Are you at that age where you no longer get zits that you can pop in front of the mirror on a regular basis? Do you miss the days of watching all that puss squirt out like lava spewing during a volcanic eruption? Well, Pop it Pal has you covered with their zit popping simulator. Really.
A novelty toy, it’s, basically, fake skin with built-in holes that serve as dermatological volcanoes, spitting out a healthy amount of pus every time you squeeze on one. That way, you can spend your fidgeting time squeezing on pimples as an alternative to popping bubble wraps, spinning pencils, or pressing a retractable pen over and over.
The Pop it Pal is a thick slab of skin-safe silicone that comes with 15 holes on one side, each of which is designed to serve as a ripe blackhead waiting to be popped out of its misery. No, it won’t spit out actual pus, so it’s only half-gross, but the material they use to simulate the gross bodily excretion definitely looks and feels like the real thing. According to the outfit, both the thickness and the feel of the silicone, along with the fake pus, will make you feel like you’re really popping a huge pimple, making this a perfect fidget toy for those who miss the blackheads, whiteheads, and cystic acne that plagued them back in high school.
All the holes come filled with the sticky substance right out of the box, so you can start popping pimple as you open the darn thing. Once you’ve made the slab expel all the yellow lava hidden inside its crevices, you simply take the included refill bottle and fill every hole with a fresh batch of the satisfyingly disgusting material. According to the outfit, the pus is made from a blend of all-natural ingredients, so it should be safe to come in contact with your skin. Just don’t eat it or anything. Oh yeah, the fake pus has a tendency of hardening while inside the bottle, so they recommend heating in the microwave before using it to refill all the empty holes in your slab.
The Pop it Pal measures 4 x 3 x 1 inches (height x width x depth), so you can carry it in your pants pocket like a slightly chubbier smartphone. Do note, keeping this in the back pocket of your pants might sound like a good idea until that time you inevitably sit down and put undue pressure on the fake pimples, popping them all at once and filling your pocket with the icky substance. Yeah, best keep it in your bag instead.
The fake skin comes in two colors, peach and brown, so you can either simulate popping zits on a lighter skin tone or a darker one. And, yes, you can buy extra refills of the puss, which is available in 30 ml bottles.
Want one? The Pop it Pal is priced at $19.99, while refills cost $5.99 each.