What Toys adorn your work area?

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  1. zelmo macrumors 603

    zelmo

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    Most computer people I know have some funky toys and other things adorning their workspace, and I'm no exception.
    I have a Maryland Terps bobble-head Testudo figure, Buudy Christ figure, talking Dr. Evil figure, and a wind-up Marilyn Manson figure on top of my CRT, and the McFarlane Matrix Sentinel figure and Chateau scene on top of my bookcase.

    You?
     
  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    No action figures - but I do have a selection of eclectic items - from a assorted rock collection (1 pound of calcacite - copper ore, to a fossil and river washed volcanic rock that looks like a meteorite), a manikin with a broken hand to my only real toy - a real, metal slinky. :D

    D
     
  3. Roger1 macrumors 65816

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    I have a couple of comics taped to the wall (arlo n janis, helen, sweetheart of the internet, and userfriendly), a picture of a HUGE roll of duct tape (found it when the duct tape scare was going on) and an old Meowth Pokemon card.

    That's it :)

    Although, if I get a MEGAS robot for Christmas, it would probably be put on my desk :D
     
  4. KrysBaz macrumors member

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    2 bits of white and Gold tinsle, 2 small gold balls and a cartoon snowman.
    Feeling very festive.




    and of course my comedy dog cup
     
  5. Chappers macrumors 68020

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  6. aricher macrumors 68020

    aricher

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    A Jimmy Corrigan Vinyl Figure - based on Chris Ware's brilliant graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan - the Smartest Kid on Earth

    A 12" SSUR Che Guevara/Cornelius (Planet of the Apes) action figure with interchangable heads.

    Late-70s Six Million Dollar Man Masketron and Bionic Bigfoot figures

    A couple of Planet of The Apes Medicom Kubrick sets (lego/playmobile type toys)

    A Medicom Kubrick "Pantone Color Swatch" figure set

    I like toys :D
     
  7. Deefuzz macrumors 6502a

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    I used to have action figures ALL OVER my room. I am trying to get away from that though...for some reason chicks just don't understand. :rolleyes:

    It is still hard to get away from it though, at home I have an Optimus Prime and Soundwave figure on my desk. And at work I have a few St. Louis Cardinals McFarlane Sports Pics figures. I would LOVE more tho, I left the rest of my collection at my parents house and in storage.
     
  8. rhpenguin macrumors 6502a

    rhpenguin

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    When im at work, im constantly playing with the dicast cars i have on my desk. Ive got about 12 of them. The rest of my cube is lined with process manuals and work related stuff.
     
  9. emw macrumors G4

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    Too much crap on my desk these days for too many toys. But I do have a remote control car pen. It's a mini (about 1.5" long) remote control car that sits on the top of a pen. You take the car off and use the pen as the remote control (IR). The Micro RC Racer.

    It's a nice stress (or boredom) reliever on conference calls. :D
     
  10. aricher macrumors 68020

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    Very cool - where did you find that?
     
  11. 18thTomorrow macrumors 6502

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    Looking around the room I share with 9 other people on the webteam, here's what I see:

    -A plush Bob the Builder, slightly altered...has angry eyebrows and felt-tip "blood" running out of his mouth

    -Several bobbleheads of various sports figures

    -Simpsons, Cat in the Hat, Incredible Hulk posters

    -Giant inflatable Spongebob Squarepants

    -Nerf guns, one for each of us. Used frequently.

    I love my workplace...
     
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  13. emw macrumors G4

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    Kohl's last year.

    Attached below are a couple of pics. I only have my Palm Zire for pics, so pardon the crappy quality, but you can get the idea of how it works.
     

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  14. brap macrumors 68000

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    OK. Probably not the kind of toy you were meaning, but I like 'em :)
     

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  15. monkeydo_jb macrumors 6502

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    I have:

    5 inch tall Garden Gnome

    USB Mini Christmas tree (found the link for it on this forum last year!)

    /dev/mug coffee mug

    LED Binary clock

    Despair 2004 calender from ThinkGeek

    Jengo Fett action figure with grappling hook hanging from cube wall

    Mizzou basketball poster

    Dart Gun
     
  16. Blackstealth macrumors regular

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    Let's see...

    - Thinkgeek Monkey
    - Small cow that moos on impact - great for when I'm stressed or my colleagues are being a royal PITA
    - Gaffer tape, hours of fun!
    - Heavy duty stapler, does fingers just as easily as 60 sheets of paper
    - And Powerbook ;)
     

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  17. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    no toys :eek: ... the main thing near my desk is a poster I made from a photo of my kids... A3 size. there is no room near me, really, 2 PCs, my iBook, 2 printers, 2 bookshelves, 1 network analyzer... really I don't have place for a toy but I may consider it and will take one tomorrow.
     
  18. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Just a PowerPuff Girls plastic badge-thing stuck to the corner of my monitor frame.

    I am – after all – a serious-minded professional...

    :)
     
  19. zelmo thread starter macrumors 603

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    I guess I ought to post a pic, too.
     

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  20. dotnina macrumors 6502a

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    All I have at work is a Starbucks cup. It holds pens.

    I should get decorating! ;)
     
  21. Rocksaurus macrumors 6502a

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    Ninja Turtle keychain
    Sting Ray
    Swabby the Pirate
    Mini Buddha Statue (Statuette?)
    Can of Love

    (not joking...)
     
  22. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020

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    An original issue large Buzz Lightyear and a paper sculpture of a home-bouldering wall I'm going to build in my basement... And 12 pictures of my daughter....
     
  23. emw macrumors G4

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    A guy here at the office has a Can of Woopass on his shelf, but I've never heard of a Can of Love. Open only in an emergency.
     
  24. Rocksaurus macrumors 6502a

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    Pfffsh, I'll open it whenever I want...

    "NET WT. Immeasurable"

    Moooohahahahahaha
     

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