Comics, Toys

Toy of the Week: Milk & Cheese Vinyl Figures

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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!
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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.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.