If you love watching those stomach-churning pimple popping videos on YouTube and wish you could squeeze massive amounts of puss yourself, you’ll probably fall in love with Pop It Pal, a squishy toy that recreates the sensation of popping huge zits.
2017 was the year of the fidget spinner, but 2018 might just turn out to be the year of the Pop It Pal, a piece of fake “flesh” filled with disgusting-looking goo that allows users to pop fake pimples to their heart’s content. The Pop It Pal features 15 fake zits that you can squeeze to experience the (apparently) satisfying feeling of seeing fake puss ooze out. And it gets “better” – every Pop It Pal kit comes with a bottle of fake puss which you can use to refill the silicone toy, so you can keep popping for as long as you like.
The Pop It Pal is the brainchild of Billy and Summer Pierce, a couple of outspoken ‘pickers’, people who love watching pimple popping videos online.
“Make no mistake about it, we love that disgusting little habit nobody likes to talk about. Yup, it is our unique obsession,” Billy wrote on the Pop It Pal website. “You see, one day, my wife and I were driving down the road. She said: ‘How awesome would it be if we could make a pimple that felt real and the pop was huge, just like those videos we watch?’ I thought: ‘You might be on to something, Dear.’ So, I spent the next year figuring out how to make it happen.”
Billy confesses that he hoped the toy would make his wife stop trying to pop every little black spot she noticed on his face, and it did, but it also proved to be a massive hit. The Pierces have been struggling to keep up with demand ever since the Pop It Pal launched, earlier this year, and it’s gotten even worse since their invention went viral last week.
According to the Pop It Pal website, due to high order volume, shipping can take up to six weeks in the US, and 9 weeks for international orders. Pop It Pal kits retail for $19.99, and an “all organic” pimple puss refill bottle will set you back $5.99. Enjoy!