Need these!

Boing Boing: Animal-shaped rubber bands. They don’t ship to the US and neither does this place or this place :(. Guesss I’ll have to wait. Unless someone wants to get together and bring in a bunch. Let me know…

Update: OK as Jeremy notes, Amazon has a 24-pack for $7. I also got a kind pointer to The Container Store via email. I won’t mention the gentleman’s name (email rather than a comment suggests that he values his privacy), but a quick Google search uncovers a professional position that would be as close a match to “an expert who would know about rubber band animals” as I could imagine. My fatal step, I never thought to google it in the US, I checked google in Japanese first. Duh! I just hope people forget about this post in a few months so I can give these as presents at the end of the year.

What have we learned: 1. Despite the number and variety of blogs out there, they remain valuable both in terms of strong and weak links to expertise. 2. Extreme consumerism can still be fun, evey on May Day.

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5 Comments

  1. Posted 5/1/2004 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    I’ve emailed one of my best friends, who happens to live in Nagoya. I’ve requested enough for me and friends. :) I’ll let you know if it pans out. If it does, though, be warned — he’s visiting me in July, so to save money he may just bring them with him then instead of shipping, but we’ll see. I’ll keep you posted.

    BTW, that site is awesome. I want two of everything!

  2. Ladd
    Posted 5/1/2004 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    My wife is an elementary school art teacher and I would LOVE to get some these for her. A search of Google finds places in the UK that sell them, but I can’t find any retailers in the U.S.

  3. Posted 5/1/2004 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    well i’d buy them from amazon.com, but that’s just me :) http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00014X6XI/

    it popped up as the second thing when i searched for animal shaped rubber bands in google. sometimes…. i think google likes me.

  4. Betty
    Posted 4/20/2005 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    I am getting them from hearthsong.com, they are realiable and ship all over the U.S.

  5. Jessie
    Posted 1/30/2006 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    I got a a few sets a couple years back, and gave one to my bestfriend. I absolutely adore them. I found them in some catalog, either hearthsong or solutions. They also sell them at the container store (at the store location).

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