Posts Tagged ‘real’


Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Patrick Doody, co-producer and co-director of the WB Series “Ghostfacers”, posted this on our Facebook page:

“You inspired me to design something for my show’s Emmy campaign – sadly, we didn’t get nominated, however – it was a big hit with our fans. I wish it was real!”

[Click Here to see Patrick's Creation]

We’re elated to have inspired this campaign, and we encourage everyone to watch the series, it’s a lot of fun! Thanks, Patrick!

Don’t be Sure, be Positive!

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Avon produced a lot of collectible bottles for their cologne back in the day, but this one is among the oddest. Apart from its size, it looks like a genuine Duracell battery, but pop the copper top off and there you have a manly (as determined by Avon R&D) fragrance. Was it the scent of hydrochloric acid? Or burning plastic? No, sadly, the Avon bottles had more personality than the fragrances did back then. Found at the Merchants Outlet Mall in Evansville, IN.

Spread Eagle

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Safety scissors may reduce physical injury to our children, but who was in charge of preventing emotional injury when they came up with this!? Our beloved Wonder Woman spreading her legs like a harlot with every snip? It just ain’t right, I tells ya. This very real piece of superhero history, now a permanent part of the Evil Meatball Vs Cat! collection, was acquired from the Super Museum in Metropolis, IL.

The One that Started it All..

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

This is the (very real) toy I refer to as “Patient Zero”. It’s the original toy that infected me with the bug that resulted in Evil Meatball Vs Cat!, and also holds the highest position in the toy weirdness category. It’s not so much that Larami decided to make a Planet of the Apes flashlight. Because, like so many cheap rack toys, the company would stamp the name of whatever license they had acquired on whatever toys they happened to make. Many a strange and illogical item has resulted from this. No, it’s because they decided to actually call this oddity “Monkey Shines”.

Allow me to geek out here: In “Escape from the Planet of the Apes”, the third installment of the series, we learn that the word “monkey” is offensive to the apes. If you notice, the sticker on the flashlight itself bears the image from the “Escape..” movie poster. That’s just crazy wrong!

Thanks to Plaid Stallions for the image.

What’s next, “You Only Live Twine”?

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

I would normally call this a “rare step into reality”, but they aren’t so rare, and that’s because real world weirdness knows no bounds. This very real office supply would qualify for the “oddest licensed product award”, except for the fact that it isn’t licensed! They just slapped Sean Connery’s mug on the box anyway. One more surprise: Every other box of “multi-color” rubber bands I’ve seen consisted of bands of various colors, but EACH of these bands is multi-colored! How fancy is that? FYI – They don’t do anything cool like explode when you combine the red and green, nor do they consist of indestructible fibers capable of garotte-ing someone. Disappointing, I know.

Bang Bang Baby

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Once again we step briefly into reality, which means the weirdness level has exceeded 9 on the Crispin Glover scale. How can one justify pinning a functioning cap pistol to a baby’s diaper? Just market it using beloved Hanna Barbera characters! I know, it doesn’t make any sense. It’s probably made of lead, too.

A Wonderful WonderFest!

Monday, May 17th, 2010

WonderFest is a convention like no other (at least that I know of). It’s a Sci-Fi, Horror and Fantasy Model Builders’ convention that takes place in Louisville, Kentucky. It features special guests from movies and television, artists, sculptors and industry professionals, a huge model contest, and the coolest vendor hall ever.

One of this year’s attendees was scream queen Linnea Quigley, so we (hesitantly) opened our mint condition Slimeball Bowl-A-Rama party favors so we could get her picture with one:

She was very sweet, and very impressed we had such a prize collectible!

You may not know Ray Meyers, but it’s very possible that you’re familiar with his work, as he was an original sculptor of Aurora monster models!

He’s pictured here with his original sculpting tools and images of the models he created. He’s pretty spry for being 90 years old!

Here are just a few of the hundreds of amazing models entered in the contest.

Think model building is just for kids? Think again.

Anyone who pays homage to Divine and John Waters gets kudos from us!

Let’s see, Imperial TIE craft, moisture vaporator.. Is that Wall-E?? A subtle bit of humor from an award-winning modeler.

Check out this nifty tank from TRON. Something about actual models of computer models is just cool.

It was an awesome time, and we hope many of the friends we made will stay in touch through our little site here.

Give someone the..

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

When reality is stranger than fiction, we simply have to react. This device (which is obviously designed for massaging one’s gums, I don’t even know why they felt the need to mention it) seems a little strange, but not even for the reasons you’re no doubt thinking at this moment. I mean, why did they need to make it look like a realistic finger? It would do the job (whatever that job might be) just the same. Hey, if you buy five of them, do you get a discount? Eh? Get it? Ahh, forget it.

Monkeys By Mail

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010


Today we step back into reality for a moment. We’re not by any means the first to post about this real comic book ad from the 60’s, but the part that always got me was the “live delivery guaranteed” line. Did they have a problem with this early on and then amend the ad once they got things lined out? Just how many people were horrified (and birthdays ruined) by having a dead monkey delivered to their door? Let’s all be glad the days of mail-order monkeys are past.

Truth in Advertising..

Thursday, February 4th, 2010


In this rare step into reality, an actual page from a 1947 Sears catalog advertises this brightly colored and ornate shoe shine box, however they sum it up nicely with their description.