Hasbro has created a not-so-perfect example of Mr. Potato Head in order to serve as a spokesperson for a new campaign aimed at reducing food waste.
The purpose of the initiative is to spread the message that fruits and vegetables don’t have to be geometrically perfect and blemish-free to be edible. The so-called “Wonky Mr. Potato Head” reflects this by utilizing a more biologically-accurate potato shape.
The latest creation from South Korean toy artist Rato Kim is “Beautiful Brown Breadcat”, which is essentially a tiny cat toy that’s shaped like a loaf of bread. How cats and bread came together as inspiration for the product is unknown, but we’re guessing this phenomenon could have something to do with it.
Or maybe this.
Whatever the case, the handmade breadcat is currently available for pre-order directly from the artist through July 2nd and will arrive in its own little bread bag wearing one of four faces.
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About 16-years ago, Burger King made Game Boy Color toys that played cute analog games. Fast forward to 2016 where a Raspberry Pi Zero can be employed to transform the toy into a working Game Boy Color emulator.
Apparently, ChaseLambeth was trying to create one of these modernized Game Boy Color toys when he found an Instagram user who’d already created three functioning models. The Instagramer sold one to Chase for $250, and the Redditor showed off his new purchase online. In addition to the Raspberry Pi Zero, it was also upgraded with a two-inch LCD screen and a RetroPie emulator. And the best part? It plays Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance games! [click to continue…]
I’ve seen some weird vinyl figures in my day, but these Ghostbusters “Funedibles” figures are truly baffling. The above “Pizza Venkman” and the below “Slimer Lime Gelatin” figures are supposedly so cute that, well, you’ll want to take a bite out of them.
They even have a Stay Puft version, which kind of ruins the whole concept. Read more after the break…
Han Solo frozen in Pop Tart is one of those things you’ve never imagined, but once you see it you immediately need one.
The limited edition Pop-Art: Frosted Han Solo is the brainchild of Falcontoys and is cast in hand-painted resin and packaged with faux nutritional info.
It’s part of a balanced fake breakfast!
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LEGO are all about invention and imagination, and Pley, a LEGO rental company, recently came up with a new way to celebrate creativity. The company has several food-themed LEGO sets that it sourced from designs that were submitted to its PleyWorld site.
Much like LEGO Ideas, users are encouraged to upload their designs to the PleyWorld site and vote on their favorites. If a design reaches 5,000 votes, Pley will create the set and users can rent the design for a monthly fee.
Check out some more food-themed examples after the break…
These may look like mild-mannered pieces of sushi, but they’re all members of Sushi Squadron Shirada. Each piece transforms into a little warrior with weapons and shields. There are eight different transformers in the series including Toromaru, Ebisu, Tamago, Beni, Saiban, Tema Kids Kappa, Tema Kids Tekka, and Tema Kids Natto. All of them are available for preorder now with delivery expected in July.
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Kids love to play with their food and this colorful woodblock sushi set lets them have at it without creating a mess. A special limited edition was originally made for Design Ah exhibition but this set comes with a lid making it perfect for playtime and easy to keep track of all the pieces.
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