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ThinkGeek is now being bought by GameStop

ThinkGeek is now being bought by GameStop

Last week the big news was that "alternative" mall retailer Hot Topic was buying ThinkGeek, the popular internet shop. Well, it turns out that the parent company of ThinkGeek, GeekNet, have had a change of heart, and will instead be selling to GameStop, one of the country's largest video game retailers. The reason for that change of heart? Money, of course. GameStop swooped in and outbid Hot Topic at the last minute, making an offer valued at $140 million.

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Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge builds floating castles

Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge builds floating castles

Sometimes you need to unplug and get away from the video games, smartphones, and tablets to do something in the real world like a board game. Board games are fun, but they usually have one thing in common, they are played on a flat fold out game board. ThinkGeek has rolled out a new game called Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge, and it has a game board unlike anything else out there.

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ThinkGeek April Fools’ toys again serve as viral testing ground

ThinkGeek April Fools’ toys again serve as viral testing ground

Today is the day in the technology reporting world where you mustn’t believe anything anyone tells you. Today, after all, is April Fools’ Day. One of the most consistently top-notch April Fools’ Day collections remains hearty today, that being ThinkGeek’s collection of oddities. In ThinkGeek’s collection we get not only a giggle, but a chance to see these unbelievable devices and toys turn real, as well.

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ThinkGeek and Scottevest unveil the Tropiformer Jacket

ThinkGeek and Scottevest unveil the Tropiformer Jacket

If you're a gadget loving technology fan, you've undoubtedly been getting ready for a vacation or a day away from the home or office and had to figure out how to pack all of the gadgets you need to take with you on the road and still have them handy. That can be very challenging because if you get a camera, a smartphone, and maybe an MP3 player stuffed in your pockets you might lose your pants. ThinkGeek has a new solution that makes it easy to take all of your stuff with you on the go.

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ThinkGeek offers PAX East 2013 exclusive Portal 2 turret and more

ThinkGeek offers PAX East 2013 exclusive Portal 2 turret and more

I'm a sucker for a lot of the geeky items they have at ThinkGeek. Some of my most favorite are the little collectible items that go along with video games such as Portal 2. Specifically, I've been rather enamored on several occasions by the replica turrets you can purchase from the game. If you're going to be on hand at the PAX East 2013 conference, you will have a chance to buy a couple conference exclusive geeky bits from ThinkGeek.

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Geeky scented candles from ThinkGeek are perfect for Valentines romance

Geeky scented candles from ThinkGeek are perfect for Valentines romance

I think we can all agree that ThinkGeek often has some very bizarre products. Sure, those products may be bizarrely cool like the Build-on Brick Mug that lets you stick Lego bricks on the outside of your coffee cup. Today, ThinkGeek is back with a set of four geeky scented candles.

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Build-On Brick Mug combines coffee and Lego

Build-On Brick Mug combines coffee and Lego

Two of the things that keep many people sane and alert are coffee and Lego. The coffee helps keep you awake while tinkering with Lego is just fun. ThinkGeek has unveiled what may be the coolest coffee mug in the history of coffee. The mug is called the Build-On Brick Mug.

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Life-size HAL 9000 replica is $500 of pure geek nostalgia

Life-size HAL 9000 replica is $500 of pure geek nostalgia

If you're in the middle of outfitting your geeky man cave or evil lair as the case may be, ThinkGeek has what might be the perfect wall decoration for you. That is assuming you don't mind coughing up $500 on a geeky piece of wall art. Granted, this thing is a 100% accurate replica of the evil computer HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Portal 2 sentry turret protects your desk

Portal 2 sentry turret protects your desk

If you're gamer who's played the puzzle-platform game Portal 2, you'll undoubtedly remember the sentry turrets you encounter during the game. If you never played Portal 2, it's a cool game that debuted in 2007 and five years later fans are still playing. This isn't a the first Portal 2 sentry turret toy we've seen over the years, but this is one of the few we've seen that plugs into your computer via a USB port.

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ThinkGeek 8-bitty wireless game controller now shipping

ThinkGeek 8-bitty wireless game controller now shipping

The last time we talked about the ThinkGeek 8-bitty wireless game controller for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices was way back in February of 2012. At the time, the little old school Nintendo-style game controller was tipped to launch later this year at price of $25. If you liked what you saw in the controller, it is available and shipping right now from ThinkGeek.

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ThinkGeek Mega Stomp Panic isn’t a Celtic dance team

ThinkGeek Mega Stomp Panic isn’t a Celtic dance team

Trust me when I say this new ThinkGeek gadget has nothing to do with dancing or rivers. The Mega Stomp Panic might be the perfect complement to that Halloween costume you're going to be sporting in a few days. This device is a little box that attaches to your belt and creates sound effects to go along with your every step and stomp.

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ThinkGeek unveils new Star Wars gear

ThinkGeek unveils new Star Wars gear

Earlier this morning I talked a bit about the Star Wars Wampa ice scraper. That is certainly the coolest way to get ice off your windshield during the winter I've ever seen. ThinkGeek also has some other new Star Wars theme gadgets that geeks will appreciate. I think a couple of these might spawn some new memes.

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