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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)

Science Without A Lab

50 Science Things to Make and Do is just that, a passel of experiments, all illustratively explained in two facing pages of this big 104-page flip book, and all easily done with common household items. Includes wind and water power, bugs, crystals, paper planes, rubber-band guitars, balances, gloop, optics and a ton of other fun, informative stuff. Officially classified as "cool" by several of our geekiest staffers.

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SCIENCE MAKE AND DO BOOK

Science Without A Lab

50 Science Things to Make and Do is just that, a passel of experiments, all illustratively explained in two facing pages of this big 104-page flip book, and all easily done with common household items. Includes wind and water power, bugs, crystals, paper planes, rubber-band guitars, balances, gloop, optics and a ton of other fun, informative stuff. Officially classified as "cool" by several of our geekiest staffers.

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$9.50 EACH

Glitter Putty

We’re just sorry that Freddie Mercury didn’t live to see this product. The mysteriously named Holographic Mixed By Me Thinking Putty® Kit from Crazy Aaron includes (5) tins of clear, never drying putty; (3) packets of glitter concentrate and (3) of sparkle effects; (6) assorted color pencils and blank labels and an instructional mixing mat with suggestions.

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GLITTER PUTTY KIT

Glitter Putty

We’re just sorry that Freddie Mercury didn’t live to see this product. The mysteriously named Holographic Mixed By Me Thinking Putty® Kit from Crazy Aaron includes (5) tins of clear, never drying putty; (3) packets of glitter concentrate and (3) of sparkle effects; (6) assorted color pencils and blank labels and an instructional mixing mat with suggestions.

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$19.95 EACH

Live Long and Have Lunch

This new, steel Star Trek™ TOS lunchbox features color pix of the Enterprise crew in its youth, including a svelte Cpt. Kirk, Spock, Uhura and others. In traditional lunchbox size, 8-5/8” x 6-3/4” x 3-7/8” with a plastic handle. No thermos, so just get a juice box and you’ll feel like you’re nine again. And yes, of course, a hipster could carry it as a purse. Good for art supplies, too.

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STAR TREK™ LUNCHBOX

Live Long and Have Lunch

This new, steel Star Trek™ TOS lunchbox features color pix of the Enterprise crew in its youth, including a svelte Cpt. Kirk, Spock, Uhura and others. In traditional lunchbox size, 8-5/8” x 6-3/4” x 3-7/8” with a plastic handle. No thermos, so just get a juice box and you’ll feel like you’re nine again. And yes, of course, a hipster could carry it as a purse. Good for art supplies, too.

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$14.95 EACH

Magnetic Geometry Made Fun

Now comes this ball of geometric possibilities, from creativity guru Roger von Oech. Perfect for anyone with a 3-dimensional mind, from a precocious child to a bored nonagenarian, including your favorite artist, mathematician, designer, engineer, or whatever. The little red ball, 3-1/4" dia, comprises (30) magnetized right golden rhombic pyramids that will fit together in endless shapes, from a rhombic triacontahedron (see the pic), to stars, wreaths, animals, sunbursts, and endless others. Comes with a 96pp booklet on geometric possibilities and creativity. Plenty of desktop noodling fun, but a lot more than just a toy.

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BALL OF WHACKS

Magnetic Geometry Made Fun

Now comes this ball of geometric possibilities, from creativity guru Roger von Oech. Perfect for anyone with a 3-dimensional mind, from a precocious child to a bored nonagenarian, including your favorite artist, mathematician, designer, engineer, or whatever. The little red ball, 3-1/4" dia, comprises (30) magnetized right golden rhombic pyramids that will fit together in endless shapes, from a rhombic triacontahedron (see the pic), to stars, wreaths, animals, sunbursts, and endless others. Comes with a 96pp booklet on geometric possibilities and creativity. Plenty of desktop noodling fun, but a lot more than just a toy.

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$27.95 EACH
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ASSORTED-COLOR KAZOOS
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You Kazoo?

Us too, but then who doesn’t kazoo? These 5" long classic steel kazoos have 1-1/8” resonators, and come in (16) festive patterns. We’ll pick one because, really, who do you know who’s more festive than we are.

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ASSORTED-COLOR KAZOOS

You Kazoo?

Us too, but then who doesn’t kazoo? These 5" long classic steel kazoos have 1-1/8” resonators, and come in (16) festive patterns. We’ll pick one because, really, who do you know who’s more festive than we are.

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$2.65 EACH

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

Five-Finger Puppets

Well, three puppets that each use all five fingers. OK, four fingers and a thumb. Stick a rubber foot on three fingers and a thumb, then pop the head onto your middle finger, and you’re a walking, talking panda, tabby cat or unicorn. You pick. And you do the talking, of course. Bound to amuse the kiddles, and probably give you hand-cramps, but who ever said puppetry was painless?

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UNICORN FINGER PUPPET SET

Five-Finger Puppets

Well, three puppets that each use all five fingers. OK, four fingers and a thumb. Stick a rubber foot on three fingers and a thumb, then pop the head onto your middle finger, and you’re a walking, talking panda, tabby cat or unicorn. You pick. And you do the talking, of course. Bound to amuse the kiddles, and probably give you hand-cramps, but who ever said puppetry was painless?

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Pop Pop Pop Pop Pop Pop

Power Poppers™ are today's answer to the ping-pong ball guns of yesteryear, except these shoot smaller orange balls that look a little like cheesy snacks, but don't be fooled. You pick from an arsenal that includes the pump-action pistol, 9" long and shoots, yes, (6) balls; the foot-long+ popper rifle with a payload of a dozen rounds. Extra ammo available in packs of (12) 1-1/16" orange balls, because the cat will hide these.

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POWER POPPER™ PUMP-ACTION RIFLE

Pop Pop Pop Pop Pop Pop

Power Poppers™ are today's answer to the ping-pong ball guns of yesteryear, except these shoot smaller orange balls that look a little like cheesy snacks, but don't be fooled. You pick from an arsenal that includes the pump-action pistol, 9" long and shoots, yes, (6) balls; the foot-long+ popper rifle with a payload of a dozen rounds. Extra ammo available in packs of (12) 1-1/16" orange balls, because the cat will hide these.

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That A Bowling Pin In Your Pocket?

Could be. You could put ten of them in there, plus a little bowling ball from the Pocket Bowling game. Features (10) 1-1/4” tall pins and a 5/8” dia steel ball, ready to roll down the 11-1/4” long x 4-5/8” wide rubberized lane. The good news? No foul line!

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POCKET BOWLING SET

That A Bowling Pin In Your Pocket?

Could be. You could put ten of them in there, plus a little bowling ball from the Pocket Bowling game. Features (10) 1-1/4” tall pins and a 5/8” dia steel ball, ready to roll down the 11-1/4” long x 4-5/8” wide rubberized lane. The good news? No foul line!

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$7.95 EACH

Fluxx Goes To The Lab

Fluxx®, the card game with rules that change while you play, has gone chemical. Cards feature your favorite elements, released from their table at last, plus sundry lab items. Includes our new favorite rule: draw the Helium card and you must speak in a falsetto voice.

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CHEMICAL FLUXX® CARD GAME

Fluxx Goes To The Lab

Fluxx®, the card game with rules that change while you play, has gone chemical. Cards feature your favorite elements, released from their table at last, plus sundry lab items. Includes our new favorite rule: draw the Helium card and you must speak in a falsetto voice.

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$15.95 EACH

The Sleep Of The Living Dead

Wear this nylon zombie sleep mask embellished with haunted zombie eyes! Everybody will think you're just one of the living dead taking a break and leave you alone. Flight attendants love these! Measures 7-1/4" wide x 3-1/2" with a black elastic strap.

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FULL-COLOR ZOMBIE EYES SLEEP MASK

The Sleep Of The Living Dead

Wear this nylon zombie sleep mask embellished with haunted zombie eyes! Everybody will think you're just one of the living dead taking a break and leave you alone. Flight attendants love these! Measures 7-1/4" wide x 3-1/2" with a black elastic strap.

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$4.50 EACH

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

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

We're Anti-Gravity

In the mood for a little light levitation? Try this magnet-based kit from KidzLabs® and make a pencil float in mid-air or tell your fortune, all through the captivating power of magnets. You can even build a mag-lev robot, and who doesn't want one of those? The (7) projects are based on the (7) plastic-coated, 1-5/16" dia bored disc magnets and assorted other parts. Projects include anti-gravity sculpture, floating spinner, magnetic compass, spring and weight scale, propelling machine and a mag-lev transporter.

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MAGNET LEVITATION KIT

We're Anti-Gravity

In the mood for a little light levitation? Try this magnet-based kit from KidzLabs® and make a pencil float in mid-air or tell your fortune, all through the captivating power of magnets. You can even build a mag-lev robot, and who doesn't want one of those? The (7) projects are based on the (7) plastic-coated, 1-5/16" dia bored disc magnets and assorted other parts. Projects include anti-gravity sculpture, floating spinner, magnetic compass, spring and weight scale, propelling machine and a mag-lev transporter.

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$19.95 EACH

Bend It Like A Laser

A "Beam-Bending logic game," The Laser Maze™ is from the same madmen who created laser chess. You get a 25-position game-board with (5) target mirrors, (2) beam splitters, a double mirror and a cell blocker. Includes (60) challenge cards with puzzle solutions and a symbols key card, plus instructions. Fosters strategic thinking, problem-solving and logic. For ages 8 to adult--basically anyone who likes to watch beams bounce around trying to hit a target. Runs on (2) button-cell batteries, included.

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LAZER MAZE GAME

Bend It Like A Laser

A "Beam-Bending logic game," The Laser Maze™ is from the same madmen who created laser chess. You get a 25-position game-board with (5) target mirrors, (2) beam splitters, a double mirror and a cell blocker. Includes (60) challenge cards with puzzle solutions and a symbols key card, plus instructions. Fosters strategic thinking, problem-solving and logic. For ages 8 to adult--basically anyone who likes to watch beams bounce around trying to hit a target. Runs on (2) button-cell batteries, included.

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$29.50 EACH

Straws-A-Palooza

Lots of (changeable) fun with multicolor Fun Straws, a 104-piece set of modular drinking-straw parts. You get (50) pieces 8" long and (42) just under 4" long, all with those bendy sections, (4) straight connectors, (3) each of T-shaped and U-shaped connectors, and (2) L-connectors. Straws are standard 3/16" dia. Put 'em all together and you've got a milk-drinking system as complicated as Willy's chocolate factory.

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FUN STRAWS MODULAR DRINKING STRAW PARTS

Straws-A-Palooza

Lots of (changeable) fun with multicolor Fun Straws, a 104-piece set of modular drinking-straw parts. You get (50) pieces 8" long and (42) just under 4" long, all with those bendy sections, (4) straight connectors, (3) each of T-shaped and U-shaped connectors, and (2) L-connectors. Straws are standard 3/16" dia. Put 'em all together and you've got a milk-drinking system as complicated as Willy's chocolate factory.

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$8.50 EACH

Flying Bird

From France comes this fun mechanical plastic bird that really flies by flapping its wings. It is about 8" long and has a wingspan of 16" tip to tip. Snap the wings in place, wind up the rubberband drive and toss it gently into the air on its maiden flight. It flies up to fifty yards with a satisfying fluttering sound. Comes with a spare rubberband drive mechanism.

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FLAPPING FLYING BIRD TOY

Flying Bird

From France comes this fun mechanical plastic bird that really flies by flapping its wings. It is about 8" long and has a wingspan of 16" tip to tip. Snap the wings in place, wind up the rubberband drive and toss it gently into the air on its maiden flight. It flies up to fifty yards with a satisfying fluttering sound. Comes with a spare rubberband drive mechanism.

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$12.50 EACH

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