When we're not wrapped up in planning a geekstravagant Halloween, we're slightly obsessed with the pumpkin templates over on ThinkGeek's website. The online shop for everything nerd culture is currently holding its annual Great Geeky Pumpkin Template Contest, and submissions are pouring in to help readers carve clever and crafty pumpkins for Halloween. We've gathered our favorite submissions that are a little bit sweet (Hello Kitty), a little bit retro (Super Mario Bros.), frighteningly hilarious (Overly Attached Girlfriend), and that even make us want to dance (Gangnam Style). Check out the ones we're considering carving, and view all the submissions on ThinkGeek's blog.
For the last several years online, ThinkGeek, the online shop for everything sci-fi and nerd culture, has held a Great Geeky Pumpkin Template Contest, scouring the Internet for the best pumpkin carving templates to create the craftiest and most clever jack-o'-lanterns in the geek world. Pumpkins are the perfect canvas for the rounded, pop animation of favorite video games. Here are some of my favorite gaming templates that have been submitted to ThinkGeek so far!
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After watching the 3D Monsters vs. Aliens trailer with my man during the Super Bowl — yes we had our glasses on, just like Katie Sugar — I realized that high-tech additions (like 3D glasses) can easily be used to spice up a date. As I try to collect some fun Valentine's Day ideas, I knew I had to take a trip on over to Think Geek and see what they would have in store for me. That's when I laid my eyes on this Holographic Candlelit Dinner Kit, which comes with two diffraction-lens glasses and one candle for only $6. As soon as the candle is lit, you can enjoy a heart-shaped rainbow around your candle flame. Everyone now, ahhhhh.
OK, OK, I know that the iPhone has its drawbacks. No video capabilities, no camera flash, and certainly no camera zoom. I knew these downsides and decided to dive into the Apple pool anyway. So is this Camera Telescope for your first-gen iPhone a savior, or is it just putting a Band-Aid on a bigger problem?
Adding a 6X zoom to your iPhone would be a nice addition, but you'd run the risk of looking like a total dork with that telescope sticking out the back of your sleek handheld. But of course, for $18, it might be worth it for those times you're stalking a celebrity from your corner table at the Ivy. I dunno, I'm torn. What do you think?
I just had one of those classic brain-fart moments when you see something and think it's clever and harmless, and then you actually, you know, think about it, and go, "Oh, come on." And with that I bring you this new Slide to Unlock T-shirt from ThinkGeek.
At first I was like, cool! iPhone T-shirt! And then my brain worked and I realized that it was an invitation your momma wouldn't approve of.
Call me a square, I can take it. Don't think it's sexist? Well, they're not making it in mens' sizes.
Here at Sugar HQ we're always looking for novel ways to entertain ourselves, especially the men, who decided it would be "fun" to bring a pair of Laser Tag Shocking Tanks into the office. I don't even think I can find the words to describe this so-called game, which is totally abusive and kinda fun all at the same time. . . maybe I should have paid closer attention to the "product emits an electric shock," "may interfere with electrical devices such as pacemakers" warnings on the box! The object of this $50 game? To shoot your opponent with your infra-red cannon, as LEDs built into the tanks indicate the score. And what happens when they are shot? Watch the video clip below to find out!
My BSG obsession has hit an all time high now that I've not only re-watched the third season, but have also seen the ten webisodes (did you know about these!?) and checked out the movie Battlestar Galactica: Razor (spoilers if you haven't seen all three seasons!). So it would be fitting that I scoop up one of these BSG Propaganda Posters ($30) just in time for the season four premiere this Friday. Thanks to Petty Officer Calamari for bringing these to my attention, I'll be prepared and my apartment will be fully dressed for the BSG party I'm planning on April 4.
Coming together in a pack of five, these posters – officially approved by Laura Roslin, of course – are made of heavy duty 100 pound satin paper and are a whopping 22-inches by 17-inches wide, for maximum viewage. This is no joke people, this is war. We can use all the soldiers we can get.
There is no way I could look myself in the mirror if I put on one of these T-shirts. But for die-hard geek love, is there any better way to say I love you? When you buy a pair of these shirts, each one of the hearts lights up when two dorky lovebirds are in close proximity to one another. And when you part, the hearts darken, and. . .You "die."
Just like in your favorite video games — get it?
I so want to crown this the ultimate in geek love PDA — these have to win the contest for "Best Valentine's Day Geeky Couple Gift," but I am cringing so, so hard right now. So give it to me: Totally Geeky or Geek Chic?
Okay, honestly, these panties from Think Geek that say "I'm blogging this" did get a huge grin from me.
That's not to say I'd wear them — geeky underwear kind of gives me the willies. However, I almost need those blogging underwear, at the very least to give as a gag gift to a fellow blogger. And it's not like anyone (ahem) would see them, so what's the harm in sporting them? I can't decide! What do you think?