Monday, October 15, 2012

Monster Science Monster Eyeball

This one was another impulse buy from my Target excursion. I was always a sucker for those growing toys when I was younger. At one point, I sent away for a set of growing dinosaurs that were part of a cereal box promotion. I can't remember if it came from Trix or Cocoa Puffs, but I do know that was the longest two months ever. At some point I completely forgot about them, so when a small padded envelope with my name on it finally arrived, I was ecstatic. Of course, I just loved getting things in the mail anyway, but that's a story for another time. On to the monstrous eyeball!

I love that the scientist on the front looks so surprised at the large green cloud that's suddenly expanded over him. Or he's shocked at the fact his skin is now green, and his hair suddenly turned purple. Both good reasons for the stunned look on his face. Also, check out this kid at the bottom corner:

Better yet, don't look at that kid, he's just too damn frightening. Do check out the size of the eyeball on the right though. If mine doesn't end up that big, I'm writing an angry letter.

The back gives you a list of tools you'll need, though it pretty much just amounts to a dish of water, something to write with, something to write on, a scale, and a measuring tape. It also warns you to use warm water, not hot. Otherwise, the eye will just melt into a puddle of goo.

Once you have all your tools gathered up, you're supposed to guess the circumference and the weight, then take the actual measurements to see just how far off you were.

Yeah, that was originally 29 cm under my initial guess. Then I looked at a ruler and realized I was thinking of millimeters. My guess in inches was actually rather close, as well as my guess in ounces. I'm just not built for the metric system..After all the paperwork, you fill your container with water, and drop the eyeball in;

It actually looks a bit freaky sitting there, staring out at me..The directions call for you to remove it from the water and take a measurement every 24 hours. I said "screw that" and decided to go for 48 hours before I checked on it again. Actually, I was too busy and too inebriated to remember it yesterday, so here's the eye after two days:

It's gained an inch and a half in circumference and has tripled its weight. At this rate, it should gain sentience before Halloween gets here, and my plans for world domination can finally begin. Stay tuned until Wednesday, when we shall see how much more my new pet has grown..

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