Note: As always, our prize list can be found on our "Stupid Prizes Page
"Check it out to see past prizes and contest winners.
The items below show the prizes that you can win at Community-Credit this month(February 2007 ). You can have a chance at earning one of these prizes by contributing to the development community
this month. Simply log your contributions (points awarded for close to 100 types
) and the geeks with the most points at the end of February 2007 Contest will win one of the prizes shown below. You can also see the past winners and prizes on our Stupid Prize Page.
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Onto this Month's Prizes...
Grand Prize: USB Rocket Launcher
The arms race is on. The workplace has become a dangerous place, but once upon a time, it was all a laugh. Back in the day, your workmates chased each other with squirt-guns, then disc-guns. Everybody laughed when somebody brought in the harmless Airzooka. Gleefully, somebody brought in a marshmallow blaster.
Then it went kinda nuts. Sonic Grenades, catapults, lightsabers, ninjas... Suddenly, it was less about harmless fun. Suddenly, things got serious. Deadly serious. The day that the guy down the hall brought in the USB Missile Launcher was the day the gauntlet was thrown down.
Today is the day it gets picked up, and slapped across the face of your office enemy. The USB Rocket Launcher has more than twice the range of his missile launcher - yeah, I said twice the range. Now you can be the one your cube-neighbors fear, and fear leads to respect... or does fear
1st Prize: Star Wars Battleship Game
An exciting edition of a classic board game, this electronic version evokes the sounds and images of Star Wars in four different strategy games, including solo play and player-to-player challenge. The system guides players through the different games with digitized voice commands, while the distinctive sound of ion cannons, concussion missiles, and proton torpedoes signal salvo launches as players try to knock out their opponents Star Destroyers, X-Wing Fighters, Millenium Falcon, and other iconic ships from the movie series.
2nd Prize: Albert Einstein Action Figure
Dressed for intense classroom action, this Albert Einstein Action Figure stands with a piece of chalk in his hand, poised to explain relativity or do battle with the forces of entropy. Fits in nicely with any office, cube or dorm decor and features realistic disheveled hair! Very few people on this planet have ever had the ability to go as far as Einstein has in comprehending the fundamental principles of the Universe. So we here at Community Credit think of that as sort of a super power worthy of the title 'Superhero Action Figure'. Sure he might not have been able to fly, breathe underwater or emit spider webs from his wrist - but he could melt your mind in a heartbeat with just a single attempt at explaining the Universe to you. Now that's power!
3rd Prize: USB Mini Lava Lamp
Whether it's a late-night coding marathon or just your typical afternoon staring at spreadsheets, the USB Mini Lava Lamp will help you relax. Just plug it into your USB port for power and this little desktop ambiance generator will do the rest. Filled with clear "lava" and a bunch of glitter flakes, this light creates something resembling a disco ball effect on your desk and walls.
The USB Mini Lava Lamp is an authentic Original Lava Brand® product and comes with a single replaceable lightbulb. It stands about 6" tall and connects using a coiled USB cable that stretches to about 4 feet.
4th Prize: NES Buckle
The NES Buckle is a must own for any old school Nintendo fan. It didn't let you down when you went up against Bowser, and it won't let you down now that it's holding up your pants. Bonds like this are hard to find. The NES Buckle is made from a real, genuine NES controlle.
5th Prize: Microbot
If you were as tall as a human hair is wide, MYMICROBOTS Brand Robots would tower over you. They’d be gigantic statues of your prefabricated overlords, or something like that. But since you aren’t that small, you’ll be able to get your MYMICROBOTS Brand Robots to do your every whim – so long as all your whims involve not moving and looking cool.
MYMICROBOTS Brand Robots are actually just static statues of really slick robot designs. Each one is around 500 microns in size, with some features as small as 10 microns (an average human hair is about 150 microns in diameter). Each robot comes in a space age plastic case (approx. 3.5" in diameter), with an integrated low power magnifier for tempting glimpses into their microscopic world. And, every robot is meticulously crafted from a different material. Using precision fabrication technology, MYMICROBOTS Brand Robots are made using the same procedures and equipment used to make micro-fluidic bio-sensors, capillary electrophoresis chips, and electro-statically actuated resonant amplitude grating structures (among other things). But don't worry, MYMICROBOTS Brand Robots don't let that pedigree go to their heads; well, not too much.
6th Prize: Techies Unite
Your grandmother just launched her own website. The revolution will not
, in fact, be televised - it will be webcast. And forget about those corporate suits upstairs in the corner office, because it's the techies who hold all the real
business power today. It's a strange new world - and nobody embodies the high-tech zeitgeist more thoroughly, more knowingly, or more hilariously, than...Helen, sweetheart of the Internet!
It's her universe, we just live in it.
Peter Zale's Techies Unite
is a merciless, dead-on, and effortlessly hip send-up of the modern-day digital office. And Helen is an unforgettable creation - a sarcasm-laden smart bomb waiting to explode, a wry observer of technology's myriad drawbacks, and an irony-dripping fusion of geek savvy and cyber-punk attitude. That our Helen and she's no sweetheart.
7th Prize: Dunny Series 2 Blind Boxed
Eighteen new designs make up the latest smash-hit Dunny mini-figure series. World-renowned participating artists include: Cycle, Filth, Glenn Barr, Huck Gee, Kenzo Minami, Frank Kozik, Dr. Revolt, Queen Andrea, Sket One, Superdeux, Tado, Deph, Tristan, Upso, and others.
Many secret accessories, hidden figures, stickers, and other surprises are to be had- like SIX hand painted Dunnys!
Ever wonder what we mean when we describe an item as being of 'blind assortment'?
When you purchase blind assortment figures they come packaged in identical boxes. The boxes are the same in every way and you can not see what is inside!
On the side of the boxes will be a list of different possible figures. One of these figures awaits inside the box!
The chances of you getting particular figures are listed as percentage rates.
You sometimes have a chance of getting one of more than 20 different figures!
When you open the boxes the figure will be wrapped in foil. At this point you STILL cannot tell which figure you got!
Foil is used to wrap the figure so people dont open the box and peek inside! It is also used so people don't scan the boxes under X-ray machines.
Finally! After peeling through the foil you see which figure you got!
If by chance you get a figure that is not listed on the side of the box, Congratulations! You have found a rare 'chase' figure! Some of these figures are so rare and limited that people pay BIG $$ for them (We're talking hundreds here!).
8th Prize: No Clue SQL Query
Too bad you cant use SQL queries in the real world. We suppose it's also too bad that reality (whatever that is) doesn't have a command line mode. Or does it? And if it did, would we also have access to replication from this all encompassing command line? Go find out.
9th Prize: Cosmic Rocket
How does your Cosmic Rocket work? When vinegar is mixed with baking soda inside the rocket body, a gas called "carbon dioxide" is formed. With the chemical reaction continue to take place, more and more of the carbon dioxide is produced inside of the rocket. Up to point when the cavity of the rocket could not hold more of the gas, the gas accumulated will escape from the bottom of the rocket, results in a "thrust" which forces the rocket to fly. Your cosmic Rocket works using the same principle of motion science as a real rocket with both demonstrating Sir Isaac Newton's Law of Motion.
10th Prize: Perplex City Card Game
Hidden somewhere in the world is a buried treasure with a $200,000 reward. All you have to do to claim the bounty is solve a series of cryptic puzzles. Sounds simple? Well, it's not. Perplex City is an Alternate Reality Game (ARG) that blends real-life treasure hunting, interactive fiction, puzzle-solving, online communities, and live events in cities around the world. It's a sort of bizarre mix between Alice in Wonderland
and The Matrix
11th Prize: Grow a Geek
Need more Geek Friends? You are in luck! With just one cup of water, you can grow one to solve any math problem or write any piece of software that you need.
12th Prize: The Spam Letters
From the man behind TheSpamLetters.com - featured in Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, and Slashdot - comes a collection of brilliant and entertaining correspondence with the people who send out mass junk emailings (a.k.a. spam). Compiled from the nearly 200 entries written by Jonathan Land, The Spam Letters taunts, prods, and parodies the faceless salespeople in your inbox, giving you a chuckle at their expense. If you hate spam, you'll love The Spam Letters.
Besides poking fun at spammers, Jonathan Land is also an accomplished stick figure artist (seriously) and a participant in the experimental musical group Negativland. Born and raised in New York City, he now lives across the Hudson with his girlfriend Jill and their three cats, two guinea pigs, and one bunny. The cuteness of the small mammals helps offset his overwhelming negativity. He receives about 400 pieces of spam a day.
13th Prize: Ninja-pault
Four little Ninjas. Waiting. Waiting for just the right moment. The moment when all the elements say, “The time to strike is now.” And then, they spring into action. One by one, they are loaded into the Ninja Attack warrior deployment device. And one by one, they fly through the air into battle.
Silently landing on their target's desk, Eric, Roger, Al, and Takashi will do that special thing Ninjas do. You'll just have to stop by to pick them up when the mission is done. The Ninja Attack launcher is a basic catapult (5 ¾” long), with a cover to hold a Ninja securely in the loaded position. Always have a Ninja ready – you never know when you'll need one. You'll get 4 different, 1 ¼” warriors; your target will get a giant Ninja spanking
14th Prize: Nintendo DS Water Game
With retro water-game nostalgia in a tiny Nintendo DS format these mini Japanese toys are perfect for lording over your die-hard Nintendo fan-boy friends.
Simply fill with water and a drop of dishwashing soap (To reduce the water surface tension of course). Use the "controls" of the DS to squirt tiny water jets and maneuver the floating objects into the goal. There are three different styles each about 3" wide and featuring a Super Mario Brothers Character. Mario has gold coins that must be coaxed into a POW box, while Yoshi features tiny balls that you try to maneuver into two cups. As expected, Wario is the most difficult with star shaped rings that need to be looped over two spikes. Any will mesmerize or frustrate you depending on your patience level... and they never run out of batteries.
15th Prize: Tektites
The origin of tektites remains a mystery. The general consensus is they formed as a result of meteorites impacting with the earth's surface. Ages range from 800,000 to 35 million years old! Tektites are typically black or darkly colored and have rounded shapes, generally pitted on the outside and glassy on the inside.
16th Prize: Licence Plate Holder
Durable black plastic license frame holder. "WILL WORK FOR BANDWIDTH" written in bold letters across the bottom. You never know when this may come in handy?