Slam Dunk Toilet Basketball

The perfect gift for sports lovers looking to practice their aim in private! Simply attach the net to the back of your bathroom door or wherever’s convenient, secure the ball holder within reach of your loo and slam dunk your way through your time on the throne!

Both the net and the ball holder come with suckers attached, so fixing them to your bathroom walls couldn’t be easier – there are no messy drill holes to worry about, and if you want to keep your toilet basketball habit to yourself, you can remove them faster than your imaginary fans can shout “WHAT A DUNK!”

Complete with three soft mini basketballs, a fold-out mat in the shape of a teeny-weeny basketball court, and a wall-hung ball holder and net, you’ve got everything you need to become a basketball pro while sitting on the potty!

Flippin’ Frightening Tees

Scare and amuse your friends with this ingenious Flippin’ Frightening Werewolf or Serial Killer Tee! What looks like an ordinary but handsome T-shirt is in fact a fright waiting to happen! Simply flip the shirt over your head to wear the image printed on the inside like a mask.

Available in two different designs – The Flippin’ Frightening Werewolf Tee features, you guessed it, a toothy werewolf printed on the inside and the words ‘Full Moon Tonight?’ printed on the front! The Flippin’ Frightening Serial Killer Tee features a creepy hockey mask design (inspired by a certain iconic slasher movie!) inside and the words ‘Are You Scared?’ on the front! With such a leading questions printed on your chest, you can be sure your mates will take the bait and ask you what your T-shirt’s all about – at which point you can flip it over your head and reveal the scary secret!!

 

Pinball Master

Featuring an automatic scoring panel, double flipper control, spring action bumpers and electronic scoring noises, this tabletop machine will turn you into a Pinball Wizard faster than you can say ‘HIGH SCORE’!

If you haven’t got space for a full-sized pinball machine (or just don’t fancy the hefty price tag that comes with it!) this tabletop version is a fantastic alternative. Send the steel balls bouncing off the five central bumpers as you fight to keep them out of the danger zone – they’ll even light up and emit space-age ‘zap’ and ‘pow’ scoring sounds as you hit them!

Whether you’re battling to beat your personal best or challenging your friends to a pinball playoff, this interactive machine is guaranteed to tap into your competitive streak! What’s more, there’s a dial at the bottom of the Pinball Master that allows you to set the number of goes you want to allocate for each play – choose between one and three and the ball will be released the number of times you specify. Perfect for quick-fire rounds or more serious pinball tournaments!

RC Solar Car

Have fun in the sun while staying totally green with this ingenious remote controlled Solar Car!

This chunky little car is proof that the RC world has finally caught up with the green movement. Instead of being powered by electricity or expensive-to-replace batteries, it’s cleverly designed to run on sunshine! Yes, there’s a solar panel set into the car’s rooftop that charges its built-in rechargeable battery and, in turn, powers the car – so as well as being a great way to learn about renewable energy, you’ll never need to pay out for pricey packs of replacement batteries again!

But what’s really innovative about the Solar Car is that its controller is charged by the sun too. Just plug it into the jack on the back bumper and it’ll charge up via the rooftop solar panel, just like the car itself does! Plus, charging aside, it’s a really neat way to store the control pad when the car’s not in use.

Wondering what to do with your Solar Car on a cloudy day? Well, because we appreciate that British weather is predictably unpredictable, it comes with its very own USB charging cable too. Simple connect it to the underside of the car and plug it into the mains for an old-school power boost whenever the sun’s in hiding.

Man Bowl

If you know a guy with a beast of an appetite – or indeed the manners of a beast! – this piece of could-be canine crockery makes the ideal tongue-in-cheek gift!

From a distance it looks just like a classic dog bowl, but get a little closer and you’ll see that this quirky ceramic dish is in fact emblazoned with the word ‘MAN’ rather than the word ‘DOG’! Okay, you might want to draw the line at placing it on the floor come mealtimes, but it makes the perfect receptacle for man-sized portions of pasta or rice, XL puddings and helpings of cereals that’ll set you up ’til suppertime!

80’s Retro iPhone Case

By today’s standards, you’d be forgiven for mistaking a 1980s mobile phone for, well, a house brick, but back in the day these chunky must-haves were the ultimate status symbol!

We’ve come along way in terms of streamlined modernity and fancy features since then, but the 80s mobile remains a design icon in its own right. And with this funky phone case, you can get the best of both worlds. Simply slot your iPhone into the custom-made holder and capture the look and feel of the 1980s ‘house brick’ without losing any of your 21st-century specs!

Novelty Mugs – that will never let you down!

STOLEN MUG – Keep your grubby mitts off…

At first glance this ‘Stolen Mug’ looks like regular but attractive black mug.  However the truth is revealed once hot liquid is poured into it.    

This unique, high quality mug exposes the victim when a hot beverage is poured into it!  The mug shows a quirky message saying ‘this mug is stolen’ with a hand print to add to the effect.  The design of the mug is outstanding and will become a hot topic of conversation and laughter in the office. 

It’s perfect to catch those pesky coffee thieves red handed.  It turns from black to white and shows a clever hand print so you can use your forensic skills to bring justice to the office.

HOT STUFF MUG – Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot… 

This Hot Stuff mug is the perfect solution for all situations!  Whether you are clumsy? Or have an office crush? Or hate cold coffee or just plain vain…the Hot Stuff Mug is perfect for you!  Simply by adding hot liquid it changes from an attractive black mug to a white mug leaving a bold and quirky message ‘Hot Stuff’!

Do you need a warning when picking up a hot mug? Well this mug will do just that!  When a hot beverage is poured into the mug the words Hot Stuff is revealed, making it plain and clear so you stop burning yourself.

Tell someone in the office you have a crush on them and tell them how hot you think they are if you’re too shy to tell them to their face! It’s great as you may get more than a coffee in return!

 Don’t you just hate it when you’re ready to dunk your biscuit in your tea only to find it has gone cold?!  Well stop this situation occurring again and give yourself a warning before hand!

Do you consider yourself to be physically attractive and want everyone to know how hot you are?  Then you really can’t go wrong with this mug! It just states the obvious, why not hey, we all like a bit of attention from time to time and it will for sure turn a few heads!

This mug is ideal to so many situations, it really is a must have mug!  Simply add hot liquid and let the mug be your oyster!  The design of the mug is outstanding and will become a hot topic of conversation and laughter within the office.

NUCLEAR MUG – It’s as poisonous as it looks

Tired of people using your mug?  Warn them off with this stylishly designed glow in the dark Nuclear Mug. 

It could be used for two different purposes; firstly it could be used to show people how poisonous or highly intoxicated your beverage is… so they are pre-warned if they do drink the beverage it’s at their own risk!  Secondly it could also be used to notify people NOT to use your mug!  It will ensure your family and colleagues stay well clear of your possessions.

The design of the mug is outstanding and will become a hot topic of conversation and laughter within the office.

iPLUNGER – Plungers can be used for other purposes besides unclogging the sinks and baths

Who would have thought this ingenious design could be so useful?  This miniature iPlunger is a perfect accessory for all you phone fanatics!  Stick it to the back of your phone either horizontally or vertically and let your phone stand free.

You no longer have to hold your phone when you want to watch a movie and listen to music, simply balance it on a flat surface and away you go.   It’s so small and cute you can virtually take it anywhere with you, just place the iPlunger in your handbag or even your pocket.  It’s a pretty impressive plunger and if you love attention this is made for you!

It’s the perfect gift for the fan of the latest cool, quirky gadget, or forthat phone owner whosimply cannot get enough of plungers!

Black Bars at Cannes

We all love film here at Thumbs Up and pay close attention to things like the Cannes Film Festival, so we were delighted to see the official poster displaying something that looks very much like our Black Bar Sunglasses: