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Captain Jules's Useless Box

Invented at ThinkGeek

A very strange artifact, indeed!

  • Captain Jules's box turns itself off when you turn it on
  • A very classy version of the classic useless box
  • A ThinkGeek creation and exclusive!

$34.99 (save up to 49%)


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A very strange artifact, indeed!

Captain Jules travels near and far, hither and yon, searching for the most curious curiosities the world has to offer. Sometimes these things are cursed; sometimes they fight back with poisoned tentacles. But never before has a device captured the good Captain's fancy like this Useless Box. So much so, in fact, that he had us make replicas for you, calling them (quite humbly, we might add) the Captain Jules's Useless Box.

Captain Jules's Useless Box is a very simple device. Inside the wooden box (with real metal accents) resides a bunch of gears and the latest in electricity-powered motors. Turn the switch on, and a bit of machinery will poke out and flip the switch off. That's all the Captain Jules's Useless Box does. But it's enough of an oddity to make it right at home on your desk or bookshelf. And each and every time someone new picks it up and flips the switch, the confused look on their face will bring a smile to yours - just like the first time Captain Jules saw it at a marketplace in Inner Outlandia.

Product Specifications

  • This rare gem has but one function: turn it on and it turns itself off
  • Preassembled Useless Box is crafted out of wood with real metal accents!
  • Even the insides are a bit steampunky, with old-looking fittings and gears and junk
  • A ThinkGeek creation and exclusive!
  • Batteries: 2 x AA (not included)
  • Dimensions: approx. 5" x 3.5" x 3.5" (to top of switch)

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