Quirky Item of the Week: ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Cuckoo Clock

(Image Credit: Bradford Exchange)

(Image Credit: Bradford Exchange)

When I first saw The Nightmare Before Christmas as a kid, it terrified me. Thankfully, I’ve gotten over that fear, and now, the movie is one of my favorites. I’m sure all you fellow The Nightmare Before Christmas fans have heard about the new memorabilia at Hot Topic, but Bradford Exchange has something unique you should add to your collection: a The Nightmare Before Christmas cuckoo clock.

This clock has everything you could possibly want to celebrate your favorite movie. Figures of Jack and Sally stand on the front of the almost two foot tall clock, designed to look like the Town Hall clock in The Nightmare Before Christmas with Jack’s Tower sticking up too. Even more exciting, This is Halloween will play every hour while Zero pops out, which is definitely something I’d love seeing and hearing all the time. And did I mention it lights up?

Clearly, The Nightmare Before Christmas cuckoo clock from Bradford Exchange has everything a fan of the movie could possibly want. Buy it for yourself or for a friend, but whichever you do, buy it quick! Bradford Exchange is only doing a limited run of the clocks, and you don’t want to miss your window.

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Quirky Item of the Week: RoboMustache

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(Image Credit: RoboMustache)

If you are easily derailed and excited by cuteness, this warning is for you. Proceed with caution, because what you are about to witness is by far the cutest thing in the world. Continue reading

Quirky Item of the Week: Cosmic Catnip Bubbles

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(Image Credit: Healthy Pets)

My fiancé has two cats, and I love them more than anything. People always think that cats are low-maintenance pets that don’t need much for toys or entertainment, but I love spoiling our kitties rotten. I buy basically any pet product that is funny or creative, which might be why I love the idea of these Cosmic Catnip Bubbles from ThinkGeek so much.

If you’ve ever spent any amount of time with a playful kitten, you know how hilarious it can be watching them pounce at reflections, bat at dust specks and race crazily around the room. Think of how much more fun you could have by introducing a favorite childhood toy – bubbles!

These bubbles seem like the best pet toy invention since the laser pointer. It would be endlessly entertaining watching a curious kitty chase after floating bubbles, especially when the bubbles pop and disappear.

Cats notoriously go crazy for catnip, which makes these bubbles even better. They would be a great buy to play with your own kitties or as a gift for a cat loving friend. I know I’ll be checking them out!

Quirky Item of the Week: Feetures! High Performance Socks

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(Image Credit: Feetures! / Instagram)

Okay, so I am no marathon runner or triathlete, but I don’t think you have to be a hardcore athlete to understand the trials and tribulations of annoying socks. You know the kind – socks that slip down the back of your heel or bunch at your toes; socks that don’t breathe and leave your feet feeling clammy inside your shoes; or socks that stick out the tops of your shoes at odd angles. These may seem like minor annoyances but I think we can all agree fixing little sock issues can make a big difference in comfort.

That’s where Feetures! High Performance Socks come in handy. These ultra-lightweight socks mold to the shape of your foot to put a stop to any slipping or bunching and prevent painful blisters. The breathable fabric keeps your feet feeling cool and dry, and a specially-designed heel saves you from the dreaded heel bunching. These socks also address one of my personal sock peeves, the obnoxious toe seam. With Feetures!, you don’t have to worry about rubbing your sensitive toes on an intrusive seam.

Feetures! High Performance Socks are available in a variety of colors, sizes and cuts, with the no show ankle sock standing out as a popular favorite. I’ll admit the $11.99 USD price tag is a bit steep for a single pair of socks (at least as far as I’m concerned), but it’s a worthy investment if you want to have a pair of socks you know you can rely on to get you comfortably through your toughest workouts – or just your longest day at Disney World!

Quirky Item of the Week: ‘Doctor Who’ K-9 Slippers

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(Image Credit: ThinkGeek)

Do I love Doctor Who? Affirmative. That’s why I’m so excited about ThinkGeek’s line of Doctor Who merchandise, and just when I thought it couldn’t get any better? They add these K9 slippers, which will not only keep your feet warm but will also provide you with a companion for your long Doctor Who marathons.

Each slipper is fashioned to look like K9’s head and body, and it’s probably good that they emphasized the dog aspect over the robot aspect because robotic slippers don’t sound the least bit comfortable. With these K9 slippers, however, your feet are bound to be both comfortable and adorable.

And if you have friends who also like Doctor Who, go ahead and get them a pair! K9 was featured in both Classic and New Who, so it won’t matter when they started watching. Everyone knows K9!

Ready to buy a pair or two? Of course K9’s response would be “affirmative,” and yours should be too. Check out the K9 slippers at ThinkGeek to start – or continue – your Doctor Who collection.

Quirky Item of the Week: Melting Clock

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(Image Credit: ThinkGeek)

In the modern world, try as you might, you’ll never get away from time. It’s everywhere you look — your phone, computer screen and your watch, if you still wear one. Wherever you go, time is sure to follow. Sadly, time dictates our life in many ways, which is why it’s important to keep careful track of it, and yet equally important to remind the time who’s boss. Salvador Dali understood this. He melted and warped his clocks to illustrate that the schedules and deadlines we submit to are arbitrary increments of time, created by humans, who have no idea what they’re doing.

Step into Salvador Dali’s dream world with the addition of a single quirky item in your room: the legendary Melting Clock, in three dimensions. Not only is it practical in keeping perfect time, but unlike other clocks, the melting clock shows us that time is just a figment of our collective imaginations. The surreal appearance of the clock reminds us not to take time too seriously.

So if you’re looking for more weirdness in your life, look no further. Next time reality gets just a little bit too real, give yourself a healthy dose of surrealism.

Quirky Item of the Week: Leather Wine Caddy

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(Image Credit: fyxation)

As a self-proclaimed wino, this awesome piece immediately caught my eye. When was the last time you wanted to bring a bottle of wine somewhere, but couldn’t because you were afraid it would break? It seems that the only way to safely get a bottle of wine anywhere is to have it in your hands at all times (corked, of course). Not anymore with this incredibly useful Fyxation Leather Wine Caddy!

Imagine you’re going on a picnic with your best friends or on a romantic date in the park with the potential love of your life and you want to bring the perfect bottle of wine, but you have no way of getting it there without it breaking. Having this Wine Caddy will allow you to safely secure the bottle right to your bike without any fear of it falling off or breaking!

Not only is it stylish, but it will hold a full bottle of wine risk-free. The Wine Caddy comes in both black and brown leather and easily straps on to the top tube of the bike. If you’re the type to ride your bike around the city and are looking for an easy and safe way to bring a bottle of wine to your next party or picnic, you can purchase this Wine Caddy for only $39.95 USD from Fyxation!

Quirky Item of the Week: ‘Star Wars’ Han and Leia Hand Towels

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(Image Credit: Thinkgeek)

As a self-proclaimed nerd, I feel warranted in stating that when you are a geek, you are obsessed with all things geeky. And I truly mean obsessed. We buy replicas of characters’ wands from Harry Potter. We have plastic lightsabers from Star Wars. We have sonic screwdrivers from Doctor Who. I know it’s not just me. Continue reading

Quirky Item of the Week: Del Sol Color Changing Nail Polish

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(Image Credit: Del Sol)

I wouldn’t consider myself a girly-girl. I don’t know how to style my hair, I very rarely wear make-up and my inner fashionista is probably a 12-year-old boy. But regardless of my sometimes questionable outfits, there is one girly-girl perk I can’t get enough of, and that’s nail polish. Continue reading

Quirky Item of the Week: Plasma Nightlight

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(Image Credit: Urban Outfitters)

I can’t tell you how long I’ve waited for this night light. As a child, everyone has stuck their hands to one of those plasma electricity orbs and watched in amusement as their hair stood on end. And at some point in your life, there’s a good chance you either really wanted one of your own, or actually owned one. Well, now it’s not only possible to own one, but also to enjoy it wherever there is an available outlet. Continue reading