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(January 2008 ). 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 over 100 types of contributions
) and the geeks with the most points at the end of January 2008 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
This month we are happy to have a brand new sponsor. It is our sister site, StupidCubicle.com
. The site only has a few products right now, but they are cool products. Be sure to give them some love. Drop us an email and let us know what you think. Onto this Month's Prizes...Grand Prize: USB Podcast Kit
It's an indisputable fact that our own lives, thoughts and insights are considerably more important and fascinating that anyone else's. Thanks to the internet, we can now enlighten the world with our wit and wisdom by producing our very own Podcasts. At last someone has put together the ultimate Podcasting kit that comes with everything you need to broadcast professional and fascinating (well that bit's up to you) podcasts to the planet.
Behringer (a name to be reckoned with) have bundled a studio-grade USB audio interface with comprehensive DAW and podcasting software, and also thrown in a professional 5-input mixer with 2-band "British" EQ, high-quality headphones and a dynamic broadcast-style microphone plus cable and stand. All you need is something interesting to say - though that doesn't seem to be a pre-requisite anymore either - and you'll be ready to educate, fascinate, amuse, and possibly enrich us all. Tell it to the world!
1st Prize: iLounge Toilet Paper Dispenser
Sporting both a USB slot for the iPod Shuffle and a dock for iPod models with dock connectors, the speakers are housed within the arms that support the toilet paper holder. Navigation buttons allow you to control your player with ease, freeing your other hand for [insert favorite bathroom reading material]. Don't forget to order your complementary RIAA toilet tissue here.
2nd Prize: LCD Photo Keychain
Keep your favorite photos close at hand with the TAO digital photo key chain. Using the included USB cable, load the Tao frame with as many as 56 JPEG photos each measuring 125 x 125 pixels. It weighs just 2 ounces, and its rechargeable battery provides up to 2 1/2 hours of image viewing between charges
3rd 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!
4th Prize: Talking Homer Cuckoo Clock
This cleverly designed clock replicates traditional cuckoo houses, substituting Moe's Tavern for an alpine villa while Homer hoots out his trademark "Whoo-hoo every hour on the hour.
5th Prize: Tape Dispenser With USB 2.0 4-port Hub
If free space on your desk is at a premium, consider this combination USB hub/tape dispenser. It combines two essential functions to help you reclaim your workstation.
6th Prize: Halo 3 Master Chief Kubricks Set
There is one thing never addressed in any of the Halo games, and it is a sticky (pun intended) subject for Master Chief: the bathroom. Think about it. MC runs around from location to location, kicking alien butt all over the place, but never stops for number one or number two. The only thing we can conclude is that he's going in his MJOLNIR armor whenever he needs to (and now you understand our pun when we used the word "sticky" earlier). What you don't see in the game is that MC is constantly changing his armor in between levels
So to celebrate all his many armors, you can win this fun set of Kubricks (little action figures to the uninitiated - and where have you been?) full of four of Master Chief's favorite colors. You get standard Green, Red and Blue (from online play), and a clear Stealth version. And each one comes with a BR55HB SR Battle Rifle and 2 SMGs (for duel weld). Get it? Each Master Chief comes with one rifle and two smaller weapons, symbolically representing the number one and number two he's making in his armor. Enjoy your lunch!
7th Prize: Stupidopoly Board Game
Trade quirky characters as you try not to trade insults, and laugh all along the way with designer Todd Goldman's popular illustration style setting the silly mood. Includes a custom designed game board, money, tokens and cards
8th Prize: Star Wars Chubby Series
Each one is conceptualized from a russian nesting doll, opening up twice to reveal 2 more figures within its parent casing!
See the evolution of Anakin Skywalker into Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi from a young Jedi Knight into a Master as well as C-3PO, Sith, General Grievous and Wookies!
9th Prize: Red Shirt
After sitting through four years of dull interspecies protocol seminars and tactical maneuvers groundwork, you successfully graduated from Starfleet Academy. As a newly commissioned Federation security officer, your first assignment is on board a Constitution-class heavy cruiser. You straighten out the collar on your crisp red shirt as you walk down the corridor toward the transporter. You've been summoned to provide defensive support for a landing party consisting of the top officers on board. This is your chance to shine.
Shine like a phaser set to "frag."
Perhaps you should have gone into science.
In the Star Trek universe, the Red Shirt is the phase-cannon fodder obliterated on screen to alert the audience to the danger of the situation. It's Roddenberry proclaiming, "We could have just killed one of the characters you cared about!" The Red Shirt is a sci-fi idiom for the anonymous, the expendable, the smoking boots behind a boulder. We've printed that word, "Expendable," in a Trekish font on a red 50% polyester/50% cotton jersey ringer with black rib-knit collar and cuffs.
10th Prize: Uncle Milton Shadow Magic
Hang the Shadow Magic glow screen on a wall, place something or someone in front of it, fire the strobe flash, and the shadow cast on the screen will mysteriously linger for 20-40 seconds. Then use the light pen end to add your own highlights and enhancements. The shadow glow screen can be used again and again; when one shadow fades you can easily capture another.
11th Prize: Shock Ball Shocking Hot Potato Game
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The stings and arrows of electric current, Or to keep ones hands far from this sphere of trouble, And by recoiling, drop it? To dodge: to duck; "No more!" While it doth sleep, we are safe from The heart-ache and the stunning electric shocks That flesh is heir to, 'tis no consummation devoutly to be wish'd. To toss, to catch; To catch, perchance to shock...
Toss the Shock ball with a group of people. When it glows red the person holding it or the next one to catch it gets a startling electric shock
12th Prize: Computer Cookies (Set of 6)
Tasty byte-sized lemon butter cookies in the shapes of computers, computer mice, CDs and the like will satisfy your afternoon or midnight munchies.
13th Prize: Star Trek Retro Action Figures
Ah, the 70s. So many things happened which affected Geekdom forever. Perhaps the most important thing to happen was the introduction and proliferation of Mego action figures. There were tons of cool figures to choose from, but the Star Trek figs held a special place in our hearts. And now the great folks at Diamond Select have made wonderful reproductions for a whole new generation of Mego fans.
In the 70s, things weren't politically correct - so Klingons were bad and that was that (and they don't like to talk about the lack of a wrinkly head, so don't ask). Both Kirk and the Klingon come with real cloth costumes, multiple points of articulation, and weapons (in UFP blue or Klingon orange). They are so much fun we can't stop playing with them. Get them now, before they are gone for another generation.
14th Prize: Dunny Series 4 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!).
15th Prize: Skype Speakerphone
This USB hands-free Skype Speakerphone lets you talk to anyone via the Internet without messy or tangled wires. It also allows you to listen to your music library from your PC or laptop! This speakerphone is ideal for use with VoIP services like Skype and Vonage. Comes with a flexible goose neck microphone and an independent on/off switch for the microphone and speaker. Simply plug in to your computer USB port, connect to Internet chat software and talk away! Then, take a break and listen to your favorite MP3 music!