So, Wayfair’s IPO approacheth. Back in April, I wrote that “to truly be the Web’s hub for home goods, I’m thinking Wayfair ought to embrace the oddballs among us.”
Sears once touted its softer side. So, why shouldn’t Wayfair promote its weirder side?
One this late summer Friday (and if you didn’t see it the first time around), please enjoy this gallery of some of the crazy stuff Wayfair has been trying to sell:
<strong>Sumo table</strong>. This Sumo wrestler crouches to perform his traditional Japanese ritual — while also holding up your cocktails.
<strong>Life-size buffalo stuffed animal</strong>. Always wanted to ride on a buffalo? Of course you have.
<strong>Yoda backpack</strong>. Carry your books while also re-enacting that scene from "The Empire Strikes Back."
<strong>Giant gorilla statue</strong>. Frightened child not included.
<strong>Morbid knife set</strong>. Should I be concerned that I kind of want this one?
<strong>Child doll heads.</strong> Perfect for your creepy doll room.
<strong>Shy bigfoot statue.</strong> Couldn't have a statue of an affable bigfoot — just wouldn't be realistic!
<strong>Young woman pillow</strong>. Along with being a pillow model, this woman also appeared in the video for "Addicted to Love."
<strong>Chicken head mask</strong>. This is truly the Cadillac of chicken masks.
<strong>Four-face stool</strong>. Position the stool to fit your mood.
<strong>Nature-loving cat doll</strong>. Ironically this cat has put on clothing as part of going natural.
<strong>King Tut chair</strong>. For the pharaoh in your life.
<strong>Hands stool</strong>. For those who don't mind having giant hands on their butt.
<strong>Ape meat tenderizer</strong>. It's not just for ape meat, though.
<strong>Defending against common knife attacks DVD</strong>. Uncommon knife attacks DVD sold separately.
Sumo table. This Sumo wrestler crouches to perform his traditional Japanese ritual — while also holding up your cocktails.
BTW: We didn’t receive anything from Wayfair to do this or collaborate with them on it—I just have a fascination with strange consumer products (and assume that I’m not the only one).
Kyle Alspach has worked in journalism in Massachusetts since 2005 and was one of the original staff writers at BetaBoston.
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