November 07

Giant Horrible Rubber Bugs

Okay, I know I’ve exhibited what might be interpreted as anti-insect bias on this blog before, but honestly, do you know anybody who would want a two-foot tall, anatomically correct, rubber cockroach staring at them while they watch TV? Apparently, the buyer at Tokyo Hands believes that not only are there people who would be happy to spend ¥5000 on such an item, but they’d jump at the chance to complete their sets with a praying mantis as well.

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