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Feel Like A Little Fling?

Or maybe a little fling zing, oft described as a Chinese yo-yo, although that’s not a name we’d use, being sensitive and enlightened, which you can tell by reading our catalog. A fling zing is a roll of colorful waxed paper on a stick. Snap your wrist and watch it shoot out more than a yard for oddly compelling fun. (These have much better flinging action than the fling zings we remember from our youth.)

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CHINESE PAPER YO-YO FLING TOY

Feel Like A Little Fling?

Or maybe a little fling zing, oft described as a Chinese yo-yo, although that’s not a name we’d use, being sensitive and enlightened, which you can tell by reading our catalog. A fling zing is a roll of colorful waxed paper on a stick. Snap your wrist and watch it shoot out more than a yard for oddly compelling fun. (These have much better flinging action than the fling zings we remember from our youth.)

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$3.95 PKG (3)

BUCK ROGERS!!

We have pieces from a Buck Rogers game called, we are told, “Buck Rogers Battle for the 25th Century.” Except for the Gun Pods, which are all dark grey, the pieces are all assortments of: green, yellow, blue, purple, brown and violet. The pieces: Gunpods, Fighter Planes, War Birds and Space Shuttles. Mostly they are around 1” in the largest dimension. Note: we show the quantity pre-packed in a bag in the listing. You get ten bags for the price shown.

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BUCK ROGERS FIGHTER PLANES (96) PER BAG (10) BAGS PER OUR PKG

BUCK ROGERS!!

We have pieces from a Buck Rogers game called, we are told, “Buck Rogers Battle for the 25th Century.” Except for the Gun Pods, which are all dark grey, the pieces are all assortments of: green, yellow, blue, purple, brown and violet. The pieces: Gunpods, Fighter Planes, War Birds and Space Shuttles. Mostly they are around 1” in the largest dimension. Note: we show the quantity pre-packed in a bag in the listing. You get ten bags for the price shown.

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$3.95 PKG (10)

Glowy Ducks

If real ducks glowed in the dark, night duck-hunting would be the national pastime. For now, we'll have to settle for these miniature rubber duckies, about 1-5/16" from their bright orange beaks to their little duckie tails, and 1-3/8" tall. You'll get a dozen frosty white GITD duckies. Our media maven Bill suggests a nice bubble bath in the dark. "Please send pics," he says.

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GITD RUBBER DUCKIES

Glowy Ducks

If real ducks glowed in the dark, night duck-hunting would be the national pastime. For now, we'll have to settle for these miniature rubber duckies, about 1-5/16" from their bright orange beaks to their little duckie tails, and 1-3/8" tall. You'll get a dozen frosty white GITD duckies. Our media maven Bill suggests a nice bubble bath in the dark. "Please send pics," he says.

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$6.50 PKG (12)

How Does It Work?

Why does it do that? Develop an elemental understanding of magnetism, electromagnetism, electrochemistry, radio, thermodynamics, light and optics. Simon Quellen Field's 228-page paperback, Gonzo Gizmos, Projects & Devices to Channel your Inner Geek explains processes, equipment and scientific terms -- and then, for starters, tells you things like how to make a rotary steam engine in 15 minutes from a soda can, a candle and a few scraps of rubber tubing. It's the favorite of our resident geeks -- but not for kids unless they're working with an adult. That would be a mature adult. An insured, mature adult.

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GONZO GIZMOS BOOK

How Does It Work?

Why does it do that? Develop an elemental understanding of magnetism, electromagnetism, electrochemistry, radio, thermodynamics, light and optics. Simon Quellen Field's 228-page paperback, Gonzo Gizmos, Projects & Devices to Channel your Inner Geek explains processes, equipment and scientific terms -- and then, for starters, tells you things like how to make a rotary steam engine in 15 minutes from a soda can, a candle and a few scraps of rubber tubing. It's the favorite of our resident geeks -- but not for kids unless they're working with an adult. That would be a mature adult. An insured, mature adult.

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$16.95 EACH

Gyros-R-We

Gyroscopes, not Greek sandwiches with tzatziki sauce. This multi-award-winning, 102-piece kit from Thames & Kosmos features (7) projects using motorized gyroscope-based science. Includes a gyrobot, personal transporter (think Segway), gyro horizon, gyrocompass, balance game, tightrope walker and flight simulator. Includes a 24-page manual and requires (3) “AAA” batteries and a little curiosity.

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GYROBOT KIT

Gyros-R-We

Gyroscopes, not Greek sandwiches with tzatziki sauce. This multi-award-winning, 102-piece kit from Thames & Kosmos features (7) projects using motorized gyroscope-based science. Includes a gyrobot, personal transporter (think Segway), gyro horizon, gyrocompass, balance game, tightrope walker and flight simulator. Includes a 24-page manual and requires (3) “AAA” batteries and a little curiosity.

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$49.95 EACH

Glow If You Love Science

Chemiluminescence, which is glow-in-the-dark to anyone who doesn’t like six-syllable words, is a favorite here. Half the warehouse glows in the dark, and that’s not counting the staff. All of which is why we’re selling this 30-piece Glowing Chemistry kit from Thames & Kosmos. Comes with 3g of luminol, 6g of potassium hexacyanoferrate and 12g of sodium carbonate, plus test tubes, pipette, goggles, measuring cups, stir sticks and UV beads among other stuff, including a 48-page manual with (22) different experiments (because 22 of the same experiments would be stupid). For ages 10+. Made in Germany.

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GLOW IN THE DARK CHEMISTRY KIT

Glow If You Love Science

Chemiluminescence, which is glow-in-the-dark to anyone who doesn’t like six-syllable words, is a favorite here. Half the warehouse glows in the dark, and that’s not counting the staff. All of which is why we’re selling this 30-piece Glowing Chemistry kit from Thames & Kosmos. Comes with 3g of luminol, 6g of potassium hexacyanoferrate and 12g of sodium carbonate, plus test tubes, pipette, goggles, measuring cups, stir sticks and UV beads among other stuff, including a 48-page manual with (22) different experiments (because 22 of the same experiments would be stupid). For ages 10+. Made in Germany.

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$39.95 EACH

Eeeek!

The mouse is back! After an extended absence (due more to supply problems than to any rodent-eradication program) the gray rubber mouse is once again available. A hair under 3" long with a 4" long tail, he's diminutive and detailed -- and ready to move into Sis's underwear drawer!

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RUBBER MOUSE

Eeeek!

The mouse is back! After an extended absence (due more to supply problems than to any rodent-eradication program) the gray rubber mouse is once again available. A hair under 3" long with a 4" long tail, he's diminutive and detailed -- and ready to move into Sis's underwear drawer!

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$4.50 PKG (4)

Surprise! Surprise!

Surprise your parents with a little science at home. “Science Surprises” is a 192-page paperback in its third edition with over 100 experiments that can be done using common household goodies. OK, a couple of things might require a trip to the hardware store, but still.  The science ranges from the Bernoulli principle and Stroop effect to making your own perfume and cold cream. (And remember what Shaw said: “Science never solves a problem without creating ten more,” so that makes a thousand experiments.)

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SCIENCE SURPRISES BOOK WITH EXPERIMENTS

Surprise! Surprise!

Surprise your parents with a little science at home. “Science Surprises” is a 192-page paperback in its third edition with over 100 experiments that can be done using common household goodies. OK, a couple of things might require a trip to the hardware store, but still.  The science ranges from the Bernoulli principle and Stroop effect to making your own perfume and cold cream. (And remember what Shaw said: “Science never solves a problem without creating ten more,” so that makes a thousand experiments.)

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$14.95 EACH

Pluto Lives!

Hanging from your ceiling. Our multi-color glow-in-the-dark solar system DIY 3-dimensional mobile includes a 4-1/8" dia sun, 2-3/4" Jupiter, 2" Saturn with removable rings, 15/16" Uranus and Neptune, 13/16" Earth and Venus, and 11/16" Mars, Mercury and Pluto, all with little rings at the top to hang them from. Includes (32) feet of cord and a fact sheet. If, on the other hand, you want to be on the astronomical cutting edge, just leave Pluto in the box and tell him to get over it.

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GITD SOLAR SYSTEM

Pluto Lives!

Hanging from your ceiling. Our multi-color glow-in-the-dark solar system DIY 3-dimensional mobile includes a 4-1/8" dia sun, 2-3/4" Jupiter, 2" Saturn with removable rings, 15/16" Uranus and Neptune, 13/16" Earth and Venus, and 11/16" Mars, Mercury and Pluto, all with little rings at the top to hang them from. Includes (32) feet of cord and a fact sheet. If, on the other hand, you want to be on the astronomical cutting edge, just leave Pluto in the box and tell him to get over it.

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$15.35 EACH
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If Tesla Had Invented Monopoly...

Teach them electrical circuitry with this Circuit/Maze™ board game. Includes a 5 x 5 matrix board; LED blocks; assorted right-angle, bridge, straight, blank, 2, 3 and 4-way blocks; a battery holder; and (60) challenge cards with beginner, intermediate, advanced, expert options. Meet the challenges and make the beacon light up, and you win. You add (3) “AAA” batteries.

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CIRCUIT MAZE™ ELECTRICITY GAME

If Tesla Had Invented Monopoly...

Teach them electrical circuitry with this Circuit/Maze™ board game. Includes a 5 x 5 matrix board; LED blocks; assorted right-angle, bridge, straight, blank, 2, 3 and 4-way blocks; a battery holder; and (60) challenge cards with beginner, intermediate, advanced, expert options. Meet the challenges and make the beacon light up, and you win. You add (3) “AAA” batteries.

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$29.95 EACH
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Empire State Pencil

With its own Kong. Our each is a pencil with a windowed pattern to (vaguely) resemble a skyscraper, plus a sliding gorilla eraser to climb up it. It’s what Fay Wray would have used to take the SATs.

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SKYSCRAPER GORILLA PENCIL

Empire State Pencil

With its own Kong. Our each is a pencil with a windowed pattern to (vaguely) resemble a skyscraper, plus a sliding gorilla eraser to climb up it. It’s what Fay Wray would have used to take the SATs.

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$4.50 PKG (3)

Blues Harps Duo

You say you've got the blues? Good. Now find another unhappy friend and get this duo of 2-1/3-octave harmonicas. They're in the people's key--C--and they're blues harps so they won't do a full diatonic scale, but they don't need to. Lucite frames with metal reeds and trim, they come in plastic carrying cases so they won't drip residual spit in the pocket of your nice skinny black suit.

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BLUES HARP HARMONICAS IN C

Blues Harps Duo

You say you've got the blues? Good. Now find another unhappy friend and get this duo of 2-1/3-octave harmonicas. They're in the people's key--C--and they're blues harps so they won't do a full diatonic scale, but they don't need to. Lucite frames with metal reeds and trim, they come in plastic carrying cases so they won't drip residual spit in the pocket of your nice skinny black suit.

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$5.95 PKG (2)

Feet Of Ducks

What’s the difference between a duck? One of its legs are both the same. That’s our favorite old joke here at the home office, and now you can prove it by having your very own super-authentic rubber duck feet to compare. In very duckish orange, they’re approx 3” across x 2” tall. You’ll get (4) and all you add is a couple of mallards.

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RUBBER DUCK FINGER FEET

Feet Of Ducks

What’s the difference between a duck? One of its legs are both the same. That’s our favorite old joke here at the home office, and now you can prove it by having your very own super-authentic rubber duck feet to compare. In very duckish orange, they’re approx 3” across x 2” tall. You’ll get (4) and all you add is a couple of mallards.

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$4.50 PKG (4)

Byzantine Spinners from AS&S

A tiny touch of whimsy from your local scientific and surplus monger. You get a trio of 1-3/4" dia x approx 2-5/8" tall plastic tops in assorted colors, with the American Science & Surplus logo on the disc. The tops of the tops have a vaguely Constantinopolitan shape, and are a different color from the bottom. Just one more dazzling detail from Jarvis.

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Byzantine Spinners from AS&S

A tiny touch of whimsy from your local scientific and surplus monger. You get a trio of 1-3/4" dia x approx 2-5/8" tall plastic tops in assorted colors, with the American Science & Surplus logo on the disc. The tops of the tops have a vaguely Constantinopolitan shape, and are a different color from the bottom. Just one more dazzling detail from Jarvis.

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$3.25 PKG (3)

Fuzzy Puppets

These are either polyester-haired wacky puppets or the world's least attractive mittens. Either way, they'll entertain your kids. Measure 11" tall (long?) x 6-1/4" so they'll take any size fist. You'll get (3) in red, purple, green or orange (our choice), and some might even have sunglasses.

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HAIRY HAND-PUPPETS

Fuzzy Puppets

These are either polyester-haired wacky puppets or the world's least attractive mittens. Either way, they'll entertain your kids. Measure 11" tall (long?) x 6-1/4" so they'll take any size fist. You'll get (3) in red, purple, green or orange (our choice), and some might even have sunglasses.

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$3.95 PKG (3)

Yo, Pinball Wizard

Put an arcade in your pocket with this tiny pinball game. Has (3) teensy BBs, a plunger, spinners, ledges and variable point scores, all in a 3-3/8” x 2-1/4” x 3/8” thick plastic housing. We’ll pick two different with a jungle hunt, Indy 500, space race or cowboy theme because we’ve played ’em all, from Soho down to Brighton.

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MINIATURE PINBALL GAME

Yo, Pinball Wizard

Put an arcade in your pocket with this tiny pinball game. Has (3) teensy BBs, a plunger, spinners, ledges and variable point scores, all in a 3-3/8” x 2-1/4” x 3/8” thick plastic housing. We’ll pick two different with a jungle hunt, Indy 500, space race or cowboy theme because we’ve played ’em all, from Soho down to Brighton.

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$3.95 PKG (2)

Drinking Bird

You're buying the drinks and this wacky, yet debonair, bird with a top hat and plastic base (7" tall OA) can't get his fill of water. Get him started, and he dips his beak into your glass repeatedly. How? Fluid inside his glass body condenses from the evaporative cooling of the water off the bird's beak, making it top heavy and dunking it back into the water. The condensate rejoins the liquid pool in the bird's bulb, and he tips up again. Process continues indefinitely. It works, but it's not any more than moderately well made, and not any more than moderately priced. WARNING! The fluid and dye inside the bird can permanently stain, and the bird's glass body can easily be broken. Children are fascinated by the bobbing bird, and the educational possibilities are great. But they should watch him, not fondle him!! Manufacturer warning states this item is not intended for children 8 and under.

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DRINKING BIRD 3-PACK SAVINGS!

Drinking Bird

You're buying the drinks and this wacky, yet debonair, bird with a top hat and plastic base (7" tall OA) can't get his fill of water. Get him started, and he dips his beak into your glass repeatedly. How? Fluid inside his glass body condenses from the evaporative cooling of the water off the bird's beak, making it top heavy and dunking it back into the water. The condensate rejoins the liquid pool in the bird's bulb, and he tips up again. Process continues indefinitely. It works, but it's not any more than moderately well made, and not any more than moderately priced. WARNING! The fluid and dye inside the bird can permanently stain, and the bird's glass body can easily be broken. Children are fascinated by the bobbing bird, and the educational possibilities are great. But they should watch him, not fondle him!! Manufacturer warning states this item is not intended for children 8 and under.

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$15.75 PKG (3)

PASTEL PIGS

Not just pigs, but pigs in pork-pie hats, quite appropriately. Pigs in chartreuse and pale orange (our pick). They're actually small, 4-3/4" long, plastic piggy banks with just the coin slot, so you have to slaughter them to get your money back. (Just like the real thing.) Just squealing for craft and decorative applications, and perfect for teaching boared students the art of saving. Buy in bulk and give the whole class a lesson in basic economics.

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PIGGY BANKS

PASTEL PIGS

Not just pigs, but pigs in pork-pie hats, quite appropriately. Pigs in chartreuse and pale orange (our pick). They're actually small, 4-3/4" long, plastic piggy banks with just the coin slot, so you have to slaughter them to get your money back. (Just like the real thing.) Just squealing for craft and decorative applications, and perfect for teaching boared students the art of saving. Buy in bulk and give the whole class a lesson in basic economics.

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$7.50 PKG (35)

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