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A stellar view of the night sky, including all of our celestial neighbours, is dependent on countless factors like light pollution, the weather, and even the time of year. But you can guarantee that all of the planets in our solar system are visible when you go stargazing with this planetary string light set created by ThinkGeek.
ThinkGeek's timing could've been better with this 240-page notebook inspired by the NES console's boxy controllers. It would have been the perfect place to write down level codes, cheats or draw out maps to help you navigate Metroid's endless caves and caverns — when you were eight years old. But hey, it's never too late.
When you're storming into battle brandishing a Bat'leth, Daqtagh, Mek'leth and other traditional Klingon weapons, you're going to need an easy way to carry all those armaments — plus maybe a few snacks. This lovely messenger bag might not be part of the official Klingon uniform, but who says a warrior can't also be organised?
They're supposed to be an alternative to pumpkins and skeletons for decorating your home come Halloween, but these porch light covers, featuring Iron Man, Darth Vader and Stormtrooper masks, can just be left up all year round as a way to let the neighbourhood know your house is a safe place for nerdy types.
You'd have assumed that by the time the 24th century rolled around, Wi-Fi would be available across the galaxy. But Picard's Enterprise apparently still relied on isolinear chips — Star Trek's version of flash drives — to share data. ThinkGeek's version probably isn't quite as advanced, but you don't have to tell your imagination that.
When your work requires you to be in an office and interact with other people, you owe it to your co-workers to keep up your personal hygiene. That includes ensuring you keep the insides of your ears neat and tidy, unless you want your co-workers to do it for you using a tiny cotton bud crossbow. (You don't.)
It's considered to be one of the most perfectly designed video game levels of all time because it introduces players to new gameplay concepts without an instruction manual. And if you have fond memories of Super Mario Bros.' Level 1-1 (who doesn't?) you can now immortalise it on your wall.
For $US35 ($47) ThinkGeek will now sell you an animatronic cat tail, powered by four AA batteries, that will contentedly swish back and forth as it hangs from the back of your pants. You can pretend you're buying it for cosplay reasons, or maybe for a Halloween costume, but deep down you know it's really your first tentative step towards becoming a furry.
Leonardo da Vinci's most famous creation is undoubtedly the Mona Lisa, but the artist was also a brilliant engineer who concocted endless contraptions including some formidable machines of war. This tiny trebuchet he designed won't take down a castle, but it can almost certainly protect your desk from office supply raiders.
Remember packing up your original Nintendo Entertainment System when your family visited relatives for a few days? You couldn't possibly be expected to go a few days without Punch-Out!!, but it would have been a lot easier if you had an NES built into a backpack. It's just too bad this one doesn't actually play games.
The marvels of modern mould-making have allowed us to turn food-safe silicone into an endless run of novel kitchen accessories. This includes oven mitts in every shape, size and colour, but few have to be as satisfying to use as chomping down on a hot baking sheet with a silicone T. Rex on your hand.
Yesterday we mistakingly declared that a bouquet of tiny dinosaurs was the best Valentine's Day gift — we were wrong. If you really want someone to know you love them, or you're sorry, or you're trying to rule the galaxy, it's better said with a bouquet of assorted Star Wars characters.
Back in July of last year Capcom teased a truly magnificent wearable Mega Man helmet replica. And while it made appearances at Comic-Con and other geeky events since then, ThinkGeek has finally added the prop to its online store so you can now do Mega Man cosplay right.
It's easier to dedicate yourself to solving a complex maze when in the back of your mind you know that should frustrations arise, you'll be able to simply hurl it across the room for some instant stress relief. Shouldn't all puzzles be as relaxing?