‘Shape of Water’ Dildo Sales Surge Over Oscars Weekend (Exclusive)

Sculptor unloads 28 Fish-Man sex toys in just 20 minutes

Last Updated: March 6, 2018 @ 9:11 AM

No one is happier about the Oscars Best Picture win for “The Shape of Water” than director Guillermo del Toro. Actually, strike that: 28 people might be even more jazzed about the Fish-Man movie right now.

XenoCat Artifacts, creators of the sex toy inspired by Amphibian Man, saw the dildos fly off their Etsy shelf over Academy Awards weekend. The sculptor, who goes by “Ere” had posted 28 more Fish-Man dildos on March 3, the day before the Oscars. They were all gone in about as much time as Jimmy Kimmel’s Chinese Theater gag last night lasted.

“Our sales have gone through the roof!” she told TheWrap on Monday. “All ‘Shape of Water’ toys sold out as soon as I posted them… in less than 20 minutes!”

Though she’s sold out again, Ere could probably be talked into whipping up another batch.

Asked by email if the demand has grown even more since the film’s big wins last night, Ere responded: “A pretty good amount!”

Yeah, she’s excited — and so are her clients.

Now, Ere just wants to thank her hero del Toro and actor Doug Jones, who played The Asset, by sending them a gift. “No, not a fish dick,” she said, “but a coaster set and maybe a teeny gold replica.”

Careful about that “teeny” thing, Ere. Men — even fish men — are sensitive. But hey, the coasters are practical.

Click here to see who else besides del Toro (and Ere’s customers) scored with statuettes last night.