Portal 2 Turret Plush is Warm and Cuddly

Portal 2 Turret Plush is Warm and Cuddly
Don’t let its deadly looks fool you: the Portal 2 Turret Plush is actually quite warm and cuddly. Get one for you and one for a friend! [Image shared by Amazon]
While the Portal 2 Turret Plush may not pack hundreds of rounds of ammo to keep your abode safe from intruders, it is warm and cuddly enough to fend off any stray nightmares that might dare push their way into your restful time of slumber.

“Sentry mode activated.”

Portal 2 Turret Plush Protects Your Loved Ones

Again, while the Portal 2 Turret Plush doesn’t come with the dual machine guns that shred acquired targets with extreme prejudice like the ones you encounter in the game, this is a kinder, gentler cousin who prefers to kill (or at least disarm) with cuddly kindness. Sure, it may not be the security system that your family needs, but it’s the security system that your family wants.

The Portal 2 Turret Plush comes with the following features for your pleasure:

  • It stands ready for action at a full 14.5″.
  • It talks just like a real sentry turret, with 11 different sayings triggered by motion detection.
  • Motion sensing activates the bright, red light on its front.
  • This is the fully licensed model, so you are getting the genuine article.

“Are you still there?”

Portal 2 Turret Plush Makes For A Great Collectible

For you Valve aficionados who treasure authenticity at its best, the Portal 2 Turret offers value, phrases from the game, and is cute. Being cute will have a huge impact for that special lady when she opens the Portal 2 Turret Plush for the very first time. For that guy who treasures a Portal 2 Turret Plush in his life, this will also make the perfect gift. Once he sees the bright, red light, the motion-detecting abilities, and the authentic look of this plush toy, he will light up, himself.

Don’t forget the kids in your life or that special person you might want to impress. The Portal 2 Turret Plush will make a perfect gift for everyone who values a perfect replica of the now famous Portal 2 Turret. For the geek who has everything, what better electronic toy to add to their collection of geeky products can there be?

You can also drop hints to your family and friends that a Portal 2 Turret might make a great gift for you. Hint, hint!

San Francisco Takes The ‘Happy’ Out Of Happy Meals

If you want to buy a Happy Meal in San Francisco, you better include some fruit or veggies along with the toy. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed on ordinance to require more nutritious meals when a toy is tossed into the bag. On a 8-3 vote, which will counter a mayoral veto of the ordinance, the new rules will cut down on calories.

In a recent article it also states that:

“We’re part of a movement that is moving forward an agenda of food justice,” said Supervisor Eric Mar, who sponsored the measure. “From San Francisco to New York City, the epidemic of childhood obesity in this country is making our kids sick, particularly kids from low-income neighborhoods, at an alarming rate. It’s a survival issue and a day-to-day issue.”

Just after the vote, McDonald’s spokeswoman Danya Proud said, “We are extremely disappointed with today’s decision. It’s not what our customers want, nor is it something they asked for.”

Proud, the McDonald’s spokeswoman, said the city was out of step with the mainstream on the issue.

“Public opinion continues to be overwhelmingly against this misguided legislation,” she said. “Parents tell us it’s their right and responsibility — not the government’s — to make their own decisions and to choose what’s right for their children.”

The vote was held the same day that McDonald’s reintroduced nationwide its McRib sandwich, a pressed pork patty that gets half its calories from fat and has a cult-like legion of fans.

It is ironic that this ordinance goes into effect, after voters seemed to indicate they want less governmental intrusion into their life. People know the hazards that could pose a health risk for their children. So it would seem that parents are not smart enough to handle nutritional information and need a government agency to tell them what is best for their kids.

It is also silly to think that those who wish to consume a Happy Meal can not do so by driving outside of Sam Francisco and devouring a caloric monster, with included toy. Those fast food chains in San Francisco will suffer and in turn generate less sales tax revenue for the city.

Comments welcome.

Source – LA Times

Idiot Of The Month Award Goes To Man Who Masturbates In Walmart Toy Aisle

Sometimes it is hard to believe how stupid some people can be, but this guy proves that every village does have their own idiot. But it gets better because this idiot is also a substitute teacher. Here is what happened. A Walmart observed the suspect with a copy of SI swim suit edition, playing with himself in the toy aisle. He then wiped his hand offs on a Stars War toy and was going to leave, when he was detained for the cops.

In a recent article it also stated that:

A police source told TSG that the toy in question was a lightsaber (apparently of the “Star Wars” variety), and that the magazine Black used was the 2010 SI swimsuit issue with model Brooklyn Decker on its cover. Though published in February, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue can still be found on sale months later at many retailers.

When cops confronted Black, pictured in the above mug shot, he said he was in the store “shopping for a toy for his daughter.” He was hit with the battery on a child count since investigators concluded that a “reasonable person would believe that a child would come in contact with the fluid on the toy being that it was left in the toy aisle of the store.”

This incident brings new meaning to an announcement over the Walmart intercom for a ‘cleanup in aisle 3’.

Comments welcome.

Source – the smoking gun

Consumer Group Claims Zhu Zhu Pets A Danger To Your Health

Cnn has been reporting that a consumer group by the name of GoodGuide is claiming that the Zhu Zhu Pets may be unsafe. The consumer group is claiming that the toy Mister Squiggles contains a high quantity of the chemical antimony. The toy company denies the allegations stating that their toy is safe.

Here is a picture of what Mister Squibbles looks like:

GoodGuide states the following:

“We found levels of about 93 to 106 parts per million,” O’Rourke said. “The new federal standard is about 60 parts per million.”

The toy company says:

“All our products are subjected to several levels of rigorous safety testing conducted by our own internal teams, as well as the world’s leading independent quality assurance testing organization, and also by independent labs engaged by our retail partners,” Russ Hornsby, CEO of Cepia, said in a written statement. “The results of every test prove that our products are in compliance with all government and industry safety standards.”

Until a governmental agency reports on this issue, it is difficult to decide who is reporting the truth. Hopefully we will learn more soon.

Cnn source

Head-To-Head Video Game For $5 and Free Shipping

Over at eToys.com they have a deal on a Head-To-Head video game, designed for children five years and above. The toy normally sells for $19.99 but is on sale for $5 plus free shipping. The game is described on the web site as:

Play alone in one-player mode, or challenge a friend in two-player Head-to-Head mode. From Football to Boxing, Wall Breaker to Kung Fu Fly Catcher – everything you need to play all 12 rockin’ games is right in the included case. Requires 4 “AA” batteries, not included. Case measures 11.5″ x 9.5″.

You can order this game from here.

Comments welcome.

A Chumby In Need Is A Chumby, Indeed!

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That’s right! It’s Chumby! This is definitely going to be a huge hit, and the favorite new gadget of many geeks. I am having a lot of fun playing with the Chumby, and so are all the people in our live community!

The Chumby is a compact device that displays useful and entertaining information from the Web using your wireless Internet connection. Always on, it shows — nonstop — what’s online that matters to you. What can you do with a Chumby?

  • Catch the latest news headlines, sports, weather, and stock prices.
  • Play your iPod mp3 files through built-in speakers. Charge it, too.
  • Enjoy your Flickr and Facebook photos as a digital picture frame.
  • Stay updated on new Netflix releases or view your movie queue.
  • Make and share e-greetings, photo mash-ups, and goofy animations.
  • Wake up to the multi-tone alarm clock.
  • Track any eBay auction or craigslist item.
  • Monitor incoming email on any POP3 account.

The coolest thing is that I have my Chumby sitting on my desk, and it’s now tuned in to my live chat. Any regular voiced user or channel op can type a message, and it will display directly on my Chumby! At only $179.99, it’s a great way to stay connected and have some fun at the same time.

Drinking Bird

You ever see one of those drinking birds? I was combing through my feedback folder (truly, one of the highlights of my day – I just can’t get enough email) and I discovered a note from Lockergnomie Paul Curtis. Yes, the drinking bird toy is what I’m referring to… and it’s apparently very geeky:

The design is extremely clever, relying on phase changes in a volatile fluid (ie, high vapor pressure at room temperature) in a closed (sealed) environment, shaped like a dumb-bell with an off-center pivot point. The partition of material between the liquid and vapor phases is changed by exterior cooling of the bird’s head section due to endothermic evaporation of water as the nappy (ie, water-retaining) exterior coating on the bird’s head waves around after the bird “drinks”; the attendant change in center of gravity eventually causes the bird to over-balance and the head section again dips into the reservoir, getting wet and causing the cycle to repeat. Note that if you put the entire bird under a bell jar, creating a closed atmosphere where the water no longer evaporates from the head, the motion stops, proving that it is the repeated wetting of and evaporation from the head which powers the show.
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