BEST SELLERS

Pop Goes The Unicorn

We're fresh out of weasels, and since you're a fan of foam ball poppers in general you probably already have our cow popper. Now try this unicorn popper! Stands 6-1/2" tall (it's a giant among lesser unicorns) and comes with (6) rainbow-colored foam balls, which is all they use in unicorn land.

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UNICORN POPPER FOAM BALL SHOOTER

Pop Goes The Unicorn

We're fresh out of weasels, and since you're a fan of foam ball poppers in general you probably already have our cow popper. Now try this unicorn popper! Stands 6-1/2" tall (it's a giant among lesser unicorns) and comes with (6) rainbow-colored foam balls, which is all they use in unicorn land.

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$9.95 EACH

Love Meter

AKA hand boiler. An exotic bit of hand blown glass with a bulb at top and bottom connected by some zippy tubing that spirals, loops, and/or jogs. In the closed system is some colored liquid (methylene chloride) that is very light. Hold the lower bulb in your hand and as the liquid is warmed it pushes through the loops to the upper chamber. When all the liquid is pushed out of the lower bulb, expanding air will bubble through the tubing making it appear that the liquid is boiling. WARNING! The glass is fragile and the liquid is nasty. If you drop the thing on the kitchen tile, it will eat the finish off the tile and the stain in the liquid will permanently stain the floor, so don't let kids handle this item unsupervised. About 7" tall, it is a favorite in our stores.

 

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BLOWN GLASS LOVE METER HAND BOILER

Love Meter

AKA hand boiler. An exotic bit of hand blown glass with a bulb at top and bottom connected by some zippy tubing that spirals, loops, and/or jogs. In the closed system is some colored liquid (methylene chloride) that is very light. Hold the lower bulb in your hand and as the liquid is warmed it pushes through the loops to the upper chamber. When all the liquid is pushed out of the lower bulb, expanding air will bubble through the tubing making it appear that the liquid is boiling. WARNING! The glass is fragile and the liquid is nasty. If you drop the thing on the kitchen tile, it will eat the finish off the tile and the stain in the liquid will permanently stain the floor, so don't let kids handle this item unsupervised. About 7" tall, it is a favorite in our stores.

 

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$3.95 EACH

Time Is Running Out...

Like the days of our lives, the sand in this glass timer is running out. This hourglass is a double teardrop shape with blue sand, and takes approx an hour to empty (nothing was certain in the pre-digital age, my friend), and stands 11-1/4" tall x 4" dia. Keep one on your desk and no one can accuse you of being a clock-watcher, or use it anywhere you'd rather not hear a beep.

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BLUE HOURGLASS

Time Is Running Out...

Like the days of our lives, the sand in this glass timer is running out. This hourglass is a double teardrop shape with blue sand, and takes approx an hour to empty (nothing was certain in the pre-digital age, my friend), and stands 11-1/4" tall x 4" dia. Keep one on your desk and no one can accuse you of being a clock-watcher, or use it anywhere you'd rather not hear a beep.

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$21.95 EACH

Box-O-Meat Box

From the world of gag gift boxes, this Hot Dog Homestead box has illustrations for a DIY house kit made out of (9) kinds of meat, including pate for plaster. Measures 11-1/2” x 9-3/4” x 3” deep and is meant to amuse folks before they open it to find their real gift inside. We here at the home office think you should pack it with, yes, (9) kinds of meat--for even more laughs.

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GAG GIFT BOX MEAT-THEMED

Box-O-Meat Box

From the world of gag gift boxes, this Hot Dog Homestead box has illustrations for a DIY house kit made out of (9) kinds of meat, including pate for plaster. Measures 11-1/2” x 9-3/4” x 3” deep and is meant to amuse folks before they open it to find their real gift inside. We here at the home office think you should pack it with, yes, (9) kinds of meat--for even more laughs.

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$6.75 EACH

The Sun-Soaked Owl

Most of them are, of course, but the really cute ones turn out to be solar. You can spot solar owls because they wear yellow pants with red polka dots, which nocturnal owls don’t have the nerve for. This owl is just 3-5/8” tall, but will swing it’s head darn near 180 degrees for as long as the sun shines.

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SOLAR OWL

The Sun-Soaked Owl

Most of them are, of course, but the really cute ones turn out to be solar. You can spot solar owls because they wear yellow pants with red polka dots, which nocturnal owls don’t have the nerve for. This owl is just 3-5/8” tall, but will swing it’s head darn near 180 degrees for as long as the sun shines.

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$9.50 EACH

Blues Harp

From the harmonica kings themselves at the Hohner company, comes this 4" long, 3-octave plus, plastic harmonica, in C, the people's key. We'll pick one in an attractive shade of red, green, blue, yellow or whatever color shows up next, and send it in a little vinyl case.

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CLASSIC 4" LONG 3-OCTAVE HARMONICA

Blues Harp

From the harmonica kings themselves at the Hohner company, comes this 4" long, 3-octave plus, plastic harmonica, in C, the people's key. We'll pick one in an attractive shade of red, green, blue, yellow or whatever color shows up next, and send it in a little vinyl case.

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$4.50 EACH

3-D Mirascope

You've seen everybody's favorite desk toy. The one that makes you swear you can pick up the coin that's right inside it. Too bad it's really a hologram you're looking at! Now you can own this petite version of the popular "illusion" toy. This one, 6" dia x 2" tall, with a 1-5/8" opening on the top, leaves more money in your wallet and more room on your desktop. And try to touch that little rubber frog that comes with it. It's either enchanting - or enchanted!

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3D MIRASCOPE ILLUSION TOY

3-D Mirascope

You've seen everybody's favorite desk toy. The one that makes you swear you can pick up the coin that's right inside it. Too bad it's really a hologram you're looking at! Now you can own this petite version of the popular "illusion" toy. This one, 6" dia x 2" tall, with a 1-5/8" opening on the top, leaves more money in your wallet and more room on your desktop. And try to touch that little rubber frog that comes with it. It's either enchanting - or enchanted!

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$8.95 EACH

A Week's Worth Of Whoopee

A gallimaufry of gags, the prankster's pantheon. Our seven-day selection of sophomoric stupidity includes a joy buzzer, a fake ketchup spill that is perfect for a laptop or tablet, wrapped candy thats more bug than treat, a pack of gum with a mousetrap inside, a nice fake nail to put through a finger, a fly-in-the-ice cube, and the American classic whoopee cushion. Add some rubber vomit and you've got enough gifts to get through Channukah.

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TRICK OF THE DAY

A Week's Worth Of Whoopee

A gallimaufry of gags, the prankster's pantheon. Our seven-day selection of sophomoric stupidity includes a joy buzzer, a fake ketchup spill that is perfect for a laptop or tablet, wrapped candy thats more bug than treat, a pack of gum with a mousetrap inside, a nice fake nail to put through a finger, a fly-in-the-ice cube, and the American classic whoopee cushion. Add some rubber vomit and you've got enough gifts to get through Channukah.

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$11.95 EACH
$13.25
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Isaac Newton's Toy Rocket

It's a toy! It's a scientific demonstration! Drop the 1" ball with a straw attached and watch the outer rocket straw launch. The farther you drop it, the higher the launch, which is the fun version of Newton's Third Law of Motion.  And we give you (2) rocket straws on account of we know you're going to lose one.

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NEWTON'S LAW REACTION ROCKET

Isaac Newton's Toy Rocket

It's a toy! It's a scientific demonstration! Drop the 1" ball with a straw attached and watch the outer rocket straw launch. The farther you drop it, the higher the launch, which is the fun version of Newton's Third Law of Motion.  And we give you (2) rocket straws on account of we know you're going to lose one.

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$2.95 EACH

The Joke's On Them

Not your amateurish gag boxes, but 4-color genuine-looking boxes like you find at all your Big-Box stores, with graphics, marketing copy, testimonials and instructions. You pick the Crib Dribbler infant feeding system, just like rabbit waterers or the time saving Bathe & Brew so you can take care of the morning shower and coffee at the same time or the Toddler Tamers, leashless ankle weights to keep the little ones close by. Boxes are all 11-1/4" x 9" x 3-1/4" and are, naturally, empty. You see, the real gift goes inside. 

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EARWAX CANDLE KIT GAG BOX

The Joke's On Them

Not your amateurish gag boxes, but 4-color genuine-looking boxes like you find at all your Big-Box stores, with graphics, marketing copy, testimonials and instructions. You pick the Crib Dribbler infant feeding system, just like rabbit waterers or the time saving Bathe & Brew so you can take care of the morning shower and coffee at the same time or the Toddler Tamers, leashless ankle weights to keep the little ones close by. Boxes are all 11-1/4" x 9" x 3-1/4" and are, naturally, empty. You see, the real gift goes inside. 

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Don't Take This Snake On A Plane

We don't know the folks at TSA, but we're hoping they won't let you on the plane with this remote-controlled rattler, for everyone's sake. Measures approx 16" long with (22) segments and creeps along quite quickly when you push the forward, left or right buttons on the snake-eggish infrared remote. Remote runs on (3) button-cell batteries, included, and the snake is rechargeable via the included USB charge cord. (If you're USB-deviceless, get our 40579 USB-out wall plug.) Range is about 20 feet. We'll pick a snake in serpauthentic speckled gray, speckeld white, or green or orange, all with a nice retractable tongue.

Watch it in action!

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RECHARGEABLE REMOTE CONTROL SNAKE

Don't Take This Snake On A Plane

We don't know the folks at TSA, but we're hoping they won't let you on the plane with this remote-controlled rattler, for everyone's sake. Measures approx 16" long with (22) segments and creeps along quite quickly when you push the forward, left or right buttons on the snake-eggish infrared remote. Remote runs on (3) button-cell batteries, included, and the snake is rechargeable via the included USB charge cord. (If you're USB-deviceless, get our 40579 USB-out wall plug.) Range is about 20 feet. We'll pick a snake in serpauthentic speckled gray, speckeld white, or green or orange, all with a nice retractable tongue.

Watch it in action!

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$18.95 EACH

Brobdingnagian Scribbler

Our seriously oversized #2 pencil is perfect for someone taking really important notes, or anyone who's tired of misplacing pencils. Also good for that big test. Measures 14" long x a 1-1/8" octagon, with a working eraser. Really thick graphite runs about 2" into the pencil, which will be plenty since we couldn't find a pencil sharpener to fit it anyway.

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JUMBO PENCIL

Brobdingnagian Scribbler

Our seriously oversized #2 pencil is perfect for someone taking really important notes, or anyone who's tired of misplacing pencils. Also good for that big test. Measures 14" long x a 1-1/8" octagon, with a working eraser. Really thick graphite runs about 2" into the pencil, which will be plenty since we couldn't find a pencil sharpener to fit it anyway.

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$6.25 EACH

Toasters to Toilets

Start them out right with this (profusely) hand-illustrated, 96-page book: The Story of Inventions. Includes toasters, toilets, television, computers, cars, chocolate bars, dishwashers, pianos, flying machines, bicycles and blue jeans among many others. Includes a timeline, glossary and index. No age recommendations, but we like it for pretty much anyone.

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STORY OF INVENTIONS BOOK

Toasters to Toilets

Start them out right with this (profusely) hand-illustrated, 96-page book: The Story of Inventions. Includes toasters, toilets, television, computers, cars, chocolate bars, dishwashers, pianos, flying machines, bicycles and blue jeans among many others. Includes a timeline, glossary and index. No age recommendations, but we like it for pretty much anyone.

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$10.50 EACH

We'd Like To Thank The Academy

Direct from the American Academy of Cheesy Fake Acting Awards, we present our genuine faux Oscar-esque hollow plastic statuette with authentic ersatz gold plating, for the best supporting player in your life. Stands 9-1/4" tall on a 3" dia base. Why? Because we like you, we really like you.

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LITTLE OSCAR-ESQUE AWARD

We'd Like To Thank The Academy

Direct from the American Academy of Cheesy Fake Acting Awards, we present our genuine faux Oscar-esque hollow plastic statuette with authentic ersatz gold plating, for the best supporting player in your life. Stands 9-1/4" tall on a 3" dia base. Why? Because we like you, we really like you.

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$3.25 EACH

Mustachio Madness

Very Mad Men-ish, these fuzzy stick-on mustaches, with models on the package so you can see exactly how you'd have looked in 1963. You get (7) 'staches, including the Hollywood, Hero, Bruiser and Weasel in black, the Square and Sheriff in brown, and the gray, handlebar Grampa. Great disguises. Great costumes.

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MANLY STICK-ON MUSTACHES

Mustachio Madness

Very Mad Men-ish, these fuzzy stick-on mustaches, with models on the package so you can see exactly how you'd have looked in 1963. You get (7) 'staches, including the Hollywood, Hero, Bruiser and Weasel in black, the Square and Sheriff in brown, and the gray, handlebar Grampa. Great disguises. Great costumes.

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$6.75 EACH

What Mood Is Your Ring In?

Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when people could gauge your mood just by looking at your fingers. Our mood rings are tasteful, simple metal bands with mood-indicating stuff on the outside. We'll send you a trio from our bins of assorted sizes, and chances are they'll fit one or the other of your fingers or thumbs. (Or toes, which can get quite moody, too.)

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COLOR-CHANGING MOOD RINGS

What Mood Is Your Ring In?

Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when people could gauge your mood just by looking at your fingers. Our mood rings are tasteful, simple metal bands with mood-indicating stuff on the outside. We'll send you a trio from our bins of assorted sizes, and chances are they'll fit one or the other of your fingers or thumbs. (Or toes, which can get quite moody, too.)

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$6.95 PKG (3)

Glow A-Go-Go

Get all festive in the dark with this 144-piece party pack of (66) glow sticks, 3/16” dia in 1-1/2”, 4”, 6’, 8”, and 10” lengths (40 feet in all) plus connectors, cords, caps and clips. Sticks glow yellow, pink, orange and white. About the size of drinking straws, from super-short to extra-long. Non-toxic, but don’t rip ’em open or they might stain your party frock. Shake and snap to start, and you’ll get an hour or so of glowishious fun.

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144-PIECE ASSORTED GLOW STICKS

Glow A-Go-Go

Get all festive in the dark with this 144-piece party pack of (66) glow sticks, 3/16” dia in 1-1/2”, 4”, 6’, 8”, and 10” lengths (40 feet in all) plus connectors, cords, caps and clips. Sticks glow yellow, pink, orange and white. About the size of drinking straws, from super-short to extra-long. Non-toxic, but don’t rip ’em open or they might stain your party frock. Shake and snap to start, and you’ll get an hour or so of glowishious fun.

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$7.50 EACH

Ga-Booooiiiiiinnngggg!

The manufacturer calls it the Thunder Tube". We call it indispensable for the amateur Foley operator. It's a 7" long x 2-1/2" dia PVC tube with a resonant head at one end attached to a 17" long x 3/16" dia extension spring. Shake it, scrape it, wiggle it, use your palm to muffle it and you generate creaks, deep warbles, rumbles, weird heterodyne-ish gong effects, wa-wa's, rude noises, and, yes, realistic thunder. A perfect musical companion to your cuica and rain stick--and good, clean fun around the house. Don't make a sound-track without it.

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THUNDER TUBE

Ga-Booooiiiiiinnngggg!

The manufacturer calls it the Thunder Tube". We call it indispensable for the amateur Foley operator. It's a 7" long x 2-1/2" dia PVC tube with a resonant head at one end attached to a 17" long x 3/16" dia extension spring. Shake it, scrape it, wiggle it, use your palm to muffle it and you generate creaks, deep warbles, rumbles, weird heterodyne-ish gong effects, wa-wa's, rude noises, and, yes, realistic thunder. A perfect musical companion to your cuica and rain stick--and good, clean fun around the house. Don't make a sound-track without it.

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$12.95 EACH

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