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Spud Launcher

A plastic pistol shaped toy that shoots slugs of raw potato. Push the barrel into a potato, break off the slug, aim and shoot up to fifteen feet. Loads of fun, environmentally harmless, and about as safe as any "projectile" toy can be!! Pulls apart for cleaning. For kids ages 5 and up.

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PISTOL SHAPED CLASSIC POTATO GUN

Spud Launcher

A plastic pistol shaped toy that shoots slugs of raw potato. Push the barrel into a potato, break off the slug, aim and shoot up to fifteen feet. Loads of fun, environmentally harmless, and about as safe as any "projectile" toy can be!! Pulls apart for cleaning. For kids ages 5 and up.

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$3.35 EACH
$4.25
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Don’t Forget NASA

We suppose commercial space travel is fine, if you can afford it, but let’s not forget the little agency we all used to cheer on when driving across three states for vacation seemed like a big deal. Show your love to the professionals with our official NASA gear. You pick: the NASA Meatball Logo patch is rayon, approx 4” in dia, with a hook and loop back for attaching to various clothing and gear, but you could sew it on something, too; or the sturdy, brushed twill, one-size-fits-most, low-profile black cap with (6) panels, (6) vents, an adjustable hook and look strap, and the classic Meatball Logo, approx 2-1/2” dia. The logo’s blue sphere represents a planet, stars represent space, the red v-shaped vector represents aeronautics, and the oval swoosh represents an orbiting spacecraft. Just so you know.

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NASA ADJUSTABLE BRUSHED TWILL BASEBALL CAP

Don’t Forget NASA

We suppose commercial space travel is fine, if you can afford it, but let’s not forget the little agency we all used to cheer on when driving across three states for vacation seemed like a big deal. Show your love to the professionals with our official NASA gear. You pick: the NASA Meatball Logo patch is rayon, approx 4” in dia, with a hook and loop back for attaching to various clothing and gear, but you could sew it on something, too; or the sturdy, brushed twill, one-size-fits-most, low-profile black cap with (6) panels, (6) vents, an adjustable hook and look strap, and the classic Meatball Logo, approx 2-1/2” dia. The logo’s blue sphere represents a planet, stars represent space, the red v-shaped vector represents aeronautics, and the oval swoosh represents an orbiting spacecraft. Just so you know.

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$12.50 EACH
$12.85
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Break Your Own Geodes

Pop one of these roughly 1-1/4" dia stones into the toe of a sock, smash it with a hammer, and be the first person ever to see your real-as-Nature-makes-it geode!! Ninety percent of them have the familiar beautiful white crystals inside. Formed by volcanic action, they are found all over the world, but ours are from Mexico. There is no way to tell from the outside if they have crystal centers, but we will send you two just to raise your odds, and we haven't had a dud yet in our stores!! Much much more fun and satisfaction than buying one already cracked.

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BREAK YOUR OWN GEODES

Break Your Own Geodes

Pop one of these roughly 1-1/4" dia stones into the toe of a sock, smash it with a hammer, and be the first person ever to see your real-as-Nature-makes-it geode!! Ninety percent of them have the familiar beautiful white crystals inside. Formed by volcanic action, they are found all over the world, but ours are from Mexico. There is no way to tell from the outside if they have crystal centers, but we will send you two just to raise your odds, and we haven't had a dud yet in our stores!! Much much more fun and satisfaction than buying one already cracked.

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$4.25 PKG (2)

COTTON TOWELS IN A TABLET

Nothing screams HANDY! like Cotton PopUp wipes, little 3/4" diameter tablets that turn into 9" x 10" towelettes when submersed in water. Equally handy for campers, Navy Seals, toddler parents or anybody who slobbers a lot. They come in easy to take and store tubes, (8) per tube. so go out there and get dirty. They are made of cotton so they are perfect for cleaning in and around the home.

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8-PACK COTTON TOWELS IN A TUBE

COTTON TOWELS IN A TABLET

Nothing screams HANDY! like Cotton PopUp wipes, little 3/4" diameter tablets that turn into 9" x 10" towelettes when submersed in water. Equally handy for campers, Navy Seals, toddler parents or anybody who slobbers a lot. They come in easy to take and store tubes, (8) per tube. so go out there and get dirty. They are made of cotton so they are perfect for cleaning in and around the home.

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Back To The Back Scratcher

It’s back. Once upon a carnival, the bamboo back scratcher was the prize every kid came home with and there wasn’t an unscratched back in America--unless the kid came home with a goldfish, which are worthless for scratching backs. Now you can return to those thrilling days of yesteryear with our high-quality, 19” long bamboo back scratcher. Style may vary, but the relief your back feels won't, and you don’t even have to go to a carnival to get it. 

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CLASSIC BAMBOO BACK SCRATCHER

Back To The Back Scratcher

It’s back. Once upon a carnival, the bamboo back scratcher was the prize every kid came home with and there wasn’t an unscratched back in America--unless the kid came home with a goldfish, which are worthless for scratching backs. Now you can return to those thrilling days of yesteryear with our high-quality, 19” long bamboo back scratcher. Style may vary, but the relief your back feels won't, and you don’t even have to go to a carnival to get it. 

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$2.95 EACH

Green Laser Pointer Par Excellence!

Da Mare could use this to point out cracks in the infrastructure at Wrigley Field. You, having a forgiving nature, will resist the urge to point out cracks in da mayor's infrastructure. You will, of course, use it to point out chimney cracks to the tuck-pointer, a cracked limb to the tree-trimmer, and the crack in your profit picture during a slide presentation. You can do all that and much, much more with the highly visible bright light from this <5mW green laser pointer. It's an unbelievable tool. If you need a laser pointer that seems to go on forever and is so strong that you can actually see the beam in the dark, it will be the best low-cost investment you ever made. Or the coolest high-end toy. The 532nm (+/-10) light is 5-5/8" long x 1/2" dia, with (2) "AAA" batteries (not included), a momentary-on switch, pocket clip. An absolute necessity for astronomy, construction, surveying, warehousing, inspection and other large sites. And for playing in the dark.

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GREEN LASER POINTER

Green Laser Pointer Par Excellence!

Da Mare could use this to point out cracks in the infrastructure at Wrigley Field. You, having a forgiving nature, will resist the urge to point out cracks in da mayor's infrastructure. You will, of course, use it to point out chimney cracks to the tuck-pointer, a cracked limb to the tree-trimmer, and the crack in your profit picture during a slide presentation. You can do all that and much, much more with the highly visible bright light from this <5mW green laser pointer. It's an unbelievable tool. If you need a laser pointer that seems to go on forever and is so strong that you can actually see the beam in the dark, it will be the best low-cost investment you ever made. Or the coolest high-end toy. The 532nm (+/-10) light is 5-5/8" long x 1/2" dia, with (2) "AAA" batteries (not included), a momentary-on switch, pocket clip. An absolute necessity for astronomy, construction, surveying, warehousing, inspection and other large sites. And for playing in the dark.

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$13.25 EACH
$14.95
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The Purr-fect Tissue Dispenser

Cat lovers know litter boxes, but now, through the magic of modern design, we can all pull tissues straight out of a cat’s butt. Don’t act like you’re offended. Our Cat Butt Tissue Dispenser is a 5-1/2” cube (which fits a small cube tissue box) in super-classy golden yellow fuzz-fur with a cat’s head on one end and a raised tail on the other. Ironically, though, it’s you taking care of business every time you pull a tissue from that poop portal. Kitty’s gold and white face has whiskers and surprisingly realistic eyes. Lucky for you, they face forward so you don’t have to look at them while you’re ripping a tissue from that innocent little cat’s butt. The whole thing is 10” long overall, and if you can find brown tissue to hang out the back, we salute you. You think pulling tissues from a cat’s butt is gross? Wipe the boogers and snot off your face and then we’ll talk.

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CAT BUTT TISSUE DISPENSER

The Purr-fect Tissue Dispenser

Cat lovers know litter boxes, but now, through the magic of modern design, we can all pull tissues straight out of a cat’s butt. Don’t act like you’re offended. Our Cat Butt Tissue Dispenser is a 5-1/2” cube (which fits a small cube tissue box) in super-classy golden yellow fuzz-fur with a cat’s head on one end and a raised tail on the other. Ironically, though, it’s you taking care of business every time you pull a tissue from that poop portal. Kitty’s gold and white face has whiskers and surprisingly realistic eyes. Lucky for you, they face forward so you don’t have to look at them while you’re ripping a tissue from that innocent little cat’s butt. The whole thing is 10” long overall, and if you can find brown tissue to hang out the back, we salute you. You think pulling tissues from a cat’s butt is gross? Wipe the boogers and snot off your face and then we’ll talk.

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$6.50 EACH

Ceramic Is The New Steel

The smart cutters and choppers these days are using ceramic knives because they stay so sharp for so long, and who remembers to have their knives sharpened? Ours measure 7" long over all, with a red, green, or deep aqua handle, a 3" blade and a sheath. Don't go into the kitchen without one. Slice, dice, chop and mince, and forget about sharpening. Like you always do.

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7" CERAMIC BLADE CUTTING KNIFE

Ceramic Is The New Steel

The smart cutters and choppers these days are using ceramic knives because they stay so sharp for so long, and who remembers to have their knives sharpened? Ours measure 7" long over all, with a red, green, or deep aqua handle, a 3" blade and a sheath. Don't go into the kitchen without one. Slice, dice, chop and mince, and forget about sharpening. Like you always do.

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$7.95 EACH

SURPRISE!!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!! Mystery boxes of stuff like what you see in the catalog. Maybe we had a little left but not enough to continue the listing. Maybe we only got a few as part of an odd lot. Maybe we lost some, and just found them in the warehouse. You will get items which originally listed for at least $25.00 total in our catalog (or would have, if we had enough). You pick. The “electro-mechanical” box has things like motors, switches, hardware and components that are useful parts but want to be worked into something bigger. The “consumer” box has more ready-to-go type items, and things that don’t have as technical a flavor, like bottles, toys, books, and giant rubber bands. The fun is in the mystery and surprise. Perfect if you don’t know what to give Aunt Maude and Uncle Ned, or if you can’t decide how to bring your order up to the minimum. Every couple of months the contents will keep changing, so even if you have gotten a box before, feel free to order again! (Please note: Ordering multiple boxes at the same time will result in duplicate items.)

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CONSUMER SURPRISE BOX

SURPRISE!!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!! Mystery boxes of stuff like what you see in the catalog. Maybe we had a little left but not enough to continue the listing. Maybe we only got a few as part of an odd lot. Maybe we lost some, and just found them in the warehouse. You will get items which originally listed for at least $25.00 total in our catalog (or would have, if we had enough). You pick. The “electro-mechanical” box has things like motors, switches, hardware and components that are useful parts but want to be worked into something bigger. The “consumer” box has more ready-to-go type items, and things that don’t have as technical a flavor, like bottles, toys, books, and giant rubber bands. The fun is in the mystery and surprise. Perfect if you don’t know what to give Aunt Maude and Uncle Ned, or if you can’t decide how to bring your order up to the minimum. Every couple of months the contents will keep changing, so even if you have gotten a box before, feel free to order again! (Please note: Ordering multiple boxes at the same time will result in duplicate items.)

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Flat Mats

Let's cut to the chase here -- buy these the first time you read this, or they're going to be gone! There aren't that many of these flexible chopping mats, and the versatile 15" x 12" x 0.024" thick mats are not only ideal for small kitchens where every inch counts, they're great for any kitchen, and for cookouts, camping and picnics. Our each is a set of (2) of the translucent Euro-look mats that protect countertops from sharp knives and fresh-from-the-oven cookies, and protect food from outdoor surfaces. They can be lifted and slightly folded to funnel chopped food neatly into a pot. They're dishwasher safe, and roll up for portage or storage.

OUR SURPIE POLICE SAY: Due to our sale pricing MAX ORDER QUANTITY IS (5) Per Order. Any more and your order will fail in the shopping cart.

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CHOPPING MATS

Flat Mats

Let's cut to the chase here -- buy these the first time you read this, or they're going to be gone! There aren't that many of these flexible chopping mats, and the versatile 15" x 12" x 0.024" thick mats are not only ideal for small kitchens where every inch counts, they're great for any kitchen, and for cookouts, camping and picnics. Our each is a set of (2) of the translucent Euro-look mats that protect countertops from sharp knives and fresh-from-the-oven cookies, and protect food from outdoor surfaces. They can be lifted and slightly folded to funnel chopped food neatly into a pot. They're dishwasher safe, and roll up for portage or storage.

OUR SURPIE POLICE SAY: Due to our sale pricing MAX ORDER QUANTITY IS (5) Per Order. Any more and your order will fail in the shopping cart.

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$2.25 EACH

Projecting The Stars

The Star Master is a star projector, but no, that doesn’t mean it can predict who’s going to make it big in Hollywood. It’s a little gizmo, about the size and shape of a quart of paint, (4"X5") that shines star-like points of LED light in white, red, green and blue. Don’t expect it to transform your bedroom into a planetarium, but do expect it to give off cool effects in darkness. It also makes for a very nice soothing nightlight. The battery cover may be a little loose, that's why it's surplus, but it sits on top of it, so that shouldn't be an issue. You supply (3) “AA” batteries because we can’t give you everything, even when we give you the stars.

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STAR PROJECTOR BATTERY OPERATED LED NIGHTLIGHT

Projecting The Stars

The Star Master is a star projector, but no, that doesn’t mean it can predict who’s going to make it big in Hollywood. It’s a little gizmo, about the size and shape of a quart of paint, (4"X5") that shines star-like points of LED light in white, red, green and blue. Don’t expect it to transform your bedroom into a planetarium, but do expect it to give off cool effects in darkness. It also makes for a very nice soothing nightlight. The battery cover may be a little loose, that's why it's surplus, but it sits on top of it, so that shouldn't be an issue. You supply (3) “AA” batteries because we can’t give you everything, even when we give you the stars.

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$6.50 EACH

AS&S PENSTYLUSLEVELRULERDRIVER

It’s a ninefer. This 6” long x 1/2” hex ball-point pen has a rubber stylus at the other end, which unscrews to reveal a tiny driver with both small Phillips and regular heads, while the shaft has a little bubble level and (4) rulers: 0-4” x 1/16”; 0-10cm x 1mm; and both 1/200mm and 1/300mm rulers. The ninth part is our name on the side, so you remember where the coolest stuff comes from. Plus it’s in the ruler shade of yellow, with a pocket clip. (Sorry, no laser.) Need more ink? Our refill pack is a set of (2) black and (2) blue cartridges. Just pull out the silver knurled tip of the pen to screw in a new ink cartridge and your Great American Novel will be finished in no time.


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AMAZING 9-WAY RULER-DRIVER PEN TOOL

AS&S PENSTYLUSLEVELRULERDRIVER

It’s a ninefer. This 6” long x 1/2” hex ball-point pen has a rubber stylus at the other end, which unscrews to reveal a tiny driver with both small Phillips and regular heads, while the shaft has a little bubble level and (4) rulers: 0-4” x 1/16”; 0-10cm x 1mm; and both 1/200mm and 1/300mm rulers. The ninth part is our name on the side, so you remember where the coolest stuff comes from. Plus it’s in the ruler shade of yellow, with a pocket clip. (Sorry, no laser.) Need more ink? Our refill pack is a set of (2) black and (2) blue cartridges. Just pull out the silver knurled tip of the pen to screw in a new ink cartridge and your Great American Novel will be finished in no time.


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It's Only A Sailor Moon

It's all make-believe, but it's also the best-selling Japanese manga series of all time. (Just ask your favorite millennial—they’d be thrilled to explain it to you.) This collectible analog wristwatch features the Sailor Scouts on the colorful stained-glass watch dial, and a Moon Stick second hand. Hours are denoted by colored rhinestones on the case, and they fashionably match each member of the quintet. Leather band measures about 8-3/4”, so it should fit the wrist of most guardians of love and justice. Watch face is 1.1”, and the whole shebang is powered by an AG4 battery. Licensed by Toei Animations.

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COLLECTIBLE SAILOR MOON QUARTZ WRIST WATCH

It's Only A Sailor Moon

It's all make-believe, but it's also the best-selling Japanese manga series of all time. (Just ask your favorite millennial—they’d be thrilled to explain it to you.) This collectible analog wristwatch features the Sailor Scouts on the colorful stained-glass watch dial, and a Moon Stick second hand. Hours are denoted by colored rhinestones on the case, and they fashionably match each member of the quintet. Leather band measures about 8-3/4”, so it should fit the wrist of most guardians of love and justice. Watch face is 1.1”, and the whole shebang is powered by an AG4 battery. Licensed by Toei Animations.

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$9.00 EACH
$12.95
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Up Close, And Up Closer

Forget watchmaking, you could write "A Tale of Two Cities" on a piece of tortellini with this triple magnifier visor. Magnifies from 1.8X to 4.8X. Has a flip-down 1.9X lens and a flip-down 4.5X loupe, plus dual white LEDs in a pivoting mount, powered by (2) "AAA" batteries each, not included. The whole thing is in a black plastic visor, 7-3/4" wide x 5-1/4" deep with a flexible plastic strap and adjustable dial control. Opens to 9" max dia, and has coated acrylic lenses. Now then: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times....

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HEADBAND MAGNIFYING VISOR

Up Close, And Up Closer

Forget watchmaking, you could write "A Tale of Two Cities" on a piece of tortellini with this triple magnifier visor. Magnifies from 1.8X to 4.8X. Has a flip-down 1.9X lens and a flip-down 4.5X loupe, plus dual white LEDs in a pivoting mount, powered by (2) "AAA" batteries each, not included. The whole thing is in a black plastic visor, 7-3/4" wide x 5-1/4" deep with a flexible plastic strap and adjustable dial control. Opens to 9" max dia, and has coated acrylic lenses. Now then: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times....

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$11.50 EACH

Whisk Like A Yankee

Just like the classic Yankee drill, but for the kitchen. Has that “as seen on the television” kinda feel. You push the silver or rubberized handle, our choice, of this 14” long spring-loaded whisk and it spins clockwise on the push, and reverses when you let up on it. The 10-tine head is 2.4” dia at the bottom x 2.25” long, with a little center pin to keep it off the bottom of the bowl or jar or whatever. In stainless steel. NOTE: The advertised smaller whisk is no longer available. We only have the larger 14" long whisk. Sorry for any inconvenience.


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SPRING-LOADED SPINNING KITCHEN WHISK

Whisk Like A Yankee

Just like the classic Yankee drill, but for the kitchen. Has that “as seen on the television” kinda feel. You push the silver or rubberized handle, our choice, of this 14” long spring-loaded whisk and it spins clockwise on the push, and reverses when you let up on it. The 10-tine head is 2.4” dia at the bottom x 2.25” long, with a little center pin to keep it off the bottom of the bowl or jar or whatever. In stainless steel. NOTE: The advertised smaller whisk is no longer available. We only have the larger 14" long whisk. Sorry for any inconvenience.


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$3.75 EACH
$4.50
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Toy Train In A Tin Can

More fun than a canned ham, this flip-top storage tin has a train set inside, with a plastic steam engine, tender, boxcar and caboose, as well as a 12-piece track that forms a 10" x 22" oval. You add a "AA" battery and you're the engineer. 

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BATTERY OPERATED TRAIN IN A CAN

Toy Train In A Tin Can

More fun than a canned ham, this flip-top storage tin has a train set inside, with a plastic steam engine, tender, boxcar and caboose, as well as a 12-piece track that forms a 10" x 22" oval. You add a "AA" battery and you're the engineer. 

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$11.85 EACH

Scaredy Cat

Think scarecat, like scarecrow. This black cat is an outline cut from sheet metal with green cats’-eye marbles for eyes. Cat’s-eye marbles for eyes! Measures 14” long with the tail x 6-3/4” tall. Has a small hole in the upper back, and (2) in the middle feet for mounting, but could also be stuck into the ground. Made to frighten varmints, and while we didn't have any critters to test it on, it did make our copywriter noticeably uncomfortable.

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VARMINT-SCARING STEEL BLACK CAT OUTLINE

Scaredy Cat

Think scarecat, like scarecrow. This black cat is an outline cut from sheet metal with green cats’-eye marbles for eyes. Cat’s-eye marbles for eyes! Measures 14” long with the tail x 6-3/4” tall. Has a small hole in the upper back, and (2) in the middle feet for mounting, but could also be stuck into the ground. Made to frighten varmints, and while we didn't have any critters to test it on, it did make our copywriter noticeably uncomfortable.

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$5.75 EACH

Shine A Brighter Light

Turn your garage into Rick’s Cafe in Casablanca with this easy-to-install adjustable three-arm ceiling/task light that shines a stunning 6,000 lumens into garages, workshops, closets and storerooms. A total of (144) cool-white SMD LEDs—(48) in each of the arms—swivel 90 degrees to illuminate corners, crannies and projects. Screws into standard light sockets and requires no tools or wiring. Measures 11” x 3-3/4”, has an estimated 50,000-hour lifetime. Please note, these do not work with dimmers. ETL Certified. Better hurry—the AS&S staff are throwing away their regular light bulbs and buying these up like lobster tacos. As a bonus, it looks like a ceiling fan in a place like Rick’s Cafe Americain. If we can’t have Paris, at least we’ll always have surplus.

These sell out fast, so get yours today!

Not available for expedited shipping.



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6000-LUMEN GARAGE & CEILING LIGHT

Shine A Brighter Light

Turn your garage into Rick’s Cafe in Casablanca with this easy-to-install adjustable three-arm ceiling/task light that shines a stunning 6,000 lumens into garages, workshops, closets and storerooms. A total of (144) cool-white SMD LEDs—(48) in each of the arms—swivel 90 degrees to illuminate corners, crannies and projects. Screws into standard light sockets and requires no tools or wiring. Measures 11” x 3-3/4”, has an estimated 50,000-hour lifetime. Please note, these do not work with dimmers. ETL Certified. Better hurry—the AS&S staff are throwing away their regular light bulbs and buying these up like lobster tacos. As a bonus, it looks like a ceiling fan in a place like Rick’s Cafe Americain. If we can’t have Paris, at least we’ll always have surplus.

These sell out fast, so get yours today!

Not available for expedited shipping.



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$19.50 EACH
$24.50
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