May 15th 2012 By: Graeme McMillan
To everyone who thought that Before Watchmen
was as crass as Warner Bros would get in terms of strip-mining the legacy of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen
, bless you for your optimism and belief in the inherent goodness of humanity. However, you might want to look away before we tell everyone else about the official Watchmen
No, it's not a joke (well, not in that sense, anyway): There really is going to be an official Watchmen
toaster that will not only heat bread and bagels to your desired level of tasty, crunchy brownness, but will do so while also imprinting said bread or bagels with iconic artwork from the classic comic - because you demanded it!
To be fair to DC Comics, this actually doesn't have too much to do with them; it's part of a line of Warner Bros. television and movie merchandise toasters coming out in September from Dynamic Forces, alongside toasters branded with logos and artwork from The Wizard of Oz
, The Goonies
and various other favorites. "Once the timer dings, it's all fun with your Warner Bros. favorites right in the middle of your morning slice of toast," according to the official PR from Dynamic Forces. Yes, because if Watchmen
's Rorschach was anything, it was "all fun."
There's really only one response to the existence of this product. Walter?