Novelty company offers inflatable captain's chair, Trek-inspired drink holders
ow Capt. Kirk can order warp speed without ever leaving his swimming pool.
BigMouth Inc., a wholesaler of novelty items from the useful to the
insane, is offering what it's calling an officially licensed captain's
chair pool float. Inspired by the chair William Shatner used in the
original "Star Trek" series, this pool float is 25-by-19 inches, but air
to fill it comes separately. Maybe Shatner can help fill it up during
his long dramatic pauses.
The Connecticut-based company isn't selling individual floats from
its website, instead offering it to retailers to maybe bring them to a
store near you. Gizmodo's Toyland reported the chairs will sell retail
at about $50.
And if that's not enough, you can complete your Star Trek theme with
drink holders in the shape of uniform tunics from the original series.
One is a gold command-level tunic, holding a classic phaser pistol. The
second is a blue science tunic complete with a tricorder and Mr. Spock's
famous Vulcan salute.
It's unclear how much those will retail for, but stores have to order them in sets of six.
BigMouth is a creator and developer
of novelty products, and was started about a decade ago by
self-proclaimed class clown Steve Wampold. His first big success was the
Get Off the Phone Excuse Machine, which he says was featured on shows
like "The Tonight Show" and "Live with Regis & Kelly."
Francisco Javier Just Vernet