Last week, I relaunched The Merch Table with a sparse three entries, the best of which wasn’t actually purchasable just yet. So I feel the need to put a few more chips on the table this time with five – count ’em! – five of the best new geeky wares the internet has felt kind enough to bring to my attention.
So hang onto your PayPal accounts, folks. The Merch Table #2 is a go!
So, what is it? Hand-crafted beachwear in several superhero-themed patterns.
Where can I find one? Etsy.
How much? $100
Whether you have a significant other with a taste for comic book characters or you’re just into all that yourself, why not show it off a little bit… ifyouknowwhatimean? It could also double as a somewhat risqué cosplay option. Watch out for cameras.
Disclaimer: these superhero bikinis will not impart any superpowers, unless you count turning heads.
So, what is it? A fake beard combined with a ski mask, of course!
Where can I find one? BustedTees.
How much? $29
Feel like earning yourself a little more attention on the mountain than you’re used to? Get yourself a Beardski! It’s a ski mask! It’s a beard! Seriously, what else could you possibly want?
Well, maybe a Viking helmet…
So, what is it? A toy Transformer that turns into a hat. Or a hat that turns into a toy transformer?
Where can I find one? The Big Bad Toy Store.
How much? $25.99 to $49.99 (via preorder).
If you are the most obsessive Transformers fan on the planet, here’s the one thing you probably don’t have: a transforming hat. Or is it a hat transformer? Is it more than meets the eye, or is it in disguise?
Whatever, just be glad it’s an Autobot and not a Decepticon. You probably don’t want Starscream resting on your head. Bad times. I’ll hold out for the Beast Wars versions.
Game of Thrones Toilet Wall Decal
So, what is it? A wall decal that turns your throne into something… throne-ier.
Where can I find one? Etsy.
How much? $29.99
If cleaning your bathroom is as arduous a chore for you as it is for me, why not buy one of these Game of Thrones wall decals for the space behind your toilet? Who would notice the mess if you’ve got one of those back there? Then again, most women dig a clean bathroom and there’s no telling what sort of reaction this would get.
Here’s hoping that you win this game of thrones because I can’t think of a worse place to die.
Jet Set Radio Soundtrack
Regardless of your feelings on Jet Set Radio and how it’s held up over the years, it’s hard to deny that the soundtrack was amazing. I’m not talking about the scraps of licensed radio hits that were added for US audiences (how many games of this vintage used “Dragula”, anyway? A dozen?) but rather the oh-so-very-Japanese original tracks.
If you haven’t heard those songs before, believe me that the $9.99 is well worth it. A returning fan? Well… what are you waiting for? I don’t need to explain this to you. Get movin’, Super Brothers!
…and that’s all for The Merch Table this week. Next time? Next time!