Jim O...my goodness...

Owl Identified Owl Identified
Jim O.
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This is the weirdest dildo maybe ever, y/y?

I am...staggeringly intrigued by this one. It looks SO unusual that I can't help but wonder...if maybe it might feel really cool? The face sort of freaks me out, but that yellow color is really spectacular.

How do you feel about this one? Who is interested in buying one when it comes out?
09/26/2011
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Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
WTF? Hahaha! I don't think I could use that. I mean . . . how would that even work, for one?

I kinda like the white one. It's really creepy looking. I'll get one and put it next to the Tentacle I plan on ordering soon.
09/26/2011
mandiegk mandiegk
I want it just to be able to say I own it, but I don't think I could ever actually use it. I don't even really like animal faces on my toys, so I can't imagine using something that is essentially a miniature person. Although, if it turns out that it feels amazing I might be persuaded to get some use out of it.

I agree that the face is a little freaky, and some of the color options make it look even worse.
09/26/2011
indiglo indiglo
Wow. That is just really strange. I can't imagine that feeling all that good, there's not really a curve or anything to it. It's odd. I'm not sure I'd ever be interested in buying that... unless it got amazing reviews, of course.
09/26/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
That's one guy I'd let go up my ass. lol

Really though, I would buy it just to have it. Should be good for a laugh or two for sure. Maybe there will be a Jane and Kim and her could be good friends...
09/26/2011
domsub1993 domsub1993
I don't really like it.
09/26/2011
Coralbell Coralbell
I posted about it on the Eden Should Carry thread. I wouldn't actually use it because the shape doesn't appeal to me at all, but it thought it was really unique and interesting!
09/26/2011
AndroAngel AndroAngel
Frankly, it's horrifying. I'm not sure what to think of it. I think if I saw one of these things in person, I might run screaming... At least it doesn't come in black, because it already looks like they were about three letters off "Jim Crow" instead of "Jim O", and a racist person-dildo is worse than a regular person-dildo.
09/26/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
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Originally posted by AndroAngel
Frankly, it's horrifying. I'm not sure what to think of it. I think if I saw one of these things in person, I might run screaming... At least it doesn't come in black, because it already looks like they were about three letters off ... More
Now that you mention it, it does slightly resemble the racist artwork of the 20's-30's. Hmmm.
09/26/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
Holy crap! $112?!?!
09/26/2011
Illumin8 Illumin8
That's a lot of money to spend on something so strange... haha
09/26/2011
Lucidity Lucidity
I reeeeally want one. They're just too weird to pass up.
09/26/2011
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Not only do I find it creepy but it absolutely reminds me of those racist "black" dolls of yesteryear.. Y'know, cause they couldn't portray black people with normal faces.
09/26/2011
beachluv51800 beachluv51800
just plain weird and a little on the creepy side. Very expensive!
09/26/2011
wetone123 wetone123
I don't like it. It's creepy! Way Too expensive as well!
09/26/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
Holy crap! $112?!?!
It's because they are hand painted and limited edition.

I believe it also intentionally mimics racist art.
09/26/2011
Antipova Antipova
I don't think the shape of it looks like it would be very pleasant, frankly.

The only person-shaped thing I'd put inside me is the WSRW 'Island Explorer'



Well, there might be others, but I sure don't think the Jim O. looks very much like it would stimulate any part of me, from genital nerve bundles to cranial nerve bundles.
09/26/2011
Owl Identified Owl Identified
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Originally posted by Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
Now that you mention it, it does slightly resemble the racist artwork of the 20's-30's. Hmmm.
I'm 100% positive it's unintentional because it's a Boris Hoppek design. But, now that you mention it, the face is eerily similar to black face cartoons and performances. Now that is a bizarre coincidence.
09/26/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
if you don't like it, don't buy it. it's that easy. however, I've been eying this forever and ever and I'm so glad Eden decided to carry it. I'm not a dildo girl personally, but it appeals to me aesthetically so I pretty much need to add this to my collection. Plus it's made by Fun Factory, so of course it's going to be a quality product.
09/26/2011
Pixel Pixel
I...don't even know what to think. Definitely doubt I would want to use this as a dildo, but just having it around as an awkward conversation piece would be amusing.
09/26/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by Owl Identified
This is the weirdest dildo maybe ever, y/y?

I am...staggeringly intrigued by this one. It looks SO unusual that I can't help but wonder...if maybe it might feel really cool? The face sort of freaks me out, but that yellow color is really ... More
not into it at all. i totally appreciate the breaking out of the box idea with going against traditional dildo ideas but this just is not sexy. or even cute. at all.
09/26/2011
catgirl9 catgirl9
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Originally posted by Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
Holy crap! $112?!?!
Ha, that was my first thought when I saw the price! It's funny and interesting looking, but for $112 I'll find something else.
09/26/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Owl Identified
I'm 100% positive it's unintentional because it's a Boris Hoppek design. But, now that you mention it, the face is eerily similar to black face cartoons and performances. Now that is a bizarre coincidence. ... More
I think it is intentional, especially if you look at some of his other designs. I don't mean to imply that he himself is racist, but perhaps he did it intentionally to invoke an emotional response.

Obama beach ball:


Michael Jackson circa 1978 (more recent versions get "lighter" skin):


Adolf:
09/26/2011
lilly555 lilly555
I anyone else reminded of Gumby the clay cartoon when they see Jim O? This dildo would totally be one of his friends on the show. I wouldn't want any of gumby's friends inside of me it's way too creepy.
09/26/2011
Owl Identified Owl Identified
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Originally posted by Kindred
I think it is intentional, especially if you look at some of his other designs. I don't mean to imply that he himself is racist, but perhaps he did it intentionally to invoke an emotional response.

Obama beach ball:


Michael ... More
This is actually the face that he uses to depict a wide range of ethnicities and races; it's called the "Bimbo". It's not specific to his depictions of Black people.

"...Hoppek draws quickly with a reduced line, using selected colors only, thus creating his own character universe and using a very specific, often drastic visual language. The cuddlyness of his bimbo-character, carried to the extreme in his very loveable puppets, stands in huge contrast to his radical themes: violence, sexual abuse, racism, oppression, misogyny."
09/26/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
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Originally posted by lilly555
I anyone else reminded of Gumby the clay cartoon when they see Jim O? This dildo would totally be one of his friends on the show. I wouldn't want any of gumby's friends inside of me it's way too creepy.
I showed it to my boss and that was his first comment on it other than it making him sad for some reason. The little person certainly doesn't look happy.
09/26/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Owl Identified
This is actually the face that he uses to depict a wide range of ethnicities and races; it's called the "Bimbo". It's not specific to his depictions of Black people.

"...Hoppek draws quickly with a reduced line, using ... More
Personally, I still think it is intentional. I think it's more than a coincidence that the original dolls were called "Sambo" while he calls his "Bimbo." It's just a play on the name. He is intentionally juxtaposing an image that invokes strong emotions with cute doll figures, or at least that's my interpretation.

Edit: And let me add, I'm not judging his art at all. I think art is made to invoke emotions.
09/26/2011
Owl Identified Owl Identified
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Originally posted by Kindred
Personally, I still think it is intentional. I think it's more than a coincidence that the original dolls were called "Sambo" while he calls his "Bimbo." It's just a play on the name. He is intentionally juxtaposing an ... More
I think that's an interesting interpretation. I would caution you, though, to take care in superimposing a tradition of racist imagery from the United States on Hoppek's work. Germany has its own very culturally specific and highly charged vocabulary of visual semiotics regarding race - especially in a post-WWII era. Within such a context - especially in Hoppek's work, which deals so specifically with Germany's racial politics - I feel that reading Sambo into Bimbo is a bit of a stretch. Little Black Sambo was translated into Japanese and had a release there, but I don't think that imagery has taken hold in any other non-English context. For this reason, the Sambo face would not be provocative in a Germanic context. This is the main reason I do not think Hoppek's work is referencing this; it would be lost on his audience and therefore would not create any kind of apparent dissonance or tension in his work. Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar, as they say.
09/26/2011
Owl Identified Owl Identified
You know, this whole conversation is making me wonder if Fun Factory - who collaborated with Hoppek on this - might be able to give us any kind of artist's statement on the Bimbo image. Since Fun Factory is also a German company, they might be able to give us some personal insight into what Hoppek's work represents in that context. Might be an interesting use of Edenlink! The whole idea of having artists collaborate on sex toys (first with Jimmyjane, now with Fun Factory) is pretty awesome to me. A fusion of two of my favorite things!
09/26/2011
ellejay ellejay
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Originally posted by lilly555
I anyone else reminded of Gumby the clay cartoon when they see Jim O? This dildo would totally be one of his friends on the show. I wouldn't want any of gumby's friends inside of me it's way too creepy.
YES. Now I definitely won't be purchasing, lol.
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