Every April 1st, one of your go-to April Fool’s destinations should be Thinkgeek. Every year they have great fake products, some of which later become real by popular demand. This year, Thinkgeek delivers again.
Not just a couple days after Valve released the TF2 “Meet the Pyro” video, Thinkgeek, in cooperation with Valve, now have the Pyro’s balloonicorns for sale. Now you can have these cute creatures bouncing all about your house whilst you set people ablaze.
First off, April 1st falling on a Sunday sort of ruins the fun. Either companies drop funny press releases on the Friday before or the Monday after, missing the timing or stuff happens on a Sunday, and nothing ever happens on a Sunday. So that said, April Fool’s Day is sort of tame this year, but Thinkgeek never lets you down.
For right now on Thinkgeek, you can get a snazzy pack of Portal 2 test chamber stickers for just $9.99, which might be the perfect thing to slap on a laptop or portal gun. Cake comes separately, is totally not a lie.
Big, unwieldy pianos are so old. In the future, all pianists will be using things like this Japanese wrist-mounted piano in their performances. And at just $40, it’s way cheaper than a real piano, so it’s got that.
Magic 8 Balls are just so old fashioned. If you need help making a decision, why not let a Schrodinger’s Cat model do the deciding for you? With the Schrodinger’s Cat executive decision maker, you’ve only got two options— alive or dead— but you’ll be making your decision with the most famous quantum physics thought experiment.
There’s a hundred million different versions of Monopoly, to whom most of which I wouldn’t even give the time of day, but this… this is Doctor Who Monopoly, a Monopoly game that I want to not only give the time of day, but my money as well.