The History of Fake Vomit

Gepostet vor 5 Jahren, 11 Monaten in #Misc #Toys

Share: Twitter Facebook Mail

Lisa von Collectors Weekly schreibt mir zu deren Artikel über Plastikkotze: „Here's a mystery that's been vexing us since we were 6 years old. Rubber vomit: Who would ever think of such a thing? Why would he feel the need to manufacture it? Fortunately, Stan and Mardi Timm, the foremost experts on famed novelty company H. Fishlove & Co., have the answers to these vexing questions. The couple even got a personal tour of the factory where “Whoops,” the original fake vomit, is still churned out, and gave us behind-the-scene photos of the secret process.“

H. Fishlove & Co.—and now Fun Inc., which bought the company in the ’80s—has kept a lid on the formula Irving came up with, the same way Coca-Cola guards its recipe and KFC protects its special herbs and spices. “It is a secret recipe,” Mardi says. “But I think we know what’s in it. It’s got foam pieces cut up, and it’s got latex. But the actual recipe, nobody outside the company knows that.”

The Timms have close ties to Fun Inc., who invited them to tour the Chicago factory where the fake upchuck is crafted by hand. “We discovered this room on the upper floor that was filled with what looked like a bunch of chocolate-chip cookies,” Mardi says, “But it wasn’t cookies. It was just tray after tray after tray of this fake vomit.”

These “cookies” were 500 pieces of fake barf, spread out as far as the Timms’ eyes could see, “curing” under the skylights in the Chicago summer sun. The secret formula is mixed up in a big bucket, and the workers ladle it out, “like you make pancakes,” Stan says. “Each one comes out a little different, of course, but that’s okay.”

The Inside Scoop on the Fake Barf Industry

Futura 2000 x UNKLE: Actionfigures for Turntables

UNKLE bringen zur ComicCon und zum 25. Jubiläum ihres Bestehens eine Neuauflage ihrer ultra-seltenen Actionfiguren nach dem Design von Graffiti-Legende…

Dogbirds

Reddits Dogbirds habe been Vinyltoy'd by korean design studio Thirdstage, all 4 here for 50 bucks, single Dogbirds available here…

Sucklords Gay Empire 10th Anniversary-Edition

Die legendären „Gay Empire“-Custom-Toys vom Sucklord aus Brooklyn feiern zehnjähriges und deshalb gibt es eine Neuauflage des Homo-Troopers, mit dem…

Fake ISIS-Lego

In Malaysia haben sie Fake-ISIS-Lego-Sets entdeckt, komplett mit „beheading figurines“ und DIY-Waffen: ISIS-themed fake Lego sets exported globally from China.…

Dead Kennedys Fidget Spinner

Fuck yeah capitalism!

The Hovering Art Director Action Figure

Adobe hat eine „Hovering Art Director Action Figure“ am Start. Leider nur ein Promo-Tool für ein Gewinnspiel, aber man kriegt…

Freddie and Bruce and the Scream

So, the funny Actionfigureshenaniganstweetoh すえきち‏ @suekichiii bought Edvard Munchs Der Schrei and he's obviously having a good time.

Miniature-Titanic at Cherbourg

Art Braunschweiger recently, after 13 years of work, completed his ​1:350 scale model of the White Star liner Titanic as…

4D Toys

4D Toys, eine nette iPhone-App (hab sie noch nicht installiert, DL läuft grade), ein Spielplatz voller Bauklötze aus der vierten…

Ghosts'n'Goblins-Actionfigure

Das frustrierendste Game aller Zeiten jetzt endlich mit Actionfigur mit Fackeln zum Schmeißen und allerlei Schnickschnack. Gibt's unter anderem hier…

Spinners and Neurodiversity

PBS Idea Channel über Fidgeting und Spinner und was das mit Neurodiversity (also ADHS oder Autismus als normale Ausformungen auf…