Posts by Category: Fun & Games

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

Fun & Games November 15, 2005 posted by

Freeline Skates.

Freeline Skates. OK, think…ah…think tiny aluminium skateboards, one for each foot, with no straps. Think skating uphill! Think…you’ve got to be kidding me? Take a look at the videos. $129.00. [Thanks Craig]  Dual independent skate connected by the body of the rider with a sideways stance. • The Freeline Skates are ridden skateboard/snowboard-like. • Riders can achieve high levels of traction and carve smooth “S” turns while riding downhill and dance like a fish on the flats and uphill. •…

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Fun & Games October 25, 2005 posted by

Incy, wincey…

The R/C Tarantula Spider. A gift that just keeps on giving. $24.95.   Nothing itsy-bitsy about this spider! Send shivers down the spines of your family and neighbors when they see this giant, hairy tarantula crawling toward them! Remote-control spider is so real — each of his 8 legs moves independently! Creeps forward, left or right

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Fun & Games October 19, 2005 posted by

Ocean Scooter FX.

The Ocean Scooter FX. An Inflatable Electronic Jet Ski. $139.95 says that 3 mph won’t be fast enough. But hey, it’s unsinkable!  Safety features include double barrel inflation chambers which prevent the Ocean Scooter from sinking in case of a puncture, automatic power shutdown when throttle handle is released, full waterproof circuit protection to safeguard the scooter’s electronics, and a protected propeller body for safe use around other people.

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Fun & Games October 18, 2005 posted by

The Show Dog Game.

The Show Dog Game. The virtual dog simulation game with a difference. A trifling $5.00 a month buys you the right to breed, show and buy/sell your mutts….sorry champions. Genius product. Oh and did we mention that there are also versions for cats, horses and cattle? Genius.  Have you ever dreamed of having your own quality dogs to raise, feed, groom, train, breed, and show? ShowDog.Com brings this opportunity to you through its one-of-a-kind virtual dog simulation game. Join hundreds…

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Fun & Games October 14, 2005 posted by

Mr Soccer Robot Football.

Mr Soccer Robot Football. Not really much more to add, is there? £14.95.  The idea is to manoeuvre your dribbling droids around the pitch via a nifty transmitter. Using the controller’s forward, reverse, left, right and shoot buttons the object is to score more goals than your opponent. Yes, we know that’s flippin’ obvious, but judging by some recent international performances we thought it was worth reiterating.

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Fun & Games October 14, 2005 posted by

Splish, splash…

The Splash Wheeler R/C amphibious buggy. The air-filled tyres really love water, see? Gotta say the movie makes it look just like a ridiculously cute Labrador puppy splashing around, but hey…whatever floats yer boat. Arf! £49.99.  The Splash Wheeler is a super fast (13.5kmh) and tough land buggy – but if you see a pond, pool or a massive puddle, just keep on driving, because this puppy loves the water. The fat air-filled tyres churn through the water propelling it along, and it steers in…

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Fun & Games September 30, 2005 posted by

IndyCar Simulator.

The IndyCar Simulator. A life size replica of the 2005 Indy 500 race winner, along with the IndyCar Series 2005 video game (retail $19.88) and flat screen bolt-on experience. $65,000.00. Plus…oh yes plus….an optional real life ride in one, with hospitality package at the Indianapolis 500 next year, including hotel, air fares and pit access for an extra $10,000.00. The perfect Xmas present for the man who has one too many Bugattis? Bargain!

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Fun & Games September 5, 2005 posted by

Tire Tagz.

    Tire Tagsz. If your car could speak it would say – you’re kidding right? Well OK, it would probably say Speed Freak, or Full Flava or P.I.M.P or any one of a selection of erudite and illuminating (!) phrases using this programmable LED ‘wheel messaging’ system. I can think of a message. No really!  TireTagz utilises ingenious technology originally developed as an advertising medium for race cars. A device is installed onto an alloy wheel, fixing safely within the…

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Fun & Games September 2, 2005 posted by

The Dalek Battle Pack.

The Dr Who Dalek Battle Pack. Duellin’ tin cans? Awesome. £29.99 ($45.94).  Challenge your friends to a Dalek battle! Who will exterminate who? You control the Daleks and duel with your opponent. 2 X 4 inch Daleks with controllers. Infrared movement control. flashing hit indicator head lights. Poseable arm and gun. 2 x IR Receivers on each Dalek (front and top of head). 1 x IR Emitter in each Dalek (Eyestalk). Featuring authentic sound and effects.

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Fun & Games August 17, 2005 posted by

Combat X-Subs.

R/C Laser Beam Combat Submarines.  Man, bathtime is so like getting funner than it was with little yellow duckies. A$49.95.  The Combat X-Sub glides through the water gracefully and almost silently as a 688 Los Angeles-class nuclear attack submarine and with true 3D movement. Until, that is, you send your X-Sub into a deep dive (using the super dive function button) and begin evasive manoeuvres to confuse and surprise your “enemy”! Fire a laser beam successfully at your enemy’s sub…

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but is it art? August 16, 2005 posted by


Perplexcity. Part game, part interactive story and part global treasure hunt. Prize of $200,000 (£100,000). Buy the playing card packs from Firebox or others for £2.50, solve clues, win money. Easy eh?  The game is played across every conceivable form of media with puzzles and clues hidden in mysterious websites, phone messages, billboards, classified ads, skywriting and live events in different cities around the world. It’s a bizarre cross between The Matrix, Alice in Wonderland and The Da Vinci Code…The starting…

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Fun & Games August 12, 2005 posted by

Boogie board, bro’.

The Yo Bro Board. A wacky fun looking surf/paddle/boogie board that doubles up as a beach cart. And it’s a Brit idea? Wow! Around £300.00.  The Yo Bro Board is a highly manoeuvrable lightweight glass bottom paddle board. At 2.3 m long it provides the user with a confident and comfortable platform to enjoy the wonders below the surface of the water…Thanks to the Yo Bro Board you can further enjoy the pleasures of snorkelling without many of the inconveniences…

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Fun & Games July 29, 2005 posted by

Wind up.

The Wind Chaser. They call it a land sailor, we call it a plastic go-kart with a sail. You can call it Frank if you like. Looks like v cool fun, though, whichever way you splice the mains’l, brace, bosun stuff thingy. Need wind though, doncha?  The Wind Chaser can be easily assembled and disassembled in 5 to 10 minutes. Fits into three bags (see storage photo below) – all less than 4 feet in length and under 20 pounds…

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