R2-D2

R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set

11be_sw_r2d2_measuring_cup_set I got way too excited when I saw this item come up in ThinkGeek’s email today. This R2-D2 measuring cup set looks adorable on your kitchen counter, and is actually super practical. Take a look at all it holds: 11be_sw_r2d2_measuring_cup_set_sizes_embedThis is a licensed ThinkGeek exclusive, and you can get it for only $19.99. It seems like the perfect host gift, wedding gift, or “whoops, all of my measuring cups mysteriously broke, guess I have to get new ones” gift for yourself.

Will you be picking one up? What character would you like to see made into measuring cups?

Geek Fashion: Disneyland Attire

I’ve returned from Disneyland, and although I’m sunburnt and exhausted, I wanted to take a moment to share a bit about the trip. Most importantly, what I wore.

These were the coolest ears in the park (and there are a lot of cool ears)! You can’t go wrong when you mix R2-D2 and Disney.

 

The shirt I wore is one of my own design–it’s the first prototype for a series of shirts that I may start selling on Geeky Hostess. Want one? Let me know!

 

Disney Pro Tip: Don’t have enough money to buy ears from the park for everyone in your group? Stop by a Walmart, party store, or Amazon and pick up these paper ear party favors! I grabbed them as a gag gift for us to wear the morning we were getting ready, but my group ended up wearing them the entire day. They looked ridiculous, but got us multiple compliments from guests and cast members alike at Disneyland. At 50 cents a piece, it was an awesome purchase!

What’s your Disneyland outfit/accessory of choice?

R2-D2 Rug

In honor of Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you!), I think it’s time to redecorate a room. You can go all out with a Star Wars theme, or you can add a small, subtle rug to enhance the nerdiness of a normal room. This rug would be perfect! Sizes range from a puny 3’x5′ all the way up to 8’x10′.

R2-D2 rug, $114.99-$479.99 at Pottery Barn Kids.

SkyMall is Your Friend

While traveling this weekend, I got to partake in one of my favorite pastimes: Looking through SkyMall. And while they had all of their traditional over-the-top products, I noticed many items catering to the geek. Take a look at some of these:

Voice Activated R2-D2.


Harry Potter Artefact Box


Magic Wand Remote Control

Although these are still fairly overpriced trinkets, it’s exciting to see something other than dog steps or giant lawn sculptures for sale! When you’re traveling this summer, keep an eye out for SkyMall and see what other kinds of quirky treasures you can find.

Han Solo in Carbon-ice

Next time it’s your turn to entertain in your monthly Villain’s book club (seriously, can I start one of those?), make sure your lemonades are iced with Han Solo. In carbonite.

These ice molds are available for pre-order for $8.99, and will be in-stock starting July 2011.

They also have a set of R2-D2s available, for the same price. I personally would use these ones for chocolate instead. How much cuter would it be to receive a chocolate RD-D2 in your Easter basket instead of some silly bunny?

(Source: That’s Nerdalicious)