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Jul
29
2014

Our New Look

A wall of loot!

Since 1999, ThinkGeek has been on a mission to create a world where everyone can embrace their inner geek and connect with one another. What started as a place for clever t-shirts and unusual gifts is now the best way for everyone to find wondrous goods that express all your passions--much of which you won't find anywhere else on Earth (or any other planet).

If you've been a fan, you'll notice some changes to look and organization of the site - starting with our new logo. You told us there is so much more to being a geek than being smart; we designed a new logo with you in mind to promote unique connections among all geeks. Also, based on your requests over the years, we've continued to add new categories and fandoms, and after a while, well... things started to stack up. Timmy was reluctant, but we eventually had to ask him to clean up his room. We hope you find it easier and faster to navigate so you can get to all the stuff that matters to you.


If you're new to ThinkGeek, it's a great time to shop for apparel, functional and fun home and office decor, electronics and gadgets, outdoor and survival gear, collectibles, and much more. Find the perfect gift, whether your loved one is into science or science fiction. Get things you need and things you NEED (pronounced: want). Or just prank your office mate.

Be sure to sign up for GeekPoints, our free rewards program where you earn points for amazing free stuff. And if you want to interact with us more and find out how and where to meet Timmy face-to-monkey-face, you can get social with us just about anywhere online where you would want to connect with a community of dedicated fans like you.


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meaningless icon! AH! It's so different!
Timerider4 said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! I like it!
troyster said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Love the new look! Very neat and clean...unlike most geeks...hmmm...well, I still like it.
NYCFreemason said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! It's gonna take some getting used to, but I don't it's all bad. Change isn't bad, just different (at least sometimes). So yeah, nice job!
NickMaxT said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Love it.. I've bought my fare share of items and each one is treasured for its reaction and physiological effects in both short and long terms enemy's!!! Great Job TEAM!!!!
Ciecor said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Noooo!!! You've succumbed to the dark side of the Blurry Fonts! Boooo! Seriously, though, the new font/ClearType HURTS to read. The entire internet is making itself over to give me a headache, it seems. I really hope you'll consider changing it.
lil-m-moses said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Truth be told, I like the old logo better, particularly the brain part of the design. The new logo is nice, but it looks too corporate/safety for my tastes. The old logo defin. had more character. Plese don't loose y'all's playful, snarky character. There's plenty of corporate blandness out there. No shooting self in foot. Thanks!
CajunMick said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Arrrggh! Change! Why =( ?!
Rohantor said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Impressive. Most impressive.
liquidcross said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! It looks cool!
ScottieLK said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! It's different! Wah! I don't like change.... but I'll probably get used to it in 10 minutes and not even notice it anymore.
Overlos said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Still getting used to it, but I'm all in favor of finding Geek things easier. Congrats on the new pants!
awayken said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! I get the whole change thing, and the site is more "finger pointy clicky" friendly, but the old man in my yells "Change? What? Why?" As for the logo, little too corporate chic for my taste, but a rose by any other name I suppose. Best of luck with the new setup, and I hope it wasn't too pricy.
FireInEyes said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! I feel lost and confused in this vast land of new-ness. Good thing I have a sonic screwdriver. Time to explore!
rjk908 said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Love the new look guys!! Awesome site which i'll be showing to every Geek I know!!! @richeymarshall #Geek4Life
richeymarshall said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Already stacking up my first order!! Can't wait to show this site to my Geeky friends! @richeymarshall Geek4Life
richeymarshall said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Love the new look! Very modern and clean.
brennyd said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! I love ThinkGeek and it became part of my daily routine to check your website. I think I know every item there. But I'm sorry to say that I don't like the new look. The old one was more customer friendly. Now I feel like there is too much going on. Plus the previous colors were way better for me. More comfortable to look at. I don't like that it is now filling the whole page. I think if the background became darker that would make it better or if you added more colors other than white.
Lazy-Girl said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! I like lego monkey
JAlcorn said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! I much prefer the old site. This one doesn't feel like it had enough going on on the front page. Plus all the text is hard to read.
IroncladPen said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! I like the new layout and design, has a fresher, more modern look. Logo is pretty cool too.
Jersey7 said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Honestly, I like it, although pond scum would be a lovely addition to the color scheme, but all in all, it looks modernized and beautiful in a completely un-modern and un-beautiful way. In, other words, illud bonum, ego coniecto. By the way, I love this website, and I love you, and infinite love for every one (no hugs please, personal space).
TheUglyDucklingOfMurder said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! This looks horrible.
erickrarick said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! I used to include this site in my regular rotation of sites to check up on every day. I think I'll take it off my bookmark bar now.
erickrarick said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! The site looks sharp and functional but overwhelmingly impersonal. I miss the banners/sidebars that the scrolling artwork that changed from zombies to robots. As a geek, that was something I could identify with as my own "geek" identity is a mix of many intermingling fandoms (as i suspect we all are). The website should be the home of the omnigeek! As far as the logo change, yes, there's more to being a geek than being smart. However, what unites us is the value we place on the mind, imagination and fiercely beloved interests, not the word "Geek" flipped backwards. It's a cerebral pursuit, whether we marvel at the natural world or something beyond, yet unseen. That's something that the original logo evoked, that the new one does not. The new site looks like a bleached skeleton ready for geeky organs, geeky muscles and a multicolored geeky skin. A fez would look nice too. Viva Timmy!
Danny B said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! This looks great! I'm starting to shop for my birthday and this new format will make it easier. Thanks ThinkGeek!
NotADumbBlonde said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! I don't know if I can handle this much change all at one time.
mdlux said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Wow, I had no idea this had been in development, but it looks amazing! It's still more or less the same layout (which is great), but the design is so much sleeker (which is also great). Seriously great work!
Mykelu said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! I honestly really liked the old logo. Not only did it say that Geeks were smart, it also implied that it was smart to be a Geek! I never really saw it as implying that being a Geek was ONLY about being smart... But that's okay, the new logo is pretty sleek too and the catch phrase is nice and inclusive-sounding. I've been a loyal customer for years and will continue to be for years to come! Thanks for all the great work you do, ThinkGeek! :)
Kenshiro said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! (David Tennant Face) I don't like it. Go back to the old format! It was unique and it was easier to find stuff.
Darth Cupiditas said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! im so confused
Dminecratpotato said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Cheers on the new look
SlightlySonic said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Huzzah!!!
musicwizard13 said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! The site looks sharp and functional but overwhelmingly impersonal. I miss the banners/sidebars that changed from zombies to robots, the most. As a geek, that was something I could identify with as my own "geek" identity is a mix of all the robots, zombies, heroes, zombies, and more that I have come to enjoy. The website should look like the home of the omnigeek, as the wonderful things you sell and create at Thinkgeek demonstrates you all are collectively. As far as the logo change, yes, there's more to being a geek than being smart. What unites us is the value we place on the mind, imagination and our treasured fandoms, not the word "geek" flipped backwards. Being a geek is a cerebral endeavor whether we marvel at the natural world or something beyond. this is something the original logo evoked for me that the new one does not. The new site looks like a white skeleton ready for full of geeky organs, but ready for geeky muscles and multicolored geeky skin. A fez would look nice too. Viva Timmy!
Danny B said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! I've got to say, I'll miss the old look. But I'm ready to move on and give this new style a go! I look forward to seeing how this new direction takes off, and hopefully I'll stick around for the whole ride! Three cheers for the future!
leafvine said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Looks great, but now I feel horribly underdressed. =P
aleanbh said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Nice new look!
Nelthar said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! I love the new logo! The site looks really clean and streamlined, but there's a bit too much contrast for my sensitive baby eyes. I'm sure I'll get used to it though. Keep on rockin', folks. You're the best.
Manateebee said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! The new logo makes my OCD hurt, but I like it :)
Leelee Xeda said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! I love it! Timmy did a very good job. While everyone thinks the black backgrounds are "hip" or "cool" or "trendy" they can be a pain in the tushie for us old folks who are still in denial about our need for bifocals. But that doesn't make us lesser geeks! Nice clean look, easy to navigate - well done!
LBeria said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! I rather like the new design, it does seem cleaner than the older design was and the new logo looks pretty awesome as well!
Dereckc said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! New look is very sleek!
Woody TZA said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'm honestly not a big fan of the new look. I thought I had go to the wrong site at first...
Apex of Fear said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Dislike the new design. The new logo and tagline are especially meh worthy. You've made the site far too generic and like a clone of pretty much everything else out there rather then the unique and interesting entity that it was.
GrizBe said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! It's very blank looking. Like it's missing something.
Torioreo said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! I liked the site before, this seems like you are trying too hard to be cool and fit in with in the "in crowd" of the internet, which is really opposite of being a geek. I appreciate you trying something new, but there was nothing wrong with the old site. You dont need to make yourself prettier, we love you the way you are and always have been. No need for makeovers.
Tony and Tina said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Job well done ThinkGeek! it looks very professional as well as futuristic!
Ministryofqurikylooks said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Ooooooo... shiny...
TheCheeser said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! looks amazing guys. love it
Rokkprojekk said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Awesome look!
Landsharkfy said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! i over-died of this new look but it new good looking but i MOSTLY love is for account alway say HAI names (THAT IS GEEK!!!!) but l love old one but let give new look TASTE OF GEEK :D hoping getting improving!
Danny777 said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! I like the old one better. This one is confusing to navigate around.
madspartan101 said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Awesome!
Sherlock_is_the_Master said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! I was used to the old one. This one needs more color (more of the Dark Side!). I think I need some time to get used to this one >.>
FireSakura said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Looks great guys, keep up the frackin' awesome work!
Tobes 11 said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Change. Gaaaaah! Otherwise it looks brilliant and shiny
warmmonkey said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Uh, well. Yeah, that's a change. After being on this site for over 10 years, honestly, nothing beat the original layout of the site. No offense guys, but now it looks like every other web 2.0 website out there and doesn't really stand out from the rest. I at least knew what page I was always loading before, now it looks like your traditional wordpress standalone plug and play thing. My 2c.
FoOooOoOOoD said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! It's...interesting. As with most site-revamps, it'll take a bit to get totally used to, but just some instant reactions (i've only been on the new site for around 3 minutes) The new logo I am not a fan of, I've seen many tech shops utilizing the same color combo of white on green, so now I'm not sure if thinkgeek is an amazing website with unlimited supply of awesomeness, or just some shop down the road that has iPhone cases. I love the blog front-and-center on the front page now. Same with the geek points. Love how Timmy is making more appearances on the page. More Timmy is always a plus. Sad I can't access your webcamz without backdoor h4x (ie the site map). MAKE IT EASIER TO SPY ON YOU GUYS. After now 4+ minutes of being on new thinkgeek, I think I'll like it.
Dr. Butts said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Not sure if it posted my comment, so lets try again: It's...interesting. As with most site-revamps, it'll take a bit to get totally used to, but just some instant reactions (i've only been on the new site for around 3 minutes) The new logo I am not a fan of, I've seen many tech shops utilizing the same color combo of white on green, so now I'm not sure if thinkgeek is an amazing website with unlimited supply of awesomeness, or just some shop down the road that has iPhone cases. I love the blog front-and-center on the front page now. Same with the geek points. Love how Timmy is making more appearances on the page. More Timmy is always a plus. Sad I can't access your webcamz without backdoor h4x (ie the site map). MAKE IT EASIER TO SPY ON YOU GUYS. After now 4+ minutes of being on new thinkgeek, I think I'll like it.
Dr. Butts said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! I like it!!! :D
CR95 said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! I am not sure that I like the new look. Don't fix what isn't broke, but kudos to you and your team for the redesign.
Thundercat28 said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Me Likey!
Hoctdog OK OK said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Well done, geeks! The new look is great :) PS- STEEEEEVVVVEEEEEE!
Phigmentor said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Lovely:)
fllyo said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Hmmm. Not in love with the look. But it's not horrible.
JesseMesse said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Awesome new look
Gar77 said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Oh man, i don't know if I can deal!! But I do like it, hopefully we will allll get used to it :) I liked being a smart mass!
jessnerd said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Horrible-looking logo, IMO. Think Keeg? No, just no...
Delkon said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! No. Just no. It's a plain jane website and kinda confusing. The other rocked. Go back to the other. You redecorated. I don't like it!!!!!
daredevilgirl said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! awww I kinda miss the old look! but this new one is definitely cleaner and more sophisticated
Ohana said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! [insert Family Guy meme: I DON'T LIKE CHANGE]
Woodspirit said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! I approve these changes. -Charles Griffith
jackH said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Dear Thinkgeek, As a loyal customer, I felt obligated to comment on your new look. I'm afraid i have some bad news. You see, standard practice for ANY website when changing look is to completely take away all character that made the website great in the first place, completely over complicate the interface and alienate the dedicated fans! Just one look at your changes makes me sad, as you have not done ANY of this. You've improved a great design, you've made sure navigation is just as simple as it ever has been and you have considered your customers needs and opinions and made an INCREDIBLE new website... It's like you don't understand the internet. As geeks, you should know better! [Insert sarcastic face here for that one guy that takes my obvious sarcasm as the truth.]
chrisHANDmade said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Nice looks like thinkgeek has grown up!
Lucki85 said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! i like it, a few visual glitches, but once those are sorted out 5/5!!
AKplatinum said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! It's life Jim, but not as we know it
donkeytrees said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Here one day./. everything is normal. Here the next... everything has changed! Let's do this!
LarissaRose said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Nice look!
GirlOfManyFandoms said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! I fear change ! ...but I do like the new logo.
everymanjack said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! It's so..... White.
Evil Inc 42 said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Guys, this new website style is just not appropriate for your business. Maybe people will scroll down 3-4 page lengths when making a $500 flagship laptop or phone purchase, but not when they are just looking for a picture of a nerdy toy. The first page length is just a 1 product banner and cut off images for a few products. You used to have very good product density without needing to scroll anywhere. Now the page is dominated by white space and disjointed content frames. Seriously fire whomever came up with this because it's awful. Protip: If you need dividers between your frames, your design is terrible. (and they are little grey dividers on a solid white background - I feel like I'm hungover at Ikea just trying to find a goddamn $3 toothbrush holder).
JinkMaster said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! also thinkkeeg? what?
JinkMaster said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! I like the new layout, but I hope we eventually regain the whimsical backgrounds and quirky appearance; the stark white-and-grey color scheme isn't terribly appealing... :)
SwordofWit said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Grats on progress!
diosadelmasaje said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Usually when websites and UIs change I don't like the look, but this looks great! Fantastic work.
Emporor Penguin said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! I kinda miss the old look, but the new one is much cleaner. I'll get used to it
Ohana said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Love the new look, I was really surprised! It is so much easier to navigate through all the stuff. Great job!
BlinkTheEnderman said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! It's nice, but the old look was cool, too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os6Ql3-XWSM
ISOlatedThinker said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Looks like an online college enrollment site. In a good way.
The Rocket Goat said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! don't like it, go back to old
trofnettot said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! if you don't like negative comments, aren't you being one-sided
trofnettot said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Liking the new look!
VTHokie07 said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! Love the new look! Very modern and fresh!
NameHash said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! I like teh UI, but the style/colours look too mainstream. *puts on sunglasses and looks to the sunset like a true hipster*
jsb2853 said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! This new look is absolutely atrocious. On the previous view everything was front and center in a neatly organized page and easy to find. Now your link buttons are nearly invisible as the font is barely a shade or 2 darker than the background, take up most of the page, and involve a lot of scrolling to take in everything. You have gone from a neat and orderly landing page that presented highlights and teasers without hunting and replaced it with a minimalist mess that now sends your users hunting for such basic things as what's new (which is now for some strange reason "below the fold") and categories. Definitely a downgrade. Why make a change for the sake of change? That is silly business. Your previous look was great and the colors didn't hurt to view in a darkened room. Please, roll back the Change Request. This one is bad.
TeddyDaBear said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! New look is going to take some getting used to, but I kinda like it! Very crisp and clean.
BroccoliGamer said this 64 days ago.
meaningless icon! The new look is so clean and organized and...grown up. OH NO! I don't wanna grow up!
IronyMaiden said this 63 days ago.
meaningless icon! I can't wait to shop at ThinkKeeg!
uninventiveheart said this 63 days ago.
meaningless icon! The look is clean, and modern, but less fun and not interesting at all. Also, While white is modern, it's harder to read and look at on a webpage. I say, go back to the dark side.
X-ileets said this 63 days ago.
meaningless icon! While I appreciate trying to update and modernize, I loved the old look. It honestly gave me a feeling of happiness just logging on and looking at the design, like visiting an old friend. I can't tell you how sad I feel now that that's gone. It's like my friend has died and I don't even have a picture of them to remember them by. I'll still visit the site, and I'll get over the design change, but I'll still miss my old friend.
MerlinsPants1 said this 63 days ago.
meaningless icon! Nice update, ThinkGeek. Looks clean and snazzy.
Redd7 said this 63 days ago.
meaningless icon! Awesomeness! Who needs fish fingers and custard when you have ThinkGeek!
EliasMG said this 63 days ago.
meaningless icon! Still on the fence about the new look. The new site seems a little more difficult to navigate but that could just be that I have been so used to the old navigation all of these years. I'm sure it will not prevent me from throwing more of my cash your way, however.
corwashere said this 63 days ago.
meaningless icon! Gonna take a little getting used to, but it looks good so far.
darniil said this 63 days ago.
meaningless icon! What about dorks? You need a section catering to dorks such as I!
Mddx141 said this 63 days ago.
meaningless icon! Looks awesome guys
spidey38 said this 63 days ago.
meaningless icon! Looks great!
nakagaki said this 63 days ago.
meaningless icon! Great new look! and love all the new cool stuff TG has been building themselves!
ezpzdude said this 63 days ago.
meaningless icon! I love the new logo. Looks pretty damn neat.
God_of_Freaks said this 63 days ago.
meaningless icon! So neat and tidy
The Nickname said this 63 days ago.
meaningless icon! I usually hate change... But this new look, I like this shit.
shamanshawnee said this 62 days ago.
meaningless icon! ACK! I don't like the new look! :( My first thought was "Oh no! Something is wrong!" I miss Timmy and the geeky drawings in the background. I REALLY miss the darker background too - the white is way to hard to look at for my sensitive eyes, makes me not want to be on the site as much. I understand the need for change though, but I loved the old geeky look, this looks less geeky to me. Sad :(
spacecrazed said this 61 days ago.
meaningless icon! Been an active customer for over a decade. Always support site improvements. This new site is a lot more 'Lime Creamsicle' than the old one, making every page 100% more delicious than before. So I like it even if it's the flavor than everyone takes first. Seriously. Like I bought the bag 15 minutes ago and they are already gone? WTH?! But I digress. I am disappointed that the one thing I have long wished to be changed/fixed still remains -- your 'Buy Now' button. Why not an 'Add to Cart' like every other English ecom site, everywhere, across the planet? Especially since there is no 'on-click purchase' mechanism...I mean, the one thing that would make the 'Buy Now' button meaningful would be if I could click it to actually "buy" something "now". But I can't. I can only add it to my cart. Which is not what the button says. I makes be sad. Then again, I am HFA so a lot of otherwise banal things make me sad. OTOH, if this is being done as some kind of ironic, iconoclast statement, I fully support it and wish to subscribe to your newsletter (were I not on the list already).
etherknight said this 61 days ago.
meaningless icon! All is well, Timmy is still here.
Morlog said this 61 days ago.
meaningless icon! Embrace change! Before long this'll all feel like it is normal and the way it always was.
37crows said this 61 days ago.
meaningless icon! It's too simple. I don't like it at all. :(
Powerup77 said this 59 days ago.
meaningless icon! I wish I could offer positive comments like others here, but I have to agree with the complaints. It's a corporate, bland, generic feel (the logo in particular). ThinkGeek as I knew it was genuine, familiar, and downright geeky. So unfortunate... As for the custom typeface, it IS blurry and hard to read, especially against so much white background. My eyes feel assaulted and there are not enough positive aspects to justify the change.
ToasterOverlord said this 59 days ago.
meaningless icon! It looks like it was optimised for tablets. I hope not all the internet becomes tabletised because it usually looks like a site for vision impaired people meh. I liked the black contrasts on the sides, more contrasts. It looks a bit more generic now so far.
morri said this 59 days ago.
meaningless icon! Weirded me out seeing the new site/new logo. But mostly, what's the point in changing it as you're selling a bag with your "old" logo as a patch? I got mine, then a few days later I see a brand new re-vamped site with a shiny logo. Someone *really* screwed-up. Your publicity is gone. ...Were it not for Timmy. All hail Timmy! Lord, of the monkeys. [HAIL! HAIL!]
Jamison91 said this 59 days ago.
meaningless icon! So you just sell me the awesome convention backpack, with a Thinkgeek badge logo that goes out of date a week later....:-(
Unnatural said this 59 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'm pretty sure users did NOT request a site that doesn't fit in a 1024x768 window, low-contrast text that can be difficult to read, a layout that makes things hard to find, or a logo that has ... well, nothing whatsoever to do with being a geek, and much more with what some corporotroid somewhere thinks will sell to geeks. In short, the new layout may very well be prettier, which impresses the people who sign the checks in the executive suite, but it's less usable, which alienates the people who sign the checks for the products. I'm a website designer myself. This new site is breaking just about every rule of best practices. When it comes down to pretty vs. useful, pretty sells websites but useful sells products. What are YOU selling?
Worldwalker said this 58 days ago.
meaningless icon! It's certainly clean and easy to use, but it's also cold and impersonal. You've traded in the quirk that made you guys so fun and interesting for a very sterile site, that doesn't feel very ThinkGeek. This could be anyone's online store. I really loved your quirky backgrounds and dark wallpapers that would changed when you scrolled down. It gave your site so much personality. Would have opted for just cleaning up the old look for better functionality and keeping the ThinkGeek quirk :(
LadyCala said this 58 days ago.
meaningless icon! Meh… it’s OK I guess but I swear Amazon bought you out. It works, it hasn’t changed the product but it just isn’t as fun and is a bit awkward at times. My brain also hurts every time I read ‘GEEK’ backwards for some reason I keep trying to make it Russian or something. So count me in as liking the old logo better. I wish you had a ‘Random’ button. Some days when I’m bored… er on a break… at work I just wander around the site, a Random option might take me to fun new products I’d never seen. ‘A’ for effort though, you do have to keep things fresh and interesting. Just maybe a C+ (++) for the actual lay out. :) Wave to Timmy for me.
CheshirePhrogg said this 58 days ago.
meaningless icon! I don't mean to be a downer, because I'm sure that you did a lot of work, and you're excited about the new look, but I really prefer the old look. I'm sure that I'll adjust eventually, but this actually makes me a bit melancholy. The old site/logo had a real sense of humor about them. I don't see much of that sense of humor on display with the new look. *sigh*
MichellePar said this 58 days ago.
meaningless icon! Its So Weird, but i can get used to this
MrNickInc said this 58 days ago.
meaningless icon! The new site is very well done, but almost too clean. Feels more like Overstock.com than ThinkGeek. However, it doesn't take away from your great products and service.
salarus said this 58 days ago.
meaningless icon! I think you guys should have a background for the site. All this white is overwhelming...
SarcasticSnake64 said this 58 days ago.
meaningless icon! A disturbance in the force I sense.
Jshotts13 said this 58 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'm digging the new look!!! definitely more sleek and easy to navigate.
ragingasian96 said this 58 days ago.
meaningless icon! I was hoping this was some sort of prank, but unfortunately it is not. You have succumbed and joined the land of saturated, impersonal, blurry-logo, tech chic, fly-by-night websites. Luckily though, you guys still have enough history and great products to stay relevant. If this were your look before branding and making products, you would have probably been lost in obscurity. Sorry, but this is just my humble opinion. That being said, I still love you guys and will remain a good customer.
JangoFret said this 58 days ago.
meaningless icon! I like the color scheme, but the design is a little too spartan for my tastes.
dexpeck said this 58 days ago.
meaningless icon! This geek is also a graphic designer, and I LOVE the new look. Very clean, modern and easy to navigate. LOVE it. Keep up the great work!! :)
Janeway777 said this 58 days ago.
meaningless icon! I've loved thinkgeek for years and always get gifts and windowshop! However, I do not like this new look at all... much too boring for my taste. The old look was fun and interesting, appealing to the eye! This is...mundane, dull, and although I already said it, boring! I don't enjoy just endless browsing like I used to. To be honest, if I just came across this site without knowing it first I probably wouldn't spend too much time on it. The old look hooked me in and seduced me into staying; this however I would skim right over without a second thought. Such a shame =(
lewil said this 58 days ago.
meaningless icon! I was VERY surprised at the new look, but I love it. However, I miss the Robots and Zombies background. Surely, it could fit in with the new logo/layout?
Nchalada said this 58 days ago.
meaningless icon! ah, I don't like the new layout/look, I much rather prefer the old look than the new one, I would be cool if you gave members the option to change from new look to old look
lynnielynn said this 57 days ago.
meaningless icon! I like it its never bad to try new things
ryche117 said this 57 days ago.
meaningless icon! Very fashionable but the page margin disappears at around 1140 px. That's way too soon.
gdl said this 57 days ago.
meaningless icon! It tastes like scissors.
VegetaDad said this 57 days ago.
meaningless icon! It strangely makes me want to shop here more. The design is simple and robot-y, but complex and mature.
Domatron said this 57 days ago.
meaningless icon! Not a fan of the new design. It feels less like a store front-page and more like a "we have a franchise, here are things we make" kind of site. It feels like you're trying to sell me a brand, when I'm just here for the products.
Kabage said this 57 days ago.
meaningless icon! Love the logo! But not the site redesign. So clean, but it's just not my steadfast, old school, elite, inside-joke thinkgeek that I was so proud of. It used to be like a validating hug for my inside geek. It used to be home, a place to hang out, browse, read thoughts from my TG family. Now it's just a shopping site to visit.
betacat said this 57 days ago.
meaningless icon! It's going to take some getting used to, but I'm really excited to be a fellow geek during this new ThinkGeek era!
spaz000kat said this 56 days ago.
meaningless icon! Change always makes me initially uncomfortable, so I wanted to live with the new look before commenting. I can appreciate the thought that has gone into the design of the new logo, but it reminds me too much of Kickstarter's logo. I'm also getting tired of the trend of logos with sans serif fonts. It was refreshing at first, but now it's kinda boring. The old logo had more of an identity. I like some of the ways that things are organized in the menus now, but I do not like the fact that I have to scroll down and right to see what's on the home page. I liked the old one where you logged on, saw the new items, and then went about your day. I find that I don't like to make a daily stop here anymore. I can live with the new logo (and I kinda like the new tag line), but please please please fix the size of the page.
Wind4 said this 56 days ago.
meaningless icon! On the plus side, I prefer your green to the new eye-strain green of Kickstarter!
Wind4 said this 56 days ago.
meaningless icon! Not a fan of the new layout at all. the Drop down on top (ie: shop by category) cover the lower links (ie: what's new) for anyone who visits on a regular basis "what's new" first place to look. One pixel too high and the link you want is covered. Haven't we seen enough of this in windows 8?? As for the new logo, not a fan. Dyslexics untie!
Origamigreg said this 56 days ago.
meaningless icon! At first I thought...well, when creating responsive design you tend do a bit more plain, streamlined look. Sacrifice personality for the ability to work on all devices. BUT IT'S NOT RESPONSIVE! You made a site that has that totally generic multi-platform tech look for no reason whatsoever! And the logo could be for anything. Save for a few illustrations you've sapped all the life out. There's no there there anymore. Sad :(
NetDeco said this 56 days ago.
meaningless icon! I do like the layout, it's a lot more user friendly than the old one. Yet, it feels cold, impersonal, corporate. Did you lose a bet? It seems like y'all took of your glasses and started wearing your hair down so that the popular guy would ask you to prom. And did ya do away completely with the techie haiku? That was one of my favorite parts of the site.
Medusa Scorpion said this 55 days ago.
meaningless icon! HATE IT!!!!! Change is BAD. We FEAR change!
Brian The Bold said this 55 days ago.
meaningless icon! I am all for changes big and small but this I very much dislike. Way too cold, gray, corporate, boring, lifeless. It severely lacks personality. I thought I landed on some biotech website.
Irma Gurd said this 55 days ago.
meaningless icon! My eyes D: I liked it better before.
Univea said this 55 days ago.
meaningless icon! I hate the new look. It has no character. It's very "big corporate company-ish". The old look was warm and inviting to me. This one is cold and cookie cutter. And reminds me of Amazon's new look. I'm all for making things more efficient, but why not keep the old look and just add the "new look's" organization and navigation?
ZariDragonfly said this 55 days ago.
meaningless icon! Meh. (Translation: Cool. I'll learn to love it. Old one had more charisma. This one feels a little..... cold. But that's just my opinion. Still the same awesome site. And I think that once I get used to it, I'll love it. Thx for all the hard work you guys put in.
LumiTheWhovianVulcanElf said this 54 days ago.
meaningless icon! It's alright. Being a geek site though I was hoping you guys would implement bootstrap and make it responsive.
NecroGi said this 54 days ago.
meaningless icon! This is freakin awesome...lovin' the new look, guys. May the Force be with you.
Estrebus said this 53 days ago.
meaningless icon! Not sure if i like this new layout or not, will take some getting used to for sure tho!
Mad Merlin said this 53 days ago.
meaningless icon! really liked the older look but this ones not bad
buttton said this 53 days ago.
meaningless icon! Beautiful redesign! Well done!
Superandomness said this 53 days ago.

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