Would you want your child walking into their first game of Russian Roulette and looking like they had never played before? Are you afraid that your boss might make you play at your next office party and you don’t want to look like a noob? Then this week’s This is a Thing is for you: The Kaba Kick. For the sake of full disclosure I have to admit that this week’s item isn’t actually being made anymore. I guess it really should be called “This was a thing.” But I can’t not write about this one just because someone actually figured out that the idea was terrible enough to pull it from store shelves.
It’s simple – your child puts the gun up to his/her head and pulls the cute pink trigger and if s/he wins, nothing happens. Lose, and a cute pair of little pink feet kick him/her in the head. There is nothing better than cute pink imitation suicide turned into a game of chance. I know I sound like a stickler when I write things like this, but really? Did someone really think “Well I guess all the good ideas for toys have been invented, but no one has done suicide yet. That will be fun!” I can’t help but think back to old episodes of Saturday Night Live with Dan Aykroyd selling his toy “Bag O’Glass.”
It’s funny to see something like this as a product, but it’s scary to think that someone thought it was a good idea. I guess there is not much more to say about this one. The Kaba Kick is a Thing and it really shouldn’t be (but I’m kinda glad it was).