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Chris Palmer15 Jan 2013 10:29 a.m. PST

A few days ago, I posted here regarding some rocket shaped sippy-cups that were on clearance at Target, and which had great potential as either Pulp Rockets, or Sci-Fi drop-pods.
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I got the chance to paint one up over the weekend, and am very pleased with the results:


For more pictures and details, see my blog:

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian15 Jan 2013 10:35 a.m. PST

thumbs up


That is so cool. It really turned out nice.

Tom Reed Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2013 10:57 a.m. PST

Very cool! I got two of these from my local Target store. One will be a Pulp Rocket and the other I am thinking about turning into a time machine or dimension hopper of some sort.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2013 11:10 a.m. PST

That turned out great.

Mr Canuck15 Jan 2013 11:16 a.m. PST

Very nice!

Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2013 12:49 p.m. PST

That's great ! They must have sold out at my tarjay :/

Chris Palmer15 Jan 2013 2:15 p.m. PST

Thanks, all, for the kind remarks! Glad you like it

Tom Reed- I really like your idea of making one into a time machine/dimension hopper. I think I may have to borrow that idea. grin

Rrobbyrobot15 Jan 2013 3:43 p.m. PST

I think it really turned out fantastic! Just the thing, and it really brought a smile to my poor, old face. Thanks

Watchtower7815 Jan 2013 4:50 p.m. PST

This looks great! Looks very retro!

Pyrate Captain15 Jan 2013 5:20 p.m. PST

So cool.

ordinarybass Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2013 8:01 p.m. PST

Looks excellent. May have to get some bits and paint on mine…

Usrivoy316 Jan 2013 9:52 a.m. PST

Thats awesome!!!!

Legion 416 Jan 2013 10:11 a.m. PST

Yup !! thumbs up x 2 !

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2013 12:34 p.m. PST


surdu200524 Jan 2013 4:23 p.m. PST


I finally got around to painting mine. See them at

Chris Palmer24 Jan 2013 5:14 p.m. PST

Those turned out great, Buck! I really like the metallic color scheme.

skyking2025 Jan 2013 8:06 a.m. PST

Nice buck! I love the LIS robot. I think I have one of those in a box somewhere.

surdu200526 Jan 2013 3:50 a.m. PST

Thanks, Chris. I tend to go for more of a Flash Gordon serial look, rather than a comic book look.

The Lost in Space robot was scratch made from Fimo and a couple of beads.


capncarp31 Jan 2013 4:59 p.m. PST

My Target has them on $1.49 USD clearance--I just picked up 3, may go back for more on payday! I was thinking of truncating the bottom at the lowest ring to bring the fins close to the ground and to make the door a little more human-sized. Then again, why mess up a good thing?

Captain Crunch03 Feb 2013 3:06 p.m. PST

Those things are fantastic! Nice work Chris and surdu. I might be able to get to Target later this week and hope they have a few.


TheBeast04 Feb 2013 10:42 a.m. PST

My Target has them on $1.49 USD USD clearance--I just picked up 3, may go back for more on payday!

Chris and I hate you, by-the-way. ;->=

I was thinking of truncating the bottom at the lowest ring to bring the fins close to the ground and to make the door a little more human-sized. Then again, why mess up a good thing?

At that price, why not give it a try? Do post if you do.

Buck's convinced me it's thick enough at the bottom to be all diminishing returns, and I've not bought enough to try anything fancy, but I'm still curious how tough the plastic itself is to work.


capncarp23 Apr 2013 9:41 a.m. PST

They're all gone from every Target I've looked in--sigh.
And some scumbag is selling them on eBay for $16 USD!!!!! (I wish I'd thought of that firs-- I mean, "filthy war profiteer"…)
And I can't even locate the manufacturer/importer online! Oh, bother. Some young woman had a blog picture of herself _drinking_ out of one! Just because she's a space science engineer she thinks she can take one of those out of the hands of us gamers who would really appreciate it.

piper90926 Apr 2013 9:16 a.m. PST

Those are absolutely astonishingly wonderful. I ache to own some!! Wahhh!!!

tkdguy01 May 2013 11:38 p.m. PST

Brilliant! I love it.

piper90922 May 2013 10:41 a.m. PST

I was able to order a bunch from various dealers on eBay -- painting them up will be a summer project.

I wanted to give one to my wife to use as an actual sippy cup, but it's almost impossible to get those tops off. Struggle, struggle -- I can see why they were discontinued. Must have had a lot of returns from frustrated parents. Poorly engineered design for getting into the cup. But great sci-fi rocket ship!

capncarp08 Dec 2015 9:20 a.m. PST

Thar she blows! On my never-ending trolling of the Thriftstore Seas, ever have I kept watch for sign of my nemesis, the Great Grey Rocket Sippycup! And, Lo! have my searches been not in vain!
There, lurking amidst a school of lesser sippycups, swam the object of my bloodlust!
I brushed past the others, scattering them in my mad vengeful rush to confront the cunning beast. Harpoon after harpoon, lance after lance, we struggled for what seemed like hours, neither willing to succumb to the other's will. Finally, with a blasphemous oath, I wrenched the Juice-goblet of Satan aboard my shopping cart, weighting it down and binding it with many curses.
We reached port in our battered vessel, which will require much to restore it to it former capacity.
But, we know that the Great Grey Rocket Sippycup has spawn that must be dealt with. Our victory is not complete until we have snapped up _all of them_ and brought them to our workshop!!!

Twoball Cane08 Dec 2015 11:30 a.m. PST

Lol ! Glad you finally caught your white whale cap'n…..those cups certainly fit the pulpy part

TheBeast10 Dec 2015 7:39 p.m. PST

Over two years in the search; that IS epic!

And, for over two years, amongst the residents of the Isle of Forgotten Projects [basement] is one half-sawn, and a couple, pristine. Oh, well…


Aleator11 Dec 2015 3:54 a.m. PST

I almost picture capncarp leaving the toddler who was drinking out of that sippycup laying in a puddle of his own drool. :)

Early morning writer11 Dec 2015 8:38 a.m. PST

Oh, beware the results but I recommend you google "rocket shaped sippy cups" and then bend open the leather folding plastic holder and reach for the nearest telephonic device or perhaps a digital shopping assistant.

Guthroth11 Dec 2015 12:28 p.m. PST

Very inspiring, but no chance of finding any this side of the pond :-(

capncarp12 Dec 2015 2:34 p.m. PST

<Aleator: I almost picture capncarp leaving the toddler who was drinking out of that sippycup laying in a puddle of his own drool. :)>
Nay, I had found it in time, before the foul creature had a chance to waylay another innocent child!
The only puddles of drool there were mine own.

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