So you may have noticed a few new items on the site last Friday. You may have even wanted to purchase one or two. Then you looked at the calendar.
Sorry if we broke your heart, but we do sometimes turn these implausible ideas into the real thing--like the Tauntaun Sleeping Bag--so you should take a moment to vote on your favorite. We'll see what we can do about making your dream into a reality--unless it's the Edible Gummy iPhone Case, in which case you can give up dreaming now because it was incredibly difficult to make even the proof of concept. (Hans still has nightmares.)
If it helps, you may take comfort in the fact that we might've been pranked on Friday, too. We're choosing to believe this customer service call was a prank, anyways, because the alternative is just too horrible. Click here to experience the magic of Dan expertly handling a conversation no one should ever have to field. (It's a 291KB mp4.)
Here's another joke we can share with you: a little old skool chain mail spoof we sent around to some our most our awesome customers on Thursday, 3/31, to remind them we were up to no good on Friday. We don't mind telling you we had way too much fun writing that masterpiece--and now the world knows you really can't have too many dancing Fry gifs.
Three bits of house keeping:
1. The t-shirt monkey would like you to know there are still some free-with-$15-purchase limited edition Ken Jennings-inspired t-shirts in stock so if you were on the fence this weekend (or wondered if they were a prank), now would be the time to snap one up.
2. Our 3D Giveaway winners have been contacted so now we can proudly announce them here: Elisha H of South Burlington VT, who won a Nintendo Virtual Boy and $1,000 ThinkGeek shopping spree, and Miriam V of Elgin IL who won the black Nintendo 3DS. Thanks to all our entrants, and so sorry if you didn't win the Virtual Boy. Surely there's another way you give yourself a headache.
3. By popular--nay, overwhelming request--here are the graphics that went on the side of the ice cream truck in the Star Wars Lightsaber Popsicle video. "Admiral Snackbar" is probably our favorite, but "Ewoko Taco" is pretty sweet, too. A million exploding Alderaan thanks to Walls360 who printed the graphics overnight and then hand-delivered them to the set the next day.