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October 7, 2009

Dear Pacific Playland season pass holders (and assorted nerds),

Despite herculean efforts by ThinkGeek to catapult the Lumberjack into the top spot as the new Ninja, we have failed. Miserably. Zombies are officially the new black. They are in your Movies nomming your brains. They are in your Haiku, your indie Xbox games. They are even in your favorite website's infamous background blend (see ThinkGeek). Always hands on, The ThinkGeek Apocalpyse Crew (TM) recently staggered into a theater to see Zombieland and determined once and for all what all the Zombie fuss was about. Our summary: *snorts soda through nose.* So, for now, we acknowledge defeat in the battle of Lumberjacks vs. Zombies, but know this -- suspenders, a vicious plaid shirt, a fierce beard, and an axe are in your future. The Lumberjack is coming. And, so, in a nod to all that isn't Lumberjacky, we have unearthed for your feasting (at your known risk) the following nefarious unearthables....

The ThinkGeek EvilTron - A truly diabolical device

What's New @ ThinkGeek !!

Buy One EvilTron - Get one free! Limited time offer

Buy One EvilTron - Get one free! Limited time offer

In a recent World Domination meeting here at ThinkGeek HQ, a fateful decision was made to spread the gift of evil this Halloween season. Without evil, good just gets boring. Our solution was to ensure our new EvilTron infests the collective mindspace. So we are giving away some evil! How do you get your free EvilTron(s)? It's so simple, zombies have purportedly done it. Simply visit the URL below, add an Eviltron to your cart and during checkout enter the code "WICKED" in the promotions box and our system will automatically add a free Eviltron into your cart. There is a limit of up to 5 free EvilTrons per order. If you buy 2, you'll get 2 free! If you buy 5, you'll get 5 free! If you buy 10, you'll get 5 free! And please do hurry, this offer will expire soon. When? Saturday, October 10th, at midnight. Boo.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/electronic/c427/

Haunted Memories Animated Portraits - Scarier than your mother-in-law

You may have some odd great uncles and inbred nephews twice removed in your family tree, but your unusual relatives are nothing compared to the motley bunch featured in the Haunted Memories Animated Portraits. At first glance these old black and white photos appear to be classic snapshots of long dead friends and family, but on closer inspection they turn into twisted demonic doppelgangers. Hang these unsettling portraits on your wall and watch as your friends do a startled double-take when the photos change as they walk by.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/posters/c73d/

Haunted Memories Animated Portraits - Scarier than your mother-in-law

Zombie Shooting Gallery - Death to the un-dead

Zombie Shooting Gallery - Death to the un-dead

With the swine flu pandemic already upon us, how long do you think it will take before a deadly T-Virus infects the globe, turning ordinary citizens into shambling undead brain-eating zombies? We give it a few months... just enough time to hone your killing skills with the Zombie Shooting Gallery. Take aim with the included laser assault rifle and blast the zombies as they pop up from the windows of the dark mansion. Too slow and they dine on the human hostages inside. Remember, practice hard... there's not much time before the real hellspawn arrive to feast on the flesh of the living.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/warfare/bebd/

Bloody Brains and Gooey Eyeballs Candy - Gross and delicious delicacies

Why should zombies have all the fun, getting to eat brains and stuff? Why can't we find a way to replicate their gross meals, but in a fun, fruity, candy way? Oh yeah, we can - in fact, we did. You can devour gummy, fruit flavored brain bits with a thick, liquid, sour cherry blood; or fruity, gummy eyeballs and clear, liquid, sour apple pus. Perfect for making any haunted house even nastier - or just freaking people out at the office. Get one of each and combine them for the ultimate in nasty (looking) candy. Bloody brain and eyeball soup, anyone?
http://www.thinkgeek.com/caffeine/wacky-edibles/c6d9/

Bloody Brains and Gooey Eyeballs Candy - Gross and delicious delicacies

Plush Beating Heart - Spawn of teddy bear autopsy

Plush Beating Heart - Spawn of teddy bear autopsy

When it comes to true romance, nothing says "I Love You" like a gift from the heart. Now you can express your feelings of affection with this anatomically correct plush beating heart. Simply shake the heart and it starts beating and pulsating in your hand. It's just like the real thing... but without all that messy blood. Your friends will be oddly fascinated and repulsed by this animated stuffed body organ. Cuddle up with the plush beating heart and it will love you back--just don't let your brain and liver get jealous.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/becb/

Zombie Board Game: Last Night On Earth - Feast on it, nerds!

All the fun of a zombie apocalypse without the risk of your brains being eaten! Fighting zombies is fun but the fact that you could die a horrible death is a bit of a downer. Now thanks to the Zombie Board Game you can experience the zombie apocalypse without all the danger. Attempt to survive the apocalypse as one of the uninfected humans or take control of the zombie hoarde to try and eat everyone's brains.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/games/c674/

Zombie Board Game: Last Night On Earth - Feast on it, nerds!

Ghost Hunter EMF Meter - Find them before they find you

Ghost Hunter EMF Meter - Find them before they find you

All we have to do is mention the movie "Ghostbusters" and the theme song will begin playing in your head. Well, don't forget, the first step in hunting ghosts is finding them. And, unless you have Egon's PKE Meter, the first detecting tool of choice is the EMF Meter. And the model we're offering you is the exact same one you see used on Syfy's "Ghost Hunters." It detects fluctuations and spikes in electromagnetic fields--a sure sign of ghostly visitations. Because when the paranormal is involved, you can't take chances with crappy gear. Otherwise, instead of finding ghosts, you may become one!
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/tools/c651/

Retro Meets Halloween - Popcorn ball anyone?

Retro Halloween makes us think of those costumes with the masks in the cardboard boxes, which we thought were awesome but we now realize were highly creepy. We promise these shirts are nothing like that. What they are like: Atari fanboys can represent with a 2600 joystick design. Girls who were into Space Invaders can opt for a babydoll with an all-over pixel-death-descending-from-above look. Naruto fans can advertise their favorite ramen spot. And we have a sublime design we call "Office Space." But here's what you're waiting for: zombies. We have a Monty Python zombie mashup in "Bring Out Your Undead" and our current favorite multiplayer game can be yours, too, in our Zombie Survival Medkit shirt.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/brain/whereisit.cgi?t=retrohalloween

Retro Meets Halloween - Popcorn ball anyone?

Alien Facehugger Plush - This plush sucks. Your face.

Alien Facehugger Plush - This plush sucks. Your face.

Don't you wish there was someone, or something, at home that loved you unconditionally? The Alien Facehugger Plush can do just that! As soon as this little guy sees you he'll try to jump up and give you a giant smooch. He loves you so much that he'll refuse to let go! If you have heartburn or tightness in your chest don't worry: that's just the Facehugger Plush filling you with its love. He even told us that he'll have a special present for you when you wake up tomorrow.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/c534/

Super Mario Chess Set - 1up your logic skills

We know Mario and Luigi battle Bowser and his minions during video games, but what's their relationship like when the game turns off? The answer is apparent in this fun chess set: they are still at war, but this time with their brains. Yup, Mario, Peach, Luigi, Bowser, Birdo, etc., all line up on the checkered board of battle to outwit each other in a classic game of mental acuteness. Will Bowser's giant head prove too much for Mario? Will Princess Peach sail across the board and neuter Bowser's power? Why is Luigi the Queen? All these questions and more will be answered when you play Super Mario Chess. Maybe.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geek-kids/7-13-years/bce5/

Super Mario Chess Set - 1up your logic skills

Quadrilla Music Melody Composer - Compose music with gravity

Quadrilla Music Melody Composer - Compose music with gravity

Just like many other awesome marble runs, with the Quadrilla, you'll stack wooden blocks and tracks to make rollercoaster-esque downward rides for your marbles. Unlike any other marble run in existence, however, this one will add the gift of music. Slip five tuned xylophone-like blocks into the mix and you'll hear unique melodies as the marbles find their way down. You decide the order of the notes and the rhythm of the song (by releasing marbles in timed patterns), and gravity will do the rest. That's right, you'll be harnessing the power of gravity to help you make music. And why use gravity? Because composing music with gravy would just be silly.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geek-kids/3-7-years/c3ac/

A new batch of super Spy Gadgets to get your, er, spy on

You think someone has been using your office while you're not there. There's no solid evidence, but your chair seems warm and there are some new crumbs on your keyboard. Hmmm, who is this cookie-eating chair-warmer? To solve this mystery we suggest you employ one of our two new mini spycams. One of them is the classic spy pen and the other is shaped like a car key fob remote. Both feature 4GB of storage and capture video at 30 fps, allowing you to get excellent video footage of this intriguing mystery guest.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/brain/whereisit.cgi?t=spygoodies

A new batch of super Spy Gadgets to get your, er, spy on

Perplexus - Kinetic sculpture or insane 3d maze?

Perplexus - Kinetic sculpture or insane 3d maze?

When you're an artist, designer, and inventor that loves games but has poor spacial skills what do you do with your spare time? Invent super complex and yet totally addictive 3d maze games in spherical form, silly! Michael McGinnis's concept for the Superplexus started in the 70's as a sketch on a piece of loose-leaf, and is now one of the most immersive games that exist which requires no electricity. The new Perplexus is its next stage of evolution! Roll the steel bearing along the tricky track--just don't let it fall out, or you have to start over.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/games/b0d0/

Dice Handbag Kits - Twenty sides of DIY baggery

Are you handy with needle and thread? Have a penchant for do-it-yourself projects? Know that your Eladrin can totally fey-step 5 squares to gain combat advantage on that solo dwarf dragonkiller giving your party the edge it needs to win the encounter? Maybe we're talking to a small audience by now, but if you're on the list, you want one of these kits. Take the included pieces and sew them together to create your very own handbag shaped like a D20! Even you boys can make one to hold your dice in!
http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/miscellaneous/c417/

Dice Handbag Kits - Twenty sides of DIY baggery

Quick Blurbs !!

TaunTaun Sleeping Bag - Lucas signs off, In production, Get notified<br />
Exclusive pics emailed this week of final prototype if you sign up!

TaunTaun Sleeping Bag - Lucas signs off, In production, Get notified
Exclusive pics emailed this week of final prototype if you sign up!
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/bb2e/

The 2009 ThinkGeek Halloween Gift Guide - Abandon hope ye things

The 2009 ThinkGeek Halloween Gift Guide - Abandon hope ye things
http://www.thinkgeek.com/interests/halloween/

Design Geeky Pumpkin Template, Win Tauntaun Sleeping Bag

Design Geeky Pumpkin Template, Win Tauntaun Sleeping Bag
http://www.thinkgeek.com/blog/2009/10/design-geeky-pumpkin-template.html

New Halloween Costumes For your Mini Star Wars Geeks

New Halloween Costumes For your Mini Star Wars Geeks
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geek-kids/newborn-infant/b38b/

JuiceBar Portable Solar Charger - Recharge gadgets on the go

JuiceBar Portable Solar Charger - Recharge gadgets on the go
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/travelpower/c5a7/

iRC Mini R/C Motor Bike - Tiny motorcycle has gyro stability

iRC Mini R/C Motor Bike - Tiny motorcycle has gyro stability
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/rc/acad/

Live Long & Prosper Foam Hand - Where sports and sci-fi meet

Live Long & Prosper Foam Hand - Where sports and sci-fi meet
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/cubegoodies/c5ba/

Mimo Mini USB Monitor - Now availaible in less expensive iMo model

Mimo Mini USB Monitor - Now availaible in less expensive iMo model
http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/usb-gadgets/bfa3/

Skyrail Glow in the Dark Rollercoaster - Build your own coaster

Skyrail Glow in the Dark Rollercoaster - Build your own coaster
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geek-kids/7-13-years/c295/

Magnetter Key Hanger - Invisible hooks hold your keys with style

Magnetter Key Hanger - Invisible hooks hold your keys with style
http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/gear/c4d5/

8-Bit Oven Mitt - For making pixellated cookies

8-Bit Oven Mitt - For making pixellated cookies
http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/gear/c21e/

Screwed Up Fridge Magnets - Bolt stuff to your fridge

Screwed Up Fridge Magnets - Bolt stuff to your fridge
http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/gear/c51c/

SmartTalk iPhone Headphone/Mic Adapter - Use your own headphones... now, dammit

SmartTalk iPhone Headphone/Mic Adapter - Use your own headphones... now, dammit
http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/cell-phone/c5dc/

Indiana Jones Desk Accessories - Take your desk on an adventure

Indiana Jones Desk Accessories - Take your desk on an adventure
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/cubegoodies/c550/

The Toddler Owner's Manual - Training for stage 2 of childhood

The Toddler Owner's Manual - Training for stage 2 of childhood
http://www.thinkgeek.com/books/humor/c05c/

Ghostbusters Minimates - Little versions of your favorite ghost hunters

Ghostbusters Minimates - Little versions of your favorite ghost hunters
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/collectibles/ba9a/

Reversible Noose Tie - A great way to make a statement

Reversible Noose Tie - A great way to make a statement
http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/hats-ties/c29b/

Bag of Holding - Back in stock

Bag of Holding - Back in stock
http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/bags/aaa5/

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We lovingly title it, "Zombieland"
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    Rule number two. Number two?
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