Remember those creepy human anatomy dolls from science class? The ones with the removable organs? Mojang and Jinx have teamed up to make one for Minecraft's most iconic villain, and it's incredibly educational.
Due to be released next month via Jinx and Toys'R'Us, just in time for the 2014 San Diego Comic Con, the Minecraft Creeper Anatomy Doll is a clever piece that takes the original Jinx vinyl Creeper and splits it in two. On one side, the green goblin's familiar exterior. On the other, bones and brains and stuff to make your precious creations blow-up real good.
The piece comes packaged in a clear box with an insert that helpfully points out the important bits. Indeed, one could keep this packaged on a shelf and it would still be just as informative, if not more so. But screw that.
If you left this in its box, you'd never know the joy of putting it together and taking it apart. Sure, you could point to bits like the brain, a finely-honed organ with the sole purpose of targeting your stuff.
Now would you enjoy the immediacy of the explosives stuffed into its torso, attached to the brain via a spinal column that doubles as a fuse (hence the hissing noise).
But most importantly you would not be able to take it apart and put it together again on video, while trying desperately not to give away the fact that you could really use a manicure.
The folks at Jinx are calling the Creeper Anatomy Doll "probably our biggest new release of 2014." Considering the most hardcore Minecraft fans have just about everything they need inside of the game, this educational tool should make a fine gift, reminding them that the people not made of simple polygons wouldn't mind hanging out with them once in a while.
The Minecraft Creeper Anatomy Doll will be available next month at Jinx and Toys'R'Us. I'm guessing it will run somewhere between $US30 and $US40, which seems a small price to pay for learning.