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bob – the ripoff

i found this product at the brookstone store at DFW airport last weekend. this product is such a complete ripoff of bob & weebl, a great flash webtoon that i’ve visited off and on for roughly 4 yrs. weebl and bob are two egg-looking things. they wobble. here is an egg shaped product called bob. according to the sign, he wobbles. eerie coincidence? i think not. RIPOFF. unless of course the makers of weebl and bob licensed this. but i kind of doubt it.

oh, and weebl and bob love pie. i think this clock would shortcircuit if it ate pie. i don’t even know how it could eat pie. unless it really was bob.  here is a direct link to the first weebl and bob short, and below is the same short on youtube (though the soundtrack was changed from the original) http://www.weebl.jolt.co.uk/pie.htm

Categories: haha, tech
  1. Nancy
    August 10, 2006 at 10:51 am

    Why is the bobble clock named Bob? I have been trying to figure out why without calling Brookstone…

  2. jmp478
    June 10, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    Look you idiot, the Brookstone Bob clock isn’t a ripoff if weeble and bob at all. The idea of the clock was probably taken from the weeble wobble toys. They work on the same principle, an egg shaped object with a weight in the bottom lowering it’s center of gravity. If anything, Weeble and Bob was a rippoff of weeble wobbles.

  3. June 10, 2007 at 5:07 pm

    ok, that’s probably true about the weeble wobbles. the brookstone clock is still a ripoff, though.

  4. Mike
    June 30, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    I love this thing its the greatist thing i have ever bought. the wobble effect is soo cool i also found this at an airport. thanks brookstone, you made my day! 🙂

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