Friday, February 24, 2006

Work Is Play ...

Can't get enough of your office? Wish you could spend even more time living the day-to-day banalities of corporate life? Now you can!

Introducing "The Cubes": It's like Playmobil for grown-ups.

"In this office, you're the boss!" goes the site's tag line. Oh boy! But why don't I let the site do the talking for a moment:

"Finally, the drudgery of corporate life has been captured in a play set for adults! The Cubes™ spend eight hours a day, five days a week, at tiny desks in tiny cubicles in a giant room packed with countless similar cubicles in a giant building filled with countless similar rooms.

Each set has one 2-3/4" posable plastic figure and all the necessary plastic parts to build a classic corporate cube: four walls, desk, chair, file cabinet, in/out box, phone, and computer. Comes with a sticker sheet of decor for your cube, complete with graphs, charts, screens for the computer and pithy office posters. Also includes a job title sticker sheet so you can create a convoluted and meaningless position for your employee.

NEW! Now available are two new Cube Sets, Set 5 - the Break Room and Set 6 - the Copy Center as well as four individual, non-employee sets, Sam the Delivery Driver, Tom the Motivational Speaker, Eve the Sensitivity Consultant and Guy the Corporate Protester."

Eve, whose skirt is at an approriate knee height, comes with a pointer, an easel, and four training cards, including illustrations of improper office behavior, such as saying to your co-worker, "Would you like a massage?" or "That dress is hot!"

Guy, a fruitarian, comes with a soapbox, a sign post, seven protest signs, and one blank sign so you make Guy protest your own personal corporate beef.

Tom comes with his own GigantaMegaCorp podium and a headset permanently printed onto his head.

Sam is the only Cube of color (unless you buy the expansion set, featuring four Cubes and accessories), which I think is pretty bad form.

If you're itching to put some personality and functionality into your gray little block in Cubeland, you can print out PDFs of carpet, dry erase boards, safety posters, desk blotters, and chair mats.

Now you don't have to feel so lonely on your days off. The next time you're sick, you can comfort yourself with a model of your cube and your blockheaded coworkers.

Well? What are you waiting for? Click the title of the post to get started!


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