9 unconventional Pope Francis collectibles


Lowbrow pope kitsch hits high gear

Pope Francis bobble heads are displayed at a souvenir store in Washington, DC on August 27, 2015.
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Ahead of Pope Francis' arrival in the United States on Tuesday, entrepreneurs have gotten creative when it comes to souvenirs and collectibles.

In addition to the rosary beads, biographies and commemorative T-shirts, companies have begun selling some pretty offbeat items.

Read on to see some of the lowbrow pope kitsch that's hitting high gear.

—By CNBC's Sarah Whitten
Posted 21 Sept. 2015

1. Toast the pope

The 2015 Commemorative Pope Toaster.

Debby Fireman, founder of marketing company Fireworks, is spreading the love for Pope Francis with her commemorative Pope Toaster.

A metal insert of the pope's image is placed on one side of the toaster filament. An insert on the other side says "spread the love." Put in a slice of bread and voila!

The toaster works best with light-colored breads. It's being sold on for $48.95.

2. Holy Wooder

Philadelphia Brewing Co.'s Holy Wooder beer made for Papal visit.
Source: Philadelphia Brewing Co.

If you would like to make a different kind of toast in honor of Francis' visit, there are plenty of brewing companies rolling out pope-inspired alcohol for the occasion.

Cape May Brewing Co., a microbrewery and taproom in New Jersey, has created a specialty pale ale called You Only Pope Once.

In Philadelphia, Francis' third and final stop in the U.S., Philadelphia Brewing Co. has brewed up a Belgian style triple called "Holy Wooder" (that's how they pronounce "water" in Philadelphia). Crime & Punishment Brewery is offering "Jesus Wept" and Manayunk Brewery, which had its brewing water blessed by a priest, has released "Papal Pleasure."

3. Plush pope

Pope plush doll.

Bleacher Creatures, the company behind the true-to-life plush figures of athletes and entertainment icons, has gone one step further to bring you 10-inch stuffed pope.

The company even went so far as to create a new category for the pope-inspired plush called "inspirational."

The plush figure is being sold via the company's website for $19.99.

4. Solar powered waving Pope Francis

Kikkerland Solar Pope Statue

In honor of the pope's arrival, Kikkerland Design has created a papal figure that waves, using solar power. Place this statue near a window or on a dashboard and it will move whenever the sun shines.

According to the company's website, 2 percent of sales of the product will be donated to UNICEF.

5. Pope Francis bobblehead

Pope Bobblehead.

Joining the ranks of sports stars and other celebrities, the pope is now a bobblehead thanks to Royal Bobble.

It is the official bobblehead of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia and can be bought on Amazon for $29.99.

6. Lifesize Pope Francis cutout

Pope cardboard cutout

With all the crowds pouring into D.C., New York and Philadelphia, you may not be able to get your picture taken with the pope.

But, not to worry. Catholic to the Max, a shop in Steubenville, Ohio, is selling a life-size cutout of Francis online. The 5-foot-9 cutout is made from Gatorfoam, a material stronger than cardboard, and will cost you $160.

7. Musical popemobile

Pope Francis musical Pope Mobile.
Source: Kensington Row Collection

Want a popemobile? The replica comes with a miniature Francis and spins 360 degrees on a rotating platform.

The souvenir plays an excerpt from Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus" and will cost $85 to $105 online.

8. Pope duvet cover

Cool Pope Francis Twin Duvet.
Source: Cafe Press

You can find just about anything on the Internet, including a Pope Francis pop art duvet cover.

Sold by CafePress, an online retailer of stock and user-customized products, this twin-sized comforter could grace your bedroom, if you're willing to pay the $128 price tag.

9. Pope Francis shower curtain

Pope Francis Shower Curtain.
Source: Cafe Press

Also from CafePress, consumers can purchase a Pope Francis shower curtain to adorn their bathtub.

The product will cost you $59.99 and does not come with a liner, rings or shower rod.