turd covered in burning hair and we can only hope that the merchandise has instead followed a very loose (or hopefully, the exact opposite) interpretation of this.
It’s the perfect scent to pick up the ladies and you’ll be happy to know that 60% of the time, it works every time! Unlike its movie counterpart, the fictional-until-now fragrance is not made with bits of panther and instead contains refreshing top notes of juniper and sensual musk.
Joker Dog Costume – The Dark Knight
If you are one of the millions of obsessive fanboys who believe that Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy is the pinnacle of all things Batman, then you’ll probably want to share your geeky fandom with your best friend – your dog. That’s right, now you can dress up your dog as the ultimate manifestation of anarchy and chaos, the Joker.
Like the Joker says, whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stranger, and we can guarantee that dressing your dog in a purple pinstripe suit and matching green wig will look nothing short of odd.
Dr Manhattan Condoms – Watchmen
If you ask most people which scene they remember most from the Watchmen, they’ll surely tell you about the scene where Dr Manhattan’s giant blue member forever burnt its way into our collective consciousness. Apparently even the most powerful and omnipotent beings need to practice safe sex and now mere mortals can enjoy the same protection in the sack with Dr Manhattan’s own brand of blue condoms.
These superhero rubbers were given out as promotional merchandise by Warner Bros. to promote the film, Watchmen. No glove, no blue atomic love.
Nimbus 2000 Vibrating Broomstick – Harry Potter
Potheads are some of the most obsessive fans around and there’s a load of Harry Potter merch out there for all the muggles to get their hands on.
The Nimbus 2000 Vibrating Broomstick was released as a toy but if you read the name again, you can easily see how this piece of movie merchandise could be used for a different kind of play altogether! Either way, whoever owns this magic broomstick will enjoy the hell out of it as long as the batteries last.
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