Need a break from all that other news? It’s time for this week’s Etsy Made Me Do It! Once a week I sift through the millions of Etsy listings to find the best in geek chic for Blog@ readers and last week I helped you show your geek pride. In anticipation of the release of X-Men: First Class this week, I decided to give some love to Professor Xavier’s super team.
For all your identification needs, the X-Men retractable badge wheel. User radbadge has this one for $8. Just a heads up: This badge wheel will give away as a mutant.
We can’t all be Ice Man, hence these Superhero Cool Feet from user WhatsEatingYin. They’re to stick under your laptop to help it from overheating. The pair, for $8, includes the likeness of Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, Nightcrawler and Colossus.
If you get thirsty waiting for the next issue of X-Men to come out, take a sip of something from this X-Men 5oz Flask Vintage Comic Book Art. You can purchase this one from user goblinhut for $15. Pretty snazzy if you ask me.
Telling the time never looked so fun. User RRUclocks created this X-Men Nintendo Desk Clock out of the classic video game from the late 80s. You can get this one for $28 or check out this Recycled Comic Book clock from goblinhut for $20.
I wouldn’t have pegged this one an X-Men item except the creator intended it that way. It’s a Steampunk X-Men necklace! User gabriellemaggidesign hand made the necklace, which can be yours for $115. Great for an X-Men cosplay in my humble opinion..
And just because I’m a sucker for this kind of stuff, I give you – Professor X Meerkat. User niftyknits writes, “Meerkat Xavier leads his trusty band of XMeerkats from his wheelchair, which is a miracle of handknitted engineering!” I should say so! $87 for this degree of difficulty, $38 for Meerkat Cyclops or Meerkat Wolverine.
As always, bear in mind, since Etsy is a craft website and not a commercial, mass-market dealer, items are almost always one-of-a-kind or in very limited availability. When you see something you like, buy it. It may not be there the next time you surf round. (Yes, it’s a very dangerous site for your wallet.) Also, since most items are created individually, many sellers are willing to customize something specifically to suit your needs. Just ask!