Cloud Computing: ThinkGeek Galactic Headquarters: The Launching Pad for Offbeat Toys

By Wayne Rash  |  Posted 2011-12-15 Print this article Print
There Are Toys Everywhere at ThinkGeek

There Are Toys Everywhere at ThinkGeek

A view inside a typical cube at ThinkGeek shows that the employees dont just sell this stuff; they use it, too.
A visit to ThinkGeek isn't like a visit to other companies. First of all, most companies don't carry a complete line of gifts for Zombies. At most corporate headquarters, you won't find every horizontal space covered with fantasy and sci-fi sculptures. And of course, most companies don't sell mystical objects like the Bag of Holding, which is larger on the inside than on the outside. But most companies aren't ThinkGeek. This Fairfax, Va., online retailer carries toys, gifts, games and tools for the technically and scientifically inclined. It also supplies the film industry with set decorations you can't find anywhere else. Here is a peek inside the normally closed universe of the ThinkGeek Galactic Headquarters. Photo Credits: Wayne Rash, eWEEK.
Wayne Rash Wayne Rash is a Senior Analyst for eWEEK Labs and runs the magazine's Washington Bureau. Prior to joining eWEEK as a Senior Writer on wireless technology, he was a Senior Contributing Editor and previously a Senior Analyst in the InfoWorld Test Center. He was also a reviewer for Federal Computer Week and Information Security Magazine. Previously, he ran the reviews and events departments at CMP's InternetWeek.

He is a retired naval officer, a former principal at American Management Systems and a long-time columnist for Byte Magazine. He is a regular contributor to Plane & Pilot Magazine and The Washington Post.

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