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    Chad's Crappy Corner & The Final 'Cheap Desk Toy' - His Theme For February, 2017

    Chad polled our great Patreon members to pick a theme for February. They picked “toys for the desk”. You know things you could have on your desk to entertainment yourself or guests, when you don't feel like working. Chad's final crappy desktop gadget for February is the Connex Soccer Fever Kit.

    Chad got his at Five Below, but it's also available on Amazon at a higher price. Here's what Amazon said about it: GOAL! Build your own goalkeeper, then see how many goals you can score on him with this Soccer Fever Kit. Contents: battery compartment, ON/OFF switch, spring connector, box base with holes, gear box & cap, sliding base track & platform, goalkeeper components, mini-soccer ball, soccer shooter, connecting bridge, sticker, & instruction manual. Play on your own or with a friend for the ultimate portable soccer match. $11.73 on Amazon & free shipping for Prime members.



    And Chad's take? Chad liked this kit. Although there were a few (small) pages of instructions and a fair number of small parts Chad said it only took him about 15 minutes. That includes a tiny bit of wiring. (But don't forget, Chad's a professional in this area!) Chad was a little baffled that there were a couple of extra parts left over, but didn't worry because it shows the extra left over parts on the box cover too! It's a simple little kick soccer ball game which you can see Chad play with in this week's video. Chad thought kids would like this a lot, especially at the $5 price he paid at Five Below. It's also only Amazon, but cost $11.73 there. (As of 2/23/17)


    It was not on the FiveBelow website when I checked, but they do have some other Connex Games available:


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