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TIMMY'S ROLLING OUT TO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON!

Yep, it's that time again. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Run, don't walk to your sewing machine, knitting needles, crochet hooks, hot glue guns, bedazzlers, and the kitchen (because you're going to need a snack). Timmy needs some new threads for SDCC in July & has put out the request for costumes!



Half a decade ago, we started this project, and Timmy's personal costume closet has become a source of envy for every ThinkGeek monkey (and some fans!) Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the volunteers who have donated their time and skillz towards making Timmy the best dressed monkey ever. It's hard for us to express just how much we appreciate your help in keeping Timmy clothed all year long. (He'd run around naked if we let him have his way! Eep.)

Want to see Timmy model your genius creation? Check out his costume wish list below, take a gander at his existing collection, and sign up to volunteer!

Our most coveted costumes, with the already taken suggestions struck through:

Fourth Doctor Timmy & Captain America
  • DC Comics: Batman, the Joker, Superman, Clark Kent, Harley Quinn, any of the Suicide Squad, The Flash, or Arrow
  • Marvel: Nick Fury, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Vision, Scarlet Witch, Black Widow, Daredevil, Black Panther, Ant-Man, The Punisher, or Jessica Jones.
  • Star Trek: Riker (w/ chair!), Khan, Borg Picard
  • Star Wars: Jabba the Hut, Poe Dameron, Rey, or Finn.
  • Game of Thrones: Arya Stark, Sansa Stark, Daenerys Targaryen (w/ dragons!), The Night King, Joffrey, Oberyn Martell, Little Finger, any of the Sand Snakes, or Ned Stark
  • Firefly: Captain Mal, River Tam, or Zoe
  • Doctor Who: Clara, Rose, Donna, Martha, Cyberman, or an Ood Timmy!
  • LotR & the Hobbit: Thorin Oakenshield, Gollum, or Legolas
  • Bioshock: Big Daddy, Booker DeWitt or Elizabeth
  • Nintendo: Yoshi or Death-stare Luigi
  • Adventure Time: BMO, Princess Bubblegum, Marceline, or Lumpy Space Princess
  • Mass Effect: Tali, Garrus, or Commander Shepard
  • The X-Files: Scully or Mulder
  • Warcraft: Orgrim Doomhammer, Garona, Durotar, Anduin Lothar, Sylvannas Windrunner.
  • Fallout 4: Power Armor Timmy, Sole Survivor Timmy WITH TINY DOGMEAT (oh please oh please let there be a tiny Dogmeat)
  • Overwatch: Tracer, Mcree, Pharah, Widowmaker, D. Va (we would also accept Gremlin D. Va Timmy), WINSTON TIMMY!
  • Anyone from Jurassic World
  • GLaDOS
  • Dexter
  • Grumpy Cat
  • Master Chief
  • Lion-O
  • Voltron
  • Domo
  • Doge

We welcome all your ideas and suggestions, too!

If you sign up below, we'll be in touch via email to confirm your costume pick to ensure maximum costume efficiency. (Ten people working on the same costume means we'll have to choose favorites and that's no fun.) Timmy's measurements are below for reference.



Timmy's measurements

Height: 8"; Chest (all the way around): 9"; Neck (all the way around): 8"; Arm (shoulder to end of hand): 3.5"; Shoulder to wrist: 2"; Tips of fingers to fingers across shoulders: 10"; Inseam: 2"; Outseam (hip to bottom of foot): 3.5"; Head (where a hat would fit): 8"; Height (tip of head to bottom of foot): 7.5"; Tail length: 5"; Width of face across nose: 2"; Width of feet (so you can get pants on over them): 1.75"; Neck to hip (for shirts): 3". Pretty sure that's every possible measurement, but let us know if we missed one!

Your deadline, should you choose to accept it

Timmy and his entourage will leave ThinkGeek HQ on July 18th, and they'll need some time to organize and get his bags packed. So the deadline for your costume to arrive at the HQ is July 13th, 2016.

Where to ship your creations

Please address your costume to:

Timmy's Volunteer Costuming Corps, ThinkGeek

11216 Waples Mill Road, Suite 100

Fairfax, VA 22030


Where will Timmy wear your work?

All over the world! At conventions and geeky gatherings, fundraisers, and premiers. He'll debut his new costumes at SDCC this July, though. We also display all of his costumes in our conference room, and in our Timmy costume Flickr album where you'll be credited so that others may bask in the glow of your stunning artistry forever.


That's it! If you have any questions or need more details, please comment below and we'll update this post with the necessary information.

We are already so excited! Thank you, everyone!

Find us at www.twitch.tv/thinkgeek

Kobolds and goblins and adventure - oh my! All at Twitch.tv/thinkgeek

ThinkGeek is livestreaming a one-shot Dungeons and Dragons campaign for International Tabletop Day!

Join the adventure at 3 PM ET, Saturday April 30th on Twitch, and you could win some loot of your own!

Let's take some time to get to know our ragtag crew before they get to the hackin' and slashin':

Drogon Eagleclaw - Half-Orc Barbarian (Played by Midge)

The last of the Blood-Fist Clan, Drogon's family camp was raided by a rampaging human army. Those that weren't killed were captured and enslaved, including the Clan matriarch, Drogon's mother. Discovering she was pregnant with her slaver's half-human child, she escaped her bondage and fled to give birth to Drogon. Exiled and alone, no-one would take them in. Barely surviving on their own, Drogon's mother was ultimate murdered by a black-cloaked wizard, and stole their only possession - a powerful gauntlet worn only by the chieftain of the clan - Drogon's birthright. Hidden in the hollow of a dead tree, the child Drogon could only watch, and did nothing to help his mother, but he vowed that one day he would find the wizard who killed his mother and reclaim the Gaunlet of Gurshon. His singular purpose brought him to the cities west of the Sky Spire where a street-gang provided for him. There he grew into a strong enforcer, learning the ways of battle and stealth, but never forgetting his true purpose.

Boo - Human Rogue (Played by Noreen)

Born to a wealthy family, Boo wanted for nothing. Every desire was provided, and all the world's abundance was hers for the asking. She excelled in her lessons - dance, acrobatics, and music, but became bored with her gilded life. Seeking adventure, she snuck out every night getting into bar fights, and stealing trinkets and baubles for the thrill of it all - that is, until one day when tragedy struck her family. In a flash of arrogance and hubris, her family lost their entire fortune which left Boo forever changed. Now, sullen and withdrawn, this once good-natured thrill seeker has turned cold and vengeful.

Agnes Radcliffe - High Elf Wizard (Played by Erin)

A bright young elf of only 212 year, Agnes comes from a proud family of wealthy elven nobility, and as such, was given a highly sought after position in the High Archives. A voracious reader, she devoured every book and scroll she was able to get her hands on. Her life changed the day she discovered the Harold the Potter collection - a popular series of novels a young potter's apprentice who attends a wizarding school. Abandoning all other studies, she devoted herself to the study of wizardry. Overjoyed at their daughter's scholarly approach to life, her parents were delighted to send her to University, until she was expelled for "disruptive behavior." This pattern, sadly, repeated itself until she decided that the fictional world of "Pigpimples School of Wizardry" would never compare to the tedium of actual Wizarding schooling. Disappointed with their daughter's lackadaisical approach to schooling, she was barred from returning home until she "at least completes a wizarding certificate program, for gods' sake, Agnes!" Now, she wanders the land looking for adventure, and people who are willing to read her works of transformative fiction. After all, she is the protagonist of her own story. How much trouble could she get into?

Inidani - Tiefling Ranger (Played by Alicia)

Often mistaken for half-fiends, Tieflings are often mistrusted creatures. It should be no wonder - their curling horns, deep-set red eyes, pointed teeth and tails did nothing to dispel the myth. As a youngster, Inidani used others fear of her as a way to keep her distance from other people. As she grew older, she withdrew to the forest where she learned to deeply respect the natural world around her. She taught herself to fight, survive, and thrive amongst the creatures and trees of the woodland and stay as far away from the work of mankind as possible. She does venture into the city occasionally, though more from curiosity than necessity. She's unflinchingly bold, direct, and often brusque, showing no patience for the trappings of culture.

Noruc Stormriver - Dwarven Paladin (Played by Aaron)

The second son of the King of Earthspar, Noruc was offered, but rejected a seat on his father's small council. He, instead, found his calling performing good works for the Church of Moradin, the Dwarf God of Creation. There, he helped build great temples, spires, and huge edifices of stone and steel. His noble position granted him a great deal of sway with the Church, until the Usurper came. His cousin, Khudroth Stormriver, with the backing of the Church, assassinated the King and Noruc's older brother, Borolin, and defiled the Church of Moradin. Noruc himself escaped only with his life, though the shame of having to flee shattered him. Now, Noruc gathers his strength - adventuring in the world, hoping to find treasure and allies with which he can return to Earthspar, dethrone his cousin, and regain his birthright.

Find us at www.twitch.tv/thinkgeek

Kobolds and goblins and adventure - oh my! All at Twitch.tv/thinkgeek

Would you like to go on an adventure?

Hail, brave warriors! And wizards... and rogues... and paladins... well, you catch our drift. ThinkGeek is livestreaming a one-shot Dungeons and Dragons campaign on Twitch this Saturday, Apr 30, at 3 PM ET! We hope to see you there! This is our first Twitch livestream, and we're super excited to participate in International Tabletop Day. We gathered up a bunch of D&D noobs from around the office, added one awesome DM, 3 bags of Doritos, and a camera - it's going to be a ton of fun.

We've got a lot in store for our adventurers, so watch it happen live at 3 PM ET on April 30! Who knows, there might even be some loot in it for you too - you'll have to tune in for your chance to win.

We're at PAX East! Find us at booth #6188.

We're ready to take on PAX East! Find us at booth #6188.

PAX East, here we come!

Hey there, con-monkeys! Who's going to be in Boston this weekend?! We hope to see you there! This is our fourth PAX East and we're excited to spend a weekend in Boston when the temperature is above 40 degrees! Catch the PAX East Away Team at Booth #6188 to purchase your favorite TG goodies and hang out with Timmy!

We've got a lot in store for all you con-goers this weekend, including con exclusives and freebies!


The Official Guide to Stalking ThinkGeek at PAX East 2016

Where to Find Us:

  • For most of the con, you can find us at booth #6188. Along with our newest and most popular items, we'll be carrying some con exclusives as well. Pick 'em up before we run out!

Swag:

Half-Life Pinny Arcade Pin

Half-Life Pinny Arcade Pin

D20 Pinny Arcade Pin

D20 Pinny Arcade Pin

Critical Hit Galaxy D20s

Critical Hit Galaxy D20s

  • We have a con-exclusive that's OUT OF THIS WORLD! Grab your Galaxy Critical Hit D20s at booth #6188.
  • ThinkGeek is debuting two new Pinny Arcade pins at PAX East this year! We'll have the D20 Pin and the Half-Life pin available, so stop by and get yours before they're gone.

Freebies:

  • Check back here each morning before the show (or follow us on social) to get each day's magic words - then come by the booth to earn yourself a li'l somethin' somethin':
    • Friday: "Test your might!"
    • Saturday: "Flawless victory!"
    • Sunday: "MOOORTAL KOMBAT!"

Can't make it to PAX East?

  • Don't worry, we've got you covered! Check out our latest video game merch:
8-Bit Get a Life Tee

8-bit Get a Life Tee

Don't Quit Tee

Don't Quit Tee

Halo Needler

Halo Needler

See you all there!

Our Solar System

(Image Source: Space.com)

Happy Earth Day!

It seems pretty suspicious to us that our rock is the only one we've found life on so far, but all that could change in an instant. We asked fans to answer the question...

Where do you think life might be found next in our solar system?

And the results are in!

Where will we find life next?

Have other ideas? Let us know in the comments below!

ThinkGeek's Geek Trivia Night!

The Force is strong with them.

Tickets are on sale NOW!


May the 4th!

Feel the Force flow through you at Geek Trivia Night at Jammin' Java in Vienna, VA. on Wednesday, May 4th. We'll find the droids we're looking for, complete the circle, and maybe save the galaxy. Don't worry, we'll never tell you the odds.

Tickets go on sale Monday, April 11th on Brown Paper Tickets. There is a limited amount, so if it's anything like the previous Trivia Nights, tickets will sell out FAST. We suggest you start recruiting and forming your team of 6-8 people now! Choose your teammates wisely because we'll ask about anything. Don't let the Star Wars theme fool you!

Psssst, we'll also have a special prize for "Best Costume" that night. So come in your best Star Wars cosplay!

The Details:

  • Geek Trivia Night will be held on Wednesday, May 4, at Jammin' Java in Vienna, VA. The venue serves food and drink (purchased separately) for you to indulge on while participating in the trivia fun.
  • Doors open at 7pm ET, with the festivities running until 10:30pm. There will be 4 rounds of questions, 10 questions per round.
  • Tickets are $15 each and go on sale Monday, April 11; they will be sold at a first come, first serve basis. We recommend teams purchase their tickets together.
  • Due to the nature of the content of this show, and the fact that the host can't be trusted to keep his mouth shut, ThinkGeek is requiring that all attendees be 18+. Thank you for understanding.
  • Teams must be composed of 6-8 people. We will be contacting the ticket purchasers later regarding your team name, members, and leader. If you have less than 6 but still want to play, we can match you up, but you must agree to leave your fate up to the almighty Timmy! There will be time at the beginning of the night for you to meet your new team & form new friendships.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask us in the comments below.

Think your team has what it takes?! Come out and prove it on May 4th!

Mar
07
2016

Oh HapPI Day!

Eat delicious baked goods while celebrating math!

Eat delicious baked goods while celebrating math!

ThinkGeek, what's special about this year's Pi Day?" Uh, it's an excuse to eat pies and celebrate math. How much more special can a day get?

Maybe you're new to this whole "Pi Day" phenomenon, so let us break it down for you. Here's what you likely already know about our most favorite constant:

  • Pi ( π ) is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter
  • It's an irrational number so its digits are infinite and non-repeating
  • 3.14 are the first digits of Pi (which is why Pi Day falls on 3/14 every year)

Now... here's some fun Pi facts you might not know!!

  • In the Greek alphabet, π is the sixteenth letter; in the English alphabet, P is also the sixteenth letter
  • Suresh Kumar Sharma currently holds the world record for memorizing the most digits of Pi at 70,030
  • Pi has been studied by the human race for ~4,000 years
  • The first million decimal places of pi consist of 99,959 zeros, 99,758 1s, 100,026 2s, 100,229 3s, 100,230 4s, 100,359 5s, 99,548 6s, 99,800 7s, 99,985 8s, and 100,106 9s
  • Albert Einstein was born on Pi Day in 1879
  • There are no occurrences of the sequence 123456 in the first million digits of pi

Find out more facts about Pi here!


Celebrate the perfect irrationality of math and the universe - in style!

"Put me down for 3.14. I'm good for it." Get your free Pi Day 2016 shirt with any $25+ purchase, while supplies last!

Live irrationally, Pi hard.

Live irrationally, Pi hard.


An artistic approximation of Pi

Pi By Numbers Shirt

Pi By Numbers Shirt

Irrationally Chill

Pi Ice Cube Tray

Pi Ice Cube Tray

Fashion comes full circle

Infinite Pi Scarf

Infinite Pi Scarf

More Pi Day Swag Here!

What's your favorite type of pizza?

I'll take my sector with extra cheese, please! (Image Source: PBS)

Even though we have to wait an extra day in 2016 (thanks, Leap Year), Pi Day is just around the corner, and we're getting ready to celebrate!

Last year we asked you to vote on your favorite pies (Pondering the Perfect Pie for the Perfect Pi Day) but we focused on the dessert kind, and not the cheesy, delicious, incredible-dream-inducing pies that most of us can't get through a night of gaming without. So, this year we wanted to hear your thoughts on the following:

Assuming you don't have to consider anyone else when ordering, what toppings would have to be on your favorite pizza?

And the delicious results made us hungry...

Your favorite type of pizza!
ThinkGeek Trivia Night

I understood that reference!


Tickets on Sale NOW!

Because it's nice to have an event in February that does not revolve around your relationship status.

February is known for 3 things. Valentine's day, leap years, and generally being cold, dark, and miserable. While we don't necessarily have anything against the first two, at least we can do something about the last one! If we manage to dig ourselves out of our igloos, that is...

Liven up your February with Geek Trivia Night at Jammin' Java on Thursday, February 25th in Vienna, VA. We'll eat some 50% off chocolate hearts, tackle some tough trivia, and dream of a time when the Great Thaw will come.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, January 28th on Brown Paper Tickets. There is a limited amount, so if it's anything like the previous Trivia Nights, tickets will sell out FAST. We suggest you start recruiting and forming your team of 6-8 people now! Choose your teammates wisely because we'll ask about anything and we won't go easy on you, even if you ask nicely.

The Details:

  • Geek Trivia Night will be held on Thursday, February 25th, at Jammin' Java in Vienna, VA. The venue serves food and drink (purchased separately) for you to indulge on while participating in the trivia fun.
  • Doors open at 7pm ET, with the festivities running until 10:30pm. There will be 4 rounds of questions, 10 questions per round.
  • Tickets are $15 each and go on sale January 28th; they will be sold at a first come, first serve basis. We recommend teams purchase their tickets together.
  • Due to the nature of the content of this show, and the fact that the host can't be trusted to keep his mouth shut, ThinkGeek is requiring that all attendees be 18+. Thank you for understanding.
  • Teams must be composed of 6-8 people. We will be contacting the ticket purchasers later regarding your team name, members, and leader. If you have less than 6 but still want to play, we can match you up, but you must agree to leave your fate up to the almighty Timmy! There will be time at the beginning of the night for you to meet your new team & form new friendships.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask us in the comments below.

Show your fellow geeks what you're made of, and may the Force be with you on February 25th!

The Force. It's calling to you. Just let it in.
"The Force. It's calling to you. Just let it in."


Oh Star Wars... you're perfect for every occasion. Feeling nostalgic? Pop in the original Star Wars. Family movie night? Return of the Jedi. Christmas time? How about the Star Wars Holiday Special... on second thought, scratch that last one and just marathon the whole series. (Brain bleach anyone?) Needless to say, when The Force Awakens was announced - we were stoked. A new generation? Heck yes! But the lack of a certain Skywalker has us wondering...


Theories abound and in just a handful of days we'll know the answer. But while we're waiting... What do you think Luke will be up to during The Force Awakens?

(Think we forgot a theory that should be listed? Share your thoughts in the comments below!)