Durex deny any involvement with Daft Punk condoms

Condom manufacturers say that they have not created the 'Get Lucky' produce

Durex deny any involvement with Daft Punk condoms

Photo: Twitter/Diplo

Durex have distanced themselves from the reported Daft Punk condoms, claiming they are not an officially licensed product.

Reports emerged earlier this week of the 'Get Lucky' merchandise, which was believed to have been manufactured in conjunction with Durex. However, a spokesperson for the company has denied any links between Durex and Daft Punk, stating that there is "no partnership" between the brand and the French duo. The makers of Durex are aware of reports that Durex has launched Daft Punk branded condoms following their hit single ‘Get Lucky’," a spokesperson told Mixmag. "There is no Durex promotion or partnership with Daft Punk in the UK or any other markets and Durex are not posting free packs to the world’s top DJs as suggested."

However, Durex are keen that people enjoy their products in conjunction with Daft Punk, "We do hope that by using Durex condoms the nation will continue to make sweet music together and have great sex."

It was believed that in order promote the packs, Durex had been posting samples to DJs. Earlier this week, Diplo posted a picture of an opened packet on Instagram with the caption "Thank god I had those daft punk condoms last night".

Official Durex produce or not, the condoms are the latest piece of Daft Punk merchandise to be revealed this week. The band have also created their own line of action figures with Bandai and Japan's SH Figuarts. According to a product description, the figures were "crafted with meticulous attention to detail – [the] helmet area employs a shiny metallic finish and clear parts for enhanced realism". In addition, they feature "advanced SH Figuarts articulation and seven sets of left/right interchangeable hand parts for recreation of dynamic posing".

The toys will be sold separately but won't officially be out until later this year, with a Japanese release date set for November and an American date at the end of December.

Meanwhile, Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' has become the first single released in 2013 to sell a million copies in the UK. The disco hit, which features Pharrell Willliams and Chic's Nile Rodgers, is the 136th single to shift a million in the 60-year history of the UK singles chart.

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