Monday, July 27, 2009

The 3D Shark Bite Water Slide!

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Encountered this bad boy at Target this past weekend and although Jen talked me out of shelling out the 30 bucks for it, I had to snap some pictures with the camera phone and let you guys know about this genius slice of summer fun. It's a water slide that leads into a GIANT 3D SHARK MOUTH! Now it must come with a cheesy cardboard pair of 3D glasses that would surely fall off your face the minute you slide down the wet slide, right? Wrong! The 3D Shark Bite Water Slide comes with 3D WATER GOGGLES!!!

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I can't say for certain whether this is the first pair of 3D water goggles on the market, but it's certaintly the first pair i've come across. Gotta wonder how well they would work when it comes to watching a 3D flick indoors....

The back of the box is really what confirms this as the best product ever invented :

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"As you rapidly approach the shark, its special 3D graphics will make you believe you're flying towards the waiting jaws of the hungry Great White". Is that not every kids dream!

Although it's probably for the best that I was talked out of buying this, I still can't help but wonder what it must be like to slide into the jaws of a giant 3D shark and thankfully Amazon has the slide on sale for only $19.99, so I just might be experiencing that thrill before this summer comes to a close! But whether I ever get around to it or not, it's just comforting to know that this product is out there and that a whole generation of youngsters are going to be able to finally fulfill their dream of being eaten alive by a giant sea predator. You lucky bastards, you. Where was the 3D Shark Bite Water Slide when I was a kid?!

16 comments:

Robokatt12 said...

Truly, we live in an Age of Wonder! Those 3-D goggles are something I'd wear all year round.

Sean said...

I used to work at Target and we had a similar thing, although I believe it was just a round donut-type hole you slid into, no shark, no 3D goggles.

I might need some of those though, I do plan on watching some 3D movies underwater.

Bjornabo said...

Ohh.. Awesome. Now I know what to get my nephew for Christmas :-)

Geof said...

Is that the same shark prop they used in Jaws The Revenge? Just kidding, I meant Shark Attack 2.

Johnny said...

Na there's no way Shark Attack 2 paid 30 or even 20 dollars for their shark ;)

Cins said...

The husband and I will be getting our house next month...This item makes me excited to have a front yard.

Eva Krupp said...

That is the most awesome thing I have seen in a long time! Guess I don't get out often. Hell yes to 3-D goggles and starting a new trend, I would also wear them forever!

Carl (ILHM) said...

This may be an extreme case of something being awesome in theory but terrible in execution lol.. and yet, I cant help needing to own one immediately!

Johnny said...

Carl, the reason I didn't pick it up was because I figured after a few slides down it, the thrill would wear off and i'd regret buying it. But as I think about it, the shark head would make a great lawn decoration around Halloween time so it would come in handy aside from using it the way it's intended to be used. And now that I see it's $10 less on Amazon then it was at Target, IT IS MINE!

Sauceman said...

if im not sliding on this beast within the week im gonna to fucking kill you.

Johnny said...

^ That'd be my brother, in case anyones wondering!

OMGSeriously said...

I WOULD NOT buy that unless I had a kid lol

trixareforjen said...

30 bucks plus tax was kinda ludicrous...I know your happy I talked you out of it considering it's much more inexpensive on amazon. Think you can get me to slide into the jaws of death? ;]

Johnny said...

Not only will I get you to slide into the jaws of death, but I will also film it and post it on this here blog!

Sean said...

Keep in mind, when you're heavy (not that you're fat, but those things are made for like 70 lbs kids) you can really hurt yourself if you aren't careful.

Not only do you travel faster, but the long leap to the ground HURTS, especially if you don't have really soft grass.

Some of my old roommates and I got a slip n slide a few years back and all got gigantic bruises on our first dives, then quit immediately after. lol Just something to keep in mind.

Johnny said...

Sean, that's actually one of the reasons I ended up not buying the thing. As I recall, water slides were always painful and that was when I was 40 pounds. Still though, i'm planning on taking a trip down this thing at least once in my life!