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Sci-Fi Happy Meals That Are Too Good To Be True

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BladeRunnerWhy don’t adults get meals that come with prizes? Some of my favorite rituals from childhood involved being elbow-deep in a box of cereal, feeling around for the prize, or dumping all the food out of my Happy Meal just so I could get to the toy. So how come we don’t get a grown-up equivalent? After-dinner mints and fortune cookies don’t count, damn it. I want to be able to finish my snazzy, five-star meal, and then have the waiter bring me out a Rocket Raccoon action figure on a silver platter. Sadly, I will probably never live in such a world, but at least pretending is a little bit easier thanks to these faux Happy Meals that were ripped right out of my Happy Place.

These awesome fake Happy Meals are the work of Los Angeles digital artist Newt Clements. (He mostly comes out at night. Mostly.) His Pinterest is full of a wide variety of crazy projects, but his Happy Meals collection is one of the most extensive. He’s got over 100 of the things by my count, and they’re all incredibly well done. Designing Happy Meal boxes to tie into Doctor Who, Aliens, or Escape from New York would have been worthy of a story in and of itself, but Clements goes the extra mile by imagining what toys might be included with each meal as well. And I don’t care what bounty McDonald’s has on offer, there’s no way it’s cooler than an action figure of Firefly’s River standing atop a pile of Reaver corpses.

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Ghosbusters, Dawn Of The Dead And Other Horror Locations Created Entirely Out Of Paper

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(arrives at this story late because I was too busy staring at that which this story is about)

Oh, hello there. I was just getting my mind blown out of my ass by these outstanding representations of some of the horror genre’s most recognizable locations, created entirely out of paper. The project/exhibit is called “Horrorgami,” and it is the work of kirigami artist Marc Hagan-Guirey through his Paper Dandy company. That’s the literal explanation. How I’d really like to describe this series is just to begin drooling and pointing while stamping my foot over and over. Perhaps it isn’t the most mature way to being talking about something, but then my maturity is flimsier than the paper used to create these incredible pieces.