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Nothing like scraping off your car to put you in the holiday spirit

Well it snowed here the other day. As always, people here in Virginia overreacted to it by driving about 3mph on the highways even though the roads had already been salted in advance and nothing was sticking. It was definitely fun scraping off the car though. I managed to get the very last ice scraper in stock from CVS. I even saw a guy walk over to the ice scraper box shortly after and he looked pretty pissed that they were all gone. I hid mine from his view. You never can be too careful during the holiday season... shoppers attack at will. Well anyway, driving annoyances aside, the snow at least looked nice.

While I was out picking up my ice scraper, I discovered a holiday gag from an unlikely source: Matchbox. Famous for their die-cast toy cars, you wouldn't think the people at Matchbox would be looking to piss off kids, but damned if they aren't trying their hardest this year. Behold!

Matchbox Coal Cars!

Yep, this year they're selling stocking stuffers "for kids who are naughty... from parents who are nice" in the form of Coal Cars. Simply put, the coal cars are supposed to look like a giant lump of coal, but hidden inside is a matchbox car. Yeah, that'll teach those kids for being naughty.

Coal or Raisin? You make the call!

Well it definitely looks like a big lump of coal... or a raisin. Hmmm yeah, a huge friggin' raisin. Well either way, whether the naughty kid thinks it's a lump of coal or a huge raisin, the little bastard will surely feel disappointed upon his or her first look at it. I suppose we should see what toy surprise is inside...

Look! Your future career!

Hey! Maybe this really is a mean-spirited prank after all! What better way to get your naughty kid the message to shape up than with a dump truck toy? "You see little Johnny, if you don't shape up and start behaving, this is the kind of career you can look forward too!" Excellent.

Kudos to you for having the balls to do this, Matchbox! Kudos to you!



Mike (Guest) on 12/07/2005 1:39 pm

the coal looks like something that a tar monster spit up.


AngryHydralisk (Guest) on 12/07/2005 3:20 pm

Genius concept, even though plastic coal isn't very realistic-looking. I also dug that snow picture.


Daremaster Spoodle (Guest) on 12/07/2005 3:55 pm

One time I was constipated really, really badly. The matchbox car container looked like the end result that ended up in the toilet.


Reed (Guest) on 12/07/2005 4:40 pm

at least it wasn't an oscar meyer weinermobile


Dante Wyrmfoe (Guest) on 12/08/2005 12:29 am

It's been a while since there was a Christmas gift that was perfect for hurling at older siblings when your parents aren't looking.


Edd (Guest) on 12/08/2005 10:38 am

Ha ha, i think people would rather get the car rather than have to pick up something that fell out of a giants pack of raisens.


Jay Wolf (Guest) on 12/08/2005 2:35 pm

Those Matchbox people, I tell you... =P


ric-vic (Guest) on 12/09/2005 11:49 am

the "coal" looks like the batmobile after the joker got his twisted hands on it!!!


Shade Kitsune (Guest) on 12/11/2005 4:48 pm

What a great Gift! This way parents have a may to horribly scare thier kids into obedience! Just think, with a garbgae truck in it too? Parents can tell thier kids that's how they were


orange (Guest) on 12/15/2005 2:52 pm

thats stupid...


Brian (Guest) on 12/17/2005 12:54 pm

I found some of these at my local K-mart i bought 2,one had a Garbage truck like that the other had a school bus. Not really a improvment.


Kim (Guest) on 12/17/2005 4:51 pm

Hey! I picked up those coal things for my son... im planning on scaring the crap out of him with nothing in his stocking but sure he will be surprised when he finds the cars... and im hoping brings home a pay check some day equal to or better than a trash man...they make good money!


I-Mockery Blabber (Guest) on 05/18/2008 2:49 pm

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Jogstenite on 06/13/2008 5:53 pm

lol wow a dump truck in a plastic coal container. hmmm, what is that teaching kids?

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