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The army of drumming hippies

The army of drumming hippies

Now you can have your very own army of drumming hippies (drumming not drunken). I have no idea why, but I think these things are awesome. Yes, I realize they are a bit ridiculous. Not only that, but the girls also kind of look like troll dolls.

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Sweet Nothings

Sweet Nothings

I know any of you who have had a female in your life have heard that dreaded line. “I don’t want anything.” Be it for their birthday, holidays, whatever, at some point or another they say it. Then you are left with that horrible decision, do you listen or do you ignore it.

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R2-D2 talks trash

R2-D2 talks trash

Looking to extend your collection of Star Wars collectables? Now you can buy the R2D2 trash can. It is a trash can that stands 24” high and is a detailed model of the classic R2.

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Pimp my baby-tattoo edition

Pimp my baby-tattoo edition

Do you as a parent feel the need to put novelty things on your child’s skin before they even know what they are? Now you can buy Tattoos for Babies, and no I’m not kidding. The FDA actually approved this too.

A Trekkie’s Dream Come True

A Trekkie’s Dream Come True

Even though I'm a Star Wars geek, sometimes there's a Star Trek product that I just can't help but write about. VOS Systems got the brilliant idea that everyone has lights, so why not make a Star Trek themed control for them.

Nerdy Love – Qwerty magnets

Nerdy Love – Qwerty magnets

Tired of your classic alphabet magnets? Qwerty magnets has taken old keyboard keys and turned them into cute little magnets. This way you can flaunt to the entire world your true dorky colors. They have created a cute little valentines series with phrases like “LOVE U” and “MISS U”. Personally I would love it if they came out with the full alphabet; then again I’m bad enough about having too much stuff on my fridge.

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Soundbomb, oh the possibilities

Soundbomb, oh the possibilities

Looking for a new way to cause trouble and terrorize the general public? Be honest, we know you are. There is something new to add to your stash, the new Soundbomb. It records any sound you can possibly think of; from casual greetings, poems, and of course all those rude bodily functions. It has a motion sensor on it so it only goes off when someone goes past. I swear right now I look like Mr. Burns off of the Simpsons, you know what he looks like when he is plotting.

Can a robot find you a life-long companion?

Can a robot find you a life-long companion?

So you're out there in the real world (scary isn't it) trying to find that special someone, but you can't ever seem to find the courage to chat up a total stranger. Now, imagine that you had a monkey that could help you break the ice. No, not a real monkey, but more of a robot monkey. Echo Robotics is hoping that this is exactly what you've been waiting for.

Essentially what the Echo Robot does is store personal information about you that can be exchanged with other Echo Robots to determine if you're a good match for each other. The monkey (or any number of different animals) then informs you through a series of movements that the other person may in fact be someone you'd want to get to know.

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