'Raiders of the Lost Ark' face-melting candle is Tohts adorable

Nothing is better than a face-melting Nazi. Re-create Major Toht's memorable meltdown from the first Indiana Jones movie with this gruesome candle.

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Make romantic dinners more memorable with a Melting Toht Candle.


You don't have to stare directly into the Ark of the Covenant to see someone's face melt off. Nothing is more relaxing than taking a bubble bath by candlelight, especially if involves a Nazi's cranium slowly turning into a pool of wax.

Watch the replica of creepy Gestapo agent Major Toht melt -- his screaming face, eyeglasses, suit, tie, leather coat and fedora all slowly transforming into the eerie Nazi puddle we remember from the hit '80s movie "Indiana Jones and Raider of the Lost Ark."

While the candle doesn't scream when it's disintegrating, at least the face melts more slowly than Industrial Light & Magic's face-melting special effects from the film progress.

The Melting Toht Candle is now available on UK store Firebox for $31.39 (about £20, AU$36). The candle is even packaged in a cardboard box that resembles a wooden crate, like the one the Ark of the Covenant is stored in. The box measures approximately 7 inches by 9 inches by 4 inches.

This isn't the first time Firebox has offered an unusual collectible for Indiana Jones fans. It has a Monkey Brains Bowl so fans can relive the shocking dinner scene in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom."