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Mister Brix dangles from iPod earbud cord

imagePodBrix has announced its latest iPod-themed novelty mini figure — Mister Brix. The $16.99 figure, which attaches to the Apple earbuds cord, will go on sale today at 9:00 p.m. ET.

“Mister Brix is designed to be attached to the earbud cord of your iPod music player. His hands are fixed and he uses two vinyl grips to keep himself firmly attached at all times,” explains the creator. “Mister Brix never gets tired and he will not damage your earbud cord. He can be used with any model of iPod. Mister Brix is made from injection molded white plastic. He is not painted.”

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1

Mister Brix will steal $16.99 out of your wallet while making you think he’s “cute” and a “must-have” novelty.  Mister Brix will then snag on your shirt, weigh down your earbuds and pull them out of your ears, the greedy bastard.

Posted by PushButtonAction in Atlanta, GA on April 25, 2005 at 7:34 AM (PDT)

2

What a hoot if this actually ‘catches on!’ 

(sorry for the pun)

Posted by apple juice in USA on April 25, 2005 at 7:41 AM (PDT)

3

WOW!

Posted by Frederik in Denmark on April 25, 2005 at 7:48 AM (PDT)

4

The whole company is a ripoff if you ask me. 1. they have the Ishirts…which make no sense. 2. then the little block people which is way over priced. 17 bucks for that? i really rather but an Itunes card.

Posted by Dawn Marie in New York City on April 25, 2005 at 8:13 AM (PDT)

5

If this guy’s gonna keep insisting on releasing this junk, at least come up with something more original than a painted lego figure.

It boggles my mind that a lego figure painted white with two black circles can sell for $16.99 and that there are people dumb enough to actually pay for it.

Posted by ACLeroK212 on April 25, 2005 at 8:13 AM (PDT)

6

A. They have “caught on” because he’s already had 2 other
releases that sold out in a flash

B. He also keeps ‘insisting’ on releasing these things because they sell out so quickly and he makes bank off them.

C. They’re not painted.  It even says “Mister Brix is made from injection molded white plastic. He is not painted”.

He had a simple idea that worked far beyond what he had though. Pretty Genius if you ask me.

Posted by LilAlienD in Maryland on April 25, 2005 at 8:33 AM (PDT)

7

Seeing ‘Mister Brix dangles from iPod earbud cord’ under the ‘news’ heading, seems a bit like a contradiction in terms.

Posted by petro on April 25, 2005 at 9:38 AM (PDT)

8

16.99 for a standard lego minifig with a simple, easy-to-to-yourself logo is an absolute disgrace.  Just buy the stuff on bricklink yourself, or make your own from your personal lego collection.

Posted by Cameron T. on April 25, 2005 at 9:39 AM (PDT)

9

does anyone remember lego? i got boxes of these little guys in my storage room!

Posted by burton356 on April 25, 2005 at 10:27 AM (PDT)

10

another piece of junk, who will buy a lego figure for the earbuds come on, give me a break
better waste my money in other things

Posted by superbientotal on April 25, 2005 at 10:36 AM (PDT)

11

sad

Posted by CanofAir on April 25, 2005 at 11:04 AM (PDT)

12

Will ipodlounge.com review any piece of garbage with iPod attached to it? Let’s see…

I have a new product I’d like you to review, it’s called the iSharp. It’s an electric pencil sharpener powered by the proprietary power jack on the iPod mini or 4g models and allows the user to sharpen pencils on-the-go. Also good for creating on-the-go crude weapons with which the user could thrust into the vampirish hearts of advertising and/or review editors.

Posted by techmonk in California USA on April 25, 2005 at 11:22 AM (PDT)

13

I think I’ll just start my own company to compete with podbrix:

I can think of a lot of different designs.

iGos*

*Just in case you were confused… iGos is not affiliated with Apple Computer or LEGO® in any way.

Posted by croooow in Fairfax, VA on April 25, 2005 at 11:28 AM (PDT)

14

Do you really think they are sold out? How many they made? I think they are just overpricing their products.

Posted by Karl17 on April 25, 2005 at 11:32 AM (PDT)

15

“How are the PodBrix minifigs created?

Tomi Responds:
I start with a standard LEGO® brand minifig and modify it by hand to create the desired appearance. Each one is slightly different.”

They actually use real lego minifigures and re-sell them?

Posted by croooow in Fairfax, VA on April 25, 2005 at 11:33 AM (PDT)

16

It’s dumb, overpriced and I wouldn’t be caught dead with any of their products.

But, it’s smart and makes a ton of money. If anyone dislikes the company, chances are they just wish they would have thought of the same thing first.

Fishes,
narco.

Posted by narco in Burbank on April 25, 2005 at 11:45 AM (PDT)

17

seriously, this is ridiculous!  Can’t Lego sue them for this or something? If so I hope they do, just for such a bad idea, then charging $17 for it. 

“Yes, this is horrible, this idea.”

Posted by ~ruindpzzle in san diego, CA on April 25, 2005 at 12:27 PM (PDT)

18

techmonk,
It’s not a review - it is a news item. Big difference between the two.

Posted by Bob Levens in UK on April 25, 2005 at 12:30 PM (PDT)

19

God how insanely great!  Can iCoasters and iDroolcups be far behind?

Posted by Pragmatist on April 25, 2005 at 2:31 PM (PDT)

20

THIRTY BUCKS FOR A SILK SCREENED TSHIRT?!?!?!

Sold out??  Who’s buying all this junk???  Lego should sue this guy.

Posted by matt928347 in California on April 25, 2005 at 4:13 PM (PDT)

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