Sunday, 1 April 2012

Another wonderfully silly Trek product from ThinkGeek

They've done it again (or have come up with a rather elaborate April Fools)! ThinkGeek's latest edition to their eclectic range of Star Trek stuff is an inflatable Captain's chair! Here's how they describe it:


Galloping around the cosmos is a game for the young and you have your whole youth ahead of you. Take your seat in your Inflatable Captain's Chair, assemble your bridge crew, and start exploring. Invented at ThinkGeek, this chair is suitable for wee geeks aged 3 to small adult, or up to about 120 pounds. The arms are printed with all sorts of buttons and and lights to encourage imagination play, including setting Red or Yellow Alerts or jettisoning the pod. All that's missing is the most attractive Captain in the quadrant - your kid!
And a video of it in action too!:



In other ThinkGeek news, they've got very excited over the release of Dayton Ward's new TOS novel That Which Divides, as it apparently includes a reference to their own Starfleet issue spork:
Chekov hoped his forced chuckle covered the sound of his clearing his throat as he held up his "personal eating utensil," or "PEU," as it was known in Starfleet vernacular. Essentially a spoon with the end of its scoop molded to feature a trio of fork tines, the implement was a standard equipment item issued to cadets at Starfleet Academy . . . Its titanium construction would make it quite suitable for such a purpose.

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