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Web-Linked Astronomy

This 96pp, full-color, heavily illustrated book, "The Usborne Internet-Linked Book of Astronomy & Space," is written with a quick-link to the publisher's website, where there are updated links to internet sites that correspond to specific pages of the text. Sections include the solar system, stars, constellations, telescopes, photography and a plethora of astronomical facts and lists. From Usborne Publishing.

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ASTRO BOOK

Web-Linked Astronomy

This 96pp, full-color, heavily illustrated book, "The Usborne Internet-Linked Book of Astronomy & Space," is written with a quick-link to the publisher's website, where there are updated links to internet sites that correspond to specific pages of the text. Sections include the solar system, stars, constellations, telescopes, photography and a plethora of astronomical facts and lists. From Usborne Publishing.

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$14.99 EACH

Lost Your Marbles?

We feel your marblelessness, and we’re here to help. Click on down and pick from our oceanic marble sets, each with (20) 5/8” dia marbles and (1) 1” dia shooter. You pick: the pearlescent marbles with a jellyfish shooter; the swirly blue-green marbles with the turtle shooter; or the orange-swirl marbles with the clownfish shooter.

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ULTIMATE PACK! ONE OF EACH.

Lost Your Marbles?

We feel your marblelessness, and we’re here to help. Click on down and pick from our oceanic marble sets, each with (20) 5/8” dia marbles and (1) 1” dia shooter. You pick: the pearlescent marbles with a jellyfish shooter; the swirly blue-green marbles with the turtle shooter; or the orange-swirl marbles with the clownfish shooter.

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$5.50 PKG (3)

Amateur Ping Pong Balls

Perfectly suitable for all your non-professional ping-pong-ball applications. These guys are white-ish, with a visible seam, and are 37mm in dia, as opposed to the standard 40mm or the former standard 38mm professional ping-pong balls. Priced so you can buy enough to do any number of clever things with them.

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PING-PONG BALLS

Amateur Ping Pong Balls

Perfectly suitable for all your non-professional ping-pong-ball applications. These guys are white-ish, with a visible seam, and are 37mm in dia, as opposed to the standard 40mm or the former standard 38mm professional ping-pong balls. Priced so you can buy enough to do any number of clever things with them.

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$4.25 PKG (24)

No Bicycles!

Bored with looking at bicycles on the back of your playing cards? Sick of that one-eyed jack and the king with the ax? Add a little fun to your gin rummy with these full-tilt theme cards. Regular 52 decks, plus jokers, poker size, but with some of your favorites on both the backs and faces. You pick: Bigfoot; Marilyn Monroe in all her movies; Harry Potter and friends; Marvel superheroes; Bacon recipes galore; or a whole kennel of Dachshunds.

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BIGFOOT-THEMED PLAYING CARDS

No Bicycles!

Bored with looking at bicycles on the back of your playing cards? Sick of that one-eyed jack and the king with the ax? Add a little fun to your gin rummy with these full-tilt theme cards. Regular 52 decks, plus jokers, poker size, but with some of your favorites on both the backs and faces. You pick: Bigfoot; Marilyn Monroe in all her movies; Harry Potter and friends; Marvel superheroes; Bacon recipes galore; or a whole kennel of Dachshunds.

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Laser Chess

What if you crossed Boris Spassky with Han Solo? Checkmate with a beam of light. This is the former KHET 2.0, now updated to a space chess theme. Includes (26) game pieces, including kings, switches, defenders, deflectors and lasers, all on an 8 x 10 grid game board that measures 12” x 9-3/4”. Features (5) distinct board set-ups, and is a two-player game for ages 8+. Trust us--it’s a blast. Includes replaceable button-cell batteries, too.

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SPACE-THEMED CHESS GAME

Laser Chess

What if you crossed Boris Spassky with Han Solo? Checkmate with a beam of light. This is the former KHET 2.0, now updated to a space chess theme. Includes (26) game pieces, including kings, switches, defenders, deflectors and lasers, all on an 8 x 10 grid game board that measures 12” x 9-3/4”. Features (5) distinct board set-ups, and is a two-player game for ages 8+. Trust us--it’s a blast. Includes replaceable button-cell batteries, too.

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$39.95 EACH

The Pet Of Tomorrow

Our robotic kingii dragon (Chlamydosaurus kingii, or frilled-neck lizard) is better than a puppy because you don't have clean up after it and it won't chew the furniture. This kit has (2) motors and digital control via IR sensors to activate LED eyes, motorized mouth and pop-out frill, plus "escape" and "approach me" modes, which retreat and make nice, respectively. You'll need (4) "AAA" batteries and some patience, as this kit is delightfully challenging. Finished dragon will be 13-1/2" long x 8-1/4" x 5". For ages 10+. Check out our short video on Youtube!

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DRAGON ROBOT KIT

The Pet Of Tomorrow

Our robotic kingii dragon (Chlamydosaurus kingii, or frilled-neck lizard) is better than a puppy because you don't have clean up after it and it won't chew the furniture. This kit has (2) motors and digital control via IR sensors to activate LED eyes, motorized mouth and pop-out frill, plus "escape" and "approach me" modes, which retreat and make nice, respectively. You'll need (4) "AAA" batteries and some patience, as this kit is delightfully challenging. Finished dragon will be 13-1/2" long x 8-1/4" x 5". For ages 10+. Check out our short video on Youtube!

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$38.25 EACH
$41.95
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Definitely Not A Spaldeen®

Don’t confuse this 2-1/4" dia “Pinky” hi-bounce latex ball with that pink ball used in New York since time immemorial for stickball, stoop ball (pinners in Chicago) and other venerable street games just because it looks and acts the same.

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HI-BOUNCE RUBBER BALL

Definitely Not A Spaldeen®

Don’t confuse this 2-1/4" dia “Pinky” hi-bounce latex ball with that pink ball used in New York since time immemorial for stickball, stoop ball (pinners in Chicago) and other venerable street games just because it looks and acts the same.

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$6.25 PKG (3)

There's A New Serif In Town

This set of alphanumeric stencils features 1-1/4" tall characters in a blocky, serifed typeface and includes the uppercase alphabet, numbers 0-9, a question mark, period, exclamation mark and ampersand. Each is on a separate, 2-3/4" tall x 1-3/4" wide red plastic tab.

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PLASTIC 2-2/4" ALPHANUMERIC STENCILS

There's A New Serif In Town

This set of alphanumeric stencils features 1-1/4" tall characters in a blocky, serifed typeface and includes the uppercase alphabet, numbers 0-9, a question mark, period, exclamation mark and ampersand. Each is on a separate, 2-3/4" tall x 1-3/4" wide red plastic tab.

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$3.25 PKG (2)

Meffert's Maddening Puzzlers

Uwe Meffert is the Erno Rubik of the non-cubic universe. You decide which of his puzzles you want to be driven crazy by: the Pyraminx is a 3-7/8" pyramid with different colors on each face, if you can get them there. Rated 3 stars of difficulty out of 5. The Gearball is a baseball-sized sphere with (6) facets that you try to align in their appropriate color before you just throw it into the mean neighbor's yard. Rated 5 stars out of 5 for difficulty.

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PYRAMINX PUZZLE

Meffert's Maddening Puzzlers

Uwe Meffert is the Erno Rubik of the non-cubic universe. You decide which of his puzzles you want to be driven crazy by: the Pyraminx is a 3-7/8" pyramid with different colors on each face, if you can get them there. Rated 3 stars of difficulty out of 5. The Gearball is a baseball-sized sphere with (6) facets that you try to align in their appropriate color before you just throw it into the mean neighbor's yard. Rated 5 stars out of 5 for difficulty.

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$19.95 EACH

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)

Worry Glass

Need some comfort? Want a prettier paperweight? These hunks of melted, smoked glass have pooled to approx  3-5/8" x 2-1/8" x 5/8" thick, and weigh about 1/3 lb. They're flat-bottomed with rounded tops, sort of like cool flip-phones that never ring. Bound to make you feel better.

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SMOKED GLASS PAPERWEIGHT

Worry Glass

Need some comfort? Want a prettier paperweight? These hunks of melted, smoked glass have pooled to approx  3-5/8" x 2-1/8" x 5/8" thick, and weigh about 1/3 lb. They're flat-bottomed with rounded tops, sort of like cool flip-phones that never ring. Bound to make you feel better.

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$3.25 PKG (2)

Go Fish With Galileo

Also Leonardo, Edison, Einstein and a bunch of other inventive brains with this Greatest Minds scientific amalgamation of Go Fish and a trivia card game, where some of the finest minds in history replace regular playing cards. For 2 to 6 players, ages 6+. Cards have illustrations and are chock full of facts. Includes rules, which most of the subjects would have ignored.

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GREATEST MINDS GENIUS SCIENCE TRIVIA GAME

Go Fish With Galileo

Also Leonardo, Edison, Einstein and a bunch of other inventive brains with this Greatest Minds scientific amalgamation of Go Fish and a trivia card game, where some of the finest minds in history replace regular playing cards. For 2 to 6 players, ages 6+. Cards have illustrations and are chock full of facts. Includes rules, which most of the subjects would have ignored.

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$11.95 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)

Beauty Of A Stirling Engine

Use this little stainless beauty to teach teenagers and older students how heat engines work Then keep it on your desk, where you deserve to have it! This low-temperature-differential Stirling engine is beautifully machined. It works with hot water, ice water, a combination of hot water with ice cubes, or a hair dryer. It measures 5-3/4" tall with a 3-5/8" dia flywheel and a 3-1/2" dia x 7/8" tall base. The speed with hot water is approx 150 rpm. This is a real showpiece, the best we've ever seen at this price. Includes a 7-page instruction booklet.

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LOW TEMPERATURE STIRLING ENGINE

Beauty Of A Stirling Engine

Use this little stainless beauty to teach teenagers and older students how heat engines work Then keep it on your desk, where you deserve to have it! This low-temperature-differential Stirling engine is beautifully machined. It works with hot water, ice water, a combination of hot water with ice cubes, or a hair dryer. It measures 5-3/4" tall with a 3-5/8" dia flywheel and a 3-1/2" dia x 7/8" tall base. The speed with hot water is approx 150 rpm. This is a real showpiece, the best we've ever seen at this price. Includes a 7-page instruction booklet.

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$89.95 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

Butterfly Blackjack?

Time to think outside the rectangle. These standard playing cards are traditional in every sense except that they’re shaped as pentagons with extremely rounded corners. And the backs (and jokers!) are butterflies. Measure 2-3/4" x 2-5/8" and come in a little case. Some anthropologists believe these were used by hobbits to kill time on rainy days in Middle Earth.

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PENTAGON-SHAPED BUTTERFLY PLAYING CARDS

Butterfly Blackjack?

Time to think outside the rectangle. These standard playing cards are traditional in every sense except that they’re shaped as pentagons with extremely rounded corners. And the backs (and jokers!) are butterflies. Measure 2-3/4" x 2-5/8" and come in a little case. Some anthropologists believe these were used by hobbits to kill time on rainy days in Middle Earth.

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$3.25 PKG (2)

Twelve Games And No Electricity

Anyone who’s ever played table-top matchbook football will love the Slotter™, a 12-way game invented by a California family. You’ll get a pair of double-slotted wooden blocks and a pair of laminated cards in credit-card size. Add coins and a couple of cups (and a table) and you can play table-top basketball, pong, hockey, shuffleboard, football, bocce, skee-ball, skeet shooting, baseball, H.O.R.S.E., golf and a thing called cat rack.

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THE SLOTTER 12-WAY TABLETOP GAME

Twelve Games And No Electricity

Anyone who’s ever played table-top matchbook football will love the Slotter™, a 12-way game invented by a California family. You’ll get a pair of double-slotted wooden blocks and a pair of laminated cards in credit-card size. Add coins and a couple of cups (and a table) and you can play table-top basketball, pong, hockey, shuffleboard, football, bocce, skee-ball, skeet shooting, baseball, H.O.R.S.E., golf and a thing called cat rack.

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$9.95 EACH

Moon Over My Armoire

This 4-3/4" dia moon is so much more interesting than the real thing. This one has a 4-way dimmer, flash/strobe/fast and slow fade/steady-on modes, plus internal LEDs to make (15) colors in addition to traditional moonish white. It's also a great nightlight. Remote control comes with a battery but you'll need (3) "AAA" batteries to run the moon. Topographical, but the giant astronaut footprint suggests it's not quite to scale. Will sit up by itself or wall mount on a couple of finishing nails.

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LIGHT UP SPHERICAL MOON

Moon Over My Armoire

This 4-3/4" dia moon is so much more interesting than the real thing. This one has a 4-way dimmer, flash/strobe/fast and slow fade/steady-on modes, plus internal LEDs to make (15) colors in addition to traditional moonish white. It's also a great nightlight. Remote control comes with a battery but you'll need (3) "AAA" batteries to run the moon. Topographical, but the giant astronaut footprint suggests it's not quite to scale. Will sit up by itself or wall mount on a couple of finishing nails.

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$19.95 EACH

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