If you’ve never been to ThinkGeek.com you are missing out on one of my favorite online stores. My brother told me about them a couple years ago when he sent me a list for Christmas and they were at the top of the list.
I don’t know if in one blog post I can convey how
twisted funny this company is. If you have someone in your life who has “everything” you have NOT visited ThinkGeek. Let’s talk about some of the “items” they carry, shall we?
Ever had unicorn meat? If not, they’ve got some canned just for you! I think, “Gag”, but you know you’re kinda curious aren’t you? How about bacon? Lately all over Twitter I see people talking about bacon this and bacon that. I ask them if they’ve ever checked out the interesting selection of bacon related products at ThinkGeek and that was before I had the chance to work with them.Hang on, I need my stomach to settle down as I think of some of the bacon offerings. How about some bacon flavored envelopes or toothpaste. Ahhh, I need to gain control of myself. This stuff cracks me up! They sell, I’m telling you! People have a love affair with bacon. I have a feeling some of these may make their way into my house as my boys would live off of bacon given the chance.
Lets talk about some things that I KNOW beyond the shadow of a doubt that you or your most eclectic friend doesn’t have:
- Star Wars Rebel Pilot Headphones
- Video Swim Mask
- Organ Transport Lunch Bag
- Star Trek Enterprise Pizza Cutter
- Pac-Man Hothead Pot Holder
Honestly, there is no way I could begin to explain the insane selection you can find at ThinkGeek. My mom got my brother the book xkcd: volume 0 for Christmas last year. I’ve given him the t-shirt Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock.
Because ThinkGeek has a geektastic selection of Star Wars products, I asked to review the R2D2 USB Hub. My daughter and oldest son love Star Wars more than just about anyone I know. I was shocked at how large the Hub actually was in real life. So awesome! There are 4 USB ports and a plug in on the back in case you want to use a 7.5 external power supply. If you listen to the video below you’ll hear what R2 sounds like.
Did I mention my 11yo said, “I hope Smooch doesn’t go to college so I can have her R2D2.” Way to be thinking of yourself little man!At ThinkGeek you have numerous opportunities to earn Geek Stuff. You can sign up for Geek Points and receive points every time you make a purchase. You’ll see the number of points you can earn on each product page. With those points you can get free stuff! Woo Hoo Then with those products you have, if you take a photo and send it in to them, you could win $100 with their Action Shots. Are you any good at Haikus? I don't understand them at all. I read them all the time and my reaction is, “huh?” I’m missing the Haiku gene from my DNA. If you come up with a winning one you could walk away with $50!
Speaking of $50 Here’s your chance to win a bit of ThinkGeek dough.
Required: Go to ThinkGeek and find the strangest item you can and let me know what it is.
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