Vending machines that surprise you with kayaks, cakes and gifts have been done.

The giant vending machine for Tourism British Colombia seen in San Francisco recently is a bit reminiscent of the Doritos Giant vending machine the Mini Cooper vending machine wall and the Smart car vending machine, with a dash of Happiness vending machine and the Purple People Greeter gifting stuff thrown in.

In short, if you have a vending machine idea on your desk right now, bin it.

And man I only now realized how much this smart car looks like its taken straight from the Izusu Rodeo "toy store" ad which in turn reminds me of the Honda 'toy' car found in giant cereal boxes and ... whoa. Can you spot me a dollar? I need to buy myself a life.