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Taxidermy Mouse Chess Set: These Meeces Are Pieces

Do you like chess? Do you like dead things? Today’s your lucky day. Etsy seller and TheCurious13 has combined lifelike deceased rodents with a classic game of strategy with their taxidermy mouse chess set.

Every single chess piece is a dead mouse that has been lovingly dressed up and decorated to match the pieces from the game. These mice are hand stuffed. You get 16 light colored mice and 16 dark mice. The set also comes with a wooden handmade chess board and storage boxes.

You can even customize this set and request different costumes and colors. I’m thinking Star Trek set with mice as the Enterprise crew and Klingons with those tiny ridges on their mouse heads. Maybe Game of Thrones. That would be cool.

This mess of dead mice doesn’t come cheap though. The complete set will cost you a cool $750. Of course, you could always make your own for much less if you have a rodent infestation, but I doubt it will look this cool and creepy. Just do yourself a favor and don’t play a game of mouse chess if you have cats, unless you want to see your hard-earned money go down the drain.

Shiba Inu Marshmallows: So Sugar

Shiba Inu dogs and marshmallows are two of the sweetest things on the planet, so it only makes sense that they’ve finally been merged together into a single thing. Thanks to the folks at Japanese retailer Felissimo, we now have adorable and squeezy treats made to look like adorable and squeezy dogs.

These squishy guys are printed with a detailed image of a cute and cuddly little dog, complete with a boopable little nose. And if you like chocolate with your marshmallows, you’re in luck. Each one is filled with chocolate paste. While that sounds delicious, I don’t recommend filling your actual dog with chocolate.

They’re available in boxes of nine from the Felissimo website for 1200 yen (~$11 USD), and each marshmallow comes individually wrapped so you don’t have to eat them all in one sitting.

[via My Modern Met]