People were taking pictures in IKEA.
In the fall of 2018 in social networks appeared a new trend of character – Ikea shark. In the Russian segment of the Internet, he was named a Shark from IKEA, reports the Chronicle.info with reference on strana.ua.
Talking about plush shark Blaha, toy with a fun and apathetic facial expression, which are sold in IKEA stores. Like most memes, this one has become popular abroad, but in recent years it is widely spread in the Russian segment of the Internet. To date, it is difficult to buy in the shops in Russia and Belarus or online on its official resources. And dealers take out boxes of sharks to sell them at an inflated price on various online services. Officially, IKEA Blaha is 1,5 thousand rubles (about 620 UAH), on the Internet prices start from 2 million rubles (about 820 UAH), but can be much higher.
According to the Village, IKEA employees argue that the only way to get the shark to come to the opening of the store, and by informal employees forbidden to buy them.
“This is steeper than the line for iPhones! It all started with Europe: however, the excitement there was already asleep and we just got here. From dealers we select sharks can’t: almost every day, observe how they carry cargo carts to the checkout… 100 pieces disassembled in 15 minutes – picking up the boxes”, – quotes the edition of one of the Moscow shops.
The shark is from IKEA became the star of social networks, primarily because of its resemblance with ordinary people. Her apathetic facial expression makes her the perfect model for all occasions. In the stories published by users of Instagram, she eats Breakfast, washes, plays with animals, composing songs, walking with friends in a bar, drinking and working.
Some users compare it with me, some pictures accompany reflections on a particular topic, some by posting a picture, remember about other memes, for example, Iduna. Note that, by estimations of fans Shark from IKEA, it wins in terms of popularity.