odd toys

AntWorks Habitat

An ant farm is one of those childhood experiences that I never had, Sea Monkeys of course, but no ants. Lucky for me I now live next to a farm who introduced ants into their crop to keep other pests away and many of them find their way into my house. For those of you who are not as lucky as me there is the AntWorks.

Based on a NASA experiment this habitat makes ants cool in a way they never could be. It’s nutritious, yet homey, gel will satisfy all your ants needs, food and shelter. It comes complete with a LED illuminator and comes in blue or red. Each habitat comes with a magnifying glass, an ant catching/tunnel starting tool and an instruction booklet.

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Electronic Bubble Wrap Keychain – just when you thought FedEx was Santa

If you, like me, have held on to the near-Christmas like event that getting something wrapped in bubble wrap is, well its just gotten that much better. Sure, the tactile feedback isn’t quite the same in an electronic version, but I have a feeling it will be equally pleasurable.

It’s also a bit of a stress reliever. Oh, and did I mention that you’ll have a new means of annoying those around you, but it will be right on your keychain? I love it.

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The Exploding Piggy Bank

If you’re one that has a hard time saving those pennies this little bomb might help you out a bit. The bank isn’t just in the shape of a time bomb, it is one, and if you don’t pay up it explodes.

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The Bog Monster to scare the piss out of your friends

Although it might be a little late for most to run out to the stores and snag a few more Halloween decorations before Wednesday, you could however snag them on discount the day after. For yet another cheap laugh get yourself one of these Bog Monsters.

The Bog Monster suction cups under the seat and inside the lid. Just don’t put one of these in the toilet during a drunken party, otherwise, you might notice the next day that your little monster smells a bit like urine.

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Cardboy CMYK ink cartridges

Mark James made these Cardboy CMYK ink cartridges that appear to have legs, arms, and eyes. That’s because they aren’t really ink cartridges, they are just little figurines that look like it.

For the nerd that gets cubicle-sick. Not really, they are pretty cool looking though.

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The Ghost Finder Camera

If you’re looking for a bit of Halloween fun and a few pranks along the way, horribly juvenile ones of course. You’ll likely need a few new props to start the season off, you might give this Ghost Finder Camera a whirl.

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The Anti-Ticket Donut for those sticky situations

Have a tendency to get pulled over for speeding, or whatever your typical traffic violation is? Well this intensely high-tech solution is designed to at least get you out of that nasty ticket.

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Kurt Cobain Electronic Action Figure

Have an inkling for collecting figurines of rockstars that have died and gone years ago? Well then you may want to check out this Kurt Cobain 18 inch Electronic Action Figure.

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Monty Python’s Killer Rabbit Now Affixes Documents To Each Other

You read right, they have now bastardized the glory that is Monty Python And The Quest For The Holy Grail. First it was the red Swingline from Office Space and now this.

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The SoundBall – for a bit of noisy fun

This is the absolute perfect gift to buy for someone else’s kid. Preferably if you aren’t around them that often. Not that the ball is overly loud, just that it constantly is making some kind of noise.

Check out the video to hear it. The noises are clever, but would get old after a while. Really it sounds a lot like an old Atari game. It works by using Bluetooth technology. It tells the computer whether the ball is being hit, thrown or spun via a motion sensor from within. Then it in turn tells the ball what noise to make.

video after the jump

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The Turd Twister – just as disgusting as it sounds

I come across some very out-there gadgets from time to time, but this one is just disturbing. I seriously hope you aren’t eating right now, if you are, you might want to read this after you are done, depending on what you can stomach. They call it the Turd Twister and it’s exactly what you think it is.

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No Vibrating Pet Massager for my dogs!

It’s disturbing to know that there is people out there that’ll buy this vibrating pet massager for their dogs. If my dogs (Taz & Oscar) think I’m getting this for them, they have another thing coming. Their daily activities involve sleeping; walking from the couch to the food and water bowl, back to the couch and occasional pit stops to the backyard for a pit stop. Unless your pets have some sort of chronic aches or live an active pet lifestyle, this product isn’t really for you, or is it? Should you get one, just make sure you close your windows and the blinds; god knows what your neighbors will think of you.

The Total Health Vibrating Pet Massage cost $5.95, and it’s alleged to relieves sore muscles, tension, and “stimulate” oil glands for healthier skin and coat.

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