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The ThinkGeek Newsletter!

October 29, 2008

Friends of friends,

Welcome to your favorite part of the day - the part where we get to write anything here that we want to in hopes that you will think it's interesting enough to get to the end of this sentence. Congratulations, you made it. Oh, look, a monkey. And speaking of elections, most of the office here is writing in Gaius Baltar on the ballots next week, though there are a few Roslin supporters hiding out under a delicious plethora of heavily discounted R/C flying toys... please help us find them before next Tuesday...

Featured Item -- Save Up To 70% On R/C Flying Toys

Deep from the blackness of interstellar space comes the most amazing Flying Toy Sale this side of the Quark Nebula. With prices up to 70% off and the coolest most innovative propeller based R/C flying toys available you'd have to accelerate close to the speed of light, traveling forward in time several decades to see prices this low. The most amazing deal is the set of two dueling galactic marine copters for $14.99, but everything is heavily discounted for your frugal delight. No matter which R/C toy you pick you'll be sure to get some of the lowest prices around. So go ahead... gain infinite mass and implode into a dark star sucking up all the savings, we don't mind.

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What's New @ ThinkGeek !!

Recession Special! - Save $5 or $10 off your next ThinkGeek order

Recession Special!  - Save $5 or $10 off your next ThinkGeek order

Hey folks. We know things are tough all over. But we also know you simply cannot live without a plush zombie, electronic drum kit shirt, or even a marshmallow blaster. Such things are as intrinsic to a life fully lived as hydrogen and caffeine anhydrous. So we thought we would help the pocket book a smidge by giving you $10 off your next order of $50 or more or $5 off your order of $25 or more. How do you get the deal? Just enter the code GREED during checkout and our system will automagically make the appropriate $ off based on what's in your shopping cart. Hurry! Offer expires 11/10/08.

Obsessed with Star Wars Electronic Trivia - Pass this test you must

To learn the ways of the Jedi, you need a teacher. To learn the trivia of Star Wars, you also need a guide. And this is the book to do it. 2,500 trivia questions await you, along with an electronic scoring/guide module. It will instruct you on your path towards becoming a font of Star Wars Trivia - lead you from question to question and keep score of your correct answers. Eventually you will know more about Star Wars than even George Lucas, and then your path to ubergeekness will be complete. Learn you will; master you must.

Obsessed with Star Wars Electronic Trivia - Pass this test you must

Fly Stick Van de Graaff Levitation Wand - Magical Science in Action

Fly Stick Van de Graaff Levitation Wand - Magical Science in Action

"Todays magic is tomorrow's science"... as we always say here at ThinkGeek. Now you can get a bit of magic for yourself with this amazing Fly Stick Van de Graaff Levitation Wand. This battery powered wand features a mini Van de Graaff generator inside. Push a button on the handle and the static charge built up in the wand causes the included 3D mylar shapes to levitate at your command. You can also do some cool tricks causing the shapes to jump back and forth from your hand to the wand. Not quite Harry Potter... but hey, we do our best for you.

Harmony 510 Universal Remote - Harmony goodness... only $99

You've probably oggled the excellent line of Harmony remotes produced by Logitech. Harmony sets the standard for universal remotes with a database of IR codes for 175,000+ devices and easy setup via USB and your computer. Answer a few questions about your AV components and how you like to use your system and everything is automatically configured for you. But a remote of this caliber can cost an arm and a leg... until now that is. The fully capable Harmony 510 remote gives you most of the features of its big brothers at an affordable $99.99 price.

Harmony 510 Universal Remote - Harmony goodness... only $99

3 New TokyoFlash Watches - Futuristic Fashion

3 New TokyoFlash Watches - Futuristic Fashion

Japanese watch shop Tokyoflash is well known for their stylish and bold designs which typically include awesome displays utilizing LEDs. Their watches always seem to find new ways to indicate the time with intriguing cases and bands to match. Geeks everywhere certainly appreciate their collection of tech-inspired timepieces. Here we introduce three excellent watches from their range, each one with its own unique style and interesting time display.

Digital Thermometer Pan - Scientific Cooking

A good chef needs to be a scientist. He knows the complex interaction of acids and bases, recognizes the missing Hydrogen in unsaturated fatty acids, and groks the gentle dance of temperature in cooking. He knows that, to properly create a good recipe, you need repeatable results. The scientific chef needs precise control over his cooking environment, so we stuck a digital thermometer inside the handle of this nonstick skillet. Now he knows that his most perfect omelet is made at precisely 320 degrees Fahrenheit, and not one degree more! Make your own perfect recipes with the perfect pan.

Digital Thermometer Pan - Scientific Cooking

New Geeky Books - Full of sneakiness, secrets, and recipes

New Geeky Books - Full of sneakiness, secrets, and recipes

We really care about you. That's why we've found these four books: to care for all your needs. You'll feed your inner mad scientist with The Hungry Scientist Handbook (edible origami, anyone?); discover stuff people don't want you to know with the Book of Secrets (from government coverups to how to talk to girls); and learn new ways to be sneaky with The Sneaky Book for Girls and The Sneaky Book for Boys (great for kids wanting to outsmart adults and adults wanting to outsmart kids). Because remember: the more you know, the less you don't know.

Star Wars Millennium Falcon - This is the ship you've been looking for...

Everyone knows the best ship to ever fight for the rebellion is the Millennium Falcon. We've had a few different versions to play with since we first beheld its shoddy beauty, but this one is the be all and end all of Falcon toys. It has 12 buttons that all control different lights and sounds; it comes with Han Solo and Chewbacca; panels pull off so you can play inside; and it's over 2.4 Empire-stomping feet long! Not only will you enjoy playing with this ship, but you will also build up your Jedi muscles attempting to fly it around your room.

Star Wars Millennium Falcon - This <i>is</i> the ship you've been looking for...

Zivio Bluetooth Headset

Zivio Bluetooth Headset

The Zivio is a new Bluetooth headset design that is sleek and stylish with a retractable boom microphone. This headset comes with a ton of extra goodies included. In addition to the headset and A/C charging adapter, you also get 9 different earpieces (3 "scoop" and 6 "mushroom" shapes), two different lengths of USB charging cable, and two ear loops. Nobody likes a loud talker and the boom allows you to speak softly and still be heard. By extending the boom, you communicate to others that you are engaged in a conversation and are not just some crazy person talking to yourself.

Monty Python Fluxx Card Game - Sir Bedevere's favourite game

Fluxx is one of the most enjoyable card games in the known universe for one simple reason: the rules are constantly changing. Add a big sprinkle of Monty Python humor and you have THE most enjoyable card game in the known universe. Perhaps you'll introduce a shrubbery into play or add a rule causing everyone to speak in silly accents. And don't forget about the Spanish Inquisition - just because no one expects them, doesn't mean they won't show up and ruin your game. Unless you can change the rules and make them work for you, that is. Ni!

Monty Python Fluxx Card Game - Sir Bedevere's favourite game

DIY Plant Twitter Kit - Internet Enable Your Houseplants

DIY Plant Twitter Kit - Internet Enable Your Houseplants

It's easy enough to find cool electronic toys for you good people to play with, but sometimes we think you need to learn to make some of this stuff on your own. Builds character, they say. We've got a seriously cool project for you to try your hand at gadgetry. The DIY Plant Twitter kit is like a universal translator for houseplants. A simple circuit measures the conductivity of your potted-plant's soil, and reports the moisture status to Twitter! Your plant, let's call him Herb, thanks you for watering him. Herb scolds you for watering too much, and Herb complains if he's been under watered. Who knew houseplants had so much to say?

Handpresso Portable Espresso Machine - Caffeine in the field

The secret to good espresso is pressure. The coffee is ground to a fine powder, and to get the extract just-right, hot water must only remain in contact with the coffee for scant seconds. That means forcing the water under high-pressure. Once, that meant cumbersome machines bigger than a volkswagen. Now we can reduce it down to the size of a bicycle pump. Take your espresso machine with you, with a thermos of hot water, and make yourself a gorgeous demitasse of espresso with a perfect crema - everywhere you go! It's the perfect gift to get that coffee geek in your life. Okay, buy one for yourself - THEN buy one for your friend.

Handpresso Portable Espresso Machine - Caffeine in the field

Say it clearly with this Scrolling LED Message Sign

Say it clearly with this Scrolling LED Message Sign

Communicating with your fellow human beings is pretty vital to your survival. Getting your message across can sometimes be tricky but we are giving you a bit of technology to make things easier. This LED Message Sign can be put into your car or office to clearly tell the world your valuable words of wisdom. The sign can rotate through up to 16 different messages and can be quickly reprogrammed using the included IR remote. Getting your message across has never been easier.

Quick Blurbs !!

Case o' Bawls

It's Iron Chef Pumpkin Time At ThinkGeek HQ

UMPC Laptop Sleeve

UMPC Laptop Sleeve - Mini PC... Meet Tiny Home

Game of Life Kit

Game of Life Kit - Mathematical Simulation

Nature's Fire Desktop Volcano

Nature's Fire Desktop Volcano - Create awesome desktop eruptions

Wasabi Gumballs

Wasabi Gumballs - Wasaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaabi

Stickman Action Figure

Stickman Action Figure - Generic fun for all ages

Shower Genius Waterproof Notepad

Shower Genius Waterproof Notepad - Never forget an idea again

Squishy Shot Glass Set

Squishy Shot Glass Set - Always be ready for a shot

Molecular Cufflinks v2

Molecular Cufflinks v2 - Accessories for the Guys

Onion Goggles

Onion Goggles - Chop away, no more tears

Animated Driving LED Emoticon

Animated LED Driving Emoticon

AC to DC Power Converter

Get more gadget mileage with the AC to DC Power Converter

Transformer 11-in-1 Keyring Screwdriver Set

Transformer 11-in-1 Keyring Screwdriver Set

Chain Mail Shirt

Riveted Chain Mail Shirt - Handcrafted Chain Mail features individually riveted links

Limited Edition Evangelion Revoltech Figures

Rei Ayanami Evangelion Revoltech Figures - Classic Anime Heroine in fully Posable Format

Fiendish Japanese Pocket Puzzle

Fiendish Japanese Pocket Puzzle - Now Back in Stock

USB Robot Owl

USB Robot Owl - Now Back in Stock

Zombies Overrun Seattle & Clearfield, Utah

Congratulations and huzzah to our zombie and $250 gift certificate winners:
Crystal of Seattle, WA and Kevin in Clearfield, UT.

Zombies Overrun Seattle & Clearfield, Utah

Unfortunately, we haven't heard from Crystal since shipping out the prizes. We hope she hasn't fallen prey to her hungry zombie horde. Kevin, however, reports great success in the kitchen, though he notes that too many plush can cause indigestion. You can try his recipe--if you dare.

Kevin's Zombie Stew
5 undead ThinkGeek plush, ripped apart
4 cups vegetable stock
Garlic to mask the stench
Salt to taste

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The Latest Action Shot Winner: Plush Zombie = LOLcatnip

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Last month's ThinkGeek Techie Haiku Winner is: Patrick, from Anaheim, California!
Here is the winning Haiku:

    Learn from the Jedi.
    Discipline, control, respect.
    Dangerous muppet.

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