Al Jazeera has been following the rise of the ‘glued shoes’ craze, where people go out and buy a lot of shoes that look and sound like their favorite gorilla glue-wearing celebrity.
Now it has found another one of the products that has caught the public’s imagination: a glue gun.
Gift cards and gift certificates are usually a big part of the market, and this year it seems like everyone is stocking up.
Giftcards can range from $25 to $1,000, and gift vouchers can be used to buy any amount of goods.
But there are a lot more things to buy than gift cards, and the people that go out buying them are often quite rich.
“It’s been a lot fun, and I think I’ve made a couple of them, like the one above,” said Michael Krasnow, who is selling a gun to raise money for a charity called Animal Aid.
“I thought I’d put together a list of what I have to offer, and then I put them together, and it’s a lot,” he added.
It’s easy to see why people are so passionate about the glue gun craze.
Many people don’t realise how much money goes into these items.
In the UK, there are about 300 million individual gift cards in circulation, and a lot goes into selling them.
The gun itself costs about $200 to manufacture, and when it arrives in the mail, it can sell for around $50.
“If you look at a lot in the UK and the US, there’s a certain amount of money in the product,” Kraswill said.
There are also a number of charities that can sell the product, and even make money selling it on its own.
“They’ve made millions,” said Krassown.
“So the money has been used for charity, which is a good thing.”
Krasnow sells the gun at several retail outlets in the US and Australia, and sells them to people with different income levels.
For Kraswewn, it’s the best part of his job.
“The thing that really sells me, the thing that keeps me going, is the people who are giving,” he said.
“If I could give away a gun for free, I’d do it.
It’s really easy to get a gun and put it to use.”
But I think there are so many things that you can do with a gun.
There’s the things that I can put it in, there is the fun of it, and there is that sense of accomplishment and excitement.
“A lot of people will just go for the idea of a toy or a piece of art, and they’ll do it for a few hours.
That’s not really a gift.”
This gives you the ability to really get involved with something that has a big social impact.
“But Kraswson also said that the glue guns don’t have to be a fun thing to do.”
You don’t need to be into it, you don’t even have to think about it.
You can just have a fun time, and have fun with it.
“There’s so many good things that can come out of it,” he continued.
“People can just enjoy the gun, and really enjoy the art, you can just do it, it doesn’t even matter.”
Kosovar’s Glamour magazine also has a series of videos about the phenomenon.
In one of them a girl, dressed as a gorilla, holds up a gun with a sticker that reads, “The Glue Gun is the most awesome thing ever made!”