Martian Cuke – The Forgotten Cousin of the Martian Popping Thing

Cuke - Distant Relative of the Martian Popping Thing

The Martian Popping Thing is one of our best sellers, why wouldn’t we want to replicate its success? Well, the 20 year old Martian Cuke from our archives pictured above was an attempt to do just that. We tried to make it look a little less phallic by coloring it green, but people still found it disturbing. They would have found it even more disturbing if they knew it was designed originally by the manufacturer as a baby toy. If it could yodel, it would probably have sold.


  1. Jeremy
    Posted December 4, 2008 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    What exactly was it? Just a neckless popping thing? And where did that name come from?

  2. Posted December 4, 2008 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    Originally, they were both baby toys. If you look closely at the Martian Popping Thing, yo’ll see that he’s made to look like he’s wearing clothes. It’s possible the original intention was that he was a clown.

    The Martian Cuke was made just as something easy to hold and squeeze for babies.

    Because we made it green and were trying to connect it to the Martian Popping thing, we decided to call it Martian Cuke. As in Martian Cucumber.