25 bizarre things for sale on Amazon — that reviewers actually love – MarketWatch

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In 2020 alone, Amazon shipped 4.2 billion packages in the U.S. according to Statista. And while plenty of those packages were likely mundane — of the diapers, books or toilet paper variety — the retailer sells plenty of oddball items too. Indeed, Amazon has plenty of strange products, some of which reviewers seem all about. Below, we round up the top 25 craziest things you can currently buy on Amazon that reviewers seem to like.
They say good conversation will get you a second date. But how about breaking out the Archie McPhee Handi Squirrel, which is a set of five vinyl puppets that transforms your fingers into a squirrel? “People love this thing,” wrote one five star reviewer.

Bring the Force to your next food battle with these light saber chopsticks, which are battery operated and come in nine different colors. “It’s crazy, I know, but The Force will not magically come and teach you how to eat properly with chopsticks when you buy these,” one reviewer, who gave these five stars, highlighted.

Your home renovation is almost complete. All you need are these throw pillow covers featuring Dr. Phil with long legs and heels to finish your look. “I used to have nightmares before I got this pillow and now I don’t,” says one five-star reviewer. “It’s also great if you can’t afford therapy.”

Are you sick of eating the same old thing? Why not try some freeze dried bugs? “Rather similar to eating a potato chip,” wrote one five-star reviewer.

Drop this man in water, and he grows up to six times his size from the box. “Who knew you could grow a good man in water like an eggplant or something?” wrote one five-star reviewer.

Have you ever felt envious of the tight wrap on your late night burrito? Be envious no more with the Zulay Giant Double Sided Burrito Blanket, which is made from fleece and resembles a gigantic flour tortilla. “I’m here to warn you if you have plans for the day don’t lay in bed with this… you will fall back asleep,” wrote one five-star reviewer on Amazon.

The ZSZT motion activated toilet night attaches to the side of your toilet and lights up the entire bowl. Choose between static colors, or a carousel of colors depending on your mood—and how many cocktails you had at that party you went to. One five-star reviewer on Amazon wrote of his neighbor’s toilet night light: “I can see it from my garden and it looks like a crackin ‘party in their loo!”

Who needs run-of-the-mill, solid-colored undies, when you can rock these llama panties. One five-star reviewer, who bought these for their mother-in-law (!!) said, “Hilarious gag gift, mother in law screamed and laughed so hard, she loves alpacas and dirty jokes.”

Have you ever seen someone else get stitches, and think, “I could do that?” Prove it with suture kit, which includes a large silicone pad that simulates 14 different kinds of wounds. One five-star reviewer wrote: “I have tried suturing on bananas, pillow case, chicken breast… not the best experience. I wish I knew these practice kits exist before!”

No, you’re not a serial killer. It’s totally normal you’re going to buy this 21-piece bodily fluid clean up pack, which comes with an impervious gown and a face mask with eye shields, off Amazon. We kid, but seriously, if you’ve got a friend who loves crime shows, this could be a hit gag gift. “Perfect products for the workplace,” wrote one five-star reviewer.

Harvested as they emerged from hibernation in France using a method perfected in ancient Rome, “these snails were big and plump,” wrote one five-star reviewer.

No home is complete without this photograph of a 19th century sea captain cradling a black cat in his beard. “This art is beautiful,” wrote one five-star reviewer.

Do you know what someone who asks for nothing really wants? A plastic ball full of nothing so that they have something else to throw out around the holidays. “He loved it so much more than anything I’ve ever gotten him,” wrote one five-star reviewer, adding: “It was for my stepdad.”

Do you want to make a statement when you finally return to the office after working from home for the past two years? Nothing says, “I got a little weirder” like this latex full face snail mask. “This snail costume helped me explore my true identity,” wrote one five-star reviewer.

Great for parties, dancing and one-sided conversations. Just don’t be surprised if people show up at your front door looking to buy tires. “It was the best present to come home to after [my sister] was outta town,” wrote one five-star reviewer on Amazon. “He was movin’ and grovin’ totally excited to see her.”

Forget a bookshelf. Try this statue of Julius Caesar in faux bronze and stone as the ultimate backdrop to your Zoom calls. “It is so lifelike it took my dog’s three or four days to stop barking at the intruder in the house!” wrote one reviewer.

Dare strangers to take one step closer by letting them know exactly what kind of people live in your house: People who take care of their gnome infestations with a hairless cat! “Just figuring how to secure it so it won’t be stolen,” wrote one five-star reviewer.

If you believe that your objects have souls, then you’ll be happy to be able to put your sponge to bed after you wash the dishes at night. “I had no idea a sponge could look so cute and vulnerable while simultaneously giving off such a proprietary air of strength and dominance,” said one five-star reviewer.

For certain people (ahem fans of Dr. Pimple Popper), there’s nothing more relaxing than popping a nice big juicy pimple. The best thing about the pimple popping toy, which is made from silicone and comes with refillable fake pus, is that your skin won’t get infected after using it. “If you have a pimple enthusiast in your life…. you HAVE to buy this for them!!” wrote one super enthusiastic five-star reviewer.

This Keledz Microwave Cleaner Angry Mom shoots steam out of the top of its head when it’s heated up, while the Cool Mom can be filled with baking soda and gets rid of odors in your fridge. “Things you never thought you would need, but you do,” wrote one five-star reviewer.

Who needs exercise when Amazon has Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, a blend of cupuaçu butter, açaí and coconut oil that claims to tighten the skin on your derriere? Do we know if its claims are true? Nope, but one reviewer writes: “…pay the $$, buy the product, use it, love it and don’t listen to these basic housewives with nothing to do but complain in product reviews.”

These stainless steel whiskey bullets can be frozen in advance, and used to cool any type of drink, including water. One five-star reviewer wrote about her husband: “He knew what type of bullet these were based off of and now wants the gun to match…”

For the days when putting on clothes is simply too much, there’s this wearable blanket hoodie with a cat print. Made from flannel, and lined with fleece, this wardrobe staple will keep everything but your legs extremely warm. “Every bit of me is warm,” wrote one five-star reviewer while wearing the product. “And cats! It has cats on it, so cute.”

Just compress the fish-shaped pump over your lips, and take short, rapid breaths until a solid suction is achieved. “It’s a natural, not severe or awkward result,” says one five-star reviewer after using the product.

Live out your wolf fantasies with the Bear Paws Original Shredder Claws, which are made of BPA-free nylon and allow you to easily tear apart cooked meat into digestible chunks. “They tear into a roast with simple efficiency, I stab, twist, pull and the meat just comes right off,” wrote one five-star reviewer.

If you’re in the market for a home, take note: Some experts MarketWatch Picks spoke to say this year may mean less competition.

Brienne Walsh is a reporter for MarketWatch Picks.


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