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Welcome to the latest version of the ThinkGeek digital communique! We are as tickled as red shirts on a non-hostile lagooned beach to be sitting around the corner from our ten year anniversary. In fact, we are so tickled we decided to [REDACTED BY CORPORATE COUNSEL] our [REDACTED], and so now we can [REDACTED]! Sweet, huh? But enough about us. Read on to see some new wares and for the opportunity to win some pretty unique ThinkGeek prizes...
What's New @ ThinkGeek !!
ThinkGeek Is Turning 10 Years Old - Wants To Gift YOU Stuff!
ThinkGeek officially launched in 1999 on a most auspicious Friday the
13th. That makes us 10 years old in just a little more than 2 weeks
from now. Ah the memories - all that caffeine, all the new faces here
at the TG headquarters and all the happy joy times spent finding fun
products and gizmos for fine folks like you over the years. And
speaking of you, there could never be a ThinkGeek 10 year anniversary
without you - so we decided we would run a little contest on your
behalf. We are giving away lots of prizes including a $1200 shopping
spree, cookies baked by ThinkGeek staff, a TaunTaun sleeping bag
prototype, even a box of random doodads we recently found in a closet!
Get all the details here:
Two New Magnetic Toys - Magnetic magnetism
Maybe we're silly, but we're just so dang attracted to magnets. To
celebrate the way they attract each other, we bring you the Magic Penny
Magnet Kit. You'll be able to perform all sorts of experiments and make
really neat magnetic sculptures with it. But if you want to play more
with magnets repelling each other, then the Magnet Levitation Activity
Kit is for you. You'll learn all about magnetic repulsion, culminating
with a representation of a maglev train. You'll marvel as it floats in
mid air. And just think of all the crazy things you can do with both
kits. Ah, magnetism - we're so stuck on you.
Retro Mini X Handheld NES System - Classic NES, Now With Lightgun
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably noticed the
proliferation of handheld retro gaming systems sprouting here at
ThinkGeek. Now the Retro Mini X adds a critical new feature to your
classic gaming arsenal -- The classic NES Zapper! Yes, in addition to
handheld mode, you can connect this mini game system to a TV and play 8-
bit favorites like Duck Hunt using the included wireless Zapper
replica. You also get two wireless remotes for kicking your friend's
butt at Mario Bros. Jack-in an original NES cart and you're ready to
From the things that float category - the Galileo Thermometer
Since we know you're the observant type, we're guessing you've probably
seen this type of floating thermometer before. This one, however, has a
more intriguing design featuring a single floating disk encased between
two glass panes. Changes in temperature cause changes in density,
making the disc rise or fall. Both Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature
readings are indicated and it's a terrific desk accessory or functional
decoration for your home.
Bleep Labs Robo Audio Synths - Sing With the Droids
Now you can bring a little bit of Droid Opera to your home, office, or
daily commute. The Thingamagoop is an awesome little light-controlled,
analog synthesizer. Much like Raymond Scott's Circle Machine (and if
you don't know who Raymond Scott is, shame on you), the Thingamagoop
uses its LEDacle (an LED-tipped tentacle) to flash light (at different
speeds) into its photocell. The photocell talks to the main oscillator
and (with a little more technical stuff that we just won't get into
here), you get blips and bleeps of pure electronic wonderment.
Star Trek Bottle Opener - They do get drunk in the 23rd century
By now, everyone has seen Star Trek in some form. People think the
universal storylines always include exploration, infinite diversity,
and a quest for galactic peace, but trust us -- everybody on the
starship is drunk. Every port-of-call and every shore-leave is an
opportunity to take advantage of the local libation. So, when
Lieutenants Bailey and Farrell want to throw back with a few bottles of
Trixian Bubble Draft, how do you think they pop the tops? They pull out
shiny chrome Star Trek Bottle Openers shaped like the USS Enterprise.
So, when you're about to get ripped on Romulan Ale, bring your opener
because there are no screwtops inside the neutral zone.
Logitech G19 LCD Gaming Keyboard - When Only the Best Will Do
The G19 keyboard is really a complicated test of your hardcore gaming
dedication in disguise. Do you own a killer gaming rig and will spare
no expense to procure only the finest gaming peripherals available?
Then we've got a great keyboard for you. The G19 combines all of
Logitech's keyboard skillz, with a built in LCD display. Use the LCD
screen to show game data, voip communication, CPU stats, Youtube video,
etc. What's even cooler is the included software dev kit so you can
write your own applications for the G19, if you've got the chops!
Flitter Fairies - They magically fly around you!
It's not good to be blue. Unless you are the Blue Fairy of Happiness,
that is. And why not take a clone of the Blue Fairy (not to be confused
with the Green Fairy) home for your kids to play with? The wings
flutter and using pure fairy magic (aka: "pixie silk" - aka: very thin
thread), your urchins can make it soar around their heads. It's a very
simple magic trick, but it's also very effective. With just a little
practice, your geeklings will have a fairy sailing around and amazing
all who see. There's no way you can frown when the Blue Fairy is around.
New Geek Apparel - Now With 20% More Cool
This is the week for old meets new. We're serving up two old-standbys
on fresh new garments and a new design on two familiar styles. First,
we have 42 for the women, because the ultimate answer knows no gender-
bias. This shirt is a departure for us. Generally, we stick with the
basics, but this style was too irresistible. Then we went with a
distressed hoodie for the popular design Zombie Protest. We think the
exposed seams on this really scream post-apocalyptic. And finally, a
new Serenity design on the good ol' black t-shirt. Note that the
ladies' version is sized slightly differently than our normal
babydolls, so be sure to check the measurements before you buy.
Megaminx - Duodecahedral Dementia
In a never ending quest to turn your poor grey-matter into liquid pools
of tapioca, ThinkGeek has been scouring the Intarwebs for sources of
new puzzles. What we've found will not only liquify your already gooey
frontal lobes, it will boil them away into gouts of pinkish grey steam.
Twelve sides, twelve colors, sixty-two pieces, and billions of
combinations. Think your spacial relations skills are up to snuff?
Think again! Luckily, if you want to cheat, it's easily disassembled
and put back together. Remember, you'll be forever branded as a dirty
Bluetooth Watch with Caller ID Display
This Bluetooth watch keeps you connected in style by combining a
vintage analog/digital watch design with Bluetooth Wireless technology.
It notifies you when your phone rings with a discreet vibrating
sensation and showing the caller's name and/or number on the bright
OLED display. When a text message is received the watch will vibrate
and the text alert icon will appear. You can also mute the phone's
ringer or reject a call by simply pushing a button on the watch. Now
that's the kind of control we like to have.
Star Trek Hero Prop Type-I Phaser Kit - Stolen from Kirk
When Captain Kirk pulled out his Type-I phaser on TV, you knew he meant
business. Because Kirk was the hero and the phaser he held in close-ups
was the Hero prop. You could spend thousands of dollars buying one at
auction now, or you could just pick up this kit. Each piece was molded
off one of the real props and every tiny part is accurate to the
original - even the electronics inside are exactly the same. This kit
is made in the present, representing an object from the future, as seen
in the past. How much more Star Trek can you get? Put together one of
these kits and adventure is sure to follow.
Why Cry Baby Analyzer - They're gonna cry, cry, cry
Controlling the cries of an inconsolable baby is one of the first true
tests any parent goes through. It's one of those things that will keep
you up all night regardless of which sleep medication you prefer. Sure,
you have to be to work at sunrise, but kids don't know that! All they
know is that they are NOT happy! And while putting in Episode IV may
work when you're upset, children are an entirely different monster
(think more Godzilla, rather than Sloth). The advanced frequency
analysis on the Why Cry only needs 20 seconds to let you know why your
child is screaming to the heavens -- is she stressed, sleepy, annoyed,
bored or hungry? Moms might know instinctively, but it's not as easy
for everybody else.
Submit Your Techie Haiku, Win $50!
The latest ThinkGeek Techie Haiku Winner is: Shannon from Wall, New Jersey!
We lovingly title it, "Captain's Log: 17.575"
Here is the winning Haiku:
When I read haiku,
I hear it in the voice of
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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
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