Apparently a sequel wasn’t enough for SyFy. The brilliant minds behind Sharknado and Sharknado 2: The Second One (actual title)have decided to unleash a storm of Sharknado merchandise to coincide with the sequel’s premiere on July 30. The swag will include a fascinating array of things you didn't know you need, including: Halloween costumes, jewelry, backpacks, swim trunks, shot glasses, and even slot machines. I suppose this means that the next time you find yourself in Las Vegas, you can try your luck at the Sharknado slots (which is bound to be next to the Sex and the City slot machine). I personally want to see what the Sharknado Halloween costumes will look like. Some sort of circular belt adorned with sharks? A shark head with a chainsaw sticking out of it? Tara Reid?
You can pick up your Sharknado Halloween costume and swim trunks at more than 1,000 retail stores, including K-Mart, Walmart, and Hot Topic. It seems perfectly fitting that all three of these stores would sell Sharknado merchandise, as they sell various pop culture merchandise, but only one seems to have done it for ironic value. I’m not sure if the Sharknado merchandise is supposed to be ironic or sincere, but either way, I really can’t wait to see those Halloween costumes.