Saturday, October 18, 2008

Brief Post Where I Ask a Series of Burning Questions

Esquire claims this is one of the season's hottest toys:

Okay. I give. $24.99 to $39.99 for a.....pancreas? What the hell is that thing?

Here ya go kids... Merry Christmas?

21 comments:

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Looks like a hand-squeezy thingie, you know, for guys - so they can make their grip stronger? Maybe?

O'Neal (The woman in charge around here) said...

I agree, a stress reliever thingie? An evil booger replica?

jenontheedge said...

It's basically a more expensive variant of Ugly Dolls, which are currently very hot with elementary school girls.

Nut Nut said...

I just bought him and another one (El Nino) for xmas gifts. Call me a sucker who loves her Canadian dollar conversions.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I can see TexasHolly from June Cleaver Nirvana ending up with one of those!

Laura said...

I thought it was a uterus and fallopian tubes. Nothing quite says Merry Christmas like that!

katydidnot said...

oh, i hope it IS a pancreas because my nephew almost died in my care once. he wrecked on his bike and i was all walk it off, buddy, for like two hours. his pancrease was split in half and he was totally bleeding internally. hello flight for life and children's hospital ICU. bad aunt time infinity. i would definitely buy that for him if it IS a pacreas.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Well, I just read katydidnot's comment and mine flew right the heck out of my head.

g said...

No. Really?

Sigh.

Anonymous said...

I thought it was one of these:
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/6708/images/

(I finda The Pox particularly endearing!)

Oliver Rain said...

Nice. I was an a toy store recently and found a whole bit of germs. Being a biology geek I found them a bit interesting, but who really wants to snuggle up next to the virus causing colds?

MamaHenClucks said...

Why didn't I think of that? I could be making millions, right now. People are really buying those??

calicobebop said...

Looks like a variation on the Domo Monster that is currently being advertised at Target for Halloween. Crazy trends.

Manic Mommy said...

Jenn beat me to the Holly comment. But I was more taken with the 5000 piece millenium falcon lego thing for $500.00. Dude?

Helena said...

I think I'll stick to Hello Kitty stuff for my nieces. Seems like a safe bet in comparison to the green pancreas.

Swirl Girl said...

Pancreas, gall bladder-aortic heart valves - whatever it is, it is bizarre.

is it a plush or a squeeze toy/

Jenny said...

Um, how dumb are we?! 1. To believe that ANYONE wants one of those toys and 2. To pay ACTUAL money for it...

MelADramatic Mommy said...

I was thinking a kidney turned on its side.

LuckyMe said...

I'm with Jenny. How dumb are we? That's way too much cash for that lifeless blob. It's just viral( or should I say vile?). Looks like something you can collect so I'm sure kids compete to see who can get the biggest collection. And parents get sucked in cause let's face it, they're competing, too.

Lynette said...

I'm sorry. I would be scared that thing would come in and attack me while I'm sleeping.

Sue said...

I think that looks like my ovary I had to give up a few years back.....