50 Shades of Eh? – Weird 50 Shades of Grey-themed Merchandise

Keep Calm and Obey Mr Grey mug

50 Shades of Grey (also known as “That Book” in my circles) came out two years ago, quickly followed by its two sequels and a slew of worldwide attention. And a film, which is currently in production, to be released next year.

We all know just how popular the 50 Shades phenomenon is – even spawning the 50 Shades of Grey Official Pleasure Collection which was approved by E L James herself. But while sex toys and bondage equipment seem like a natural tie-in (hurr hurr) to these books, there are some… more questionable pieces of 50 Shades merchandise knocking about.

Grow Your Own Mr. Grey, anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

50 Shades of … nappy changing mat

The 50 Shades of Grey nappy changing mat.....

Oh yes, you are reading that correctly. An easy-to-wipe down PVC changing mat, which sounds like your standard changing mat – only this one has the words 9 Months Ago, My Mummy Read 50 Shades of Grey emblazoned on the front.

Yeah, I honestly don’t really know what else to tell you about it, other than that it’s also available in pink. And grey, of course.

50 Shades of… classical music tie-in album

50ShadesAlbumClassical music plays a big role in the course of the 50 Shades saga. Then again, so does Your Love is King by Sade, but you don’t see Sade releasing a tie-in album to the books, do you?

Fifty Shades of Grey: The Classical Album features songs that are referenced in the books, such as the ‘Flower Duet‘ from Lakmé and Pachelbel’s Canon in D. Granted, that’s not a bad selection…

50 Shades of … iPad cover

ipad50ShadesA pretty standard iPad cover, designed to fit the iPad 2 and iPad 3. With soft, protective lining and hidden magnets acting as fastening, this looks like it will protect your iPad nicely… if you don’t mind the whopping great picture of handcuffs and the words Good Girls Go To Heaven, Bad Girls Go To Mr. Grey on the front.

50 Shades of … grow your own Mr. Grey?

growaMrGreyUnlock your Inner Goddess! Put this… whatever it is in some water and within 72 hours, it will grow to four times its size! You’ll have your own Mr. Grey! Or a soggy bit of plastic that, quite frankly, looks a bit scary.

50 Shades of… a bar of milk chocolate

50shadeschocolateIn the same vein as Wild Ophelia’s The Hunger Games-themed chocolates, but a bit less expensive (or posh) comes this milk chocolate bar. It’s no frills, just milk chocolate. It comes with different quotes (Dip Me In Chocolate and Throw Me To Mr. Grey being one of them) on the wrapper, but it’s basically the exact same bar with a different wrapper.

50 Shades of … a mug for your morning brew

MrGreymugAna “Twinings Tea, Bag Out” Steele has a curious affection for tea, believing that one cup solves all problems. A fact that the coffee and tea mug industry have seemingly banked on, since there are literally dozens of Fifty Shades themed mugs out there. From the ones with the obvious Earl Grey/Mr.Grey references, to Keep Calm and Obey Mr. Grey to Keep Calm and Read Fifty Shades of Grey.

If you want a Fifty Shades-themed mug, you are spoiled for choice, my friend.

For more on Fifty Shades, check out the Dork Adore Fifty Shades of Grey tag.

Jillian Boyd

Jillian Boyd is a lifestyle blogger, author of romantic/erotic fiction and a self-confessed film addict. Likes Doctor Who, Hannibal, Matt Fraction and David Aja's Hawkeye comics, crafting and baking.

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  1. Jillian Boyd says

    I died a little inside when I saw that. Apparently there are also babygrows knocking about with that phrase written on it.

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