#1 By: Mark Frauenfelder, December 24th, 2013 13:11
#2 By: Cary, December 24th, 2013 13:51
I recall when I got caught busily pumping "gas" in the bathtub...
#3 By: Ian Wood, December 24th, 2013 15:04
I used to have pay at least $5 a hit to dial an endless parade of really quality monsters. Marvelous age we live in, just marvelous, nnnyesss.
|puffs on bubble pipe|
#4 By: technogeek, December 24th, 2013 16:00
Hm. The monster-kaleidoscope has me thinking in terms of Spore's critter construction kit.
#5 By: Tim Quinn, December 24th, 2013 16:08
the mysterious power of symmetry. Love this
#6 By: kongorilla, December 24th, 2013 18:23
Using my mighty powers of google-fu, I turned up this excellent blog post that even includes video of the toy in action:
The item looks a little different, but it wouldn't be old-time mail order if the actual product matched what you sent away for.
#7 By: shagggz, December 24th, 2013 18:55
Am I the only one experiencing some yonic apophenia staring at that alleged monster?
#8 By: Rob Cruickshank, December 24th, 2013 20:19
Up until a minute ago you probably were. Watch out for those teeth, though.
#9 By: shagggz, December 24th, 2013 21:53
Among my least favorite contexts for dentition, that.
#10 By: spo, December 24th, 2013 23:11
I had that toy and loved it. If you turn the large white nosecone, it changes the monster bits. If you turn the red pointy bit it would do colored swirls. I wonder if it is still around at my Dad's house? I may have to do a cursory search when I go down to visit this weekend.
#11 By: haineux, December 25th, 2013 03:07
I googled, saw one for sale, and bought it. Had no idea it was THE ONLY ONE IN THE WORLD.
Mark F., if you want, maybe we can talk Jim Woodring into providing art for a kickstarter new version, and I'd be glad to send it to him.
#12 By: Stefan Jones, December 25th, 2013 21:56
Thanks, that video made the gadget "real!"
#13 By: Raybert, December 26th, 2013 09:51
Thanks for improving my vocabulary! I had to check two dictionaries, but TOTALLY worth it. That one knocked my christmas mirth up a notch or three.
In answer to your question: no.
(They are everywhere!)
#14 By: Mark Frauenfelder, December 29th, 2013 13:11
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