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Black Friday at Amazon

Black Friday at AmazonYeah, that’s right, Amazon does Black Friday, and it’s a pretty big deal! In my quick visit this morning, I’ve seen deals ranging from 22 – 87% off!

Some of the deals I’ve seen are The Smurfs on Blu-Ray for four bucks, a Dirt Devil for ten bucks, and a big old 60 inch TV for just over a grand, which is over half off! Sales are on pretty much everything from exciting, get your kids bouncing off the wall kind of things, all the way to super boring, like socks and pants.

Here’s their description of what’s going on over there:

Black Friday is here! Skip the lines and shop Black Friday deals from anywhere, even your couch. We have hundreds of limited-time Lightning Deals for you to choose from, exciting Deals of the Day, and savings on your favorite electronics, toys, jewelry and more. These limited-supply deals will go quickly, but we’ll add new deals as often as every 10 minutes so you can be sure to find a great deal!

You can even check to find out what deals are coming up and the deals you’ve missed, just so you can kick yourself. That’s all for now, go spend money…but less than you would normally!

Radioactive Elements Glowing Coaster Set

Radioactive Elements Glowing Coaster SetThese coasters light up when a drink is set down on them! Since they are from ThinkGeek.com, naturally, they are all labeled as radioactive elements. Here is the list of those elements:

  • Radium-226 (Red)
  • Plutonium-244 (Blue)
  • Uranium-238 (Green)
  • Thorium-232 (Orange)

They look pretty cool. I haven’t seen them in person, but I really want some! Right now, for coasters, I just use some old hard drives I took from some of my old computers, which look cool, but not this cool! I just said cool a lot. Also cool, the batteries are included!

This video alone made me want to buy them. It’s so great. If you love the song as much as I do, you’ll want to click this here link:
TK-421 by MCFlashdance at SoundCloud.

Light up your drinks here.

Amazon’s Valentine’s Day Deals

Valentine's Day at Amazon.comWith Valentine’s Day just 10 days away (as I’m posting this), there is still a bit of time left to browse and find the best gifts at the best prices.

Amazon’s got the largest quality gift selection, as far as I can tell. The discounts range from 10% off all the way up to 60% off, in just about every category imaginable.

Here is just a quick list of categories you can check out with this link:

  • Beauty
  • Clothing (for him, her, kids)
  • Fragrance
  • Jewelry
  • Watches (for him and her)
  • Men’s Grooming
  • Sports Collectibles
  • Home Improvement
  • Plush Gifts
  • Crafty Gifts
  • Books for Kids and Teens
  • Kindle Gifts
  • Kitchen and Dining
  • Home Audio and Headphones

Click on over to Amazon.com to finish your Valentine’s Day shopping.

Star Wars Family Car Decals

Star Wars Family Car DecalsDo you have a mini van, kids, pets, droids, and a strong love of Star Wars, so much so that you want to shout it to the world? Well, you’re in luck!

Use ThinkGeek’s collection of 50 stickers, covering an array of 19 characters total, to show the world which family member is worthy of being represented by Yoda. Is your wife Princess Leia or Slave Leia? Is your husband Darth Vader or Han Solo? Maybe even Chewbacca!

You get your pick with the variety of Star Wars decals in this set.

Tall characters: Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, C3PO, Obi Wan Kenobi, Padmé Amidala, Slave Leia, Boba Fett, Chewbacca, Stormtrooper.

Short Characters: Yoda, Jawa, Ewok, R2-D2, Little Stormtrooper, Little Princess Leia, Little Luke Skywalker.

Claim your family’s true form in sticker form at ThinkGeek.

Transformers Movie 2 Bumblebee Role Play Helmet

Transformers Movie 2 Bumblebee Role Play HelmetWell this is awesome. You can give a lucky kid the chance to be the hero Transformer from the latest movies! I still remember my Optimus Prime transformer I had growing up. I don’t remember Bumblebee, but he’s the favorite today for sure. This helmet is pretty sweet. Here’s some highlights of the mask/helmet:

  • Awesome helmet remixes your voice just like the BUMBLEBEE voice from the TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN movie and features cool conversion sounds and movie-voice phrases.
  • Suit up just like the BUMBLEBEE character and prepare to save the universe with your amazing voice-mixer helmet.
  • Easy-to-adjust straps help you get a comfortable fit.
  • The helmet also plays realistic conversion sounds of the BUMBLEBEE.
  • Three different modes and awesome electronic features.

Turn your favorite small person into their favorite Transformer here.

BuckyBalls Magnetic Building Spheres

BuckyBalls Magnetic Building SpheresNow this is quite possibly the coolest thing I’ve ever posted about here on the good old gift idea blog that this is. Who doesn’t love magnets? I love those things! Here, you get 216 tiny spheres of magnetic fun!

These things look like so much fun. I have yet to get mine (you’d better believe I’m getting some for myself), but I can’t wait for the endless fun they’ll provide. You can magically make all kinds of well structured…structures with these little things. If you don’t believe me, or just want to get super excited about getting some of these for you and all of your friends, check out this little demonstration video:

Get your BuckyBalls here.

Graduation Invitations

Graduation InvitationIt’s that time of year again. Many young and not as young students are finally to that point where they get to try and figure out what to do next in life. Sweet, sweet graduation.

Whether it be high school graduation, college graduation, or graduation from some crazy thing I haven’t even heard of, TinyPrints has what you’re looking for. I’ve searched many a site for professional looking invitations that are affordable and customizable, and I honestly can find none better than TinyPrints.

In this day and age, when many of us have a nice digital camera, there really isn’t much of a need to go to a professional photographer to get that one shot, or maybe two, that you want to send out to let everybody know about the special moment. So take some shots, head over to TinyPrints, and order those invitations!

Let the world know you’re moving on here!
Check out the full lineup here.

Swedish Fire Steel

Swedish Fire SteelHere’s a very practical gift idea. It’s a simple little key chain sized fire starter. When you slide the key looking thing against the little stick, sparks fly out at 3,000°C which is 5432°F. Yeah, that’s pretty hot.

The crazy little thing even works when it’s wet. I’m not sure anything will light when it’s when, but this thing will keep sparking. Get this for your closest friend who wants to go out and be like Bear Grylls!

Come on baby light my fire.

Titanium Spork

Titanium SporkI got this (along with a couple other things) for my Father at Christmas. He is quite the spork enthusiast, and really, it doesn’t get any better than a titanium spork. He loved it. I’m not sure if he still uses it, as that was well over a year ago now, but I tell you what, I’m sure it’s still in pristine condition!

Now, why a titanium spork you ask? I say why not! Most sporks are wonderfully convenient, but terribly flimsy. And most often, they still have little plastic seams left on the edges to cut your lip, ouch! This titanium spork is smoothly crafted into a perfectly gentle, but sturdy, large sized spork. Really, the thing is big, see that image there? It’s even bigger in real life! It measures 6 1/4 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide. Go measure one of your spoons, probably nowhere near that size.

One last thought about a spork, that I took from my Father: Why not call it a foon?

Get a real spork at ThinkGeek.com.

Princess Leia Poster

Princess Leia PosterThe classic Princess Leia poster. For all Star Wars fans, and anybody who appreciates good old beauty…circa 1970’s George Lucas future style…or something.

You really can’t go wrong getting this poster for any guy who is into Star Wars, or movies, or just plain old interested in attractive women! Carrie Fisher was at her best as Princess Leia, and there really isn’t a whole lot more to say about it. If you don’t know who Princess Leia is, I’m sorry, you’ve obviously been in seclusion for a few decades. Welcome to the world, go watch Star Wars.

The poster measures 36″ x 24″ and will put a smile on the face of a cubicle slave every day. I categorized this as “Tech Stuff” because any techie will appreciate Leia watching him do his thing.

Put Leia on some lucky guy’s wall here.

The Batman Handbook

The Batman HandbookWho doesn’t want to have the abilities of the winged superhero that is Batman? With this guide, you can help somebody become well versed in superhero feats that are everyday activities to the man from Gotham City.

Some things that are taught in this handy handbook are:

  • Train a Sidekick
  • Execute a Backflip
  • Survive a Poison Gas Attack
  • Throw a Grappling Hook

There are dozens more Batman style techniques taught in this handbook. The owner of this book will even learn how to make a Batsuit and how to bulletproof their Batmobile. Pretty sweet huh?

Help somebody become Batman here.

MoPod Phone Charms

MoPod Phone CharmsTime to give your phone a friend…or maybe somebody else’s phone! These little dudes are kind of cool. As you can see in the little picture there, the MoPod critters start spinning when they are within a meter of a phone receiving a call or text message.

I’m not sure how they work, but if this is hung on the outside of your bag, and your phone is left on silent, this little guy will help you see the call coming in. How handy! There are at least 7 of these guys to choose from, including a penguin and a monkey!

Spin a phone critter here.

Carabiner Mug

Carabiner MugGet that hiker friend of yours the perfect piece of useful flair for his or her backpack. It’s really a simple, yet perfectly executed.

This carabiner mug isn’t only practical and totally awesome, but well insulated as well! The mug itself is double-walled to keep that warm drink warm or the cold one nice and chilly. They’re pretty cheap too, so get one for everybody in the crew. Good times, good times.

Hang your drink here.