Hey, steampunk! We got your bag-o-gears right here, mostly the sort of thing that went into clocks and watches before quartz crystals and cell phones, when stuff was much cooler. But wait. Don't plan on building an actual machine with these gears--they're strictly decorative. No one will know that, though, when these industrial beauties are hanging from a chain around your neck. You get about (20) gears and flywheels in sizes ranging from 1/4" to maybe 1-1/4" in brass, bronze and gold tones.
Remember the Yard of Beer? Still big in Munich, it’s a three-foot tall hourglass-shaped schooner for big drinkers. This is a four-inch version of the same thing, a standard 1 oz shot glass that’s 4” tall x 1-3/16” at its widest. Cute, but we like it better as a tiny bud vase that’ll take approx 3/4 oz of water. You’ll surely find other uses for it, too, because you’re clever that way.
Try slipping into this full-head,15” latex banana slug mask. The top two eye-stalks are poseable, which means you can look like an angry or even depressed banana slug. In yellow and brown and for ages 14+. Sorry, no discounts for graduates of UC Santa Cruz, home of the Banana Slugs, but do send us pix. Go Slugs!
Our favorite rubber horse's head mask might unsettle the other folks on the bus, but don't let that stop you. Measures 17" long from genuine fake horse-hair mane to wide open nostrils and mouth, which are open so you can see through them. (You really have to see this on someone to appreciate it!) This colt's a sorrel/bay - OK, brown - with a white blaze and great big eyes. Looks a little like he's not real happy about going into the gate. Wear it with, yes, jockey shorts.
Unfortunately this grand assortment of flags from America's past came without explanatory text - or maybe that's fortunate. Might make a challenging research project for a young historian. Cloth flags, about 4" x 6" (sizes vary slightly), on 10-1/2" gold plastic staffs. They even come from a U.S. manufacturer! Not all are U.S. national flags, but as near as we can tell all are part of American history. You'll get a shipment of (5) different flags. Wave on!
6-1/2" x 40" plastic banners with Mother Goose design and "Happy Birthday" message. Perfect for parties, if a tad obvious. They could be dust covers for control panels, because every day at work is a celebration.
You won't find any of those dinky little paper umbrellas in the drinks at our office luaus. We use these 4-1/2" dia plastic bumbershoots on top of long straws to decorate our all-day daiquiris. You get (4) umbrellas in assorted colors, plus (100) plastic bendy straws, 9" x 3/16". The straws are a little weak so you'll find that they stand up best with the bendy part is toward the bottom.
Blow 'em up and stick your regular, non-inflatable feet inside these 6" wide x 15" long skeleton feet and you'll be creepy from the ankles down. One size fits all, including kids, and pay no attention to that "They Squeak!!" on the box, because these are the non-squeaking surplus versions. Still snazzy, though.
You can’t be a real punk, or a stud, or a biker dude, or a hipster chick, or a Mad Maxey type without studded leather wristbands. We’ve got ’em (from Diesel) in narrow or wide, all 9” long with dual snaps and assorted studs. They’ll all make you look like you’re ready to rumble, or at least go have a lite beer in a place with The Clash on the jukebox. We’ll pick, because we said so, punk.
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