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Extinct Animal Action Figures
Alex Steffen, 2 Oct 04

dodo.jpgI can't tell if these are satire or collectibles: the Cadbury Yowie "Forgotten Friends", plastic figurines of the passenger pigeon, the Hawaiian 'O'o, the Stellar's sea cow and other victims of the Sixth Extinction.

If they're real, I find them incredibly more disturbing than my idea of tattooing pictures of endangered species on our skin. I mean, giving your kids action figures of dead species is, well, let's just say if this is a spoof, I bow before superior weirdness, but if it's for real, I bow before yet another sign that global capitalism is far stranger than anything we could have hallucinated.

(for further extinction culture, check out Swift as a Shadow... and thanks to Will for the link!)

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