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It takes years to become a Jedi at (virgin) Beer Pong so smart tweens train early with the Milton Bradley
ball and cup sensation setting new trends on twitter searches - #CUPONK - the game that takes trick
shots to a whole new level. Toy genies at Hasbro have another Monster success with "CUPONK
Monsterosity," the Monsters of Rock themed dunking game that inspired thousands of videos on
YouTube featuring kids around the world sinking impossible ping pong shots just like MTV's favorite
Jackass Bam Margera.
Lacko Illustration worked with California shop BXC to create the unique rock gods design used to wrap
the limited edition series of artist's cups which sold out just before Christmas 2010. Each cup features
a round of sound clips which play when the ball is successfully sunk. The rocks riffs on "Monsterosity"
are inspired by the theme wrap and 2 tattoo logo balls with growls, groans and grinds blasting from the
speaker hidden in the bottom of the twinkling LED battery-operated base. Lacko's horned and
mowhawked monsters have ping pong balls bouncing off their exposed brains, spiked lizard tongues,
skull-shaped drums and dagger pierced hearts. More than one online review noticed the tattooed lead
monster's striking resemblance to a Black Flag era Henry Rollins.
CUPONK is the perfect fusion of slacker charm and trick shot skateboard skill. Hasbro marketed the
toys on Youtube with Margera challenging their target audience to upload videos of their best shots.
By New Year's Eve, thousands of kids from Italy, Australia and laundry-strewn living rooms across the
US were posting unboxing reviews, spit takes and ricochet shots off tables, chairs and mantles.
The game is deceptively simple but highly addictive. Lacko gifted his "Monsterosity" series to family
members at Christmas and managed to make his mom extremely mad when a slam dunk contest
made everyone late for dinner. Check out all the CUPONK videos at YouTube.com and collect the
latest artist's series at WalMart, Target, K-Mart or online at Amazon.com
Cuponk! What shot YOU got?