Aching at the loss of your Sunday night zombie ritual after The Walking Dead finale? Don’t worry, you can still get your zombie fix and be healthy about it, with these Fruits Zombie toys from Japan!
Japanese toys are always inventive and they’ve certainly hit the mark with these zombie-fied fruit. Think about it: nothing is more gruesome than half-dead fruit that’s been sitting on your counter just a little too long. A week old rotten banana can be downright terrifying.
Released by toy maker Takara TOMY, Ichigo, Sakuranbo, Banana, Nashi, Budou, Painappuru are all here to haunt your fructose-loving dreams. At just $2 each, they’re irresistible.
In true Japanese fashion, these horrifying fruits are actually pretty adorable. It’s hard to not want to cuddle the little walking dead fruits to death. As if their kawaii dead-eyed faces weren’t enough to get you to hand over the cash, they’ve made a music video just to pull at your still-beating heartstrings.
The video is an obvious homage to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” right down to the familiar beats, but watching it on a loop is absolutely mesmerizing. Where have you been all my life, moonwalking banana? The first round of toys was was so successful that they released a second series of zombie asian fruits and of course there’s an accompanying video. This time the regular fruits are joined in dance by lychee, lemon, peach, melon, and a fruit that some would say already smells like death: durian.
Hands up if you’re planning an undead fruit salad group cosplay at the next Con.