Posts by Category: Fun & Games

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

Fun & Games May 23, 2005 posted by

Soccer football foozball table.

OK, let’s clear this out of the way once and for all. It’s football, not soccer. Your American and Australian versions are just…well…stuff. And it’s a table football table, not foozball or schmoozball or penelopecruizeball etc. Sheesh! And this one is clever trevor because you can fold it up and store it away when you’re not playing. Which is A Good Thing if you live in a teeny caravan. Or dog kennel. Or broom closet. A$779.95.  Be the envy of all…

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Fun & Games May 20, 2005 posted by

Dib dab dob.

The World’s Best Selling Cardboard Digital Radio. At a truly bargain price! Fabulous battery life! No interference!  It’s a faithful reproduction of the best-selling Evoke-1, lovingly created by our team of craftsmen in premium quality cardboard. Once you’ve followed our simple build instructions, this replica model radio will look so convincing that only an expert could tell it apart from the real thing.

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Fun & Games May 17, 2005 posted by

Bobby rox.

The Bobby Kit. $128.90. Sherlock Holmes fantasy? London fog beckoning? Then order a Bobby helmet with badge, nightstick (guys they’re called truncheons in the wild) and a genuine engraved repro whistle. I say old chap, dashed decent of you to turn up and arrest this jolly villain, what? Check out the Sherlock hat too.  The London Metropolitan Police have been wearing hard-shell police helmets like these since the 19th century. Each is fitted with an adjustable leather chinstrap, padded interior…

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Fun & Games May 10, 2005 posted by


Roadies. Remember Lemmings? Enjoy! [But do beware certain risque ladies on banner ads. Sorry]  Get the Roadies to the gig on time, avoiding the perils of bouncers, big falls and of course every Roadie’s biggest fear: musicians.

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Fun & Games May 9, 2005 posted by

X-Plane it to him over there.

The X-Plane with digital camera. Oh yes, at last you can hurry out and purchase a perambulatory high flier complete with digital camera to catch the candid overhead shots of your next door neighbours you’ve always wanted. Jail beckons, dufus. £99.99 ($161.68)  It comes with a mini digital camera that you can attach to the plane, and shoot pictures remotely from the ground as your camera flies overhead. There’s also a mini parachutist, a little bomb and a cargo pod,…

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Fun & Games May 5, 2005 posted by

Mods rock.

MetkuMod’s Modding Gallery. Think of a product. Now modify it. Rinse. Repeat. Endlessly. Then vote on the mods in Finnish and English. Just for fun. Hmm…I must get out more.

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Fun & Games May 2, 2005 posted by


The Radica Castmaster Bass Fishin’ Game. $23.99. Ferrets don’t fish. But you knew that didn’t you? And how come it’s always poor old bass that get the raw end of the line? Why no ugly trout fishing games, or gnarly carp? Sheesh!   Reel in a legendary 25-lb. bass with the Radica Castmaster Bass Fishin’ Game. Castmaster technology detects the direction and force of your cast, which you can change by turning your wrist. Select from a variety of bait…

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Fun & Games April 28, 2005 posted by

Pinball wizard.

The Galaxy Wireless Pinball game. $59.95 buys a hang on the wall, remote control pinball machine. That’s right, on the wall. Strangeness.  Enjoy a real arcade-style game with Galaxy Pinball hanging on your wall. Features a full-function wireless RF remote that allows you to sit on a chair, bed or floor and control the flippers from up to 30 feet away! With electronic scorekeeping, Galaxy Pinball provides hours of fun for a solo player or action-packed competition against one other.

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Fun & Games April 26, 2005 posted by

F1 sofa.

The Williams F1 Force Feedback Wheel. You’ll never get to drive a real one unless your name sounds something like Alonso Enzo Marinelli, but at least you can pretend. And for just £59.99.  Experience every bump, jolt and crash with astonishing realism Control the force and adjust the Resistance Level to suit your style Three Air-Cooled Motors deliver realistic feedback Four Wheel-Mounted Paddles and Sequential Stick

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Fun & Games April 22, 2005 posted by

Stop. Spy.

The Spy Voice Trap recordable motion alarm. $11.95. Record your own scary alarm audio, stick this in victim’s dark and slightly spooky room at night. And wait. Or watch TV, whichever is more entertaining.   Use the Spy Voice Trap to scare your friends or fool them into thinking you are nearby! The Spy Voice Trap allows you to ‘record’ a message or a sound as the alarm. You can ‘place it’ anywhere as the motion sensor “sees” movement. And,…

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Fun & Games April 22, 2005 posted by

Paintball party.

Combat Ball – the paintball simulator. Like paintball but indoors. With velcro balls and suits, I think. Sounds like a riot. Looks like one too. £120.00.  Imagine the tension and excitement of a full-on game of Paintball – Now imagine being indoors! With no paint and only highly visible, reusable ammunition to tidy up after there’s almost no end to where Combatball can be played…The system is designed around the ingenious ‘V-ball’ projectile, a lightweight, large calibre sphere coated with thousands of small…

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Fun & Games April 20, 2005 posted by

The Brick.

The Brick. Er…there must be lots of things you can do with a fake brick of a rainy Wednesday afternoon in April. Lots. Yep. Lots. £9.95.  With its foam construction, even repeated head-battering will produce no lasting injuries, unless your subject has a particuarly brittle head. Throwing your Fake Brick at irritating neighbour’s windows is now a risk-free proposition, since it’ll richochet off their window, making them look a tad silly for diving for cover behind the sofa. Perfect.

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Fun & Games April 18, 2005 posted by


The Swampcat. A radio controlled six wheel amphibious paintball cannon armored tank. Yowsers. And apparently there’s a club of paintball tank players who do this stuff. Who’d a knew? one of a kind, 1:6 scale custom-built radio control model of a large six wheel drive direct-fire amphibious assault infantry vehicle. This thing shoots paintballs, makes a nice loud turbine engine sound with an onboard CD player and it will have proportional speed control. It was built to be watertight and…

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Fun & Games April 4, 2005 posted by

Darth Mask.

The Darth Mask (with voice changer). £32.99 ($53.34). Just remember, by buying one of these, you are almost certainly toying with the powers of the dark side! On your own head be it!  The Darth Vader helmet is not just ludicrously well made, but is the first of its kind that has an integrated Voice Changer and sound effects box. A microphone inside the helmet will pick up your voice and ‘Darth’ it. To be honest it doesn’t do this…

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Fun & Games April 1, 2005 posted by


The Pocket Fami. PSP? Hah! Get sum reel retro Nintendo gaming in ya hand. £54.98 with TV adapter.  Pocket Fami is the latest in handheld gaming, and plays all your favourite NES and Famicom games; an adaptor is included so playing both PAL and NTSC games is no problem! Classic NES titles include Super Mario Bros 1, 2 & 3, Double Dragon, Legend of Zelda and there are hundreds more available. Cartridges can be bought from the internet off websites…

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