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Tag Archives: Novelty

Minimaterials: Like Real Building Materials, Only Mini

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Maybe you sometimes fantasize about how cool it would be to play around with bricks, and cinder blocks, and mortar, and just build shit. But then reality sinks in and you see how impractical it would be; what would you even do with the stuff you build? It’s not like you’re ready to commit to making an actual structure… Well, that’s where Minimaterials comes in. They make miniature versions of the big boy materials you can’t play with. Yes, real concrete cinder blocks, real mortar, real wooden pallets. The cinder blocks, for instance, measure 1.3″ x .66″ x .66″, and a 24-pack that comes on a wooden pallet costs all of $15. They even have Jersey Barriers and red bricks for your mini construction needs.

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The Dog Mop That Looks Like A Mop Dog

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The Komondor dogs are those little canines with the long hair that look like mops on four legs. They’re cute and they make you wonder if they could ever come in handy at home, picking up dust and little items so you don’t have to. But who are we kidding, they don’t do squat. You can however now fulfill that bizarre fantasy with these novelty mops that look just like the dogs. They are detachable mop heads that basically just spruce up your regular mop, cost 2,700 Yen (about $23) and come in three different colors.

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The Edible Spoon Maker Makes Edible Spoons

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We’re not sure why anyone would spend money on a machine that makes edible spoons, except for maybe the sheer novelty of it, or an extreme reluctance to wash your utensils. Whatever the case, it seems that such a device is in the making. It uses typical pre-made dough, from the likes of Pillsbury or Pepperidge Farms, and will output a crispy spoon in as little as three minutes. The spoon-shaped surface is non-stick of course, and it’s in every other way like a panini maker. We don’t know how much it’ll cost or even when it’ll be available, but you can sign up on their website to be notified of when it’s closer to launch.

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Skull Teaspoon For Your Morning Tea

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Call it a novelty spoon, but it’s one we’d like to own nonetheless. It’s from SUCK UK, who make tons of cool things, made from stainless steel like pretty much all cutlery these days, and its only claim to fame is the skull shape. Still, it’s the little things that can bring joy on a Monday morning, and at $3.22 for one, it won’t break the bank.

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Darth Vader Toothpick Dispenser

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Ok… we said we would stop talking about Star Wars stuff. We know. But how can you resist a Darth Vader toothpick dispenser? The toothpicks stealthily hide in his cape, and every time you need a new one you depress a lever at the back, his outstretched hands reaches in there and returns to the initial position with a new ‘Lightsaber’. It’s a novelty item, sure… but it’s Darth Vader handing out toothpicks, so there’s something a little amusing to see such a powerful character stuck with such a mundane task. It’s $34.95 on pre-order.

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Cat Ear Motorcycle Helmets Are A Thing That Exists

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We’re all for having a little bit of originality, but we’re not sure how to feel when that effort involves strapping something like these cat ear motorcycle helmets to our heads. They’re called the Neko-Helmets and they use a IXS-1000 base, which is then customized with these fibreglass ears. They apparently offer no additional wind resistance up to 60mph, and will break off in case of a fall. At 1,780 grams, they’re not the lightest helmets on the road, but it’s not like you were expecting that when purchasing a novelty item. Prices start at $495 and go up to $660.

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Star Wars, Star Wars, Windshield Wiper Covers, Star Wars, Star Wars…

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When Disney bought Lucasfilm and the rights to the Star Wars franchise, we figured they’d recoup their investment quite fast. Considering the apparent fact that pretty much everything and anything is now a Star Wars product, we’re more than certain we were right. Consider these rear windshield wiper covers in the shape of a Lightsaber. They don’t actually do anything useful, like most other Star Wars merch, but if you’re somehow running out of ways to showcase your undying love for George’s little creation, you now have yet another item to add to your collection. They cost $15 and come in a variety of colors. The company, WiperTags, also makes a bunch of different non-Star-Wars rear windshield wiper covers, like daggers, swords, and chainsaws.

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Of Course There’s a Napping Aid Shaped Sort Of Like A Hand

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Well, maybe calling it a ‘napping aid’ is a little much, since you’re unlikely to be able to actually sleep on this thing. You will however have both of your hands free to continue doing whatever it is you do at work, while a third, plastic hand holds your head up. Sure, The Chin Rest Arm is promoting somewhat of a slacker style of doing things, but you can convince yourself that it can help you improve your posture or has some other health benefits. It’s completely adjustable, attaches easily to a desk, and it has a soft, cushiony exterior for your comfort. It’s 4,980 yen (about US$40).

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Planetary Paperweight For The Science Geek In Your Life

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Are we talking about paperweights on OhGizmo!? Yes, yes we are. It’s not any ordinary paperweight though, but a Planetary Paperweight, not unlike the Planetary Lollipops or Planetary Glass Set we wrote about a while back. It’s a fun reminder that our little planet is nothing but a speck of dust in our vast universe, and a cool visual nod to the tiny neighbourhood of our galaxy we happen to inhabit. It’ll look great on the desk of any science-minded loved one in your life, and at $38, it makes a great stocking stuffer for the upcoming Holidays.

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