Every couple of weeks a new collector’s item hits the market that makes me feel as if my life won’t be complete without it.
How can I possibly resist the Lord of the Rings™ Collector Set, with 8 dispensers shaped like the heads of Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli and Gollum? Each set comes with 12 rolls of candy.
The only thing that would make this better is if the flavors were thematically matched to the characters. Any kind of sweet could be a suitable match for the hobbits. But I suppose it’s unlikely they’ve created fish-flavored Pez to go inside Gollum. And who knows what the others ought to be?
Obviously they need to make an arrangement with the makers of the Every Flavor Jelly Beans over in the Harry Potter universe — although they may be the same universe with evolution changing the nature of elves and magickians over the millenia, given that on the wall of portraits of past Headmasters of Hogwarts shown in one of the movies there is a portrait of Gandalf.
Shouldn’t these be packaged with a Sauron cigarette lighter?