Dude's Must See Products for December 2020
Oh thank the Baby Jesus we've finally gotten to Dude's must see products for December 2020. The last month of 2020 we'll ever have to revisit. At least around here. At least I hope.
December 2020 saw several holiday gift guides - a few of which still apply for Valentine's Day and gift-giving pursuits of 2021 - and some fun and freaky re-imaginations of pop culture darlings from The Mandalorian (hint: it's Baby Yoda) and Ghostbusters.
Enjoy Dude's must see products for December 2020.
Myerchin Marlin Spike
Myerchin's Marlin Spike is too big to be a toothpick, too small to be a fire poker, too blunt to skewer me some kebabs...so what exactly is it? What the EDConundrum is a marlin spike?
Sailors, boaters, and survivalists amongst you will recognize this maritime tool, but for everyone else, a marlin spike is used for tasks such as untying knots, unlaying rope for splicing, and as a toggle to connect ropes under tension. Away from the sea, it's probably most handy for the first one, loosening knots you've tied around the house, outdoors, or while practicing with your PRO-KNOT Booklet.
18 No-Fail Gifts for Women in 2020
My 2020 roundup of 18 no-fail gifts for women should have something for every special lady on your list. And even un-special ladies, like your mother-in-law and Karen.
E75: What Is This Thing?
Hints: 1) My first guess was "Idiot's face mask!" but it's not so much about the mouth and nose as it is about the hands; 2) It says "Cheers!" to multi-tasking; 3) Its favorite colors are red and white.
Full Face Trapper Hat with Goggles
Goofy? Yes. Overkill? Maybe. But this full face trapper hat - with goggles! - is exactly the piece of headwear you need right now. Or at least need to get as a gift for your girlfriend, since it also comes in pink.
It fights frigid temps, it fights the 'rona, it fights facial recognition software, and it fights off any fool's attempt to tell you you aren't really a Tusken Raider!
STRYK RXT-1 Robotic Striking Coach
Your dreams of being bitch slapped by a robot? Meet RXT-1. He makes dreams come true. A forthcoming "robotic striking coach" from STRYK USA, the RXT-1 mounts to your wall and uses 4 removable padded arms to spar with you, throwing its own punches, and blocking the ones you send towards its leather head and torso targets. The effect, somewhat comically, looks kind of like a gang of fly tube guys joined forces to kick some ass.
18 Groovy, Gnarly & Dope Gifts for 70s, 80s & 90s Kids
If you were groovy in the 70s, gnarly in the 80s, or dope in the 90s, these 18 throwback gifts are for your own nostalgic self.
If you weren't, ye wee little Gen Z-er, or
old AF wizened Boomers, these 18 groovy, gnarly & dope gifts for 70s, 80s & 90s kids are calling to your holiday shopping lists full of Gen Xers and Millennials.
Pinhead Baby Yoda
Pinhead Baby Yoda, now that's a mashup both strange and disconcerting, yet also entirely representative of 2020. It's not really fair to Grogu, though. Sure, he has a voracious appetite, and occasionally eats others' babies, but he's mostly just good-natured, well-behaved, and adorable. Compared to most kids his age (er, apparent age) he's far from a hellraiser.
Nonetheless, Mountain Ape chose The Mandalorian's Child star as their subject for this dissonant piece of art (and stellar Halloween costume idea for next year.) The little guy stands 4" tall, and is handpainted to highlight Pinhead's trademark grisly skin, protruding nails, and facial scars, plus his weird evil villain / BDSM leather skirt. The final piece to the Pinhead Baby Yoda puzzle is, of course, the puzzle itself, the Hellraiser Lament Configuration box.
TinyTV DIY Kit
Big screen? Flat screen? 8K UHD? Lame. Check out the TinyTV DIY Kit, a 3D print with - ready? - four push buttons, plus an ON / OFF switch! Now that's the cutting edge electronics gift for a kid I'm talkin' 'bout. Even better is the DIY part, meaning s/he's got to do a little physical and mental lifting if s/he wants to watch it.
The 12 Best Home Workout Gifts That Aren't a Peloton
Not dogging Peloton here - I have one and love it - but these 12 best home workout gifts that aren't a Peloton simply take into account that getting the company's COVID-exploded exercise bike and treadmill is tough right now. Popularity, combined with supply chain slowdowns, leaves many starving for a home fitness solution waiting for months for their sweat swag to arrive.
Ghostbusters Ghost Trap Incense Burner
I ain't 'fraid of no ghost. Especially when they smell like sandalwood and jasmine wafting out of this Ghostbusters Ghost Trap Incense Burner. Designed and engineered by Numskull, this nifty piece of Ghostbusters merch does double duty as a supernatural trapper and a super smell emitter. Place a lit incense cone on the device's metal heat-resistant base, and let the wafting smoke create some swell ghost-hunting visuals as it masks the scent of what you just did in the bathroom, or smoked yourself in the living room last night.
The Ghost Trap Incense Burner should be available beginning March 2021.
The Couch Console
We're already working, grocery shopping, and ordering piles of sweatpants and 3-course dinners without leaving home. The Couch Console proposes taking things a step further: do it all without leaving your couch. Containing a self-balancing cup holder, snack holder, phone stand, charging dock, remote control tray, and storage pocket, the Couch Console is like a bento box not just for your lunch, but your whole day.
Lazy Glasses - Read & Watch TV While Lying Down
Watching TV and reading my Kindle from a supine position: check. I like. Lying on my back with my phone propped on my belly and scrolling through Reddit and Twitter first thing in the morning and last thing at night: yep. Like. Lazy Glasses, funky spectacles fitted with image-tilting prisms so I can do it all without contorting my neck or developing arm aches from holding my devices overhead: thumbs up, fire, heart, heart, heart emoji. How many times and ways can I like? Lazy Glasses were 100% made for lazy me.
KneeBlades - Rolling Knee Pads
KneeBlades are rolling knee pads for home repairs and maintenance. DIY upgrades and rehabs. The domestic sports many of us play every day. Or at least a couple times a month when our mamas call us with a new busted something, or some must-have improvement she just saw on HGTV or the internet. The domestic sports that, more often than not, require us to fall to our knees.
And stay there for hours.
And crawl around on them with nothing but a hard ass concrete or wood surface underneath, like some sort of child learning to ambulate, or, like, a BDSM slave.