There’s really not much to say beyond what you see in the picture, here. It’s a mug. It’s shaped like a 20-sided dice, which some of you may recognize as that D&D dice. It is dishwasher and microwave safe, and costs $13.
Ok, so it’s probably not what you had in mind. But let’s face it, this Back To The Future Desktop Hoverboard is about as close as you’re going to get to the ‘real thing’, at least for now. The pyrolytic graphite board hovers over a rare earth magnet base; give it a little push and it’ll go back and forth for a bit. Sure, it’s not as satisfying as carving some turns in the air, but at least it’s officially licensed merchandise and not come cheap trinket. The desktop toy will attract a bit of attention, and keep you excited about the possibility of seeing the real thing one day soon (Google might actually be able to build one, but won’t). It’s $40.
Oh, we hate bad headlines as much as the next guy, but sometimes it’s as if they write themselves, especially when it comes to Star Trek stuff. So you’ll have to forgive us. It doesn’t change the fact that the above Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Sushi Set is pretty awesome. You set the food down on the wooden plate, and use the ship’s warp trail as chopsticks. The top of the saucer section comes off to reveal a sauce dish, and you can rotate the ship so that it doesn’t get in the way of your grub. Best part is that it’ll only set you back $35, which is more than reasonable for what seems to be a Thinkgeek creation and an exclusive.
If you’ve ever heard a Theremin, you might’ve become intrigued by this otherworldly instrument. Used for decades as the eerie instrument in countless movies, as well as being popular with psychedelic rock bands of the 70’s, the Theremin is intriguing but also hard to play. The Moog Theremini Professional Theremin on the other hand tries to simplify the experience so that even amateurs can have a hope to, well, not suck.
First, it’s got a powerful sound engine derived from Moogs award winning synthesizer: Animoog. Second, and this is a first for Theremins, the Theremini has assistive pitch quantization, which allows you to adjust the instrument’s level of playing difficulty. At the maximum position, the Theremini will play every note in a selected scale perfectly, making it impossible to play a wrong note. As this control is decreased, more expressive control of pitch and vibrato becomes possible. The Theremini is a dream to play, a marvel to compose with, and a work of art to look upon.
This particular instrument is far from being a toy, since it is produced by the groundbreaking Moog Music company and costs $300. If you’ve got an experimental music inclination, this could be your chance to experiment with what many consider to be the very first electric instrument ever created.
This isn’t the first pair of LEGO slippers that has ever been made, but it’s definitely one of the comfiest. That’s because they aren’t made from actual LEGO blocks, which its name implies. The slippers look like gigantic LEGO blocks, except they’re plushy and can’t be stacked one upon another.
The slippers are available in red and blue. They only come in one size, so these will fit you, unless you wear size 13 and above. They’re available on ThinkGeek for $24.99.
ThinkGeek has a multi-function controller for Nintendo’s Wii and Wii U that also works with select Android devices via Bluetooth that’s called the Pro Controller. But the cool thing about the Pro Controller is that it actually combines a Wiimote and Wii Classic Controller into one easy-to-use controller that will make all your Wii gaming experiences as fun as ever.
Not only is the third-party device sturdy and comfortable to hold, but it’s also accurate and pretty darn clever. So all you need to do is flip a switch on the device and the Wii U console will recognize it as a Wiimote, but flip it the other way and it will think it’s a Wii classic controller. And its D-Pad is great for all of your favorite Virtual Console titles, too, making this Pro Controller the one device you’ll want to definitely use over and over again when playing your favorite games on Wii or Wii U. You’ll get non-stop gaming with its rechargeable battery and it also features analog joysticks, triggers, speakers and vibration. When using with Android devices, simply download a Wii Remote app and then pair the controller to your device via Bluetooth. ThinkGeek has this all-in-one Wii Pro Controller for $39.99.
Remember HAL 9000 from Space Odyssey? No? Well, let me jog your memory. HAL 9000 was the malfunctioning AI that decided to murder a crew of astronauts who were planning to disconnect it. That’s where the fun begins (for the viewers, I mean, and not for the astronauts.) HAL was voted as one of the greatest movie villains of all time, and now you can actually own it–well, a replica of it–once it’s back in stock on ThinkGeek.Continue Reading
A couple months ago, reports of an impending zombie apocalypse went rampant. Aside from people getting into a zombie frame of mind because of shows like The Walking Dead, news that someone had chewed off a homeless man’s face didn’t help either. Paranoid people began putting together survival kits in case one really hit, while others decided to sell these kits instead to make a few quick bucks–like the enterprising folks of ThinkGeek.
I’m sure you’re aware that there’s no zombie apocalypse in the near future, but in case you’re still worried, then this well-put together kit will provide you the basic things you’ll need to survive one. At least for a couple of days. You’ll find the SOG Tactical Tomahawk in the mix, along with some Zombie Jerky and a Survival Kit in a Sardine Can that contains 25 essentials for your survival.
The entire kit retails for $79.99 on ThinkGeek.
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J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit doesn’t hit theaters until December, but that doesn’t mean you have to hold back on your inner hobbit any longer. These Plush Halfling Slippers are ultra comfortable, ultra plushy, and ultra hairy–just like any regular, old hobbit’s feet. Except for the plushy and comfortable part. Top that off with yellow toenails and your own feet could pass off for that of an old hobbit’s.
There’s still two full months before Halloween comes along, but you might want to get a pair of these if you’re planning on dressing up in a hobbit costume. Or, you know, you could chill in your bedroom in these ginormous slippers for the heck of it.
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