Long gone is the era of gumball machine pedestals.
You can now mount one on your wall.
It certainly makes for an interesting conversation
piece and, yes, it really dispenses gumballs.
Made to look as if it were simply a framed
picture of a gumball machine, the frame itself
has a small plastic knob at the bottom that one
twists to receive the prized gumball. Gumballs
can be refilled from the back of the frame,
where a small removable cap can be found.
The machine takes standard size gumballs
(that’s about 13mm in diameter, in case you
didn’t know) and doesn’t require batteries of
any kind, simply the need and know-how to
twist a plastic knob. The wall-mounted gumball
machine certainly stands out in any room
and tends to gather many odd looks from
guests, making it a perfectly strange gift or
I suggest fooling guests into believing you have
an unnatural obsession with gumballs, eventually
inviting them over and showing them
this artistic homage to gumballs hanging from
your wall. Naturally, when they aren’t looking,
sneakily snag a gumball, and leave them guessing
as to where it came from.
Don’t think that you’ll be making a profit from
it, though. That’s perhaps the only downside.
The machine doesn’t actually take quarters (it’s
all part of the illusion) and I wouldn’t expect
it to stand up to the gumball addiction most
other machines are used to dealing with.
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