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Jan
17
2012

Flat Stanley invades ThinkGeek HQ

FlatStanley and Spock

Together, in flatness.

Mia's Letter! (Click to embiggen)

So one day last week a letter arrived at ThinkGeek HQ. It was a pretty big envelope, but no one thought anything was weird until we opened it and the image of a flat little boy fell onto the desk.

This little paper boy was Flat Stanley, who, as the stories explain, was accidentally flattened by a falling book. Due to this newly flattened state, he decided to become a world traveler. Mostly because he could mail himself anywhere.

(Who wouldn't?)

Stanley found his way to ThinkGeek HQ after a geekling by the name of Mia was given the task of sending him to the coolest person she could think of. Of course she thought of Timmy.

We immediately started taking pictures of Flat Stanley pretty much everywhere around the office (because that is what you do with Stanleys). These are the result of that whirlwind afternoon.



FlatStanley and Spock

Timmy and Stanley stand at the door of ThinkGeek HQ during one of the first real snowstorms of the year. Wave at the camera, guys!



FlatStanley and Spock

Stanley doesn't quite do well when it comes to playing games of Foosball. Due to the flatness, we suspect.



FlatStanley and Spock

Tron, however, is an entirely different story.



FlatStanley and Spock

Our codemonkey Guillaume attempts to teach Stanley a little bit about coding Perl.



FlatStanley and Spock

A trip to see the customer service monkeys work their wizardry. There is so much awesomification happening on that washed out screen. You have no idea.



FlatStanley and Spock

Flat Stanley visits the Wall of Awesome Happiness, and nearly gets lost amongst the hundreds of postcards there. Eep.



FlatStanley and Spock

It's a snack! I mean, a trap!



FlatStanley and Spock

Stanley isn't the only flat one in the office.

Exhibit A: Our favorite Mandalorian.



FlatStanley and Spock

Exhibit B: Flat TIMMY!

Now we will be sending Stanley back home to Mia in the far off land of Illinois along with all of these pictures and copies of your comments. Just so she knows how much fun we had, and how awesome it was having Stanley as a guest. So leave some comments for Mia!

Thanks for visiting, Stanley! We'll miss you, little guy.

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Comments

meaningless icon! Timmy is really a popular fellow! People always want to visit and get pictures with him! Maybe one day Mia will make the trip herself and become a world traveler too. (Is it wrong that I envy your snow? It's 72F here in Texas.)
Sadpear said this 1068 days ago.
meaningless icon! Love Flat Stanley He traveled for my kids too. Looks like he had a nice visit with Timmy. Mia is a good travel agent!
WildGeeseafter3 said this 1068 days ago.
meaningless icon! Flat Stanley, you are my hero! You've done more cool stuff in one day than most geeks ever get to! PS Watch out for snack/traps.
Shakay said this 1068 days ago.
meaningless icon! Looks like F.S. had a fun time visiting Timmy. Yay! Hi Mia, hope you're having a great day today! :)
thisgoodlife said this 1068 days ago.
meaningless icon! Dear Mia, What a fun idea of sending Flat Stanley to Timmy! Looks like he had a great day at Timmy's place. What a fun story you will have to share with all of your friends! Sharon in Kansas ...where it is only in the 20's today!
Sharon Kay said this 1068 days ago.
meaningless icon! I had a Flat Stanley back in school! Mine didnt get to go cool places though, because the people I mailed him to lost him. Maybe we will try again one day with my kids.:)
Princess Bubblegum said this 1068 days ago.
meaningless icon! I remember when I had a Flat Stanley! That must have been, what, 15 years ago? ThinkGeek didn't even exist back then! So cool that Mia sent one to Timmy!
ScorchRaserik said this 1068 days ago.
meaningless icon! Flat Stanley is adorable! What a great idea, Mia! I hope you enjoy all the great photos!
Birder Katie said this 1068 days ago.
meaningless icon! It's really adorable that you guys did this. ThinkGeek HQ seems like a really cool place.
ehill11 said this 1068 days ago.
meaningless icon! My nephew did Flat Stanley a number of years ago. I think we arranged to send him to China then.
Always1957 said this 1068 days ago.
meaningless icon! Hi Mia thanks for helping Flat Stanley to become a world traveler! I remember him coming to visit my family in Henderson, Nevada. We had a great time and he's always welcome back to visit!
cwiseman said this 1068 days ago.
meaningless icon! I want Stan to visit me! would would have a jolly good time!
kcrox26 said this 1068 days ago.
meaningless icon! My niece sent Flat Stanley to visit me in San Antonio, TX, once, but it looks like Timmy has given me a run for my money in the tour department! Good thinking, Mia! Here's hoping all your geek dreams come true! You go, girl!
JuneBug47 said this 1068 days ago.
meaningless icon! What a great idea Mia and how fun for Flat Stanley and Timmy. I hope they had a great time together.
mnizzy said this 1068 days ago.
meaningless icon! Yay Stanley! I want him to Visit me! He would love the Alamo! Good job Mia!
kcrox26 said this 1068 days ago.
meaningless icon! What a lucky Flat Stanley to get to go and visit Timmy. Was he able to go home with some toys?
Lcharsh said this 1068 days ago.
meaningless icon! As long as Timmy doesn't go all "Rock Star" on us... I wonder how Flat Stanley is at "Paper Mario"?
emtpej said this 1068 days ago.
meaningless icon! That's so cool that Flat Stanley got to tour the ThinkGeek HQ with Timmy being the uber-gracious host. Maybe Timmy can also send his clone when Flat Stanley returns to Mia? :)
RaDragon said this 1068 days ago.
meaningless icon! Mia, That was a smart idea sending Flat Stanley to meet Timmy. Geeks rule, even when they're flat!
Lynnea said this 1068 days ago.
meaningless icon! Awesome idea Mia!! Flat Stanley visited my crew and I on my ship once, but I bet he had a better time at the ThinkGeek HQ with Timmy! All the best!
Becks15 said this 1068 days ago.
meaningless icon! Wow! What awesomeness was that! Makes me wish I was flat and not round, so I could get mailed to cool places. Stanley is now my second newest hero. Timmy will always be my first.
eyesrbrnforever said this 1068 days ago.
meaningless icon! OMG! Flat Stanley is amazing! Now I want to mail myself places... unfortunately I am not flat.
Jinjaritia said this 1068 days ago.
meaningless icon! Did you introduce Flat Stanley to Flat Kate Marlowe in the customer service monkey's office?
TJNoffy said this 1068 days ago.
meaningless icon! Posting to be a part of history! Looks like Flat Stanley had a good time. Wish I could make myself to TG HQ :(
fluffypenguin said this 1068 days ago.
meaningless icon! I work at a bookstore and, by far, Flat Stanley is the most popular kids book.
BeckyStormyLynn said this 1068 days ago.
meaningless icon! Mia, greetings from Boise, ID where we are anxiously waiting for a record breaking snow storm tomorrow. I came across this blog post via twitter and had to stop by. My cousin's daughter, also named Mia and who lives in the Chicago area, has been exploring the world with Flat Stanley lately. Wouldn't it be a fun coincidence if this Mia and the Mia I know are the same people?
BoiseLeah said this 1068 days ago.
meaningless icon! Hey ThinkGeek, This is awesome! We love seeing stuff like this come up. Looks like Flat Timmy had quite an adventure. Please be sure you upload some of these photo's to our website www.FlatStanley.com to share his story. Also if you want to have more flat out fun, check out our free app! -The Official Flat Stanley Project
MartinStanley said this 1068 days ago.
meaningless icon! Mia, I KNOW Flat Stanley had a fun time. I have to agree with you that going to see Timmy @ ThinkGeek is the coolest idea! Looks like Stanley had lots of fun and Timmy was an excellent host! Good luck to Stanley on his travels and good luck and best wishes to you Mia! Lori in San Antonio, TX
CarpeAnnum said this 1067 days ago.
meaningless icon! I wanted to say thank you to everyone who helped with the project and for all the comments too! Mia was all smiles when I showed her this page and is very excited to see Stanley again! You all are pure awesomeness! ---- Mia's mom (this message has been approved by Mia) :)
Geekgrlz said this 1062 days ago.
meaningless icon! Oh My goodness! Hi @Geekgirlz! I am so glad that Mia saw the post! I'm going to print everything out and send it back with Stanley, along with a little something extra if I can mange it! <3
Raevyn W. said this 1059 days ago.

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