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Sweden's new Museum of Failure in photos

Updated 1510 GMT (2310 HKT) April 6, 2017
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Samuel West, the brains behind the Museum of Failure, with the Nokia N-Gage, a hybrid mobile phone game system launched in 2003 and considered an innovation failure. Courtesy Emelie Andersson
Trump: The Game was released in 1989, based on buying and selling properties. It will be on display in Sweden's Museum of Failure, which opens in June. BJORN LINDGREN/TT News Agency/Press Association
Coca-Cola BlaK was a coffee-flavored version of the soft drink, launched in 2006 and quickly forgotten. Courtesy Samuel West
This facial mask was marketed as a device to make the wearer more beautiful. It gives the user's face small electric shocks. Courtesy Samuel West
"You have to use it every day for three months before it shows any effect, apparently," says West. Courtesy Samuel West
Samuel West described the Bic pen designed for women -- and widely ridiculed on its release -- as "just stupid." BJORN LINDGREN/TT News Agency/Press Association
This Harley Davidson perfume was launched in 1996 and was, according to West, "a total flop," because it "didn't go well with the macho crowd." Courtesy Samuel West
The Twitter Peek, an electronic device for writing tweets, was launched in 2008. The screen was too small to show a whole tweet and the rise of smartphones soon made it redundant. Courtesy Samuel West
The Apple Newton was an early tablet that, according to West, simply "didn't work." Courtesy Samuel West
Kodak's digital camera, launched in the 1990s, was a "wild success" but the company failed to change their business model, leading to the company's demise, West said. Courtesy Samuel West