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Tag Archives: Novelty

Giant Inflatable Robot Fists Are Great for Costumes, Not So Great for Boxing

Giant Inflatable Battle Fists

It’ll take a while to knock someone out if you don’t really know what you’re doing. It might take even longer if you happen to be wearing these Giant Robot Battle Fists on both hands. That’s just as well, because they weren’t made for use in fights in the first place anyway.

They’re great for cosplays (Mega Man, anyone?) and for costumes. And with Halloween coming up in just a few weeks, you can kiss your costume woes goodbye. ThinkGeek says they’re forged from Cobalt Flame and Robotonium, but we all know better. They’ll ship out flattened, of course, but just pump in some air (or blow some in if you feel like showing off) and you’ll be good to go.

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You Will Love This: Puppytext Lets You Type in Puppy-Style

Puppytext Site

What’s not to like about puppies? They’re cute, they’re adorable, and most of all, they’re incredibly cuddly. You could probably even manage to cheer up even the moodiest of grouches by showing him an image or two of puppies in all their fuzzy splendor.

It really doesn’t come as much of a surprise, then, that puppies now have their own font. I’m not talking about paw prints or caricatures of puppies packed into a Wingdings font. Rather, I’m talking about Puppytext, which features photographs of a litter of puppies positioned into various letters and characters for your typing pleasure. It’s not an actual font file in the strict sense of the word, since you can get your fill of puppy-filled text by heading over to the Puppytext website or getting its iPhone app which is priced at $1.29.

Go on, try it out. I know you want to.

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Quack Muzzle: Turn Your Dog Into A Novelty Pet, Dignity Need Not Apply

We suppose this goes along the lines of dressing your pet up in ridiculous costumes, except this time around the Quack Muzzle serves an actual purpose. It’s a muzzle. But yeah, it makes your dog look pretty ridiculous, so you’ll spend the day at the park attracting attention and answering questions from confused park goers. Which we suppose would kind of be the reason anyone would get this in the first place.

It’s $25 and it’s made (surprise, surprise) in Japan.

Hit the jump for more pictures and links.

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Can’t Wait? Now You Can Buy a (Fake) iPhone 5 for Just $5

Fake iPhone 5

Word on the street is that Apple will finally be unveiling the iPhone 5 this September 12th. But given Apple’s unpredictability, we’ll just all have to wait and see if they really will be making the big reveal next Wednesday.

Rumors about the iPhone 5′s features and specifications have been growing increasingly intense these past couple of weeks. But how would you like to be one of the very first in the world to own an iPhone 5? And for only five bucks?

Yes, you read that right. Now you can buy your own iPhone 5 for the price of a couple of burgers. But there’s a catch: it’s fake. And by ‘fake’, we actually mean to say that it’s only a mock-up that’s probably based on all the rumored specifications we mentioned earlier.

Obviously you won’t be able to make calls or send texts using these mock-ups, but at least you can tell people that you own an iPhone 5 without having to lie about it. They’re available in almost every street corner in China and are for sale on Taobao, which is the Chinese version of Amazon.

VIA [ MIC Gadget ]

It Pays to Have a Financial Crisis Survival Kit–You Never Know When You’ll Need It!

Crisis Survival

How many times have you been told to ‘save for a rainy day’? Well, stop putting it off and start saving today. Stop buying stuff you don’t really need and start depositing that money into your bank account. As for all the loose change that you might end up having, feel free to drop them into your very own Financial Crisis Survival Kit.

Despite its name, it’s not really a kit. In fact, it’s just a fancy can with a blinged out label, but hey, if it starts getting you into the habit of saving, then why not?

It’s available from Curiosite for 8,80€ (or about $12.)

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Power Up Arcade Light Switch Plate Enables Your Gaming Addiction

You’re a gamer to the core, whether it’s PC, console or… retro console. Heck, even arcade cabinets and pinball machines are fair game for you. Yeah, you’re going to need an intervention soon, but until your friends and family get themselves organized, you still have time to splurge on a couple more items. Items like this novelty light switch plate. It’s super easy to install and makes it so that turning the light on or off is accomplished through the toggling of an old-school joystick. There’s an extra couple of buttons there for Pew! Pew! sounds, because why not?

It’s $29 from Thinkgeek. Hit the jump for a video of it in action, and links.

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Canned Air is the Best Souvenir that Money Can Buy

Canned Air

The best souvenirs you can get while you’re on vacation are the ones that remind you of the places you visited and of the sights that you’ve seen. It’s the sights, the sounds, and the smells that you came across while you were there.

When you emerge from the plane, the first thing that hits you isn’t the view or the food or the tourist attractions–it’s the air. We all know that you can’t really take it with you, since you just inhale it and then exhale it and all. But Prague artist Kirill Rudenko has found a way to capture the essence of some of the world’s greatest cities by canning their air. Of course, it’s more in the packaging rather than the actual contents of the can, but each of these little treasures can give you an instant reminder of all the fantastic sites you visited while you were there.

Check out what each of these cans contain, along with links to where you can get them after the jump!

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Kogao Pad Super Promises to Get Rid of Your Facial Bulges

Kogao Slim Face Pad Super

Some people have genetically thinner faces, while others are stuck with slightly chubbier ones. Obviously there’s a direct correlation between your weight and how much fat is actually on your face. So if you want to slim down your face, then you have to tone down your whole body as well. But if you’ve already cut down on the pounds and still feel like your face is fatter than you’d like it to be, then here’s one thing that you can try out (with unguaranteed results): the Kogao Slim Face Pad Super.

It’s one of those quirky contraptions from Japan that promises a whole wealth of benefits if you use them regularly. The Kogao Pad, in particular, swears it’ll keep your face “thin and cute” by “smoothing” out the way you look. How? By putting the foamy headpiece on your face for five minutes a day, every day, and hope that the polyurethane foam will somehow miraculously manage to rearrange your facial features.

Doesn’t sound like it’ll work, does it? You might be tempted to give the Kogao Pad Super a try anyway, but its $196 price tag might prevent you from actually taking the jump to do so.

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Big Head Squirrel Feeder Makes The Fluffy Rats Look Silly

We don’t really like squirrels; shave their tails and they’re just rats. So we take great pleasure in the above feeder because it makes squirrels look stupid. Oh sure, squirrels can’t tell their dignity is being trampled, but you can laugh at their expense, and that’s all that matters. You could of course argue that if we really disliked squirrels we wouldn’t be feeding them in the first place. We don’t think of it that way. The squirrel food is the price we’d be ready to pay for the tiny bit lulz we can imagine ourselves having.

It’s $15.

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