No joke: This ‘RIP Flappy Bird’ t-shirt costs $10,000

If you thought paying $100,000 for an iPhone loaded with Flappy Bird was idiotic (please say you did!), wait till you get a load of this: has released a “RIP Flappy Bird” t-shirt that costs $10,000. Really.

Okay, the actual price of the shirt is $9,999.99, but we here at Digital Trends won’t stand for such bold-faced marketing gimmicks! We all know the price is $10,000, You aren’t fooling anybody by knocking off a single cent. (Yes, this whole thing is a marketing gimmick – but, hey, at least it’s a fun one.)

According to a spokesperson, the company decided to release the outrageously priced Flappy Bird torso covering to honor the complete absurdity of those $100,000 iPhones.

“Since we think it is ridiculous that phones pre-downloaded with the game are being sold for astronomical prices, we decided to hop on the bandwagon and also pay tribute to the beloved game in our own way,” said’s Leigh Wendinger.

Of course, Flappy Bird was an addictive yet awful game (by gamers’ standards) that nobody will be talking about by next week. And the whole $100,000 Flappy Bird iPhones, well, those have run into a giant killer green pipe, too: As CNet points out, it’s actually a violation of eBay’s terms of service to sell certain intellectual property you don’t own – like, for instance, mobile games. Which explains why those absurd listings were removed from the site soon after they made headlines.

If you’re somehow still wondering – yes, the $10,000 Flappy Bird shirt is a joke. But we had to ask: Has anyone actually bought one?

“Unfortunately, due to the unforeseen circumstances involving the passing of Flappy Bird, the digital community is still in a state of mourning and disbelief,” said Wendinger. “Therefore, we have yet to sell one of these shirts, but even with my employee discount, I am saving my pennies.”

Well, that makes one of us.

If you’d like to see a bunch of terrible Flappy Bird knockoffs, a Sesame Street Flappy Bert game, or read about five games you could play instead of buying this t-shirt, check out our Flappy Bird page.

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