We've spent the last 36 hours scouring the internet for the best Black Friday deals in just about every category. While we have definitely found some great ones, there are also those that have raised more than a few eyebrows throughout the office.
Maybe it's the lack of sleep or the turkey-induced food comas getting to us, but here are some funky deals we're recommending and definitely not recommending at the same time. If you're looking to score a quirky gift for the holidays, this might be the place for you. But if you're hoping to find our actual favorite deals, you might want to go here instead.
Digital Wizard Hoodie
If all you've ever wanted was to be a wizard in real life, your time is now. The Technomancer 2.0 Digital Wizard Hoodie from Thinkgeek is 60% off. While wearing it, make gestures to cast 9 different spells with different sound and light effects, such as 'fireball', 'restore health', 'shockwave', and probably 'make the mailman think you're a little weird'.
Blood and Bacon
2016's multiplayer shooter Blood and Bacon is currently rated 'Overwhelmingly Positive' by Steam reviews. I know, you haven't played it yet, because of that steep 99 cent price tag. Well, you're in luck this Black Friday: it's marked down 20%, and you can buy it for a much more affordable 79 cents.
Protoss USB Charger
This Starcraft II Protoss Pylon Desktop Power Station from Gamestop for $19.99 (priced down from $40) not only awesomely lights up but can charge two devices at your desktop. It doesn't pack a whole lot of power—only 2.1 Amps, split between the two ports—so you may need to construct additional pylons.
Meme card game
Billed as the "adult party game everyone's talking about," (we are only talking about it now, for the record) and brought to you by "the Fuckjerry team", What Do You Meme? is currently $21 on Amazon. With this card game you can create memes somewhere other than the internet, which is quite frankly way too full of them already.
Tired of gloves that only let your fingers move in three directions? Try Gamer Gloves, with "Four-Direction stretch design" that provides "Full hand range of motion." It also eliminates slippage from sweaty hands brought on by (presumably) wearing gloves while you play games. Gamer Gloves are $17 on Amazon (usually $30).
Faceplant AT-AT Lawn Ornament
In The Empire Strikes Back, an AT-AT is tripped and falls face-first into the snow. Considering the current sentiment against Battlefront 2 due to the whole loot box fiasco, this Star Wars Lawn Ornament on sale at Thinkgeek for $25 (normally $40) somehow feels more apropos than ever. Plop.
Genji 'Cosplay' Mouse
This 'cosplay' mouse, as it's described, comes from Corn Electronics, an international seller from the Newegg marketplace. Is this OK with Blizzard? Probably not. Does it light up green and look like Genji? Sure does. Does it have anything to do with cosplay? It's doubtful. There are also D.Va and Mercy versions.
BB-8 Noisy Car Charger
Stop that rascal BB-8 from rolling around by confining him to something that looks like a tiny trash can. He makes noises while he charges your devices, perfect for the person who enjoys hearing incessant beeping and booping on long car trips. His head also moves, as if to say "Please, free me from this garbage can! I was meant to roll!" It's $15 (normally $40) at Gamestop.
All the DLC for Train Simulator
2009's Train Simulator is on sale for 20% off on Steam, and there's even better news for those of you who have been wanting to buy all the DLC available for it. Typically priced at a cumulative $7,019.92, you can currently buy all the add-ons for a mere $4,134.17.
(Seriously, though, if you've been looking to buy some Train Simulator DLC, just about all of it is on sale for between 30% and 80% off for the weekend.)
We'll continue to keep this updated with any other odd deals we come across. Have you seen any other weird deals we've missed? Be sure to let us know in the comments!