Our Squash-plush range looks like roadkill. Feels like roadkill. And tastes like roadkill. But they’re not. They’re cute toys. Albeit very macabre toys. It’s the way we make them that makes them seem so real.
Pop the Weasel, on the other hand, is made out of toughened rubber. His frail little body has to withstand a lifetime of door stopping. Inside the mold of the body, is a water-filled sack containing a goggly, bloodshot eye. The eye pops out, whenever he’s squished under a door. And unlike real roadkill it’s something you’ll want to take home and cuddle.
We’ve tried to make Pop and the rest of his roadkill chums as close to the real things as possible. But at the end of the day he’s only a toy. Pop is made from toughened rubber, with a water-filled sack containing goggly eye, and he is fully compliant with British safety laws.
Whether it’s shed doors, granny flat doors, kitchen doors, library doors, or billiard room doors, the toughened rubber allows Pop to withstand a certain amount of wear and tear. But he needs to be treated a modicum of respect, in order for his life as a door wedge to be extended. The water-filled sack containing Pop’s eye is quite fragile. So don’t go having arguments, and slamming doors. And if you do have to have an argument, why don’t you break some plates instead?
The splayed arms, and the sticky nature of the door wedge material, give Pop stability and friction with the ground. This stops him slipping, when the door is placed on top. We’ve tested him on carpets, lino, oak, laminate, shagpile and resin floors. He passed the test in flying colours. Although he does prefer being on carpets: it’s a bit more comfy, and there’s even less slippage.
Pop’s hindquarters are splayed out behind him. This forms the wedge shape that fits so neatly under doors.
His quirky features are all molded and then hand-painted. They are all fully safety compliant, and have passed the British Safety EN71 test.
He measures a statuesque 18 cms from outstretched paw to flattened tail, and 10 cms across from paw to paw. At 300 grams he’s a fine figure of a weasel. Although the poor thing is only half the weasel he once was.
The coffin packaging is made from sturdy card. A warped wood pattern is printed onto it. Lift the exterior lid, and underneath is a plastic lid allowing you to see the gore inside. The coffin is 26 cms long by 15 wide. With a bit of prodding and pounding, it allows just enough space for a run over weasel to be crushed inside.The Death Certificate, Toe Tag, and Bumper Sticker are all contained in a compartment underneath the product. The toe tag is made out of recycled brown card, the Death Certificate is printed on A4 paper, and the Bumper Sticker is printed onto a waterproof sticker.
So if you want to stop your doors from creaking, stop them dead with Roadkill.