Box of 3 play wigs for kids

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47 Responses to “Box of 3 play wigs for kids”

  1. Bruce Arthurs says:

    When I first saw this post, my immediate thought was: “How long until someone actually Photoshops Cory Doctorow in one of these wigs?”

    46 minutes. Pretty impressive.

  2. Editz says:

    They look like rejects from that Lazytown kid show:

    http://www.2ube.com/lazytown/images/thekids.jpg

  3. ROSSINDETROIT says:

    Oh yeah. I remember 2 of my 3 sisters having those and playing dress-up (Jen was a baby). They were thin soft plastic and had a dizzying chemical odor. The most completely artificial thing you could put on your head.
    That was the summer a lawn dart poked a permanent hole in my leg. It used to be so easy to please us. A plastic machine gun. A Science Kit full of toxic chemicals. Molded artificial hair.
    It’s all so different now.

  4. arkizzle says:

    Bruce, sorry about the delay. It actually took me about half an hour to hike from my truck, through the dense Canadian forest, avoiding the carefully laid out laser-traps and nano-swarms, to the SuperSecretBoingBoingBunker. Then it took about 7 more minutes to seduce the lock on the bunker door to open, before I could get into the server battery.
    From then it only took another 5 minutes to hack the mainframe, and another 3 or 4 minutes to locate the SuperSecretMeetingsMinutes folder in the NotForFlickr directory.

    With the photos located, I immediately uplinked to my follow-sat, and spread the prize to both BoingBoing and WikiLeaks.

    Hopefully the public nature of my disclosure will fend off any repercussions, but we all know how dangerous the Boingers are.

    If you don’t hear from me in the next … uh! ugh. arar argha rarhga rgh ahhhhh..!

    *strained in whisper* h-e-l-p m-e..

  5. Gary61 says:

    How did Cory end up w/ a purply wig?
    Reminds me of the alien babes from that old British sci-fi show ‘UFO’ – ALL of those babes had purple hair, thigh-high leather boots, and mini-skirts ….

    Ark, you don’t have any of THOSE pix stashed away, do ya?

    OMG, someone’s banging on my doo…. no, no NOOO!!!!

  6. arkizzle says:

    ..just ..enough.. strength.. to press.. t. the.. send ..button.

    [Last Transmission : FAO Gary61]

    ..signal lost..

  7. ill lich says:

    Can I get a bicycle or motorcycle helmet made in this style?

  8. Amethyst says:

    I was going to write “Well, that’s quaint”, until I realized that I was slightly terrified.

  9. Takuan says:

    I luv yous Arkky!

  10. insect_hooves says:

    Things get intimate with all hands on deck.

  11. Antinous says:

    Well, it’s better than My First Stripper Pole.

  12. Takuan says:

    heh heh! Too bad it was just a stocking error. I’ll bet any adults that used it ended up suing for broken legs.

  13. JSG says:

    It looks like they’ve got a large wad of cake frosting on their heads.

  14. Stefan Jones says:

    Holy crap! There were a few of these in the play area of my Kindergarten class. Extremely strange objects.

  15. Santa's Knee says:

    Booji Boy is hella jealous!

  16. Sirmittenz says:

    mmm lego hair

  17. Carrie says:

    My cousin had these. Hot and stinky. But we thought we were soo cool wearin’ ‘em.
    -Carrie

  18. airshowfan says:

    Wearing one is mandatory here at Boing Boing headquarters.

    Pictures, please! (Or I will Photoshop some myself!)

  19. arkizzle says:

    Breaking News!

    Internal Staff Photograph of BoingBoing Staff, In Uber Secret Ritual-Wear, Leaked!

    See the shocking truth here!

  20. Chocolatey Shatner says:

    I wonder if this is how Lipsynka or Lady Bunny got their start?

  21. Takuan says:

    oh…thanks Arkkie, just pissed meself…

  22. Miss Cellania says:

    I remember wanting this when I was very young. I was an idiot.

  23. Mazoola says:

    @6 – Stefan

    Unless you, too, are an alumnus of Becky’s Kiddie College, these things must’ve been more common than I thought.

    They went well with the Devo-esque matching JFK hair-helmets for the guys, though.

  24. truckeetown says:

    lol, my sisters had this!! We used to use them for buckets…

  25. noen says:

    I remember playing with one of these when I was little with a cousin of mine. Fun times. We also had those plastic dolls with the large plastic bell shaped skirts. Then we’d go to the Ben Franklin and get an orange push-up and listen to Zager and Evans’ “In the Year 2525″. Good times.

  26. se7a7n7 says:

    I want to see Xeni wearing the redhead wig.

  27. Takuan says:

    Hey! what happened to Arkizzle’s link??

  28. aelfscine says:

    Wearing one is mandatory here at Boing Boing headquarters.

    Only one? Feh! Are you too gripped by fear to unleash the dreaded Tri-Color Wig Tower upon an unsuspecting world?

  29. arkizzle says:

    se7a7n7:

    Good Call!

  30. Chevan says:

    Unless the child has their hair dyed an exotic color, one of the fake wigs is always going to be redundant.

    I guess they could like the hair style, but WHO could like those?

  31. Takuan says:

    that…is truly,truly intimidating

  32. arkizzle says:

    Tak,
    I tried to cheat ‘em out of some pennies by direct linking to the pic, instead of using their ad-gateway..

    Here’s the “correct” link

  33. Takuan says:

    thanks for that – and screw the greedy jerks!

  34. cycle23 says:

    The fake link aside, pics of entire staff or it didn’t happen.

  35. arkizzle says:

    “fake”? Like I said above, this was leaked.. from like, a super-secret server buried deep in the Canadian heartlands..

    Jeez, what kinda evidence do u gotta have these days..

  36. arkizzle says:

    Admittedly, the mods aren’t in that picture.. but they were dancing around in their cherub outfits, behind the camera, out of frame.. i swear.

  37. amybeanjenkins says:

    We totally had these wigs when I was a kid and we thought they were weird, but effective.

  38. Takuan says:

    LATEX cherub outfits, I’ll have you know.

  39. cduran123 says:

    This scan is actually the picture on the box. My mom had this when she was a girl, and my brothers and I would actually, break them out of storage and put them on. God I wish I had a photo of that.

  40. Agent 86 says:

    Ark, now add em to the lolCory!

  41. arkizzle says:

    Oh, sorry, I thought that was a given.

  42. Jed Alexander says:

    Am I the only one who thinks these are completely awesome?

  43. arkizzle says:

    I mean, anything else would just fatigue under the constant wear..

  44. eustace says:

    Bwaaaa! The thread lives!
    Arkizzle’s art is now my wallpaper.

  45. Jake0748 says:

    Why yes Jed, you are. ;)

  46. boyhowdy says:

    I was reminded of a favorite Lynda Barry cartoon, in which the wigs showed up and were absolutely horrible; can’t find the cartoon online, but here’s an older review of the same product from earlier this year that cites the comic.

    http://jimmyboi2.wordpress.com/2008/03/02/i-need-these/

  47. Jake0748 says:

    I remember my little sis and her friends having these when I was a kid in the 60s. Even back then, when me and my pals were in the dirt-crawling, bug-eating stages, these things creeped me out.

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