Toy of the Week: Milk & Cheese Vinyl Figures
We’re beginning a new weekly post here on TR, that of the Toy of the Week. It should be self-explanatory, with the possible exception that it’ll cover weird Asian vinyl toys along with dorky American and unsettlingly attractive Japanese girl figures. First up is a home-grown vinyl toy set from the good ol’ U.S. of A. (although it’s surely manufactured in Mexico or China): the long-awaited Milk & Cheese figures!
These toys were announced about a zillion years ago, shortly after Evan Dorkin released his latest Milk & Cheese comic (Zing!). For those who don’t know, Milk and Cheese are two dairy products who basically commit acts of unspeakable cruelty and violence upon targets both deserving (hipsters, Renaissance Fair patrons) and not-so-much (the elderly, bystanders) and, uh…that’s it. The two-pack was released last month without much ado, which is totally bizarre, as these things have been demanded by fans for years, and are awesome, too. Both Milk and Cheese are about 8-inches tall, and wield a broken gin bottle and mallet respectively. The cost for the two is $70?a more than fair price for collectible vinyl toys, especially considering there are two figures, as well as all the free hate and spite included in the package. I highly suggest you get them at M&C publisher Slave Labor’s site here, before something tragic happens.