Thursday, July 03, 2008

Genius

On the subject of TV-related merchandise it pretty much comes down to typically unimaginative selections of tee-shirts, mugs, and posters. Action figures and bobbleheads are sometimes included, leading a vast selection of toys if the show in question is, you know, for kids.

But then, listed on the NBC Universal Store website there’s this:


Which is pure fucking genius, even if, irritatingly, it’s a limited-edition, exclusive for the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con.

5 Comments:

At 8:09 pm, Blogger Ian said...

Talking of one of my favourite TV shows and favourite model companies, did you see this from Sideshow collectibles:

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=255

Yup it's lifesize (7 foot). And yup that is a price that's just short of eight thousand dollars!

Been to Comic-Con three times. The first year was great and was the first year Hollywood hit it big time (without pre-announcing they would). The second year was not fun - they preannounced the Hollywood celebrities and literally hundreds of thousands of people turned up, all trying to see interview panels in a room that only holds 6000 :-O The third year was even worse and my idea of hell. I wouldn't go again if you paid me obscene amounts of money, but have friends who still go each year so if you REALLY want that toaster let me know - I'm sure someone can get one for you.

 
At 8:30 pm, Blogger John said...

That is... brilliant. I HAVE to have one...

 
At 12:50 am, Blogger qrter said...

I think I'd be eyeing it suspiciously, most of the time..

"Did you just see the toaster move..? Why is the inside pulsing red like that.."

 
At 9:17 am, Blogger Lubbert Das said...

Now I wish I was going to San Diego!

Brilliant...

 
At 11:47 am, Blogger Good Dog said...

Ian, oh that’s excellent. And, given the current exchange rate, not bad*.

A pal in LA went down to San Diego the year before last, I think it was, and said it took quite a time getting there and then was a real crush. I read somewhere that the BBC have a booth there, so.....

Of course there’s always the chance of bumping into this fellow who obviously sees the fun side to it all.

Thanks for the offer, but I think I’ll pass.


* This is based on anyone having four grand to spare.

 

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