It's a good month to be a geek. Not only do we get Halloween, a holiday where we get to dress in costume and people give us candy, but also we catch the tail end of all the season premieres: Supernatural, American Horror Story, Once Upon a Time, Grimm, The Walking Dead. And some of the new shows look intriguing; we're particularly interested to see how The Tomorrow People and Dracula turn out. Our DVRs will be multitasking.
To help celebrate 2013 as the Year of the Fangirl, ThinkGeek has teamed up with Her Universe to host an epic Star Trek shirt design contest. The idea: you send us your Star Trek shirt design, which can be from any of the television series. We go through them and select the most epic one. That person gets a $500 prize and also gets his or her design printed on one of Her Universe's super-comfy ladies' blanks and made available here on ThinkGeek for all our Star Trek fangirls. Make It Sew - Star Trek Shirt Design Contest
It's thrilling and heroic to be a Browncoat, but it's all so...brown. Sure, sometimes you just want to duct tape her mouth and dump her in the hold for a month, but occasionally you just need a little spark of Kaylee in your life to brighten things up. Brighten up your home, your costume, or, well, unbrighten a sunny day with our officially-licensed Firefly Kaylee Parasol Costume Accessory. To quote our little ship's mechanic, "Look at the pretties!" Firefly Kaylee's Parasol Replica - Protection from sunbeams
The farmer's pitchfork in American Gothic once looked like an innocent tool of the trade. In this zombie reimagining it is now an instrument of death. Zombie farmers?! Shouldn't farmers be protected from zombification by their Threepeaters and Melon-pults? If even the farmers are turned, what hope is there for the rest of us? American Zombie Gothic 3D Wall Plaque - Nobody is safe
Who wants a lamp from Ikea when this eerie lamp can keep you company late at night with its illusory floating brain? And there are no silly instruction booklets or Allen wrenches required with this lamp. Each one is handmade, not flatpacked from Sweden. Which is good because brains don't pop back so well from flatpacking, or so we hear. This lamp promises to shed light on all sorts of subjects (25 watts, to be exact), but is not actually guaranteed to contain Einstein's brain. Sorry. FrankensteinLabs Einstein's Brain Desk Lamp - More glial cells!
In the war against the zombies, it's eat or be eaten. Yes, you read that right: we're turning the tables on the zombie apocalypse and biting back. We start with the fingers, because the zombies have a hard time eating if they can't hold on to their food. These aren't real desiccated human digits, of course, but simulated in green chocolate. But the fun doesn't stop there. Inside the chocolate are a few gushing fruit candies. This gives the fingers a random damaged look and oozes a little juice out when bitten. Just like the real thing: only 100 percent less diseased. Chocolate Zombie Fingers - Devour the enemy
When you go on epic adventures, if your travels and travails aren't documented, it's almost like they didn't happen. So, make sure your exploits have a proper home when set down in the written word by inscribing them in these gorgeous Hobbit Moleskine Notebooks. Two different versions (blank and lined) await you. Each features a brilliant Moleskine notebook combined with some delicious Tolkien goodness. Reproduction Tolkien illustrations (from the first edition of The Hobbit) adorn their covers and also appear inside on selected pages. Bon voyage! Limited Edition Hobbit Moleskine Notebooks - To adventure!
We hear the street price on a bear coat is $345 (if Karl gives you a deal on it). Let us save you some cash so you don't have to spend (almost) your entire paycheck on this jacket. Note that ThinkGeek does not recommend you invest your savings in ipecac. Everybody knows the best "get out of work free" pass is a clone. It's a long-term investment, but you don't have to go back to work for the rest of your life. Workaholics Bear Coat - Lookin' straight grizzly
River Song's notebook contains all sorts of wonderful gossip and tidbits from her voyages with the Doctor, without the Doctor, and intersecting his life at various points. This reproduction is as close as you can get to the real thing - without all the spoilers. 440 textured and weathered pages await your dreams and desire. The cover is leather-like and embossed to feel even more authentic. And just so you don't think this is a dinky thing, know that it weighs 1.25 lbs. That's a hefty tome - one worthy of the bride of a Time Lord. And, one worthy of a Doctor Who fan such as yourself! Limited Edition Doctor Who River Song's Journal - Spoilers!
Give someone a present and they'll thank you once. Make 'em riddle out a five letter word to unlock the jail surrounding their present, and they'll remember it for the rest of their lives. That's the brilliance behind the Puzzle-Pod. Easily set the five letters to anything you wish (doesn't have to be a word, really), and no one can get the contents without aligning the proper letters. Like the thing in that movie with that guy based on that book. And hey, if you need to save up first before buying a present, the Puzzle-Pod's got you covered because it can also be used as a bank! We recommend saving up for something really awesome, and then giving it to yourself. You know you deserve it! Puzzle-Pod Bank & Present Vault - Make 'em work for it
Sometimes a beer mug isn't quite right. A chalice is too delicate. A stein too unwieldy. A goblet too snooty. A punch bowl? Unfathomable. A flagon would work (if we could find one), but a drinking horn? A drinking horn has just the right combination of fun and craziness for most occasions. And should occasion not strike? It comes with a stand for displaying your fun and crazy in the off-hours. Das Horn Drinking Vessel - For your favorite Viking
Unfortunately, in Star Trek we probably most frequently see United Federation of Planets flags draped over torpedo caskets. Put yours on your lawn or in your cubicle and help reclaim the UFP flag as a means of social communication and identification. Printed using the original digital files of the UFP logo from the film, this UFP flag measures 3 feet by 5 ft., has a 2" wide sleeve for the pole, and is water-resistant. You can fly it outside, but we recommend you take it down in wind or rain. It's water-resistant, but not meant for lots of exposure to the elements. Or space. Star Trek Federation Flag Exclusive - From Into Darkness to you
Sink your teeth into your Halloween character with these officially-licensed True Blood Designer Fangs. Perfect for the true fan, these vampire fangs slide over your incisors, not your canines and are extra long and narrow. In three-lengths, they custom fit to your own mouth to provide superior feel and fit. You'll look like you've been working on them for a century or more, but it only takes 30 minutes. True Blood Designer Fangs - Bite me
Buying a new coat is one of our least favorite annual (well, sometimes biennial) shopping events. You go to the store and poke through a bunch of crazy new "fashionable" jackets, all of which make you look and/or feel like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. What if we told you we could get rid of that chore for you and also make you look like one of your favorite characters? Now fans of the reimagined Battlestar Galactica can warm up with a screen-accurate, prop-replica version of Lee "Apollo" Adama's bomber jacket. Fully-lined and insulated, this bomber jacket adds style to your winter wardrobe. So say we all. Battlestar Galactica Bomber Jacket - Because space is cold
You guys really liked the Zombie Apocalypse Garden Gnomes we launched back in June, so we expanded the line for additional unded ornamentation options. Now select from Survivor Gnome, Zombie Gnome, Evil Gnome, or Rising Gnome. With armed garden gnomes, your yard will be a safe zone. Zombie Apocalypse Garden Gnomes - New Styles!