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January 2014 Archives

Vampire Timmy thirsts for blood.

Vampire Timmy is thirsty.

We vant to suck your blood!

UPDATE: Sorry, all! Due to inclement weather, we had to cancel the blood drive, but we'll post again once there's a rescheduled date!

Inova Blood Donor Services

For the greater good, of course. On Thursday, February 13th from 10:30am to 2:00pm, the ThinkGeek Bloodmobile will be outside our HQ, ready to draw your blood. Join Timmy & his minions as they gather blood for his vampire army donate blood!

We invite our local-to-us geeks to come out & participate in the blood drive. The drive will be conducted by Inova Blood Donor Services, who will use your donations to help save lives! There will be cookies & freebies handed out to our donating heroes as well.

Only those who schedule an appointment will be eligible to donate, so please send an email to Timmy's minions with your name & desired time slot. Thank you!

ThinkGeek HQ Address:
11216 Waples Mill Road
Suite 100
Fairfax, VA 22030

You can be a hero, too!
ThinkGeek's Favorite
 Photos from 2013!

In an epic battle of images, several product photos rose to the top as the 2013 victors. The tears and pixels lost will never be forgotten!

*Ahem* Alternatively, we just asked our photographer monkeys to choose the photos they're most proud to have worked on last year. They do such a phenomenal job, it was so hard to choose! 

Fun fact: All the models in the photos are TG employees. Look! We're not really monkeys!

Hand-selected for your viewing pleasure (& in no particular order), here are our favorite product photos from 2013:

1. Speak softly, and carry a giant 5-foot sword.

Massive Cosplay Titan

Massive Cosplay Titan Sword

2. Shh, don't scare him! A unicorn in its natural habitat.

The Unicorn Head Mask

The Unicorn Head Mask

3. Yes, real chemicals were used. Alcohol's a chemical!

Laboratory Shot

Laboratory Shot Glasses

4. Curious how this photo was taken? Exactly how you imagine.

Houdini Puzzle Lock

Houdini Puzzle Lock

5. Majestic hair not included.

Tactical Station Grip Gloves

5.11 Tactical Station Grip Gloves

6. Vikings know how to stash their loot in style. Swords pillaged separately.

Handbag of Holding

Handbag of Holding

7. Coffee: Brings you back from the dead.

Infected Zombie Mug

Infected Zombie Mug

8. Perfect decor for a mad scientist.

FrankensteinLabs Einstein's Brain Desk Lamp

FrankensteinLabs Einstein's Brain Desk Lamp

9. The sword that was broken.

Lord of the Rings
Anduril Flame of the West Prop Replica

LotR Anduril Flame of the West Prop Replica

10. Two TG monkeys in ONE!

Sushi Cat Plush

Sushi Cat Plush

11. Hmm, this moon landing definitely looks suspicious.

Space Odyssey
Messenger Bag & Astronaut Hoodie

Space Odyssey Messenger Bag & Astronaut Hoodie

BONUS: Captain Whimsy G. T. Cheddarbean, boldly going where no dog has gone before.

Star Trek
Red Shirt Plush Dog Chew Toy

Star Trek Red Shirt Plush Dog Chew Toy

ThinkGeek Trivia Night

Raise your hand if you're ready for Geek Trivia Night!

Update: Tickets are on sale NOW!

New year, new Geek Trivia Night!

The long wait is over. We're kicking off 2014 with another Geek Trivia Night! Did you make it one of your new years resolutions to expand your geeky prowess? We sure hope so!

Join us on Thursday, February 13 for our first Geek Trivia Night of 2014 at Jammin' Java in Vienna, VA. Compete against your fellow geeks for prizes & the title of Geek Masters of the Universe! (Plus, have a grand ol' time while you're at it!)

Tickets go on sale 12pm ET Tuesday, January 21 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. From Game of Thrones to outer space to the meaning of Timmy.

The Details:

  • Geek Trivia Night will be held on Thursday, February 13, 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 Tuesday, January 21; they will be sold at a first come, first serve basis. We recommend teams purchase their tickets together.
  • If you're thinking about bringing your geekling, please be aware that everyone must have a ticket, including children. We suggest geeklings be age 13+ and/or huge trivia buffs.
  • 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 February 13!