While any Shrek-based product is arguably unnecessary, these remarkably creative marketing choices will leave you wondering, “What the Shrek?”
1. Donkey’s Eau de Toilette Spray for Women
Price: $19.99 (2.5 oz) on Amazon
Description: Why settle for fragrances by Vera Wang, Taylor Swift, or Katy Perry, when you could be wearing Swamp Scents by Shrek? Sure, it costs a little more than those other brands, but this “fresh, clean scent of orange and vanilla” is just what you need to get in touch with your inner ogress. The lovely packaging comes in a charming slime green and pumpkin orange, and features a sultry portrait of everyone’s favorite noble steed, Donkey.
2. Shrek Humidifier
Price: $79.99 on Amazon
Description: Is the air in your home too dry? Wish it were more…swamplike? Fortunately there is a product for you. Dr. Fresh’s Shrek Humidifier will provide your air with enough moisture to make even the grumpiest of ogres feel like they’re back in the swamp. At night, cozy up next to your Shrek humidifier and allow him to lull you to sleep with his mystical humidifying powers straight from a fairy tale. Look deep into his eyes as you breathe in the muggy air. With Shrek there, you’ll never feel lonely or afraid again!
3. Shrek Brain Buster Game
Price: $14.99-89.49 on Amazon
Product Description: Somehow, Shrek has managed to sustain a series of severe head injuries, and it’s your job to save him! That’s the object of this 2007 children’s game, at least. Although it is no longer in production, you can still purchase this collectors item on Amazon and eBay and perform “laugh-saving surgery” on this gigantic talking Shrek bust. Looks great on any game shelf!
4. Shrek 2-in-1 Shampoo
Price: $5.99 on Amazon
Description: Remember that scene in Shrek where Shrek is taking a shower, but he’s using globs of mud instead of soap? That’s exactly how you’ll feel when you’re using Shrek’s 2-in-1 Shampoo. Like any great Shrek product, this bottle comes in the shape of Shrek’s giant green head, and judging by his expression, he’s pretty excited about becoming a part of your regular bathtime routine. After all, we know how much Shrek cares about maintaining great hygiene!
5. Shrek Root Canal Play-Doh Set
Price: $74.99 on eBay
Description: The world needs more toys based on Shrek’s disembodied head. That must be what toymakers have learned from their extensive market research. This time, act as Shrek’s dentist by cleaning his rotten teeth and performing root canal on his gooey cavities. Shrek! Play-Doh! Dentistry! What more could a child ask for?
6. Shrek Ceiling Fan
Price: $116.56 on Amazon
Description: This ceiling fan features images of the entire Shrek clan! Try and discern them from one another as they spin around your head in windy, psychedelic blur. Hint: the big green blob is Shrek!
7. All Shrek Food
Price: Under $10
Description: I don’t know about you, but I’ve always found the Shrek films incredibly appetizing! Between the raw onions, eyeball jelly and Shrek’s mean weed rat stew, any Shrek film will leave you craving some delicious Shrek-themed edibles. That must be why they made so many! Mmm, Shrek heads!