Imagine having weed grinders and a stethoscope for custom band merch!
Well, there’s more where they came from. And even though they sound odd to you, they sure are selling like hotcakes out here.
Without further ado, let us present 10 of these funny custom band merch items that are selling so well.
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#1. RAMMSTEIN’S DILDO BOX SET
Let’s start with our top 1! Of course, you might already have heard of it.
Rammstein’s been known for releasing merch that’s unique and surprising even for long-time fans.
This time their box set made noise on the internet due to the rumor of the 12 dildos, included in the German band’s released box set, possibly resembling the actual organ of the band members.
But their fans think it’s cool. It didn’t stop their fans from buying the box set though, which also included handcuffs and a bottle of lube.
#2. THE KILLER’S TOOTHBRUSH
For the rock band’s promotion of their single Smile Like You Mean It.
They released a custom merch in the form of toothbrushes which is both witty and hilarious. Because when you think about it, who would buy a toothbrush as a merch?
Fans probably. But it’s cool and witty too.
Since their single is titled like that, why not help fans smile like they mean it with a teeth hygiene tool, right?
#3. KEVIN DREW’S TEQUILA LIME BODY BUTTER
After a long relaxing bath make sure to moisturize your skin with Kevin Drew’s Tequila Lime Body Butter.
The body butter was made by Wildrose Magnolia, and was inspired from the opening single of his 2014 album Darlings titled Body Butter.
The merch was a hit with fans being satisfied with how nourishing, hydrating, and rich it is.
#4. WAVVES’ WEED GRINDERS
Wavves has been infamously known for their hedonistic behavior and chemical dependency.
So this weed grinder they released and added onto their merch table was not surprising at all and eleven felt like a logical addition to it.
What’s even better is that they also have their very own rolling papers for fans to smoke in after using their grinder.
#5. WEEZER’S REALISTIC FAKE MUSTACHE
The four realistic fake mustaches from Weezers truly was a peculiar thing to have for a merch, but it’s a funny and memorable one too.
Cuz’ who would have even thought of having it displayed on a merch table?
Well, Weezers apparently, but aside from them, I’m pretty sure there would be none.
#6. MOTLEY CRUE’S DR. FEELGOOD STETHOSCOPE
There really is no clear connection as to why a stethoscope merch was added to the 30th anniversary edition of Motley Crue’s Dr. Feelgood album especially since it’s all about drug dealers.
But anyway, they’re still selling well, and that’s got to do with the unexpectedness as well as it being real and fully functional.
#7. MOTORHEAD’S ENGLAND BABY BOTTLE
Fans won’t always be the young ones they once were and this band, Motorhead has accepted that.
Now thanks to uncle Lemmy, kids of these long time fans can have their very own Motorhead-designed baby bottle.
What’s even more awesome is that they also have soothers you can also buy.
#8. ALICE COOPER’S EYELINER
Alice Cooper has been known for is bold eye designs and so he finally released his unisex eyeliner or mascara named “Whiplash!”.
It has a fun, quirky, and kinky poster advertisement.
Nevertheless, it will still make you feel nostalgic looking and seeing it, remembering those times.
#9. CANNIBAL CORPSE’S STALKER GLOVES
These pairs of gloves surely are just normal gloves but to make it more sinister, given that the band has a sinister name, they named it “Stalker Gloves”.
The gloves are made of leather and has the name of the band printed in blood red on the back part of the gloves.
Have you encountered other funny merchandise too? Were they a success? Or did they flop leaving the artist struggling to sell them?
These merch items were really something and that’s thanks to the very clever minds of the band members and their team.
So which merch items would you want to buy to prank your friends?
And if you’re a musician, would you want to sell any of these?
James Hill is a veteran of the music industry. He first worked at Warner Reprise Records then later joined Interscope/ Geffen Records where he managed producers and songwriters and got his first platinum record for Keyshia Cole’s The Way It Is. He is now helping indie artists with branding and manufacturing through his company Unified Manufacturing, a CD/DVD, custom vinyl records and merch company in LA