December 15, 2014
So, a little bit of context for this video: we shot it in our AirBNB in Germany soon after our meetup as part of our Ooh Euro Nasty Tour. For all of our touring events, we ask people not to bring any gifts. It’s not because we’re ungrateful, but simply because we don’t have the luggage space to bring it back with us. We do take letters and any art that you’ve drawn for us, though, and bring it back to the studio, scan it, and keep it forever, just in case there’s a flood or fire or something.
However, we forgot to mention this for our event in Germany, and so we received a lot of lovely gifts from people. Most of it was food, which we hoovered. A buttload of it, though, was Kinder Eggs, and so we were inspired to shoot a video in which we play with all of the Kinder Egg toys. It’s like a kid’s dreamland! I know some people from the US didn’t grow up with Kinder Eggs, but I sure remember being young and getting a Kinder Egg, ripping it open, and playing with the toys that came inside. So, being able to do this with a bunch of Kinder Toys at once was more than delightful for us.
Interestingly, we looked up Kinder Eggs on YouTube afterwards, and HOLY HELL! Some of the videos for Kinder Egg Surprises have tens of millions of views, more than Kpop videos. DAAAMN. Can you imagine that? Imagine budgeting a hundred thousand dollars to shoot a well choreographed dance for a Kpop song, and that getting less views than some dude that just bought $10 bucks of Kinder Eggs and opens them on camera with little to no editing. I’m not knocking Kpop: I’m just amazed at how some videos are more popular than others.
Ok, well, that’s it. Just thought we’d share this small video of ours. Yay toys!