X-men Toilet

I finally caved!! Being in a technology company I’m sure you expected a nerdy blog post at some point! So I stumbled upon this unique creation when I was doing some reading on interesting washroom stories.

An artist on ebay decided to pay homage to (or not…?) the X-men comic series by meticulously decoupaging a toilet with said comics. Armed with an Exacto knife and his imagination, let me repeat: a regular toilet became 100% mutant-collaged. Correct me if I’m wrong but I always thought that vintage comics were worth more unopened and definitely un-cut? As much as I love the X-men franchise, I don’t think it would ever lead to buying, let alone using one of these babies.

Image from: http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/the-x-men-1-toilet-is-pefect-for-mutant-poop.html

Image from: http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/the-x-men-1-toilet-is-pefect-for-mutant-poop.html

Even though the collage has been sealed with five layers of polyurethane, I’m positive not even Professor Xavier’s mind-control would convince me to risk damage just in case. Whoever does decide to install this for use in their home would be providing their guests with bathroom reading material; although I’m not sure if they’d appreciate their mutant business swirling down a vortex of X-men!

The starting bid for the X-men toilet is $400 which I guess is quite reasonable for art (I mean regular toilets retail for approximately $200 plus labour plus creativity…) but I’m still not sure why anyone would spend that much on a toilet they can’t use. Of course you can always use it as a decorative conversation piece but I think if you have to pay $400 for small talk then the art of conversation really has gone down the toilet!

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Carolyn Truong