Every wonder what happened to the Glitter Bomb Prank?
We'll it isn't exactly dead, it is just saturated and consumers are becoming smarter. With a huge line of competition including Ruin Days, ShipYourEnemiesGlitter and The Glitter Grenade it has drove the price into a frenzy leaving customers questioning, why spend around $20 to send glitter to my friend when I can pull the same prank for a fraction of the price.
Now your probably wondering, who the heck is this guy? This is Newt Gingrich, now your wondering...okay but what does he have to do with anything. Believe it or not he is the first person to receive a glitter bomb. The former Speaker of the House of Representatives and his wife Callista were showered with glitter at a book signing. Nick Espinosa dumped a full box of glitter on them, shouting "Stop the hate!" and "Feel the rainbow, Newt! This occurred on May 17th, 2011, bringing attention to the media about glitter bombs.
He isn't the only politician to receive special glitter bomb treatment. Around 30 politicians have received one, Including the notable Mitt Romney.
In 2012, University of Colorado-Boulder student Peter Smith faced up to six months in jail and a fine of $1000 for allegedly glitter bombing presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a Colorado campaign event.
When did sending friends and family spring-loaded glitter bombs become a thing?
In 2015, several websites offered a service where an envelope containing loose glitter could be sent anonymously to a victim. This was the started of the online trend of sending a glitter bomb. Oddly enough, two years later these companies are still going strong and making their owners a ton of money!
In an article by Time
ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com now passed reserve on Flippa! By now you have probably heard about ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com, the viral site which lets you send your enemies an envelope full of glitter. The site made over $20,000 in sales in just 24 hours before the owner decided to sell it. Now you can buy it on Flippa! The site is now sitting at $70,800 after a huge 338 bids and is due to close at 5:30 pm PST, Wed 21st Jan.”
By the time the auction was done, the site had successfully sold on Flippa for $85,000 (most don't make that in a year). When I first heard this I had a hard time believing that the glitter bomb service was worth this much. This was the most active listing on Flippa ever to date with over 300 bids.
In conclusion, although it is an old prank it is still a goodie and we hope all the Glitter bomb companies the best of luck.