Toys for Guys – Mighty Carver Electric Knife

In Articles, Culture, Toys & Gadgets by Sandy McMurray

Mighty Carver Electric Knife
Thanksgiving is coming. Christmas isn’t far behind. Do you have a good knife to carve the turkey? If not, check out Mighty Carver.

This product was born from one simple observation: men like to use a chainsaw. It looks good, it feels good. It’s manly somehow. If only there was some way to bring that feeling to the kitchen table.

That’s where the Mighty Carver comes in. Don’t just save it for special occasions. Keep it handy to slice loaves of bread, fresh fruit, or anything else that gets too close. Recommended for indoor use only, not on logs or trees.

Mighty Carver sells for about $70.

Art on Metal
Displate prints art on metal to produce posters you can mount on your wall with magnets. Setup takes very little time and requires no power tools. Once the magnets are in place you can mount or remove a picture in seconds, and rearrange whenever you want. If you have a big wall (and enough money) you can create a little gallery that changes with your mood.

Displate image collections include sports, movies, music, and video games, plus more artistic offerings like maps, animals, and landscapes. Artists can set up their own shops at Displate and have their art printed on metal and sold through the site.

Displate metal prints come in three sizes and range in price from $45 to $150.

One Second Plumber
Clogged drain? Don’t waste your money on another bottle of drain cleaner. Those chemical bombs are supposed to eat through the blockage, but they’re slow and not very effective.

What if I told you there was something better, faster, and more fun to use?

One Second Plumber is a slim canister of compressed gas that clears clogs quickly and easily. You just hold against the drain opening then press the button. Compressed gas tears through the clog like paper and you’re done! No muss, no fuss, and no chemicals.

The One Second Plumber starter kit sells for about $25 and contains 12 drain-clearing charges. Refills cost about $15.

Warning: if you’re dealing with a clogged sink or bathtub, cover all overflow openings before you push the button. Failure to do this will result in a face full of whatever was blocking the pipe. You’ve been warned.

Paperclip Factory
Welcome to Universal Paperclips! This web-based game starts when you press the button marked “Make Paperclip”. Now your factory has 1 paperclip to sell. Click click click. Now you have more. Click click click. Now you need to buy more wire, and you can automate the wire cutter. Click click click. Manage your investments while the factory runs itself. Click click click. Now you can “Release the HypnoDrones” to increase demand for paperclips. What does that mean exactly? Oh well, maybe I’ll click that button too…

Before you start playing, make sure you have time to play. Your little paperclip factory can run in the background, but it will require at least some of your attention for about 48 hours. Rest your fingers before you begin. Click click click…

Sandy McMurray
Sandy McMurray writes about toys, gadgets, and games at
Sandy McMurray
Sandy McMurray writes about toys, gadgets, and games at