This year marks the 20th anniversary of America's most popular, animated family, "The Simpsons." In addition to the television series, the family has shown up in a variety of places: They demonstrated their vocal prowess on "The Simpsons Sing the Blues" album, been branded (it didn't hurt, promise) for special editions of board games, such as Clue and Monopoly, and starred in their first feature-length film, "The Simpsons Movie," which debuted Friday.
Avid fans know everything there is to know about this kooky family, from Homer's clumsiness and Marge's road rage to Bart's constant need to play pranks and Lisa's softer musical side. And we geeks appreciate that through it all, the Simpsons have managed to keep up with today's technology.
Remember the episode where Homer buys a $5,000 computer and drags it home tied to the back of his car? ("Doh!") And then there's the episode about Marge's unusual Web-surfing experience? ("What the Hello Kitty!")
Today we celebrate this not-so-tech-savvy family and pay homage to the long-running TV show. So, of course, we searched for the some of the greatest branded "The Simpsons" merchandise this side of Springfield.
Here are a couple of the products you'll find in today's 10 Gizmos for "The Simpsons" Fans slideshow:
Watch Homer come alive in your living room. Homersapien is a robotic, donut-loving Homer that comes pre-programmed with 67 actions, including the ability to throw, dance, and, um, belch. With two-speed walking and turning options, use the included remote to maneuver him from room to room. Operating on four D batteries, Homersapien sells for £69.95 ($144 USD). Sorry, he can't walk on walls like Spider Pig can.
The Simpsons Doughnut Maker
Homer once said: "Donuts. Is there anything they can't do?" We celebrate his (and our) love of these sugary delicacies with The Simpsons Doughnut Maker. Just plug it in, follow the recipe, and enjoy six doughnuts for every batch. It sells for £24.95 ($51 USD) at GadgetShop.com.
Now check out the rest of our 10 Gizmos for The Simpsons Fans , including Homer J. Simpson USB Optical Liquid Mouse, Homer Simpson Talking Shower Radio, Simpsons R/C Car, The Simpsons Mobile Ringtones, The Simpsons Game, KNG's Homer Simpson Jukebox Alarm Clock, Homer USB Adjustable Desk Lamp, and Operation: Simpsons Talking Homer Edition.
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