by Robert DeVoe
A quirky Lightning Network powered gift shop and novelty store called Moonstuff has just gone live. The site boasts a handful of clever objects that could make any cryptocurrency fan the envy of their office. Prices for the objects are pretty high, but they certainly are unique. Join us as we go over the “Initial Novelty Offering” for Moonstuff.
The main theme of the site so far is figurines that play on a few of the crypto world’s best-known faces.
The first of which is a figurine of Carlos Matos, the infamous spokesman for the now-defunct BitConnect. The figure features a vague likeness of Matos complete with microphone in hand, mouth agape, and a sort of evil glare in his lifeless eyes. According to its description, the figurine even has a button on it in which, when pressed, plays “his favorite lines.”
We can certainly think of a few phrases that might contain. The figurine is available for $121.
Next up we have a figurine which, although it lacks a direct reference, pretty obviously looks like Bitcoin Cash proponent Roger Ver. The figurine captures his likeness from the moment he gave the middle finger during a live video interview with John Carvalho.
During the interview, Carvalho accused Ver of being a “cheerleader for Bcash.” Following this, Ver went on a quick rant shouting about how he’s a self-made millionaire, and was rich long before ever getting involved with cryptocurrency. Ver famously ended the interview with a middle finger right to the screen. He did later post an apology of sorts for his outburst.
The figurine, called “Bobblehead Cash,” is available now for $121.
The third and final figurine which is arguably a rendition of a famous crypto personality is called “Boy Genius”. It displays what is most likely a cartoonish depiction of Ethereum co-creator Vitalik Buterin wearing pink pajamas and sitting on top a vaguely My Little Pony style blue unicorn.
The Rest of the Novelties
Aside from the main figurines, the site currently has three other items available.
The first of which is a figurine of the popular bitcoin roller coaster guy. This image has been used an uncountable number of times on various bitcoin forums such as Reddit and Telegram to indicate the price movements of bitcoin.
While the figurine itself appears to just be a gold coin design with a face and lacking the bitcoin logo, the roller coaster car that comes with it does sport the bitcoin logo. The coin guy and the roller coaster car appear to be two separate items that can be separated.
Last, but not least, there are two other items which may catch your eye. The first is a bitcoin foam finger, the likes of which would fit in just fine at a sporting event. But this one features the bitcoin logo, and comes in traditional bitcoin orange. It’s available for $26.
Finally we have an item that, depending on how you look at it, is charming, hilarious, or cruel. It is indeed a pack of toilet paper (three rolls, to be exact) that is decorated with the Bitcoin Cash logo. The item itself is called “Bash Whitepaper.” It’s on sale now for $39.99.
All items are available for orders now with an expected ship date by the end of August, 2018.