The graphic design team at 30 Watt (Makers of Amusing) use fictional celebrities to endorse their fake products and to give them some more street cred, using Tom Buttons (Outdoorsman/Inventor) for their Fish Eye, a wearable fish camera to "let a fish do your fishin!", Cy Hennington for Connect-A-Cord, a box of 50 (qty) one foot lengths of power cord that can be strung together for the "perfect length power cord every time!" and Henri Remoulade for Turn and Churn, a travel ice cream maker that attaches to your hub cab and makes "wheel fresh ice cream!".
This company has clearly made something out of nothing...there is some definite ingenuity in spending the majority of their focus in designing and selling product packaging only...I think the packaging supplier probably gave them some weird looks when they were getting initial quotes after also including a markup to also package their product with it..and they replied "we won't be needing that."
The product ideas dance the fine line between absurd ASOTV products and real crappy products that made it to your local drug store aisles. Reading through their line of fake products and packaging copy, especially the disclaimer for the Face Heater (product and disclaimer pictured above), reminds me of Irwin Mameway. Dan Ackroyd played Mameway, President of Mameway Toys, in an interview on Consumer Probe, to explain that his toys weren't dangerous, in a Saturday Night Live skit back in the 70's...(see video below)
Go to 30 Watt's website (orAmazon) to buy some of their fun prank products and use them to dress up some of your substandard gifts...they also sell similarly funny prank gift card holders @ $15 for a pack of 6..along with some more creative and drinking themed barware and more.
The gift of a laugh or a smile from the box may be better than the actual gift inside (but you may have to spend some extra time explaining to Grandma that she can't buy a real Crib Dribbler for the newest grandchild, when she asks where she can get one).....All in all, you should know that when someone spends an extra $5-10 on you just to make you laugh from an outrageous product box...that you should be very prankful to have such a friend!