Coming clean about ‘Collect-O-Matic’

2nd April 2013 by Jamie

Okay, you got us! We’re foiled, we’re busted, we admit it…‘Collect-O-Matic’ by MOO.COM was an April Fools’ joke!

Here at MOO, we’re big fans of April Fools day, as you may have seen from our posts from previous years – like MOO-D ink Cards and The Lightbox

This year was no different, the MOO Crew all sent in their ideas, we voted and the Collect-O-Matic vending machine was born. Well when we say born, we mean – won at an auction, picked up, torn apart, cleaned, prodded, vinyl’d and made brand new again.


It’s true, we won’t be distributing Collect-O-Matic vending machines across the globe for order pickups (just think of the poor Customer Service reps inside), but we do deliver to over 180 countries and this way you still get your order delivered straight to your door in the post – and who doesn’t love receiving parcels?

We also may have been *slightly* cheeky in moderating the comments on the blog – but wanted to keep the joke going as long as possible. A big high five to everyone who guessed it right! You’ll find all the comments on the post now.

To our surprise, we even got Collect-O-Matic in working order again (think Frankenstein’s monster, but with less thunder and lightning and lot more jumping up and down in excitement).

So what next for the Collect-O-Matic? Well, it will soon take pride of place in the MOO reception in our London office for a while. Make sure you come and pick up your free sample packs if you can. Don’t forget, you can also submit  where you’d have liked to see Collect-O-Matic. We’ve already seen it in Sydney, at a race track in Indianappolis, even on the moon! Follow it’s journey on our Tumblr page.

Comments (1)

  1. Paul:

    Great April Fools’ blog. I have to think this would be a great idea, especially if these were installed at major airports around the world. Have a smartphone app, make your cards, pay for your cards, then wait for the return. All of this would take a maximum of, what 10-15 minutes from order to card? The income stream that would be generated.

    Start building those machines ladies and gentlemen.

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