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This ‘Bug’s Life’ fleshlight is here to ruin your childhood

This collector's item could be yours—for a price.

 

Bryan Rolli

Internet Culture

Published May 14, 2020   Updated May 14, 2020, 8:29 am CDT

Sometimes a piece of pop culture ephemera surfaces and whisks you back to your childhood, allowing you to reminisce fondly on simpler, happier days.

This is not one of those times. 

Austin-based artist Malek Lazri has created a sublimely grotesque new way for people to occupy themselves during quarantine: a Bug’s Life fleshlight. The sex toy is modeled after the 1998 Pixar movie’s character Heimlich, a thick, gluttonous caterpillar with plump lips and a long, ribbed body. Inspired by a Reddit meme of a similar concept, Lazri painted Heimlich’s multicolored exterior over the handle of an actual Fleshlight and crafted his face out of a silicone mold. 

The ghastly result is available on eBay and Craigslist now. You can buy it outright on Craigslist for $2,000, while the auction starts at $2,000 on eBay.

“This is it, the holy grail, one of 4 in existence,” the ad reads. “1998 ‘a bugs life’ promotional fleshlight, never publicly released only given to a select few high ranking pixar executives for personal use. 100% satisfaction guaranteed very light wear, gently used, do NOT SLEEP on this one folks!!!”

Thus far, the Heimlech fleshlight has received zero bids on eBay, with a little over 12 hours left on the auction. It’s not for a lack of visibility, though: Earlier this week, the perverse piece of memorabilia appeared in a viral TikTok video that has since accumulated more than 400,000 views. 

https://www.tiktok.com/@ryanhall513/video/6824978172178599173

Prospective buyers should know that Lazri’s godless creation does not function as an actual Fleshlight, since it lacks an opening. It’s also not a piece of official Pixar-licensed merchandise, if you can believe it. Lazri told Vice he “would love” to receive a cease and desist from the animation company. 

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*First Published: May 14, 2020, 8:26 am CDT