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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Severed Hand in my Happy Meal

After teaching my class this morning, I decided to stop at McDonald's for some lunch.  I am so glad I did.  Don't get me wrong, the eating of twenty chicken nuggets (I'm on a diet) isn't why I'm happy; I happened across one of the greatest Happy Meal toys of all time.

Severed Hand Hotel Transylvania Happy Meal Toy 
Yes, I got a severed hand from McDonald's today. 
This toy is a thing of beauty.  It is surprisingly detailed, and it is a pretty decent size for a toy that I paid $.95 for.

All of that pales in comparison to this toy's main attraction: the fingers.
Severed Hand Hotel Transylvania Happy Meal Toy
See those wonderful little fingers?  As you might be able to tell, they move!  There is a little wheel on the palm of the hand that makes all four fingers do that thing you do with your fingers when you are bored.  I don't know exactly what to call it.  They do it in Looney Toons a lot.  Here, let me show you:
Sorry about the quality of the video.  And the sound.  I was trying to cover the microphone so you didn't rear the rambling of my co-workers.

The only thing that would make this toy better is if you could pull it back, let go, and it would zoom off.  As it stands, however, I am in love with this toy.

One final note: I had to park this far away from work yesterday:
That really small building in the background there is the college I work at.  It took me ten minutes to walk from this space to my job.  Ugh.

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