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.

The best, worst and weirdest band merchandise

Read More On This Artist

Daft Punk Merchandise
More News
16 people hospitalised after drug overdoses at Skrillex concert
Run The Jewels release second album early online for free
Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, One Direction & more to play inaugural BBC Music Awards
Death Cab For Cutie say their new album will 'win back' fans
The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne discusses Kesha's Dr Luke abuse claims
U2 say their free album was 'a bottle of milk in people's fridge that they weren't...
New York festival CMJ hit by Ebola scare
Foo Fighters preview Washington DC episode of 'Sonic Highways' - watch
Cold War Kids push new album release to March 2015
Chvrches share anime inspired 'Under The Tide' video - watch
Neil Young set for first ever art exhibition in California
Taylor Swift unveils '1989' tracklisting
50 Cent, Sufjan Stevens and Salt-N-Pepa join line-up for LGBT benefit concert in New York
Family of murdered teenager Alice Gross request donations be made to Youth Music charity
Professor Green to play in soundproof glass cube at shopping centre
Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina to visit UK Parliament
Rapper ILoveMakkonnen attacked by audience member during a performance in New York - watch
The UK's 'smallest vinyl record shop' opens in a garden in Peterborough
FKA Twigs announces biggest UK headline show to date
Nicki Minaj falls asleep four times while being asked about her bum
Noel Gallagher reveals 'In The Heat Of The Moment' video – watch
Will Butler of Arcade Fire scores new documentary about Barack Obama impersonator

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM