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(April 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 April 2007 Contest will win one of the prizes shown below. You can also see the past winners and prizes on our Stupid Prize Page.
But first... a word from our Sponsor: StupidCubicle.com
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Onto this Month's Prizes...
Grand Prize: R2-D2 Trash Can
Trash is just not that cool. Not only can it be dirty and odorous but it's simply low-tech and boring. At least that's what we used to think... until we saw this amazing R2-D2 Trashcan and learned to love trash. This stylish trash receptacle is imported from Japan and is an incredibly detailed replica of R2-D2. Step on R2's center "foot" and his dome swings wide to collect your expired TPS reports and leftover wookie dung. In fact here at the ThinkGeek rebel base we've been generating extra waste just for the pleasure of disposing it inside our favorite droid. Everything was going great until we emptied the trash and accidentally discarded some Death Star plans... then the Rebel Massassi Outpost on the fourth moon of Yavin got destroyed and things just went downhill from there.
1st Prize: Video Watch with OLED Screen
For a wristwatch to be considered truly geeky it should have one of two things - the ability to play audio and video or some kind of communication functionality (like a built-in cell phone). Well, you can definitely put a big bold check mark in the "yes" column for the Video Watch with OLED Screen. With a 1.5" full color screen this watch displays video and images very nicely with a 128x128 pixel resolution. The OLED screen is crisp and bright and the watch itself is surprisingly well proportioned (not thick or bulky).
Audio is also accommodated very nicely, with MP3/WMA playback and 6 equalizer modes. A built-in microphone allows recording of notes to self, meetings, conversations or various ramblings for later playback. Battery charges via USB and sports a 7 hour play time (4 hours for video playback). Available with 2GB storage capacity.
2nd Prize: Space Invader Wall Paper
Perfect for video game lovers, these decals by Bilk come in a pack of eight assorted colors or plain white. Totally geeky but for some reason they look geek chic on this plain wall with ivory furniture. They'd definitely add some flair to a game room!
3rd Prize: iKaraoke for iPod
Even those of us who can't hold a note in a bucket enjoy a sing along. American Idol proves that every week. But now thanks to Griffin's brilliant iKaraoke you can sing along to your favorite tunes without being laughed at by an entire nation. You won't even have to go to a karaoke bar or strut around the bedroom in your pants yelling into a hairbrush.
iKaraoke is a truly ingenious iPod accessory that sends the music from your iPod to your stereo minus the lead vocals, so you can step up to the mic and sing your favourite tunes without the likes of Beyonce and Bono cramping your style.
4th Prize: Cubisto
Cubisto might sound like a superhero from the square dimension but it's actually a revolutionary framing system that allows you to display cherished items and collectables in a unique new way. And that's got to be good news because shelves and sideboards are seriously last century.
The idea is to sandwich your nick-nacks (no sniggering at the back!) between the two sheets of ultra-stretchy transparent material within each Cubisto block. Simply pull the block apart, pop in your item of choice and snap back together. Hey presto, your favorite 3D object appears to be floating in mid-air. It's a bit like that portal thingy that General Zod gets imprisoned in at the start of Superman. Well that's what we think.
5th Prize: The Most Amazing Clever Shirt Ever
Be part of the exclusive club of geeks who own this one-of-a-kind t-shirt with this patented anti-clever cop out! This shirt may be, according to various scientific research councils we paid off, the World's Most Clever Shirt ever. It's quite possibly the World's Most Clever Shirt Ever. EVAR! That's like forever, without the for part.
6th Prize: Unazukins
These pocket-sized dolls will help you make decisions by responding to your questions with a nod or shake of the head. A big hit in Japan already, these yes/no dolls make the perfect desktop companions. They cost $9 and are randomly packed, so you never know which one you are going to get
7th Prize: The 100% Silk 8-bit Tie
Imagine if the whole world was 8-Bit, just like the video games we grew up on. We found ourselves having to leap from platform to platform, to search for pieces of the Triforce of Wisdom, and to fight scary mutated plants and animals. The music was awesome (and still stuck in our heads) but the coolest part was what we were wearing: a tie. But not just any tie, an 8-Bit tie!
Sure the Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 are out there with all their super technology, but sometimes it's nice to remember the beginnings of the video game revolution. Viva la 8-Bit!
8th Prize: The Office Space Kit
To: All New Employees
From: Bill Lumbergh
RE: Welcome to Initech
Just a few things, mmmKay? First, welcome to the new office location of Initech. The rumors of the fire that burned down Initech v1.0 are just rumors, okay? We moved to this location as the company upsized its profitability and downsized its expenses. So, yeah, here is your "Welcome Kit." It has all you need to excel here at Initech.
Everyone gets an Initech mug and a little stapler. The stapler should only be used on TPS Reports, mmmKay? And make sure you use the new TPS Report Coversheets for each one. Also, you're getting a motivational sign to hang in your workspace. Yeah. Don't forget the Jump to Conclusions Mat - it's our newest product developed in-house by yours truly. And just in case you don't work out here, you're getting a piece of starter "flair" so you can work at that horrible little restaurant down the street.
9th Prize: The ScapeGoat
This dependable creature stands ready to take the blame-or at least the stickpins-for many transgressions that are part of modern life. Following the great success of our Voodoo line, the kit includes a humorous book and a plush scapegoat toy printed with phrases, plus stickpins.
10th Prize: The Cubes Motivational Speaker
The Cubes™ Motivational Speaker belongs on your desktop for those stressful moments in the day when you need a pick-up that caffeine can't offer. He'll also energize your other Cubes office personnel. Every few months, the Cubes are forced to listen to Tom, the motivational speaker. Will he boost their morale and make them better employees? Will he make them participate in a role playing exercise?
11th Prize: "Please wait while image loads" TShirt
You'd be surprised at how many people will actually stand in front of this shirt and wait. Some may even go grab a cup of coffee and come back. Please, laugh at those people, it's the only way they will learn.
12th Prize: Cubees Sensitivity Traner
The Cubes™ Sensitivity Trainer keeps your HR and Legal departments happy. Every few months, the Cubes get a visit from Eve, the sensitivity consultant. Will she succeed in educating them all about harassment and sexism? Will she steal away with Ted into the janitor's closet on lunch break?
13th Prize: Dr Who Phone Charms
Have you got a mobile phone? Do you love Doctor Who? If the answer is a double affirmative - and let’s face it, unless you're some kind of icon-hating technophobe, it should be - you need a Doctor Who Phone Charm.
These clever little charms flash and spin every time a call comes in. But unlike MoPods each transparent dome comes direct from Gallifrey by way of Skaro and contains a Tardis or a Dalek. And if you're a genuine Dr Who freak, it doesn't come much more iconic than that.
14th Prize: The Classic Wind-Up Robot
Modeled after classic movie robots from the 1940s and 50s, this 9" wind-up robot walks across the floor a full 17" while sparks churn inside his face mask. The robot is a collectors item carefully crafted from aluminum, and is completely mechanical so there are never any batteries to replace. Built-in wind-up key. Ages 8 and up. Specify Red or Black. 9" H x 4 1/2" W x 3" D. (8 oz.)
15th Prize: Airsoft Handgun with Laser Sight
Load up the clip with tiny plastic airsoft pellets, pull back the slide to *** and take aim with the included laser sight. This diminutive Airsoft Handgun is a little smaller than actual size but delivers tons of cubicle plinking fun. Just be sure to wear some kind of eye protection as the airsoft BB's tend to ricochet unexpectedly. This gun is mostly safe, but someone told us that the pellets sting a bit on bare skin... and you certainly wouldn't want to hit anyone in the eye... not that YOU would shoot any of your co-workers.
16th Prize: Voodoo Charms
Looking like something that has just escaped from Tim Burton's twisted imagination by way of a needlework class for the insane, each Voodoo Charm has been handcrafted from one continuous length of string. Clever, eh? You can pop them in your pocket, put them on your keyring, attach them to your cell phone or simply keep them on your desk.
But what's with all this voodoo business? Well, Voodoo Charms won't turn you into a zombie or subliminally instruct you to sacrifice chickens. What they will do, however, is bring you good fortune. Maybe. You see each stringy character has a special 'power' that is said to help the holder. Big maybe.