The other day I was walking home from the grocery store when I walked this cute little store/gallery called My Plastic Heart that I have walked by a thousand times before, it has small art shows and sells toys and figurines – it’s all cool stuff, but not really my thing – so when I saw this oversized cereal boxes in the window I was intrigued enough to put down my groceries and check them out. First off I couldn’t figure out what they were? Was this part of an art installation? The more I looked the more I like them these were no ordinary cereal boxes. Instead of the usual marketing crap on them they had things like: Crave from the Grave on the Count Calorie box, or the Free Ritalin Dose Included label on Sugar Frosted Fat box. I had to go in find out what the deal was. Turns out this funny, satirical boxes contained the figurine standing on top of them in the window display. If you check out the store’s site you will see they sell a lot of these Japanese made figurines, the packaging in this case isn’t the usual random Japanese/English but rather someone really clever and informed making a point about commercial big AG food….that contains a figurine for a kid? I’m confused….but I want the boxes! Or maybe they are for adults into Japanese anime? If you know help me out – leave an explanation it the comments!
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