Even Disney fans won’t shell out 20 bucks for something they can easily make at home.
BURBANK, CA — The fourth installment in the Toy Story Cinematic Universe is going strong at the box office. Unfortunately, merchandise sales haven’t spiked like they usually do with the introduction of a new, lovable character.
Disney designers hoped that “Forky,” the arts-and-crafts project of human child Bonnie, would be the Porg of the new series — the “must-have” plush toy of Toy Story 4.
Unfortunately, the planners failed to account for two things. First, a spork does not make a very cuddly plush. And second, exact replicas of Forky can be created easily with less than 15 cents of readily-available supplies. So official Disney/Pixar merchandise sales are lagging.
Meanwhile, grocery store chain Kroger reports a spike in sales of sporks in their picnic supply aisles nationwide, and Hobby Lobby has had to resupply its stock of googly eyes twice since the film’s release.
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Cover photo: The easiest Disney/Pixar character to make at home. Photo courtesy DIsney/Pixar.