Dude's Must See Products for October 2020
Dude's must see products for October 2020 segue us from Halloween to Christmas. What happened to Thanksgiving? I think it gotten taken out by the Cold Steel Mini Torpedo and the Estwing Machete. But don't worry. Looks like we're all going to be stuck at home for the rest of the year anyway, so pick up The Official D&D Cookbook and a Prepara Tastemaker Liquor Infuser, and just gorge yourself out and booze yourself up like it's Turkey Day every day 'til 2021.
Enjoy Dude's must see products for October 2020.
Note: products are priced as they were at printing. Pricing, and availability, are subject to change.
Cold Steel Mini Torpedo
The Cold Steel Mini Torpedo is a toothpick...for your eyes. Well. Only if you're not careful. Cold Steel followed up its original throwing torpedo with this 12" mini version that's equally viable for target throwing. At your action figures. For hunting. Cheese curds and bacon-wrapped dates. And for self defense. Against the COVID hobby plants your wife got in March that have spread like the pandemic, and that you swear are trying to strangle you every time you sit down to watch TV.
Prepara Tastemaker Liquor Infuser
Prepara's Tastemaker Craft Liquor Infuser knows it takes you mere seconds to pour a shot of vodka, a minute to mix a vodka tonic, and a couple more to shake up the perfect Lemon Drop or Bloody Mary. But. If you're willing to give this booze booster 15 minutes of your pre-drinking prep time, you could have next-level shots and cocktails infused with classic, experimental, and favorite natural flavors in less time than it takes to flag down the bartender on a busy Saturday night.
The Book of Unusual Knowledge
Did you know peeing on a jellyfish sting will ease the pain? I didn't learn that from The Book of Unusual Knowledge. Because it's not a piece of unusual knowledge. It's a lie. Tested and proven several years ago by yours truly and...well, that's none of your business.
However, factoids, trivia, and trippy tales like the ol' jellyfish golden shower, but proven and real, are the heart and soul of the "cornucopia of information" that is The Book of Unusual Knowledge. Topics ranging from the animal kingdom, art, sports, technology, history, politics, and the universe populate the book's 704 pages, alongside quirky illustrations and unusual illuminations shared as articles, anecdotes, lists, and games.
E68: What Is This Thing?
Hints: 1) I think I would either pass out or pee my pants if I tried to use it; 2) Are you ready for some...release?; 3) Then grab one and dig in!
Adidas Adilette Clogs
Adidas' Adilette Clogs are the quarantine baby you never knew you...never wanted.
Really, Adidas? You sheltered in place with Crocs? And you let them impregnate you? I mean, I get the genetic material mixing of Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik to produce the most physically perfect human being on earth, but you. An admired and respected athletic shoe brand shacking up with...with...the equivalent of Dad, unshaven, unshowered, and taking out the trash in his beer-and-BBQ-sauce-stained bathrobe.
The Addams Family Uncle Fester Lamp
Artist Shrewd Ape's meticulous, detailed, and life-size Uncle Fester bust, paired with a perfectly in-character working light bulb sticking out of his mouth, is truly brilliant, in all senses of the word. I thought the Munsters Cuckoo Clock was a sight to behold, but the Addams Family Uncle Fester Lamp definitely beats it as the best piece of household decor fashioned after an eccentric gothic television family.
Estwing Machete with Saw-Back Blade
The Estwing Machete with its saw-back blade brings us a lifehack in all senses of the word. Literally, this bad boy will hack away all the shizit in your life - from blackberry bushes overtaking the backyard to kindling-ripe branches encroaching your campsite clearing. Estwing says the machete is even game for some game butchering.
And figuratively, with its piggybacking saw blade, the Estwing Machete provides the little lifehack of condensing 2 valuable outdoor tools into one. Bonus: unlike the Omniblade machete, it also does it in a way much less likely to sever one of your own limbs along with those of your overgrown trees.
Paladyne E1000MP Drone Jammer
Drone Defence says the Paladyne E1000MP is a drone jammer, part of a series of portable "electronic countermeasures" designed to jack up the command, video, and navigation signals of IIIFOs. Identified, intrusive, and irritating flying objects. Drones.
But. You and I both know what the Paladyne E1000MP really is. A real-life stormtrooper blaster! I like stylistic changes you've made to it, Drone Defence. Much sexier than the E-11 and, sorry Solo, I'd take an E1000MP over the DL-44 too.
Heroes' Feast: The Official D&D Cookbook
When I first saw Heroes' Feast: The Official D&D Cookbook, I kind of laughed and muttered to myself, Here's your gift for the geeks this year, dudes. But then I remembered I just saw Ronda Rousey on Hot Ones, and Sean Evans asked her about Dungeons & Dragons, what's so special about it.
Um, apparently she's a fan. And she spent a minute-plus huffing and puffing and waxing poetic (well, the first two from the hot sauce challenge) about the escape D&D provides, what a welcoming and supportive community players new and old find there, etc., etc.
And so I'd like to reconsider my laugh and muttering about The Official D&D Cookbook. Because another thing I learned Ronda Rousey is a fan of on Hot Ones is taking out elbows. And I think she might snap mine backwards if she heard me dissing Heroes' Feast.
Flame Effect Light Bulbs
Flame effect light bulbs produce a vivid LED light that truly does flicker like a fire. Specific types of fire, even, with 4 lighting modes to choose from: flame emulation; breathing; general light; and gravity induced.
Once the the light bulbs serve their spooky purposes for Halloween, segue the orange ones into your light-up turkeys and fall leaf and squash displays for Thanksgiving, and the blue ones into your snowmen, winter scenes, and menorahs for Christmas and Hanukkah.
Reebok Ghostbusters Ghost Smashers Shoes
Inspired by the Ecto-1, the Ghostbusters Ghost Smashers Shoes (I have left out the loaded word for fear of She-Ra's wrathful retaliation - she is most definitely not a well-trained Kazakhstani wife) - feature a worn white leather upper, red stripe, and sweet detachable proton pack, all created in tribute to the 1984 Ghostbusters film.
Little Penis: A Finger Puppet Parody Book
Little Penis! You and your finger puppet are so dirty. No, Dirty. With a great big "D". It's cool, though. Dirty Santa approves. He gives you 2 thumbs and 1 eyed willy up. And those who want to wrap up this finger puppet parody children's book that is 100% not suitable for children as a Dirty Santa or White Elephant gift this year can make the ruse even...rusier?...by packing Little Penis in a Shark Fart Prank Gift Box.
Zento Hot Tub Gazebo with Bar
The Zento hot tub gazebo and its surrounding bar have one thing to say: and you thought a 12' skeleton was the Home Depot find of the year.
Made of durable synthetic ultrawood, the Zento Gazebo provides some hot tub coverage from the rain, snow, and blazing sun, without fully enclosing your outdoor spa, and eliminating half the fun of hot tubbing in the first place. In fact, with the addition of a bar and 4 stools on one side of the gazebo, Zento endeavors to double it.
E70: What Is This Thing?
Hints: 1) It's about 4" long; 2) Put it in your toilet and you'll ruin it. I mean, I'd never use it again anyway;3) Not that it matters. I think I'd rather go blind than try it.
Kidzone Ride-On Spinning Bumper Car
Sit 'n Spin + Wheels + Penchant for Collision (or Poor Dexterity & Depth Perception) = Kidzone Ride-On Spinning Bumper Car! Kiddos ages 1-1/2 and up, get ready for the ride - and the twirl! And the impact! - of your life.
Kidzone's Spinning Bumper Car is a rechargeable 6V electric model that ricochets off competitors and corners (i.e., other ride-ons, older siblings; wall, coffee table) and does daring 360 donuts at death-defying speeds (i.e., 0.75MPH). Don't trust your mini-me to exhibit adept and responsible driving skills? Kidzone includes a remote control that puts parents in the driver's seat with every Spinning Bumper Car purchase.
The Mandalorian The Child Animatronic Toy with Sound
The Child Animatronic Edition is an official Star Wars piece of merch that sees the little guy offering up sound effects, facial expressions, and gestures when - get this - you pat the top of his head. I mean, it's not even Halloween, but I'm calling it: Best Christmas Gift of 2020. Wholesome and delightful, Force-frikkin' adorable, surprisingly affordable - this isn't just a supreme gift for the kids, but for everyone with the good fortune to cross animatronic Baby Yoda's path.
Baby Yoda Marshmallow-Stuffed Chocolate Ball
Know what a Star Wars The Mandalorian Holiday Milk Chocolate Ball filled with surprise The Child marshmallow treat means? It's time for Baby Yoda to learn what it feels like to be the frog. I can already hear a holiday chorus of Get! In! Mah! Belly! coming from Santa, Jabba, Homer Simpson, and yours truly.
The 2.12-ounce chocolate orb is about the size of your standard Christmas tree ball ornament. Taking a bite out of the shell will, of course, reveal a hollow center and a little green treasure of mysterious origins and an unidentified species.
Grinch Christmas Tree Decoration & Ornament Holder
I know. Normally, talking about Christmas right after Halloween makes me throw up in my mouth and cough some of it up through my nose too. But come on, it's 2020. The meanest, Grinchiest year ever. The Grinch shouldn't just be Christmas 2020's mascot, but the overlord of the entire year.
And also, Craft a Day Keep Doc Away's Grinch Christmas tree decoration and ornament holder is absolutely adorable. Doesn't it make you smile? It's OK. Go ahead. Smiling about Christmas in mid-October is just fine in 2020, because...because...WTF else do we have to look forward to right now but Christmas?