Belated Toy of the Week: Food Chain Friends

What better way to teach your child that it’s a kill or be killed world out there, and that no matter how hard you fight and strive, there will always be a bigger creature that’s ready to devour you with ease? FAO Schwarz’s grand Food Chain Friends illustrates these valuable lessons in an adorably brutal way.

Food Chain Friends are from Daro, a small green planet much like Earth was 200 million years ago. Daro teems with wildlife, and its exceptionally social and gracious species flourish in a complex – but oddly, very friendly – ecosystem. They’re friends. They eat each other. It’s a complicated relationship!

Most relationships where you eat each other are. Also, between this and the Make Your Own Muppets, when the hell did FAO Schwarz get awesome?