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December 11, 2008

Warm Toasted Bipeds,

Welcome anew to the ThinkGeek Lair of joyful goodies, holiday mischief, and mulled spice. Speaking of spice, we were hoping to have launched our USB Talking Fremen of Arrakis action figure, but alas, we couldn't harvest enough Melange to make it so. Please forgive us. Finally, we would just like to say 'Thanks, to you, our loyal fans, without which this fifth and penultimate sentence would never have existed'. Now, while still mesmerized, treat yourselves to such delights as Free Shipping, Digital Electronic Graffiti, & USB Vader Hubs - Yum, taste the holidays...

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What's New @ ThinkGeek !!

The ThinkGeek Epoch Clock - An epic timepiece!

 The ThinkGeek Epoch Clock - An epic timepiece!

Show your love of numbers with this awesome clock! Like the enigmatic monolith from 2001, this clock will appear only as a mysterious geometric shape to those of inferior intelligence. The more evolved will easily decode the elegant time display rendered by its LEDs. The Epoch Clock displays the time in six different formats: Standard, Hexadecimal, Octal, Binary, Roman and Epoch. It has an alarm with snooze and USB port on the back to provide power output for charging or powering USB devices. This is the ultimate geek timepiece and makes for an excellent addition to any home or office.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/lights/a7c5/

LED Magnetic Digital Graffiti - Electronic Tagging for the Masses

Times have changed since you got caught for doodling that cute girl's name on your desk in elementary school. Now you can mark your territory in a non-permanent electronic fashion with the LED Magnetic Digital Graffiti. This set of 20 different LEDs each have a battery and a magnet attached. Toss them on any ferrous metal surface, they stick and glow brightly. But make sure you apply the LED Magnetic Digital Graffiti on stuff you personally own... because gone are the days when you can post funny battery powered LED signs all over Boston and get away with it.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/lights/b2c2/

LED Magnetic Digital Graffiti - Electronic Tagging for the Masses

Gala Wi-Fi Linux Based Photo Frame - Photo Super-Genius

Gala Wi-Fi Linux Based Photo Frame - Photo Super-Genius

Unlike other digital photo frames that just accept memory cards and show photos, the iGala has a brain inside its rectangular head. Use the touchscreen interface to configure the iGala to connect to your wi-fi network, then the iGala can do all kinds of smart things like login to a Gmail account and display any e-mailed photos on its hi-res 800x600 screen. Of course the iGala can also pull your photos automatically from Flickr. No PC is required because the iGala is essentially a mini touchscreen computer running Linux.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/digital-photo-frames/b425/

Darth Vader USB Hub - The Dark Hub of the Sith

Vader - once Anakin Skywalker, though that name no longer has any meaning to him - When we were just younglings, that breathy evil space-samurai used to give us nightmares. Now, though, Lucas has turned him into a simple misunderstood uberjedi with a few mechanical upgrades. Still, that lovable 7 foot-tall misanthrope is the coolest Jedi evar, and it was about time we turned him into a USB Hub. This one sits on your desk and breathes mechanically when you insert a USB device, oozing sithy malevolence the whole time.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/accessories/aec4/

Darth Vader USB Hub - The Dark Hub of the Sith

Five New Goodies For The Little Ones - Toys for Mini Geeks

Five New Goodies For The Little Ones - Toys for Mini Geeks

We have been working diligently to find the wee ones nifty and exciting products for the holiday season. First up is the Yumi Language doll - teach your kids some Japanese! If they don't want to learn Japanese - then let them learn some science with the Little Lab Physics kit. If they don't want to learn science, give them the gift of music with the Mozart Magic cube. At ThinkGeek, we aim to please which is why we've also launched a soothing plush turtle night light that projects stars on the ceiling and even a mobile that stimulates children's occipital lobes... Check 'em out:
http://www.thinkgeek.com/brain/whereisit.cgi?t=munchkins

ImageLab Instant Slide Scanner - Scan in Seconds, no PC Needed

Are you the one cracking the technological whip in your family? Now you can bring your relatives kicking and screaming into the digital age with this handy ImageLab Instant Slide Scanner. No PC is needed. Simply take 35mm Slides or Negatives and scan them at up to 3,600 DPI for transfer to any SD Memory card as jpeg files. Each slide scans in seconds and you can preview everything on the built in LCD display. So please make Grandma do some work converting her old photos from 20 years of church bingo.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/digital-conversion/b070/

ImageLab Instant Slide Scanner - Scan in Seconds, no PC Needed

Leave the Package and Back Away Slowly

Leave the Package and Back Away Slowly

Sure, there are lots of doormat options available at your local Mega Lo Mart, but sometimes "welcome" isn't exactly the sentiment you want to express to your neighbors, cookie-selling mini people, and random proselytizers. For those times, we offer the Enough Social Interaction doormat, just like our t-shirt only in a doormat (cleverly enough). For those not familiar, it reads, "You read my doormat. That's enough social interaction for one day." If it doesn't work, install a shocking doorbell. That should train them as fast as Pavlov can say "ding."
http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/gear/b27d/

USB Memory Bricks - Modified Building Bricks with 4 Gigs of RAM

MacGyver can make a chemical oxygen-iodine laser with a ballpoint pen, duct-tape, and a pair of broken eyeglasses, and just recently we've found a company that creates the coolest memory sticks around using a USB thumb-drive and a modified building brick - holding 4 sweet gigs of files! Use your memory stick to help give life to your robot made from a paperclip, watch-battery, and top-secret military Combatron-3000 titanium android. It could happen.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/drives/b387/

USB Memory Bricks - Modified Building Bricks with 4 Gigs of RAM

A Trilogy Of Puzzles To Keep your brain active during the holidays

A Trilogy Of Puzzles To Keep your brain active during the holidays

Why is ThinkGeek so focused on puzzles and games? Well, some monkey told us that keeping your brain active with games and puzzles can reduce the risk of Alzheimers development by half. A good puzzle can also keep you entertained for hours, and now we've got a new batch of brainteasers to keep you busy well into the New Year. A 3D spherical maze, a multidimensional pyramid and a little box of brain-teasers guaranteed to make you scratch your head with, well, puzzlement.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/brain/whereisit.cgi?t=mindnumbing

Chugalug Fridge Drink Mixer - Mixmaster in the House!

Impress your friends at your next sophisticated soiree with the crazy antics of the Chugalug Fridge Drink Mixer. Simply attach the mixing pods to your refrigerator and connect them together in any configuration desired. Pour any combination of liquors into the vortex funnels at the top and watch as they make their topsy-turvy journey to the bottom, cooling off in the ice chamber at the end. Pop a shot glass underneath and hit the tap to sample the crazy concoction. Ahhh... now there's a fine alcoholic beverage perfectly mixed.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/kitchen/aeb9/

Chugalug Fridge Drink Mixer -  Mixmaster in the House!

World of Warcraft Action Figures, Series 3 - Azeroth for the holidays

World of Warcraft Action Figures, Series 3 - Azeroth for the holidays

In the middle of Azeroth a giant tree grew, covered in bows and lights and Tauren tinsel. The top of the tree twinkled and we got our holiday wish: four new, beautiful War of Warcraft Action figures. YAY. With Series 3, we get our first Blood Elf Dude! Also a beautiful Dranei Mage, a lachrymose Undead Rogue, and a heavenly Human Priestess. And if that's not wonderful news, you can get them all as a set through us and save some holiday cheer (and cash) to buy presents for other people - you're going to want to keep these for yourself.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/collectibles/a872/

Hollow Spy Coins - Classic Spy Tech in Your Pocket

These days spy tools have all gone high tech... that's why we love these retro style Hollow Spy Coins. Each coin is precision hand milled to create a secret compartment inside. Once closed, it's virtually impossible to distinguish these spy coins from a regular coin. Store your secrets then pass it off to your undercover contact as pocket change... no one will be the wiser. The half dollar is even capable of storing a micro SD card. Just think, gigs of data in a coin... 007 would be so jealous.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/tools/b308/

Hollow Spy Coins - Classic Spy Tech in Your Pocket

Building Brick iPod Speakers - Leggo my iPod

Building Brick iPod Speakers - Leggo my iPod

This is just about the simplest way to share your iPod music with the world. Just snap it in and you're done. Integrated volume controls, no batteries required, and pumped up bass let you rock as hard as you wanna. Oh, and did we mention that the whole thing looks like one of our very favorite building blocks? Yeah, that's right. It's a Lergo (we can't say the real brand, so just go with it) brick. It will let everyone know you're a brick head and proud of it. And also let them know what music you like. Win win.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/portable-audio-video/ad63/

Hitman Electronic Attack - Put Out a Hit on Your Co-Workers

With the Hitman Electronic Attack we have an all new way to drive our co-workers crazy. This electronic Hitman figure is named Hal... and he's more than willing to take out anyone who gets in your way. Simply hide Hal in a cabinet, refrigerator, or anywhere else appropriate for ambush. When Hitman Hal senses movement, he raises his Tommy gun and blasts away while shouting at your intended victim in a very startling manner. Just make sure to pay Hal later for his work... otherwise you might find yourself fitted with some cement galoshes. Capiche?
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/warfare/aea5/

Hitman Electronic Attack - Put Out a Hit on Your Co-Workers

ThinkGeek Puts A bunch Of Gizmos, Gadgets, Doodads & Thingies On Sale!

ThinkGeek Puts A bunch Of Gizmos, Gadgets, Doodads & Thingies On Sale!

Do you still have shopping to do? Well, you're in luck! Using a highly complicated and proprietary process involving quantum retailing and molecular priceology, our Chief Science Officer, Timmy R Simian has distilled a portion of a mole of merchandise at delicious discounts, but only for a limited time. Take a gander if you want to save some cash:
http://www.thinkgeek.com/on-sale/

Quick Blurbs !!

DNA Portrait

DNA Portrait - Your genetics becomes an art form
http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/gear/b42e/

Crayola Executive Pen

Crayola Executive Pens - Looks like a Crayon, writes like Mont Blanc
http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/supplies/8ed0/

Iceblox Ice Cube Puzzle Tray

Iceblox Ice Cube Puzzle Tray - Tetrissy chillin'
http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/kitchen/b34a/

Self-Rescuing Princess

Self-Rescuing Princess - A t-shirt touting the power of the geeky female
http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/womens/b3e7/

Space Food Sampler

Space Food Sampler - Eat what the space folk do
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/science/b264/

Echo Base Hoodie

Echo Base Hoodie - This is what you get when urban and geek combine
http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/hoodies/b37c/

Little Star Wars Costumes

Little Star Wars Costumes - For your own princess or master manipulator
http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/kids/b38b/

Traveler Handheld Coffee Mill

Traveler Handheld Coffee Mill - Grinding your own is how you roll
http://www.thinkgeek.com/caffeine/accessories/afc6/

Rubik's Mirror Blocks Cube

Rubik's Cube Mirror Blocks - Distorts as it twists
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/games/b077/

Mathmos Babushka Light

Mathmos Babushka Light - From Russia with love
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/lights/b2f8/

Mathmos Poplight

Mathmos Poplight - Pop it on, pop it off
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/lights/b2ff/

Huggable Killer Plush Robot

Huggable Plush Killer Robot - Hug them before they kill you
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/b1af/

Fractiles Magnetic Tiling Set

Fractiles Magnetic Tiling Set - Build beautiful geometric shapes
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/games/b231/

Clocky Robotic Alarm

Clocky Robotic Alarm Clock - Chrome version on sale
http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/lights/91f2/

Wi-Fi Detector Shirt

Wi-fi Detector Shirt - $19.99 for a limited time only
http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/interactive/991e/

Star Trek Interactive Tribbles

Tribbles - Both Large & Small are back in stock
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/ac6e/

MagnoGrip

MagnoGrip - Back in stock - Yippiee!
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/tools/917f/

New Geek Points Deals!

Hey folks, we've added some groovy new Geek Point promotions so that you can get some more stuff on the cheap when you want. These are the latest additions! Check 'em out:

Screaming Monkey Slingshot

Screaming Monkey Slingshot

Utili-Key 6-in-1 Tool

Utili-Key 6-in-1 Tool

Mini Business Card Filing Cabinet

Mini Business Card Filing Cabinet

Miracle Berry Fruit Tablets

Miracle Berry Fruit Tablets

LED Shower Light

LED Shower Light

Tandem Z Chinook 3-Channel R/C Copter

Tandem Z Chinook 3-Channel R/C Copter

3.5 inch USB Desktop Digital Photo Frame

3.5" USB Desktop Digital Photo Frame

1.3 Megapixel Spy Camera Sunglasses

1.3 Megapixel Spy Camera Sunglasses

Get the scoop right here on these fresh geek points promos: http://www.thinkgeek.com/geekpoints/rewards.shtml

And, if you want to know more about our Geek Points program, here ya go: http://www.thinkgeek.com/geekpoints/

Action Shot Winner

Action Shot Winner: LOLpuppy Can Has Own Website Now?

Get the scoop on sending your own ThinkGeek product action shots and get a chance at our $100 monthly giveaway here:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/action-shots/

Action Shot Winnar!
Techie Haiku Winner!

Submit Your Techie Haiku, Win $50!

Last month's ThinkGeek Techie Haiku Winner is: Hana, from The Shire, Middle Earth!
we lovingly title "Ode To Lithium-ion"
Here is the winning Haiku:

    Steaming hot laptop
    On my boyfriend's lap becomes
    Form of birth control.

Wanna win a $50 ThinkGeek gift certificate? Just send us your original HAIKU and each newsletter we'll select one winner and print his/her HAIKU right here on the next ThinkGeek newsletter installment for all to see, plus we'll send you a $50 ThinkGeek gift certificate. Get creative! More details and rules? Visit:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/haiku/

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