Time Wasting Toys

Is your workplace all work and no play? If so you could be missing out.

A recent survey showed that companies who allow their staff a bit of time-wasting-play-time, actually achieve better levels of productivity and staff morale.

Why don’t we take a look at the latest time-wasting toys.

View the breakfast video with Paul Henry here… More about the gadgets after the break.

Mach IIIz Goodyear RC Indoor Remote Control Blimp

Fly this RC Goodyear blimp indoors in the comfort of your own home.
The weightless flight of this ship will bring a smile to your face as it silently obeys your every command. This unique blimp is propelled by three independently controlled electric fans to provide forward/backward, up/down and left/right movement.
Price: US$79.95 ($112) plus postage
Product Website: http://www.rctoys.com/
Rating: 5 out of 5

Nerf N-Strike Stampede

The famous Nerf blaster system gets an upgrade with the automatic fire N-STRIKE STAMPEDE. The system includes snazzy new features such as a reloadable clip system, a pop-out bipod, and a removable shield. Comes with 60 darts and requires six “D” batteries; not included.
Price: $99 to $129 estimated
Available from Mid September: At Toyworld stores
Product Website: http://www.hasbro.com/nerf/en_NZ/
Rating: 4 out of 5

Remote Control Zombie

The remote control zombie from Thinkgeek sounds like fun. Load him up with batteries and command him to shuffle across your desk in search of Braaaains. The novelty wears off quickly though.
• Includes: R/C Zombie (7.75″ tall) and Brain-shaped Remote Control (2.75″ long)
• Batteries: 3 AAA (not included)

Price: US$24.99 ($34.90 NZ) plus postage
Product Website: http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/rc/a19a/
Rating: 1 out of 5.

The ThinkGeek Annoyatron


From ThinkGeek.com: The Annoy-a-tron generates a short (but very annoying, hence the name) beep every few minutes. Your unsuspecting target will have a hard time ‘timing’ the location of the sound because the beeps will vary in intervals ranging from 2 to 8 minutes. The 2kHz sound is generically annoying enough, but if you really really want to aggravate somebody, select the 12 kHz sound.
3 simples steps.
• Turn on.
• Hide it.
• Muahahaha…

Price: US$9.99 ($13.95 NZ) plus postage
Product Website: http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/electronic/8c52/
Rating: 3 out of 5.

All prices correct at time of publishing. Products subject to availability.