Sorry folks, but you’re going to have to find a new place to get your talking cat litter boxes, 3D glasses for everyday use and other completely uneccessary but so cool items- Skymall is calling it quits. The airline catalog of unusual items is another victim of Amazon.com and other websites where you can order pretty much whatever you need. And lots of stuff you don’t need.
The hugely popular catalog has somewhat of a cult status- including several Twitter accounts devoted to it and many mentions on television shows. It wasn’t always a collection of quirky items though. In the beginning, it was a service where you ordered everyday items using the phone on the back of your plane seat, then picked up your purchase when you got to the airport.
Smithsonian has this homage to the magazine, and a look at it’s fascinating history.