The folks at ThinkGeek are the coolest ever. First they made one of the greatest sleeping bags ever in the history of everdom, and now they have a “fully” functional HAL 9000 replica from 2001: A Space Odyssey (a film that I’ll admit I’ve never finished).
But that’s not all. This thing has been painstakingly recreated. They took the original film’s blueprints from 1967, recreated a replica of the fancy smancy lens, added a red LED, and made it sing freakin’ “Daisy Bell”! Amazingly, HAL is programmed to respond to voice commands with certain quotes from the films like “You’re going to find that rather difficult without your space helmet, Dave.” The only problem with all of this is its price. If you want your very own HAL 9000, it’ll run you a hefty 500 bucks. Then there’s the problem of quantity (they’re currently out of stock until the 15th).
Well, if you’re willing to go through all of that. You better share it with me, Mr./Ms. Millionaire.[via ThinkGeek]