If there’s one thing I learned from my mother, it’s that 250% of my body heat leaves through my head and I need to put a hat on or I’ll catch a death of cold. That said, I still don’t wear hats in the winter as much as I really should. Maybe I’d wear a hat more often if it looked like one of these.
Avenge the cold this winter with these cozy looking and officially-licensed Thor and Captain America hats. While they’re both likely to keep your head warm, Thor design is definitely the better of the two with its helmet-inspired shape and mighty Mjolnir icon.
Captain America fans will have to settle for a more traditional hunter’s cap, just decked out with the Cap’s shield/logo on their dome. But those ear flaps do sure look warm and fuzzy at least, and if you’re going to be frozen in the ice for 70 years, your head shouldn’t be cold, should it?
Both hats are available exclusively from ThinkGeek, and sell for $24.99(USD) each.
One of the greatest incarnations of Rick Sanchez in the multiverse has to be Pickle Rick, who appeared for the first time this past August on season 3, episode 3. While he starts off completely ineffective, Pickle Rick quickly becomes a vicious killing machine thanks the suit he cobbles together from cockroach and rat parts.
The first time I saw the episode, I immediately thought about how it’s a common holiday tradition to hang a pickle on Christmas trees, and how a Pickle Rick Christmas ornament would be a great addition to our tree this year. I then went on to completely forget about this idea until I saw this.
Telestic Design is making these fun, handpainted wood ornaments featuring the likeness of Pickle Rick, which will look great hanging in your tree alongside all of your other ornaments. I like the idea of doing a complete Rick and Morty tree, filled with ornaments of Mr. Poopybutthole, Snuffles the dog, Fart, Cromulon, King Flippy Nips, and the rest of the gang. There are certainly enough crazy characters out there to fill an entire tree.
The ornaments are available from Etsy for $10, but I also saw them up on Amazon for just $9.
Do you have a toddler in your house? Are you a Back to the Future fan? Then you’ve gotta get your kid a pair of these amusing baby booties made to look like Marty McFly’s famed Nike Air Mag shoes.
These handmade Air Mag booties are available from FifthAvenue5, and crocheted from organic yarn. They don’t offer the self-lacing feature of the ones seen in Back to the Future II, but they still look awesome, and they look easy enough for you to put on your kid’s feet.
While they’re probably best as baby booties, they can be made in sizes from US 0.5 baby up to size 7 youth, so if you’ve got small enough feet, you can grab a pair for yourself too. Prices range from $25.90 up to $53 (USD), depending on size, and they’re available from FifthAvenue5’s Etsy shop.
Reese’s peanut butter cups are one of the most evil things on earth – not because they taste bad, but because they’re so addictive that you can’t just eat a couple of them and be satisfied. Halloween is the worst, since you’ll end up buying a bag “for the kids,” and end up gorging yourself on them while you wait for the doorbell to ring.
Fortunately, there’s a solution! Now you can enjoy the flavor of Reese’s all the time without the carbs, fat, and calories.
These Reese’s lip balms are based on the exact flavors of the milk chocolate and peanut butter that Reese’s uses in their delectable candy. For $12(USD) over at Firebox, you’ll get a set of tasty and aromatic lip balms, along with a presentation tin, so they make a great gift too.
Just don’t try to eat them all in one setting like I did with those Reese’s minis last Halloween.
Fidget spinners have been done to death, so I was pretty sure I was never going to write about them again. But this gadget is just too silly not to mention. What you’re looking at is what is purportedly the world’s first cell phone that doubles as a fidget spinner.
The Chilli K188 is a very basic phone, but what makes it unique is its propeller blade shape and a spinny ball bearing mechanism in its middle. This setup lets you fidget about with your phone between calls. I suppose you could use it during calls too, but that would probably result in some pretty annoyed people on the other end of the line, what with you ignoring them and the buzzing bee sound they’re sure to be listening too while you stop to work out your boredom.
Since it’s such a simple phone, it’s shockingly cheap, selling for around 1100 Indian rupees – which works out to about $20 US dollars. They’ve got them available on Amazon India, but I’m not sure if there’s a way to get one shipped to the states. I suppose that’s a good thing.
Until now, the only things that were truly cheezy about the Star Wars universe were the prequels, especially Jar Jar Binks. But now you can have a Star Wars and cheese combo any time you desire, thanks to this fun stormtrooper cheese board set.
This cherry wood cheese board is laser engraved in the shape of a stormtrooper helmet, and when you remove the mask, you’ll find a Stilton knife, a Cheddar knife, a hard cheese knife and a cheese fork hiding underneath.
I think that’s it’s a much better idea to go with knives than laser blasters, since we all know that a stormtrooper can’t hit the broad side of a space freighter, let alone a block of gorgonzola. Perhaps they’ll do better with melee weapons like these.
You can pre-order the stormtrooper cheese board over at The Fowndry for $47(USD), and it should ship this November. Naturally, you’ll need to provide your own cheese and crackers.
If I told them once, I told them a hundred times, to put Spinal Tap first, then Puppet Show last. Now’s your chance to be the real headline act when you put on a show with this collection of goofy looking alien finger puppets.
I can’t decide which one is my favorite. I’m debating between the one with six claws sticking out of its head, and the one with the four eyeball pods. Fortunately, you don’t have to choose. For just $7.95(USD), you get all eight wacky space monsters, perfect for putting on both impromptu and well-rehearsed puppet shows. Plus, they glow in the dark, so can lower the lights during your performance for added fun.
The complete set of glowing finger monsters is available now from Archie McPhee. What sort of story will you tell with your alien menagerie?
Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice is still one of my favorite movies of all time. It featured a great mix of wacky characters, funny dialogue, clever stop-motion animation, quirky visuals, and lots of weird and creepy stuff too. One of the most memorable moments in the film is when Adam and Barbara Maitland (Alex Baldwin and Geena Davis) practice making crazy faces to scare the Deetz’s out of their house. Their insane faces are permanently emblazoned in my brain though.
So when I saw these Beetlejuice masks for sale, I thought – my wife and I need to dress up in these for Halloween this year. Maybe we can get one of our goth friends to dress as Lydia too.
Both the Adam and Barbara masks are totally gross and weird, though I always thought the extra set of eyeballs inside of Geena Davis’ mouth were especially disturbing. And did someone say they liked eyeballs? Well Rubie’s Costume Company has you covered there as well:
Yep, those are some ooky looking eyeball gloves to complete the look. If you’re a Beetlejuice fan like me, looks like you’re all set with a ready to go costume this year.
I like to think by the time we make it to the 23rd century, we won’t be using wall plugs, and all power will be completely wireless. But Trekkies living in today’s world must suffer through the act of connecting their electrical devices to a wall outlet. I suppose if you have to do it, let it be using this Spock outlet.
The guys over at Electric Sticker Co. specialize in vinyl decals that turn your empty power outlets into funny little people, like Commander Spock here. If you think Spock isn’t the logical choice for your wall, they also sell decals of Batman, Finn & Jake, Wonder Woman, Doctor Who and more. My other favorite has got to be the Heisenberg outlet sticker.
I’ve got a pretty slick custom arcade cabinet in my man cave, but it really takes up quite a bit of space. Original arcade cabinets needed all of that room for a big CRT monitor, multiple circuit boards, and ventilation. But today’s flat-screen monitors and efficient computers require no such space considerations. So the idea of an arcade cabinet that hangs on the wall seems like a natural.
The guys over at Chicago’s Basement Arcades are making these flat cabinets which can easily be hung up on the wall, or placed on a tabletop. Each cabinet has a built-in 22″ LCD monitor, a backlit marquee, and the proper arcade joysticks and buttons for 2-player games. Best of all, the entire cabinet only sticks off the wall 16 inches, making it perfect for small spaces.
A complete system sells for just $1199 (USD), and can be decked out in one of several graphic themes, or customized to your liking. Each one comes with a link where you can install over 3300 classic arcade games, as well as many from Atari, Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and Neo Geo consoles. There’s also a DIY cabinet available for just $299, but you have to provide all of the components and artwork yourself.
Just be sure to mount this thing into your wall studs. Even though it weighs just 45 pounds, you wouldn’t want it falling off and crashing to the floor during an overzealous Street Fighter II match.