The best, worst and weirdest band merchandise

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The best, worst and weirdest band merchandise

From t-shirts to figurines, keyrings and condoms, bands and musicians know no boundaries when it comes to flogging branded tat. Here's a look at some of the more unusual, starting with a very unofficial Justin Bieber pinata, available at an online party store.

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The best, worst and weirdest band merchandise

Keep your kids - or the rampant indie purist and aspirational artist in your life - occupied with this glorious Ween colouring book. Santa take note, pleeease.

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The best, worst and weirdest band merchandise

Elbow launched their own beer last year, the all-round pleasant-tasting Build A Rocket Boys!.

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The best, worst and weirdest band merchandise

One of the most infamous pieces of band merch is the Wavves grinder, ideal for building the perfect spliff ahead of a large dose of his slacker lo-fi.

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The best, worst and weirdest band merchandise

Pharrell Williams also got in on the booze game, launching his own range of premium liquor drinks for ladies called Qream.

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The best, worst and weirdest band merchandise

This one's quite cool: a Metallica branded skate deck featuring the obligatory skeleton with pins in his head.

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The best, worst and weirdest band merchandise

British Sea Power out-tweed even Summer Camp when thy launched their own Kendal Mintcake in 2003. A handy snack for gigs and festivals alike.

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The best, worst and weirdest band merchandise

Mastodon's custom made shorts are branded with the band logo on the front and the conveniently description inscription "Asstodon" on the derriere.

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The best, worst and weirdest band merchandise

Deadmau5 has built a whole image out of his trademark ears, and these MP3 speakers take the - shiver while you say it - brand extension even further.

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The best, worst and weirdest band merchandise

Fucked Up are so punk they have to run their own merch stand, propping up this 'back later' message when they take to the stage. It's worth the wait, though, to get your hands on these branded shades. What do you mean you'd just nick them?

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