These are the weirdest (and coolest) Black Friday deals of all time
On Black Friday, big box stores open early to sell massive amounts of TVs, toys and more, all at huge discounts. Some stores, meanwhile, including Amazon, put far weirder items on sale for Black Friday.
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Case in point: Like Nic Cage himself, this throw pillow ($29.99) is the gift that keeps on giving. Society 6 offered a 25 percent discount on it for Black Friday in 2017.
This Super Mario Bros. cartridge that'll get you drunk AF
Classic 1985 video game cart? It may look like one, but this Think Geek Black Friday 2017 deal ($11.99 then) is really an officially licensed 4.25oz flask.
Who needs a human when you can have this oddly shaped pillow hug you instead? One of Overstock's Black Friday deals from 2010, the Boyfriend Pillow ($38.67) is still available through Amazon.
This Troll headpiece for your doggo
One of Petco's Black Friday 2017 deals, you can still pick one up for the same discount price of $4.99 on Amazon.
This kit that lets you build your own R2-D2
One of the coolest and smartest gifts on this list, the app-controlled littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit teaches kids coding. Amazon offered it for $79.99 last year on Black Friday, but you can pick one up today for just $58.36.
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These pineapple-print water shoes
Offered as one of Amazon's pre-Black Friday deals in 2018, these slip-on polyester/spandex water shoes ($7.99 - $13.59) are great for the beach. You know, when the weather gets warm again.
Though not technically offered during Black Friday, this 2013 holiday deal is just too bizarre not to mention. Daily deals site tanga.com offered a free pile of reindeer poop (with a 30-day warranty) on a first come, first served basis.
Offered at a discount by Think Geek for Black Friday 2017, this 212-piece robot kit really does twerk when you insert two AAA batteries. It's no longer on discount, but you can still pick one up at Think Geek for $24.99.
This pen that writes in three dimensions
The 3Doodler 3D Pen comes with thin strands of plastic filament that can be extruded into three-dimensional shapes.
You can buy a Star Trek-branded version with 75 plastic strands today for as little as $23.28 on Amazon -- less than a third of the price it was offered at during Black Friday 2016!
This USS Enterprise sushi set that boldly goes on your dinner table
Some people make gingerbread men for the holidays. But with this set of six Star Wars cookie cutters, offered by Think Geek for $12.99 during Black Friday 2017, you can make gingerbread Vaders, Fetts, Yodas and more.
This magical portal to an infinitely long dungeon corridor
Made from what Think Geek calls "dungeon-grade plastic," this light-up mirror illusion was offered at a $10 discount on Black Friday 2017. You can still pick one up from Think Geek for $24.99.
The cell phone that's so old school it's made from marble
This hand-cut retro brick phone and camera, though no longer available for sale, was a Black Friday 2017 deal offered by West Elm.
This luxury candle that smells like... vodka?
Vodka is pretty odorless, so we're not sure exactly what this thing -- one of Amazon's Black Friday 2017 deals -- smells like. But if you'd like to find out for yourself, you can pick up this Jonathan Adler candle for $42.00 on Amazon.
The most insulting potato kit you'll ever own
Our favorite Black Friday 2012 deal is this "simulated science kit" from Think Geek. Hook the PotatOS unit to any potato using the included pins and it'll start flinging insults at you.