Monday, December 7, 2009

Dino Stuff @ ThinkGeek

So... rumor has it that there is a holiday swiftly approaching, during which a sizable portion of the Earth's human population endures each other's presence long enough to exchange gifts. Here are, in my humble estimation, the three best dinosaurish items at the popular web retailer ThinkGeek. Why only three? Well, for being a nerd-centric store, they have surprisingly few dinosaur items.

Yes, this falls into the category of "things unnecessarily described with the word 'dinosaur' because they happen to be really, really old." Generally, this kind of annoys me. But I have to admit, the idea of a plant even I could not kill by neglect is okey-dokey.


There are five varieties of Evolvems, and thankfully, one of them is a dinosaur. Rather, it's a pair of dinosaurs. Evolvems are reversible plush toys: unzip them, turn them inside out, and get a different critter. They score huge ChasmoPointsTM for picking interesting, left-field dinosaurs. Instead of a boring, safe pairing like Stegosaurus and Tyrannosaurus, the clever devils at Flying Monkey picked the obscure basal, Jurassic ceratopsian Yinlong and its cretaceous descendant Styracosaurus (bonus ChasmoPointsTM for not picking Triceratops). This is one of the coolest ways to get kids thinking about natural history real young. Also, buy one for me.

1 comment:

  1. Those Evolvems look great, and the choices are really unique. Coelacanth? Yinlong? Squalodon? Epic!


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