The Best Guests Come Bearing Gifts . . . FunBerry Toy BlackBerry

by SUSANNAH LONG · March 19, 2010

    Fake Blackberry: Do you have friends with children? Yeah, we all have those damn friends. Win over their kids with this beauteous fake BlackBerry, a near-perfect facsimile of the BlackBerry 7000 series.

    The screen is an image-shifting decal (the two versions of which are a menu page and a contacts list), the central keypad buttons make sounds, and any toothy tyke can gnaw on the exterior without bringing down his parents' business empire. Excellent. One caveat: Mohney says the onscreen clock is eternally at Tuesday, May 21, 12:21 pm.

    Alas, the toy isn't for sale on the internet, and a Google search for "funberry" leads to "Funberry Sexy Girl," who is 5'3" and a Capricorn. That's another kind of gift entirely. A search for "toy blackberry," is much more productive, and we're betting your local toy retailer can offer further suggestions. After all, toy laptops and cellphones are already all the rage.