5 Geekiest Gifts of the Winter
One look at the winter blockbuster movie season, and it’s clear. There are a lot of geeks in the world. Luckily, it’s more socially acceptable to let your Geek Flag fly, so we’re going to do just that with these Geekiest Gifts of the Winter from our friends at ThinkGeek. Let’s start rolling!
The Legend of Zelda Premium Journal
Disappointed by Nintendo’s lackluster E3 showing with regards to Zelda? Write out your frustrations in this journal that boasts a cover “emblazoned with the Gate of Time.”
The endpapers include a map of Hyrule. An elastic band that keeps the journal closed boasts the Hylian shield. ThinkGeek recommends using it for “Zelda fanfic or to keep a list of all the fish you've caught. Whatever floats your boat.”
Yours for $19.99 at this link.
Back to the Future Desktop Hoverboards
Okay, so the hoverboard isn’t going to become reality any time soon as Back to the Future Part II predicted. That’s disappointing given all the advancements we have made in technology since that film. However, you don’t have to lose out altogether thanks to these desktop hoverboards honoring the film that let us all down. How do these work? Each board comes with a base boasting five high-grade rare earth magnets. These are the “hoverboard track.” The board itself is made of pyrolytic graphite. Cost: $39.99 at this link.
Star Wars Darth Vader Toaster
Star Wars fans are the envy of pop culture this year — and probably for decades to come given the plans Disney has for the franchise. You can join in on the fun early with this meticulously detailed toaster crafted into the shape of Darth Vader’s helmet and branding a Star Wars logo into each piece of bread. You can also use it for English muffins, waffles, and more. Cost: $49.99 at this link.
Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Sushi Set
Because Vader shouldn’t be allowed to have all the culinary fun, our friends in the rival space-faring universe get this shot at the big time with a sushi set shaped like the original U.S.S. Enterprise that Captain Kirk himself navigated where no one has gone before. Those giant blue things jutting out horizontally are not lightsaber ripoffs but warp trails that actually double as chopsticks. There is also a wood sushi plate in the makeup and the top of the saucer section removes to reveal a soy sauce dish. Cost: $34.99 at this link.
Pac-Man USB Ghost Lamp
Just in time for their motion picture debut along long-time adversary Pac-Man in the upcoming film Pixels, these Pac-Man USB Ghost Lamps are must-haves for anyone, who dares call themselves a geek. You can choose between Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde. There are 16 different colors, and a sound-activated mode will allow you to rock out alongside Party Ghost. This is officially licensed and perfect right down to the blocky “pixellated” character definition. Cost: $31.99 at this link.
If none of these were geeky enough for you, make sure you surf around the ThinkGeek site. You’re bound to find something. And international buyers, as always you can find a variety of other retail partners willing to sell you geeky stuff at PuntoMio’s website.