Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Offbeat Transformers Collectibles: Play Shave Set

It's been a while since I've delved into the more bizarre side of Transformers collecting.  This is an item I don't actually have, myself, but I shot this picture with my cell phone (hence the low resolution) while I was at the toy store.  I can't actually say that, as a kid, I wanted to "play" at shaving, but I suppose that kids want to emulate their parents in all sorts of ways, so why not this one?  And if the marketing folks can make a little extra money by capitalizing on the popularity of Transformers... well, naturally, very little is considered "out of bounds" if someone thinks that they can make money off of it.

I did find it a bit odd to see that this play shaving set also includes a little brush (just left of center in the picture), since I wasn't even aware that brush-style shaving cream still existed, even for adults!  I've always just used the stuff you squirt out of a can.....

2 comments:

  1. I know a couple guys who still use the brush/soap method - and who swear it makes for a closer shave than other methods. :)

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  2. Actually, I wasn't even thinking about soap. Rather, they used to make shaving creams you had to mix and apply with a brush. Perhaps they still do, but I'm not familiar with them today.

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