Here we are again: April Fools Day. Only this time around it’s 2013 and no one is safe. We start, as is tradition, with Google’s masterful pranks. It’s all after the break…or is it. (Click here for more…)
It’s become a yearly tradition over at ThinkGeek where they come up with bizarre and sometimes authentic products on April Fools Day. In 2010 they invented the Dharma Initiative Alarm Clock and ever since then LOST fans around the world have been yearning for it to exist. But alas, these products are introduced into the online marketplace on a particular pranky day and cannot be added to the cart.
This time around ThinkGeek is “selling” the Technomancer Digital Wizard Hoodie which promises to transform you into a powerful mage; a Star Wars Admiral Ackbar Singing Bass that plays the Cantina Song and says, “It’s a trap!”; Minecraft Marshmallow Creeps for Easter; the Barbie Digital Fashion Styling Head for iPad accessory that takes advantage of the Barbie CloudCastle Network; and then there’s the Game of Thrones Fire and Blood Perfume, “a scent based on Daenerys Targaryn…[an] alluring fragrance will make any woman feel like a Khaleesi.” Another fun one is Electronic Hungry Hungry Hippos for iPad; the classic game returns by clipping on capacitive-padded hippo heads and your iPad is the board!
Head over to ThinkGeek to see all of these April Fools gags in impressively great detail.
Not sure if this year’s ThinkGeek prank products top last year’s Dhrama Initiative Alarm Clock, but they certainly come close. Pictured above is the Apple Store Playset from PLAYMOBIL. For $179.99 you get everything you see here: entire store with figures and over 60 accessories; the Store comes fully staffed with Apple Store associates; Ground floor of Apple store features product demo tables, software shelves and kids corner; Top floor includes Genius Bar and Keynote Theater with mini Steve Jobs figure; and you can even use your own real iPhone 4 as the screen behind Steve Jobs in the Keynote Theater. For an additional $49.99 you can buy the Line Pack to stage your own Apple Device launch party, a tiny Woz on a tiny Segway included! The Apple Store Play Set aims to introduce children to the magic of Apple technology, check it out in more detail right here.
And that’s not all. ThinkGeek is offering a wide range of new products today only and they include Angry Birds Pork Rinds (delicious crispy pork rinds made from dead pigs), Star Wars Lightsaber Popsicles, and the insanely popular Minecraft USB Desktop Nether Portal. Shop at the source link.
The dudes at the online shop ThinkGeek bring us the Dharma Initiative Alarm Clock. Our Dharma Initiative Alarm Clock is conveniently programmable to go off only once every 24 hours, and at a time convenient to you. But if you don’t get the numbers right before you see the hieroglyphs, there’s no guaranteeing what will happen. All you gotta do is type in the numbers 4 18 15 16 23 42 to stop an electromagnetic cataclysm…er, turn off the alarm. It requires 2 x AAA batteries and comes with a 23-year warranty, “or until your house implodes.” Now that’s some extra motivation to get up in the morning, now ain’t it? Only $49.99. Check out the video below to see it in action.
The fellas at ThinkGeek asked themselves, “How cool would it be to slide your iPad into a desktop-sized arcade cabinet and rock it old school with some Pac-Man or Space Invaders?” Enter the iCade, an iPad arcade cabinet. It’s simple, really. Slide your iPad into the built-in docking cradle, plug in the included 10-watt USB power adapter for extra power, and load up a classic arcade game using the iCade app (available in the App Store on iPad launch day). The handcrafted wooden cabinet somehow stuffs 2.1 Dolby speakers and a subwoofer! Look in the gallery below for some game screenshots. Future iPad buyers, get your iCade today for $149.99.