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Edgar Allan Poe figure

By mofgimmers on March 29th, 2007

ImageStar Wars figures a bit old hat? He-Man toys aren’t cutting it anymore? You want something a bit more grown-up and macabre? You obviously need an Edgar Allan Poe action figure.

Find yourself piping up "once upon a midnight dreary, while
I pondered weak and weary…" whilst beating up Darth Vader with your 5.5" tall Mr.
Poe. Of course, you don’t have to turn him into an all action hero… he could just stand on your shelf or desk… glaring at you with his detachable raven.

An odd thing to buy, but should you take a shine to it, he’ll only cost you $10. Bargain. Click here to find out more about him and of course, to purchase one. Brilliant!



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Ace Robot Calculator

By mofgimmers on March 29th, 2007

Robot_calculatorWhat can you say about this really? It’s a calculator. It adds up numbers and stuff. It stops your brain from doing any hard work. Blah blah blah… the reason why this is being featured is because it looks so bloody brilliant!

Manufactured by Hog Wild, it has all the usual functions that you would expect with the added bonus of a sleep mode… but then again, I bet most calcs have that these days. It is a bargain too – just $8.99 (around £4.50). You need. We ALL need one of these. Click here to get your hands on one.

[via Retro To Go]



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Women think men find size zero sexy

By Isabelle on March 29th, 2007

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A survey conducted for New Woman magazine indicated that 58% women thought that men found size zero attractive. Without wanting to get into the whole "I like a bit of meat of my woman" debate, unless you’re 5 foot nothing size zero is gross. I’m quite surprised that women actually think that heterosexual males prefer their potential mates to be on the brink of starvation. I’m not going to kid myself, women define the parameters for female attractiveness so men rarely come into it but surely it’s kind of obvious to other women a man is going to prefer a woman who can hold an intelligent conversation without passing out from hunger? Pretty people make crap conversationalists anyway, they always wait for you to ask questions about their pretty, fabulous lives!



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Vintage Ray Gun

By mofgimmers on March 28th, 2007

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Who wants a ray gun? Of course the answer is that EVERYONE wants a ray gun. Everyone certainly wants a retro ray gun that evokes the "nostalgia of a lost age of exploration and discovery, and possess an intentional sense of humour and fun" according to the official blurb.

I just think it looks really really cool.

Only 500 of each gun is being made worldwide, all of which will be handcrafted and made out of metal with some glass parts. Every Raygun comes with its own velvet lined pressed tin case, Certificate of Authenticity and an assortment of implements and crafting tools. Not only that, these bad boys will be a decent punch of metal – with each gun weighing in at over 7 pounds each these are no light investment. You need one. We all need one. We can all run around making zappy noises at each other and be happy.

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We like short shorts (L&P Kiwi ad)

By Isabelle on March 28th, 2007

The Aussie contingent at work were going wild over this video, it’s an advert for L&P who are "World famous in New Zealand". L&P, or Lemon and Paeroa is a refreshing carbonated lemon drink, drunk all over New Zealand. The advert shows the rise in popularity of ‘stubbies’ which I always thought was those small bottles of Victoria Bitter that Aussies drink but is in fact slang a particularly tiny type of men’s shorts. You don’t have to be an Aussie to find men in tiny shorts with their beer guts hanging out funny.



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And Design Nekko single-flower vase

By ShinyMedia on March 26th, 2007

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The Nekko Single Flower Vase is brought to you by Japanese lifestyle/interior design company And Design. It featuring a very simple, modern
design of a plant’s root as a flower pot. Perfect if you’re so tight that you never buy flowers in bunches. It’s made of high quality plastic
and available in a range of attractive colours: black, green, violet, brown or white. Available via Audiocubes for $29, plus P&P.

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John Lennon sunglasses up for auction

By Isabelle on March 26th, 2007

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John Lennon’s iconic blue sunglasses are being auctioned off next month and are expected to reach $6,000. It is part of charity event Icons of Music organised by U2 guitarist The Edge to replace instruments lost in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Fans can bid online on April 21st or in person at New York’s Hard Rock Café for John’s sunglasses or a whole host of other celeb memorabilia. Stars such as Madonna, Bob Dylan, Kiss, Lou Reed and Coldplay have been lining up to offer their mementoes for the auction. The items will be exhibited in Los Angeles, Dublin and London before going to New York for the sale.



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Gigposters for your wall

By Isabelle on March 26th, 2007

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If you’ve still got posters of Rocky, Star Wars, and Nirvana on your wall maybe it’s time to update your surroundings. Gig Posters have got hundreds of different bands posters so you’re guaranteed to find one you like. All the posters are print of high-quality screen and are so well designed you’ll never want to go back to your scruffy student posters. Simply type in the name of your favourite band and tale your pick from a selection of poster art, much better than those ‘art’ canvases you can buy from Ikea.
Belle and Sebastian poster
Broadcast poster



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Can you solve the fiendishly difficult Isis puzzle?

By ShinyMedia on March 22nd, 2007

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As seen on Dragon’s Den, the Isis adventure puzzle is like a Rubik’s Cube crossed with a Treasure Hunt/Da Vinci Code-style game. If you can solve the puzzle and open the globe, then you will be rewarded with a uniquely coded key that unlocks one of several golden pyramids hidden throughout the UK. These pyramids each contain silver and gold coins worth thousands of pounds.

There is a slight catch: Isis is said to be the hardest puzzle in the
world. In fact its creators reckon it is virtually impossible to crack. However, if you think you’ve got what it takes to solve Isis, you can buy it for £99.



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Space Age retro alarm clock

By ShinyMedia on March 20th, 2007

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This cool retro alarm clock can be yours for just £6.95, an absolute steal. As well as telling the time, it also tells you what day of the month it is, perfect for when you wake up hungover and unsure if it’s a weekday (time to get up) or the weekend (lie in for hours). Available from dotcomgiftshop. BUY IT

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Style Icon: Simon Amstell

By Isabelle on March 19th, 2007

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Simon Amstell is a bit of a hero of mine, obviously he doesn’t have a long history of sartorial excellence but he’s a pretty good dresser and funny to boot. I used to drag myself out of bed on 9.30 on a Sunday, brew up some coffee and watch him and Miquita Oliver terrorise talentless singers on Popworld. Now he’s all grown up, and on Never Mind The Buzzcocks replacing Mark Lamarr as the acerbic host. His charming delivery belies the endless torrent of insults and has given us some classic TV moments, like when idiot-rocker Donny Tourette tried to take on the other guests, 4 of which are professional comedians. I also like Amstell’s style on the show, his flowery shirts, v-neck jumpers and ties are an understated but stylish look. Liberty do great floral shirts that look brilliant matched with masculine v-necks.



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Sixties-style retro cube shelves

By ShinyMedia on March 15th, 2007

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These wooden shelving cubes, in retro white, wouldn’t look out of place on the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Neither would they look out of place in your living room, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. Put stuff in ‘em or on ‘em, or simply use them as groovy (did I just say that?) sculptures. They’re awfully versatile. Spotted on Retro To Go and available from dotcomshop priced £69.95, for which you get a set of four different-sized cubes (as shown in the picture). BUY THEM

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Thanko gold ingot USB hub

By ShinyMedia on March 14th, 2007

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The new heavy-duty ‘Gold Ingot’ USB hub from Thanko features eight
USB2.0 ports for faster and better connections to PC or Mac. It also lights up when the USB is
connected to the hub. The hub adopts 2 power sources: USB and AC
adapter. Available in gold, gold and, er, gold. Available exclusively via Audiocubes. BUY IT



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Come in! Go away! The best doormat ever…

By mofgimmers on March 14th, 2007

DoormatOh this is good. Very good indeed. This might just be the greatest doormat ever.

Obviously, there isn’t much I can say about a doormat, apart from the fact that this says ‘COME IN!’ when your guests arrive… and tells them to ‘GO AWAY!’ when they leave. Go on… turn your head upside down… I’m not fibbing.

Alternatively, you could follow this link and watch an animation of it. Price TBC.



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Optimus Prime Transformers toy, by Hasbro

By ShinyMedia on March 5th, 2007

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Transformers are back in a big way, thanks mainly to this summer’s release of a live-action Transformers movie (and those funky Citroen ads), directed by Michael ‘Bad Boys’ Bay, Hollywood’s king of the action blockbuster. Click below to see the first teaser trailer.

Anyway, this Optimus Prime model stands a foot tall and transforms into a truck with
relative ease. OP (we’re close like that) also makes noises and has flashing LED lights, which is sure to keep kids of all ages happy. Hasbro is releasing it next month, priced £69.99. [Via Toyology]

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