Hammacher Schlemmer continues its heritage of innovation by developing its own problem-solving products. The Cordless Heated Throw, The Hidden Storage Side Table, and The LED Foot And Hand Pain Relievers quickly become favorites among our customers.
American Pharoah wins The Kentucky Derby, The Preakness, The Belmont Stakes, and the Breeders' Cup Classic. The bay colt is the first horse to capture the American Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978 and the first ever to win the "Grand Slam" of American horse racing.
In May, we introduced an 8'-tall inflatable rubber duckie that floats in a pool or pond, or rests contentedly in a yard. Thirty times larger than the bathtub-sized species, the whopping waterfowl features the same bulbous shape and bright yellow "plumage" that has delighted children and adults alike for generations. It sells for $229.95.
The cast of the reality series Impractical Jokers descends upon our Landmark New York store where they pose as salespeople. In a memorable scene, one of the Jokers is challenged to assist customers while continuously riding an electric scooter—which results, not surprisingly, in a comical collision.
The cover of our Spring Supplement features The Amphibious Sub-Surface Watercraft, a partially submersible vehicle that can be driven right off a trailer and into the water. The watercraft's two-person cockpit provides 180° surface views while an inverted acrylic hemisphere on its hull lets two additional passengers observe subaquatic environments. It sells for $350,000.