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10 Alternative Electronic Gifts (for those who can't find a Wii)

Miss Cellania
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Nintendo knew three months ago there would be a Christmas shortage of the Wii game system. Of course they were right, since they are the ones who place orders from the factory. What to do? Maybe this list will help, full of electronic gadgets and toys that may distract the giftee from the fact that he won't find his heart's desire under the tree this Christmas. Or at least baffle him for a while.

1. Radio Control Bugs

The Discovery Channel Store is offering a radio-controlled insect with three interchangable exoskeletons- a Rhinoceros Beetle, Hissing Cockroach and Hercules Beetle. Make your bug move in forward and reverse with a remote control shaped like a stick.

2. USB Doomsday Device Hub

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More wacky gadgets and cool toys, after the jump.

3. WiFi Detector Shirt

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4. Infrared Micro Tanks

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5. Floating Globe

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6. The Flying Alarm Clock

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7. Tooth Tunes

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8. Electric Plane Launcher Kit

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9. Toilet Tunes

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10. Remote-Control Hand

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