Sometimes selling music isn't enough to keep a rock band alive. They need to tour hard, sell audio on every format available, and offer a killer line of merch to keep the funding coming in.
But sometimes a merch idea that sounds good on paper turns out to be a little unusual when it finally hits the production line - and then it's too late.
We've been scanning the internet for the most ridiculous band merch ever, and you wouldn't believe some of the stuff we found. Some of it is funny, some of it is lame, and some of it is just freaky. We're posting the images right here so you can actually believe us.
If you know of any LOL-worthy merch that we missed, share a link in the comments and we'll check it out.
Fall Out Boy Notebook
Hey emo kids! Something bugging you? Write all about it in this notebook, and tally the number of tears that stream down your face each morning so you can prove you're sadder than everyone else.
I swear I got a pair of these free from McDonalds in the 90s that were better quality than these.
The Fully Down Foam Hand
This is actually pretty awesome. Kerrang magazine used to do one too, but this one is way better. It's like those green Hulk fists you can buy, but twice as rocking. Get me two!
Kiss have released so much stupid merchandise that they could populate this entire list. The 'Kiss Kasket' for being buried in is probably the weirdest, but this cereal box caught out eye today. Seriously though, would you feed that to your children? I bet it has a nuclear amount of chemicals in it.
Better to use these than nothing, but you wouldn't trust them, would you?
Wavves Grinder + Rolling Skins
Can you smell that? Oh, it's just a Wavves gig. Never mind.
Rammstein are known for their shocking live antics, but f--king hell! You've got to be a dedicated fan to want a cast from every band member's member.
If you've seen any merch more ridiculous than us (good luck!) then post a link in the comments and we'll check it out.