How to Spend Your Xmas Cash 2010 - Toys
We're supposed to become more responsible, respectable and sensible as we grow up. Frankly, however, that's a bit rubbish. Who doesn't like busting out the Lego to create something cool, or having an occasional nerf gun shoot-out with the others in your office? For those who share this opinion, here are some suitably childish, but undeniably cool, bits of kit.
Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECSUK Price (as reviewed): £46.30 (inc VAT)
US Price (as reviewed): $43.70 (inc Tax)
There are few greater pleasures in life than watching a colleague flail and whimper before a barrage of foam dart fury, and nothing provides this better than the Nerf N-Strike Stampede.
The Nerf N-Strike Stampede - perfect for annoying colleagues on sister publications
The Stampede packs in an impressive amount of features for the price, including tactical rails than can carry the included riot shield, foregrip and bi-pod attachments. There are several clips in the box too, holding up to 18 darts each. However, clips run out so quickly that you’ll probably want to tape two together for quick-reloading; dual-mag style. If you want to mod the Stampede further, then we also suggest looking at our recent feature on Nerf gun modding
While the Stampede might spend a fair amount of time sitting unused, you will be the ultimate office solider for those occasional few bursts, and that surely makes it worth a look.
Jedi Bath RobeUK Price (as reviewed): £49.99 (inc VAT)
US Price (as reviewed):
That's no Moon! That's right, it's not, it's a dressing gown; an unashamedly geeky one too. What better way to greet the day than by swirling on your Jedi robe and walking around the house like a contemplative Obi Wan Kenobi, before busting out the sweet Jedi mind tricks on your family to convince them to let you eat all the Christmas dinner leftovers. What's more, it's plush enough to warm up those marooned on Hoth.
Aliens Replica Pulse RifleUK Price (as reviewed): £729.99 (inc VAT)
US Price (as reviewed): $899.00 (exc Tax)
Okay, so this one is only for those who got WAY
too much Christmas cash, but seriously, it's a pulse rifle! From Aliens! Sadly, it's only a replica, so you can't go pumping 10mm explosive-tipped caseless rounds into atmosphere processor cooling systems, or firing off 30mm pump action grenades for that matter, but it will look incredibly cool on your wall. Just don't tell anyone how much it cost....
It's a pulse rifle! Shame it's £730