Samurai Sword Scissors, try saying that three times fast. These are definitely some of the coolest looking scissors we’ve seen, because let’s face it- most scissors just look like scissors. But the Nihonto Hasami Japanese Sword Scissors are different, it looks like a katana sword. Except miniature. And slightly less deadly. But still dangerous, especially if you’re running with them. Is it weird that we’re not supposed to run with scissors but running with a sword is perfectly acceptable? What’s up with that?
These scissors come in three color choices- black, purple, or red. Just like real katana swords, they come with a sheath (scabbard if you want to get technical and I know you do). So I guess you actually can run with them, sorry Mom and every elementary school teacher ever. They’re made in Japan, no surprise, of cutlery grade stainless steel. Make it your weapon of choice for your next art project.
Backyard ice skating- it’s not just for people in Minnesota anymore! That should be the slogan. Well with the NHL’s expansion into warmer climates like Las Vegas and the South, there’s definitely more interest in playing at home. No need to head out to an ice skating rink or wait for a pond to freeze (or have Dad stand outside with a garden hose for hours before Zamboni’ing it with a broom handle and a bucket of water), skate anytime year round, anywhere with the Iceless Skating Rink. But how does it work? I’m glad you asked.
Magic. It works by magic. The magic of durable polymer panels that is. These magical panels are infused with a slick-enhancing agent which keeps them, well, slick. No need to spray anything on them to keep them slippery. You can use any standard ice skates on it. The 12 included panels interlock to form a 15′ by 23′ rink or 11.5′ by 30′ rink. Or line ’em all up into one long row to practice your speed skating. You can even use it indoors, perhaps in a garage or basement or living room if you’re cool. Also works for practicing figure skating so you can Triple Lutz all day every day 365 baby.
Bob Ross was best known for his calm demeanor, prolific painting skills and of course his perfectly permed hair. The latter of which makes him ideal to be transformed into the Bob Ross Chia Pet. Fun fact: Bob actually had straight hair but had it permed even though he didn’t really like that afro style. He had wanted to save money on haircuts but then it became his trademark and he was basically stuck with it. That’s what we here at Craziest Gadgets like to call, “not a mistake, just a happy accident”. And we’re all better for it.
You could take the Joy of Painting a little literally here and actually paint the planter, or just let it grow out naturally. There’s no incorrect way of painting, just go with how you feel, paint what you want, where you want, how you want. As Bob Ross would say “there’s nothing wrong with having a tree as your friend” (or at least the box quotes him as saying that anyway). And there’s nothing wrong with having a chia as your friend.
Who ya gonna call? Slimer and his gang of spooky ghosts might have been no problem for the Ghostbusters to handle but the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was a much bigger problem. Literally. And now you can get into the Halloween spirit with this HUGE Inflatable Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. This yard decoration stands 8 feet tall, which is quite a bit smaller than the “real” one but definitely big enough to put your neighbors on notice that you have the coolest yard around.
But why stop with just Halloween? Sure when you think Ghostbusters you think Halloween, right? Or at least someone in the marketing department thought that everyone would. There’s really no reason not to have a giant movie character inflatable on your lawn year round. Check your HOA or town guidelines, is there a specific passage outlawing 8 foot inflatable marshmallow men? No? I’m not a lawyer but I’m pretty sure that means you’re good to go. Besides, I’m pretty sure he only attacks New York City and nowhere else.
Take your plant game up a level with a hovering planter. Floating plants- not just for astronauts anymore. The Lyfe Planter is a levitating 12-sided geodesic molded silicon planter. It sits above a solid rectangular oak base (which has six sides, I counted, twice). It doesn’t sit on the base, it’s above it. High above. Floating above. How does it work? Magnets. (Magnets, how do they work?)
Designed in Sweden, because of course it was, by a group called Flyte, Lyfe has an embedded electromagnetic coil in the oak base. A magnet in the bottom of the planter keeps it afloat. But wait, there’s more. No longer does the back side of your plants need to suffer from a lack of light and hurt feelings because nobody ever sees that side. Problem solved- this thing also rotates. Well the top planter part does anyway, the base stays… planted.
The planter is not particularly large at around 4″ diameter but look how freakin’ cool it looks when you get a few of them lined up. Imagine sitting in a circular room completely surrounded by floating plants, doing some weird yoga pose for your Instagram account. Exhale. You do need to plug each one in, so maybe get the surge protector ready. We’re living in the golden age of levitation my friends. It’s the astronaut ice cream of the botany world.
You’re a star, baby! You might have stars in your eyes but now you can have them on your clothes too. This skirt just looks like a normal ombre skirt that you’d wear to work, school, shopping, or out and about but it’s so much more. It’s the Twinkling Stars Skirt and just flip the little switch and 250 tiny LED lights illuminate the skirt in constellation arrangements. Now you’re ready for a night out on the town- go dancing and do a dip atop the Big Dipper. Light up a room and light up your life.
The lights have 3 settings: on, twinkle, and off. The skirt consists of a see-through constellation layer, a white gauze layer, and the white liner. A battery pack (3 AA batteries, not included) tucks into a pocket in the elastic waistband. That’s enough power to keep the lights lit for 72 hours of use. We’d recommend maybe not wearing it (or anything) for 72 hours straight, just saying.
The battery packs, lights, and strands of wire for the lights are all removable for washing (the skirt, don’t try to wash the batteries, trust us). Awesome. And you can just wear it as a normal skirt without the battery pack if you don’t want to freak out the squares. But we know what your skirt can do…and we like it. Comes in a range of sizes for everyone.
Remember playing that electronic baseball game as kid? The “ball” was a tiny light up dot that moved along the screen. The players were tiny light up dots. Everything was tiny lights. It was simple to learn, difficult to master. That’s actually the hallmark of a good game- all the classics have a short learning curve but are hard to become great at- think Pac-Man, Space Invaders, even modern games like Angry Birds. It was everything like baseball and nothing like baseball. Just tiny lights.
Back then handheld meant something the size of a small paperback novel (remember books? that’s a whole different post I guess) and a bunch of AAA batteries or a 9 volt or two. Now thanks to the wonders of technology they’ve miniaturized the classics. This electronic baseball game is a faithful reproduction of the original but shrunken down to keychain size. Like the original it’s made by Mattel. And yes, it really works.
You will not find a cooler cooler than this VW Bus cooler. This ice chest is a scale model of the classic split front window Volkswagen Samba van complete with eight panoramic windows and a two toned paint job that evokes the 1960’s. But instead of transporting a bunch of smelly hippies to a concert, a bunch of smelly surfers to the beach, or a bunch of smelly kids to little league, this bus transports fresh smelling beer.
It’s fresh smelling because the inside of this pressed steel bus has 3/4″ of insulation to keep up to two dozen 16-oz bottles cool on ice. A two foot long handle telescopes out so you can move the cooler along (or just pretend you are a tow truck). Unlike most coolers these days, this one actually has rubber tires for a smooth and quiet journey. A drain hole in the rear lets you keep it clean. Measures 36.5″ long by 17″ wide and 15.5″ tall.
When most ATV’s claim they can go over water, they’re usually talking about a shallow stream or perhaps a large puddle. This ATV really does go over the water because it basically becomes a jetski. The Amphibious ATV is the first high-speed all-terrain vehicle that can go up to 45mph on both land and sea.
The ATV is powered by a 140hp BMW engine with rear wheel drive. Independent coil springs, 12″ diameter aluminum wheels, and 8.5″ of ground clearance let you ride over the toughest of terrain. Even water. When you enter water, engage the retraction system and boom goes the dynamite:
Up goes the wheels, rising above the waterline at an angle. The wheels take less than 5 seconds to rotate. Meanwhile, the engine power is transferred to a Gibbs jet drive for high speed water escapes (because that’s what this is made for, escaping, right?)
The ATV can hold two riders weighing up to 350 lbs (total). It takes unleaded gas in it’s 15 gallon tank for 3 hours of water operation and 250 miles on land. Comes in choice of 5 colors too. Just $49,000, Mr. Bond.
They say some people have stars in their eyes. Others can have stars in their ears. Literally, with these Constellation Earrings. There are two different sets of earrings available: Big Dipper/Little Dipper and Orion/Cassiopeia. The earrings are made of sterling silver with white topaz chips for the stars.
That’s elegantly geeky. You can rotate them downward and wear them as a dangle earrings too. Great for astronomy fans and people who like stars (isn’t that everyone?). Scientifically proven to be stylish.
When you wish upon a star, your ears ring true. Or something like that. If the stars align, you might be my lucky star and find these out of this world gifts under your star-topped tree this Christmas.