ThinkGeek is throwing its annual holidays sale, with up to 90 percent off selected items and free international shipping (conditions apply, natch). Here's a look at some of the gamer goodies that caught our eye.
In addition to its regular holiday sale, ThinkGeek is also offering an additional 25 per cent off everything store-wide and free shipping to Australia. The catch is that you have to spend $200 or over, although provided you have the cash, that shouldn't be too hard.
Now, an argument could be made that a lot of this stuff is junk — but the same thing cold be said of nearly any collectible. Fans will be fans.
Remember, you can bag an additional 25 per cent off the below items if your total exceeds 200 bucks.
Minecraft Sheet Magnets: $9.99 (50% Off)
"In each pack of Minecraft Refrigerator Magnets, you will receive two magnetic sheets packed with 80 colorful, classic blocks. Share your schematics for your next fortress with the whole family. Or play a rousing game of "name that data value!"
Each sheet includes 1 Workbench, 1 Furnace, 1 Chest, 1 TNT, 1 Bookcase, 1 Jack-o-Lantern, 2 Snow, 3 Coal, 2 Iron Ore, 1 Gold Ore, 1 Redstone Ore, 1 Diamond Ore, 4 Water, 4 Lava, 2 Clay, 5 Grass, 3 Trees, 5 Leaves, 3 Gravel, 3 Sand, 7 Brick, 7 Wood, 7 Stone, 7 Cobblestone and 7 Dirt.
Classic Video Game Controller Ornament Set: $1.99 (90% off)
"Whether we're playing as Mario, Chell, Commander Shepard, or Pac-Man, video games are the sure-fire way to make us shake with laughter like a bowl full of (ochre) jelly.
"This set includes four ornaments inspired by our favorite video gaming systems. We don't need to tell you what they are because you'll know it by looking at them and we don't want to insult your geek cred.
"Hang 'em on your Christmas tree or anywhere you need the good cheer of old school gaming."
Set of four ornaments inspired by classic video game consoles: Joystick (4.3 x 4.3 x 5.4cm), Black Controller: (8 x 3.8 x 0.7cm), Black/Gray Controller (8 x 3.4 x 0.7cm), Gray Controller (7 x 4 x 2cm). Made from resin."
Minecraft Light-Up Redstone Ore: $17.99 (10% off)
"We have to admit that once we built our dream house in Minecraft our regular world house paled in comparison. Alas, a building of that magnificence in our neck of the woods would cost far more than the amount of bananas we make as ThinkGeek monkeys. We must continue to build our dreams in pixels...
"If you dream of living in your own Minecraft creations, we think you'd like to sleep by the warm glow of the Minecraft Redstone Ore Night Light. It's guaranteed to keep the boogie oogie pigmen from coming out of your closet to murder you in your sleep. Tap once for low light, a second time for medium, and a third time for bright. (Five is right out.) ((Actually, tapping it five times will bring you back to low.)) Of course, you could get a truckload of these and start building your own Minecraft-inspired bedroom..."
ThinkGeek Beach Boy Towel: $15.99 (20% off)
"Every once in a while, even the most sun-averse geek gets hot enough to want to go for a swim in a pool, lake, or ocean. Slather on some SPF 42, wait 10 minutes, slather on more SPF 42, wait 10 minutes, retrieve a second bottle. Lather, rinse, repeat. Now you're ready for the outdoors!
"With your Beach Boy Towel from ThinkGeek, you can tell the world that you'd rather be gaming. In fact, after you take a swim, you're going to find some shade, carefully dry off your hands, grab your portable gaming device, and rack up some points while you drip dry the rest of the way. Ahhhh, summer."
Power-Up Arcade Light Switch Plate: $11.99 (20% off)
"The Power-Up replaces your boring, normal light switch with 100% more pew pew pew! A quick few minutes of screwdriver finagling and you'll have arcade nostalgia on your wall, ready to do your bidding. Press the joystick down to turn your lights on. Push it up to turn them off. BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! See those two red buttons? Press them for super fun arcade sound effects. Entering a room has never been more fun.
"No wiring or electrician skills needed! The Power-Up Arcade Light Switch easily fits over your existing wall switch. Simply remove the two screws on your switch plate then place the Arcade Light Switch over top and replace two screws. The Arcade Light Switch is powered by internal AA batteries so no electrical connection is needed."
Plush Zombie Slippers: $18.75 (50% off)
"If we're going to feel like zombies, we might as well dress the part, right? This pair of zombies is a little confused. Where are your brains again? Let them gently nom on your feet. Who knew being chewed on was so comfortable?
"Best of all, there's no right foot or left foot. Makes it easy to put 'em on in the morning when you have half a brain."
Product Specifications: Oversized plush slippers that look like zombie heads / Let them nom on your feet while you walk / Wear them when you're a half-awake zombie / One size fits most.
Portal Turret LED Flashlight w/ Sound: $7.99 (20% off)
"Cave Johnson here. Introducing the consumer version of our most popular military-grade product: the turret. We box 'em up and ship 'em straight to your doorstep. So you can protect the things that matter most. Just try and get close to that baby. Ha! Your funeral. We're done here." — Aperture Investment Opportunity #3: Turrets
"If there's one thing about turrets, it's that they're uncannily good at seeing things that are in front of them. And then riddling those things with holes. This tiny turret does not include working dual machine guns, but if you give it a squeeze, it'll light up the dark places in your world with a bright LED and explode with sound effects straight from the Portal and Portal 2 games."
Product Specifications: Bright red LED light / Real turret sound effects from the Portal & Portal 2 games / Gift box looks just like the one in the Aperture Investment Opportunity #3 video / Officially licensed Portal / Portal 2 product / The Turret Talking Flashlight uses 1 CR2032 coin battery (included) / Dimensions: Approx. 3.5" tall / When the side button is pressed your little light up buddy will randomly say a quote from the game.
Portal Cookie Cutters: $9.99 (50% off)
"At Aperture Science, there's a good amount of joking amongst test subjects and occasionally, if you're lucky, you can joke around Cave Johnson himself. Just do not, under any circumstances, bring his mother into the mix. Got it? No "your mom" jokes.
"The penalty for joking about Cave's mom? No cookies. That's right, you'll find your Aperture Science Holiday Gift Package is missing the sandwich baggie of Mrs. Johnson's Made From Scratch Science Cookies."
Product Specifications: Set of 8 cookie cutters / Made of bent metal, dishwasher safe / packaged in Companion Cube tin / Shapes: Portal, Turret, Running Test Subject, Falling Test Subject, Companion Cube / Officially licensed Portal collectible.
Ctrl-Alt-Delete Cup Set: $4.99 (67% off)
"Now you can enjoy your personal mental refresh using a coffee-cup set made to look like the keys you use to refresh your computer.
"When you're done, wash them, and set them back into the stylized circuit-board like tray. They'll be ready and waiting for you when you need another break."
Features: Set of three cups / Black exterior with white interior / Sturdy plastic, dishwasher safe / Circuit-board etched tray for display / Suitable for hot or cold drinks / Set is 10.5 inches long, 4 inches wide, and 2 3/4 inches tall.
Portal 2 Miniature Replica Portal Gun: $39.99 (33% off)
"Whether you're experiencing an unexpected side effect of being in the "control group" at Aperture Laboratories or bemoaning your less exciting (but probably less dangerous) job, the Portal 2 Miniature Replica Portal Gun is for you. Coming in at a foot long, this miniature tool of Science looks great on your desk, displayed on a shelf with your Companion Cube, or perched on your mantel. A three-way switch lets you select the orange or blue LED, which correspond with the sound effects when you pull the trigger. It's the perfect gift for any fan of the Portal video game series and arrives in a handsome full-color gift box."
You can check out the rest of the deals by heading to ThinkGeek's Holiday Specials page.