It's not an easy task to introduce a new product to the market, even to a famous brand. Sometimes consumers aren't ready for the product, and sometimes they just can't find a use for it. And if that happens even an enormous marketing budget can't make people buy the failed product.

Here at Bored Panda, we've gathered some product fails that are notorious for being so unsuccessful that some of them even managed to drive companies out of business. From rebranding and product extension fails, such as the funny fail of Colgate lasagna, to startup companies, like Juicero, these products made people scratch their heads with confusion. And when a CEO of a famous brand trying to release the said product declares that it 'tastes like sh*t,' there's really no chance for it to gain popularity.

Scroll below to delve into the world of the biggest product flops, and design fails ever. You'll be downright outraged by some while others will leave you in tears; either way, those are some pretty epic fails.

#1

Kitchen Entrees, Colgate, 1982

Kitchen Entrees, Colgate, 1982

In 1982 Colgate came up with the weirdest brand extension idea. They decided to sell frozen dinners. This plan backfired, probably because consumers couldn't help but think that the Colgate food tasted just like their toothpaste. No company launches a product thinking that it will decrease sales of their other products, but Colgate should've seen it coming. Their toothpaste sales plummeted after the launch of the kitchen entrees line.

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Zenozenobee 10 months ago

I wouldn't eat something that my mind relate to a toothpaste taste...

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#2

Office Assistant Clippy, Microsoft, 1990s

Office Assistant Clippy, Microsoft, 1990s

Clippy is described by some as one of the worst user interfaces ever developed. Clippy was designed to pop up whenever the software thought that the user needed help and managed to annoy quite a few people. After Microsoft acknowledged it's unpopularity they decided to remove the feature.

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Echo 10 months ago

Y'all need to back off. Leave Clippy alone. He did the best he could with the code he was given. This was obviously a human problem. He was always there for me when I needed him.

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#3

Ez Squirt Ketchup, Heinz, 2006

Ez Squirt Ketchup, Heinz, 2006

In 2000 Heinz decided to add an unexpected twist to their ketchup to catch children's attention. They came up with Ez Squirt colored ketchup which came in three main colors: teal, green, and purple. The idea wasn't meant to last on the market. After 6 years it was discontinued.

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Joannie Goulet 10 months ago

I don't think I've ever seen less appealing fries.

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#4

Bic For Her, 2012

Bic For Her, 2012

In 2012 Bic released a product for women they didn't even know they needed - "lady pens". These pointlessly gendered pens were mocked and failed to gain a consumer base

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Zenozenobee 10 months ago

Because we, women, definitivly neeeeed pink pens and the pink taxe that goes with... and we can"t even say this sexist stuff happened in 1960's

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#5

Frito-Lay Wow! Chips, 1998

Frito-Lay Wow! Chips, 1998

In 1998 Frito-Lay introduced new fat-free potato chips. People got caught up in the hype of this "miracle food" and within the first year sales reached $400 million. Sales plummeted soon after, however, when it was revealed that the chips contain Olestra, a fat substitute that causes abdominal cramping and loose stools.

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JP 10 months ago

It wasn't just loose stools...it was uncontrollable explosive diarrhea!

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#6

Google +, 2011

Google +, 2011

In 2011 Google launched its new social network Google+. However, it never lived up to their expectations of becoming a Facebook competitor. It was a huge disappointment

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Cassie 10 months ago

I use it for convenient logins to other sites.

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#7

Trump Steaks, Donald Trump, 2007

Trump Steaks, Donald Trump, 2007

Donald Trump kicked off his “world’s greatest” line of premium steaks in 2007. However, consumers didn't agree with the description 'great'. The product was discontinued after just two months for sales failures.

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glowworm2 10 months ago

I guess it was the world's greatest misteak.

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#8

Rejuvenique Face Mask, 1999

Rejuvenique Face Mask, 1999

In 1999 the nightmarish Rejuvenique Facial Toning Mask was launched. This creepy mask was intended to tighten facial muscles with... shock therapy. Consumers revealed that it feels as bad as it sounds.

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Aaron Kara 10 months ago

Well if you got one then it could be used as cybermen cosplay

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#9

Crystal Pepsi, 1992

Crystal Pepsi, 1992

In 1992 Pepsi introduced a new product called "Crystal Pepsi". The product died a year later. David C. Novak, who is credited with introducing the concept, admitted: "It would have been nice if I'd made sure the product tasted good."

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Chiemi Honda 10 months ago

They brought it back i think....I saw it at the gas station in hawaii... unless it's from 1992...

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#10

Cheetos Lip Balm, Cheetos, 2005

Cheetos Lip Balm, Cheetos, 2005

In 2005 someone at Frito-Lay decided it would be a great idea to launch a Cheetos' flavored lip balm. Even those of us who have never tried Cheetos can understand why this idea flopped.

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Sarah Hoskovec 10 months ago

They were ahead of their time. I know a guy in the White House who would LOVE this product!

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#11

Twitter Peek, 2009

Twitter Peek, 2009

Launched in 2009, TwitterPeek was the first and the last Twitter-only mobile device. The product was created to do only one thing - send and receive tweets, but managed to fail at this simple function. The device gave only a 20-character preview of the tweets. It was no surprise that consumers made a hard pass on this device.

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Night Owl 10 months ago

It failed at the only thing made to do? Hahahaha

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#12

Thirsty Cat! And Thirsty Dog!, 1994

Thirsty Cat! And Thirsty Dog!, 1994

In 1994 a bottled water made for cats and dogs was launched. The beverage was carbonated, vitamin enriched and flavored. The product flopped after consumers realized it was completely unnecessary to give their pets, what was essentially soda.

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Troux 10 months ago

I appreciate that they took the low budget approach and just found some random street cat to do the advert.

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#13

Samsung Galaxy Note 7, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7, 2016

In 2017 everyone was talking about this explosive failure - the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. It lasted less than a year in the market after Samsung had to recall around 2.5million phones, due to complaints of overheating and exploding batteries.

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Jörg Zingler 10 months ago

Well thats a feature. Can you use your Iphoner as a firestarter? ;)

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#14

Hoverboards, 2015

Hoverboards, 2015

In 2015 hoverboards turned out to be one of the biggest tech flops. Why? Because they could potentially catch fire and burn your house down.

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Kjorn 10 months ago

i saw so many of them... in YouTube in the fail section

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#15

Juicero, 2017

Juicero, 2017

In 2013 Juicero introduced a juicer called the Juicero Press. This device was sold with packets of pre-juiced fruits and vegetables sold exclusively by the company. They were humiliated when consumers realized that the packets could be squeezed by hand just as efficiently as with the juicer. Later, Juicero announced that it was suspending their juicer sales and repurchasing the products from customers.

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Debbie Andersson 10 months ago

Aren't you supposed to put fresh veggies and fruits in a juicer?

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#16

New Coke, Coca-Cola Co, 1985

New Coke, Coca-Cola Co, 1985

In 1985 Coca-Cola Co. decided to reformulate Coke. The company invested $4 million into a nationwide taste test. And despite the New Coke doing well in taste tests, after the launch, people's reactions were extremely negative. Within three months of the New Coke's release, the company had to reintroduce the original formula and rebrand it as Coca-Cola Classic.

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3nails4holes 10 months ago

I actually thought they both tasted good. They should have just introduced it as a new flavor not as the absolute replacement of something so iconic.

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#17

Google Glass, 2013-2014

Google Glass, 2013-2014

Google Glass, launched in 2013, was a very flawed attempt to create smart glasses. The device retailed for $1,500 and failed to carry out any of its intended functions well. These high-tech glasses also reportedly raised some very serious safety and privacy concerns.

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Cassie 10 months ago

A lot of people really wanted these to work.

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#18

Cocaine, Redux Beverages 2007

Cocaine, Redux Beverages 2007

This energy drink was pulled from shelves in the US because of its suggestive name. The FDA decided that Cocaine was "was illegally marketing the drink as both a street drug alternative and a dietary supplement". The drink is still sold in Europe under its original name.

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Mother Mary Helen 10 months ago

WHAT THE HELL

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#19

E.t. The Extra-Terrestrial, Atari, 1982

E.t. The Extra-Terrestrial, Atari, 1982

Atari spent $20 million to secure the box office hit E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial thinking they had found a profitable source for video game development. The company produced 4 million cartridges however 2.5 million were left unsold and were dumped in a landfill

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Kjorn 10 months ago

you know if you planned, designe and makes a game in 2 weeks of course it will sucks!

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#20

Amazon's Fire Phone, 2014

Amazon's Fire Phone, 2014

Amazon decided to enter the smartphone market with the Fire Phone in 2014. However, it was very unsuccessful and was discontinued a year later. The company's CEO Tom Szkutak indicated that the pricing strategy was to blame for this product fail.

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Holl Balls 10 months ago

Guess the market didn’t CATCH fire. I guess they didn’t find the phone to be LIT.

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#21

Delorean Dmc-12, Delorean Motor Company, 1981

Delorean Dmc-12, Delorean Motor Company, 1981

You probably know this car for its appearance in the movie Back to the Future movie. Notable for its gull-wing doors, the car was plagued by performance and safety issues. It was on the market only for three years before production was stopped.

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Troux 10 months ago

The company also failed due to the very unscrupulous practices of both business and personal affairs of John Delorean. Cocaine was heavily involved and I'm NOT talking about the failed soft drink!

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#22

Jimmy Dean Chocolate Chip Pancake-Wrapped Sausage, 2006

Jimmy Dean Chocolate Chip Pancake-Wrapped Sausage, 2006

In 2016 Jimmy Dean introduced a strange combination - sausage links wrapped in chocolate chip pancakes on a stick. The saying "it might be crazy enough to work" did not apply to this product.

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Deana 10 months ago

They still sell these...only with plain pancakes or blueberry pancakes. I haven't seen the chocolate chip. My son LOVES these things...he's 10.

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#23

Premier Smokeless Cigarettes, Rj Reynolds Tobacco Company, 1989

Premier Smokeless Cigarettes, Rj Reynolds Tobacco Company, 1989

In 1988 RJ Reynolds Tobacco decided to develop a smokeless cigarette. The company invested $325 million into manufacturing their new Premier line which, according to the CEO of the company "tasted like sh*t". It's no surprise people didn't buy them.

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Alia G. 10 months ago

It would be nice if they'd worked.

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#24

Windows Vista, Microsoft, 2007

Windows Vista, Microsoft, 2007

Operating system Windows Vista, released in 2007, turned out to be a huge failure. It flopped due to issues with new security features, performance, driver support and product activation.

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Jade Lynn 10 months ago

What about Windows ME ?

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#25

Orbitz Soda, Clearly Canadian Beverage Corporation, 1997

Orbitz Soda, Clearly Canadian Beverage Corporation, 1997

Orbitz drink which resembles a lava lamp caught consumers attention in 1988. However, according to reviews, its taste wasn't worth the hype. People began comparing the beverage to cough syrup and the gel balls were only making the taste worse.

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Nopey McNoperson 10 months ago

I loved these as a kid. It was fun to drink.

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#26

Pepsi Blue, 2002

Pepsi Blue, 2002

In 2002 Pepsi launched their Pepsi Blue drink, to compete with Vanilla Coke. Despite being heavily promoted this new beverage flopped. It was supposed to taste like berries, however, consumers said it tasted more like cotton candy with a berry-like aftertaste.

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John Leriel 10 months ago

Wow, we loved this in high school in Hungary! It was rumored it was created by accident in one of the factories, and they decided to sell the strange colored coke as a limited edition. In my opinion, it tasted a bit like almond. If you mixed it with regular coke, it became green. (Instant Nuka-Cola.)

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#27

Blak, Coca-Cola, 2006

Blak, Coca-Cola, 2006

In 2006 Coca-Cola combined Cola with coffee to create Coca-Cola Blak. The drink was shelved a couple years later when people began to complain about the poor taste and excess caffeine.

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Francis Campos 10 months ago

There's always been caffeine in Coca-Cola...

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#28

Pepsi A.m, 1989

Pepsi A.m, 1989

In 1989 Pepsi introduced Pepsi A.M. This new formula contained more caffeine than regular Pepsi and was marketed as a morning drink. However, consumers were not fond of the idea of drinking Pepsi for breakfast. As a result, Persi A.M. was discontinued a year later

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sunnyrei82 10 months ago

maybe they had the wrong market, cause.. over here in Mexico, you can enjoy your tacos de birria with a niiiiice, cold soda in the morning!

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#29

Parfum Bic, 1989 - 1990

Parfum Bic, 1989 - 1990

In 1989 Bic decided to launch a completely unrelated product to its brand - perfume. People were not impressed. Bic removed the fragrance off shelves the following year, swallowing an estimated $11 million loss.

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Zenozenobee 10 months ago

Bic... a brand that have been producing disposable pens, lighters or shavers since 1945 though it was a good idea to use the same name for parfum, which is supposed to be a luxury product?

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#30

Cosmopolitan Yogurt, 1999

Cosmopolitan Yogurt, 1999

In 1999 Cosmopolitan magazine decided to get into the food game. They came up with the idea of Cosmopolitan yogurt. While yogurt itself seemed to appeal to their target demographic, Cosmopolitan was unable to sell their brand. It was discontinued after only 18 months.

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Chicago Kitty 10 months ago

Considering how sleazy Cosmo is as a magazine, I wouldn't want to eat any food they put their name on.

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#31

Gerber Singles, 1974

Gerber Singles, 1974

In 1974 the baby-food giant, Gerber, came up with the idea to create a 'baby food' for adults. Gerber believed that there's a market for ready to eat food in a jar, but oh how wrong they were. Consumers didn't find jars of meat mush very appetizing and Gerber Singles failed badly.

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sunnyrei82 10 months ago

Beef Burgundy???

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#32

Segway, 2001

Segway, 2001

Segway was launched in 2001 with very high expectations. However, this two-wheeled expensive vehicle failed to live up to the hype. It came with a price tag of $5,000 and despite being quite innovative it just wasn't that appealing or necessary to consumers.

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ieniemienieme 10 months ago

"You see me roll on my Segway I know in my heart they think i'm white and nerdy"

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#33

Nokia N-Gage, Nokia, 2003

Nokia N-Gage, Nokia, 2003

Back in 2003 before everyone was playing games on their smartphones, Nokia decided to combine phones and gaming. The company expected a better reception to their Nokia N-gage, but it ended up being a total fail. This 'taco phone', as some people began referring to it, only managed to reach one-third of its 6 million units in sales.

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Parmeisan 10 months ago

Aw, that looks like a neat idea. Clever layout. I can see why it might have issues though.

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#34

Sony Betamax, 1975

Sony Betamax, 1975

Sony Betamax was released in 1975 and it was a huge mistake because its rivals started selling VHS machines. The Betamax format was crushed in the "videotape format war" by the VHS. Consumers preferred it mainly because VHS recording time was 2 hours, and it allowed most feature films to be recorded without a tape change.

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Biana Weatherford 10 months ago

I believe the real reason that Betamax failed was that the porn industry went with the VHS format.

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#35

Trump: The Game, 1989

Trump: The Game, 1989

In 2011 Time magazine listed this game among "Top 10 Donald Trump Failures". This game was released in 1989 with only 800,000 copies sold out of an expected two million.

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BusLady 10 months ago

Proof that there were 800,000 idiots in the world in 1989.

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#36

Mcdonald's Arch Deluxe, 1996

Mcdonald's Arch Deluxe, 1996

In 1996 McDonald decided to broaden its target demographic by introducing a burger Arch Deluxe. Mustard-mayonnaise sauce was supposed to appeal to adult tastes, however, even a $100 million advertising campaign couldn't convince grown-ups to eat the burger. The Arch Deluxe was soon discontinued and its marketing campaign now is considered to be one of the most expensive flops of all time.

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Nadja Lambacher 10 months ago

Maybe because "secret sauce for grown-ups" sounds kinda wrong..

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#37

Hot Wheels And Barbie Computers, 1999

Hot Wheels And Barbie Computers, 1999

Hot Wheels and Barbie computers came with so many manufacturing issues that it drove the company out of business, with thousands of unfilled orders.

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Tinpot 10 months ago

OMG! I worked for the company that provided the speakers in the package. Absolute garbage. I'm having really bad flashbacks right now.

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#38

Microsoft Zune, 2006

Microsoft Zune, 2006

In 2006 Microsoft came up with the Zune, a product that was supposed to rival the iPod. However, Zune failed to convince consumers that it was on par with the iPod. In 2011 Zune players were discontinued.

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M O'Connell 10 months ago

My ex had a Zune in 2007, and I had an iPod, the Zune was definitely better at the time.

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#39

Satisfries, Burger King 2013

Satisfries, Burger King 2013

Burger King's attempt to make french fries a little more healthy backfired.They introduced Satisfries in 2013 as an alternative to regular fried, except with less fat and fewer calories. Consumers weren't fond of these revamped fries, and Burger Kind had to go back to their original recipe.

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Troux 10 months ago

I remember in the 1990s when McDonald's fries were delicious. Then they succumbed to public pressure which treated them as a scapegoat for all obesity, and changed the formula for good. Now the fries are just meh. Checkers/Rally's will forever carry the best fries trophy, and all they have to do is not care about health in any way.

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#40

Laserdisc, Philips 1978

Laserdisc, Philips 1978

Despite being able to offer higher quality video and audio than its rivals, Laserdisc failed to gain traction

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Cassie 10 months ago

Laserdisc was out at the same time as Betamax and VHS were battling over market dominance. We had all three machines in our living room until Laserdisc and Betamax finally lost out to VHS.

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#41

Vio, Coca-Cola Company, 2009

Vio, Coca-Cola Company, 2009

Introduced in 2009, Vio a beverage by The Coca-cola company, failed to win consumer's hearts. Why? Probably because flavored milk mixed with carbonated water is a very odd and unappealing combination.

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Vivian 10 months ago

Cool bottles though

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#42

Mazagran, Starbucks And Pepsi, 1995

Mazagran, Starbucks And Pepsi, 1995

Starbucks and Pepsi partnered to make this carbonated coffee-soda. People couldn't decide whether they liked or hated the drink. Nevertheless, it was discontinued after failing to appeal to a broad audience.

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Holl Balls 10 months ago

Sounds delicious! GMM drank some

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#43

Mars Needs Moms, Walt Disney Motion, 2011

Mars Needs Moms, Walt Disney Motion, 2011

Mars Needs Moms was an utter disappointment for Disney. The animated film cost $150 million to produce and probably $50 million more went to marketing. The saddest part is that the movie only made only $6.9 million in its debut at the domestic box office. It is considered the worst flop of 2011.

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Zenozenobee 10 months ago

Never heard of it. Guess the $50 million spend on marketing were not enough ;p

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#44

Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino Starbucks, 2017

Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino Starbucks, 2017

When Starbucks launched Unicorn Frappuccino it made people freak out of how good it looked on their Instagram feeds. However, the taste didn't live up to the hype and left many people disappointed.

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sunnyrei82 10 months ago

ugh.. just by seeing it I can feel a mouthful of artificial sweeteners! Ugh! I don't get it why it became the craze, it look awful! Gross.

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#45

Four Loko, Drink Four Brewing Compan, 2005

Four Loko, Drink Four Brewing Compan, 2005

Four Loko used to be an alcoholic beverage combined with caffeine. The drink was the subject of ethical, legal and health concerns. In 2011 FDA declared alcoholic energy drinks a public health concern

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Jade Lynn 10 months ago

They just took out some ingredients and lowered the alcohol content. You can still get Four Lokos

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#46

Microsoft Bob, 1995

Microsoft Bob, 1995

Microsoft introduced a software called Bob in 1995. The Bob was supposed to make windows more user-friendly by transforming the desktop screen into an image of a room to help users find and understand programs better. However, it was a huge unworkable mess and Bob was discontinued a year later.

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Troux 10 months ago

Oh man, I used to have a Gateway 2000! The most overpriced computers ever to go to market, even more than Alienware.

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#47

Edsel, Ford Motor Company, 1957

Edsel, Ford Motor Company, 1957

Back in 1957, Ford Motor Company manufactured a car called the Edsel. The company invested $400 million in the development, manufacturing, and marketing with the belief that Edsel was the "car of the future". However, once it was unveiled to the public, it failed so badly to appeal to the consumers, that Ford ended up losing $250 million. Edsel was taken off the market in 1960 and became an example of how not to market a product.

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Kjorn 10 months ago

it's like 'The Homer'

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#48

Brewed Coffee In A Box, Maxwell House 1990

Brewed Coffee In A Box, Maxwell House 1990

Maxwell House came up with an idea to sell pre-brewed coffee in a cardboard carton. The company missed the opportunity to start a cold-brew coffee trend and instead suggested that consumers should heat up their cold coffee. It's no surprise that they were not into this idea

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Doug Kirk 10 months ago

Missed it by that much...

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#49

Ev1, General Motors, 1996 — 1999

Ev1, General Motors, 1996 — 1999

In 1996 General Motors introduced EV1 as the first mass-produced electric car. It was a big hit with consumers and environmentalist. However, six years after the release, General Motors recalled the model claiming liability and spare parts problems, making quite a few people angry.

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Biana Weatherford 10 months ago

I smell a conspiracy. Big Oil couldn't have been too happy.

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#50

Cuecat Barcode Scanner, Digital Convergence Corporation, 1999

Cuecat Barcode Scanner, Digital Convergence Corporation, 1999

The CueCat was supposed to serve as a bridge between the print media world and the internet. After plugging the device into a PC, consumers could use it to scan barcodes on magazines, the browser would then open a specialized website associated with the barcode. The product left everyone scratching their heads and it was discontinued after it was deemed useless.

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JillVille 10 months ago

We had this! Actually it was really useful to scan all our movies into an online database so we could access them from other devices. It was actually really useful! We had about 1000 movies scanned in and sorted (as well as copied onto the hard drive) before our real cat jumped up and knocked the computer over when we were out one day. Killed the computer and all our hard work :( Darn cats!

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#51

Apple Pippin, 1995

Apple Pippin, 1995

It is estimated that Apple produced 100,000 units of Pippin console and only 42,000 were sold. As it turns out the console which supposed to be a gaming, web browsing and educational device wasn't that appealing to the consumers

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Kjorn 10 months ago

Pippin? still looking for the Gandalf version

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#52

Nintendo's Virtual Boy, 1995

Nintendo's Virtual Boy, 1995

In 1995 Nintendo introduced a huge mess called the Virtual Boy which was marketed as the first virtual reality console. In reality, it was far from it. The console actually used a parallax effect to create an illusion of depth. The reviews were mainly negative, and as the sales plummeted Virtual Boy was considered a huge failure.The reviews were mainly negative, and as the sales plummeted Virtual Boy was considered a huge failure.

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Molly McCabe 10 months ago

i spent hours on this as a kid ...had many many headaches

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#53

Hannah Montana Cherries, Disney, 2009

Hannah Montana Cherries, Disney, 2009

After Hannah Montana became a success, Disney merchandised dozens of products. Some were appropriate, others, like these cherries, not so much...

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Cassie 10 months ago

Disney continues to market food products with their latest movies, including fruit. This isn't really a failed product.

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#54

Google Lively, 2008

Google Lively, 2008

Back in 2008 when the virtual world "Second Life" was thriving, Google decided to create its own version and called it "Lively". It turned out to be a really bad idea and "Lively" was closed after less than a year.

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Hannah Ingram 10 months ago

well google's trying everything

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#55

Astro Pants, Lululemon 2013

Astro Pants, Lululemon 2013

In 2013 Lululemon had to recall its Astro pants because consumers complained that their form-fitting pants were see-through. The incident led to a decrease in profits and a lawsuit

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htbq 10 months ago

I don't see a problem with that. considering that a lot of people wear see through yoga pants all the time.

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#56

Breakfast Mates, Kellogg’s, 1998

Breakfast Mates, Kellogg’s, 1998

Milk and cereal are the perfect match and Kellogg's knows it well. But too much of a good thing can still be too much. In 1998 the company came up with the idea to sell milk and cereal in the same box. This could've been a good and convenient idea. But after spending $30 million on TV and print ads they realized that they had made a mistake. Breakfast mates were neither convenient for consumers nor tasty.

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BusLady 10 months ago

So was it shelf stable or did it have to be refridgerated? I don't remember this product.

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#57

Pinto, Ford, 1970

Pinto, Ford, 1970

The Ford Pinto flop brought huge financial loss to the company and damaged its reputation. The reason behind it - the car is known for deadly fires related to rear-end collisions. These accidents resulted in around 117 lawsuits against Ford.

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Aunt Messy 10 months ago

There's one in our neighbourhood - and it's restored to showroom condition. Apparently this is a trend. I spoke to a mechanic who's restored about half a dozen AMC Gremlins.

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#58

Vegemite Isnack 2.0, 2009

Vegemite Isnack 2.0, 2009

In 2009 Vegemite received 48,000 suggestions on what to name their new cheese-based spread. Out of all the ideas they received, they decided to go with the worst one - iSnack 2.0. It was widely ridiculed and protested and it made the company rethink their choice.

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Mother Mary Helen 10 months ago

As an American, all I can think about now is that Men at Work tune.

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#59

Dreamcast, Sega, 1999

Dreamcast, Sega, 1999

Dreamcast was supposed to put Sega back in the game. As it turns out, Dreamcast was just not as good as PS2. It has lead to a decision for the company to abandon the console business and become a third party developer.

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Troux 10 months ago

Part of what helped this flop in a big way was that the discs were not at all encoded (as they are on PS, XBox, etc.). This means that you could easily download or copy a full $60 game just as easily as you could do with a music CD. With CD burner drives, Blockbuster video and Napster all at their prime, this means that you could build a huge game collection without giving Sega or game developers a dime.

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#60

Cologne, Harley Davidson, 1990

Cologne, Harley Davidson, 1990

Back in 1990, Harley Davidson went too far with brand extension. The brand released many strange products but it seems that bikers decided that enough is enough after the Harley Davidson introduced cologne. The cologne failed to interest consumers and made Harley Davidson realize that they should stop stretching the brand into other product categories.

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Jörg Zingler 10 months ago

Still on sale in Germany.... https://www.escents.de/herren-parfum/harley-davidson-parfum-online-kaufen/a-2530/?ReferrerID=7.00&gclid=CjwKCAjw-dXaBRAEEiwAbwCi5sOfCg5f_kr19dUZ34bPG5e8Q6y5dGc1E_eZTxPwXeWwyHJopw80-BoC2l8QAvD_BwE

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#61

Corfam, Dupont, 1963

Corfam, Dupont, 1963

In 1964 DuPont launched Corfam shoes with synthetic leather. They were advertised as a much better alternative to leather shoes and managed to rustle up some excitement about their new product. However, these shoes flopped after people started complaining that the shoes were stiff and too hot for feet. It resulted in the company losing over $100 million.

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JAnderson 10 months ago

And the Military still uses these shoes as their dress shoes. They scuff easily (patent, black in color). You could clean these shoes with windex glass cleaner. They were hot and uncomfortable.

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#62

Coors Rocky Mountain Spring Water, 1990

Coors Rocky Mountain Spring Water, 1990

In 1990 the Coors Brewing Company decided to launch its first nonalcoholic beverage since Prohibition. As it turns out, many people were confused by Coors Rocky Mountain Sparkling Water, since it had a similar name and label to that of Coors beer. The product was discontinued in 1997 and the low sales forced Coors to stick with selling beer.

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Angie Chan 10 months ago

Yeah, Coors should stick with what they do well...um...Okay, they should stick with what they do, "beer." *spits* Nasty bland piss-water...

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#63

Rokr E1, Motorola And Apple 2005

Rokr E1, Motorola And Apple 2005

Before Apple created iPhone they partnered up with Motorola to create a new iTunes phone. Sadly, what they came up with was an underpowered phone with limited storage and that had difficulty uploading songs.

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Charlotte 10 months ago

I actually had this phone and loved it! It had 512mb memory, which for 2005 was actually pretty impressive, I upgraded from my 256mb MP3 player. Honestly it was a great phone for the time.

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#64

Apple Newton, 1993

Apple Newton, 1993

The Newton was a personal digital assistant developed by Apple. It was the first device to feature handwriting recognition. At first glance, the device was innovative but was later discontinued because of problems with the handwriting recognition feature and a high price tag.

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M O'Connell 10 months ago

The Newton was actually quite neat! It came to market just about 4 years too early though. Nobody yet knew how they could use the thing, Palm entered the market at a much better time.

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#65

Nw-Hd1 Audio Player, Sony, 2004

Nw-Hd1 Audio Player, Sony, 2004

When this audio player came out it was probably the smallest player at the time. However, it was a complete flop because it only supported Sony's ATRAC3 format. So no MP3, WAV, or WMA support. Also, the price was way too big.

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Alex K 10 months ago

sony generally does such mistakes. the minidisc for example was awesome but sony didnt give permission for other manufacturers to make it.

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#66

Frito-Lay Lemonade, Pepsico, 1998

Frito-Lay Lemonade, Pepsico, 1998

In 1998 leading snack company decided to launch a new drink. They believed that Frito-Lay lemonade would go well with their chips, but consumers disagreed. The lemonade was soon shelved after failing to interest consumers

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thepotatogirl 10 months ago

They missed an opportunity by not calling it LAY-monade

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#67

Hp Touchpad, 2011

Hp Touchpad, 2011

HP attempted to compete with iPad in 2011 by creating TouchPad. However, the new tablet was just like every other tablet on the market failing to deliver something new. It lasted only 49 days on the market selling just 20,000 units.

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Erik Rearwin 10 months ago

My younger brother and I had the HP WebOS operating system on the HP Touchpad until November 2012. When I found out that there were no new Angry Birds games like Angry Birds Space and Angry Birds Star Wars in the HP Catalog store, I was disapponited. Then I added the iPad on my 2012 Christmas list. But when Kyle saw this, he said, "What is wrong with the HP Touchpad?!?!" to me. After I told him that there were no new Angry Birds games for the WebOS version and no new updates for the WebOS version of the original Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, and Angry Birds RIO, he used the computer of my grandma(my mom's side) to install the Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS on the HP Touchpad, so I was excited for new Angry Birds games and cool games like Tower Defense(made by Com2us)! When I got a redeem code card, Kyle and I bought the packs in Radiant Defense(made by Hexage) on the HP Touchpad, which he installed the Android OS on.

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#68

Qwikster, 2011

Qwikster, 2011

In 2011 Netflix offered streaming and DVD rental services, however, they thought it would be a good idea to divide them by creating Qwikster. The idea was to make two different websites for these services, Netflix for streaming and Qwikster for DVD rental. This would mean that costumers would have to create two different accounts for these services and also have two different subscription plans, which would lead to a high total price. After receiving harsh criticism, the re-branding was immediately shelved.

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BusLady 10 months ago

"Costumers" 2nd time I've seen this. Don't they have spellcheck?

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#69

Oakley Thump, 2005

Oakley Thump, 2005

In 2004 Oakley THUMP was launched as the first audio player built into sunglasses. Weak sound, a high price (from $249 to $349) and the odd fashion design failed to gain consumers interest.

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Night Owl 10 months ago

....I read "Trump"....:/

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#70

Mighty Wings, Mcdonalds, 2013

Mighty Wings, Mcdonalds, 2013

To lure in more customers McDonald once added Mighty Wings to their menu. But this new addition failed to succeed. It is believed that the reason for this flop was price, insufficient taste and the appearance wasn't appetizing enough. Mighty wings lasted only a year in the market.

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Katie and Jared Coates 10 months ago

They were a dollar per wing. Ridiculous

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#71

Eyetop Wearable Dvd Player, 2004

Eyetop Wearable Dvd Player, 2004

Eyetop Wearable DVD player was designed to allow you to watch DVD's on the go. A 320 x 240 pixel LCD screen mounted in the right eyepiece of the glasses was supposed to simulate a 14-inch screen. The product flopped as users began to complain of motion sickness.

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Parmeisan 10 months ago

"DVDs on the go".... whyyy

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#72

Eons.com 2007 — 2012

Eons.com 2007 — 2012

In 2006 a new social media platform for baby boomers and users over 40+ was introduced. But it failed to attract people to sign up. In 2011 it was acquired by an advertising agency that targets matured consumers.

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Ly Nguyen 10 months ago

oof it's like a whole website to remind you you're old

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#73

Napster, 1999

Napster, 1999