The Thriller plug is made from 100% non-porous, hypoallergenic, latex and phthalate-free silicone. This silicone is free from odors or tastes of any kind. While the material has some flex, it is fairly rigid, and doesn't have any amount of squish to it. There is a light seam running along the middle of the toy, but this cannot be felt during use, and it is barely visible to the untrained eye. The plug does have a corkscrew texture along it, but this particular texture could not be felt when inserted, and is perfect for beginners to anal play, and who aren't sure whether they'd like texture or not. The plug has sort of a matte finish to it, and is a lint and hair magnet.
The remote and egg shaped vibrator of this toy are made from ABS plastic and metal parts. The remote nor the egg shaped vibrator have any taste or smells to their surface, and are made of a smooth, black ABS. Plastic is non-porous, latex and phthalate-free and is firm and unyielding. Users with sensitivities should not have any problems with either the plug or the vibrator itself in terms of having allergic reactions. Between the material and the texture, this toy is perfect for beginners looking to get into anal play, and users won't have to worry about side effects due to the porosity of the material.
The design of the plug is like that of a corkscrew. It's texture circles completely around the plug all of the way down until just before its retrieval ring base. The size is non-intimidating, and the shape of it is great for users who want to ease into the plug. Tapering down to a larger size, it ends at a neck portion that is smaller before the ring, so you're able to clamp down on the plug, and not have to worry about it becoming 'lost'. Advanced users won't have any use of this plug because of it's smaller size. The toy is easy to hide, and makes traveling with it a breeze, as it can easily fit into the pocket of a purse or carry-on. The plug itself is the following sizes:
Overall length: 5-1/2"
Insertable length: 3-3/4"
Circumference: 3" (widest point)
Diameter: 1" (widest point)
Size compared to a standard mechanical pencil
The remote of this toy is rounded off and shaped like a makeup brush handle. It has one power button, and unlocks on the power end to open the battery compartment. It has a jack in the end of this base where the egg-shaped vibrator cord plugs in. Inside, is a slide out plastic housing for the batteries. It holds two AAA batteries inside of this housing. The remote when put together is approximately 4-1/2 inches long, 1 inch in diameter, and 3-1/2 inches in circumference.
The egg-shaped vibrator has a cord attached with a headphone-style plug that fits into the remote. The cord itself is about 31 inches in length, so users shouldn't have a problem when playing solo. The cord is fairly sturdy, but be sure not to pull or twist the cord too much as it could result in it breaking or dislodging from the vibrator, rendering it useless.
Left to right: Bottom portion of remote, Top portion of remote, inner battery compartment of remote, batteries (two AAA's)
Cycling through the functions of this vibrator is simple. You continually press the power button once the vibrator is on to cycle through each vibration pattern. There are 10 patterns in all to this vibrator, and each one is unique and delivers a different sensation. The vibrations are fairly strong, but they are rather buzzy, and you can hear this slightly through a closed door if you're listening for it. It almost sounds like an electric razor or toothbrush. To turn the vibrator off, all you need to do is hold the power button in for two or three seconds.
Continuous vibration - High
Continuous vibration - Medium
Continuous vibration - Low
Gradient burst - Low to High - pulse
Intermittent - Medium - pulse like a helicopter blade
Surge - High - Burst of high vibration
Inta-surge - High to Low - Burst of high vibration, low, back to high
Even step - Medium - Bursts of low to medium vibration
Roller-coaster spurt - High - Momentum of high pulse down to low
Pulsate - Medium - Feels like the helicopter blade, at a faster speed
These vibrations transmit well throughout the plug, and do so evenly. The light of the remote blinks in tune with each vibration pattern. There isn't a memory on the remote, so it will turn on to a different vibration each time, which means you will have to cycle through them again to find your favorite setting. Neither the remote nor the vibrating egg are waterproof, and there isn't an o-ring to seal the remote or egg. There is also a crevice on the egg vibrator, so when cleaning you'll want to be sure to get down inside of it to clean any fluids or lubricants.
Light on the power button
The silicone plug of this toy is easy enough to take care of. You can put it in the top rack of your dishwasher (without detergent), boil it for up to 6 minutes, bleach it in a 10% bleach, 90% water solution, or just wash it with hot, soapy water. If you have toy cleaner or toy wipes, you can use those as well, but be sure to always rinse your toy thoroughly after every cleaning to avoid irritation on your genitals. When cleaning, be sure to get around the edges of the texture. You can use a soft bristled brush to do this.
Dry on a lint-free towel or allow it to air dry in a space free from pet hair, dust, or dirt. If removing this from the boiling water, use tongs so as not to burn yourself. Allow the toy to cool/dry before handling it. Once the toy is dry, place the cleaned egg-shaped vibrator back into the ring, and place it back into the clam-shell packaging. If you'd like, you can store the silicone plug with other silicone toys, but do not store with lesser materials such as Jelly, PVC, or TPR/TPE. This can cause the toy to melt or discolor.
If your anal toys retain scents, boiling them or bleaching them should help, but you can also lay them in a sunny window for the day. The sun's heat and light are known for getting unwanted smells out of materials. If you'd like to have a refreshing smell each time you pull out a toy, leave sachets of 'potpourri' filled with vanilla and coffee beans in with your toys. This won't be harmful to you, and will leave your toys smelling nice, giving you an energetic lift each time. You can fill the sachets with any natural scent you like as long as it's not harmful to your body.
For the vibrator portion of the toy, wipe it down with a wet cloth, toy cleaner, or toy wipe, but do not thoroughly soak it. This toy is not waterproof, and will stop working if it's submerged or subjected to a lot of water. Be sure to clean the vibrator thoroughly, and make sure to get in the cracks and crevices with a damp soft-bristled brush. Do not get water, cleaner or lubricant into the jack where the vibrator plugs into the remote. Always be sure to remove batteries when the toy is not in use, and remember to check for corrosion or rust on the battery compartments. If you find either, discard the vibrator portion immediately.
You can store this toy in the packaging it came in, or you can place the vibrator in a drawer or toy chest for whenever you want to pull it out. The vibrator portion should be stored away from direct sunlight, in a cool, dry place. Do not store your vibrator with the batteries still inside of it, and do not store next to lesser materials as stated about the silicone. Only use water-based lubricants with the silicone plug. If using the egg vibrator separate, any lubricant may be used.
The plug, egg-style vibrator and remote all came packaged in a clam-shell casing. This packaging is minimal, recyclable, and not at all discreet as the toy can be seen in clear view. The packaging also says "Thriller Ass" in big lettering along with the word butt plug. This packaging can be used for long term storage if you'd like or can be tossed in the recycling bin along with its paper insert. On the packaging, it lists the toys features:
Enhance Anal Pleasure
10 Incredible Rhythms
It also lists this plug is in the line of plugs called "Dark Stallions". The Classic plug here on Eden was also listed as such on its packaging, so there is a set of these to collect from this line. The packaging also lists the material as silicone on the front and said that the manufacturer is a company called NMC, or Nanma Manufacturing Company. This packaging can be gift wrapped or placed in a gift bag for more discreet distribution. If the person you're gifting this to is easily embarrassed, let them know that you have gifted them a sex toy, or put this in a more discreet box.
Front and back of packaging