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Wherever you were last week on May 25th, we hope you carried with you
your very own massively useful towel in honor of International towel
day. If you did not, may you suffer a hundred years of Vogon poetry
readings. For those that did, we've assembled the following heap of
goodies for you to gawk upon...
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KGB Disappearing Ink & Mossad Pens - Two Awesome Spy Pens
The message you are reading is top secret. If this message had been written with the KGB Disappearing Ink Pen (actually made in Russia), there would be no trace of it after 24-48 hours (even UV light wouldn't detect anything). If this message had been written with the Mossad Pen, you could heat it with a hair dryer and the ink would disappear. But then you could put it in the freezer and the ink would reappear (the ink is temperature sensitive). But this message is on your computer - so don't stick it in the freezer. Get these pens, and let the secret messaging begin!
He Brings Us Grinnz - We Bring You Glennz
It's time for a little chat about where t-shirts come from. You see, when geeky and clever love each other Very Much, sometimes they crowdsurf into mad t-shirt design skillz, and that's how you make a Glennz aka Glenn Jones, t-shirt designer extraordinaire. We bet you're familiar with Glenn's work. We even bet you have at least one of his shirts in your closet alongside ours. So when we heard that Glenn thought we were cool enough to carry his shirts, we said, and we quote, "Squee." We made a new t-shirt category just for him. Keep your eyes peeled for some exclusive ThinkGeek + Glennz merchandise in the future. Smart Masses meet Glenn. Glenn meet the Smart Masses.
Get Your Retro Game On... Handheld or Console Style
Since you seem to love retro gaming as much as we do ThinkGeek is
launching two new game system tidbits to satiate the hardcore old skool
gamer in you. The Pocket Retro Game Emulator looks a bit like the
GameBoy Pocket but that's where the similarities end. Load on NES,
SNES, Sega Genesis, GBA or Neo Geo roms and play your old favorites in
the palm of your hand. With 4GB of built-in storage and a mini SD slot
for expansion you can bring every single game from the best classic
consoles with you. Ahh... but the die hard retro gamer in you requires
a TV and big cartridges for the full effect? Well then pick up the GEN-
X Genesis/NES Game System and pop in an original Genesis or NES
cartridge in the top for retro gaming goodness on the big screen. It's
just as good as you remember!
X-Ball Magnetic Creativity Tool - Build as You Think
The best things in life are designed by the doodle. Something about just letting your thoughts flow really brings forth innovation. Thus is the theory behind the X-Ball - 30 magnetic X-shaped pieces that click together to form a skeletal icosidodecahedron. Hey, it was da Vinci's favorite shape, and he was like brilliant and stuff. Seriously, assembling and reassembling the X-Ball parts into its full shape, or any other shape you can imagine, lets your mind wander. Then you'll be able to solve problems easier - and be one step closer to da Vinci.
Gerber Artifact Pocket Keychain Tool - Ready for Adventures
This pocket-sized tool has a great lightweight design built into a minimalist package. The Gerber Artifact packs eight useful tools into a size only slightly larger than a cigarette lighter. The Artifact features an exchangeable/removable #11 hobby blade, a pry bar, wire stripper, Phillips screwdriver, two flat-head screwdrivers, a bottle opener, and a lanyard. Any self-respecting geek wouldn't be caught without the right tool, so grab this keychain and be prepared for almost anything, anywhere you go.
Star Trek Starfleet Academy Titanium Spork - Federation Approved
For the premiere of the new movie, Starfleet issued a limited edition spork commemorating the event (only 1701 were made and they sold out in a few hours). But in celebration of the success of new-Kirk and his crew, Starfleet has approved an exact replica of the sporks used at Starfleet Academy - and they are going to produce enough to make sure every Trekkie and Trekker on this planet and beyond gets one. You can now eat like the cadets. Be ye green skinned or green blooded, pointy eared or bumpy foreheaded, from this universe or an alternate one - this is the spork for you!
Pocket Size Thumb Stadium Defines Gaming Minimalism
Is more less? Do you hanker only for the smallest gadgets with the simplest user-interface? Well, we've got the most minimalist two player handheld gaming system ever and it's a blast to play. The Thumb Stadium Electronic Game Kit has controls of one button per player and a screen of only three LEDs. You wouldn't think there would be much gaming that could happen on this setup, but surprisingly you'll find yourself frantically competing with your friends and co-workers to best them in one of the 4 different built in games.
Gravity Puzzle Spheres - Brain Boggler that's Gravity Powered
Most handheld-puzzles have pieces that you manipulate with your fingers - turn this segment this way, pivot that piece over there and so on. What would you do if you had a puzzle whose pieces you couldn't touch? If we haven't just blown your mind, then stand by! Five segments fit inside a clear sphere and are moved in and out of place by gravity. Rotate the sphere and let the Earth do the work. The problem is as you rotate the sphere, the pieces change orientation, and that's just darn confusing! It's harder than you think!
Historical Steel Mini Helms - Prepare for a Diminutive Battle
As a geek, you've got an obligation to adorn your workspace accordingly. Cross-stitched flowers? Nope... Bobble headed sports figurines? Can't do it... Teddy bear wearing mini company t-shirt? Sorry, no... But wait... handmade steel mini historical helmets - what could be geekier? These pint-size helmets are created entirely by hand, chrome plated and constructed from real steel and each comes with a solid wood stand for display. They look sharp on your desk and are guaranteed to increase your geek street cred.
Genius Flashcards - Start 'Em Young
This fun-filled deck of cards contains 75 different puzzles fit to uniquely exercise†kids' brains. It includes all types of mind benders such as grid puzzles, magic squares, dot games, and many more. And each problem is even matched with a difficulty level ranging from Easy to Super Genius, so you can properly gauge which is best for your child. Once they start the mental stimulation, it's all Theories of Relativity and Large Hadron Colliding from there. After all, you don't want to hold back your spawn on their quest for world domination, do you? Didn't think so.
Swashbuckling BBQ Sword - Grill Weaponry Now Available
Grillmasters are serious beings. They jealously watch their flamed meats and vegetables as they slowly crisp and carbonize on the open flames. Ah, sweet carcinogens make anything taste better, don't they? Well, they would taste great until the jerk who can't wait for his food to be done steals your weenies from the grill. How dare he? Fight back with the only weapon a Master Chef needs with his Weber! This sword is 19" long, and double-pronged to keep your dogs from sliding off, or to double-up on your marshmallow roasting!
Nippon Fusion Watches - Tokyo-tech Style Wristwatch
The Japanese know a little something about style. Often minimalist, sleek and shiny, their retro techno-aesthetic has been in demand since Johnny Sokko first sent his Flying Robot after the evil forces of Gargoyle. When we came across these ultra-kitschy watches, we immediately thought of 60's Tokyo TV shows, and man-in-suit-style giant robots battling horrifying mutant cyborg badgers with rocket-fingers and frickin' laser-beam eyes. What's even cooler is these actually tell time while looking so darn cool.
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