Posts by Category: Fun & Games

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

Fun & Games March 30, 2005 posted by

‘Arry Potter.

Kids will probably get all fired up over this Discovery Artist Pottery Wheel. Thank you, thank you, we’ll be here all month. $39.95.  Put this pottery wheel in your child’s hands and prepare to be amazed by their extensive imagination! This powerful tool allows little sculptors to create an endless array of clay masterpieces. Affordable enough for a beginner but powerful enough for the more experienced artist.


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Fun & Games March 25, 2005 posted by

Phat Phun.

The Phlat Ball. The toy with an identity crisis. Looks like fun though. £9.99 ($16.15).  Phlat Ball is half 6″ ball and half 9″ throwing disc and is taking Australia by storm. You Phlatten the ball by squeezing the top and bottom together and it sticks in place, then throw it like a disc, and it pops out into a ball, which is really quite clever. The release from disc to ball is random, so you never quite know if you’re going…


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Fun & Games March 18, 2005 posted by

Hop and hovered.

R/C Mini Hovercraft. $29.95. Looks like real mini-me funsky (although the customer ratings are a bit of a mixed bag!)   Race this miniature hovercraft across land, water and ice. It runs on any smooth, flat surface and is easy to steer through tight spots with the full-function controller, which doubles as the charging pod. The thrust fan provides lift, and two rear fans allow for smooth directional control.


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Fun & Games March 18, 2005 posted by

Plasma Saber.

The Plasma Saber. Is this the ultimate Star Wars toy? 29” long with metal handle, whooshing noises and a price tag of a mere $990.00. Watch the video. Woot!  Our Saber sound effects are the most advanced ever created. Push the activation button once and the plasma blade extends upward along with activation sound. Push again and it de-activates by retracting the Plasma along with sound. When activated it creates a low rumbling hum out of the rear of the handle. A special g-force…


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Fun & Games March 16, 2005 posted by

Parabounce.

Parabounce. As someone who gets vertigo standing on tiptoe, the Ferret can heartily recommend this pastime as fun, fun, fun.  A 22 foot balloon filled with enough helium to launch a person in the air with the slightest push from the ground…


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Fun & Games March 9, 2005 posted by

Chaserz.

The Chaserz Mini Race Track. Desktop fun for all the family? £14.95.  Relive all those old school race track moments with this cool mini track. Comes complete with 2 cars and everything you need for some serious nostalgia.


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Fun & Games March 3, 2005 posted by

Underwater walkie talkies.

Underwater Walkie Talkies. No string, no wires, just bubbles. Help I’m drowning. $12.95.  Hold private underwater chats! Speak clearly underwater up to 15 feet away! Tell secrets on the ocean bottom…or maybe just in your bathtub!


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Fun & Games February 18, 2005 posted by

Sealed with a kiss!

The MouthClamp. $4.99. The Ferret can think of a few uses. Can you?  Hey, gals — wanna trim down? Then stop weight-gain at its source — your huge, insatiable MOUTH! And, guys — want that special gal to think you care? Then keep your fat mouth SHUT and she’ll mistake that hang-dog expression for sensitivity. Just purse your lips, pinch open the clip, and apply clamp to mouth. The soft cushiony, rubber-like material won’t hurt or bruise your lips —…


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Fun & Games February 16, 2005 posted by

Think tank.

Think Tank. $225.00. Food for thought, eh? [Thank you, thank you, we’ll be here all week, folks!]  This glowing life-like brain in a bubbling self contained unit, is much like the ones from the 1950’s horror films. It’s great as an office oddity, or Halloween effect. The constant bubbling can even be relaxing. The workmanship and detail are akin to that of Hollywood special effects departments. The tanks come fully assembled – (just add water!)


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Fun & Games February 9, 2005 posted by

Boy racers.

The new Scalextric Sport Digital System. Ooh look ma, it’s Scalextric, but not as we know it. Six cars on one lane? Button breaking? Overtaking on corners, digital tracks, chipped cars and optical technology? It’s like so 21st C., man!   Add as many SSD Lane Change Track pieces as you wish, put your chipped cars on the track and start racing. Race up to 6 cars on one lane with an additional SSD Power Supply (C7004). Exploit the geometry of the…


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Fun & Games February 4, 2005 posted by

Bone shaker.

Forget your $4000 mountain racer, you need a Genuine WWII-era Swiss courier bicycle. Yep, now you too can Julie Andrews your way around town screeching out Edelweiss tunes at the top of your voice. And who’s going to bother stealing it, eh? Retro chic comes at a price, however, and in this case it’s $650.00.  Complete with hand and foot brakes, leather tool case, rear wheel lock, sealed bearings and tire pump. In outstanding condition, considering they saw service more…


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Fun & Games February 1, 2005 posted by

Data sparkles.

Flash Pro EL USB cables. You’re a geek. You’re sad. You’re lonely. So why not cheer yourself up by buying a neato set of  illuminated USB cables? Go on, you’ll make friends in no time. $14.99.  Unlike other USB cables which are only illuminated at the ends, Flash Pro cables are lit from end to end. A thin EL cable runs throughout the cable’s entire length, providing some pizazz in an otherwise boring, but necessary accessory. In addition to adding some eye…


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Fun & Games January 28, 2005 posted by

Big red relief.

The Panic Button. Oh yes. Should be mandatory equipment. Everywhere.  £2.99 ($4.75)  Though not just for computers, the Panic Button is a vital – if somewhat pointless – addition to everyone’s desk. It doesn’t do anything of course, but you feel a lot better having a button to stab at when everything goes to pot. Stick it on your keyboard, your dashboard, possibly even your ironing board, and get instant relief from life’s little emergencies.


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