Posts by Category: Fun & Games

So maybe it’s pointless, but at least it’s happy!

Fun & Games January 10, 2005 posted by

Bang Pistols.

Bang Pistols. Things to leave at home when flying. #3 in an occasional series. £1.49 a pack.  The delightfully silly pistol-shaped party poppers are for people who take partying seriously. Simply inflate the pistols (you get two in a pack), squeeze, and out shoots a spray of party streamers. Considerably more fun than your normal poppers.

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Fun & Games January 7, 2005 posted by

Tag, you’re it.

The Desktop Rover Laser Tag Tank. £44.99. The Ferret’s suggestion? Bundle up and return that smiley face cooking apron that Aunt Flo bought you from Ikea and go out and get this instead. You know it’ll be more fun. Really.  Every Desktop Rover is also equipped with an infrared “Laser Tag” game. Up to 4 Rovers can compete at once. Each remote control has a “reload trigger”. After 6 shots, you’ll need to reload by pulling back on the middle pull…

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but is it art? January 7, 2005 posted by

What’s that smell?

Sushi Pillows. Hey, I soya one of those in the shops…time for bed chop, chop…salmon sling me a pillowcase, please…[OK, that’s enough – Ed]. From around $23.00.  Finally you may now purchase a giant sushi in the form of a soft and comfortable pillow! Our pillows are each hand made and come in a variety of styles some include – California Roll, Avocado Roll, and Salmon Roll (with more types on the way!).

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Fun & Games January 6, 2005 posted by

Kanji Kool.

The Japanese Name Translation site. Your name. In Japanese. On a scroll. Or T-Shirt (if you’ve got a common name). From $5.00.  Welcome to, the only place you can have your full name automatically translated into Japanese katakana symbols for free! If you are thinking of getting a kanji tattoo, kanji car decal or just cool desktop wallpaper, be sure to check out our kanji name image downloads. Looking for a unique gift? Our Japanese calligraphy scrolls make wonderful…

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Fun & Games December 24, 2004 posted by

Pucker up.

Remote control hockey game. $29.88. Looks like fun for a rainy Sunday afternoon.  Promises a slamming good time on any smooth floor or tabletop. It’s incredible fast-action entertainment when players square off, aiming, shooting, defending their goal and battling for control of the puck using their remote controlled players. Players and puck are designed for speed on any flat surface.

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Fun & Games December 24, 2004 posted by

Weather stick.

The Vermont Weather Stick. High tech weather stations? Bah humbug!  Here’s a fun, low-tech way to predict the weather. It seems too simple to be true, but our old-time Weather Stick is actually a remarkably effective natural barometer. It responds to subtle atmospheric changes by bending upward in fair weather, and down when inclement weather is near.

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Fun & Games December 23, 2004 posted by


The T-Board Surf & Swim bodysurfing gizmo looks like fun. $35.00. Now all we need is some good ole London surf and we’re set.  SPEED. Wider hydroplaning surface under your hands for maximum speed! CONTROL. Holding and steering system with both hands means total control!

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Fun & Games December 22, 2004 posted by

Pro thumb.

The Pro Thumb Wrestling Ring. $7.95.  The Thumb Wrestling Ring is made of high quality plastic and flexible ropes along with real elastic turnbuckles. The ring’s holes are designed for all sizes of thumb as well as a high impact, shock resistant handle. An Official Rulebook is included with the Thumb Wrestling Ring. Sections include “How To Win,” “How To Lose,” as well as sections on the time honored traditions of Cheating, Whining and Betting.

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Fun & Games December 17, 2004 posted by

Caching chexx.

Super Chexx Dome Hockey game. $2909.99. Solved, what to do with Aunt Flo’s recent bingo winnings. [Insert topical hockey violence joke here!]  The Super Chexx has a one piece welded cabinet with a heavy-duty dome enclosure, unbreakable shafts and reinforced players. Features flourescent lighting, electronic scoring with a running time clock and full sound effects. Can also be set for free play…This game is ready for home or commercial use including a coin mechanism that can be converted to free…

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Fun & Games December 17, 2004 posted by

Voice over PO.

Voice Pad. £3.99. The Ferret is truly intrigued by the possibilities of this little gidgit. Sending voice messages around from place to place at the drop of a stamp. It’s very post-modern retro-surreal Jetsons tech, isn’t it?   The voice pad is a neat little gadget that will record up to 10 seconds of high quality sound and play back at the push of a button. It is ultra thin, small and light, enabling it to be sent safely inside a…

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Fun & Games December 16, 2004 posted by


The iTop digital spinning top. $10.99.  This is no ordinary spinning top and it will twirl the old ones right out of the water! The iTop has a very cool display that “magically” shows scores, bits of words and instructions…Through the electronic display, you can see how fast the iTop is spinning, and how long you can get it to turn (the top actually keeps count of the number of rotations and displays your score on its surface!) There is…

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Fun & Games December 16, 2004 posted by


The Coughing Ashtray $9.98. Well hey, c’mon, it’s almost New Year’s Resolution time after all. Also in silver.  Hilarious gag that will have them laughing (and hopefully quitting smoking) instead of coughing! What looks like an ordinary ashtray starts hacking and coughing uncontrollably when you rest a cig in the slots, or flick ashes in the middle!

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Fun & Games December 15, 2004 posted by

Roller Coaster kit.

The Roller Coaster Tycoon Construction Set. Priced at $139.99 complete with game copy of RCT for PC. Wow, fascinating. A computer game moves into the real world. What next, a Grand Theft Auto car-jack kit?  The RollerCoaster Construction Set contains over 300 parts yet is intuitive and easy to assemble, alter and disassemble. Though creatively challenging, the large blocks of required assembly time and resultant frustration, common to many other construction sets are noticeably absent!…Our “Child-Safe” Lift Mechanism (Patent Pending) has no…

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Fun & Games December 15, 2004 posted by

Micro machines.

Shrunken Hot Rods. There’s a school of thought that says that middle aged men should definitely stay away from fatty hamburgers and teeny cars. The Ferret keeps an open mind about such things of course. Prices start at $3595.00.  These masterful machines are the epitome of cool. Imagine cruising around on your very own classic 1941 Willy’s Coupe? Parade, barbeque, pit vehicle, just think of the possibilities of fun. Handcrafted in the good old USA with customizing available…6 HP electric…

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