This story has absolutely nothing to do with this figure, but that's not going to stop me from telling it anyway. Yesterday, my wife and I went to the zoo for the first time in what felt like forever. The weather was warm but not too hot, which meant the animals were fairly active. When we first arrived we saw a squirrel bury an acorn in an enclosure with a few monkeys, who seemed completely unbothered by his presence. My wife turns to me and asks "I wonder if they hide food in the dangerous animal's cages or if they're smart enough to know better?" A short time later, a snow leopard would answer her question.
The large cat had been asleep when we walked away from it and we wouldnt have turned around if the fence hadn't started to violently shake. We walked back to see the snow leopard with the limp body of a squirrel hanging from its mouth. It was horrific and fascinating all at the same time, because they certainly are fed plenty by the zoo, but that one misstep into its territory triggered its hunting instinct so quickly. If there is to be a funny part to the story, which I'm sure you're waiting for, it would have to be the fact that the cat then paraded all around its enclosure with its trophy, including right up to the plexiglass window where a row of small children stood ready to be traumatized. I can neither confirm nor deny that I laughed just a little when they screamed.
Speaking of screaming, if I were not a more reserved person I would have certainly screamed out loud at how genius this Shin-Cookiezilla sculpture is. Grover's face on its tail is what sold me on this work from Gabriel Marquez, who will be releasing his monstrosity with Bottleneck Gallery today at noon. Standing over 11 inches tall and made of hand painted resin, there will be 400 pieces of the blue version and only 100 of the red. Priced at $100 and $125 respectively (which is a really good deal for the size), you can order one for your favorite toy blogger today (Thursday. October 22) at noon easter time by visiting https://bottleneckgallery.com.