From Geek Alerts
Your Aliens collection is not complete without this Aliens Minimates Series 2 Set. The characters from the classic 1986 action movie Aliens are now Minimates!
The Aliens Minimates Series 2 Set contains 4 individually packaged 2-packs: You get Pvt. Vasquez with Pvt. Hudson, Jumpsuit Ripley with Newt, Pvt. Frost with Burning Alien and Pvt. Crowe with Attacking Alien and Eggs!
Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure has 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts and accessories. These figures are adorable as mini-mates and make a great gift for fans of the classic horror movie. Only $29.99 from Entertainment Earth. Pre-order them now and they ship in December.
From Think Geek
Be warned, all ye who read this: this mug is cursed! Molded after the original skull of Captain Billy Bilgebottom (King of the Pirates) and cursed by the evils of a thousand seas, the Double Heat Changing Skull Mug is a mug of pure evil. It also stands as a warning not to follow in Billy’s footsteps, lest you suffer the self-same fate. Here’s why:
Pour your hot coffee or hot water for your tea into the purple Double Heat Changing Skull Mug and you’ll witness the horror that consumed Captain Billy. As the mug warms, it turns from purple to red; as it gets hotter, it turns from red to white. That’s right: you’ll quickly witness the skin peeling off of the Double Heat Changing Skull Mug leaving only the bone exposed. And best of all, since your finger will alter the temperature, you can sort of draw redness onto the mug after it’s full. Pretty disgustingly awesome! Captain Billy approves… from beyond!
From Office Playground
Monster POP Pen is the perfect work companion. They won’t scare you or your coworkers away. He’ll just sit there; ready for your writing needs. Give it a friendly squeeze and he’ll stick his tongue out, providing endless amusement and stress relief! Plus, anything you write down automatically becomes 10x funnier when written with one of these monster pens. A Monster POP Pen is sure to fill your workday with tongue-popping goodness. Measures 6.5” and is available in a variety of colors.
From the Bradford Exchange
If you’ve fallen in love with Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, then this lamp is certain to set your heart aglow! Inspired by the most dreadfully romantic moments between Jack Skellington and Sally, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Moonlight Lamp boasts a Bradford Exchange special design that brings the magical power of a moonlit rendezvous to any room in your home. Licensed from Disney, this lamp is really two exciting works of art in one; the fully sculpted, hand-painted base is superbly handcrafted in artist’s resin and stars Jack Skellington and Sally (followed by Zero, of course!), topped by a uniquely fringed lamp shade with even more romantic artwork. And every fabulously frightening detail is bathed in romantic blue “moonlight” emanating from the FREE blue standard light bulb that comes with your lamp!
Not a single feature has been overlooked. Standing at 20 inches tall, each sculpted element is flawlessly recreated from Tim Burton’s brilliant designs, from the cobblestone walkway and grinning jack o’ lanterns to the rock wall and spooky tree. Jack and Sally are poised for a special dance, every nuance of their timeless expressions perfectly captured. The shade is crafted of real black cloth and showcases romantic artwork from the film’s finale of Jack and Sally atop Spiral Hill, the entire scene set aglow by the blue light bulb within. A silvery replica of the sculpted cat figurehead from the Mayor’s car makes the perfect finial. Atop any table, as a bedside lamp, or proudly displayed on a mantel, any fan of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is sure to be thrilled by the impact this lamp will make. But, it is available in a limited edition of 295 crafting days, and strong demand is expected, so don’t wait. Order now!
From Dinosaur Dracula
If you’ve ever looked something up on Wikipedia and wanted more information than its editors would allow, the good news is that there are dedicated wikis for practically everything these days. These wikis often lack the speed and crowd-edited finesse of Wikipedia, but they make up for it where it counts: Superfluous entries on inconsequential nonsense!
For proof, look no further than the horror genre. Every major franchise has its own wiki. Even franchises than only ten people care about have them. If you’re the type of horror-loving trivia-gobbler who likes to keep reading until unconsciousness happens organically, these wikis are a positively blessed find.
I’ve collected nine of my favorites below — but please note that this barely scratches the surface!
All of these wikis are hosted on Wikia, a site that lets anyone build an online encyclopedia for free. The trade-off is that the pages are covered in resource-draining ads. Before you start browsing, I’d suggest creating an account on Wikia. Logging in seems to limit the ads somewhat, and you’ll only need one login for all of the wikis featured below!
The next time you’re wide awake on a stormy night with an emptied DVR and no one to talk to, give one of these a try.
Read the full list from this great site here
I think I’ve done these before, but we’re approaching the official start of Summer (even though I think it’s been Summer for about 3 weeks now) and I think these are appropriate.
From Office Playground
The Red Monster Bank is more adorable than frightening. This gentle monster will keep your coins safe until you need them. He’s the perfect size for any desk! The Red Monster Bank measures 4.5” x 2.5” x 5.5” and is made of thick plastic.