With SkyMall shutting down, hurry up and buy these items before they're gone

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Scoping out the latest products from SkyMall magazine.

Scoping out the latest products from SkyMall magazine.

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You know you've done it before: Sitting in a cramped coach seat, trying to ignore the baby behind you, phone battery dead, you reached for a copy of SkyMall and browsed some of the outlandish luxury items you'd never admit you wanted to buy. Well, it's too late now.

Xhibit (no, not that one), the company behind the ubiquitous in-flight shopping magazine, filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday. While the company plans to seel off its online operation and other parts of the business, the catalog itself seems 

Social media was quickly flooded with images from the catalog as fliers mourned their favorite items. Here are a few things that a fan of The World might want to snatch up before the company shuts down for good.

A compact portable footrest for your next international flight

Skymall footrest
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SkyMall

Heading to Dubai for the weekend? "Pamper your legs and feet in-flight" with this fashionable stool for your feet. The footrest comes in black, maroon and navy, and even extends to 15 inches so you can offer your neighb — HAHAHAHAHAHA sorry, we couldn't even get through that.

A living room prop for The World's biggest fan

Do you love listening to The World with a giant tumbler of scotch in your hand? Here's the perfect accessory. 

Want to be reminded that The World is on today?

SkyMall clock
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SkyMall

Rely on this handy week-clock, which will tell you when we're on the air. Is it Monday? Tune in! Tuesday? This is Marco Werman, and this is The World. Friday? Don't touch that dial.

Get an enormous African elephant to set the international mood in your living room

An African elephant statue sold by SkyMall.
An African elephant statue sold by SkyMall.
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SkyMall

Even though SkyMall is based in Phoenix, Arizona, they can deliver internationally. However, certain items are not eligible for delivery outside the United States — like food, flowers, fragile items, perishables, oversized items and products weighing over 55 pounds. That means this enormous African elephant statue can't go to your relatives abroad, but why wouldn't you buy it for yourself?

Listen to our Global Hit with this comfy headband

SkyMall headband
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SkyMall

Are these for listening to television, or for tuning into our music features? You be the judge.