It's Snow Joke
It’s really snowy in the UK, it’s really snowy in many European ski resorts (best in 40 years apparently) and snowboard genius Shaun White has just scored the first ever ‘Perfect 100’ in the Winter X Games. What better opportunity than to plug one of our favourite ‘snow products’. We love our products and sometimes have to go that extra mile in really understanding how they work. That’s why Buying...
Introducing our new employee
We read today that Uggie the dog, Hollywood star of Oscar nominated The Artist, is being retired citing ‘long hours and tiredness’ as reasons for his retreat from the silver screen. We’re not impressed. We’d like to formally introduce Max, our new canine addition to the management team. He might look the same as Uggie but he is made of stronger stuff. Results focused? Check. Implementing long...
Lego Man in Space Canadian students send Lego Man into space. Why? Just to see if they could. Guys, Firebox salutes you.
It was the Toy Fair this week – the UK’s go to event for everyone who works with toys (obvs!). Starting way back in 1954 the show featured Sooty, arguably the UK’s most famous hand puppet, and Scrabble – an instant Christmas hit. And, since then the show has launched some of the world’s best toys including Hula Hoop, Lego, Monopoly, Sindy, Rubix Cube and Tamagotchi. They were all fairly popular...
I ordered a solar charger to be delivered to Afganistan; when my box arrived I was happy anyway but opened it to find a small packet of sweets. Its strange how much something so small can make you smile. Thanks a lot - great boost to my morale!” C. Borrowdale - Jan ‘12
We love National Popcorn Day
Not a lot of people know this, but last Thursday was National Popcorn Day. Did you know that? We only found out last Wednesday. It’s a bit weird as National Popcorn Month is apparently in October. Are they connected? And when did it start? Why did it start? Is there any documentation that confirms it as being ‘officially’ a national day? Enough with the trivial questions. Being popcorn fans, we...
Our very own Ben Fowler yesterday witnessed - and played on - the world’s largest videogame controller. 30 times the size of a NES joypad, it features in the new Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer’s Edition. You would need to be 51m tall if you wanted to use it like a standard handheld joypad. It weighs 18 stone. You get the picture - it’s the big daddy of joypads. Such is the gigantic size of the...
What A Piece of Cake!
This is for real. A Storm Trooper Cake. Seen – and eaten – at Arisia 2012, America’s science fiction and fantasy convention. The famed phrase, “Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?” certainly doesn’t apply here; this fella is (or was) 6ft 4in. [Via Ubergizmo].
Our Jazz Bar Tasting Sessions
We revamped our standard Friday ‘Rum O’ Clock’ last week into a product testing session where we sophisticatedly sampled and judged a number of potential new Firebox drink products. Wines, vodkas, gins, champers, liqueurs - you name it, we drank it - whilst heroically listening to the smooth sounds of muzak-lite weak wine bar jazz interpretations. The best responses to our...
“Some things you come across in life are faultless, and on my experience with Firebox this seems to be one of those moments.” A. Wilson - Dec ‘11
So some lucky people among us have been in Las Vegas this week. Why? It’s the annual geek fest - The CES or The Consumer Electronics Show of course. It’s kind of a big deal which is why we send a small gang out every year. No one has ever grumbled about going. I mean, would you grumble if you were sent by work? Come on, its Las Vegas for crying out loud. You’ve probably read up about some of...
Geek versus Nerd
We loved this infographic. A friend of a friend of Mark Irving (our esteemed online marketing dude) shared it on Facebook. We tracked down the full infographic here for your viewing pleasure.
Ben Redhead: Super Fit.
Ben Redhead, our Sports and Outdoors specialist is a handy fella on the football pitch, a proven midfield general at the regular Firebox five-(sometimes four)-a-side matches. Bone crunching tackles, stinging shots, Ben embodies the passion of a true Southampton football supporter – we all want Ben on our team. And he is super fit too. Right Ben? Ben is also a handy fella in the office. Following...
“Just a note to say thank you so much for the quick delivery. I ordered these glasses at 11.30am yesterday, my shipping email came at 2.30pm and they were delivered at 8.30am this morning. Really excellent glasses and service thanks also for the fizzy cola bottles too! I will definitely be using Firebox again.” S. McConville - Dec ‘11
Hello from Planet Firebox
Hi everyone. Yes, we’ve been quiet and haven’t posted for way too long - but we’ve been busy, busy, bees. You can see for yourself how much the site has changed so we won’t bore you with details of the hundreds of new products we’ve launched on the site, the brand new categories, the site redesigns and the gazillions of new customers and friends we’ve gained along the way. Anyway, we’ve been also...