When I was a kid, I vividly remember happily diving into the slipstream of opening day excitement after having my young mind blown by a child-friendly action blockbuster, and then the rush to the mall to snap up a movie tie-in action figure before all the other Saturday-stressed families began to bound in.
When Jurassic Park released back in 1993, to a host of cerebral eruptions, I managed to bag myself both the Velociraptor and Tyrannosaurus Rex figures. Two incredible toys for their day. They went everywhere I went, stomping their way through the sandboxes and playgrounds of my neighborhood.
But now that I'm older and wiser, I know that I can't whittle away the hours playing "Hyper Battle Team" with a league comprising of Spider-Man, Batman and their supercharged battle dinosaur sidekicks, I have adult things to do and adult dinners to cook.
So how do I go about merging my childlike love of geeky toys and things into my everyday adult existence?
15 Most Awesome Geeky Kitchen Gadgets
Here's a collection of brilliant and wholeheartedly fun kitchen utensils that would make any geeky adult's inner child melt like Alex Mack:
Is it a moon? Is it a genocidal death satellite? Nope, it's a novelty ice mold that creates incredible ice models of the Death Star! Sure to make any drink go down as effortlessly as a Force tinged proton torpedo down exhaust pipes.
For those long, vexing moments stuck on a puzzle mid game. Why not make the rage sip a little bit geeky?
Luckily this beautiful fridge isn't as difficult to get into as a Rubik's is to complete. Imagine trying to puzzle your way into this while entertaining guests?
Because what kitchen doesn't deserve a trash eating R2 droid?
Ranging from Nintendo's finest to DC superheroes, these cheeky aprons will easily inject a little geek into steak night.
Modeled on the iconic The Next Generation starship, this cutter will make easy work of surveying pizza topped planets.
Haven't found a mug that perfectly represents your badge of geekery? Well then make one yourself with this insane mug that is compatible with LEGO, PixelBlocks, Mega Bloks, KRE-O, and K'NEX Bricks!
For all you programmers and office nerds, get lost down a rabbit role of irony and caffeine jitters with these super cool cups.
Based on Rhaegal's egg, this awesome canister would be perfect for transporting baby dragons across lands. Or keeping cookies perfectly crunchy...
Now you can regret that 5AM tequila binge in style with these super cute, caped superhero shot glasses. Superheroes are relatively responsible, so you should be too. With booze.
The website subheading copy for this cup is "Dead or alive, you're drinking a tea." Need I say more?
If you're a fan of all things British, you've obviously some fine loose teas floating about in your cupboard. Why not treat your well honed Dr. Who fandom this!
These have been around for a while now, but haven't lost any more of their necessity. Sushi and Star Wars sounds like the perfect Sunday in.
No crust, just crazy blocks with this badboy. This tasty puzzle should line up easily in your belly.
The logical addition to every kitchen. Salute a sci-fi icon and roast long and prosperously.
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