Tales of the “Grumpy cat” and my “Surprise Gift” from Firebox

Don't you just love Firebox? Sellers of quirky. unusual, hard to find and quite rare fun gifts and gadgets. Hopefully my readers were amazed by my mystical creature transformation last week with the aid of a Magicorn hood. Well now I have something a little different and something rather cute, cuddly and fluffy.

 

How irrestible is this cuddly cat puppet. Adorable in every way. When I saw this “Grumpy Cat Puppet” on a picture, I knew I just had to have one. Now I consider myself fairly internet savy and up to date with the trends etc etc, but what I did not know is that this cute puppet is actually a fairly famous internet star known as Tadar Sauce! Tadar who?? You may ask? Yeah my thoughts exactly I had never heard of this cat. So off googling I went and here is what I got…

(Tardar Sauce (born April 4, 2012), better known by her Internet moniker “Grumpy Cat”, is a cat and Internet celebrityknown for her grumpy facial expression. Wiki)

 

So there you go that's who this cat puppet is based on, and I learn something new every day!

I do think my puppet looks very much like the original cat. The colourings are the same as are the grumpy looking features which I read is apparently caused by feline dwarfism.

Despite her obvious grumpy features I do think she is still a cute cat. Both the real thing and my little fluffy puppet.

The puppet comes with the trademark upturned mouth and apathetic eyes just like the real moggy herself. It is a hand puppet and therefore has a big hole underneath to put hands up and wiggle the mouth about to change the facial expressions. No matter what we try the puppet still stays grumpy but in a very cute way. It also makes a good cuddly bedtime pet too

Izebella seems to have taken a shine to this fluffy cat. From the moment it came out of the box she wanted it. I now find it curled up next to her most of the day. She even tries it feed the thing.

This cute little critter can be purchased from Firebox for Β£19.99. It measures 25.5cms high.

 

My Firebox fun does not end here though because I was also asked if I would like a surprise gift too. After a long thought of all but 10 seconds I agreed to take on this surprise gift. All I had to do was submit a photograph of myself. I therefore sort of knew it would be a photo gift of some sort. I submitted a rather goodies picture of myself at my sisters wedding last year and held my breath.
My mind fluttered between key rings, calendars, mouse mats (does anyone actually use those these days!) even a T-shirt or a magnet, but no I was wrong, very wrong. Here is what arrived.

My first thoughts?? Just what is it meant to be!

It felt soft, floppy and squishy. Brains thinking of those mouse mats once again. Maybe it’s a pillow, a toy, a stress board (like the old stress balls!) a new dart board even?

Then I found a note saying “Face flump” but no still none the wiser. It should of jumped up and hit me in the damn face. Totally clueless still. Hmm was certainly having a blonde moment!!

Just what do I do with it. I pick it up and the sweet aroma of vanilla hits me. Then it clicks like a Eureka moment, Flump as in edible marshmallow. Those squishy fat worm like things that I love! I dig deeper into the box and find a list of ingredients- sugar, vanilla etc. yes this is a massive flump with me on it. A big marshmallow just waiting to be eaten by all in my household so yes my kids will eat my face ha!

I never thought I could taste so good. I never thought eating myself would be such an enjoyable experience had by all.

The big flump of me is very sweet and sugary. Certainly not something I could manage to eat all by myself and I made sure my lovely children brushed their teeth thoroughly after consuming my face. Probably best kept in the fridge too whilst consuming and in the wrapper as it can get ever so slightly sticky.

I think this has to be without a doubt the most bizarre photo gift i have ever seen so far. Makes me wonder who came up with the crazy idea of the Face Flump. It's a fun novelty idea to have a huge flump of yourself and watch others eat you.

This is the sort of fun gift I can imagine being bought out after Christmas dinner. Dad sat there awaiting his Christmas trifle but instead wife brings out a Face Flump of dad with an embarrassing photograph from Christmas last year. Picture old dad in his wooly jumper, reindeer ears and a little merry on the whiskey, or even … God forbid dad half naked with a Christmas apron. Would anyone eat that; One wonders! Would certainly make a great party piece tho.

Checkout Firebox for more great gift ideas. Firebox.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I never thought I could taste so good. I never thought eating myself would be such an enjoyable experience had by all.

 

The big flump of me is very sweet and sugary. Certainly not something I could manage to eat all by myself and I made sure my lovely children brushed their teeth thoroughly after consuming my face.

 

It's a lovely novelty idea to have a huge flump of yourself and watch others eat you.

 

 

Checkout Firebox for more great gift ideas.

 

9 Comments

  1. November 28, 2014 / 12:02

    I love Firebox! It’s a great source of presents for the man. He’s rubbish to buy for but I can always find something on there. Saying that my sister is obsessed with grumpy cat, so I may just have to check that out.

    • November 28, 2014 / 12:03

      I had nevec heard of it before ha i just thought it looked so cute

  2. November 28, 2014 / 12:34

    I love the grumpy cat puppet. looks likes lots of fun. I’ve recently heard of a company called boomf??? (could be totally wrong) doing printed flumps someone said James Middleton is part of the company but not sure. I’m going to a blogger meet up next weekend and I’m meant to be getting one so will have to see how it compares to the firebox one

  3. November 28, 2014 / 13:35

    Grumpy cat looks very funny! Think my son would like him as well. Thanks for making me smile.

  4. November 28, 2014 / 16:38

    Tadar Sauce is an awesome present! not sure about eating somones face though!

    xxx

  5. November 29, 2014 / 07:03

    Haha that is hilarious!!! Off to order some for the kids now πŸ™‚ x x

  6. December 2, 2014 / 20:13

    haha…. face flump…. my word…. I can certainly see it as a novelty present too though. Tadar cat, never heard of him either… he is rather cute looking though #triedandtested

    • December 2, 2014 / 20:14

      So glad I’m not the only one who has never heard of that cat ha.

  7. December 2, 2014 / 22:33

    Grumpy cat might just catch on, these things are always smiling and cheesy, not sure about eating myself but what a fun gift idea. Popping by from Tried & Tested

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