Million Dollar Idea – Bug Colosseum

Bug Colosseum

I want to sell a little plastic Colosseum and supply bugs to fight in it. Imagine the fights you could have!

OK, I can actually only imagine making a Praying Mantis fight other bugs, but I am sure people could come up with some good match ups.

Bonus Idea: Online Bug Stress Relief

Web cam + Bugs + Remote controlled fire crackers = BIG $

12 responses for Million Dollar Idea – Bug Colosseum

  1. elby says:

    You could upsell folks to a web-controlled robotic magnifying glass. All the fun, none of the smell.

  2. mighty josh says:

    I hear spiders (especially black widows) vs. wasps are fun match ups. A certain guitar player in my band tells me that, anyway. Then again, he does have a weird obsession with spiders.

  3. Joel says:

    In sixth grade we did a unit on insects, and so I had several bugs in various jars on my desk when a similar idea occured to me, involving a praying mantis vs. a stinkbug. Not realizing that he was doomed anyway, the stinkbug released his entire arsenal, having no effect on the mantis but alerting everybody at my table of the epic struggle going on. They were, I think, glad that lunch fairly soon, giving them a chance to leave and let the smell dissipate by itself.

  4. shawn says:

    Combine A and B, and WHEW!! I’m getting the picture in my mind of a Mighty Warrior Athid, who kills with a tiny dagger and some Raid Napalm (sp?)

    Better than Spy Vs. Spy.

  5. andrew says:

    Note to myself: Stop work on shrinking ray.

  6. Ooooh, you know about the remote-controlled roaches they’ve got? ( Put THOSE in your collosseum!

  7. Adam says:

    Genius. Off I go to the patent office to steal your idea and become wealthy. (evil laugh) Soon I will be buying up railroads, towns, small islands…

  8. john says:

    i’ve already started a class action suit against you – i am bringing in the jains and the buddhists to prop up my case.

  9. martin says:

    You need to read Sandkings – it’s an excellent short story by George R.R. Martin. I have a soft copy I can send to you.

  10. dave says:

    If you could have a robot that you control through the internet to spur the bugs along. The worst thing about getting bugs to fight these days is the fact that sometimes they don’t want to fight. So if the viewer could control some sort of stick that get’s the ball rolling, you are truly maximizing the whole internet experience thing. Maybe you could hire a small kid to sit there and wait for a special email beep that means that he’s supposed to urge them along in battle with some sort of stick he found out back.

  11. dave says:

    Also, factor in a strobe light, with flourescent lighting as well, for effect. Can I be your effects designer? We should market this towards the fans of the robot wars and WWF. Voice-overs as well.

  12. nick says:

    story: 2 days ago i had a swarm of bees land in my back yard and form into a clump about the size of a rockmellon. yesterday this guy came to take the majority of them away. this morning i noticed the hangers-on had formed a small clump so i caught them in a large plastic jar. later my brother found 2 red back spiders (a relative of black widows ?) under a seat.

    anyway i out the spider in wit the bees and it murdered everything moving……….

    bees: 0 spider: 25+