Swag I Can’t Live Without


I love the internet for various reasons, many of which I will not refuse here as I promised myself I would never become a pornographer. Instead, I will talk about one of my greatest loves on the internet, the shopping.

It seems, in this virtual world, that there is very little left on the planet that cannot be found. It used to be, when I was a kid, if the local K-Mart or Wal-Mart didn’t have it, you didn’t need it. Before that, it was the local hardware store. Sure, you could order stuff, you just needed a ten pound catalog to leaf through. Gone are those days and I thank the internet for that.

The virtual marketplace has made it possible to score all kinds of cool swag from across the globe. The world’s commerce has been opened for years but, every day, cooler and cooler stuff gets added and, every day I find awesome stuff that I may not be able to live without.

  1. 10th Doctor Costume Shirt(Forbidden Planet)

When I first visited the Forbidden Planet site, I saw all kinds of cool stuff for sale. They have awesome Star Wars merch as well as some really sweet Doctor Who stuff. If you are a sci-fi geek, this site is for you.

The super awesome Doctor Who costume shirt is one of 11 that Forbidden Planet has in stock. The shirt is excellently detailed and is reminiscent of the alternate costume suit that David Tennant wore during his run as the iconic sci-fi hero.

So far as I have seen, they do not even make a replica suit for the alternate costume and, if they did, it would be north of $100. For around $25 you can have a very unique shirt your next science fiction event

2. Nintendo Wall Graphics(Think Geek)

Do you want your room to look like Super Mario on the NES? If the answer you gave is no, you may now leave our site. I said leave. Don’t make me call security.

These wall decals are all vinyl and can be stuck on multiple surfaces multiple times. They come in packs designated for the one seen here, the old NES Donkey Kong, and the New Super Mario Brothers Wii though, if you don’t get the NES Mario version, you might just be a chump.

The pack comes with everything you need to put together a basic wall full of awesome but, it may be in your best interest to buy 2 of the same kit to introduce some variety and even some depth to your Mario wall(s) though, at $69 per kit, that may be too steep to swing. You had probably better get to collecting those coins.

3. A Kite Pocket(Amazon)

I never thought I would say this but, I want a pocket kite. Look, I am a normal, somewhat well adjusted male who earns money, acts responsibly, and manages to have a social life so, why shouldn’t I then be able to fly a kite whenever I want to? With the pocket kite, I can.

The pocket kite may sound like one of the dumbest things you have ever heard and, if that’s true, you need to hang out with my friends. It can always get worse.

I am so sick and tired of being places where it is really windy and not have a kite. I go all over and it is so windy at times that I just want to fly a kite but, by the time I leave where I’m at, run home, get my kite and come back, it isn’t windy anymore. This will in effect negate this and allow me to fly a kite at my leisure and at the drop of a hat.

4. The Voco Clock(Firebox)

Wanna live like Batman? Don’t want your parents to die? The buy this awesome clock. It just like having an Alfred wake you up every morning before work. After all, we all know Alfred is the coolest sidekick Batman has.

The clock itself is actually a very beautiful clock that looks very respectable, almost like a mantle clock. The real hidden treasure is that this clock talks to you. IN A BRITISH ACCENT!!!! If you are British then I assume that this would not be as big of a deal to you but, here in the states, British butlers are awesome. If it’s good enough for the fresh prince, its good enough for me.

On top of all of this, the audio for the clock is recorded by Stephen Fry and features hundreds of cool sayings and alarms. At around 70 bucks, this is a steep investment but a fun one. You can sample the clock audio here.

5. The Dark Knight Bat Suit(Buy Costumes)

Alright, this one is the grand daddy of them all. This is a replica of the Batman costume worn by Christian Bale in The Dark Knight. I want this one really bad, I mean, as bad as I could ever want anything. Ever. Sure, it doesn’t work and function like the costume in the mythology and, for 439 big ones it might not even be that great of an investment. It’s still hella cool though…

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