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ThinkGeek Is Closing Down Because Everything Ends and Time Claims Us All

It's with genuine sadness that I arrive with the news that storied geek merch distributor ThinkGeek is shutting down. It's being gobbled up via a bunch of corporate speak into GameStop, of which it is a subsidiary. This feels like the end of an era.

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Things We Saw Today: ThinkGeek’s Outstanding April Fools’ Day Products

ThinkGeek, the makers of much excellent actual nerd swag, have been promoting a bunch of hilarious fake products on their website for April Fools' Day.

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These Thor-Themed Clothes Are Perfect for Ragnarok and Cold Weather

Plus bonus Star Trek.

We are so close to the opening of Thor: Ragnarok that we can practically taste it, but what to wear to the theater? ThinkGeek teamed up with Marvel for a line of "streetwear" that includes several cozy layers that will allow you to pay proper homage to the God of Thunder.

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Everything About This S.H.I.E.L.D/Secret Hydra Ring Is Horribly Misguided

There's nothing in life that I love so much as geeky jewelry, especially of the Marvel variety, so I'm sad to say the creation of this S.H.I.E.L.D. ring that can be slipped off to show your hidden Hydra affiliation is an awful idea and I don't know how it got approved.

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Agent Carter and Captain Marvel Purses Are the Fashionable Fandom Accessory I’ve Always Wanted

Help me choose between them, because I can't.

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These Star Trek Bathing Suits Are the Only Bathing Suit I’ve Wanted to Buy in Years

Always imagined myself in Sciences Blue, what about you?

Inspired by the Star Trek: The Next Generation Starfleet uniforms, the suits from ThinkGeek look flattering across body types. Even better, ThinkGeek listened to its audience, took feedback, and made revisions to make the bathing suits, y'know, actually wearable.

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Things We Saw Today: Zootopia Could Have Been So Much Sadder

Apparently a scene involving shock collars as a means of controlling predators in Zootopia made it pretty far down the production line before ultimately being cut. Sounds like a downer scene, right?

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Things We Saw Today: Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ Jessica Henwick Joins Iron Fist

Jessica Henwick, known for her work on Game of Thrones and her role as X-Wing pilot Jess Pava in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has been cast as Colleen Wing in Marvel/Netflix's Iron First.

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Put Away Your Lighter–Here’s a BB-8 Floor Lamp for All Your Lighting Needs

Today on "things you didn't realize you needed": a life-sized BB-8 floor lamp! That's right, you, too, can have your very own BB-8 floor lamp that sits and glows and looks super freakin' cute.

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Things We Saw Today: Japanese Pokémon Center’s New Poké-Butt Products

As part of their new "Hip Pop! Parade" collection, the Japanese Pokémon Center will be selling bags, keychains, and boxers featuring Pokémon butts. No news on if they'll come to the U.S., unfortunately.

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You Can Give BB-8 A Hug At Last With This $50 Plushie Version

Not only is the mechanized toy version of The Force Awakens' BB-8 prohibitively expensive for some, he's not nearly as huggable as this $50 plushie version by ThinkGeek.

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Relive the Campy ’80s with this Knight Rider Car Charger

Just don't hassle the Hoff.

ThinkGeek's got a neat car charger that turns your cigarette lighter power port into Mr. Feeny a talking KITT module.

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GameStop Buys ThinkGeek out From Under Hot Topic at the Last Minute, but Why?


GameStop has lived up to its name and put an end to Hot Topic's play at acquiring Geeknet (ThinkGeek's parent company) by buying the company themselves, instead.

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Hot Topic Is Acquiring ThinkGeek, Shall Become More Powerful than You Could Possibly Imagine

More nerd shit for all!

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Things We Saw Today: Kit Harington Gets Historical, Knows His Bastards

Kit Harington knows things. Jon Snow, on the other hand...

Kit Harington did not sleep through history class, that is for sure.

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ThinkGeek Continues Notoriously Awesome April Fools’ Day Products With Groot Beer, Thrones Clue, & More

I mean, these are totally legitimate products every person can own!

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First Annual Geek Fashion Week Coming This Month!

Level up your fashion!

The days of geeks being totally style deficient are long gone! We see evidence of stylish geek clothing everywhere from the ever-popular Her Universe website, to more mainstream outlets like Hot Topic selling Doctor Who apparel. Well, Espionage Cosmetics, ThinkGeek, and Her Universe think it's time to take geek fashion to the next level by sponsoring the first annual Geek Fashion Week March 23-29, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA.

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Things We Saw Today: A Divergent Barbie (Sigh)

Although I appreciate that a Barbie of Divergent's Tris allows young fans to play as a strong female character, I'd be way more excited about this if the doll was realistically proportioned. Shailene Woodley got buff for Insurgent! Why shouldn't a Tris doll celebrate her physical strength?

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The Mary Sue Holiday Gift Guide, Part 4: Stuff & Things!

You'll have to supply your own disapproving look at Lori, though.

Face it, nerds love stuff. Memorabilia, merchandise, collectibles, what have you—if we can display it proudly in a glass case in our living room, most of us are pretty happy. Here's a bunch of neat plushies, figures, and other odds and ends (some of them are even practical!) for the collectors and enthusiasts in your life. And don't forget to check out Part 1: Books, Part 2: Movies & TV, and Part 3: Gaming & Tech!

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