An Ode to Think Geek

January 08, 2024

Before it was bought by GameStop and turned into a soulless purveyor of collectibles, ThinkGeek was “Sharper Image for sysadmins”. It’s eclectic mix of gadgets, puzzles, and yes even collectible merch made it a fun and reliable place to find a novel gift.

Why It Matters

Sharper Image feels like a mediocre replacement. ThinkGeek was unapologetic. It seemed like they put in the effort to find novel items that were genuinely useful or fun. It was a labor of love in a way most stores are not.

Products I Would Put on ThinkGeek Today

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