January 10th, 2010

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This is baa-aa-aa-aad comedy.

Shortpacked!@TNI: Post-Seasonal Affective Disorder
Shortpacked!: They don't actually exist, folks.

In case you missed my Sunday blog update, you can now vote for a Mike statue at PatchTogether.com!  And there are a few extra Ambers left to buy, if you're quick. 

Remember that Mickey Mouse Transformer?  I do, because I got an email from somebody telling me about it every day for six months.  It was this very cartoony-looking Optimus Prime truck that transformed into a Optimus Prime-inspired Mickey Mouse mech.  I don't own it.  I probably won't own the Donald Duck/Bumblebee one, either.  Just not a lot of interest.

But oh man, have the knockoff companies taken to this thing in a fantastic way.  To the right is what the fandom has dubbed "Sheep Convoy."  It's the Mickey Mouse Transformer with a new sheep head.  It's thankfully still transformable, which is not a given with these knockoffs, and it's both awesome and slightly off-putting, with a hint of adorable.  (I may have those attributes proportioned wrong.)

My buddy Ron got it for my buddy Graham for Christmas, 'cuz he likes sheep.  (Not in that [insert country name] way, so far as I know.)  I thought I'd take a picture of it.  The lighting on our coffee table at 11pm is a little more ominous than I expected, but in retrospect I think that adds to the mystique.