Journal: News & Comment

Thursday, November 07, 2002
# 11:43:00 AM:

Revenge of the sea creatures

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Some months ago, I thought the Hot Wheels Shark Playset was an especially effective distillation of the id of young boys. Well, now there is the Octoblast, which takes it to yet another level:

This action-packed track set has stunts, exploding crash zones and a wild octopus with kid-controlled tentacles. Kids power up the high-speed, four-way booster for a fast-paced race through the twisted tentacles of the octopus. [...] Sure, in the real world your commute can seem a bit harrowing. But at least there isn't an enormous green octopus trying to destroy your car.

I thought the Shark Playset was stupid, but, perversely, I think the Octoblast is pretty cool. I'm at a loss to say why.


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