Few companies handle April Fools’ Day quite like ThinkGeek. Several of their gag products in the past have come true, and there are more than a couple that hopefully will do the same thing year. Either way, they are always fun and I almost want to own every single one of them. Game of Thrones Clue, Mad Max-inspired Power Wheels, a steam-powered Steam Box, and more are available as part of this year’s ThinkGeek April Fools’ Day selection.
While this most likely won’t be one of the items actually being made into a real thing, it sure is a great concept. Powered by an integrated steam engine that can burn “coal or any other solid fuel,” the $399.99 box comes equipped with a steampunk controller, SteamOS, and steam. Lots and lots of steam. Coal not included.
Licensing issues and other roadblocks could stop this from ever becoming a reality, but if there is ever a combination that needs to exist it is Game of Thrones Clue. The game is made to be played by “3-47 players,” and features 48 metal weapons (including a direwolf) and 48 player pieces. If this is some kind of test to see if interest for the real thing is there, you win, ThinkGeek. It’s there. Give it to me. Now.
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Even if it retains its heft $189.99 price tag, this could easily be the next gag-to-reality item on ThinkGeek. It’s a 6′ cat condo assembled into Voltron, Defender of the Universe. They had to make at least one for their video so, come on ThinkGeek, pump out a couple hundred more of these, please.
Why wait for Mad Max to release in theaters when you can buy these modified Power Wheels and make your kids act out the film instead? ThinkGeek’s $298.98 Desert Drifters are replicas of the vehicles popularized by Mad Max, and can reach speeds of up to 7.5 miles per hour. Encourage your children to strap the weaker of the bunch onto the front of one of their vehicle as a test of their loyalty.
Last Updated on November 28, 2018.