Friday, May 13, 2011

ThinkGeek Review & Giveaway: Graduation Week

thinkgeeklogo 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.ThinkGeek CollectionHang 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!IMG_6024At 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.


Giveaway open to US residents only 18 yrs or older. Please leave your email in the required entry or have it available in your profile. No email/contact = No entry. Giveaway ends 5/17/11 at 11:59 PST. Winner has 48 hours to respond.




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Tweet this giveaway & leave a link with your tweet (1 entry daily) “RT #WIN $50 from @thinkgeek towards your product of choice at ThinkGeek.com @bigguysmama http://bit.ly/lLKZkc







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*Clearly I’ve received product for review. The opinions expressed are my own and never influenced by the company.

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Linda Kish said...

I think that Fizzy Bacon Drink Tablets is pretty darn weird. Who would possibly drink that?

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humanecats said...

They have so many strange things. Unicorn meat has to top the list, but then their is the Darth Vader dark side coffee and the Alien plush toys too.

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Jackie said...

I love bacon, but I think the Bacon Lip Balm
is a bit strange. Enjoyed browsing ThinkGeek. They have some really fun stuff! Thanks!
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Sharon said...

Here's my pick: Bacon Mints -- yuk! :)

http://www.thinkgeek.com/caffeine/bacon/ce76/

(and there's matching bacon toothpaste and dental floss)

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Lori said...

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OMG I've not heard of ThinkGeek before and they sell HILARIOUS stuff!! I think the unicorn meat is the most crazy thing there. Although I'm definitely planning to buy a Paper VooDoo pad and some ninja star thumbtacks for the office.

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slehan said...

Strange: Huey the Color Copying Chameleon Lamp
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Erin said...

First of all - We LOVE think geek in this house! Thanks for the awesome opportunity -

The weirdest to me is caffeinated "blood" energy potion

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Pink Sade said...

Bacon and Cupcake Toothpastes???
Hehe. Some funny weird stuff there. Love them.
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Bacon and Cupcake toothpaste is very strange!
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Steph B said...

Mandatory - I found finger tentacles!

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paula michele said...

The Giant Swiss Army Knife is strange. You'd need a really big pocket to carry it around in :)

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Leslie S. said...

The My First Bacon talking plush is odd.I am not sure who would want that.Thanks!
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ferriz said...

Maybe not the strangest... but my favorite is the adipose stress toy! aww what a cute little blob of fat!

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Debbie C said...

The Magic Wand Programmable TV Remote is truly geeky goofy.

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The Icade iPad Arcade cabinet is a little strange to me.

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Eryn said...

It may not be the most "What on EARTH?!" weird, but the Sci-Fi Baby Name book makes me ask some serious questions ;) (leig hbra AT gmail)

Kristen said...

I think the Ant Works Space Age Ant Habitat is strange and yet also strangely intriguing.

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I love the Zombie Juice Water Bottle

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

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Heidi Helene(NoNoSugarMomma, Helpful Heidi's Hints)) said...

My favorite "weird" item is http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/collectibles/e5ed/
It's an Adipose stress toy. Perfect for dieters!
If you don't know what adipose is--it's fat tissue. On the tv show Doctor Who(I'm a huge fan) Adipose is an alien race of baby fat blobs!

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Erica C. said...

Fun site! Oh my...I found the Desktop Carnivorous Plant Set...how strange...yet awesome!

Kristen said...

You wanted strange? How about the Canned Unicorn Meat?! LOL, eww!
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Nicole C. said...

The strangest thing that I found was the Bacon Toothpaste.

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mverno said...

the staple free stapler is odd or weird but i guess it does its job
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The Sunshyn said...

I think the breathable chocolate sounds very strange.
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The Civet Crap Choice Coffee seems strange to me lol

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Sarah said...

The Warcraft Tankard O'Terror is a bit much (I live with two World of Warcraft geeks).

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You've got a friend in meat
(and he talks and says "I'm Bacon!")
This is strange

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Aisling said...

The Screaming Monkey Slingshot is pretty darn strange (and it looks like a lot of fun too)! mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

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Lim said...

I think all the bacon stuff is a bit odd, but the Bacon Bubble Buddy is one of the oddest.

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Bacon toothpaste!

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Anonymous said...

Come on. The strangest thing has to be canned unicorn meat. Everybody knows it's the horn that's important (not the meat). What's strange is that anyone would consider paying top dollar for unicorn meat when it's common knowledge that it just tastes like chicken.

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Unicorn meat has to top the list
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