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Dear Space Chimps,

Our intergalactic dreams came true when our monkeys toured NASA Goddard on Saturday and partied with some Stormtroopers and R2-D2 at Yuri's Night. Timmy even got to kiss a rubber chicken and ride in a Tang purse.

But we know your squishy minion hearts are set on seeing certain April Fool's Day items come to life. We are awash in a sea of your emails, tweets, and wall posts. Begging, pleading, crying delicious salty tears. No updates just yet, but we will say that some wishes will be granted...

Got April Showers? Moments lost in time, like tears in the rain? Time to die, er, get dry. Lumadot LED Umbrella and Blade Runner-Style LED Umbrella

What's New @ ThinkGeek !!

Save $10 - The cure for the spring cleaning blues

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Beautiful weather means spring cleaning, and spring cleaning means you now have less stuff! You know what that means, right? More room for newer, cooler stuff! How to Redeem: Add $30 or more of products to your cart now through 11:59 pm EDT on Friday, 4/16/10. Use code BIG30 at checkout and your order will be automagically adjusted to reflect the discount.

ROVIO WiFi Bot - Limited time offer, save $80!

Listen up, meatsack. The robot overlords are coming, so you'd better get accustomed to having one in your house. Rovio is a robotic webcam with microphone and speaker for 2-way audio. It's Wi-Fi enabled, which means you can control it from your PC, Mac, iPhone, or even PS3--from anywhere in the world. It's a breeze to set up and is so smart it will seem to run itself. Maybe it does run itself...

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Stylophone Beatbox - The pocket synth steps into the future

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You can't beatbox. There, we said it. That's why we're offering you this fine portable electronic beats machine that plays classic beatbox sounds, percussion effects, and bass. But that's not all! The record and scratch function allows you to play back loops of your work and the tempo switch lets you adjust the speed during the loop playback. (Read: It lets you record intricate beats super-slowly and then play them back quickly for maximum awesome.) The MP3 input feature lets you lay your own beats over your favorite tracks.

Romulan Corkscrew - What better way to serve Romulan Ale?

Birthdays are usually made better with the addition of Romulan Ale. Diplomatic functions, however, are not. It has been said that it's better to fight an angry Nausicaan than a drunk Klingon, so one must choose one's drinking partners wisely. If you find yourself in a seedy intergalactic bar, and in the presence of one of the Emperor's finest warriors, it wouldn't be a bad idea to have an implement with which you can open your bottle of ale as well as your opponent's belly. This bottle opener, a ThinkGeek Exclusive, looks like a Romulan Raptor with a disruptor bolt capable of pulling out even the most stubborn of corks, or dispatching the most odiferous of Klingons. A ThinkGeek Exclusive!

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Cinemin - Project video anytime, anywhere

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Ever found yourself huddled in a group around someone else's smartphone, getting a good whiff of your fellow nerd while attempting to watch a "I Swear Guys, This Is HILARIOUS!" video on a tiny screen? We're pretty sure we all have. The Cinemin Swivel is a portable multimedia pico projector. It fits in the palm of your hand and projects ultra clear, high contrast HVGA picture with vivid color. Plug it into your video device of choice and you can project on to walls, ceilings, camping tents, the backs of airplane seats, and even the side of a monolith (as long as it's dark out and the sky is full of stars).

The 36 Cube - World's most challenging puzzle

How many towers can you place? Your goal is to place the 36 colored towers onto the puzzle base following two simple rules: there must be one and only one of each colored tower in each row and column, and the towers must fit in the base to form a perfect cube shape with all towers at the same height. Keep trying and see how many towers you can place before YOU get stuck!

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Eight New Shirts - Change is inevitable, especially in fashion

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Y'all said you want more variety in your wardrobe. We're here for you. Only half our shirts this week are black. That might be a first for us. But wait. There's more. Half our new shirts this week are eXXclusively for the females. What's all this change about? Well, ninjas and bunnies and bacon and zombies and Klingon and physicists and birdies and Stormtroopers. It's difficult to explain. You should probably go look for yourself.

Magnetic Accelerator Cannon - Desktop rail gun

Push a metal ball into one end of the Magnetic Accelerator Cannon and instantly you'll see the end result: the metal ball at the other end shoots out at tremendous speed. What you won't see is one ball being pulled toward a magnet and passing its energy on to the next ball, which is pulled towards the next magnet, etc. With each step, the energy is magnified. Then, blammo--metal projectile. It's a beautiful application of physics, presented here in a beautiful wood and metal cannon. Heck, we even give you some barrels to knock over. Because a shooting metal ball isn't as much fun if you don't have a target.

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Timmy's Tea Sampler - In our quest to eliminate teabags...

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Timmy has teamed up with the tea experts at Adagio Teas to produce these four ThinkGeek exclusive blends we know you'll love. From the replicator on the Enterprise comes Tea Earl Grey Hot, the choice of fine Starfleet captains everywhere. Want something sweet and intoxicating like the feeling of having multiple lives? Pour yourself a cup of Timmy's 1UP Jasmine Green. Zombies short on brains will love the tangy Zombie Blood Orange and we'll guarantee that the spicy Pirate Chai will fight off scurvy almost as well as Root Jack.

Gyrowheel - Reinventing the (training) wheel

Ever see a bike stand up on its own without training wheels? It can if it's sporting a Gyrowheel! The disk inside the Gyrowheel spins independently of the wheel itself, creating a force which balances even the shakiest of riders. As your child gets less wobbly, you can turn down the level of assistance and--insert evil laugh--they won't even notice! No more tricking your kid that you're really holding the seat; just stealthily click the wheel settings down until they're balancing and riding all on their own.

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LEGO Star Wars Fans - Three new things for you we have

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Are you a scruffy nerfherder who also happens to love LEGO products? We thought so. Feast on these new items: Wake up every morning with the LEGO Star Wars Alarm Clock with crescendo alarm, don your super-sweet customizable LEGO Darth Vader Watch, and you're ready for a day recreating galactic history. The Echo Base set lets you relive the Battle of Hoth, complete with the very first LEGO tauntaun. (Srsly, that's all we needed to hear, too.)

Three new Geeky Board Games - Settlers of Catan, Arkahm Horror, A Game of Thrones

What do Cthulhu, House Stark and a sheep have in common? Not much, other than the fact that they have crucial roles in these three classic geek board games. Play an investigator trying to keep the ancient ones from breaking into our world in Arkham Horror. Be the first to establish a colony--or get wood for sheep--in Settlers of Catan. Take the role of one of the great houses of Westeros as you battle for control of the Iron Throne. Gather round the table with friends and family for board game night!

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Piperoids - Paper craft robots: Paperbots!

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Paper craft is cool, but let's face it: it can take a very long time. Well, these paper craft robots will be built and enjoyed faster than you can imagine. All you need to do is cut the tubes up into smaller tubes, and then assemble them like the instructions tell you to. You'll be playing with your robots in a matter of minutes. But here's the best part of this awesome pair of 'bots--the little tank dude is the leader. Yeah, he actually built the other robot just to show how awesome his brain is. Don't believe us? Then build one yourself and ask him.

Starfleet Hip Flask - Because life on a starship can be hard

Imagine for a moment your day starts with you pulling a red shirt over your head. You're a Starfleet security officer, and your lifespan is measured in days, not years. Pretty soon, you expect to be nothing more than a pair of smoking boots. The stress of the job can get to even the hardest of Academy graduates. That's why with every communicator, phaser, and tunic, Starfleet issues this hip flask into which you can pour your own fine single-malt scotch. After all, you never know when you're going to be vaporized by a hyperintelligent computer, or devoured by a vampiric cloud. Live it up, Yeoman!

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Quick Blurbs !!

Wall of Awesome Happiness Winner

This week's $50 gift certificate winner is Ethanphant from Bothell, Washington, who mailed us this postcard exemplifying ThinkGeekery in its myriad forms.

Want to see your creative, unique, or downright bizarre postcard appear on our wall and in our next newsletter? Mail one to our Fairfax, Virginia HQ and win a $50 gift certificate!

Techie Haiku Winner!

Submit Your Techie Haiku, Win $50!

The latest ThinkGeek Techie Haiku Winner is Chris from Waldorf, Maryland!
We lovingly title it, "Five Bars, Twelve Steps."

    iPhone addiction
    I must overcome. Oh, wait
    There's an App for that.

Send us your original HAIKU and we'll select one winner and print it 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 details and rules here.

Dear Timmy

Timmy the Monkey, our mascot and simian sage, is a fount of wisdom. There's no question he can't answer and he's willing to put his intellect to the test in our newest, most shiny catalog.

Send in your question to Dear Timmy by April 19, 2010, and if he chooses your imponderable, he'll publish it on real, live paper for thousands to see--and give you a $50 gift certificate. Enter your question now for great justice, or check out a sample from the archive:

Dear Timmy,

How do D&D players procreate?

Jay from Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA, Earth

Dear Jay,

Well, according to the Complete Guide to Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, the male and female both make fertility rolls (77% chance if they are human, modified by Constitution) and if both are successful, conception has occurred. The chances can of course be reduced by various means, such as by using a +5 Sheepskin of Containment.

After conception, of course, the woman should refrain from excessive instances of casting spells, using psionics, or traveling to other planes of reality, because these could pose dangers to her unborn child. How much is too much? Well, no one really knows. While you shouldn't panic about a spell or two cast before you knew you were pregnant, you should stop casting immediately once you discover you're rolling for two.

Important note! Use of our Shirt of Smiting to increase your THIAC0(*) is *not* recommended! Please use our shirts responsibly.

(*) To Hit It Armor Class 0

-- Timmy

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