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The ThinkGeek Newsletter!

February 25, 2009

Mysterious acquaintances,

Welcome to the latest edition of the newsletter from the only retailer in the known Universe to formulate and share with the masses a recipe we like to call the Fizzling Blue Bawls*. We dreamt it up while chomping mushrooms and playing with pipes, 8-bit style on the SNES. Don't like caffeinated bevs or mushrooms? No problem, we have the ultimate plan B. Monkeys. Everybody loves monkeys. So read on for some great new gizmos and to find out how to get your monkeys for nothing and some chimps for free...

Dark Blade 3-Channel R/C Helicopter

Dark Blade 3-Channel
R/C Helicopter

The Ultimate Mini Copter...
Created by ThinkGeek

Here at ThinkGeek it seems like no matter how many little R/C helicopters we fly, we're always looking for a new high with the next greatest model. Which is why we decided to kick the vicious copter cycle and go ahead and create the perfect micro indoor helicopter.

The Dark Blade 3-Channel R/C Helicopter is an original ThinkGeek creation combining a futuristic alien drop-ship style design with precise flying characteristics and an innovative rear propeller system. Plus it just happens to be the smallest 3-channel R/C copter we've ever seen. So go ahead, enjoy the fruits of our helicopter obsession... we don't mind.

The Dark Blade Awaits Your R/C Bidding...
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/rc/b5c4/



What's New @ ThinkGeek !!

Get A Free Barrel Of Monkeys With Orders Over $25

Get A Free Barrel Of Monkeys With Orders Over $25

Here at ThinkGeek the only thing we enjoy more than working is fun. And, as the saying goes, there are few things funner than a barrel of monkeys. So how about a little fun, on us? Come on, you deserve it. How do you get your free barrel of monkeys? It's easy, just have at least $25 worth of goodies in your shopping cart (not including our barrel of monkeys), go to checkout, and enter the code BANANAS into the promo box. Our system will automagically add a barrel of monkeys to your order on our dime. But swing fastly, this offer expires 11:59pm EST on Friday February 27th, 2009.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/

Pi Day Is March 14th - Humanity's Favorite Irrational Number

They call it an irrational number, but it's very simple. When a circle's diameter is 1, it's circumference is Pi. It's as easy as... err, we won't go there. So, March 14th is International Pi Day (and coincidentally also the birthday of Albert Einstein), and we think you should show your love for your favorite transcendentally irrational mathematical constant by engaging in a little delicious Pi purchasing. We've got Pi-friendly shirts for the whole family now, and have even built our own silicone blueberry Pi ice cube symbol trays. Use those to make your own Pi-tinis to celebrate the occasion (recipe follows on our product page):
http://www.thinkgeek.com/brain/whereisit.cgi?t=314159

Pi Day Is March 14th - Humanity's Favorite Irrational Number

Samurai Sword-Handle Umbrella - Slay the Rain

Samurai Sword-Handle Umbrella - Slay the Rain

The rain falls softly on the roof. Pit pat. Pit pat. The tea is finished; the princess rises. Pit pat. Pit pat. She must return home, but does not want to get wet. The rain continues. Pit pat. Pit pat. The samurai knows what to do. His hand reaches to the sword handle at his waist. He draws. The princess is not scared, as it is not a sword. One press of the button and the umbrella opens. The princess smiles. Pit pat. Pit pat. The rain now falls softly on the Samurai Sword Handle Umbrella. The princess is pleased.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/japanfan/b625/

Retro Duo NES/SNES Game System - 8 and 16 Bit Gaming... Back from the Dead

If you put your hand far enough into the crack of your couch in the basement you're likely to find an old SNES game cartridge... reach a little further and out comes a pop rock encrusted NES cartridge. Problem is, no matter how far you burrow, you'll never come up with a full Nintendo classic game system. Well luckily the Retro Duo NES/SNES Game System is here to solve all your 8 and 16 bit gaming needs. Two top loading cartridge slots, one for NES the other for SNES, ensure full compatibility with all your old games... and it's completely couch lint free!
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/games/b76e/

Retro Duo NES/SNES Game System - 8 and 16 Bit Gaming... Back from the Dead

The Energy Detective is on the case to save you money

The Energy Detective is on the case to save you money

If the high price of your electricity bill is a mystery that you'd like to solve, The Energy Detective (TED) can help. An intuitive, real-time, accurate electricity monitor, TED monitors your energy usage and presents the information to you in a simple, easy-to-understand format. You no longer have to wait for the 'electricity bill surprise' each month. Instead, TED will accurately tell you what your bill is going to be long before the bill arrives. This device could save you hundreds of dollars on your electric bill each year.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/travelpower/b772/

I'll Take "Things That Don't Exist" for $200, Alex

Our latest batch of wearables is all about fictional stuff. The shirts are real. The names have been changed to protect the innocent. First, a little something from Juvenal to celebrate the opening of Watchmen. Then a good imaginary cause that'll give you a run for your money (in both mens' and ladies' versions) from The Office. We've invented a union for all the cubicle workers out there; don't forget to pay your dues. And finally, a fictional beer to kick back with at the end of a long day, brewed in the undoubtedly spotless conditions of Bender's chest cavity. Mmm. Beer.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/brain/whereisit.cgi?t=fictionalshirts&cpg=91H

I'll Take

Butterfly Knife-Styled Space Pen - Flip it, flick it, and write

Butterfly Knife-Styled Space Pen - Flip it, flick it, and write

This pen captures all the beauty of the butterfly knife, without all the danger associated with the stabby bits. Instead of a blade, you get a pen. But the whole thing is so perfectly weighted that you'll be spinning it, flicking it, flipping it, and performing outrageous aerial tricks with it in no time. And the pen part isn't just for show - it's a pressurized Fisher Space Pen, so you can write underwater, in extreme temperatures, and even in space. Oh, imagine the tricks you'll perform with this pen in space! And when you do, please send pics.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/cubegoodies/b6e6/

These sunglasses are a Bluetooth Headset in disguise!

Bluetooth headsets come in a variety of shapes and sizes ranging from small earpiece designs to our own unique Bluetooth Retro Handset. These Bluetooth Handsfree Sunglasses combine hands free calling and sun protection into one mighty fine gadget. The volume control and call answer buttons are smartly located on the arm-piece. There is also a built-in earpiece so you can clearly hear what the caller is saying. These sunglasses are compatible with all standard Bluetooth equipped phones. They feature a talk time of 3.5 hours and standby time of 90 hours.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/electronic/b556/

These sunglasses are a Bluetooth Headset in disguise!

Peephole Camera and DVR - Spy Stuff for Real Life

Peephole Camera and DVR - Spy Stuff for Real Life

Suspect your neighbors are spying on you? Think the delivery-guy is tossing you your packages from the street? Suspect the dog next door is using your yard as a toilet? If all you have are suspicions, then maybe what you need is concrete proof. This camera and recorder attaches to your front door through the peephole and watches the world outside for you. The built-in motion detector records everything that goes by, and time-stamps it, for your later review. Now, if you can only get permission from the HOA to mount that flamethrower to the doorbell...
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/security/ab57/

Medieval Steel Gauntlets - Clad Your Digits in Highly Polished Steel

After the medieval period, folks pretty much gave up on gauntlets as impractical. But at ThinkGeek we say that the low-tech gauntlet is a vastly underrated every-day fashion accessory. After all, who wouldn't want their hands protected with heavy chrome polished steel? Gauntlets are perfect for making a bold statement when flipping the bird. Also, gauntlets are damn impressive at company meetings when you slam your fist on the conference table to emphasize your new budget proposal. In short, steel gauntlets get you respect and fear from everyone around you.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/jewelry/a96b/

Medieval Steel Gauntlets - Clad Your Digits in Highly Polished Steel

Cal-Q-Tek 2000 Calculator Watch - Math and Time

Cal-Q-Tek 2000 Calculator Watch - Math and Time

Somehow scientists have miniaturized enough technology to do the impossible. They have combined (you might want to sit down for this one) a full function calculator and a watch. The calculator part can add, subtract, multiply, and divide *actual numbers*, and the clock can really tell the time! And best of all, it's all encased in space age plastic. But seriously, this watch is a great working reminder of what was once cutting edge technology (like, from the 80's). Kind of makes you wonder what technology now will be considered retro in thirty years.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/watches/b691/

Dual Bay SATA Drive Dock

Nearly everything that comes in twos is better than singles. It's true of socks, popsicles, and eyeballs, though not so true for velvet paintings and tiger-sharks when you're wearing bacon swimtrunks. But, if you've got a pair of bare SATA drives lying around your workspace, (and what self-respecting geek doesn't?) and you need a quick-and-dirty way to mount those drives to your desktop, then slap those puppies into this dual-bay SATA drive dock! Better than a pair of speeding tickets, not quite as cool as a pair of monkeys - then again, monkeys can be quite a handful...
http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/drives/a7ea/

Dual Bay SATA Drive Dock

Four new amazing products for the Geeklings!

Four new amazing products for the Geeklings!

Geek Kids! Take a tour of the four new Geek Kids Products! Take your Geeklings to another universe to morph their voices and create aliens, bugs and robots with the Alien Mask Kit. If they would prefer to create Martians to invade planets, they can do it with the Martian Matter maker. You can also let your kids' minds expand into the world of bubbles by constructing different shapes of bubbles with the Zome Crazy Bubbles Kit. And last but not least we have the best sushi playset for your wee ones to play with. Don't miss out, check them out!
http://www.thinkgeek.com/brain/whereisit.cgi?t=alienbubbles

Quick Blurbs !!

Interactive Magnetic Jewelry

Interactive Magnetic Jewelry - Have Fun Creating Your Own Look
http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/jewelry/b7a4/

Ice Orb Icemaker

Ice Orb Bucket - Chill your vino and make ice for cocktails
http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/kitchen/b787/

Health Energy Potion

Health Energy Potion - 160mg of caffeine per shot
http://www.thinkgeek.com/caffeine/drinks/b472/

D+caf Caffeine Test Strips

D+caf Caffeine Test Strips - Be sure it's really decaf
http://www.thinkgeek.com/caffeine/accessories/b5af/

"Wire Glue" Conductive Glue - Glue works just like solder
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/tools/b70c/

Ninja Star Push Pins

Ninja Star Push Pins - Hold your notes up, Ninja style
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/cubegoodies/b704/

Indiana Jones Fertility Idol Bank

Indiana Jones Fertility Idol Bank - It belongs in a museum!
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/cubegoodies/ad88/

I Void Warranties Babydoll

I Void Warranties Babydoll - By Popular Demand
http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/womens/b6fb/

Pi by Numbers - Kids

Pi Symbol Kids Shirt - You asked, we made it
http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/kids/b6e1/

Sprinkler Hide-A-Key

Stealthy key storage - Sprinkler Hide-A-Key
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/security/b7c9/

MicroFly Tiny R/C Hovering UFO

MicroFly Tiny R/C Hovering UFO - Now Back in Stock!
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/rc/a5ac/

Airsoft Blowback Handgun with Laser Sight

Airsoft Blowback Handgun with Laser Sight - Now Back in Stock
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/warfare/9c0e/

Blurgh - The ThinkGeek Blog - Latest Entries

Blurgh - The ThinkGeek Blog - Latest Entries
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We're Hiring - Web Designer & Perl Coders - Work with Timmy

We're Hiring - Web Designer & Perl Coders - Work with Timmy
http://www.thinkgeek.com/jobs/

The Latest Action Shot Winner

The Latest Action Shot Winner: February 13, 2009 at exactly 23:31:30

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Techie Haiku Winner!

Submit Your Techie Haiku, Win $50!

Last month's ThinkGeek Techie Haiku Winner is: Paul from Durham, United Kingdom!
We lovingly title it "Blake's Nightmare"
Here is the winning Haiku:

    Hold infinity,
    within the palm of your hand.
    Buffer overflow.

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* FIZZLING BLUE BAWLS RECIPE
Drop 2 caffeinated penguin mints into 1 bottle of regular Bawls Guarana and Enjoy. For more fizzling and buzz, add more penguin mints!
http://www.thinkgeek.com/caffeine/drinks/2818/

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