In a move not unlike the scene where Yogurt shills all that Space Balls merchandise, yesterday Disney pulled back the curtain on some of the items that will be on sale as part of their Star Wars Weekends. As you may have guessed, a lot of it is mouse-shaped and a little silly, but some of it I really, really want to own.
Okay, I don't usually go in for movie-branded gear around here, mostly because I'm no longer a six-year-old. It's among the many reasons that I'll be avoiding the inevitable and nightmarish gut-trauma that is one of Denny's Hobbit-themed meals this month -- that and an abiding respect for my colon. Every once in a while, though, there comes a product that, against our better judgment, we just have to say a resounding yes to. These Hobbit-branded Moleskine notebooks are such a product, combining my love of all things Middle-Earth and my deep and lasting appreciation of a fine notebook into an item about which I can only mutter a defeated "Shut up and take my money."
You love Minecraft, but you can't always be at your computer constructing/destroying edifices and fleeing from crudely shaped monsters. For those times, ThinkGeek has brought us the officially licensed and blessed-by-Notch Minecraft magnets. Though the principle behind their function remains a miraculous mystery, these magnetic squares allow you to plan your next Minecraft creation or construct blocky cutaway views against most metallic surfaces. Of course, you'll have to wait until magnets 1.3 for leaf decay, but it's never been easier to find gold or make bookshelves. The only thing you have to watch out for is your creations being destroyed by Creepers (aka. your room-mate Phil). (ThinkGeek via NotCot)