Friday, June 24, 2011

Cannibal Animals

Let's cut through the crap: I'm the greatest toymaker with a heart still pumping. Just ask me!  That being said, there have been products made by other toy companies that I'm completely nuts about.  Cannibal Animals is one of them.  Way before Hasbro became a zillion-dollar corporation they brought this 88 cent beauty to market.  It consists of a soft candy "dough" that you press into molds to make animal-shaped "mints."  The stroke of genius here is the use of the word "cannibal."  It immediately shocks you into thinking you'll be eating people.  That shock soon turns to pleasure when you realize the only things on the menu are an endangered species, man's best friend, and a popular zoo animal.  Bravo!!!