Meet the Pumpkinstein. These Frankenstein-inspired pumpkins were created by a California farmer, who’s capitalizing in the popularity of Halloween with some of the most inventive pumpkins around.
He grows them in plastic molds so they will come out looking like the classic movie monster. There’s no added decoration, or carving needed. Plus, you don’t have to dig around through that nasty, stringy mess to get a really cool looking Jack-o’-Lantern.
According to the NY Times:
Grown in a plastic mold, the pumpkins bear the distinctive face of the Frankenstein monster, and Mr. Dighera has harvested roughly 5,500 of them this year. With a slight smile, a wide button nose, a slightly furrowed brow and ears sticking out just slightly, the pumpkins are easy to mistake for something carved from wax.
Their distinctive if unnatural shape is so far a major success. Mr. Dighera sold out his crop to suppliers months ago, offering the pumpkins wholesale for $75 each. Retailers expect each to fetch $100 or more in the weeks leading up to Halloween.
While you can’t buy one for yourself just yet, expect to see them popping up in your neck of the woods sometime soon. In the meantime, what do you think? Sound off in the comments section.