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Skymall Fans Unsettled After Parent Company Files for Bankruptcy

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    Skymall, the in-flight catalog that sells an array of quirky gadgets and goods, could soon be grounded. The parent company that owns the business filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday, The Wall Street Journal first reported.

    The Twitter-verse reacted swiftly, with users swapping quips and sharing images of their self-proclaimed favorite products, including the SkyRest Travel Pillow, an NFL-themed shoe wine holder and the Zombie of Montclaire Moores lawn decoration.

    "The real victims of Skymall closing are the dogs who need stairs to get on the couch," read one such tweet from user @DanAbramson.

    Xhibit Corp filed for Chapter 11 protection in Arizona, and will seek approval to sell off its Skymall brand, according to a document posted Friday on Xhibit Corp's website.

    The company said that it hoped to find a buyer.

    "We are extremely disappointed in this result and are hopeful that SkyMall and the iconic 'SkyMall' brand find a home to continue to operate as SkyMall has for the last 25 years," said Scott Wiley, CFO and Acting CEO of Xhibit, in a press release included with the document.