So summer is over and it's time to send the little blighters back to school? You know what's in your future. The phone calls from the teachers to discuss their concerns about the Bat'leth that was brought for show and tell. The insertion of a secret pocket in your child's pants to hide the extra lunch money. Your spouse forbidding you to "help" with the science fair project.
You have done your job and raised a geek. Good for you, but now you need to outfit your little Einstein so that the other geeks can recognize them across the schoolyard. As can the bullies.
We here at RevolutionSF have scoured the Internet and come up with some suggestions to help.
Your child brings lots of stuff home from school. Homework. Books. Awards. Small, homemade nuclear devices. Give them an all purpose carrying device.
Doctor Who Rucksack
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Dumbledore's Army Messenger Bag: $29.99
Lost Reflective Map Messenger Bag:
Yoda Plush Backpack: $37.99
The question is should you buy your child a theme lunch box. It would reflect their personality, but it is also a beacon for bullies. Plan B: Have your child just put these on a shelf in their room and imagine using them at school.
Cyberman Lunch Bag with light-up eyes: £9.99 / Large image
Eragon lunchbox: $11.99
Harry Potter Collectible Lunchbox Set: $71.82
Batman Soft lunchbox: $13.95
300 collectible lunchbox: $20
At lunchtime, we dine in hell!
How is your child going to pwn the noobs in AP Calculus if they don't have the right writing gear? Give them the accessories to go with their role.
Harry Potter's Levitating Wand Pen by Noble Collection: $44.96
Lord of the Rings Staff Pen Set: $54.50
Star Wars Pencils (36 per pack):
Pi Pencil (144 pencils): $20.95
Fullmetal Alchemist Pen: Chibi, Ed and Al:: £3.99
Apparently your kid's kindergarten teacher frowns upon fingerpaint assignments e-mailed from the Blackberry. Who knows why? Since you have to buy them paper, get them something more geek appropriate.
Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix and Hogwarts Journal Set: $22.95
Lost Dharma Composition Book: $15.95
Fullmetal Alchemist Spiral Notebook:
Smallville Notebook: $13.95
Your little darling needs to be properly attired when they attend school. You could just let them wear the Pikachu costume that he picked up at Dragon*Con, but those feet are really not made to take the stairs. Try these instead.
Doctor Who Style Striped Scarf (12 feet): £29.99 / Large image
Harry Potter Kids' Scarf and Hat Set:
Spider Man Beanie / Red: $12.96
Final Fantasy X Cactuar Cosplay Fleece Hat: $17.95
Naruto Gaara of the Sand Zip-up Hooded Sweatshirt: $49.99
Superman Youth Track Suit T-Shirt, Jacket, and Pants Set: $29.99 to $39.99
Children today have so much to do between school, D&D gaming, computer gaming, MSNing, Facebooking, Myspacing, and Revolution SF reading, they really need a good, licensed calendar to help them.
Heroes 50 Year Pocket Calendar: $15
Wonder Woman Organizer (Ring-bound): $4.70
Avatar 2008 Wall Calendar: $13.99
2008 Doctor Who Desk Calendar: $12.60
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2008 Desk Calendar: $16.05
Jack Skellington Organizer:
Hayate Cross Blade, Kurogane Hayate USB Figure: 5100¥
This is a talking organizer that plugs into your computer to let you know when important events and assignments are coming up. Never miss supergroup night in City of Heroes again!
Even though this does not appear on any school supply list your child has ever brought home, they are convinced that they must have this in order to be succesful at school this year. You could fight it, but save your energy to break them of their obsession with Galactica 1980.
Snakes on a Plane iPod Skin: $7.50
Full Metal Alchemist set of 5, 20, 40 gig: $6.99
Steampunk iPod Nano Skin: $14.95
Rough Night Out (Mario and Luigi):
Decal Girl iPod Nano Skin: String Theory:
Decal Girl iPod Video Skin-Tie Dye: $4.99