Men are simple creatures, and growing up, most of us treasured two things: rockets and our very own joystick. So when Jeff Bezos blasted towards the heavens in his phallic-shaped spacecraft back in July, there was a feeling of admiration as we watched the Amazon founder live out his childhood dream. Now, while most of us won’t be flying through the galaxy any time soon, the brains trust at Estes have released a 1/66th scale model of the Blue Origin New Shepard rocket, meaning anyone will be able to launch their own dildo-sized version 400 feet in the air. And the funniest part is, they’ve decided to price the toy model at $69. Niiiiiice!
Estes created a promotional video for their pecker replica that’s now available on Youtube. As you’d expect, the comments were wild, with one person replying: “My sister has one of them in her drawer”. The internet remains undefeated…
“Estes is proud to partner with Blue Origin to provide a piece of history that inspires kids to dream and imagine. The ready to fly New Shepard model is a perfect addition to your office shelf or launch it to recreate the spaceflight for yourself!” the company’s website explains.
For those new to the scale model rocket game, you’ll need to splurge on accessories if you want a proper takeoff. The starter set includes the rocket, a launchpad, an electronic launch controller, a pack of engines and a recovery wadding. While sounding awfully complex, we can confirm previous experience at NASA is not required. The Estes New Shepard can reach 400ft and deploys a capsule to parachute safely for a gentle touchdown. Like Bezos’ original, the rocket is reusable and makes for endless repetitive fun.
The Estes New Shepard is not officially on sale until November, but pre-orders are available online. Every rocket will be shipped with a postcard from Bezos’s organisation, the Club For the Future, where people can send in their own vision of the future. According to a press release, the postcards will travel to space aboard a Blue Origin flight and be returned to the sender with the message “Flown to Space” stamped on them.