I've seen all sorts of vegetable turkeys made from apples, potatoes and pumpkins. So the fact that this is a pumpkin turkey isn't that strange. I guess the unused pumpkins need to be used somehow and better on the table than blown to bits by teenagers. What sets this one apart is that the feathers are actually long taper candles. So before sitting down to dinner you can light this turkey on fire and watch his beautiful "feathers" grow shorter and shorter. Just hope that one doesn't take it literally that all turkeys are supposed to be cooked or ignited.