Amazing Face-Melting 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Candle Wins the Day
It might be the 30th anniversary of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, but for some reason the celebration hasn't been as rampant for the adventure sequel that's actually a prequel as it has been for Ghostbusters. However, when it comes to Raiders of the Lost Ark, there's something pretty awesome that has just surfaced online that might be the greatest piece of movie merchandise ever made. From Firebox, the same people making the Temple of Doom bowl that makes it look like you're eating monkey brains, you can get yourself a candle that looks like Major Arnold Ernst Toht (Ronald Lacey). Look!
Thanks to friend of the site Max Taylor for bringing this to our attention. It's the only thing he's good for.
The candle looks just as you see it and arrives in a box that looks like a wooden crate. Fun fact, the facial cast used to replicate Ronald Lacey's face in order to make it melt was made of alginate, the same material used to take impressions of your teeth at the dentist. The good news is that the candle won't melt as quickly as Toht's face does in the movie. This candle would probably look much better half-melted anyway to get the full effect of being displayed on your shelf. The price is a little salty for a candle at $31.29 (plus about $7 for shipping from the United Kingdom), but it's pretty much the coolest candle ever, so it's fine. Cool stuff?