Jeff Bezos’ Minituare Rocket Goes Viral For All The Wrong Reasons

Jeff Bezos’ Minituare Rocket Goes Viral For All The Wrong Reasons
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Despite already being the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos is looking to cash in on his recent voyage to outer space.

Blue Origin (Bezos’s aerospace company which recently took him and three other passengers to space) has partnered with model rocket company Estes Rockets to launch a 1/66th replica of Blue Origins’ New Shephard rocket.

And while some have shown interest in collecting the special model, most have been quick to point out the phallic nature of the item.

“If you sell one that is the right size and made with ‘due consideration’, you might get TONS of crossover sales from the $100B sex toy industry. Accidentally making it dual use is good business sense,” said one Twitter user.

“It is going to be difficult explaining the stifled laughs of parents when these turn up at our local outreach launches,” said another.

Some also likened it to this famous scene from Austin Powers.

The Blue Origin New Shepherd is available for $US69.99. That’s right, $69.99.

Despite all of the inappropriate references, Estes is convinced kids will love this minituate rocket.

“Estes is proud to partner with Blue Origin to provide a piece of history that inspires kids to dream and imagine. The ready to fly New Shepard model is a perfect addition to your office shelf or launch it to recreate the spaceflight for yourself,” the website says.

And while the Estes model is definitely not being marketed as a sex toy, there are some brands who saw the Blue Origin New Shepherd flight and couldn’t resist.

According to the Washingtonian, adult entertainment company CamSoda is launching a new line of sex toys, to be named the ‘Billionaire Flesh Rocket Series’.

 

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