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Limited Edition Green Buckyballs 216 Piece Magnetic Set – 2 Pack

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wootalyzer


quality posts: 1 Private Messages wootalyzer

Wootalyzer's Pricing Post! - The price of today's woot item is saved here for future reference
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Limited Edition Green Buckyballs 216 Piece Magnetic Set - 2 Pack
$29.99 + $5 Shipping
Condition: New

*DISCLAIMER* Wootalyzer! is in no way affiliated with Woot!, and this post may not always be here!

Squirrelhunter70


quality posts: 8 Private Messages Squirrelhunter70

Bucky Magnets, How do they work?

chejrw


quality posts: 4 Private Messages chejrw

Magnets. Great, cue 20 pages of ICP jokes.

SXN


quality posts: 0 Private Messages SXN

more over priced rare earth magnets, booo

jessiebyrd004


quality posts: 52 Private Messages jessiebyrd004

Pretty much everyone loves buckyballs.
http://www.buzzillions.com/reviews/buckyballs-reviews

I do a daily woot blog where I talk about the woot, link to CSEs, find reviews, etc. A few people have told me it's useful. Google "useful linkage" and there it is.

devyanks90


quality posts: 4 Private Messages devyanks90

Since this is a woot exclusive, shouldn't this have a pope hat? (woot launch badge)

long live woottv

worldofjohnboy


quality posts: 77 Private Messages worldofjohnboy

I got a set for Christmas, they are great for some stress relief at work!

A good sample video of what they do!

"Every man dies... not every man truly lives." -William Wallace (from the movie Braveheart)

asemritc


quality posts: 0 Private Messages asemritc

Wouldn't be the first time I got green balls on St. Patty's Day!

alshusky911

skywarrior3


quality posts: 47 Private Messages skywarrior3

My dogs and cats will eat these. They don't read woot! warning labels.

www.howlingdead.com

alpayton


quality posts: 15 Private Messages alpayton

I got some for my teenage son for Christmas and they are really cool!! He finds it both entertaining and slightly maddening to get the polarities just right for creating complex shapes.

They are definitely a bit smaller than they were in my pre-purchase mental image.

mrdude65


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mrdude65

Totally got two sets of 2!!!!!! I love buckyballs, and now that they're in green, I couldn't pass 'em up!!! $15 a set isn't too bad either!

mkentosh


quality posts: 310 Private Messages mkentosh

what makes them limited?????

acdawg


quality posts: 28 Private Messages acdawg

Irish these were a little cheaper.


See what I did there? Huh?

peterqstorm


quality posts: 1 Private Messages peterqstorm

Did you spray paint them green just for today?

Happy St. Patty's day!
*Pinch* to whoever forgot to wear green!

dollarmtn


quality posts: 2 Private Messages dollarmtn

I think I'll wait until they come out with blue balls .... ;)

bpr2


quality posts: 182 Private Messages bpr2

at least they're not blue.

that was fun while it lasted!

pinchecat


quality posts: 20 Private Messages pinchecat

so two poles walked into a metal bar...

effro88


quality posts: 1 Private Messages effro88

I LOVE my silver balls... should I get some green ones too? Might as well!

rv49er


quality posts: 1 Private Messages rv49er

So who will be the first to post the video of the CEO being an a.5.5

riocobra


quality posts: 12 Private Messages riocobra

Not to gripe, but wouldn't these have made a bit more sense to offer over a week ago? Ok, maybe I'm trying to gripe just a little. But making a green top hat kinda loses some of the fun over a week after St Patrick's Day.

acdawg


quality posts: 28 Private Messages acdawg

Here's a completely biased review of Buckyballs compared to Zen Magnets.

emailrob


quality posts: 5 Private Messages emailrob

I do love my buckyballs. But I'm on my second set that is wearing with the coating coming off. Buckyballs themselves already replaced one set, and now the second set is wearing meaning the shiny part comes off leaving a black, smelly, mess underneath.

zikzak


quality posts: 23 Private Messages zikzak

These are cheaper during the woot-offs, aren't they?

purplefeather


quality posts: 8 Private Messages purplefeather

I'm slightly confused about these. What do they do?

I'm guessing they're just one of those things you keep at your desk to occupy yourself with during particularly boring moments?

/edit

Okay, so I discovered the useful video someone posted above. These seem cool, but I'd likely just create various "magnet blobs" of no particular appeal. Then I'd get angry and throw them across the room.

dontwantaname


quality posts: 13 Private Messages dontwantaname

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The mom in me makes me repost this


Product Warning: KEEP AWAY FROM ALL CHILDREN! Do not put in nose or mouth. Swallowed magnets can stick together across intestines causing serious infections and death. Seek medical attention if magnets are swallowed or inhaled. Buckyballs should be kept away from electrical or magnetic devices, including but not limited to credit cards, hard drives, or pacemakers. If a Buckyball should become damaged or cracked, discontinue use immediately.
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ANIMALS TOO.

Remember the words of my vet, after my dog decided to attack a box of crap and chew up everything inside, including an old, dried out battery.

They lure you into complacency and then they make their move!

Rusty had been left alone in the house for months without destroying anything. Thank goodness the battery was dried out. No acid.


Although if you are in an adult only household, people do enjoy Buckyballs. I know I would have ordered them by now if I didn't have the dog.

WE LURV YOU TOO! Dork!!!
No greater love is lost than that not shared.

mindputtee


quality posts: 2 Private Messages mindputtee

I'm going to make lovely green bucky ball jewelery with these. But will probably end up choking myself somehow.

sillycece


quality posts: 3 Private Messages sillycece

tg, i got my grandparents some for christmas and have been wanting them for myself ever since. i missed both chances on the woot-off! guess the luck is with the Irish this year!

acdawg


quality posts: 28 Private Messages acdawg
purplefeather wrote:I'm slightly confused about these. What do they do?

I'm guessing they're just one of those things you keep at your desk to occupy yourself with during particularly boring moments?



Yes, you play with these balls because they're more appropriate to play with at work than some others...

rgness


quality posts: 0 Private Messages rgness

Yes I did read the entire write up in Mike Rowe's voice. Thanks for that woot!

basileverstar


quality posts: 0 Private Messages basileverstar

If you want to know what they "do" then look at this video on their website: http://www.getbuckyballs.com/


As for the "deal," it is just regular pricing but offering a color they don't normally offer. Not worth it to me just to get green...

haveabigjohnson


quality posts: 11 Private Messages haveabigjohnson

Normally these are made in China, but this special, green glowing edition comes from Japan.......somewhere near a power plant.

Dear Lord, I apologize for that, bless the starving Pygmy's down there in New Guinea, amen.

History channel has great programming still, like Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy!

quartermane


quality posts: 6 Private Messages quartermane

these are made out of Green KRYPTONITE !!!

psymastr


quality posts: 6 Private Messages psymastr

Any relation?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fullerene

Basket of Craisins - 6/24/10

acdawg


quality posts: 28 Private Messages acdawg
psymastr wrote:Any relation?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fullerene



Second cousin twice removed.

bmw66x


quality posts: 48 Private Messages bmw66x

Guess we know why these aren't on Kids.Woot.

WARNING: Your kid is gonna die if he/she comes near these, have them avoid BuckyBalls at all costs.

I'm Bryan. Nice to meet you, Wooter.

lovelys


quality posts: 0 Private Messages lovelys

in for one....they are so fun to play with

ncc1701p


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ncc1701p
worldofjohnboy wrote:I got a set for Christmas, they are great for some stress relief at work!

A good sample video of what they do!



totally friggin agreed.. my co-worker has them and they are excellent in stress relieving.. got 2 2packs for ultra stress relief

dhillenb


quality posts: 1 Private Messages dhillenb

THESE REALLY ARE DANGEROUS!

If you, your child, or your pet swallows one of these, seek immediate medical attention.

Read how a thirteen-year-old girl used a couple of magnetic balls to pretend she had a tongue piercing...and nearly died as a result: http://preview.tinyurl.com/MagneticBallBearings
(or search the web for "magnetic ball danger")

I'm mostly concerned with someone buying these now, and sometime in the future, a kid finds them and swallows some of them.

Falkon


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Falkon

Been itching to get a set of magnetic balls (no brand loyalty yet!) for quite some time. Couldn't pass up a pair, and in green no less. In for 1, and pretty excited!