The color vacuum is a machine that appears in the German Club Nintendo comic, The Hunt for Happiness. It resembles a vacuum cleaner worn with back straps similar to the Poltergust 3000, and its similar variations. Kamek, ordered by Baby Bowser, uses it to absorb the color of Yoshi's Island, turning it drab and gray. The absorbed color was used to paint Baby Bowser's castle, which was naturally gray. The color vacuum is absent for the remainder of the comic. Its affects can be reversed with great emotion, which the Baby Yoshis of the island use to claim the color back by eating lots of fruit to cheer themselves up (recommended as 'fruit therapy' by a friendly Lakitu), appearing on the fictional talk show Annette to appeal their situation to the masses, who are moved by the story, and by holding a rock concert broadcast live on television. The Baby Yoshis are successful and return the color back to their island.