In this episode we give you a look at Throwboy Emoticon Pillows! The new line of pillows started out as a Kickstarter project, and this is the finished product - plush, comfortable, and cute pillows that'll liven up any room or couch. We give you a rundown of each pillow, along with our opinion of each. Additionally, we are giving away a pillow! You've gotta be one of our Patreon backers to be eligible (at the $25 level or higher!) Sign up here - good luck!
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In this episode, Taylor and Andru Edwards open up the Loot Crate Console Wars box, giving you a look at all the great, geeky goodness inside. We each also give you our top 3 favorite items in the box, and also let you know how you can win this Loot Crate in our giveaway! Yep, you get a shot at winning all of this:
- Console Wars II - Shirt Woot
- Grip-It Control Protectors - Grip-It
- Tintastic Creative Activity Set - Funko
- Energems - NRG Innovations
- Bravest Wars Sticker - Mike Vasquez
- Split Personality Wristband - Loot Crate Labs
- Legends Never Die Magnet - Loot Crate Labs
You can get yourself a Loot Crate now, and we'll save you a few dollars with that link!
Artist and fan Brent Engstrom has shared his latest painting renditions of Garbage Pail Kids series 3 trading cards. I'm a huge garbage Pail Kids fan, having spent my weekly $1 allowance on fourpacks each week way back in 1985 as a 5-year-old for months on end. You can check out the full collection of paintings over at Brent's blog. Definitely worth a look.
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You know things are getting pretty commercial when online gadget-oriented companies actually sell pocket protectors. At a size of 5 3/4 x 3 3/8, it is made of vinyl and has multiple storage compartments for a pen, flash drive and MP3 player. It even comes with a sheet of stickers and a 36-inch lanyard in case you want to prove that you are a bonafide geek. At a mere price of $4.95, it would, at the very least, be a great Secret Santa gift next Christmas.
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We just told you about the Geek Awareness Bracelets from ThinkGeek, and now we’ve found another way to show your Geek Pride: tattoos! Whether you love video games, computer languages, emoticons, RPGs or all of the above (we know you’re out there), there’s a tattoo for you. We think they’re nerdy but endearing—much like the people they’re made for. Each hardcover book contains 16 tattoos and is available for only $7.25 USD.
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Are floppy drives now considered “retro chic”? We think so, judging by this unique notepad, made of actual floppy disks and 75 sheets of graph paper. Very cool (in a geeky sort of way), durable, and guaranteed to elicit nostalgic smiles when brought to the staff meeting. We suggest giving one to your fave I.T. guy at work to say “Thanks” for all he’s done. Available for $10 USD.
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Remember back in the 2004, when it was all about Lance Armstrong’s yellow rubber Livestrong bracelets to benefit cancer research? Even though the trend is passe, that didn’t stop the folks at ThinkGeek from creating a decidedly nerdy version of its own. According to the website, the silicone accessory allows the wearer to promote “geek awareness in every aspect of life.” The yellow bracelet states: “Tux is my homeboy”, the black one: “ThinkGeek”, and the olive one: “I see fragged people.” Wear at your own risk, amigos. Available for $2 USD.