Sports Illustrated Swimsuit - Failure Museum

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition launched in 1964 while Sports Illustrated launched in 1954l. Sports Illustrated's circulation peaked 30 years ago and has been declining ever since. In 2018 it went biweekly and in 2020 it went monthly. T ...

Barbie Sports Illustrated - Failure Museum

Barbie Sports Illustrated

In 2014, Barbie was in Sports Illustrated to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Launched in 1954, Sports Illustrated was one of the few sources of real sports reporting. Its circulation peaked 30 years ago and has been declining ever since. In 2018 ...

Dell Streak Tablet - Failure Museum

Dell Streak Tablet

Launched in 2010 and discontinued in 2011, the Dell Streak was unable to compete with the Apple iPad. In 2011, the Apple iPad sold 50 million tablets in 2011, while all rivals combined sold 1 million.

American Basketball League - Failure Museum

American Basketball League

Lasting from 1996-1998, The American Basketball League (ABL) was a professional women's basketballleague in the United States. At the same time the ABL was being formed, the NBA was creating the WNBA.  The ABL got off the ground before the WNBA, ...

Fotomat - Failure Museum


Founded in the 1960s and listed on the NYSE in 1977, Fotomat was an American retail chain of photo development drive-through kiosks located primarily in shopping center parking lots. At its peak around 1980, there were over 4,000 Fotomats throughou ...

TB12 - Failure Museum


In 2023, TB12 closed its facilities in Boston, Tampa, Los Angeles, New York City, and Foxborough, where they sold fitness and wellness products that Tom Brady purportedly used to get him through 23 NFL seasons.

Facebook Workplace - Failure Museum

Facebook Workplace

In 2024, Meta shut down Workplace, a version of Facebook that had been built to enable communication among business teams and wider organizations. That marked the end of a ten-year run for the product, which peaked at 7 million paid subscribers. M ...

Kinney Shoes - Failure Museum

Kinney Shoes

From 1894 to 1998, Kinney Shoes peaked at 467 stores was the largest family chain shoe retailer in the United States. Specializing in reasonably priced shoes, it spun out Foot Locker in 1974 and had a partnership with the NBA.

Sharper Image - Failure Museum

Sharper Image

Launched in 1977 and closed in 2008, had 187 retail stores in 38 states with shelves stacked with high-end futuristic gadgets and electronics.  But other retailers and huge online stores began to sell similar high-tech toys, often at a better price ...

Gatorade Water - Failure Museum

Gatorade Water

In 2024, Gatorade launched its first unflavored water since consumers "expect Gatorade to meet all of their hydration needs."