by Jenni Chasteen
If you’ve ever dreamed of being an artist or a mad scientist but lacked the skill to draw or the stomach to conduct creepy science experiments, then check this out. Dr. Lakra’s Mutant Laboratory features 21 original monster designs printed on cards that have been divided into four segments. Each segment can be mixed and matched to create another even crazier monster. There are 190,000 possible combinations (or mutations if you prefer) so you’ll be busy cooking up creatures for quite a while. It’s makes a great gift for people of all ages—especially science fiction writers who rely on the “monster of the week” trope and are running out of ideas. Seriously, the remember Jaguar spirit in X-Files that made cats murder people? And that was only season 3!