What do you get for the person who has everything? Well, define “everything,” because I’m pretty sure no matter who they are they don’t have a collection of large, dried-out beetles wearing costumes based on Jurassic Park characters. Yes, you can now own a Centaurus beetle inspired by Sir Richard Attenborough as John Hammond, complete with amber-topped walking cane and a tiny Panama Jack straw hat.
The Mary Sue brought this oddity to our attention from Erin Pearce’s Etsy store, where Ms. Pearce offers the big bad beetles for sale at $100 each. There are currently four characters in the collection -- Dr. Ellie Sattler (my favorite, in that the stag beetle is wearing a blonde wig), Dr. Ian Malcolm, John Hammond, and Robert Muldoon.
Muldoon over Alan Grant? Puh-leeze. My hope is that Ms. Pearce simply isn’t finished with the set, and that Grant and Dennis Nedry and, ooh, even skeezy lawyer Gennaro are on the way. Regardless, if there’s a Jurassic Park fan in your life, you’ll find no Christmas present better, weirder, or more unique than this.