As if the picture of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket launch wasn’t burned into our collective retinas already, followers of the sexualized spaceship can now personal their very personal scaled-down mannequin — for a suggestive worth of $69.99.
Manufactured by Blue Origin merchandising accomplice Estes, maker of high-quality mannequin rockets and launchers, the toy is 1/66th the scale of the New Shepard, with a capability to launch as much as 400 toes within the air.
Final month, the billionaire Amazon founder was aboard throughout his rocket’s inaugural house launch, finally reaching 62 miles above sea stage earlier than using jet-powered rod again right down to Earth.
“Estes is proud to accomplice with Blue Origin to supply a bit of historical past that evokes children to dream and picture. The ready-to-fly New Shepard mannequin is an ideal addition to your workplace shelf or launch it to recreate the spaceflight for your self!” the firm’s web site reads.
The toy, out there for preorder now forward of its November 1 launch, begins at $69.99 for the rocket itself however will price a further $40 to obtain the launch pad, controller and single-use engines required to make it fly.
Based on Estes, “It too, after deploying the capsule, falls by the environment underneath a big parachute to softly contact down. Just like the Blue Origin New Shepard, you possibly can fly the Estes New Shepard repeatedly.”
A promotional video, out there by way of YouTube, offers a side-by-side take a look at the New Shepard and its miniature in-action. However the actual motion was within the feedback part.
“My sister has certainly one of them in her drawer,” joked one viewer, as reported in Gizmodo.
A restrict of 5 items per buyer is already in place for pre-orders, indicating that Estes expects the rocket to soar off the cabinets.
Every package deal additionally comes with postcards from Bezos’ Membership For the Future basis, with directions for the collector to attract or describe their very own imaginative and prescient of the long run to be mailed again to Blue Origin — which intends to ship the sack of playing cards into house earlier than returning to the sender with the seal “Flown to house” stamped on it, in response to the press launch.
The Publish reached out to Blue Origin concerning the mannequin rocket’s placement on Amazon.com, and whether or not web site moderators have a protocol in place to cope with the onslaught of jokes within the product opinions.